Unisex metal-detecting sandals

By Penny Caldwell »Penny Caldwell

December 14th, 2009

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Here’s a gift idea for the cottager who has everything. File it under “You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!!”

Metal Detecting Sandals:2

What the press release says: Hammacher Schlemmer, which for 161 years has offered unique products that solve problems, introduces The Metal Detecting Sandals—footwear that allows you to unobtrusively locate buried artifacts as you stroll the beach.

The Metal Detecting Sandals have a copper coil built into the right sandal—powered by a battery pack that straps to your calf by an elastic band. Using beat frequency oscillation technology that creates a magnetic field, the battery pack alerts you to the presence of metal up to 2′ underfoot by using flashing red LED lights and either a gentle vibration or a clearly audible buzz. [This is unobtrusive? Ed.]

The…Sandals require one 9-volt battery (not included) that provides up to six hours of use…have PVC uppers, non-skid soles, and polyurethane foam footbeds. $59.95 US in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue.

What will they think of next…

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