Money-Grubbing BanClock Alarm Demands Cash to STFUS

Okay, now the clocks have gone too far. The BanClock extorts money from you in order to shut the fuck up. Here's one device we hope will stay in Japan, where they're selling it right now for $50. But it looks like it would be easy to defeat, with a simple unplug instead of giving up the cash.

Even though we like its minimalist cube-shaped design and variety of primary and monochromatic colors, there's something about an extortionist alarm clock that rubs us the wrong way. Heck, we'd give them $50 to keep it out of our house.

Product Page (Japanese) [Plywood, via popgadget]