Unitasker Wednesday: Spin the Bottle Game

The Electronic Spin the Bottle Game:

From the product description:

This isn’t your parents’ Spin the Bottle. Back in their day, they actually had to use a gross empty bottle that didn’t spin very well. Borrrring! Electronic Spin the Bottle takes the old party favorite out of the dark ages and into the 21st Century.

I am at a loss for what more to say.

36 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Spin the Bottle Game”

  1. posted by Michael on

    When I used to play spin the bottle… the bottles were made out of glass and occasionally someone would get a Charlie Horse and NOT a kiss… Those were the good old days!

  2. posted by Lori Paximadis on

    (I join you in speechlessness.)

  3. posted by allen on

    I have never played spin the bottle, and now i have to miss out on the new electronic version, too? “DO NOT WANT!!!”

  4. posted by Amanda on

    One of my favorite things about the weekly Unitasker is that there are always imaginitive people who can see a use for whatever the product is. “I can see that if you were over 6 feet tall and had to walk a Pekinese you might want the Extendo-WOW-Pooper Scooper.”
    I’ve got to believe though, that this truly is the most useless, clutterific, Unitasker.

  5. posted by Gumnos on

    An ersatz bottle that requires batteries so you can play with your ersatz friends that require…uh…g’night everybody

  6. posted by Dawn on

    Kudos to the staff for finding the most hilarious Unitasker item so far (in my opinion). Thanks – I needed a good laugh today. πŸ™‚

  7. posted by Sunny Paris on

    I thought the point of spin the bottle was that you and your friends had previously drunk the contents of the bottle, and that it was drinking those contents that made you want to play in the first place.

  8. posted by Erin Doland on

    In case anyone was wondering, this is my all-time favorite unitasker. I think of it as the KING of all unitaskers. Ironically, since I think it is the best unitasker, I really really really want to buy one and put it on display in my home, like a trophy.

  9. posted by Martin on

    Kinda writes itself, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚

  10. posted by Celeste on

    Maybe it could top the Christmas tree at a frat house.

  11. posted by Kira =] on

    Oh good Lord! now that is sheer ridiculousness.

  12. posted by Sheena on

    I don’t have any words!

  13. posted by The Daily Click on

    This is definitely the most stupid product ever. Utterly pointless, IMO.

  14. posted by Jen on

    Part of me says this is so pointless, it’s epic.

    And part of me says it’s no more pointless than half the contents of a joke gift catalogue.

  15. posted by Jen on

    Actually, according to the website, it’s not a unitasker. It talks too, so this is really a combination of “Spin the bottle” and “Truth dare double dare.”

    And then there’s the stuff people who viewed it also viewed… “clear jel” (ie generic jello), tinned spotted dick pudding, uranium ore… how random can you get?

  16. posted by Karyn on

    Oh, Erin, I dare ya, I double dare ya, I triple dare ya to find something to top (pun unintended) this one!!! πŸ˜€

    @ Jen: “tinned spotted dick pudding” – WHUH??? I think something got lost in the translation there…

  17. posted by Erin Doland on

    @Karyn — That is a dare I cannot take on πŸ™‚ Seriously, I cannot imagine a better unitasker.

  18. posted by Sandy on

    It may be a unitasker but I’m keeping it in mind for the annual holiday gift exchange – if they cut the price in half.

  19. posted by Deb Lee on

    I’m with Karyn on this one, Erin. I quadruple dare ya to get this unitasker. Oh, and I want proof…post a twitpic of you holding it. πŸ˜‰

  20. posted by knitwych on

    Honestly, I don’t know what’s funnier – the product or the comments!

  21. posted by Nana on

    Has no one noted that this is just the item if you fear Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. You can spin all night without worrying about CTS

  22. posted by stefanie on

    man, i’m only 32 but i really do want to say something like, back in my day…. we played authentic spin the bottle with a real “boring” “gross” empty bottle. are the 1980s and 90s really the dark ages now?

  23. posted by Michael on

    Erin, PLEASE buy one and post a full review! I’m begging you!

  24. posted by Nomi on

    Aw, I almost expected someone to write that they have bad knees and purchased this unitasker because it would prevent the bottle from hitting them while it’s spinning on the floor.

    Could this be the first unitasker where everyone agrees how pointless it is?

  25. posted by ziggee on

    This is why kids today have no imaginations. Everything in there lives is battery operated and require no imagination.

    And I agree that the spin the bottle gadget is pointless.


  26. posted by Gabriel on

    In college, it was the contents of the bottle that usually led to the willingness to play the game.

  27. posted by Mike on


    We should all chip in and buy this for Erin!

  28. posted by Elizabeth on

    Isn’t the whole point of this game that you only play it when you’re pickled and without any forethought or preparation…what sort of romance/social desperado/hasn’t-got-the-message-stalker would keep this on hand “just in case” anyone wanted to play? Please tell me there isn’t really a mafrket for manufactured spontaneity!

  29. posted by Vanessa on

    This is my favorite unitasker as well, but my favorite part of it is the description: “Borrrring!” Hahaha I love it!
    And I’m only 21, so it wasn’t too long ago that I was playing spin the bottle, but I honestly can’t imagine anyone even close to my age thinking this is a more useful (or better) gadget than a “gross empty bottle”. We used empty 40s, and they worked fine!

  30. posted by Mac on

    I don’t think this is a unitasker at all. It has it’s inherent task which is as a substitute for a real bottle and it’s secondary task which is to serve as an object lesson in the absurdity of commercialized play.

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  33. posted by Kate on

    Isn’t this a game tho? I mean, I can only think of one use for Candyland too. Aren’t games *supposed* to be unitaskers!?!? πŸ™‚

  34. posted by Kalle on

    What about people with disabilities? This is obviously not very useful for the average party gamer but surely people with… um, *cough*gitis can greatly benefit from the fact that… um, that it’s electronic and therefore, like… um, it can be very… useful. I love your column but you shouldn’t dismiss this particular item so quickly.

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  36. posted by catmom on

    How interesting! I played spin the bottle 30 years ago and we used a glass soda bottle, yep I’m dating myself, I’m 45 years old. If you know someone who played the game back in my day, this would be great for a gag gift. Bring back memories, or maybe not!

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