Office Holiday Terror: The Airzooka

In one of my rather more sugar-induced and less technically reasoned Holiday Season moods, I decided to buy an Airzooka from LatestBuy.

For the technically-minded, Dan's review says it all.

It was delivered the next day (kudos to Latestbuy for the speedy delivery), and I eagerly set about putting it together (it took a little longer than I'd expected, mainly because it's violently fluorescent orange, and I could barely look at it at all, let alone make out the little letter "A" on the tabs I was supposed to line up).

Once it was put together, um, WHOP! (Whop, whop, whop, whop, whop, you get the idea).

It's a lot of fun noisily shooting my cubemate with it every so often. He loves it*. Also fun is the sensation when someone shoots and misses - it feels just like a large projectile just missed your head if you place the shot right, almost more fun than hitting someone full-force with it. Almost. I can also "tinkle" the decorations about two cubes away, though my accuracy varies a lot at range.

If you're surrounded by people you love to annoy, highly recommended. Doesn't hurt too much when you're beaten senseless with it after the second day, either*. Take advantage of Holiday Season goodwill and avoid long-term injury, I say.

Comments (3)

  1. Wiren says:

    You can pair that up with a Mighty Fog Blaster

    ( or a Shot Blade Launcher (

    I just love to hate my cubemates… 🙂

    // T

  2. Brendan says:

    A co-worker of mine picked one of those things up last week… quite entertaining except for the loud THWAP noise of the rubber band and plastic snapping back.

    One has to wonder if a silent version would be possible, something that would enable disruption of papers from a distance in near silence.

  3. Jeff Atwood says:

    It is fun, but it’s very very loud.


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