Novelty gadget trends seem to last a holiday, or maybe as long as a store continues to stick with their slogan of “That’s Easy” by Staple. Of course most of these novelty gifts are not built to last and only do a simple task for the life of the product. Recently at the 2011 CES convention in Las Vegas we stopped by a booth by “Rage Gage LLC” and tried out their self named product called the Rage Gage. This Easy Button like product was a real attention getting stress relieving game, and with the option to customize it, the Rage Gage booth had our attention for quite a while. So let’s take a closer look at what we are talking about.
What is it?
As stated above, the RageGage is an over sized hockey puck-like button with a gel cushion for you to hit, slam, bang or otherwise pulverize to release your rage. The out-of-the box setup comes with preloaded sayings which, depending on your RageGage rating, will result in different sayings repeated. The sayings range from a light hit of “oh that tickles,” to a max of “oh so angry.” Let’s take a closer look at the RageGage itself before we cover what else you can do.
|The RageGage comes in a small box with a small price tag of $19.99||There isn’t much in the box other than the ragegage and a USB cable, so that shouldn’t scare off anyone.|
The price point of $19.99 (at the time of this review) is really something to take note of. You’re dealing with a handy toy that is customizable with endless sound bites that anyone can generate with their computer. This may be the ultimate stocking stuffer come Christmas (hint hint). Just think, you could get this for a few family member and load up your own voice to further entice them to release some rage.