Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do)By: Josh Wolford - September 17, 2012
Although throwing popcorn in the air and catching it in my mouth has always been an integral part of my popcorn-eating experience, I never thought that I needed a device that launches it at me with the sound of my voice.
But now that it exists, well, I gotta have it.
Say hello to the Popinator, the world’s first “fully automated voice activated popcorn shooter triggered by the word ‘pop.'” Created by the folks at Popcorn, Indiana, the Popinator can locate exactly where you are based on your voice and will launch one piece toward your mouth at a distance of up to 15 feet.
Although the most voracious popcorn fanatics among us may lament the fact that it only delivers one piece at a time, I would retort that they should stop whining and enjoy the simple pleasure of successfully catching any type of food in your mouth that’s been launched across a room.
Clever viral marketing for a popcorn company? Sure. But if this device ever leaves the prototype stage and goes on sale, I doubt any office would be harmed by its presence.
Check it out below: