By Andrew Liszewski
They say if you build a better mousetrap the world will beat a path to your door. But given the variety of alarm clocks available on the market, I think the real money is in finding new and unique ways to wake people up in the morning. Like this hanging alarm clock for example. You attach the clock to your ceiling with the supplied cable so that it hangs just above your bed. Not so close that you’re going to hit it every time you roll over, but close enough to hit the buttons without having to reach too far.
When the alarm goes off in the morning (playing the theme from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind) you can simply reach up and hit the snooze button for some more shut eye. But that will also cause the alarm to climb up the cable 30cm every minute. So every time you hit the snooze button, that’s 30cm farther you’ll have to reach. Eventually the alarm will be so far that you have no choice but to physically get up to reach it, and at that point you’ll probably be wide awake.
You can find the Hanging Alarm Clock at Crazy About Gadgets for about $40.