Sandman Doppler bedside info hub – CES 2018

Doppler Sandman Smart Alarm ClockPalo Alto Innovation (PAI), has announced its new smart clock, the Sandman Doppler.

The bedside alarm clock has made a progressive leap with the Doppler, as the advanced tech features convert a simple alarm clock into a complete information hub.

Sandman Doppler

The Sandman Doppler’s features include Wi-Fi capabilities, Bluetooth, and integrated Amazon Alexa to respond to almost unlimited voice commands.

Sandman Doppler Amazon AlexaIn addition to Alexa, the Doppler supports the smart home through its two new programmable buttons.

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These are integrated seamlessly through the app available for both iPhone and Android devices, to control multiple central functions in the home:

  • Turn on or dim smart lights throughout the home
  • Play favorite music and radio stations
  • Open or close garage doors
  • Lock the front door and activate the home security system

Moreover, the smart clock also runs on an open-source code. This allows you to add your own features for the Doppler to control as well.


The Doppler also features six high speed USB charging ports so multiple devices can be powered at once. Don’t worry, all those cables are also centrally organised beneath the clock.

sandman doppler usb-cDon’t worry if you have USB-C gadgets as well as USB-A. You can swap out 3 of the ports for Type-C. These are optional extras though.


The dual speaker audio system has been carefully engineered to deliver outstanding sound from a compact package.


With a RGB LED clock face and 1.8-inch-tall digits, the readout won’t strain your eyes. Furthermore, it automatically adjusts brightness level based on light sensitivity.

Finally, as well as providing the time, the dashboard also indicates the date, weather and temperature, stocks and traffic routes. Naturally, these can all be customised to any desired colour.


sandman doppler buttonsAlex Tramiel, co-founder and CEO of Palo Alto Innovation, said:

The Sandman Doppler helps enhance the user experience by bringing immediate and direct interaction between the user and their home devices. We are focused on developing unique products that help make life easier, and what better way to do so than to improve a device that’s been helping many get a jumpstart to their mornings for years.”

Price and availability

The Sandman Doppler is currently available for pre-order starting at $119 and will ship in July of 2018, and the original Sandman clock is available on Amazon and Sandman Clocks for $29.99.