How do you want to start the day? The best answer is "later." But if you must wake, then there's probably no better sound to stir you than that of a young child giggling. That's why the design firm Ideo developed the Lolzzz clock. When it's time to wake up, the clock physically rocks back and forth. The recorded laughter of Quinn, a 5-year old girl, plays. To make her laugh louder, tickle the clock's belly button.
Lolzzz is one of three inventions in the monYay! collection of time-management devices that will help you enjoy rather than dread life on a fixed schedule. The others are a bubble-blower calendar alert system and a Bluetooth-enabled tin can.