X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

This Fork Zaps Your Tongue with Electricity to Simulate Salt

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

If you have ever stuck a 9-volt battery on your tongue, you know that the sensation it creates almost seems salty. That is what this fork is all about. The Electric Flavoring Fork uses the same principle to simulate the taste of salt for those who can’t have salt, but love the taste. It is a truly shocking utensil.

salt_fork_1zoom in


The handle houses a rechargeable battery and electric circuit. When it goes into your mouth with food, you press a button on the handle, and electric current is applied to the tongue. The prototype cost just ¥2,000 (~$17 USD) to make, and is being developed by Hiromi Nakamura at the Rekimoto Lab, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, at the University of Tokyo.

salt_fork_2zoom in


It isn’t for sale just yet. I think I’ll pass. I don’t love salt enough to shock myself repeatedly even if it is mild.

[via New Launches via OhGizmo!]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Action Figure

Hot Toys Spider-Man: Homecoming Iron Man Mark XLVII Action Figure

LA to Shine the Bat-Signal in Honor of Adam West

LA to Shine the Bat-Signal in Honor of Adam West

Micro Machines World Series

Micro Machines World Series

Ninja Cat Moves

Ninja Cat Moves

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is the Fastest Camaro Ever Around the Ring

2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Is the Fastest Camaro Ever Around the Ring