In what seems like a brilliant touch that is sure to both wake up and permanently scar the souls of those among us who are late sleepers, Aphelion is a LED  alarm clock that comes with a very special feature.

When it’s time to wake up, it launches a ball into the room, and will not stop ringing until you fetch the ball and place it back into its receptacle. One wonders how far and with how much power the ball is launched, and also how random its trajectory is – it looks like it’s metal and pretty heavy, so it could brake things.

And while that is sure to wake you, do you want to sacrifice your possessions for being at work on time? In case it does break something, Aphelion will try to soothe you by playing a library of MP3 songs or the AM radio of your choice.