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Hilton debuts iPod-compatible alarm clock, Apple sweepstakes

pic The Hilton Family of Hotels has introduced its new Hilton Family Alarm Clock, which will be installed at its hotels nationwide this spring. The custom-designed clock features an easy-to-set alarm, four pre-set music selection buttons, and allows guests to plug in an iPod or other music device to listen to their tunes without headphones.

To celebrate the rollout of the new clock, Hilton has put together a large Apple giveaway and created the Hilton Family Virtual Clock — a software replica version of the in-room clock that can be used as a desktop alarm. The downloadable clock also helps users play the Hilton Family Timing Is Everything Sweepstakes by sounding an alarm at the beginning of each of the four phases of the giveaway.

Prizes include: 100 winners of a $10 iTunes gift certificate (Phase 1), 100 winners of a Hilton Family Alarm Clock (Phase 2), 250 winners of an iPod mini (Phase 3), and 10 winners of a Two Night Stay at a participating Hilton Family hotel (Phase 4). The grand prize is a 4-night stay at a participating Hilton hotel, a clock, an iPod mini and a $10 iTunes gift certificate.

The giveaway starts today and ends July 7, 2005.

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Comments

1

Looks like Paris won’t have any reason to sleep through any of those stupid jobs she has on her crappy show anymore…

Posted by mrn121 in Fairfax, VA on March 29, 2005 at 11:22 AM (PDT)

2

Does anyone know of a sub $40 clock radio that has a line in like this? I’ve been looking, but can’t find one.

Sound quality not so important. I am only podcasting talk radio (Howard Stern).

Posted by klwdallas in Dallas, TX on March 29, 2005 at 12:31 PM (PDT)

3

Klwdallas, how do you podcast Howard Stern? Thanks.

Posted by FallN in New York, NY on March 29, 2005 at 4:41 PM (PDT)

4

sheesh…you have to answer some pretty tough questions..I didn’t win…questions like who made up daylight savings and when was it enacted??? wtf? how do I know..I just want the clock.

Posted by crisa in california on March 30, 2005 at 1:57 AM (PDT)

5

Paris Hilton .... Yawn.

Posted by Cyberwhore in Perth on March 30, 2005 at 4:29 AM (PDT)

6

I am staying at the NY Hilton for 5 nights in July. This is a cool development.

Posted by zumpp99 in Western NY on March 30, 2005 at 7:36 AM (PDT)

7

give me a break - this isn’t ipod news.
It’s a line in slot - since when does that qualify for this site.
I’m installing a new electrical outlet in my apartment - I may use it to charge my ipod - is that news?

Posted by snappy on March 30, 2005 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

8

I thought Paris was plugging the Zen Micro? 

Posted by Pam M. in So. California on March 30, 2005 at 9:19 AM (PDT)

9

So, how are you podcasting Stern!?

Posted by hirsch22 on March 30, 2005 at 9:51 AM (PDT)

10

Another ridiculous marketing ploy piggy-backing another, more successful product or service. Is anyone really all that interested in plugging in their iPod at a hotel? When I travel, the room is a place to sleep and shower. The rest of time I am at a the convention or sight-seeing (as I am right now). I frigging hate non-technical people trying to come up with interesting ideas for technical people. Stupid company, stupid family, and an even more stupid idea.

Posted by techmonk in California USA on March 30, 2005 at 11:26 AM (PDT)

11

While it’s not necessarily iPod related, I don’t think it’s a stupid idea. I travel nearly every week for work and spend 4 nights each week in a hotel. I’d like to listen to my music or an audiobook through speakers rather than be tethered to headphones all the time.

Posted by zanshin on March 30, 2005 at 4:47 PM (PDT)

12

sounds like a pretty good idea to me

Posted by robpears in England on March 31, 2005 at 12:12 PM (PDT)

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