Startup of the week: Ingrein is the smart clock that every home office needs

Another Monday, another moment to reflect on the awesome happenings in the world of start-ups. At the top of every week we take some time to unearthing the best products, apps, ideas and innovations that are looking for funding. Today we’re looking at Ingrein: the first smart clock and a device that will be in every home office in a matter of years.

Smart tech is coming to your home whether you like it or not (just ask our friends Live Smart!) and if that feels daunting to you – you’re probably not alone. However, there are pieces of smart tech that you can incorporate into your home without feeling like you’re being infiltrated by SkyNet.

Ingrein is one of those pieces. As the world’s first luxury wood smart clock, it works as a message board for all the information coming into your phone. You can stay connected with the outside world without having to stare at a black rectangle every other minute.


Using only an LED screen and backlight, the Ingrein smart clock will tell you whether you’ve got a text, an email, what the weather is like or just function as an alarm clock. You can use it for as much or as little as you like!

It’s perfect for the home office! You can be receiving messages without having to break conversation or even stop your train of thought; you just have to glance at the Ingrein.

It works off of 200 apps and can be setup in a number of minutes. At this point you’re thinking “when can I get one of these glorious devices in my home?!”. Well, if you back today, you’ll receive your Ingrein Smart Clock by this November!

At time of publication this project as $33.405 of its £25,000 goal. Visit the Kickstarter to be the first to get your hands on one of these clocks. Estimated retail price when released commercially will be roughly £350.