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Friday, March 23, 2021

If, like me, you need two alarm clocks to ensure that you get up in the morning — located on opposite sides of the room, and timed a couple of minutes apart to achieve a staggered-wakeup effect — you might want to consider this Flying Alarm Clock from Hammacher Schlemmer:

This digital alarm clock launches a rotor into the air that flies around the room as the alarm sounds, flying up to 9′ in the air, and will not cease ringing until the rotor is returned to the alarm clock base, compelling even the most stubborn sleepers to get out of bed on time.

So you wake up every day to an immediate treasure hunt for that wayward plastic spin-a-ma-bob. Hopefully it doesn’t do any collateral damage to bedroom furnishings during its flight!

My first impression was that the flying rotor would somehow be aimed at your head, to jolt you from slumber. That would be a bit harsh, and I’d imagine you’d get used to it after a while and sleep-shrug it off. Plus, if you’re me, that projectile action probably would trigger decapitation nightmares, with the deadly weapon from Master of the Flying Guillotine in the starring role. So all told, the indirect method is probably the best bet.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 03/23/2007 08:17:46 AM
Category: Tech, Creative
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  1. I decided I much rather prefer my own pathetic OCD method to successful alarm clock use than the flying projectile.

    The flying portion of the clock reminds me of *batteries not included.

    Comment by Joel — 03/23/2007 @ 12:32:19 PM

  2. I like this.

    I’m sure the darn thing would get stuck behind the dresser every day, that’d just piss me off and start my day off badly.

    But I think I might order one anyways…

    Comment by Gary LaPointe — 03/24/2007 @ 07:08:01 PM

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