20 Alarm Clocks To Wake You Up Creatively
We certainly love to sleep – to some of us, sleep is a luxury, to others, it may even be a hobby or a favorite pastime. A common problem for almost everyone you know in this generation would probably be to wake up in time! Be it for work, class, meetings, or the day’s activities, the alarm clock is a must-have item in the bedroom. But if you’re bored with the mundane ringing, hand-sized clocks that you can easily throw out the window to shut up, then you are going to love this list.
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Heavy sleepers and late night gamers, pick your challenge from the alarm clocks below. No matter what has been keeping you up late at night, we have for you 20 creative alarm clocks that will help jolt you out of dreamland in very unorthodox ways. Some of these clocks can be found online while others are merely concepts at this point. Loads of evilness after the jump!
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Nixie Ramos Alarm Clock
The Nixie Ramos alarm clock will ring for ten seconds, then give you one full minute to figure out the code (hint: it is the date) before the alarm goes all out with the task it’s made to deliver. The defuse panel can be placed anywhere, so it’s best to put it far from the bed. No more deactivating of alarm clocks straight from the comforts of your bed. [$350]
Clocky Robotic Alarm
What better way to wake your sleephead up than to make you run around after a small, fast, noisy thing like this little gem. Clocky, with its all-terrain features, will escape from your night stand, and run around your room while making the annoying beep-beep sound until you catch it and turn it off – or kill it with fire. For the heavy sleeper, you’d probably need more than one. [$49.99 - $59.99]
Flying Alarm Clock
Here’s one to make you at least open one eye at the sound of the alarm. Why? You need to watch where the key to the alarm clock is propelled to, silly! Flying alarm clock is committed to wake you up by making its propeller fly off the alarm. With the frightening alarm sounds blaring throughout your room, and possibly your flat too, you have to quickly retrieve the propeller (the key) to lodge it back to the clock to make the sound stop. [$19.99]
Shape Up Alarm Clock
Ladies, this Shape Up alarm clock is absolutely the best gift for your lazy partner. Work out while you try to wake up by swinging this heavy little friend up down 30 times to stop the alarm. I’m not sure how long this one will continue being your daily alarm clock before ending up thrown out the window. [$14.13]
Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock
If you think that you can still out-sleep most of the alarm clocks above, you’d probably have to crank the sound up a notch or two. The Sonic Bomb alarm clock is intentionally designed for mega-heavy sleepers because if 113 decibels (louder than a rock concert) isn’t able to wake you up, nothing will. Note that regular exposure to these levels of loudness can make you permanently deaf so you might want to go further down the list for a better alternative. [$49.99]
Here’s another creative way to wake up. The Banclock will only stop ringing if you put a coin in it. It’s the perfect way to make sure that you save some money every single day. Honestly, I don’t know how this could wake you up but it is a great alarm clock for kids who are finding it hard to save their pocket money. [$81.22]
Target Alarm Clock
If you are a sucker for shooting games, you must try this Target alarm clock. The rules are easy: the clock will sound the alarm based on the time you set, and you need to stop it by using the laser target gun to shoot the bullseye. To help make you aim better, you should try putting your ex’s photo there. Just a thought. [$17.13]
Defusable Alarm Clock
One of the conversation-inducing alarm clocks on the list, if a friend were to find this baby on your desk, you’d have some explaining to do. It’s not as difficult to disarm as a real life bomb (I suppose) but the defusable alarm clock does tick down to ‘explosion’ within 10 seconds. And even then the beeps are not really earth-shattering but seriously, that’s one nice decoration piece to put on your desk. [$32.95]
DangerBomb Alarm Clock
That bomb alarm too easy for you? Then try this DangerBomb alarm clock. Cut the right wire to stop the alarm, or else your mornings will be announced with a kaboom sound. The wires are changed randomly every morning so you best be alert to cut the right wire. Don’t look at me, the manual for this thing is in Japanese language.
