America Enters Its Darkest Days, as SkyMall Lands in Bankruptcy

It's a dark day for Lord of the Rings necklace collectors and elaborate pet furniture enthusiasts everywhere. This morning, SkyMall's parent company, Xhibit Corp. (different Xzibit) has filed for bankruptcy. Let's take a moment of silence for the garden bigfoots that may never be. » 1/23/15 10:25am 1/23/15 10:25am

The Dumbest Things You Can Order From SkyMall

Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year for U.S. air travel, which means it's the busiest time of year for people who forgot to put their Kindle charger in their carry-on to idly thumb through the best worst in-flight catalog of all time, SkyMall, while ignoring the emergency safety demonstration. » 11/24/14 4:38pm 11/24/14 4:38pm

​Sex 'n Spas: The Future (And Not So Future) of In-Flight Entertainment

Careening through the air 30,000 feet above the ground in seats that get smaller every day are too cramped to recline can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet, and the occasional backrub. Here's a look at some of… » 11/29/13 10:00am 11/29/13 10:00am

What Would Happen If People in the SkyMall Catalog Came to Life

If you've ever been bored as hell on a plane, which is to say every single person who has ever flown ever, you've definitely wondered who the heck buys anything from the totally unnecessary world of SkyMall. And if you got even more bored, shout out to cross country and international flights, you probably wondered… » 3/11/13 11:20pm 3/11/13 11:20pm

SkyMall's Most Fanciful Product Yet

This is the cover of the Holiday 2010 issue of SkyMall. It prominently features an iPhone 4 in some wacky solar charger/nose hair trimmer/automatic kitty litter dispenser/world's largest crossword puzzle contraption. But something else is strange about this particular iPhone...Enhance! » 10/11/10 4:07pm 10/11/10 4:07pm

The Secrets of SkyMall Lie in an Arizona Office Park

Bill Donahue made a trip to the headquarters of SkyMall, purveyors of the most useless gadgetry in the western world (good luck competing with Brando). My favorite part of the article? SkyMall's president is named Christine Aguilera. Ha! » 1/27/10 1:00am 1/27/10 1:00am

The Enhanced Human, SkyMall Style

I am ashamed of two things. 1) That in our quest for the cyborg life, we were beaten to the punch by SkyMall, and 2) that none of the following products are fake. » 11/14/09 10:00pm 11/14/09 10:00pm

GPS Homing Device Remembers Where You Stashed All Those Dead Bodies

Another piece of brilliance you never knew you needed from the venerable Hammacher Schlemmer: A simple GPS device that points the way back to a single spot. That's it, for $80. [Hammacher-Schlemmer via Chip Chick] » 12/17/08 8:00pm 12/17/08 8:00pm

The Best of the Worst of Skymall

What in the name of all that is good, sacred, and smells of PVC is this? A deer having sex with a trailer hitch? It's just one of the worst things in SkyMall's catalog. » 12/17/08 11:20am 12/17/08 11:20am

Pump-Action Relief... From Stiff Necks

Bless Skymall and its world of wonderful and strangely fascinating gizmos for bringing us this: the portable neck traction device, supposed to help relieve tight muscles and "joint and nerve pressure." Simply place around your neck (that's a worrying start, if you ask me) and "pump the inflation bulb until you feel a… » 5/09/08 8:44am 5/09/08 8:44am

SkyMall Construction Radio/iPod Dock Is Almost Pointlessly Rugged

Not feeling enough like a real man with that Bose Portable SoundDock? Well roll up your sleeves past your biceps and grab hold of this Construction Radio and iPod dock. Not only does it snugly hold your iPod, but this 10-lb $130 hoss has a spotlight, two power outlets, an SD card slot and a USB jack for charging… » 4/15/08 9:55am 4/15/08 9:55am

10 Reasons We're Doomed: SkyMall Edition

What better way to celebrate the end of the year's biggest shopping weekend than with 10 things you mercifully did not buy? The following gadgets and gimmicks, featured in the Holiday 2007 SkyMall catalog, prove without a doubt that the human race is going straight to Hell: » 11/26/07 12:01am 11/26/07 12:01am

Breakfix Cereal Dispenser

This is another one of the great gadgets offered by the folks at Skymall. It's a device that dispenses a perfected portioned bowl of cereal every time. No longer will you have to deal with that box of cereal and keeping the bag sealed with clips and whatnot. Just load up the Breakfix with your cereal of choice and it… » 5/24/07 6:40pm 5/24/07 6:40pm

SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy From a Plane

We don't usually pimp books here on Gizmodo, but since our readers are intimately aware of both the SkyMall catalogue and parody magazines, we thought the SkyMaul book would be right up your alley. » 12/01/06 6:45pm 12/01/06 6:45pm