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'Unsnoozeable' alarm clock allows no excuses for staying in bed

Johannesburg, Wed, 11 Apr 2012 ANI

Johannesburg, Apr 11 (ANI): A US researcher has come up with an alarm clock that can only be stopped by getting out of bed as it does not have any snooze button.

If it is unplugged, a battery takes over. As wake-up time approaches, it is simply impossible to reset the alarm time.

Invented by Paul Sammut, a 25-year-old engineer who lives in Hoboken, the gadget could be the world's most annoying alarm clock.

Once it goes off, to stop it you must get out of bed, go into the kitchen or bathroom, and punch the day's date into a telephone-style keypad. That's the only way to stop the loud 'ding-ding,' designed to sound like a customer angrily banging on a concierge bell at a hotel, News 24 reported.

He started working on the gadget because he was finding it difficult to get up and make it to work on time after college.

"I wanted to make something that would essentially force me to get out of bed when I wanted to get out of bed the night before," said Sammut.

"And I was thinking about ways of doing it and I thought about how in high school I had the perfect solution to this, which was my mother, and how she would, if it was time for me to wake up, force me out of bed."

He built the prototype in his free time and uses it every day.

"Now I wake up before it goes off," said Sammut.

"I subconsciously fear it and know I have to get up."owever, he did acknowledge that there is one way to stop the alarm without getting out of bed.

"You could smash it," said Sammut.

But since it comes with a price tag of 350 dollars, it would be a really expensive way to sleep in. (ANI)


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