Anything called the Annoy-a-Tron is worth a mention here

Bug your friends, family, and co-workers.

ThinkGeek

Just think. You can hide this slim, inconspicuous device from ThinkGeek somewhere in one of your co-workers' cubes, and unbeknownst to them, it starts making annoying noises. Sure, they're hardly noticeable at first, but after a few hours of regular beeps--every 2 to 8 minutes, depending on how you configure it--this thing will drive your colleagues absolutely nuts. And the Annoy-a-Tron's teensy size will make it really difficult for them to figure out where it is. What a great idea!

ThinkGeek provides a list of guidelines for Annoy-a-Tron use, including the fact that you probably shouldn't hide it in food. I propose an addition: you really should only use it to annoy humans. Yes, your neighbor's irritating cat might deserve a prank or two, but this little device could mean bad news if you use it to tick off domestic animals. Or wild ones, for that matter.

About the author

Caroline McCarthy, a CNET News staff writer, is a downtown Manhattanite happily addicted to social-media tools and restaurant blogs. Her pre-CNET resume includes interning at an IT security firm and brewing cappuccinos.

 

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