Since there is no snooze button, you have no choice but to rise listening to music or to start shaking it. The Minute Glass isn't connected to any wall, so it can also double as a LED flashlight to help you find your way around at night, when you don't want to disturb anyone.
The design of the Minute Glass, created by Colin Roberts, was derived by inverting a classic hourglass. It has glass on the outside and a solid structure in the inside. The hard edged glass seems to hermetically seal the hourglass shape, with its floral graphic, away from the outside. The cylindrical shape allows it to be set flat or stand on either end.
We think that the Minute Glass is a great concept. You simply have no choice but to get up. There is no way that you can shake the Minute Glass and go back to sleep. Shaking something like this would most definitely wake you up. It's either that or listen to some music, which is also bound to wake you up. This just stops you from using the snooze button one time too many. [via core77]