Morning Brain Teasers

Dare to get the iQ Alarm clock only if you’re smarter than a fifth grader. The clock has no snooze button so instead, challenges you with brain teasers to shut the damn thing off! Expect to wake up to questions like “What’s your favorite Design Blog?” Why of course, Yanko Design! You can set the alarm to incessantly ring until you answer anywhere from 1-3 questions. What’s really clever is the clock has a hard-to-open battery compartment so to power it off you need to press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Like the designer puts it, “This is an alarm you will love to hate.”

Designer: Oliver Sha

195 Comments

  • Ann Hahn says:

    Awesome. This is actually how I wake up people. I ask questions regarding math, science, history, geography, and pop-culture. By the time they realize that I am f*%&ng with them, they are entirely too pi$$ed off to sleep.

  • zixiao zhou says:

    anyone notice the time and date in the last picture?

  • henry says:

    经过测试我IQ=140

  • henry says:

    经过测试我IQ=140

  • This would be annoying, but a very great way to wake up and start the day.

  • Ali C. says:

    I totally want this.

  • Nicola says:

    I really could do with one of these but where can you buy it from?

  • Shelby says:

    Thats simply AMAZING.

  • annie says:

    no people wants to wake up feeling annoyed and pissed.
    Actually I have a similar concept use for my studio project. Rather plesant way to wake people up is to release food smell when the alarm goes off. when you smell something delicious, you would probably wake up and try to find the food. just some thoughts. but where to get the food smell needs hell lot of research.

    cheers, annie

  • annie says:

    no people wants to wake up feeling annoyed and pissed.
    Actually I have a similar concept use for my studio project. Rather plesant way to wake people up is to release food smell when the alarm goes off. when you smell something delicious, you would probably wake up and try to find the food. just some thoughts. but where to get the food smell needs hell lot of research.

    cheers, annie

  • Alfred says:

    I would simply throw it across the room. Especially if i was hungover.

  • Alfred says:

    I would simply throw it across the room. Especially if i was hungover.

  • Elly says:

    I think this idea would cause me to actually wake up and not hit the snooze. Not because it's annoying, but I like puzzles.
    But… I don't wake up to an alarm clock anyway.

  • Elly says:

    I think this idea would cause me to actually wake up and not hit the snooze. Not because it's annoying, but I like puzzles.
    But… I don't wake up to an alarm clock anyway.

  • tor says:

    How would that stop me from throwing it out the window or (if it's chained to the wall) keep a hammer on my bedside table?

  • Josh says:

    I would order this right now if it was available 🙁 The screen would have to look that crisp..(Kindle style?)

  • Josh says:

    I would order this right now if it was available 🙁 The screen would have to look that crisp..(Kindle style?)

  • Katherine says:

    And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me sthraigt.

  • Katherine says:

    And I thought I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me sthraigt.

  • shiratensei says:

    33 and 34, both are acceptable 🙂

  • shiratensei says:

    33 and 34, both are acceptable 🙂

  • @mainual says:

    Look's like a morning torture to me! 🙂

  • @mainual says:

    Look's like a morning torture to me! 🙂

  • Leland says:

    Yeah… I’d probably break this into a hundred pieces first day. I’m lucky to be able to speak when I wake up, let alone get a pop quiz.

  • Caia says:

    Like the idea, but I would HATE getting up even more than I already do.

  • faisal says:

    What if you dont know the anser; are you stuck with a never ending alarm?

  • awoken cello says:

    That would make me so mad if I had to answer questions before I went to school. haha Still a cool idea though.

  • Jimmy C says:

    You’re all wrong, the correct answer is “Quit being idiots!”

  • Jimmy C says:

    And if you’re all just going to destroy it, what’s the point of having an alarm clock?

  • Angeline says:

    So, is this in production yet?

  • g says:

    make an app for it

  • I think I would throw the clock away..

  • Oliver Sha says:

    I’m the designer of this concept. The responses on this has been great, thank you for the feedbacks. I’m currently gathering resoures and exploring making this into production reality, but there is quite a bit involved in making a product like this. Anyways I’m surprised no one noticed the spoof I threw in on the last photo of the alarm showing the time just one minute before the supposed 2012 end of the world. 🙂

  • Oliver Sha says:

    I’m the designer of this concept. The responses on this has been great, thank you for the feedbacks. I’m currently gathering resoures and exploring making this into production reality, but there is quite a bit involved in making a product like this. Anyways I’m surprised no one noticed the spoof I threw in on the last photo of the alarm showing the time just one minute before the supposed 2012 end of the world. : )

  • Olivia says:

    I would most def buy I was the child that threw my alarm clock always took it apart unpluged it etc. My daughter is already just like me I know this will come in handy later for later for her.

  • Daniel says:

    Where can I get one.

  • elisha says:

    What is the answer to the question on the alarm clock in the first picture? Which figure is diffrent? There are wars on social media sites about this.

  • elisha says:

    What is the answer to the question on the IQ alarm clock in the first picture? Which figure is diffrent? There are wars on social media sites about this.

  • elisha says:

    What is the answer to the question on the IQ alarm clock in the first picture? Which figure is different?

  • very good unit. I recommend

  • Sohaib says:

    C is different

  • Cristina says:

    Hello My name is cristina and i just wanted to say that i wanted to but the product morning brain teasers Ig Alarm clock but i havent been finising it anywhere to buy is their a special link to buy it if their is please send it to my gmail [email protected] and if their isint no special link then can i please have one question answered is the iq alarm clock morning teasers not on sale?

  • Molly says:

    Where can I buy this? I really want one!!!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Where can you buy an IQ Alarm Clock?

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