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Cool Thing of the Month

UberOrbs

UberOrbs
You need to get a pair. (Of UberOrbs.) At this point, you may be asking yourself, "What's an UberOrb?" To say they are ellipsoidal magnetic objects totally misses the point. Yeah, they're magnets, but unlike any you've played with before. For one thing, they're, like, hyper-magnetic. Super strong. Bring them together and strange things start to happen. They vibrate and emit a bizarre insectoid chirping sound. Watch this 14-second video and try to resist ordering a set. $17.25 including overseas shipping direct from the U.K. UberOrbs web site. Warning #1: UberOrbs create powerful magnetic fields. Keep these things away from from your Rolex, computer disk drives, and pacemaker. Warning #2: Cats freak out from the sound.

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