Clocky - The Runaway Clock
According its maker, Clocky is for people who have trouble waking up.
Clocky lets you snooze once before he runs away. He can jump from up to 3 feet, and can move on wood or carpet. In case he gives you too much trouble you can disable his...wheels. Yes, we are talking about a machine, not a pet, although the characteristics are quite animal or maybe even human like.
Clocky is a clock. He measures 5.25" x 3.5" x 3.5" and is available in three beautiful colours, almond white, aqua and mint.
Clocky has been created by Gauri Nanda who is a MS in media arts and sciences from MIT. Gauri has always had trouble waking up and created Clocky. The creator doesn't much like the alarm clocks available which are "obnoxious, stressful devices that don't do their intended job very well."
Clocky on the other hand is more like a pet. He loves playing hide and seek, and catch me if you can. He is not that great to look at, but the cute face makes the owner laugh at a critical time of the day...waking up time.
Clocky can be pre programmed for a fixed number of snoozes. Once those are over and the owner hits the snooze button yet again, Clocky will fall off the table and roll away, bumping into objects on the floor with gay abandon till he finds a place to hide. After a while, when the alarm rings again, the sleeper has to get out of bed to look for Clocky. Clocky has internal chips that make him look for a new hiding place everyday, so all the user's senses are wake trying to find him.
Clocky is customizable to a great extent and is really user friendly. Owners will fall in love with him, as they well should.
Clocky is priced at $49.99 and will probably be the mantra to wake up all late risers.