The Annoy-a-tron (Image courtesy ThinkGeek)By Andrew Liszewski

Sure it’s that time of year where we’re all supposed to share the holiday spirit with friends, family and co-workers but what about those people we’re less than fond of? While you probably won’t be running out to grab them a secret Santa gift there’s no reason they should be forgotten this time of year.

Might I suggest the Annoy-a-tron from ThinkGeek as a great way to express your true feelings to these people. It’s basically a small circuitboard about the size of two quarters but what it’s capable of is worth far more than 50 cents. You see the Annoy-a-tron is designed to produce a short beep in random intervals ranging from 2 to 8 minutes. Just select one of the three sound options including 2kHz, 12kHz or alternating and then stash the Annoy-a-tron somewhere discrete and hidden in the proximity of your target person. If hidden well enough the Annoy-a-tron could be the gift that keeps on giving for weeks and weeks. Of course you’ll want to make sure that when the device is finally discovered it’s devoid of any fingerprints or ‘Property of Dave from Accounting’ labels.

The Annoy-a-tron is available from ThinkGeek for only $9.99 so you might want to pick up more than one depending on how much you really enjoy your family or co-workers.

[ The Annoy-a-tron @ ThinkGeek ]


  1. I remember there was a tutorial featured in the blog of the make magazine (, but i cant find it anymore. If someone could find it for me, pleeeeaasse send me an email!