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WiFi Donation Alarm Clock by ThinkGeek

Brilliant or Baffling: Donation Alarm Clock

Is the snooze button the first thing you touch every morning? The SnūzNLūz ($40) was developed with your sleepy kind in mind — the clock connects to your online bank account via WiFi and donates your money ($10 or more) to a non-profit you hate each time you choose to snooze.

The creator, ThinkGeek, lists the following usage suggestions:

  • Are you a butcher? Set your SnūzNLūz to donate to PETA.
  • Enjoy your freedom? (Blue state version) Set your SnūzNLūz to donate to the GOP.
  • Enjoy your freedom? (Red state version) Set your SnūzNLūz to donate to MoveOn.Org.
  • Are you a hippie? Set your SnūzNLūz to donate to the American Coal Foundation.

What do you think of this economic incentive to steer clear of your snooze button?

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Spun-Sugar Spun-Sugar 9 years
oy - it's quirky! (and "butcher" is a little strong...)
Porkchopz Porkchopz 9 years
um, no thanks.
nancita nancita 9 years
This is so weird! It seems like it's giving a negative connotation to donating money, since hitting snooze is something you supposedly don't want to do.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
Hahahaha this made me laugh.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
ridiculous.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 9 years
I thought it was going to say every time you hit snooze it donated some of your money :ROTFL: That would get your azz out of bed fast :ROTFL:
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I think that it would be a good idea if you have a serious problem getting up in the morning. It could save you your job if you think about it. But Clocky would probably be a better option because they you have to physically get up and CHASE the thing down.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
no
squeila squeila 9 years
If i'm going to be giving away money i'll give it away to a company i like. of course it will deter u from pushing snooze if u lose money everytime u hit it, however, surely there are better solutions.
stephiec274 stephiec274 9 years
i think it would be a good idea for me only if it was donating to a charity i supported though. i am definitely a serial snoozer (at least ten times each morning!)
caligirl101 caligirl101 9 years
very strange
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
HOLY FREAKING COW WHERE CAN I BUY THE WONDER OF WONDERS! I would always get up first buzz - unless of course I could rig it to actually give to a charity I liked like the Michael J Fox Foundation or Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation or MS Society or National Brain Tumor Foundation - then I would probably just keep hitting snooze. But if it forced me to support the KKK or Aryan Brotherhood then Smashy, Smashy alarm clock. Also spend my account into overdraft and I'll destroy the entire factory that makes said alarm clock.
angelwithwings angelwithwings 9 years
now the question is, if this is a real product, then what happens if your account reaches 0.00, would it still donate 10.00 in your name, or would it stop?? and there is just a little flaw. like i said, if this was real, you would be able to put in what ever charity you wanted in there.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
That is crazy. I would go broke the first week.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I never snooze in the morning, I have to get up and walk across the room to turn off my alarm clock---after the chore, I'm up. I wonder how many people would hit the buttom more than twice.
jspeed jspeed 9 years
Haha, I just found ThinkGeek's "USB fondue pot" when yum-marking yesterday, and at first I thought it was for real too! They have some great real products, in addition to their jokes.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
Scary.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
Yes, it is last year's April Fools joke. But either way, I think it's kind of a brilliant idea. I'm guilty of snoozing in the morning, and this would definitely get me up in the morning. :)
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I think it's brilliant...but I would be broke by the first morning. While in reality I probably would have made "the enemy" rich, in my dreams I've already stomped them out like Godzilla!!!
ladygypsy ladygypsy 9 years
It's ThinkGeek's April Fool's joke from last year, I think...click "add to cart" and it tells you so. :) fine print on the product page: "Really Fine Print: ThinkGeek reserves the right to take up to a 50% commision on all donations made through the SnūzNLūz. In fact the software supplied with the clock ensures such is the case. Yay!. However, we promise to only use the money for rockets and beach front property." LOL! :)
Hocuspocus Hocuspocus 9 years
Crazy idea. There are better alarmclocks out there if you really need a push to get out of bed. Like the one that rolls away when you try to turn it off.
omilawd omilawd 9 years
This is just plain weird. It wouldn't keep me from hitting the snooze button; it would just start my morning off wrong. I'll stick to Clocky!
maybeimnot maybeimnot 9 years
I can just have visions of an angry roommate or curious child coming and playing with it and overdrafting my account. Or if I bumped it while going to the off button, boy that's not a way I want to start my day. it's a good idea, as far as being accountable goes (because really, if it did cost you $10, you wouldn't oversleep!) but seems like it could be too unsecured for me.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
Haha, I think it's a great idea! It prevents you from procrastinating and also keeps you donating money to a cause you care about. But yeah, the bank account being wired to your alarm clock doesn't seem very ... secure.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
Wow~yeah I think it's a bit ridiculous. I wouldn't want my bank account to be wired to my snooze button!
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