Remember a couple weeks ago when we posted that Kickstarter for a drone fish finder?

I thought that was bad enough (seriously: Who needs a robot to cast your line for you?)

Well, here’s another product for anyone too lazy to actually fish: It’s a bobber that tells your phone when you get a strike.

That’s right. In case pointing your eyes at an object is too much work, you can now wait for your phone to chirp when you have a fish on.

I really thought this might be a gag, but it looks like you can actually pre-order one of these for $40 from, a Chinese gadget retailer.

I’m burning all my earthly possessions and walking into the woods now with nothing but a Tenkara rod.

(Hat tip to Field & Stream for the link.)

Dan MacLeod is the managing editor of the Bangor Daily News. He's an Orland native who moved to Portland in 2002 and now lives in Unity. He's been a journalist since 2008, and previously worked for the...