New Hello Kitty alarm clock looks cute, runs away to annoy you


I covered quite a few alarm clocks with annoying features from Japan in the past months, i.e. one that’s shaped like a railroad crossing sign, one that wakes sleepers with helicopter engine sounds and Bandai’s brilliant Gun o’ Clock.

But none of these devices is as cute as the Hello Kitty Action Alarm Clock, today announced by Sanrio (the company behind the ultrapopular character) in Japan.

Once activated, the clock starts moving until it hits a wall and starts to go in circles from there until you catch it and stop the alarm. If not, Kitty plants her feet firmly on the ground and says (in Japanese) “Good morning, it’s time! Goooood morning! Hey, hey, you’re gonna be late!”. Good god.

hello_kitty_clock2The Hello Kitty clock goes on sale in on February 12 and costs $70. As it’s Japan-only, I suggest you try contacting either the Japan Trend Shop, Gizmine or Rinkya if you want to make your sister or girlfriend happy.

Via Impress [JP]