I personally love the design and look of this alarm clock. It works by throwing the ball at you first before going off and waking you up. In order to stop the alarm you must get up find the ball and then put it back or the alarm will keep going. This is a great way to get you, your neighbor, and the rest of the community awake if you find the ball in a very slow manner. The downside to this alarm clock is if you cannot find the ball or it goes missing there is no way to snooze or stop the alarm but by unplugging or removing the batteries. This may be just what you hard to wake people need to be out of bed on time to start the day.