Let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to wake up early. Whether you’re a morning person or not, prying yourself from your comfy covers when it’s still dark out is probably one of the biggest struggles you’ll have to make all day. But thankfully, there is something that can make things a bit easier — and more adventurous.
While it may be possible to sleep through most alarms, you probably won’t be able to with the Clocky. That’s because the battery-operated, two-wheeled alarm clock forces you to chase it to turn it off. No, really. The alarm goes off, you reach for it on the nightstand, and it rolls away … and away and away and away.
Essentially, the Clocky is a runaway clock on wheels. It will roll, hide and even jump off a nightstand (up to three feet high) to get you out of bed — and, yes, it works on both carpet and wood floors.
Heavy sleepers, beware. According to its product description, the alarm itself is “super loud” and sounds like the Star Wars droid character R2-D2. Can you imagine sleeping through that in the morning?
Now, if you’re a person who normally takes advantage of the snooze button and has to set five different alarms, you don’t have that option here. Instead, this alarm clock gives you the option for one snooze that you can customize to last between one and nine minutes. At the same time, you can also turn off the snooze feature entirely, if you’re feeling really inspired to overcome your morning grog. You can also turn off Clocky’s wheels if noise is all you need to get going.
Sure, it might look like a kid’s toy, but for anyone who tends to sleep through their alarm, this very well may be the inspiration you need in the morning. In fact, Amazon touts that more than 300 Clockys have been purchased in the last month.
With the holidays just around the corner, Clocky also makes for a hilarious gag gift. Give it to your sleepy teenager, your perpetually-late friend or your spouse who loves the snooze button a little too much. It’s a guaranteed laugh.
Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of the quicky clock either: Clocky has earned more than 4,600 five-star reviews.
One pleased customer proclaimed: “Exactly what I needed!” They went on to share, “Although to this day I still do not like waking up in the morning, and to this day I still struggle with being on time … Clocky has been an enormous help to my daily routine! I am more than happy with this tiny splurge on an alarm clock. It feels more like a smart investment for my present and future.”
Another happy shopper explained: “I have been using Clocky for 11 months and cannot imagine going back to a traditional alarm that is easily defeated. Clocky is accurate and reliable. I know the time at a glance… The six control buttons are clearly marked and intuitive… It is quirky and whimsical and just loud enough not to be ignored.”
A final five-star reviewer called it “super loud and annoying” but still said they “love it,” because, well, that’s the point.
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.