Polyphasic Sleep

Clocky: The Robotic Alarm Clock on Wheels

By Alec Trembath

Let’s face it, sometimes waking up can be downright difficult. It is so easy to hit that snooze button and go back to that amazing dream you were having. But for some people, ten more minutes turn to 20, then 30 and soon you wake up in a panic because you only have about 15 minutes to get ready for your day. That is assuming you actually hit the snooze and not turn the alarm off in that half-asleep zombie state. Luckily, the evolution of the alarm clock has come a long way.

Clocky is a robotic alarm clock. When it goes off it will roll around your room sounding its alarm until you catch it to turn it off. Here’s how it works:

  • Set the alarm just like any other clock.
  • The first time it goes off, it will remain stationary.
  • If you hit the snooze button (which you can set from 1 to 9 minutes) it will silence the alarm.
  • When it the alarm sounds the second time, Clocky comes to life and forces you to as well.

The alarm sounds like a manic R2-D2 rolling around on the floor. But if you’re looking for a fun, more creative way to wake up and stay that way, Clocky is one of many unique alarm clocks that are on the market today.