Cuckoo for cacao? You might like the Chococlock

Make clock-watching more entertaining by getting a clock that dispenses chocolate every hour.

Jeff Sparkman Senior Copy Editor / Reviews
Jeff Sparkman is a copy editor at CNET who also writes about goofy and retro gadgets and contributes lame jokes where needed.
Jeff Sparkman
2 min read

Pavlov would have been proud.

You've got your head down, diligently working on a big project (or schooling one of your Facebook pals on a word game). The world around you is a blur; you're in your own world. And then, the clock strikes 1, and you instinctively turn to get your reward.

Are you cuckoo for cacao? Firebox

You, too, can set your internal clock to pause at hourly intervals with the help of the Chococlock. Every hour on the hour, this clock plays "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" and opens the tiny doors on its front to reveal a small chocolate treat.

And before you say, "Hey, wait a minute; what's to stop me from just eating chocolate whenever I want," keep in mind that this is a novelty clock. We know it's easier to just stash a Three Musketeers in your desk drawer and gnaw on it at opportune moments.

But if everyone in the office knows that you have a hoard of candy in your drawer, how long do you think it's going to stay there before it magically disappears?

This clock keeps your chocolate secure because only you (and, um, anyone who happens to read this) know there's a magic cheat button that lets you get a snack whenever you want. It's like a hamster feeder for people!

All this innovation comes for a price, however. It'll set you back about 40 bucks to become the envy of your office mates. Just try not to think about how many candy bars that much money would buy you.

The thing that worries me the most about this clever (if somewhat goofy) clock is that somewhere, someone is redesigning this to look like the back of a moose.

(Via OhGizmo!)