Superhero shirts are great, but the fact that they don’t give you any semblance of superpowers, not so much. That ends now with the Tingling Electronic Spidey Sense Shirt, which gives whoever wears it the webslinger’s danger-alerting Spidey-Sense ability.
That’s right, this shirt not only lets everyone know you’re an insufferable comic book fanboy, it also lets you have one of Spiderman’s superpowers. Granted, you’d probably rather opt for the ability to climb tall buildings or shoot superhero-grade web out of your wrists, but one lame superpower that you didn’t have to incur through getting bitten by a droid tarantula is better than nothing. At least, your power isn’t talking to fish, right?
The Tingling Electronic Spidey Sense Shirt uses a proximity sensor installed in the back to alert the wearer when people are closing in from behind. Whether you’re avoiding would-be muggers following you into dark alleys, friends you owe a lot of money to, or just people in general because you’re a misanthrope, this shirt should help you plot an escape before they’re too close to get away from. When turned on, the device will provide a very slow pulse when it detects a presence five feet behind you, which will get faster the closer the person comes.
The sensor is clip-on, so you can put it on any piece of clothing anywhere on your body. That means, you can have your superpower everyday (just clip the sensor to your jacket, pants or whatever) even when the actual shirt sits in the hamper waiting for laundry day to come.
Thinkgeek has the Tingling Electronic Spidey Sense Shirt on preorder, priced at $39.99 with an October ship date.