Posted by Renee Schmidt

Time flies, especially if you have a flying alarm clock.

OK, so I literally laughed out loud when I saw this.  If you have problems waking up in the morning (I do –major), you might have a nifty alarm clock –perhaps a wake-up light like the one I write about last week?  Even so, I doubt you’ve ever seen anything like this: a flying alarm clock.  I’m serious.

Most alarm clocks wake you up with loud noise that startles you into wakefulness; some may lull you out of sleep with light and pleasant rain forest sounds perhaps.  But one thing they all share is a snooze button; that precious thing we instinctually reach for to steal a few extra minutes of slumber.   Well snooze button no more.

This Flying Alarm Clock wakes you up with a loud shrieking alarm coupled with a little propeller-driven key that leaps off your nightstand. To turn it off, you have to get out of bed and retrieve the key, forcing your bewildered brain into wakefulness.   By the time you’ve figured out how to shut the darn thing off; you’re wide awake, bright eyed and bushy tailed.   

Flying Alarm Clock ($19.99 – ThinkGeek)