This Dock Swallows Your iPhone So You're Less Tempted To Use It At Night

What little sleep we actually get these days should ideally be as distraction-free as possible. And that's what inspired Douglas Wood to design the 夜間night* charging dock that not only hides your iPhone inside, but also annoys you whenever a notification pops up — encouraging you to just turn it off.

The Japanese characters in 夜間night* directly translate to "from dusk to dawn" in English, which is how long Douglas hopes users of the dock will sleep. When your iPhone is placed inside, the hidden dock connector charges your phone, but also gives the bedside accessory access to when email or text message notifications arrive. And when they do, the dock's soft soothing glow — which usually helps put you to sleep — starts intensely flashing, jerking you out of your peaceful slumber. At that point you can either respond to the message, or shut your phone off (or put it in aeroplane mode) which was Douglas' ultimate goal with this design.

We just hope the 夜間night* dock is made from Tonka-tough materials because we suspect that Douglas didn't consider the third option users have when this thing starts flashing. To either knock it to the ground where it's out of sight, or heave it against the wall so it won't bother you for the rest of the night. [Mr Douglas Wood via The Fancy]


Comments

    Wait, so he made a dock designed to notify you when you have a message, to encourage you to turn your phone off?

    Fkn retarded. Same dock with no notification would mean the phone is out of sight and wouldn't bother you.

      Glad I'm not the only one who thought that! When I get a message my phone flashes, vibrates and makes a fair fuss about it... 3 times. And I don't switch my phone to silent!
      If I ever do sleep through that ruckus though (and I have) then I'd also damn well sleep through whatever this does, unless it also slaps me in the face repeatedly (although my partner will do that because it will have woken her up).

      I think you've missed the point... see title of post

        It takes it out of sight, and then makes it annoying in a new way by flashing a light at you to encourage you to turn it off?

        No I don't think I missed anything. If it was in the dock and out of sight with no flashing lights, then maybe it would be a good idea.

          Not designed for you personally

    I reckon the design seems more suited to the Xperia S.

    Also worst video ever.... you can't even see what he's trying to film

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