It does what?

For the longest time, I had been using my cell phone’s alarm to wake up in the morning. It was easy and convienent. The problem however is that I wasn’t waking up. The phone would always be situated by my pillow. When the alarm went off I would unconsciously hit the snooze button and go back to bed. After hitting snooze 8 times and being late to work repeatedly, I decided it was time to buy a real alarm clock. You see, I’m sure like many people, I have to physically get out of bed to hit snooze for it to have any effect. When I had a real alarm clock, I used to put it way on the other side of the room so I’d have to get up. That was when I had a real alarm clock.

Clearly I need help waking up. I’m resigned to the fact that I can’t manage this on my own. What I need is an automaton that’s sole purpose is to wake me up. Luckily, I’ve come across just such a thing. What I need… is Clocky! An alarm clock on wheels. This little bugger gives you one chance to hit snooze. After that, it scurries away and tries to find a place to hide. All the while blasting its horn and pissing you off. Rubber wheels and presumably sturdy design will protect Clocky from reasonable falls off night stands. This thing should get the job done. But at what price? I fear there will be many Clocky homicides. Is it right to punish helpless technology for doing what it was designed to do? These are the questions we must ask ourselves. Especially when it comes to Clocky!

I really do think this is a brilliant idea and just what the doctor ordered. (luckily Clocky is OTC) An alarm clock that hides itself. Wonderful. I’d never be late for work again.

I wonder though, how would Clocky get a long with Roomba?

Check it out yourself on Nanda’s Website.

One Comment

  1. Greg April 15, 2008

    Move over Clocky. It’s the world’s first robotic sommelier. With this thing’s stunning good looks and vast knowledge of fine wines, it’ll get more robotic ass than Johnny 5.

    http://technabob.com/blog/2007/12/15/robot-sommelier-makes-the-guinness-book/

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