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Random Alarm Clock

Keeps you on your toes
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With the random alarm clock you will never have the problem of becoming familiar with the sound and so not being woken up as much…

Every time the alarm goes off it randomly selects an alarm… one morning it might ring like a bell, the next you are woken up by some radio station, then that annoying voice telling you it is 7:30 and 1 second… 2 seconds… 3 seconds etc. and other times there might be a loud gong…

Being awakened by an unexpected sound is going to leave you a lot more alert than the same alarm every day…

RobertKidney, Jul 02 2002


       Especially if you're woken by the sound of one hand clapping. Croissant.
calum, Jul 02 2002

       Very good, as long as you can disable that awful beeping that wakes me with an urge to kill...
madradish, Jul 03 2002

       And you'll be so used to the noise that silence (dog whistle?) will wake you one day at 7:30.
FarmerJohn, Jul 03 2002

       Um... I can see this being a real problem... when it goes off I don't know whether to get up, answer the phone, answer the door, throw things at the cat, etc. Much too confusing.
Aurora, Jul 03 2002

       I look forward to being forced into the world of the living as the alarm clock produces a recorded tirade: "Get up you lazy s*@^head!!" one morning, or "What are you doing in bed with my WIFE!?!?!?"   

       However, I think this device might suffer from its own success though...Its a great idea, deserves a croissant because it would definitely wake me up... therein lies the problem: I'd destroy it by the end of the week for ruining my much loved lack-a-daysical laziness in the morning
Jinbish, Jul 03 2002

       Every day, get up to different sounds. Croissant.
smokeyjohnson, Aug 16 2002

       I imagine one could download new "sound packages" for it too?
watermelancholy, Aug 18 2002

       nothing would get me more motivated to move like the sound of a torrent of diareah eminating from my bedside table.
industrial, Aug 26 2002

       Diarreah. Emanating.   

       If you're going to be a disgusting fool at least be an accurate one.
bristolz, Aug 26 2002

       You forgot "Than."
jutta, Aug 26 2002

       It appears that [industrial] created an account in 2002, posted this anno a couple of weeks later, received his due comeuppance from the two fine ladies, and was never heard from again.   

       My alarm clock has gone random also, but it has achieved this status by emitting ghost chimes several hours before it is set to wake me.
normzone, Feb 05 2014

       I like this idea. It makes sense and sounds fun. I would have trouble for a few seconds, going to sleep wondering what the sound might be in the morning. But, I just love anticipation. Almost like opening a little present eveyy morning. I bun it.
Altoidian, Jan 12 2015

       [Altoidian], let me be the first to welcome you to the Halfbakery.
normzone, Jan 12 2015


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