It might look like a badass start to your own Iron Man suit, but on closer inspection, this $US3300 CO2-powered Exo-Gauntlet on Etsy won't quite give you Tony Stark-like superpowers.
In fact, its claims of crushing cans, plastic cups and bruising arms don't exactly seem like they'll make any of our superhero fantasies come true. And if this thing were to malfunction you'd probably find yourself in the hospital instead of accepting the keys to the city from the mayor. Here's how it was greeted in our Gizmodo chat room:
Andrew L. can I interest anyone in a C02 powered gauntlet with 250 psi of crushing power? http://www.etsy.com/listing/96318111/exo-g…
Michael Z. awesome Barrett me, andrew, me! Andrew L. sold! Michael Z. where did you find? Casey C. whats normal crushing power Jesus it depends on how the force is exerted and where that thing looks dangerous for whoever is wearing it but cool Andrew L. around 40psi from what I can see Michael Z. well you have those grip trainers which typically have 40-80 lbs of resistance. don't know what that means exactly but it should be some indaction Barrett like for example I can crush a walnut with my thumb and forefinger (no I can't) Joe how many PSI does it take to crumple quarter-inch steel like burnt paper? Andrew L. for $US3300 you can! Joe because I can do that with my mind Jesus "When activated all the fingers close with a grip strong enough to break hard plastic cups and crush empty cans." Jesus ? Sam B. that's not very strong... Jesus yeah that's kind of shitty Joe I like to crush full cans Jesus I can crush empty cans and "hard plastic cup" Joe and drink the soda through the cuts in my hands Sam B. I'm not any kind of badass and I can crush a can Jesus what's a hard plastic cup for these people? Michael Z. red solo cup Jesus I'm not impressed by this shit contraption Andrew L. probably not a red solo Wagner jock strap Jesus "At this power level the gauntlet has a grip so strong it will bruise your arm." hahaha Andrew T. what does it do to melons? Michael Z. hahaha crushing a mini watermelon or canteloupe in one hand would be boss Jesus I can bruise an arm with my bare hand. What are these shitty examples? Barrett hahahaha Sam B. changed the room's topic to I'm not impressed by this shit contraption Sam B. "At max power it can pinch a baby's bottom and make it smile" Sam B. "At max power it can make a piece of lettuce crinkle" Jesus this seems like some wanker who wanted to become a supervillain and discovered his powergaunlet was shit and then is trying to sell it Barrett "Some users choose to 'overclock' their gauntlet, allowing them to squeeze juice from an overripe tomato." Sam B. "At max power I can wave hello to you from across a restaurant" Joe UNEDITED Barrett
Jesus hah Sam B. OH CHRIST AHHHHHHHH THE GAUNTLET BRUISED MY ARM DEPLOY THE EMP Jesus this power gaunlet is useless Sam B. DEPLOY THE ... EM........ P........... Jesus stupid gaunlet Joe Let's definitely post this as an unedited Andrew