Skip to comments.Clocky – The Alarm Clock That Runs Away
Posted on 03/10/2007 7:24:02 AM PST by Reaganesque
March 9, 2007
For people who have trouble dealing with an alarm clock telling them its time to get up, heres one potential solution its an alarm clock that runs away and torments you until you get up. When Clocky was just a design concept it received a lot of attention, but now its a real product. When the alarm sounds, Clocky will start beeping. You can set him to run away immediately the alarm sounds, or you can set it to snooze once for your chosen number of snooze minutes and if you don't get up, Clocky will start beeping again and run away. His aim is to jump off your bedside table first, so he wont be easy to catch once, hes hit the floor. He then scurries away and beeps at you until you get up and catch the little critter.
Created by Boston-based designer Gauri Nanda, the Clocky is available in three colours almond, aqua and mint and sells for US$50.
Kinda cute. But I can only imagine how many of these will end up being thrown out of windows.
I might get it just for my cats.
wouldnt last one night
best alarm is loud and on the other side of the room.
you have to get up in order to turn the darn thing off.
best advice for parents of "sleepy" kids
My dad just kept a bag of marbles in the freezer...
An alarm clock that runs away?
I had one of these many years ago in the form of my 3rd son, whom I often referred to as "Crack of Dawn". Many years later, as a teen, that was the time he wanted to go to bed instead of getting out of bed.
I'm dying here imagining the chaos of disheveled and half-asleep me jumping out of bed to chase my fleeing alarm clock while laughing and tripping over my crazed and barking dogs! Ping
So would there be a conflict if that was in the same room as a Roomba?
Clocky, meet Desert Eagle.
Heard that story years ago in Denton, TX. I always remembered that. Now that I have a son about to start school it's time to buy some marbles.
I too might wind up shooting that damnthing!
I'm guessing 12 gauge might be overkill. a 410 ought to do it.
This would cause a commotion amongst the Eaker dogs which would be fun to watch!
I can imagine Eaker trying to get a good shot without injuring a dog and TheMom, of course!, with the camera!
Speaking of R2D2...how's this for a preposterous invention?
I think it'd take me about a day before I stomped the little guy or threw him against a wall...
We're thinking of getting one for Jr.
On the other hand...I bet Gidget would LOVE one...
Gidget would love this!
The firm that I work for is offering a deal where we can work four-tens and alternate days so that every other weekend is a four day weekend.
The only down side is that I have trouble getting in eight hours a day. This would often entail "gasp" getting to work on time and not leaving early.
Maybe I'll get on of these durn things.
I watched the video and changed my mind.
It would be fun to let it loose at the office!
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