The Applause Machine

 - Nov 25, 2008   Updated: May 31 2011
References: laikingland & gizmodo
The Applause Machine is a perfect gift for the admiration seeker in your life. Push the button and the clapping begins...and doesn't end until you decide you've received enough praise.

Designed by Martin Smith, the clapper comes in five bright colors of powder-coated steel with a sturdy wooden base. The apparatus is battery-powered so you can take it wherever instant approval is required.

Implications - People need to feel gratified and celebrate their accomplishments on a day-to-day basis, so products catered to doing just that are all the rage. Why fish for complements when you can control exactly where, when and how you receive them with products designed to make any person feel special.