The object I hate the most every morning of my life is the alarm clock. When it starts ringing at 7:30 in the morning every day, the only thing that goes in my head is to slam this ‘waking up machine’ against the wall or toss it out of the window. Practically it would be possible but financially it wouldn’t be a smart move.
Roger Ibars has designed a prototype which is a simple alarm clock fitted with an old gaming gun retrofitted with a few tilt switches. The alarm clock could be controlled by tilting the gun in different directions but the elating feature is that the alarm clock would be silenced by pulling the trigger. There is nothing more satisfying than pulling the trigger on the ‘thing’ that woke me up.
The gun operated alarm clock is still a concept and it would be a ‘must-have’ gadget in my bedroom if the concept is realized and produced.