Presenting yet another reason to be glad that it's summertime, the Flying Manta Ray inflatable watercraft. Thanks to Hammacher Schlemmer, we can all live out our dreams of soaring majestically through the air in a big, inflatable manta ray. As you'll be able to see in the video, the Flying Manta Ray isn't so much a sweet gadget—it is, mind you—as it is complete lifestlye change. Once hitched onto the back of a motor boat, you and the rest of the gang from East Egg (well, up to two people) can catch some serious air, as the watercraft's 11-foot wingspan permits it to fly at speeds as low as 23 miles per hour.

Flying on the Manta Ray is supposedly safe, with a double hull design just like the Titanic there to increase strength and stability. It's $499.95 and available now.

Product Page [Hammacher Schlemmer via The Red Ferret Journal]