Would Sharper Image have lasted longer if it billed its alarm clocks as capable of "more violent and persuasive measures" should the owner not get up? That's likely something we'll never know the answer to, but it's okay because we're too busy trying to avoid the wrath of "The Perfect Wakeup Machine": the handiwork of four mechanical engineering students at Colorado State University, this monstrous alarm first tempts you out of bed with freshly brewed coffee, before escalating to more dramatic methods.
Now, it's Bang & Olufsen time, so please suspend all disbelief and reset your "it's how much?!" shock reaction. The Danish company has unveiled its latest product, and we've a feeling Alyson Hannigan would approve. The BeoTime alarm clock best resembles a flute, but is actually a way to not only get you up in the morning but to control your house full of expensive B&O A/V equipment.
iLuv is known for releasing all sorts of iPod accessories, however, they have a special fondness for the alarm clock/iPod dock combo. Now, you can add bed shaker to that list as well with the iMM153 Dual Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker.
Waking up in the morning is hard for a lot of people but nothing makes it more intolerable than that incessant buzzing of your typical alarm clock. But the Infallibly Polite Speaking Alarm Clock is designed to wake you up in a decidedly proper, stereotypically British sort of way.
iLuv, the maker of manycooliPodproducts, is set to unveil another iPod-related product at this year's CES. It's an iPod dock-slash-alarm clock, but as you can see from the photo, this one's a bit different than previous models.
Alarm clocks are a necessary evil for most, but perhaps even worse is being unnecessarily roused by your bed-partner's alarm. Step in Vessel, with their wonderful vibrating pillow; on sale in Japan for a meagre 5,000 yen ($55), rather than wake you in the morning with a blaring noise or tedious breakfast DJs, it gently shivers your head.
iLuv have officially announced their latest internet radio, the iLuv iNT170, with access to 15,000 radio stations and podcasts, twin 2.5W stereo speakers and WiFi. The iNT170 has a large, dimmable monochrome display, FM radio and a dual-alarm digital clock; it can also be used with your iPod or other PMP, thanks to a 3.5mm line-in socket.
When it's time to get up in the morning, I'm one of those people that hits snooze a million times. I just can't help it. I like my sleep. But when you absolutely must get up, one of the best ways to force yourself out of bed is to place the alarm clock across the room. But for those that don't feel like tripping over shoes while stumbling to shut the thing off, there's the Hanging Alarm Clock.
Apparently, the alarm clock hangs to your ceiling by a cable, and when it's goes off, it will wind up the cable like a yo-yo and continue to wail. It will actually sit up at your ceiling and continue beeping until you stand up and grab it.
Call me crazy, but isn't this going to require a step-stool or something? That's just what people need to do: climb on furniture while in the haze of sleep. But in all seriousness, you can hit snooze by pressing the button on the top before it reaches the ceiling. However, you will have to shut the device off all the way or else it will start its ascent once more. The alarm apparently is in the sound of a siren and shines a bright white light. Fun? You can get the Hanging Alarm Clock now for $29.50.
If you're interested in a truly unique alarm clock, then you might just have to consider the Moshi IVR Alarm Clock. This thing features TimeSet technology, which lets you set the time just by talking to the clock. Pretty cool, huh?