Kids these days.  All of them tote around cell phones, if not smartphones and probably spend their free time tapping a screen if not just watching one. So the chances of getting them outside this winter, you know, when the temperature drops to a bone chilling 20 degrees, is slim at best.  Unless of course you bribe them with one of these: the Crossbow Snow Launcher.

This bad boy can propel snow balls up to 60 feet.  However, unlike a smartphone, there is some manual labor involved.  By that we mean kids will have to generate their own ammo by collecting and compacting snow into the included snow ball maker – ya it includes one of those too.  Next, and much like a bow and arrow, it’s as simple as dumping a snowball into the front, drawing back the bands and pulling the trigger.  Before you know it, your kid will be the king of the igloo with children lining up, eager to give up their lunch money with the hopes of avoiding an ice ball to the dome.

Sharper Image is tossing in a vinyl target for those who have a penchant for head shots.  They sell it for $39.99.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."