New iPad Prank for Really Geeky Gift Givers

iArm Forearm Mount clings to iPads, remote controls, dinner plates, more!

Julie Jacobson · September 15, 2010


With all the iPad paraphernalia out there, could there possibly be room for one more innovation?

Apparently so.

30 Watt, developer of prank gift boxes, now has a box for the iOS generation. The box shows a product called the iArm Forearm Mount—basically a wide strip of Velcro that wraps around the arm, clinging to iPads, remote controls, sandwiches and any other item with a matching Velcro strip.

Ha ha, it’s a gag. There is no iArm inside. Instead, the gift recipient is greeted by a bright yellow sign declaring, “Prank You!”

Prank Packs are gift boxes that look like the most ridiculous products imaginable. The gift giver places a real gift inside the Prank PackTM. The hapless gift recipient is forced to wonder why the giver would buy such a strange and awful gift. Sometimes, the recipient looks confused. Other times, they just lie and say that it’s great. Eventually, they open the box, notice the bright yellow flaps that include “Prank You!” and realize that it was all a joke.


The Prank Pack Genuine Fake Gift Boxes sell for $8.00 each, plus $5 shipping.

I confess, I do like the Beer Beard secret beverage dispenser and the self-propelled Motorized Rolling Pin.

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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at

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