Yes, we know, waking up is hard. There’s an entire eco-system built around providing you with an endless array of options to get yourself out of bed in the morning. But there’s something really interesting about the Shock Clock. It’s a little bracelet you wear to bed, and when it’s time to get up, it does three things: first it gently vibrates, then if that’s not enough, it starts to make an audible alarm sound… and then, if you’re still lazing around, it gives you a harmless but potentially painful electric shock. After some nights, your mind starts to associate the vibration and audible alarm with an upcoming shock, and you’ll presumably make efforts to get up before that happens.
The features don’t end there. There’s a Snooze Lock setting that prevents you from snoozing; the only way to turn the alarm off is to get up and walk around, leaving it up to the motion sensors to determine you’re actually awake. Additionally, there’s an Accountability Feature that lets your friends zap you remotely should you fail to wake yourself up.
Granted, nothing stops you from simply removing the thing from your wrist in the morning, but at some point if you don’t want to be helped, well… It’s $99, with a May 2016 expected delivery date.