Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The VOCO Clock is an alarm clock that wakes you with the soothing voice of Stephen Frye, the perfect valet.

"The VOCO alarm will lure a man from his secret recesses with the sound of gentle birdsong. This is followed by a discrete cough. Then the comforting words, "Good Morning, Sir," insinuate themselves into the room. This is followed by a message -- a different one every morning (there are three months' worth, before they start repeating, depending on how you use the clock). They say things like:

I'm sorry to disturb you, Sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree. I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame, Sir."