The Greatest Mashup Ever: The Clock Radio

The Greatest Mashup Ever: The Clock Radio

Taryn Williford
Jun 17, 2010

We're suckers for phones that can blast your music library or a computer mouse that functions as a card reader. But for every billion multi-tasking invention mashups that go horribly wrong (we're looking at you, car dashboard laptop mount) there's one that's absolutely perfect. Tech culture magazine Wired gives the trophy to the clock radio. What do you think?

In honor of the 148th anniversary of the gun-and-plow mashup, Wired put together a list of the best and worst invention mashups in history.

While the spork, beer can helmet and calculator watch all found their rightful places on the list, the award for the best goes to the clock radio:

Waking up to your favorite radio station takes a lot of the pain out of waking up. In one form or another, this one has lasted for decades.

Surprising to us, because we use sporks more frequently than our clock radio. But we're sure many of you disagree.

Are you way into your clock radio? If not, what other mashup would you put on the list? Tell us in the comments!

Via Wired

(Image: Flickr user colonnade under license from Creative Commons.)


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