Art Lebedev's dog gun is probably a joke, but is awesome nonetheless
When I saw Art Lebedev’s Povodokus, the first thought I think was “Damn it! It’s an April Fool’s Day gag. Now I can’t write about it.” The second thing was “So what? Let’s just treat it as a concept design that happens to have been released on April 1st. After all, it’s not like many of Lebedev’s designs get to market, anyway.”
And the third thing I though was “Why has nobody made this before?” After all, it seems the perfect way to take out your frustrations on your stupid dog. Sure, Pooch thinks that this is just another extendable leash, but now every time Pooch poops and you have to scrape it off the sidewalk, you can get back some dignity by taking aim with the pistol-shaped handle and squeezing a few imaginary rounds into the back of his too-trusting canine pea-brain.
I especially love the red leash used in the product shots, which makes this look more like a laser gun.
All Fools Day gag or no, this is something I’d buy in a second, if a) I had a dog and b) I wanted our first walk together to end in a real bloodbath when the cops spotted the “gun” and popped a few caps in my ass.
Retractable dog snap leash Povodokus [Art Lebedev]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab