Infallibly Polite Alarm Clock, voiced by Stephen Fry

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Like the clock, I’ll let Hammacher Schlemmer speak for itself:

The clock plays 126 different wake-up messages in the reserved voice of Stephen Fry, the original actor from the English comedy Jeeves and Wooster. When the alarm sounds, Jeeves speaks softly as he assuages your displeasure that the morning has indeed come.

It’s $100.

The Infallibly Polite Speaking Alarm Clock [HS via Slashgear via Engadget]

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12 Responses to Infallibly Polite Alarm Clock, voiced by Stephen Fry

  1. happenedtobehere says:

    They have these in stock for $70 over at http://www.thinkgeek.com/

  2. sterlinm says:

    Also, if you don’t want to spring for the alarm clock you can download the audio files and use your computer as an alarm clock for similar effect. Then it’s only 7.50 GBP. Furthermore, 20 of the files are available for free under a CC license.

    http://voco.uk.com/downloads.php?version=gms

  3. brianary says:

    ThinkGeek has it for $70.

  4. pupdog says:

    Ok, but des it come with a sleep mode? I would buy it just to have Mr. Fry whisk me off to dreamland with a story at night…

  5. gobo says:

    Yes, it does have a sleep mode; Mr Fry counts you down to slumber very patiently.

    I’ve had this clock for over a year and never get tired of hearing Stephen Fry politely clear his voice and announce the morning. My favorite of his messages:

    “Come, sir. Let us seize the day and take it roughly from behind, as the Colonel used to say… in his unfortunate way.”

  6. acb says:

    Do they sell this in the UK/Europe? Or Australia, for that matter?

  7. dculberson says:

    Ohhhhhhhhh, we wants it, we do.

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    I’m in.

    I could listen to that guy reading the phone book.

  9. Anonymous says:

    They’re great. I bought one for my dad a few years ago and then a couple for some friends. There are Sir and Madam version.

    Also, it’s cheaper if you get them directly from the site that produces them: http://www.voco.uk.com/
    $60 plus $10 shipping. Only problem is they’re out of stock until June.

  10. dculberson says:

    Strider, that reminds me of:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2BzLf2jwIM

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