Last week, Harry Potter fans from across the globe said goodbye to the boy wizard, as the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, came to an end. After seven books (and 8 movies since the last book was broken into two parts), we’ve been introduced to some extraordinary gadgets in the magic world. While many will always remain merely fiction, a few Harry Potter gadgetry just might be on the horizon for us muggles.
How awesome would it be to cast spells via magic wands? Pretty damn awesome! While this may NEVER make it to reality, there is a pretty cool Magic Wand Remote Control. It looks like exactly like the wands in the movie, but the only thing you’ll be able to control are the channels on the TV (or other infra-red device) via a flick of your wrist. All you have to do is swish, whirl and flick to change channels, adjust volume and more. Despite nowhere close to the real thing, it’s still a pretty cool little gadget for diehard Harry Potter fans.
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (the second installment in the series), Harry and Ron use a flying Ford Anglia to get to Hogsworth after missing the train. But flying cars isn’t something only from Harry Potter books or movies; it’s a notion that’s been around for a while. Many are actually trying to bring this theory to life, with the closet being Terrafugia’s “The Transition,” which is a plane and a car in one. So you can drive yourself to the airport, get on the runway, take off, land and then drive away in the same vehicle. You would need to get your pilot’s license for it though.
Clock that Tracks People
For those who watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone might remember the clock Mrs. Weasly had that tracked all the Weasley clan. Well some dude thought it was a cool idea and actually built The Magic Clock, using Twitter and some electronics to physically display where people are. The guy hasn’t committed to actually mass producing them yet, but the way technology is moving so fast, someone might take his idea and build on it.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.