By Luke Anderson
I’m a bit of a prankster at times, especially when it comes to friend’s computers. My favorite gag is to take a screenshot of their desktop, hide their icons, then replace their background with said snapshot. You’d be surprised at how long it can take some people to catch on to the ruse. Needless to say, I love this Phantom Keystroker.
This little gadget needs only to be plugged into the back of someone’s PC. After a designated amount of time, it will begin moving the cursor around and typing random text. Those with little computer knowledge will freak out and think someone is hacking their computer and stealing their identity, while tech-savvy people will believe that a friend has jokingly taken remote control of their PC. Only after everyone is crowded around their desk will they realize that it must be something else. At $24.99 it makes for a cheap laugh.