Rise and Shine!


It’s 6.30am and you’re shaken from the blissful realms of sleep by an incessant bleeping far too close to your ear. You reach out, bleary-eyed, and pound your fist down on what you hope is the snooze button – anything to remain within the confines of your all-too-cozy bed. You slip back into dreamy unconsciousness and the next thing you know it’s 7.30 and you are LATE. Cue a 30 second shower, an assortment of mismatched clothing and a caffeine-deprived commute, all easily blamed upon the damned alarm clock. Surely a familiar scenario for many? Well, a few business-savvy individuals identified this gap in the market and each designed their own ‘lie-in-proof’ alternative to the standard alarm. Here are a few of the better ones…

“Houston, we have a problem”

Rocket Alarm Clock | Rise and Shine | Dear Doodle

Instead of using noise to shake off your drowsiness, this model uses a rocket! At a set time a rocket is fired (yes, fired!) into your room and continues to sound until it is returned to the ‘launch pad’. Complete with a countdown and flashing lights, this contraption certainly makes for an interesting start to the morning.

The Classic ‘Hide and Seek’

Hide and Seek Alarm Clock | Rise and Shine | Dear Doodle

Instead of giving you a guaranteed extra ten minutes, snoozing this alarm triggers a game of hide-and-seek, causing it to scurry away into a corner of your room and omit a sleep-shattering noise until you retrieve it.


Army Alarm Clock | Rise and Shine | Dear Doodle

Meet your drill sergeant, the face you’ll be greeted with first thing in the morning as he bellows instructions at you from your bedside table. After starting your day with a rousing rendition of ‘Reveille’ your personalised drill sergeant will bark orders in your direction, motivating you to ‘prepare for battle’. Possibly the most annoying alarm clock you will EVER own but also rather entertaining…


Bomb Alarm Clock | Rise and Shine | Dear Doodle

Channel your inner Jack Bauer with this model which emits a shrill sound until you identify and disconnect the correct wire. Diffuse the ‘bomb’ successfully and the alarm stops; choose the wrong wire and you are greeted by an even more unpleasant sound. Demanding enough brain power to kickstart your day, this alarm promises an adrenalin-filled wake-up call.

You can check out the rest of the selection of alarm clocks right HERE.


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