Perhaps this is assuming too much, but most, if not all of you, are Star Wars fans. If you weren’t, you probably wouldn’t have found your way to this site. Many of you, in your younger days—maybe even embarrassingly into adulthood—have spent some time attempting to harness the power of the Force. How cool would that be, to never have to get off your couch to grab another soda, being able to pick up that Blu-ray that’s all the way across the room, or best of all, choking out your enemies without ever having to lay a hand on them.
Sadly, those of us born without midi-chlorian infused blood have thus far been unable to harness this ancient power, and have to shut doors and turn off the stove the old fashioned way. However, a new gadget called the Force Glove aims to give us a little taste of what it would be like to be a Jedi Knight. All I have to say is this: who wants to buy me one of these for Christmas?
The Force Glove uses magnets embedded in the palm to attract and repel items depending on their polarity. You can flip the magnet around to switch things up, if you want to pull something towards you or push it away.
The big disappointment with this is that you don’t get to actually get to see the Force Glove in action. Try as I might I was unable to track down any footage of anyone using this. I also haven’t been able to find anything that tells you what the range of the glove is. It can’t be all that large, or folks are going to wind up with demagnetized credit cards.
Aimed at kids, the Force Glove is designed to fit children ages 6 to 9. So unless you have freakishly small hands, like me, you’re better off buying one of these for the younger generation of Star Wars fanatics in your life and living vicariously through them. They sell for $17.99 at Amazon, and you could easily get 18 bucks’ worth of enjoyment watching some little bastard run around pretending to be a Jedi.