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Thruster Jet Phone

Compressed air jet thruster phone
 
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The phone rings, four compressed air powered thruster jets (the air comes up the cord)fire up, lifting the phone off the hook and manouvering the handset to a pre programmed location. Sensors on the handset detect pressure when your hand grips the phone, the jets shut down, you grab the phone and talk normally. When the call is completed you merely let go of the phone, the thrusters fire up and manouver the handset back into the cradle.

Have fun, throw the handset in any direction and see the thrusters jetting away to control attitude, yaw and bank until the handset is in the correct position to allow a smooth landing.

Micky Dread, Nov 18 2002

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       Everyone's cats are going to love this one.   

       mobile phone
FarmerJohn, Nov 19 2002
  

       buggar missed it - it went through the ceiling...   

       did you call, mother?
po, Nov 20 2002
  

       Almost certain that theres been a " throw phone into position idea round here before".
But who cares this is cool.
kaz, Nov 20 2002
  

       Ooh ooh... strap the handset to the back of a cat and..
RayfordSteele, Nov 21 2002
  

       Brings a whole new meaning to talking alot of hot air.
skinflaps, Dec 05 2002
  

       I find that my ear gets hot enough as it is by the end of a lengthy conversation - I'd hate to think what it would be like if the bloody thing was hot to start with.
mrgee, Feb 23 2003
  

       It's not hot - the thrusters are powered by compressed air, which gets cooler on expansion. If anything, the handset will be coated with a layer of ice when you grab it.
egbert, Feb 23 2003
  

       I remember in Top Gun when Maverick lost control of his F-14 after it got caught in the wake of another jet. Would this be the case for a rogue Thruster Jet Phone???
Supercruiser, Oct 09 2003
  

       You could use this to play a game like air hockey, but in three dimensions. It would be best if the connection was made the minute the jets went on, so the telemarketer could yell "Hello? Hello? Mr Bungston?" THWACK! THWACK!
bungston, Oct 09 2003
  
      
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