The concept of an alarm clock on wheels that would attempt to escape your bleary-eyed grasp every morning never struck us as particularly appealing, but obviously enough people bought a Clocky for its successor, the Tocky, to be green-lighted. As before, the clock can jump off your bedside table and try to roll away; what’s new is the fact it can be programmed with a voice clip or MP3 to blare at you too.
Video demo after the cut
An integrated microphone allows you to set whatever voice message you want to be woken by – might we suggest “quick, the house is on fire!” in a suitably breathless, husky voice – or alternatively you can drop a handful of music on instead. Touch-sensitive controls will likely prove tricky to find come the morning, while the whole thing is wrapped in a silicone casing to prevent scratches and scrapes.
This sort of frustration can be yours for just £69.99 ($110), which is admittedly a lot cheaper than a toddler. It comes with a USB cable to load up to two hours of MP3s onto its internal storage.