Personalized Alarm Clock

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Upon a moment's reflection, the creepiness of this product becomes apparent, explaining why it never caught on. The notion of one's own voice pleasantly or angrily cajoling the sleeper to awake is straight out of some Philip K. Dick dystopia, in which the hero's brain has been split into two separate personalities. "Wake up, Paul, wake up! Today is the day you must assassinate the ambassador from Rigel Nine!"

Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Aug 20, 2012
     Category: Domestic | Appliances | Psychology | 1970s

I think we're still using a kissin' cousin of this critter! The radio is a bust, it doesn't keep good time but the numbers are brightly lit saving broken toes and squished dog during those nightly foray to make deposits in the porcelain vault.

(We've hit that stage of life where an "all nigher" has nothing to do with sex.)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/12 at 10:04 AM
I am sure the $130 price tag may have discouraged the product as well.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/20/12 at 10:30 AM
Whoa! It better have woken me up with something a lot more personal than my favorite song for that kind of money!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/20/12 at 10:34 AM
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