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Honorable Mention – Space Invaders Alarm Clock

Now you can wake up to the sounds of Space Invaders with this nifty alarm clock. Powered by two AAA batteries, the clock plays a simulated game of Space Invaders when your alarm goes off. It measures 95 x 92 x 85mm and weighs just 130g. Available now through Rakuten for around $34. [Source]

5. NES/Famicon Controller Alarm Clock

Wake up to the sound of Super Mario Bros. with this nifty NES/Famicon controller alarm clock. It features a built-in LCD display and allows you to “use the D-Pad + buttons to change modes/ set the alarm.” Available here for $24.99.

It even has a built in mini-game… score high enough and unlock a “secret” alarm sound. These cool little clocks are limited edition items imported from Japan and are guaranteed cheaper than PS3


4. USB Air Purifier/Alarm Clock

Here’s a first: a USB-powered air purifier/alarm clock with LED party lights. This gadget would go well with the USB Paper Shredder, don’t you think? Available now through USBGeek for $32. [Source]

3. NES Alarm Clock

An NES alarm clock? Yes, it’s true, this modder gutted his old NES and fitted it with a fully functional alarm clock. The buttons were wired to the console’s player 1 controller port (clock settings), reset button (snooze), and power button (alarm indicator). Lastly, he custom mounted an LED display behind the cartridge slot to display the time.

“The finished product’s time, alarm time and other parameters have to be set by manually shorting Player 1 controller input contacts with wire jumpers.”


2. The Handle Alarm

The Handle Alarm — designed by Duck Young Kong — puts a new twist on the classic device with the addition of a handle, in which users pull to set alarm/clock time.

The length of the wire represents amount of the time. Therefore, user can easily understand how much time remains before they must wake up. Pushing the LCD screen will turn off the alarm. The clock can be placed on a side table or hung on the wall


1. Xbox 360 Tissue Alarm Clock

Here’s a first: an “XBox 360 Tissue-Dispensing Alarm Clock Case Mod” — which features “not only intense tissue-dispensing action, but a snazzy EL-based alarm clock.” Unfortunately, instructions weren’t provided on how to build your own — that is, if you have a broken 360 laying around.

…the Xbox 360 case mod sheds all such constraints such as “functionality” and “reason” for a case mode made especially in our honor