Wanted: The Self-Hiding Alarm Clock

This morning while cleaning up my office, I came across an old sketchbook from one of my design classes in college, circa ~1999.  In it was a gem of a product idea (if I do say so myself).  Without further adieu, here it is: The Self-Hiding Alarm Clock:

Problem: I always turn off my alarm clock and just go back to sleep. It's too easy to reach!

One solution: move the alarm clock to the other side of the room. Problem: This doesn't work! Because you know exactly where it is.

The obvious solution is an alarm clock that hides itself!

Each night it schemes its way to a new hiding spot...

The next morning, you have to wake up, or it will never turn off...

Note the sweet Pentium 4 inside!

So, who’s with me to set up a project on KickStarter or Quirky and make this thing real?!  Or, we could all just learn to manage our sleep a little better

Update: (5 min after posting) the Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels serves addresses this nicely. Amazing! via @jordan_yee

Update 2: (+2 min) then there’s the Flying Digital Alarm Clock, which, in the words of the creator:

In pursuit of waking excellence… meet the alarm with a difference! Flying Alarm Clock. SAVE BIG! By its very purpose, the “perfect” alarm clock must be able to outwit the human who sets it! An interesting challenge, to say the least. This Flying Alarm Clock comes as close as I’ve seen. When the alarm goes off, a helicopter flies into the air, carrying the key to turn off the alarm. The only way to silence the alarm is to get out of bed and find the key! The true late sleeper has finally met their match!

Incredible!  via @hoosteen

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