Friday , February 16 2018

Want an alarm clock which doubles as a wireless charging pad for your new Galaxy S8? LASER has one.

If you’re one of those people who like mixing old technology and new, then you might be just the kind of person who’s looking for a bedside alarm clock with a Qi wireless charging pad built in. In other words, you might be just like me.

I’m adding LASER’s new digital alarm clock with Qi Wireless charging and Bluetooth speaker to my list of things that I never knew I needed until I saw it, but now I do. Having just picked up a Galaxy S8, I’m looking for some new gear to complement it, and this might just do that.

LASER is pitching this as a feature-rich alarm clock for just $98, allowing users to charge their Qi-capable devices on top, while also pairing devices by Bluetooth (or AUX cable if necessary) to play music as well. Hell, if someone rings you in the middle of the night, you can leave your phone on the top and take your calls on the speakerphone … you know, if upsetting your partner is something you really want to do.

If you’ve got devices that need USB charging (such as a smartwatch or someone else’s iPhone), the USB ports on the front mean you can charge them up, too.

In a nod to those who yearn for a simpler time, there’s FM radio built in, dual alarms, a snooze button, auto-dim so the display doesn’t blind you at night, and even an outside temperature display so you can make an informed decision on whether to get out of bed or not.

LASER’s wireless charging alarm clock is on sale now at Harvey Norman for $98 – and we’ve got one coming to include in our best gear for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 range round-up.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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8 Comments on "Want an alarm clock which doubles as a wireless charging pad for your new Galaxy S8? LASER has one."

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Rick
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Rick

Wireless charging is unavailable in FM mode

Graham Willersdorf
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Graham Willersdorf

I wouldn’t buy one after 2 different one returned them would work fine for a couple of weeks then stop

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Chris Rowland

We’ve got one of these alarm clocks set up in the office now, so we’ll see how it goes for reliability over time.

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I’m with you Chris, this looks like a very neat solution to a problem I knew I had but didn’t know this was the answer. If you need anyone to do a long term test on one of these let me know 😛

Keith, if only dab+ had actually started way out here i the regions then I’d care about dab+, as it is FM is good fro when not using bluetooth.

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If it had been dab+ rather than fm radio I would’ve been sold

Chris
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Agreed, DAB+ would’ve nailed this.

Ausdroid Reader

Overkill? Most people would use their phone as the alarm clock anyway.

Chris
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Most would, and I do, but this is still worth a look 🙂

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