ThinkGeek April Fools’ Product: USB Pregnancy Test
ThinkGeek always has fun April Fools’ Day faux tech goodies, including my personal past favorite, the “Grow Your Own 1UP Mushroom. Among yesterday’s slew of silly products, though, was this gem – PTeq, the USB Pregnancy Test. Pee on one end, plug the other into a USB port, and “the LCD display on the device itself will light up and show you the symbol of a baby, no baby, or multiples and your Estimated Delivery Date based on the concentration of hCG, hCG-H, and LH in your urine. So you can clear your calendar in advance.”
The copy on this fake pee stick is pretty amusing, with lines like, “you don’t have to worry about this thing busting you for that ‘poppy seed bagel’ you had yesterday,” “We recommend the use of horizontal USB drives for this product to prevent accidental moisture transference,” and the suggestion that there’s a mass spectrometer inside a USB stick. Heh.