Banpresto has developed a new alarm clock using wrestling and boxing gongs as the design motif. When it’s time to wake up, a referee’s voice counts down and the bell or gong rings.
Two types are available: the wrestling and boxing versions. At the set time, the alarm plays the voice of a broadcaster and the gong will ring unless the user can hit the clock within three counts (wrestling version) or 10 counts (boxing version). The product tests the user’s reflex ability to rise in time before the round is over.
Price: 2,919 yen. On sale in early 2010.