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Nova
07-24-06, 01:55 PM
Alarm clocks for those who have difficulty waking up with the 'regular' models.


When it comes to alarm clocks, their job is to get you out of bed. Here are 10 alarm clocks that get you out of bed in a very annoying fashion.

http://www.uberreview.com/2006/03/top-ten-most-annoying-alarm-clocks.htm/


10. The Sfera alarm clock (http://www.hayatbenchenaa.com/sfera.html) hangs from the ceiling above your bed. When the alarm goes off, you can reach up and touch it to activate the snooze function causing it retract towards the ceiling. When snooze goes off again, you have to reach higher to activate the snooze again. Each time you activate the snooze function the alarm retracts a little higher to the point that you get your butt out of bed. [via OhGizmo (http://www.ohgizmo.com/2006/02/03/the-sfera-alarm-clock-forces-you-out-of-bed/)]

9. The Puzzle Alarm (http://www.bimbambanana.com/index.php?p=Puzzle-alarm-clock-cool-gadgets&side=visProd&prod_id=21) wakes you up by firing four puzzle pieces up in the air, then it is your mission to get the pieces and put them back in the alarm clock or it won’t turn off until then. Price:$52 [via Gizmodo (http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/household/jigsaw-puzzle-alarm-clock-032138.php)]

8. The interactive alarm clock with a unique personality goes by the name, Nooby (http://www.uberreview.com/2006/03/nobby-the-alarm-clock.htm/). To see what time the alarm is set you simply ask him and he reads the current alarm setting and assures you it’ll go off. When your favorite time of the morning comes around, he’ll beep and say, “Rise and shine, it’s time to get up!”. When you go back to sleep and don’t turn the alarm off right away, he’ll beep again, but this time he gets nasty, “Take your fingers out of your ears!”. To put an end to this harassing wake up call, you simply ring the clock’s blue neck. If he senses that you are angry, he’ll get grumpy and ignore you.Price:$29.95 [via Gadget Review (http://www.gadgetreview.com/2006/03/nobby-alarm-clock-just-ring-his-neck-to-sleep.html)]

7. ClearSounds Wake & Shake alarm clock (http://www.comforthouse.com/comfort/alarmclocks.html) features a choice of loud tones, a flashing strobe, or vibrating pad to alert you when the alarm signals or as an added bonus, when the phone rings! Tone control offers 95 dB ring level volume intensity. Flashing strobe light breaks through sleep to wake you up. Vibrating pad can be positioned under your pillow or mattress for a sturdy nudge out of bed. Price: $59.95 Buy it Now (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=uberreview-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&path=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2F B0009V6VOO%2Fref%3Dsr_11_1%3F%255Fencoding%3DUTF8)

6. Anemone Clock (http://www.aarontang.net/portfolio/Sampler_clock.jpg) rumbles when the alarm goes off, eventually shaking its way all across your room, forcing you to get up to stop it. It keeps shaking when you pick it up, shaking you awake and making it a hard to find the off button. [via WMMNA (http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/005521.php)]

5. The Kuku Alarm Clock (http://www.latestbuy.com.au/kuku_clock_gadget.html) greets you every morning by crowing and laying eggs. It won’t stop chirping until you’ve returned its eggs.
Price:$49.95

4. The Drill Sergeant Alarm Clock (http://www.thingsyouneverknew.com/website/store/product_detail.asp?UID=2006010303094162&item%5Fno=80850&ltype=home) After a bugle plays “Reveille,” your personal drill sergeant clears the cobwebs from your brain with an inspiring round of orders you can’t fail to obey. LCD display provides you with time, alarm time, and date. Alarm with snooze button sounds with bugle, drill sergeant, or AM/FM radio (when you’re off duty, of course). Price:$19.98 [via Red ferret (http://www.redferret.net/?p=6319)]

3. The blowfly alarm clock (http://www.yankodesign.com/product_info.php?products_id=641) escapes from a cage in your room, moves and produces sound around you when the alarm goes off. To turn it off you have to catch it and put it back in its home.

2. The Sonic Alarm (http://www.uberreview.com/2005/10/sonic-alarm.htm/) will wake pretty well anything up. Simply pull the pin, yell an emphatic “fire in the hole” and lob the grenade into the sleeper’s room. After ten seconds a very annoying and piercingly loud noise (there are three volume settings) will blast out from the alarm. That’s not all however, what makes this especially great is that to stop the alarm the sleeper has to find you so you can put the pin back in. Price:$16 [via Red Ferret (http://www.redferret.net/?p=5849)]

1. When you hit Clocky’s (http://www.uberreview.com/2006/01/clocky-alarm-clock-for-snooze-button.htm/) snooze button, he will roll off of the nightstand, fall to the floor, and run around the room, searching for a place to hide. When the alarm sounds again, you have to get out of bed to find it and turn it off. He finds a new spot everyday, “kind of like a hide-and-seek game”.
Clocky Official Site (http://www.clocky.net/)

pembroke
07-24-06, 02:26 PM
I think I'm kinda partial to the one that runs and hides. (clocky). But all of those would be most useful here - where I am the official alarm clock, and I really get ****ed when people ask me to wake them and then grump at me when I wake them!

