Circa, a Rotterdam based startup with two TU/e alumni, has launched their smart alarm clock on Kickstarter. In its basic version, the clock will cost €159. It helps you fall asleep, wakes you up at the best moment, and collects your sleeping data at night. The clock can be connected to other systems like the house heating and the lighting system. The alarm offers a selection of sounds, playlists on Spotify or digital radio. Circa wants to collect €100,000 on Kickstarter.

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