Sometimes the products that I report on at Coolest Gadgets can be “too good to be true”, and they are usually concept gadgets what we will probably never see. Then there are products like Blink Now, which seem too silly too be true. Maybe someone needs to call Foolish Gadgets on this one.
Blink Now is a small LCD display designed to perch atop your monitor like a webcam. Only the Blink Now just looks like it is watching you.
On this LCD screen is a single eye that blinks at random intervals. Apparently, this can subliminally remind the user of the importance of blinking while working on a computer. That way, the user won’t get Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) which is the result of extended computer use.
I honestly have never heard of a computer screen affecting my blinking rate, and certainly didn’t hear about any harmful effects. I always thought my blinking was an involuntary action, and I didn’t need a reminder. What’s next, a thing that subliminally reminds me to breathe?
Well, Blink Now is available at the BLAZE website, for a price of about $79. It is only available for pre-order, and it should be shipped to you before November. Assuming it is real, of course.