How Much to Get You Out of Bed? Alarm Lets You Decide

People who find themselves hitting the snooze button over and over in the morning often find that after a while, their productivity and paychecks start to suffer. But motivating yourself to get out of bed with that abstract threat of a smaller paycheck may not be enough. If that’s the case, then the “Shredder Clock” might be what you need.

The clock features a miniature shredder beneath a slot that holds a banknote of your choice. Put in $1, $20, $100 – whatever amount would spur you to drag your sleepy bones out of bed in the morning.

If you don’t shut the clock off as soon as the alarm sounds, the shredder starts up and you can kiss your money goodbye. There is no snooze button and no second chance here – just a merciless money-destroying machine that will make you immediately poorer unless you can learn to wake up with your alarm.

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See more in Clocks & Watches or under Gadgets. August, 2011.