#BlerdGifts: A Real Hoverboard
This holiday season, you may be wondering what to buy for that special blerd in your life. Never fear for I have pulled together some of the best gifts tailored to the unique desires of blerds everywhere. This is your final recommendation for this Christmas season.
#BlerdGift #7: A Real Hoverboard
This one is the ultimate. The #BlerdGift of all #BlerdGifts. In the post on the NES table, I noted that blerds love nostalgia and exclusivity. But if you can turn a fantastical item from blerd fiction into reality, you’ve got the Holy grail on your hands.
The science nerds at HENDO have finally made it happen. As was foretold in the movie Back to the Future Part II, it is the year 2015 (almost) and The Hoverboard is now reality.
Don’t believe me? Watch the video below.
As the video details, the hoverboard takes advantage of high-powered magnets and magnetic fields to achieve the lift. The scientific knowledge is frankly nothing new, but it is finally being exploited for recreational means.
After the prototype garnered a ridiculous amount of buzz, the team started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a more stylized and functional version. The $10K top prize? A hoverboard of course. Unfortunately the campaign closed on December 15, but 11 backers have reserved them for anticipated delivery in October 2015. So if you are really dedicated to the cause, you can hunt down one of those buyers and relieve them of their “Golden Ticket.”
I mean, who wouldn’t want a Hoverboard?
Check out our prior gift recommendations: A hands-free mechanical umbrella system, a life-size (and functional) NES controller coffee table, the USB heated blanket, a Breakfast Sandwich Maker, Bose® Noise Cancelling Headphones, and the Library Chair.
Any other ideas for blerd gifts? Leave them in the comments below. They might land in our round up.
Want More Convos Like This One?
Latest posts by Daren W. Jackson (see all)
- Shonda Rhimes is right: the 2017 Emmys were “embarrassing” - September 19, 2017
- On Nnedi Okorafor and when Hollywood values our work but erases our names - September 14, 2017
- The definitive list of the 9 most slept on Black films of the 2000s - September 4, 2017
- Why we speak up when Hollywood whitewashes our favorite characters of color - August 30, 2017
- How Shonda Rhimes’ move to Netflix chips away at the whiteness of Hollywood - August 15, 2017