Shrieking Ball Wakes You Pronto

Clank, Smack, Stand or Glow…we resort to so many new tricks to catch those extra Zzzz, its ridiculous! It’s time to add to the collection an alarm that will WAKE YOU instead of adding to the mayhem. This ballsy (pun intended) gutsy alarm clock expects you to lift the globe off the base when the shrieking starts only to be put down precisely in its cradle, to stop the commotion. Dare you snooze! Wake, stimulate, whatever…just make sure DiGi sits pretty next to Chumby.

Designer: Justyna Szacon

17 Comments

  • Robert Grønni says:

    It's very likely that the ball is made from glass and thus relatively heavy, imagine beeing in a grumpy mood, and unable to place the ball perfectly into it's cradle … mayhem! I'd imagine the craddle would be smashed to pieces, and if that doesn't tame the agression: Look out world!

  • Robert Grønning says:

    It’s very likely that the ball is made from glass and thus relatively heavy, imagine beeing in a grumpy mood, and unable to place the ball perfectly into it’s cradle … mayhem! I’d imagine the craddle would be smashed to pieces, and if that doesn’t tame the agression: Look out world!

    • Reminds me of one of those black ‘8’ balls I had as a kid – looks like maybe the ball has one of those built in gimbels like boat compasses so the text stays level. Very fun looking but it also might take up a lot of ‘real estate’ space on the bedside table!

  • NdR says:

    I don’t think the motion of lifting up the ball is enough to wake me up. I try to position my alarm clock out of arms reach to have to make myself move from the covers and lifting the alarm clock to see the time. I am still able to go back to sleep. I really wish there was an alarm clock that guarantees that I wake up at the set time.

    BUT it is very aesthetically pleasing and the displayed date.

  • Rono says:

    I love it. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen something I actually like on Yanko Design.

  • Todd says:

    One should be awoken gently. The best designed alarm clock(s), I know of, are the Zen Timepiece and Zen Alarm Clock available at http://www.now-zen.com.

    No snooze bar. They both work under similarily though I prefer the Zen Timepiece which rings a six inch brass bowl; “the long-resonating gong strikes just once … then automatically, it strikes again in 3-1/2 minutes … then in 2 minutes … then in 1 minute … As shown in the chart below, the gong strikes gradually increase over 10 minutes, eventually striking every 5 seconds until turned off.”

    The clock is also beautiful to look at.

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