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R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters

by Paul Strauss

Want to send a message to the driver that’s been glued to your bumper for the last 5 miles? Just hang this light-up hand on your car’s back window, and you can express your true feelings without getting physical.

Available from Perpetual Kid, the remote-controlled electroluminescent sign ($40) can be set to display a multitude of digit combinations. You can even animate the fingers in sequence. But there are only a couple of signs that I think would be of much use for most of my roadtrips.

I suppose if you’re more mellow than me, you might tell the a-hole behind you to “hang loose”, or you could flash the subtle “L” sign to let them know what a loser they really are. But who are we kidding? I’m pretty sure most of the time you’ll set it to flip the bird to the driver in your rearview mirror.

Speaking of flipping the bird…

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Comments (7):

  1. asdf says:

    Ha. There was one of these in a smiley face edition on geekologie a while back, but this one is cooler. FOTC FTW!

  2. coolproducts says:

    Ha. Thats funny. Now you can make sure that guy riding your tail gets the right message. Very funny.

  3. ScooterDE says:

    I imagined something like this decades ago and was convinced it would have been my ticket to early retirement (if I ever did anything about it!). At least now I can buy such a device…

  4. JJ says:

    Now all we need is a sign that somehow gets the message of “Get out of the f**king passing lane!” to the car in front of you.

  5. RosenRed says:

    Though I find this quite amusing, a set of ground/ground missiles seems more useful somehow…

  6. Wasn’t there something like this back in the lat 70’s or early 80’s. A hand on a spring that would bobble around and wave after you stuck it on the window with a suction cup.

  7. andreea says:

    try not to have this while driving in Greece!!! Do you know the meaning?

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