Mr. Microphone is a toy designed to drive a once quiet neighborhood completely insane. It looks ordinary enough – a standard plastic microphone that doesn’t have a cord. If you speak into the top, though, it transmits a signal to any FM radio receivers that happen to be nearby (and releases a tremendous amount of static at the same time.) This means that whatever you sing comes out of your best friend’s boom box or radio! You’re the Top 40 Star! Isn’t that totally amazing?
The toy is, quite simply, one of the most annoying devices to have ever been invented. Boys and girls have used them to scream loudly at their neighbors and scare the bejeezus out of passing cats. It thus boggles the mind that parents would actually buy one for their children, considering the non-stop headaches and high cost of committing oneself to a mental asylum. They are still available for sale, though, so if you’d like a way for your kid to loudly sing Hannah Montana songs off-key through the morning radio, be sure to purchase one immediately.