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Clocky The Alarm Clock That Runs Away
Gizmag.com ^ | 03/09/07 | Staff

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 it’s time to get up, here’s one potential solution – it’s 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 it’s 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 won’t be easy to catch once, he’s 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.


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Kinda cute. But I can only imagine how many of these will end up being thrown out of windows.

Here's video of it in action.

Here's Clocky confusing the heck out of some cats.

I might get it just for my cats.

1 posted on 03/10/2007 7:24:05 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

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


2 posted on 03/10/2007 7:27:52 AM PST by Casaubon (Internet Research Ninja Masta)
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To: Casaubon
"best advice for parents of "sleepy" kids"

My dad just kept a bag of marbles in the freezer...

3 posted on 03/10/2007 7:29:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Reaganesque

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.


4 posted on 03/10/2007 7:34:40 AM PST by Bigg Red (You are either with us or with the terrorists.)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; Dashing Dasher; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; ...

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


5 posted on 03/10/2007 7:36:11 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Reaganesque

So would there be a conflict if that was in the same room as a Roomba?


6 posted on 03/10/2007 7:37:04 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: pax_et_bonum; Eaker; TheMom
Buy one for Eaker, although he probably would shoot it.
7 posted on 03/10/2007 7:37:20 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Reaganesque

Clocky, meet Desert Eagle.


8 posted on 03/10/2007 7:38:54 AM PST by SIDENET (Now selling carbon offsets. Get some today!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
My dad just kept a bag of marbles in the freezer...

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.

9 posted on 03/10/2007 7:40:39 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: SIDENET

I too might wind up shooting that damnthing!


10 posted on 03/10/2007 7:41:38 AM PST by LibKill (RudycRAT is lying his way to power. Look at his record. He's 100% DemocRAT.)
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To: Reaganesque

I'm guessing 12 gauge might be overkill. a 410 ought to do it.


11 posted on 03/10/2007 7:44:21 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Be silent, friend. Here heroes died to blaze a trail for other men.)
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To: thackney
Buy one for Eaker, although he probably would shoot 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!

lol!

12 posted on 03/10/2007 7:46:07 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Corin Stormhands; 2Jedismom; ecurbh; HairOfTheDog; JenB; TalonDJ; Rose in RoseBear; ...

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...


13 posted on 03/10/2007 7:48:56 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

We're thinking of getting one for Jr.


14 posted on 03/10/2007 7:49:33 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://www.virginiaisforrudy.com * http://wardsmythe.com * http://www.rudyblogs.com)
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To: HairOfTheDog

On the other hand...I bet Gidget would LOVE one...


15 posted on 03/10/2007 7:49:40 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

Gidget would love this!


16 posted on 03/10/2007 7:56:24 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Casaubon
No..the best alarm clock is a TI or Gunnery Sarge Drop kicking an garbage can down the center of the Squad bay yelling at you to Drop your privates parts and grab your socks...
Nothing can beat that for a wake up call, other than having an SWAT team kick in your front door by mistake.
17 posted on 03/10/2007 7:58:12 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( When are we going to draw a line a say"this far and no farther")
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To: thackney; pax_et_bonum; TheMom

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.

Sigh..............

Maybe I'll get on of these durn things.


18 posted on 03/10/2007 9:39:54 AM PST by Eaker (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: thackney; pax_et_bonum; TheMom

I watched the video and changed my mind.

It would be fun to let it loose at the office!


19 posted on 03/10/2007 9:45:29 AM PST by Eaker (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: Reaganesque; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
If I owned one of these things I'd sleep with a shotgun.


20 posted on 03/10/2007 10:08:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("By the way... who is Ben Dayho?" --60Gunner)
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To: thackney; pax_et_bonum; Eaker; TheMom

Eaker would force feed it some of my coffee.


