Extract Revenge with the Annoy-a-tron

John P.

The AnnoyatronThink Geek brings us the Annoy-a-tron – a gadget that’s very effective at disturbing that guy in the sales department or your “friend” down the hall.

With its thin design and embedded magnet for easy hiding, the Annoy-a-tron can be placed in a variety of locations. Select one of the three sound choices (2 kHz, 12 kHz, or alternating) and push the switch to the on position. Place it in a proper hiding spot and let the “fun” begin.

The Annoy-a-tron generates a short (but very annoying, hence the name) beep every few minutes. Your unsuspecting target will have a hard time ‘timing’ the location of the sound because the beeps will vary in intervals ranging from 2 to 8 minutes.

The 2kHz sound is generically annoying enough, but if you really really want to aggravate somebody, select the 12 kHz sound. Trust us. The higher frequency and slight ‘electronic noise’ built into that soundbyte will make a full-grown Admin wonder where his packets are.

I love the instructions:

3 simple steps.

  1. Turn on.*
  2. Hide it.
  3. Muahahaha…

Props to Gizmodo for pointing it out on Coolest Gadgets. But even bigger props to Jimbeau once again for bringing it to my attention.


  1. ken says

    The annoyatron is beautiful. Especially the one we have that malfunctions! One was hidden in the air vent of a software engineers office. It’s been driving him mad for weeks (sometimes it’s on, sometimes we turn it off for a while). When it’s overhead, your ear simply can’t localize on it. Today it started to do the 12kHz whistle continuously! The poor guy had the maintenance dept disassembling his ceiling!!! We let them in on it. They just put it all back together and told him they had no clue what it was. It’s driving him nuts!!!! WuHaaaHaaa…

  2. jimbeau says

    jimbeau here…
    I recently purchased a “few” of these and have deployed them around the office. I must say, this is some of the best money I have ever spent. My boss is still trying to figure out where the phantom sound is coming from. Oh yeah, so is our crack IT staff. After a few new cables, and new printer, and a new fluorescent light, they still can’t locate it. I wonder how our maintenance man will feel about the one I put in the elevator control room…. I’ll keep you posted…

    Bottom line, go out and buy a few of these little jewels and put them to work.


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