Prank someone proper this April Fools’ Day with this phantom typing device

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Guaranteed to piss someone off.

The hard thing about April Fools’ Day is that so many people see it coming, so it’s hard to pull off a prank without being busted in the process. But if you have something really clever up your sleeve like the Phantom Keystroker, you just might be successful.

This tiny gadget looks like a flash drive and plugs in via USB. Once it’s in, you can tweak the settings to wreck all sorts of havoc on your computer of choice: caps lock blurbs, drifting cursor, lines of code, and more. The blurbs it generates actually sound as if the computer is talking to you, which could make for a really creepy situation for the overworked employee who’s been staring at it for too long.

This item is exclusive to ThinkGeek and retails for $9.99, which is really a small price to pay to troll someone you work with. You still have a few days until Saturday, so get your order in so you can cause ultimate misery, film it, and post it on YouTube.

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Colette Bennett

Colette Bennett

Colette Bennett is a writer and editor who specializes in geek culture, beauty products, and Amazon deals. Her work has appeared on CNN, HLN, Engadget, Kotaku, Colourlovers, and Continue Magazine. She's also given talks on working in news for CNN's Leadership Unplugged program. Bennett also runs popular Korean beauty blog Chok Chok Beauty and regularly slathers her face in snail slime.