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Bed-Buzz: The talking alarm clock for your BlackBerry PlayBook

By Kerri Neill on 28 Jul 2011 03:10 pm EDT
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Nothing is more annoying when you first wake up than the "beeping" of your alarm going off. A lot of us use our BlackBerry devices as an alarm clock and have had the luxury of different apps to choose from. Now it seems more and more people are starting to use their BlackBerry PlayBook for that same use. If you're one of them, you may want to check out the application called Bed-Buzz by Comantis LLC. The calm soothing music and melodic voice saying "Good Morning" and your name is a much nicer way of waking up. With the Bed-Buzz application, your personal greeting is followed by the time and current weather conditions and then the day's weather forecast. Keep reading for both the free and paid versions features.

Bed-Buzz - Free Talking Alarm Clock

Features:

  • Greets you in the morning with your name.
  • Tells you the current time and date.
  • Reads you today's weather forecast for your current location
  • Large snooze button for sleepy fingers
  • Multiple theme options
  • High Contrast Mode Option (large green text on a black screen).
  • Adjustable volume and snooze length
  • Tap the weather icon at any time to read today's weather forecast
  • Easy to set multiple alarms
  • Advanced alarm settings: enabled / disable for specific days of the week
  • Gets your location using GPS, or your zip/non-US postal code
  • Alarm sounds even when app is in standby
  • Temperature reads in Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Has Keep-Alive Option

With the paid version (currently priced at $2.99), you get all the options/functions in the free version plus the following:

  • Choose from 3 different voices, US Male, US Female, and UK Female
  • Add an additional message for your greeting
  • Plays your favorite mp3 from your song collection (also includes choice of 6 beautiful preinstalled tracks to wake up to)
  • Add your own background photo

Check out the video above for a demonstration of the free version. It's definitely a great alternative to standard alarms. With a free and paid version, it'll fit into anyone's budget.

More information / download Bed-Buzz Free
More information / purchase of Bed-Buzz

32 comments

bmmcpeek

This was the first app I bought when I got my PlayBook. It's such an awesome app I love it. The one thing I would want though is a display of what time the alarm is set to go off at like the Clock on BlackBerry phones. It would be so nice. Great job Comantis, can't wait for more updates!

shebmiller

This application is AWESOME!!!!
It calls me sexy every morning and tells me the weather!

I got the free trial but i think i'll pay 3$ for all the extra features! Really worth checking out if you're a PB owner!

btw, great review Kerri!

CinciBerry

I just downloaded the free version and nowhere in the settings does it allow me to set the alarm or modify what time the alarm is set to go off.

I see you initially had the free version. Can you tell me what I'm missing please?

CinciBerry

Neeeeeeeeever mind....

:-)

pkcable

My PlayBook wakes me up with as UK Female voice (sounds sexier to me) and calls me Sexy! (That's what I put in as my name ;) )

Kerri Neill

My hubby wants me to have it say "Good Morning Master" lol

SSMiKe06

Love it! I was looking for a good alarm clock, I've just purchased this :P Thank you

vkazadarova

Unfortunately, it can be accessed only trough AppWorld.

Kerri Neill

Yes, sadly Playook apps can pretty much only be had through App World.

Abrante

oh geez! another women waking me up in the morning. lol, one is enough and I guess i'll have less problems with the computer generated one :o)

07thking

lmfbo!! I agree! Grabbing this one for sure.

f1mx

I love this app, I bought it way before the free version was released and was already worth the the money. Right now it's even better

wilsonryanp

Is there an alarm clock that gives you the weather forcast for phones available?? This would be perfect for me as my job relies heavily on the weather... And alas, I haven't had a chance to buy a playbook yet... :(

beebea

yes. search for the app called Wakeful in either Crackberry's Mobihand store or App World.

Kerri Neill

I'm also doing a review on Zazu which essentially does this but there seem to be some bugs when trying it on a 9670. Definitely make sure whatever app you choose works on your phone and READ the comments before purchasing!

wilsonryanp

Perfect, thank you both, I'll check these out!! :)

vincentko

does the app have to stay on for it to work?

f1mx

I think you need to leave it on, but you can run it in background with other clock or leave your tablet in standby mode
I might try on the weekend if the feature works even if it's not 'open' in the UI

lovemyplaybook

how do you access the alarm clock if your playbook is in standby mode and you need to enter password?

SSMiKe06

You type in your password to unlock your device, another step to waking up faster.

Or, just disable the password feature before you go to bed.

jabroniw

Just don't be an idiot(like me) and go to bed with the volume turned way down! THAT was a DUH! moment!

lexisnight

What case is that on the PB?

Cocotaso

Excellent review ... love the app .. i just paid it right away .. keep the review coming ... its a great way to let us playbook users kmow what we are paying :)

rems

Don't know if I'm hearing things but I think it pronounces "August
as "auJust" lol

wbmstr

Just bought the app - every time I try to load Bed Buzz, it appears, then immediately, says "initializing" disappears. Frustrating! And yes, it's the paid version.

keith1000

i know this is a old thread but i got the free version for now but always says cant find gps for weather. input postal code. am i missing something something? great app , will buy if i can figure out gps.
keith

93Aero

Make sure your wifi is on.
***nevermind didn't see how old this post was.