new year’s resolution for 2013 – be punctual with these cool alarm clocks

[ 0 ] January 14, 2013 |

Punctuality is a talent. Some people have it naturally in them to be on time all the time, and many don’t… although for some, it’s through no fault of their own because bad luck and disaster always strike when they’re in a rush. And then there are those who just can’t get out of bed early enough. This post is for that last group of people.

We’re here to help you keep your New Year’s resolution for 2013 of never being late again with these alarm clocks. If you don’t have as strong an aversion to cool alarm clocks as Mr. Sam Biddle here of Gizmodo, you might just get a kick out of these. Hey, we all need a little gimmicky cheesiness in our lives to make us smile. Life just isn’t fun when it’s all vanilla ice cream and plain clock radios.

Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels

Price: $38.99 from Amazon

How it wakes you up: Lets you snooze once, after it will jump off nightstands and roll away. You have to catch it to silence it.

Other details: Cute design. It sort of reminds me of an old-school Super Mario Bros. bomb with eyes!

The R2-D2 Projection Alarm Clock

Price: $39.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer

How it wakes you up: When the alarm goes off, you’ll hear R2-D2′s whistling and chirping accompanied by the sound of a stormtrooper arrival.

Other details: I think it’s mega cool that this alarm clock projects the time onto the wall. Your room just needs to be dark enough.

The Thunderclap Alarm Clock

Price: $34.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer

How it wakes you up: Goes off with a 113-decibel ringer. Plus, it flashes with 3 LEDs & vibrates for the true feel of thunder and lightning.

Other details: I would not recommend this alarm for those with a bed mate who wakes up grumpy. Has battery back-up (batteries not included) in case of an outage.

Wake Up Work Out Alarm Clock

Price: $29.95.99 from Gadgets and Gears

How it wakes you up: When it goes off, you have to do 30 biceps curls to shut it off and you have to do them correctly.

Other details: Countdown display shows you how many reps you’ve done. Bad thing is that it only weighs 1.5 pounds. Can’t really get into shape with that!

Whatever. I’m Late Anyway Clock.

Price: $40 from CafePress via Amazon

How it wakes you up: It doesn’t.

Other details: If the above alarm clocks can’t get you to wake up, you might as well give up and accept the fact that you’re not a very punctual person. I’m sure your friends and family love you all the same.

Personally I like arriving on time or even early because this usually makes whoever I’m meeting feel guilty about not being the first one there. But if you need a little help, give these clocks that alarm a try. Let us know if they work for you.

Or do you have tips and tricks on how to wake up early in the morning? Leave a comment!

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