VisualImagery
07-24-06, 02:48 PM
Thought it was a comedy page at 1st http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/21.gif

I would need 2-Clocky for good mood mornings, and Nooby for crabby mood mornings.

I think you can dress Clocky up! Great for kids with ADD!
It would be cathartic to strangle an alarm clock, Nooby starts a day right!

Some of the others are for evil people who torture siblings or spouses.
Great fun!!!
Anemone would be fun too. Keep babies and dogs entertained or frightened.

RADD

Nova
07-24-06, 03:14 PM
The sonic alarm would be perfect, if I could hire someone to throw it in my room, for me.

The idea of hunting them down, to shut the thing off, is highly annoying, but it would definitely get my bee-hind out of bed at least.

DianeS
07-24-06, 04:28 PM
Oh, dear! I'd think anybody could find an alarm that worked for them from that list.

Of course, it'd be getting them up ALONE. Either that, or someone needs to make up a list of fancy earplugs for non-morning-impared partners...

VisualImagery
07-24-06, 05:36 PM
Clocky comes out in November-Does he hide in the closet? sorry. You can sign up to be alerted!I think it will be my Xmas Xchange gift this year with my family. Everyone is way too serious.

Proscrire
08-04-06, 06:35 PM
Oh, dear! I'd think anybody could find an alarm that worked for them from that list.

Of course, it'd be getting them up ALONE. Either that, or someone needs to make up a list of fancy earplugs for non-morning-impared partners...
I would accept the challenge could I afford them all. The only thing that could get me up regularly is having to leave the bedroom to turn off the alarm, then have the bedroom door close and lock behind me effectively cutting me off from the bed and time sensitive spikes that shoot out of the couch as soon as the bedroom door locks.

*~ §EEK ~*
08-04-06, 07:08 PM
I really like my sunrise clock that starts off 1/2 hour before I am suppose to get up with a very dim light and gets progressively brighter over the 1/2 hour until the alarm goes off!

In fact, the significant others in my life have all loved my little sunrise clock too! :)

After a while they even took over control of my little sunrise clock so that I didn't even get to use it anymore! LOL :D

When it finally quits working, I'm definitely going to be getting another sunrise clock! Even if I don't actually get to use it half the time! LOL :D

DimensionX
08-05-06, 09:07 AM
The Sfera alarm clock (http://www.hayatbenchenaa.com/sfera.html) hangs from the ceiling above your bed. When the alarm goes off, you can reach up and touch it to activate the snooze function causing it retract towards the ceiling. When snooze goes off again, you have to reach higher to activate the snooze again. Each time you activate the snooze function the alarm retracts a little higher to the point that you get your butt out of bed.
hahaha, this is a great idea!

The interactive alarm clock with a unique personality goes by the name, Nooby (http://www.uberreview.com/2006/03/nobby-the-alarm-clock.htm/). To see what time the alarm is set you simply ask him and he reads the current alarm setting and assures you it’ll go off. When your favorite time of the morning comes around, he’ll beep and say, “Rise and shine, it’s time to get up!”. When you go back to sleep and don’t turn the alarm off right away, he’ll beep again, but this time he gets nasty, “Take your fingers out of your ears!”. To put an end to this harassing wake up call, you simply ring the clock’s blue neck. If he senses that you are angry, he’ll get grumpy and ignore you.Price:$29.95
For the love of god!!! do NOT get this!!!, a mate has it, it's the most annoying piece of **** in the world!, it doesn't even work right, you have to say phrases and it hardly ever gets the right one!, it's so *******g annoying!, i hate it, i hate it and i want it to die, if it wasn't mine it would be crushed against something or thrown out the window into one of the neighbours yards (the one that i don't like), do NOT get this, sersiouly!, if you do, you'll regret it, i'm asking you, from one human being to another, do NOT get this, it will be a waste of money because within a day you would have destroyed it from frustration (for the record i have alot of patience but this thing takes the ****).

ClearSounds Wake & Shake alarm clock (http://www.comforthouse.com/comfort/alarmclocks.html) features a choice of loud tones, a flashing strobe, or vibrating pad to alert you when the alarm signals or as an added bonus, when the phone rings!

Tone control offers 95 dB ring level volume intensity. Flashing strobe light breaks through sleep to wake you up. Vibrating pad can be positioned under your pillow or mattress for a sturdy nudge out of bed.
do you realise that a sound level of 70dB's can perferate your eardrums :eek: this seriously doesn't sound good for you.

i like the idea of number 1 and number 3 though, but yeah, i wanna get one of those sunrise clocks too

chloe516
08-05-06, 07:21 PM
I want one of those sunrise ones! I'm nto sure how well it would work for me, but sounds cool.

