Say Goodbye To Productivity With This Tube Of Magnetic Black Goo

For $US10 a newton's cradle provides about 10 minutes worth of distraction at work. If you want piss away the whole day, you'll need to spend a bit more. Like the $US125 pledge needed for this Ferrite ferrofluid toy.

A clear tube filled with water and black goo might sound like the biggest con since Jack bought those magic beans. But when that black goo is the mesmerising magnetic substance known as ferrofluid, you start to realise how much fun this tube could be. In addition to a stylish aluminium base, the Ferrite "interactive liquid sculpture" includes a pair of magnetic styli that can be used to attract and manipulate the ferrofluid from the outside.

A smaller, less interesting version called the Ferro will also be available for a pledge of $US100. But with a magnet permanently stuck in its lid, it looks more like a piece of desk art than a tool for whittling the hours away. [Kickstarter via TechCrunch]

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    Want. But not for $125.

    I see this showing up on next years list of Top Ten Gifts for the Stoner in Your Life!

    $125?! Meh, who am I kidding! I would buy that for double that! It is so awesome, I love magnets ^_^

    Can you ship overseas?
    Due to the substances in the suspension fluid, I cannot ship overseas.

    ... Lame

    Nice design. Ferrofluid toys have been around for years though.. I got mine at Save yourself $100 and a 6 month wait time :)

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