Nerf’s miniature basketball hoop changed indoor sports forever when it was introduced in the 1970s. But Franklin is revolutionising lazy athletics once again with the Shoot Again Hoop that automatically returns a shot, apparently at cannonball speeds, so you never even have to get out of bed.
The product shot makes it look like the foam basketball is rocketed from the pivoting shot return at blistering speeds. But in reality it’s not like the foam ball is going to put holes in your walls, shatter a window or even topple a lamp. For $US47 the return mechanism is probably going to barely have enough kick to get the ball halfway across a room. [Franklin Sports via Bonjour Life]