Afternoon Giveaway: The Runaway Alarm Clock

Jason English

Exciting news! The good people at UncommonGoods have given us a sack filled with cool stuff to hand out to our readers this week. (After sticking with us through our weird error messages all weekend, you guys deserve some quirky presents.)

Let's kick things off with Tocky, the Runaway Alarm Clock.

"Designer Gauri Nanda created her first mobile clock out of necessity. She was a graduate student at M.I.T., and after one too many slept-through classes, she invented a clock with wheels to motivate her to get out of bed. The Tocky is the second generation of that clock, combining all the same wake-up power with the ability to be personalized and a sunnier outlook."

You can either record voice messages with Tocky's built-in microphone, or upload MP3s via USB. Tocky retails for $69.

So, how can you win?

Tell us your best (worst) story about sleeping through something important.

We're going to pick one winner at random, so all you really have to do is leave a comment. But we can't wait to hear your cringe-inducing anecdotes. I'll announce a winner tomorrow.

Or you can just go order one for yourself. Here's a clip of Tocky in action: