Sfera Retracting Alarm Clock

Mounted on the ceiling, this little bugger will eventually get you out of bed. The Sfera Retracting Alarm Clock is an innocent-enough-looking white sphere that hangs above your bed. But when the "alarm" goes off, well, then it's a different story...

When the alarm goes off, the Sfera lowers to hover just above your head and it begins to glow. To active the "sleep" button, you hit it and it retracts a bit toward the ceiling. This continues to happen until it retracts so high that when it goes off, you must stand up to reach it. Then you're up. We don't have that difficult a time getting out of bed, but if you do, the Sfera design is less offensive than the rolling and flying varieties out there.