Mr Bump Off The Wall Alarm Clock
Bored of buying tons and tons of alarm clocks that you keep smashing against the walls? Then, get Mr Bump Off The Wall alarm clock, Just throw the alarming clock at the wall to silence it and go back to sleep… no, wait, that can’t be right, isn’t the alarm clock supposed to wake you up? [$16.00]
Finger Dance Alarm Clock
Say hello to dance dance revolution for the finger! The Finger Dance alarm clock wants you to play with it until the music stops! It’s probably a really fun way to wake you up, but make sure that you don’t treat it like Mr Bump Off The Wall clock if you cannot follow the steps. [$26.78]
Money Shredding Alarm Clock
Oh gosh, make it stop, make it stop! This is too much to take. Shredding a hundred-dollar bill in an effort to wake up is seriously only for the hardcore sleeper. Thank the stars that this is only a concept alarm clock, and the best part is nobody knows who thought of this crazy idea. Mind you, destroying cash intentionally is a federal crime for countries like the US of A. Hmm, it actually adds to the urgency of the alarm now, doesn’t it? (Image Source: acidcow)
If shredding bills is not feasible, maybe having your online bank account connected to an organization you absolutely despise can help you avoid that snooze button. Get this SnūzNLūz alarm clock, connect via Wi-Fi and never ever sleep in again. Think of it, the longer you stay in bed, the more that organization you hate benefits from you, financially. Think this is too horrific to be real? Yeah, it’s actually an April Fools’ joke!
Bacon Alarm Clock
If anything can pull one out of slumber, it would probably be the mouth-watering aroma of food. In this case, it’s bacon. The Bacon Alarm Clock hasn’t turned into a product yet, but it could possibly be the best-selling clock of the year if it did! Rather than wake you up with a noisy alarm sound, it lets the smell of bacon do the work.
Coffee Time Alarm Clock
Not a fan of bacon? Try coffee instead with this Coffee Time alarm clock. Wake up to the sound of coffee drips, the strong aroma of coffee beans and if the alarm doesn’t wake you up, just let the coffee do the rest. Too bad it’s just a concept alarm clock. For now.
No Snooze Alarm Clock
Once this alarm clock rings, you have to lift the strap and twirl the strap for 90 seconds, managing two rotations for each second. The No Snooze Alarm Clock will not stop if you go too slow or if you stop completely halfway through. In fact, you have to make the full run again if you fail halfway. No snooze button included. This is a cruel one.
Sfera Alarm Clock
Want an alarm clock that allows you to snooze then get this Sfera alarm clock. When the time has come, you can tap the alarm to stop sounding. If you go bak to sleep, the clock will start to rise up towards the ceiling; steal an extra 5 or 10 more minutes, and you’d need to prepare yourself a ladder so to reach the ceiling, because that’s where the alarm clock will be! Drag it back down to your bed to fully deactivate the alarm clock.
IQ Alarm Clock
Here’s one for Mensa group members; the IQ Alarm Clock doesn’t take a snooze for an answer. To make it stop ringing, solve an IQ question, and this is not the riddle me this type, it’s a standard IQ test. I would love to hate this clock, but the design is so sleek that I wouldn’t mind to have one in my bedroom – without batteries of course.
Water Spray Alarm Clock
Trying to sleep in for 10 more minutes? Expect the Water Spray alarm clock to launch a water attack on you then. It not only does ranged damage but splash damage as well, so either wake up at the sound of the alarm, or prepare to towel off the pools of water all over your room. Beats being woken up with a pail of water, I guess.
Chirp Alarm Clock
Here’s an interesting one. If you are a light sleeper, and you sleep with a roommate or bedmate, then waking up is a pretty sensitive issue. While the other alarm clocks in the list would send your roommate smashing them to pieces if you don’t wake up before they do, this one, can selectively wake its owner by vibrating his or her pillow until they are up. Put the clip back into the alarm clock to make it stop and your roommate will not be the wiser. It even beats the conventional alarm clock system.