Discover the most jarring—but effective—ways to wake up
For most people, getting out of bed in the morning is a bit of a struggle. Luckily, the 10 clocks below are here to help. Some wake you up with an annoyingly loud noise, while others won't shut off until you complete a task--but they all promise to get even the sleepiest sleepyhead up and moving.
Start Your Engines
It’s full speed ahead as soon as this Genuine Hotrod Hardware drag-racing alarm clock goes off. The dashboard-inspired clock makes engine-revving sounds and flashes colored lights at the set time, so you'll feel like you're waking up right on the racetrack.
Hide and Go Seek
There's no excuse for waking up late with this alarm clock. As soon as you hit "snooze," Clocky jumps off your nightstand and begins moving around the floor, looking for somewhere to hide. Nothing like a little hide-and-go-seek to rouse you from your slumber.
Ever wonder what waking up in the army would be like? Find out for yourself with this Drill Sergeant Alarm Clock, which blasts the army's morning bugle call, “Reveille," before your very own drill sergeant starts shouting orders.
Duck for Cover
This Sonic Grenade alarm clock is guaranteed to get your sleepy children out of bed. Just pull the pin, throw the grenade into the room and get out of the way as it emits an ear-piercing noise.
The Rocket Launcher alarm clock will really "launch" you from your bed. When the alarm goes off, it shoots a rocket off in your room, and the only way to turn it off is to locate the rocket and place it back on the launch pad.
There's probably nothing more annoying than putting together a puzzle before you've even had a cup of coffee, but with the Puzzle Alarm Clock, you'll have to do just that. Once your alarm goes off, three puzzle pieces go flying in the air, and you have to return the colored shapes to the correct places in order to shut it off.
Get Up, Stand Up
The toughest part about waking up for many people is physically getting out of bed. Luckily, the Carpet Alarm Clock helps you work through the hard part, by forcing you to stand up and step on the mat to turn it off.
Don’t Drop the Bomb
You know that moment in a movie when the hero has mere seconds to dismantle a bomb before it explodes? You can experience that excitement every morning with the alarm clock. When the Banpresto DangerBomb alarm goes off, a series of loud explosive noises will sound until you’ve successfully disconnected the correct wire.
The KUKU alarm takes the experience of waking up on a farm to a whole new level. When it’s time for your alarm to go off, it starts crowing and five tiny eggs are released into a basket. In order to get the noise to stop, you have to deposit the eggs back into the clock.
It Keeps Going and Going
The No Snooze alarm clock ensures you'll wake up the one—and only—time your alarm goes off. A bright green light is emitted from the top and beeping noises sound continuously until you’ve successfully lifted and rotated the alarm’s strap for 1 1/2 minutes. Think you can just take out the batteries? Not so fast—the alarm comes complete with built-in electrically rechargeable batteries.