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SHINY NEW GADGET OF THE MONTH: Clocky the Alarm Clock on Wheels

SHINY NEW GADGET OF THE MONTH: Clocky the Alarm Clock on Wheels

Shiny New Gadgets

Waking up can be difficult and even the most driven people occasionally struggle to get out of bed in the morning. When plagued by the decision to get out of bed or press snooze for just a few more minutes, it can be easy to choose the latter. In fact, stats show that over 40% of people “abuse” the snooze button.

That’s where Clocky, alarm clock on wheels, comes in! Clocky is the original runaway alarm clock and it really does run away. This shiny new gadget is known for jumping off surfaces, bumping into objects, and changing directions while beeping loudly.

Afraid that you’ll sleep through it? Don’t worry! Clocky’s fun and unique alarm is extra loud and well known for waking the heaviest of sleepers with it’s R2D2-like robot sound. The sound it will continue making until you roll out of bed and catch your alarm.


Runaway Alarm Clock

The Story of Clocky

Clocky was created by Gauri Nanda in 2005, while she was a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For Nanda, an over-sleeper who was routinely late for morning classes, waking up would take some ingenuity. Laying in bed one morning, Nanda realized that the alarm clock was long overdue for a makeover. It didn't have to be a black box that stares at you blankly, often failing at the one job it purports to do. Fusing her love for aesthetics and her passion for fixing things, Clocky was born. Nanda presented her initial prototype (a funny looking shag covered Clocky, which she created with materials from her local hardware store) to her MIT Media Lab course Industrial Design Intelligence.

Almost overnight, Gauri's prototype went viral when a blogger posted Clocky on a popular tech blog. Clocky and his founder travelled everywhere together becoming media darlings, gracing the cover of Inc. magazine, and skirting around the stages at the Ellen Degeneres show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Gauri gave thousands of interviews for publications, tv shows, and radio stations - everywhere from the New York Times and Forbes to BuzzFeed and NPR.

Customer Reviews

By: Best clock for heavy sleepers
Date: May 03, 2016
Source: Amazon

Best decision I ever made. This is the only clock that wakes up my boyfriend who is an extremely heavy sleeper. It’s loud & he has to run around chasing it to shut it off. It can travel far

By: MUST HAVE for those who cannot get out of bed!!!
Date: April 01, 2017
Source: Amazon

This is the most amazing ALARM clock EVER!!! I have had trouble for years walking up on time…no more with this alarm clock! You can’t help but jump out of bed to the alien sounds and runaway movements of the clock….it’s annoying at 5am BUT it does what’s it’s supposed to do… WAKE YOU UP!! I will never live without this clock!!!

By: Great Idea!
Date: May 20, 2017
Source: Amazon

Works just like it’s suppose to. It’s plenty loud enough to wake me and I have to physically get out of bed to turn it off. This was a great idea!

By: Buy this! Buy this! Buy this! Did I say buy this? Buy this!
Date: May 09, 2018
Source: Amazon

I hate alarm clocks so much that I love them. I always have to choose the loudest and most annoying alarm available to wake me up and this is it. Very easy to set the time and alarm. The instructions are very easy. I set Clocky down on the other side of the bedroom each night and when it goes off I have to get up to turn it off. I have no choice. If you don’t get up this little character will shut off but then start rolling around all over your floor! It’s amazing and I love it.

Convinced you need a Clocky in your life? Get one today!