Alarm clocks are the bane of our existence. And yet, they are the only things that can wake us in the morning. Though we don’t quite have a perfect way to wake ourselves; one way is too loud and obnoxious, another might be too unobtrusive to actually wake us, an alarm that will get our minds moving is always going to be the best bet.
The IQ Alarm Clock is probably one of the better, and also the worst ways to wake you up in the morning. There are problems that you have to solve to turn off the alarm. That may be a huge turnoff for a lot of you out there, but if you think about it, it’s really an ingenious idea. To wake up in the morning, we wait for a terrible noise to “wake us up” and then drag ourselves out of bed, still in half-slumber state. This clock makes you use your brain right when you get up so that you don’t turn off the sound and start to lull yourself back into sleep. The batteries are also hard to get to and the power off button takes 30 seconds to power down. Though you may want to toss the thing, it’ll still be on unless you answer its questions. It’s definitely a love-hate relationship, but this will definitely get you up in the morning. No word on whether this concept will turn into a reality.