"Ever wanted a combination of a robot, alarm clock, desktop reading light and pet snake in one?", the site offering this new toy asks.

Well yes, now you've mentioned it, there is a robo-snake sized hole in our lives right now.

The RoboBoa has tons of features - using the remote control you can chose between 41 functions for this reptilian robotic.

Boasting advanced AI animation with lights, motion and sound the RoboBoa is a smart desk light, wake-up alarm, strafing room alarm, disco-dancer, roving tank, safety light and friendly "alien" personality.

Bog standard bedside alarm clocks are just going to look so dull from now on...