21 posted on 03/10/2007 10:15:30 AM PST by Darksheare (She had the face of a trucker. She used it as a purse.)
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To: Reaganesque; leda

LOLOLOL. I am definately buying one of these for my kids HS graduation.

He needs it.


22 posted on 03/10/2007 10:19:40 AM PST by patton (Sanctimony frequently reaps its own reward.)
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To: patton

yes! what a perfect graduation present! lol! :)


23 posted on 03/10/2007 10:29:48 AM PST by leda (The quiet girl on the stairs.)
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To: patton

heres the link to order it ;)

http://www.nandahome.com/products.clocky.html


24 posted on 03/10/2007 10:33:03 AM PST by leda (The quiet girl on the stairs.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I'm alarmed!
Why wouldn't I run away?



25 posted on 03/10/2007 10:42:18 AM PST by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: Lady Jag

"Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana."
--Groucho Marx


26 posted on 03/10/2007 10:50:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("By the way... who is Ben Dayho?" --60Gunner)
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To: Eaker; TheMom; thackney
Maybe I'll get on of these durn things.

It'll make for great photo material.

Here's a ready-made caption:

This camera attack me.

(hee hee)

27 posted on 03/10/2007 11:27:15 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Darksheare; thackney; Eaker; TheMom
Eaker would force feed it some of my coffee.

Would that kill it?

28 posted on 03/10/2007 11:29:11 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: pax_et_bonum; thackney; Eaker; TheMom

Yes, that would kill the clock.
Doubly so if Eaker put cutting fluid in the coffee.


29 posted on 03/10/2007 11:36:14 AM PST by Darksheare (She had the face of a trucker. She used it as a purse.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We're trying to find out why

30 posted on 03/10/2007 11:40:50 AM PST by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

I would probably end up shooting it...


31 posted on 03/10/2007 12:22:00 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Reaganesque
Clocky – The Alarm Clock That Runs Away



And his long lost cousin,

Towelie – The Bath Towel That Likes to Get High



I’d probably throw it out the window the first morning, especially this Monday when wakey wakey time comes an hour earlier.

And my cats would hate it too. Besides there is no better backup alarm clock than Willie the Wonder Cat and he will not tolerate competition.
32 posted on 03/10/2007 12:55:36 PM PST by Caramelgal (Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.)
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To: Reaganesque

LOL! The only thing more annoying than the sound of Clocky would be waking up to Hillary(!)'s shrill voice.

We gave my dad a golfball clock for Father's Day one year, the kind you throw when it starts to go off. Mom didn't appreciate the breakage that occurred when dad threw it around when he was still half-asleep.


33 posted on 03/10/2007 1:32:55 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Rudy? Hunter? McCain? Tancredo? Romney? Presenting WWF FR style.....)
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To: Reaganesque

34 posted on 03/10/2007 2:56:00 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Good thing I don't sleep with any live grenades at hand
35 posted on 03/10/2007 2:59:28 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Since no one else asked...What does that do?


36 posted on 03/10/2007 3:06:29 PM PST by abishai
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To: RosieCotton; JenB; Rose in RoseBear

I'd most certainly kthwack it.


37 posted on 03/10/2007 9:25:19 PM PST by 2Jedismom (Expect me when you see me!)
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To: Reaganesque

This is exactly the kind of pointless, wonderful invention that makes America great. I bought one last night.


38 posted on 03/11/2007 8:08:27 AM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: abishai

When my siblings and I resisted getting out of bed in the a.m., dad would grab his paper-bag full of marbles out of the freezer and toss them under out sheets. About 100 ice-cold balls of glass hitting your body simultaneously gets you out of bed...and since they roll to the lowest point in your mattress, there's really no avoiding them :-)


39 posted on 03/12/2007 6:05:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Yorlik803

had a tornado rumble 150 yards past my house once in west Tx. the whole house shaking frieght train sound...beats all

whew


40 posted on 03/12/2007 4:52:29 PM PDT by Casaubon (Internet Research Ninja Masta)
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