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The Rooster Alarm on the Droid Makes Me Crazy

He's a Droid; I'm an iPhone: Change the Alarm or It's Over

If you have a Droid, you might be familiar with the rooster alarm tone. And if you're not familiar with it, imagine the most annoying high-pitched rooster sound imaginable playing loudly over and over and over. It's just the latest chapter in the saga of his Droid vs. my iPhone, but this particular battle literally jolts me out of bed in the morning.

At first look, the Droid has some great alarm features. For one, its stand/charger keeps the phone at a nice angle for an alarm clock. The actual numbers on the clock are big enough to see at a distance. And my favorite feature: when you set the alarm, it displays the amount of time remaining until it'll go off, making it easy to see when you've accidentally set it to ring at 7 p.m. instead of 7 a.m.

What I don't like? The selection of alarms, especially the one my guy has chosen to use at 7 a.m. each morning. Find out how we've come to an alarm compromise when you



While no sound is really appealing that early in the morning, that rooster drives me out of my mind. My alarm tone of choice is the iPhone's "bell tower" chime, which I wouldn't call relaxing (what alarm is relaxing?) but it's not as jarring as the rooster. In our opinion, the ringtone selection is much better on the iPhone than it is on the Droid. After playing all six of the annoying preloaded Droid alarm options, we deemed the default alarm ringtone the least offensive, but the noise is still pretty intense and I find myself waking up minutes before the alarm goes off feeling anxious.

He makes the argument that the Droid's alarm at least gets me out of bed in the morning, as I have a pretty serious snooze-button habit. True, but at the cost of my sanity. For now, I'll stick to waking myself up with my iPhone's alarm five minutes before that rooster starts crowing — those extra minutes will at least give me a running start out of cock-a-doodle-do earshot!

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bnsmiley bnsmiley 6 years
Best alarm around is Good Morning by Flywheel. It will give you a personalized wakeup message, tell you the current and forecasted weather for the day and play the music you like. It has a snooze feature and multiple setting so that if you get up at 7 on Monday and 7:30 on Tuesday, etc. you can set it in advance. All of this is free. The Pro feature (about $4) adds the ability to read your appointments fro the day from your google calendar.
theonlyjess theonlyjess 7 years
I have the Eris, my Husband has the Droid - I got rid of my iphone... There's an app for this on the Android Marketplace. The argument in itself is a weak one! My husband says (all in good fun) to tell the boyfriend to stop being lazy and download the free app "ring droid" :D
komler komler 7 years
I've just created my own alarm sounds on the iPhone.
nancita nancita 7 years
Wow, that rooster DOES sound like it would be annoying! That reminds me of when I used to have a CD player alarm clock that you could program to play a certain song. Every day I woke up to "Good Morning Good Morning" by the Beatles (which contains a rooster sound) until my boyfriend at the time was like "ENOUGH!!!! Pick a new song!!!"
Purrsnickety Purrsnickety 7 years
This is a pretty lame argument against the Droid considering that you can choose any of the multiple other alarm sounds that you want to use. Plus you can put any sound you want onto the phone and use that as well. However I do HATE that rooster alarm as much as you do, lol.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
I'm all about the snooze too. The only sound worse than a rooster is a crow...and unfortunately, they hang out in a tree near my bedroom. So maybe count your blessings?! :)
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