Ever since The Clapper hit the market in 1985, the device has been famous for its hilarious premise: to relieve people from doing the simplest of tasks. But in today's society of instant gratification and digital versions of almost anything, ease-of-use is becoming increasingly normal…and ridiculous. Read on for 10 products specifically designed with lazybones in mind.
Motorized Ice Cream Cone
Being a kid these days isn't all fun and games. They may not know the hardship of walking four miles to school in the snow, but they do have to rotate their own ice cream cones to lick up all the drips. Now lactose-loving youngsters can avoid a future of carpal tunnel syndrome (and perhaps, doing things for themselves) with Perpetual Kid's motorized ice cream cone, which does all the work with the press of a button.
Automatic Ball Thrower
Sure, your dog needs exercise, but why should you have to suffer, too? GoDogGo's automatic fetch machine pitches balls at 7- or 15-second intervals via remote control. Now, not only can you can sit idly in a lawn chair while Fido bolts back and forth, but you can also completely ignore your pet at the same time. Win-win!
Electronic Spin the Bottle Game
There's a new twist on the age-old kissing game: Spin the bottle has gone electronic! Jazzed up with flashing lights, sound effects and programmable commands, this plastic bottle whizzes around all by itself. Because that's what hormonal teens huddled together in a dark basement care about-less spinning.
You'd think someone would have invented something years ago to keep hands dry and warm in the snow. Oh right, they did. They're called gloves. But when those aren't enough, consider using this device to fastidiously create a snowball for your next fight. Like an ice-cream scoop for nature, the lightweight contraption will deliver perfectly formed snowballs each and every time, no need to get wet, messy…or have any fun.Take a trip down memory lane with these totally transformed toy classics.
Everyone knows that penne is easier to eat, but spaghetti tastes better. Now you can have the best of both worlds with the Twirling Spaghetti Fork. The battery-powered automatic pasta-winding tool ensures that you won't make a mess while chowing down, or accidentally kiss either of the dogs from Lady and the Tramp.
Chocolate Milk Mixer
We get it. When you need chocolate milk, you need it now. And mixing your beverage with a spoon is just not efficient enough. Enter the Moo Mixer Supreme (a step up in design and function from the original Moo Mixer), which will whip your milk into a chocolaty frenzy faster than you can say, "This cow-print cup is embarrassing."
There's nothing better than gazing up at a canopy of stars on a crisp, clear night. But a sore neck from all that Milky Way admiration can ruin your evening faster than a storm cloud. If you have $1,950, then a crick-free neck is yours for the taking. The reclined StarSeeker Chair has a joystick-controlled rotating base and holders for binoculars. Don't have the dough? Consider the more affordable option: lying down on the ground. It's free.
Whether you sprained your wrist playing badminton or it's your servant's day off, you won't have to worry about lifting a finger at tea time. This Lotte Alpert-designed Lazy Teapot nestles right into a warming base and tilts over to dispense liquid directly into a cup. The only work comes when you have to carry it over to the sink to fill it up with water. Photo: The Lazy Teapot by Lotte Alpert
Your mom was wrong: You don't have to make your bed every day. Let Selfy, the self-making-bed machine, do it for you. Designed by Enrico Berruti, this contraption attaches your bed sheets to fasteners that slide along the sides of the bed, pulling them upward in a robotic fashion to create a finished look. It also doubles as a device that will prevent you from ever oversleeping. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Dust Mop Slippers
In the age of the Swiffer, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who tackles old-fashioned mopping anymore. But these festively plaid dust mop slippers from Jobar make the chore a cinch: While you shuffle around your house, they simultaneously clean the floor. The only problem? If you're the type of person who buys mopping slippers, we have a feeling you'll be spending much more time sitting on the couch than walking around your house.
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