The humble alarm clock. Quite an innocuous piece of technology, but one that strikes fear into the very soul of those lucky/unlucky enough to have been born into a capitalist dystopia in which earning a paltry wage is a necessity. Every morning, the incessant and skull-splitting cacophony of either a traditional alarm clock or a mobile phone's electronic wail drags us from our slumber, heralding the start of a new day chained to a desk or doing some other mundane task for hours at a time. It needn't be like this though, oh no. The first remedy to this revolting scenario is to find a job we actually enjoy. The second (and easier option) is to employ the use of an alarm clock so overtly fabulous that waking up to it is never, ever a chore. Ladies and germs, I present to you the NTSC-J Dreamcast alarm clock:
I've been aware of this clock for a while but the ones that pop up on eBay UK are usually over priced, and the PAL-flavoured clocks are quite rare these days (photo below). However, the clock is now here in my possession and it cost about £7 if I remember rightly (my Stirling to Yen conversion knowledge isn't the best, and my memory is addled with cheap ale and genetically modified trans fats), so I thought it only right to share the thing in pictorial form with you, oh loyal reader.
Thanks again to Ross for sending the clock halfway around the world so that I may get up for work on time. Much appreciated Ross. Now, every time I have to get up I will imagine your face and think about throwing a dart at it. Cough. If you have more information on the Dreamcast alarm clock, let us know in the comments!