Why Is Popping Bubble Wrap so Addictive?


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Yes, I’m popping bubble wrap. It’s so addictive, I could sit here doing it all day long. Of course, since this is electronic bubble wrap, I can do it all day long! It may not be as fun as real bubble wrap, but it is fun. It’s also a great stress reliever. The Electronic Bubble Wrap Key Chain is, of course, available from our friends at ThinkGeek.

One of the single greatest gifts (and curses) to anyone who is a little anal retentive is bubble wrap. Sure it’s good for protecting packages, but the real joy is popping each and every bubble. You can’t let even one survive or your mission as bubble popper has failed. But what happens when you desire the joy of popping bubble wrap but don’t have the time to invest in popping a full 60′ roll? Welcome to the future, my friends; electronic bubble wrap is here.

Each keychain device has 8 rubbery little “bubble” buttons. They have a pretty close tactile feel to actual bubble wrap. Guess what happens when you push one? That’s right, you hear a little pop. In a nutshell, that is the simple beauty of the electronic bubble wrap keychain. But there is one bonus, and here’s where the OCD can kick in a little. Every 100th “pop” is not a pop at all, but a silly sound: a boing, a bark, a rude noise, etc. And since you can easily pop (pun intended) the keychain in your pocket, you’ll always have bubble wrap when you need it most (you know, like when your boss starts talking).

The tactile feedback is as realistic as it comes. The buttons are soft, pushed into a harder plastic case. It’s a great way to entertain yourself for a few minutes… or heck, even a few hours if you want.

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