A High-Tech Take On The Money-Destroying Alarm Clock

The money-shredding alarm clock was a controversial idea, in part because shredding physical cash is technically illegal. The SnūzNLūz is a high-tech take on the same idea — if you hit the snooze button, money is automatically extracted from your bank account and given as a donation to an organisation you despise.

Like the shredding clock, this is a concept (and an April Fool's one at that) rather than a product you can actually buy right now. However, it wouldn't be that hard to rig up — with a simple automation script to log into your bank account and a bit of Arduino magic, you might never sleep in again. As one reader suggested, you could also rig up an automated payment in your banking and force yourself to get up and cancel it every day.



    Cool. Being that "one reader" do I get a cut of profits? What? it was posted for April Fools and I suggested it in June? Doh!

    New concept: Each time you hit the snooze button, carbon monoxide is piped in. After that, each time you hit snooze, they take a finger. After that, a loved one, after that..?

      When I was at Uni (and could sleep in) my Dad wanted me to mow the lawn. He brought the mower upstairs into my room, started it up, and shut the door. The fumes got me up.

        Haha your father sounds like a champ lol

        Thats a lot of effort. I would have switched it off, removed the sparkplug and gone back to bed.

        I would have let the fumes kill me just to teach dad a lesson

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