Can't even Force yourself out of bed in the morning? You could employ a little wrinkly green dude to poke you with a stick -- or you could buy this Star Wars themed alarm clock. The $29.99 Training Ball Alarm Clock is, as the name suggests, an alarm clock, with a switch-off mechanism that involves throwing it across the room. For most us mere mortals, that'd be a physical action; I guess if you were able to use the Force, you could move it purely with your mind. That'd be a little self-defeating, though; if you didn't get up to throw it, you'd be quite likely to simply fall back asleep again. [Frontline Hobbies via The Gadgeteer]
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