If I was a parent, I would like the grenade one, that would be fun! LoL

I would get frustrated with the others and probably would stop using them. :o

HighFunctioning
08-05-06, 08:52 PM
Not to go totally FCA here (FCA == OT for the uninitiated, focused communication averse), but I wake up with two alarm clocks... One sitting at my bed side, and the other at the other side of the room where I have to physically get up. The one at the other side of the room goes off first, actually, to wake me up... and if it doesn't, it does tend to arouse me enough to wake up at the second alarm, sitting next to me. The system has worked quite well for me, having slept in for work on several occasions.

VisualImagery
08-06-06, 01:57 AM
I have two clocks too, and 3 dogs and somedays I just love the snooze button. I have the Hammacher Schlemmer progressive alarm clock-love it, but need a radio clock too. The news and all help because I have to focus on the stories to hear them and that wakes me up.

Which clock do you hate the most?

For me, that stupid chicken clock and trying to put those stuppid :D eggs back in the stupid clock when I do not function in the cognitive, psychomotor, or affective domains until my coffe.

Nova
08-07-06, 07:41 AM
I'd prolly not give a hoot, about putting those 'eggs' back...and leaving the darn alarm going, as I try to get ready. (0:

I actually bought a new alarm clock, recently.
One that wakes you up, playing your fave CD.

It's less jarring, since I get to hear my some of my fave songs...and it works for me, since I start singing along 'in my mind'...which doesn't allow for my going back to sleep.


Hey HF !
Unfortunately it still makes me figure out, on my own, if it's set to AM or PM, LOL !

Guess I can't 'have it all'...but hey, that's ok...as long as I can have 'most of it', anyways. (0:

HighFunctioning
08-07-06, 06:00 PM
Hey HF !
Unfortunately it still makes me figure out, on my own, if it's set to AM or PM, LOL !

My clocks are set to 24 hour time just for that reason. :-)

Claudia_0102
11-25-06, 06:42 PM
I want all of them. their so cool.

charonshanti
11-25-06, 08:51 PM
The one at the other side of the room goes off first, actually, to wake me up... and if it doesn't, it does tend to arouse me enough to wake up at the second alarm, sitting next to me. The system has worked quite well for me, having slept in for work on several occasions.My brother used a variant of this... except the second clock was across the room in a cubbyhole with a heavy criss-cross grid of scotch tape across the opening. Apparently he could get up and trun the thing off in his sleep but the irritation of dealing with sticky tape woke him up.

This list is hilarious.

Seek, any particular brand of sunrise clock? Is the lamp part of it, or does it attach to a standard lamp?

Claudia_0102
12-15-06, 10:05 PM
I ordered the ClearSounds Wake & Shake alarm clock (http://www.comforthouse.com/comfort/alarmclocks.html) on ebay for my brother for christmas. He doesn't have ADD but has a terribly hard time getting out of bed in the morning. When the alarm goes off he just hits the snooze button. (does that several times before he gets up) And i can tell you when he still lived at home it irritated the hell out of me in the mornings. Plus don't think he can afford to be late for university classes.

reesah
07-16-08, 05:26 AM
I just ordered a clocky (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/91f2/)with my gift certificate fromm my sister.

I hope it works



btw I found this thread by searching the forum for "clocky" haha

mADD mike
07-26-08, 08:53 PM
Wow, this thread is about 2 years old, lol.

Those clocks sound cool. I really like unique clocks and watches, always have. However, I don't see how any of them would probably get me up. My problem is that I don't even hear the alarm after a while. I get comfortable with whatever horrible noise one makes and I sleep right through it. I can sleep through the regular alarm on my alarm clock, the backup radio alarm, and 2 cell phone alarms that go off with different sounds each, alternating with several alarms on each one. If I'm gone, I'm gone.

Neat ideas though.

flipnfly8
12-20-09, 09:04 PM
I realize this post is a bit late, but for those who still wish to read it, here it is:

I was in the search for a good alarm clock about a year ago. I'd done 3 different alarm clocks, the CD alarm clock, and I even tried the sunrise alarm clock. It didn't matter, I still had a terrible time getting up in the morning.

I started involving my now fiance, who would call me every morning after 2 of my alarm clocks went off and he would force me to talk to him for 5 minutes and then I was awake. That system worked well, but was draining to him.

Therefore, for our anniversary last year, he got me this alarm clock:
http://www.amazon.com/Island-Dogs-Laser-Target-Alarm/dp/B001AZMGK6

You set the base away from the bed, but the remote next to your bed. When the alarm goes off, you have to use the laser pointer to hit a bulls-eye on the target to turn it off. ONLY hitting a bullseye, or finding a screwdriver and removing the batteries turns the alarm clock off.

Nice features: it has a 24 hour setting, so you can easily tell AM/PM. There is NO snooze, but I haven't needed one in an entire year. It makes you concentrate and get enough hand/eye coordination in your system to wake you up. It's also cool because it's a laser and it makes you feel "high tech". :)

This is one of the best gifts I've ever received and I highly recommend it for any ADDer looking for a good alarm clock.