Four of the best apps to wake up by

How much is another ‘snooze’ worth to you? Because these four apps will reduce that value to nothing. From being blasted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to partaking in an informative chit-chat with a stranger on the other side of the world, surely one will become your preferred method of rising without further ado.

iCukoo
How’s about the sound of cold hard cash being debited from your account to stir you from your slumber? Becuase with iCukoo, you will donate money directly to a charity every time you hit snooze. All you need to do is set your price and the charity of your choice before pronouncing that your ongoing slumber is turning you into a good samaritan.

Wakie
How about waking up to the voice of a very real sexy Spaniard on the other end of the line? Walkie allows you to set any topic at any time of the day, before jumping into a voice call with an appropriate person at an appropriate time, from anywhere around the world. Heck, if you don’t hang up on them within the first millisecond, you might soon have a new best friend. 

The Rock Clock
Hercules! Hercules! Hercules! This ‘motivational’ alarm clock from Project Rock will likely have you perching nervously on the edge of your bed come 5.59am. You’ll wake up every day with a new message from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. It could be aggressive shouting from the weights corner of the sweat farm, OR — if he’s feeling kind — a comforting serenade. Either way, it’s time to get up and get after your goals. No excuses.

Walk Me Up
Pure genius; only WALKING dismisses this alarm (yes, it’s an extremely effective pain in the derriere). Stemming from the crude initiative to leave your phone on the other side of the room, thus having to physically get up to switch it off, Walk Me Up allows you to customise the number of steps you need to take before the alarm switches off while keeping by your side throughout the night. 

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