Tantrum Alarm Clock doesn’t make waking up any less annoying

via DVICE by Adam Frucci on 9/22/08


You might hate your alarm clock, waking you up as it does every morning, but think about it from your alarm clock’s perspective. You sleep through its alarms, and when you do deign to wake up when it goes off, you just hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.

How would you react if you were treated this way? Probably in a similar way to this Tantrum-Throwing Alarm clock. When it goes off, it doesn’t just beep at you or play the radio. It waves its arms, flips open and closed, and generally flips out. Just listen to this:

As your selected wake-up time approaches to within five minutes, its feet and body will begin to glow, and when the alarm sounds, it begins tapping its arms lightly, but if you are dilatory in touching its snooze sensor by more than one minute, it launches into its full tantrum routine and turns off after an hour of unabated whining.

Maybe giving your alarm clock human characteristics isn’t such a great idea after all.

Hammacher Schlemmer, via Boing Boing Gadgets

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