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Monday, 9 May 2011

Struggling to get up in the morning?

I'm someone who likes to make a plan of action to get things done on my day off, or even on the weekend. I slowly collect ideas and build an ultimate to-do list which features everything I want to accomplish on that day. It's generally a long list, but I think that I can get it all done and it will be a success. Even if I only get half of it done I think to myself that I still would be productive. I go to bed thinking about how proud I will be of my very productive day.

So I wake up and it's like 12 midday and I realise what has happened... again. I've dismissed my alarm multiple times throughout the morning and I only figure this out during random blurred visions later that day. I go into a sulk, end up not doing anything on the list and spend the day watching TV and being grumpy.

Well that was before I was introduced to the world of better alarm clocks. They are often described as annoying by the masses, but I prefer effective.

We have the puzzle alarm clock:



Pretty self-explanatory.

We have Clocky:



Who rolls around your bedroom until you catch him and shut him up!

And we have the one I use, the helicopter alarm clock:


I use this simply because it was really cheap when I got it, and my bedroom is messy enough that it takes a while to find it.

So what do you guys use to wake you up in the morning? Would you ever consider a more extreme alarm clock?

43 comments:

  1. I think I'd end up smashing the thing, I suppose it'd get me up haha.

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  2. interesting alarm clocks

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  3. Since the second and the third may have a slight chance of hitting me or me stepping on them, I choose the first one.

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  4. I really need something like that.

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  5. I would have to use the helicopter alarm clock. It's just simply to messy around here for the Clocky to work.

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  6. Hah, really like the helicopter idea. These remind me of the Gun'O'Clock if you've ever seen that.

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  7. that first paragraph is exactly me. personally I just move my phone far enough away that I have to get up to turn it off. at that point im awake enough to force myself not to sleep.

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  8. If I could find one of these I probably would buy it. Though the fiancée might not like it...

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  9. Seen these ate the local "lol-tech"-ish store. Would probably be my solution once I have to get up by myself.

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  10. I use my cellphone alarm and it is effective. not always, but yeah. I've seen Clocky to sell at a store once but I didn't know what it does. Amazing! hahah

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  11. I've wanted a clocky for a while. though i'm afraid i'd either lose it or break it.

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  12. I think the puzzle would be the most effective for me. I'd rage if I lost a piece though.

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  13. these would all make great investments

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  14. hahaha i laughed pretty hard at "clocky". i can just picture myself squinting around my room blindly tring to catch him still half asleep haha, good past man

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  15. I make sure my girlfriend has coffee ready if she wants me to wake up at a reasonable hour. lol

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  16. hahaha! this is awesome. im exactly like you i plan and all and then i wake up at a crappy time and it all goes down the drain! i use my phone as an alarm clock but those alarm clocks are pretty handy and would work a lot better!

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  17. lol, I bought my brother a clocky for christmas!

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  18. I have a tiger that is trained to jump into the pool beneath my bed, so the splash of water can wake me up. He does that at around 7am, 1hr before work

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  19. I use my cellphone and some very loud music on my stereo to wake up, I need it, I'm a deep sleeper ;)

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  20. lol nice alarm clocks, and yeah i would probably need something like that.

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  21. I was thinking how cool would it be for a portal turret alarm clock

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  22. I would have all of those clocks broken really fast.

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  23. I really like the helicopter one. that looks really cool.

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  24. I use my cell phone... it could die in the middle of the night and not work in the morning. I need one of these.

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  25. I seriously need one of those.

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  26. Yeah these wouldn't last long in my house. I'm grumpy in the morning.

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  27. first of all, these are very clever. but i would smash the shit out of them all. but really i would just sleep late like you did, but make the most out of what remained of my day off. i very rarely just sit around doing nothing, like ever.
    +followed

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  28. I use onlineclock.net personally. My desktop's sound system is ridiculously loud, so it works wonders. I've actually woken my neighbors with it - oops!
    I would love to own a combination of all 3 of those alarm clocks though.. 3 propellers which fly away - that have a different shaped base so you can only put them into their proper spots - and of course the base of the alarm clock rolls around. Now that would have you working.

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  29. yea i love my alarm clock. its at the point where im so used to it that i actually wake up a few minutes before it my body is so used to it

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  30. I must have one of these

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  31. Im gonna check it out for sure!

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  32. Helicopter one looks awesome.

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  33. man i set like 4 alarms on my phone within 5 mins of eachother

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  34. my mate had the flying one... I think it's needless to say that when we were at his place, the clock rang every minute :D

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  35. These are awesome but they would drive me crazy!

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