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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sonic Hand Grenade

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The Sonic Grenade is probably the best way to get someone up if you don't mind them hating you for the rest of the day.

[T]he Sonic Alarm makes the whole 'getting them out of bed' exercise a very simple, and indeed amusing, operation. Looking like an old-fashioned comedy hand grenade, the Sonic Alarm will wake pretty well anything up. Simply pull the pin, yell an emphatic "fire in the hole" and lob the grenade into the sleeper's room. After ten seconds a very annoying and piercingly loud noise (there are three volume settings) will blast out from the alarm. That's not all however, what makes this especially great is that to stop the alarm the sleeper has to find you so you can put the pin back in. It's stupid, and brilliant, and will be the bane of every over-sleeper on the planet. Parents are going to love this, though the soon to be rudely awoken might not.

If you like this concept, you might also like the puzzle alarm clock as well. When the alarm goes off, the top breaks into puzzle pieces and it has to be reassembled before the alarm goes off.

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