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Alarm Clocks to Get You out of Bed

Updated on June 22, 2009

How many times have you slept in because it is just too darned easy to roll over and turn off your alarm clock? There is a tried and true trick of placing your alarm clock on the other side of the room to make you get up, but that's not as much fun as these alarm clocks.

Sure, there are clocks that are extra loud or annoying that might work. These clocks take a more active approach and actually do something to wake you up. You'll never oversleep again.

Puzzle Alarm Clock
Puzzle Alarm Clock

Puzzle Alarm Clock

When the alarm goes off, four jigsaw-style puzzle pieces are shot into the air. You need to get your hands on all 4 pieces, and replace them in the right spots on the top of the clock in order to turn off the alarm. Cost: $67



The Clocky will really help you get moving in the morning, because you have to chase it. When the alarm goes off, the Clocky will roll right off your bedside table and start wheeling around on the floor. It will keep on beeping until you catch it. Comes in different colours. Cost: $50

Danger Bomb Alarm Clock
Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

Danger Bomb Alarm Clock

This might be too much for your nerves in the morning. The bomb clock requires you to unplug the red, blue, yellow wires in the right order to stop the very loud explosion sound effect. The order of the wires changes each morning. Cost: $35

Flying Alarm Clock
Flying Alarm Clock

Flying Alarm Clock

This one still might make you late for work if it takes you too long to catch it. The clock actually takes flight, and will fly around your room. A neat idea, but I can see how this one might be a bit hazardous as you try to grab it. Cost: 20 GBP

Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock
Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

Two different ways to drag you out of bed, so you can take your pick. The alarm can sound up to 113 decibels (try to stay asleep next to a jackhammer), though you can adjust that down to something less deafening if you prefer. Or if the blasting noise doesn't do it, the vibrating bed shaker will. Slip the bed shaker unit under your pillow or mattress, and the vibrations can help jar you awake. You can use the shaker with or without the loud alarm sounds. Cost: $40

Anemone Clock
Anemone Clock

Anemone Clock

This is bouncy clock that will test your reflexes first thing in the morning. The round body is covered in little rubber knobs that vibrate, making the clock bounce and skip unpredictably all over the floor. By the time you catch it, you're wide awake. Cost: not commercially available yet, still a design prototype.


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