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Squishy Alarm Clock

For people who are irritable in the morning
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Ever find yourself smacking your alarm clock for interrupting a really nice dream? The one with Christina Ricci and whipped cream?

Sadly, many alarm clocks are ill-suited to such use, either breaking after a few bashes or being painful to whack. The obvious soloution is an alarm clock composed almost entirely of foam rubber, with delicate electronics in a protected sphere deep within the clock. Creating a display for it might prove to be a challence, but should be easy enough with flexible fibre-optics to carry the light from the LEDS to the face of the clock.

Pikathulhu, Jul 02 2002

Tennis Ball Alarm Clock http://www.4special...fts.com/clocks.html
Top left item. [calum, Jul 03 2002]


       pastry - my alarm clock doesnt go off at the right time anymore due to me hitting it hard because its one of those sound sensitive ones but the mike only responds to being hit.
chud, Jul 02 2002

       I'm on a link hiatus so you'll have to do your own search, but this is Baked - at least in the form of a baseball.
phoenix, Jul 03 2002

       Baked all over the place.
DrCurry, Jul 03 2002

       yes, I had a tennis ball like this. I broke it.
po, Jul 03 2002

       Now this is something I could really use!! Last time I threw the clock across the room it broke... this way it would just bounce. Cool!
Aurora, Jul 03 2002

       Now that I think about it, the clock's power cord should feature a quick-release coupling, so that the cord will simply part when the clock is awatted across the room, rather than risk bending one of the tines of the plug.
Pikathulhu, Jul 04 2002

       How about a battery-powered model, possibly a rechargeable one, thus eliminating the cord problems?
polartomato, Jul 04 2002

       I set fire to a playing alarm/radio clock running on batteries once - a la Hendrix
thumbwax, Jul 04 2002

       Here it is a couple years later, and I was just thinking how it might be nice to have an alarm clock that was designed to survive being smashed. MORE, it is INTENDED to be smashed. The "alarm" for this clock is actually a recording of your spouse's/parent's most nagging phrases! "What are you doing still in bed?!" --and so forth.   

       If anyone thinks that such a variant can stand as its own Idea here, I'll post it that way. For now, though, an annotation to this already exising Idea seems proper.
Vernon, Apr 15 2005

       Not bad. I have solved the problem. I don't use an alarm clock.
DesertFox, Apr 15 2005

       How about a squishy alarm clock that you put into your pajama bottoms before going to sleep? It's also motion sensitive, so you have to really shake around to get it to shut up. By then, you're awake.
phundug, Apr 15 2005


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