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Wakē is a modern alarm clock that wakes you up with a personal sunrise and focused sounds - waking up each person in bed individually.
Wakē is a modern alarm clock that wakes you up with a personal sunrise and focused sounds - waking up each person in bed individually.
712 backers pledged $164,375 to help bring this project to life.

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Why Wakē?

In the 21st century, people shouldn’t wake up in the dark, lose sleep to their partner’s alarm, or be jolted awake by a buzzer. It’s time to rethink how we wake up. Meet Wakē.

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How Wakē Works

Wakē works for one or both partners per bed.

Once you're awoken, Wakē will reposition itself should you roll over and shut itself off when you get up. You can always snooze or deactivate any alarm using the Wakē app.

Thanks to all who've made Wakē a huge hit! We've listened to your feedback and want to offer the following additional capabilities to integrate Wakē with the growing ecosystem of your home automation products. 

What Starting your Day with Wakē Feels Like

Wakē uses a warm, white LED to slowly illuminate the area around your face to gently rouse you, helping you wake up naturally and feel alert faster.

Wakē uses a parametric speaker (like a laser beam of sound) to deliver focused, soothing sounds that start quietly, and grow louder slowly as the light beam grows brighter. Since Wakē’s light and sound is aimed at you, your partner can rest peacefully while you wake up energized.

Wakē Technology

Inside Wakē you'll find clever use of technology designed around you.

Wakē’s wi-fi connected processor is provided by our friends at Spark.io  and Wakē’s parametric speaker was inspired by kits made available by Richard Haberkern here on Kickstarter! 

Wakē has its own app that works like a regular alarm clock app -- Just tell Wakē which side of the bed you sleep, and how you want to wake up.

Wakē will NEVER violate your Privacy, Ever

We built Wakē so it could never compromise your privacy. Wakē has NO cameras and NO microphones. 

Easy Installation & Recharging

Wakē installs easily in about a minute with a screwdriver. Just stand on your bed and fix the mounting bracket to the wall above your headboard. Wakē runs on rechargeable batteries and only needs a recharge a few times per year. The Wakē app lets you know when it’s time to plug in the included power cord.

The Future is Bright

Wakē is Real

Wakē isn’t hype, or a concept waiting to be developed – it works now. We use our Wakē prototypes to wake us up, and it’s awesome. Take a look inside our lab to see for yourself how Wakē works. 

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 Our prototypes work and are production ready. 

 The Lucera Labs Story

We created Lucera Labs for one purpose: to transform waking up into an enjoyable and dignified experience using 21st century technology.

We’re not here to sell another sleep tracker - we want to fundamentally change the way technology interacts with people in the morning.

Our founders got their start wondering why technology was improving nearly all facets of life, but wake up technology hadn't budged. Will yearned to sleep through his wife's early alarm, and Taylor dreaded getting up in the pre-dawn darkness for a long commute. Determined to find a better way, they went to work sketching (on a napkin) a totally new approach to waking up - a wall mounted device that first pinpoints a sleeper’s location, and then uses focused beams of light and sound to wake up one person (not both).

Over the course of a year, the team grew, while they built dozens of prototypes, refining the design and improving the user experience. We loaned these prototypes to our friends who vastly preferred Wakē to a smartphone or clock radio. 

Along the way 

The Lucera Labs Team

Why We Need Your Support

Before we release Wakē to the world, we need to acquire some expensive injection mold tooling and buy large batches of parts at affordable prices. We’ve done the grind work of development; now we need you to support us as we take Wakē to the next level.

 Product Timeline

Got questions - feel free to email us. We'd love to hear from you. You can also learn more by visiting our website at www.luceralabs.com

You can also visit us on Facebook or Google Plus, and check out some photos on Instagram.

This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.

Risks and challenges

Lucera Labs has worked diligently to mitigate technical and schedule risks prior to launching this Kickstarter. However, delays are always possible including those caused by component delivery or quality issues. We promise you’ll be the first to learn of any change to our schedule via regular email updates. We'll also be available to promptly respond to your email inquires along the way.

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    THANK YOU !!!
    Want to kill off the traditional Alarm Clock but don't want to be an accessory in the eyes of the law? Send us $5 and we'll emblazon your name on our website for all eternity.

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    High quality American Apparel T-shirt, your choice of colors with our Wakē logo. Your name will be chiseled on our website until the nano robots destroy us all.

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    WAKĒ EARLY
    If you take the plunge before the others, we'll give you special pricing on getting one of the first Wakē units. These early models are the most likely to become self aware and think they're human.

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    WAKĒ UP
    Be the coolest kid on the block by getting one of the first Wakēs that roll off the assembly line. Revel in your technological superiority over the troglodytes you're forced to live among.

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    WAKĒ, WAKĒ, EGGS & BAKEY
    Join the founders for brunch at a Los Angeles area restaurant of your choice and we'll personally hand over your very own Wakē and pick up the tab. FYI, Medieval Times does not serve brunch (we checked).

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    WAKĒ UP AND PARTY
    You and some friends join the founders for a pool party overlooking sunny Los Angeles. Pool Rules: If you're gonna do a cannonball, you gotta yell "Cannonball!" It's tradition. We'll send you home with a shiny new Wakē too.

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    THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR WAKĒ UP IN VEGAS
    Pledge $2500 and wake up in Las Vegas after partying the night before with the company's founders. You'll be treated to two-night stay at a Vegas suite on the strip, dinner for two, and two tickets to our pool party. Oh and we'll send you home in style with a Wakē and a cool T-shirt too!

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