Do you know who your main tormentor in the house is? Alarm clock, of course. This bastard wakes you up in the morning and makes you go to work or college, or somewhere else. And at the same time he looks so that he certainly wants to be thrown into the farthest corner and sleep some more. Although there are also such alarm clocks that it would be a pity to throw against the wall. For example, this damn dozen.
13th place. Alarm clock "Drill Sergeant"
This watch does not have a computer, mp3 player, it cannot count logarithms and detect aliens. But this is the only alarm clock in our memory that wakes you up with the sounds of an army bugle and a harsh ensign cry "Let's get up!" For this, the watch received an honorable 13th place. And the LCD-screen, built-in radio and a special button for listening to sergeant orders only confirmed us in the correctness of the decision.
12th place. Giovannoni timesphere
The watch has one small problem - on a small watch it is not always possible to distinguish numbers, and large ones still need to be able to fit into the interior. All of this is easily accomplished with the graceful Giovannoni Timesphere, which can project precise time onto any surface. This is done using a wireless ball that can be recharged at the main base. But be careful - cats love to play with balls, and the toy is very expensive.
11th place. Alarm clock "Nintendo Famicon"
Such a watch will surely appeal to those who, in their childhood, passed the next level in Mario, day and night, or any other game that was played by the dandy. The alarm clock exactly resembles a prefix, and there are options with five "cartridges" to choose from - Excite Bike, Dr. Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Ice Climber or Super Mario Bros. And the alarm clock, as you might have guessed, rings with the same melodies that were in these games. Nostalgia creeps in instantly. Where is my Dandy..
10th place. "Cathode Ray Tube Clock"
As the name suggests, this unusual clock, designed by David Forbes, is made from a 3-inch cathode-ray oscilloscope that "bends" the CRT beam to form bright, crisp numbers.
Moreover, on the microcircuit, in addition to the switch and the microprocessor responsible for counting the time, there is also an analog circle generator based on the cosine and sine functions. Therefore, arcs and circles on numbers look almost perfect.
9th place. Water battery clock
You will not find the usual battery compartment in these hours. Instead, the developers built a container for water (or for any other liquid that conducts electricity, such as beer) into the watch. As soon as the reservoir is filled with liquid, the clock starts to work, taking energy from the water and showing the time. The most amazing thing is that they really work.
8th place. Spy watch "Camcorder"
In addition to the LCD display and other gentleman's set, which all such alarm clocks have, this watch has a built-in video camera that reacts to movement. The built-in memory lasts about 12 minutes of shooting (no sound), but it can be expanded with SD / MMC memory cards. And then you can see everything that the camera filmed by simply connecting the watch to a computer via USB. Everything is very simple. Who would suspect such a trick in the most ordinary watches?
7th place. Alarm clock "Lexon's On-Off"
Perhaps the most impractical alarm clock in our roundup. He is saved only by the interesting concept, and the abundance of color options - as many as six for every taste. In the normal position, the alarm is on. And in order for him to stop ringing, it is enough to knock him over to the other side
Well, tell me please, is it possible to wake a person up with an alarm clock that turns off when you touch it with your finger? I'm definitely not here.
6th place. Rolling Ball Lego watch
This watch cannot ring. And they are not required, the system is completely different here. One ball is rolled onto the top rail every minute. Every five minutes, the top rail is dropped and one ball is rolled onto the middle rail. And every hour, respectively, the upper and middle strips are dropped, and the ball is added to the lower rail. Thus, the time can be determined absolutely unambiguously.
5th place. Alarm clock AXbo
How often have you had that you are watching your most beautiful dream and at the climax you are suddenly woken up by an alarm clock? Constantly? To prevent this from happening, you just need an alarm clock from AXbo. The strap on your arm monitors your heart rate and determines what phase of sleep you are in. It then transmits this information wirelessly to the base, which decides whether to wake you up or not. Do not be afraid, this alarm clock will not let you sleep, but waking up half an hour earlier is welcome. But what can't you do for the safety of your dreams?
4th place. Clock from the hard drive
To paraphrase the living legend of Russian humor - if you have an old broken hard drive, do not throw it away. Indeed, craftsmen easily make excellent watches out of hard drives. Full instructions on how to make a beautiful watch out of an old and useless thing can be found here.
Unfortunately, the clock is not very practical - old hard drives make too much noise, and even when they are open. And to acquire new ones in order to spoil them for the sake of watches, it seems to me that this is not a very reasonable occupation.
This solution looks more interesting - not homemade, but much more stylish and beautiful:
3rd place. Ping Pong hours
No, thank goodness you don't have to play ping-pong to make them work, that would be overkill. The clock here displays the score of a schematic table tennis game. It looks very funny and interesting, at least if you are often waiting for something by staring at the time, this watch will help you brighten up the minutes of anxious waiting.
2nd place. Digital clock on a T-shirt
Such a T-shirt will be useful not to you, but to those around you, who, looking at you, will always know the exact time. The watch would look even better on the back. They work, of course, not just like that, but from four AAA batteries, which, however, are hidden in an inconspicuous compartment and will provide a T-shirt from 12 to 36 hours, depending on the selected time display option. There are eight such options.
1st place. Rat-crafted watch
In the year of the rat, we could not help but put this watch in the first place. The rat inside, of course, is not real, but mechanical, but it turns the wheel better than many living ones, and most importantly, it is more stable. The mechanism is very real - it is the spinning of the drum that makes the hands of the clock move, so that you can, in general, stretch your pet rat there, if there is one.
A mechanical mouse "eats" one 4D battery and two AA batteries. The work is hard - you need a lot of energy.