It’s a universal law that whoever controls the hose, controls the backyard water fight. And while Super Soakers have long provided a worthy opposition to a garden hose, the new Floodfire blaster is the first to combine both to create an unstoppable soaking machine with an infinite supply of water.
Step aside, Super Soaker. The one-time king of summer fun has officially been usurped by this custom creation from the folks behind Sugru. It looks like something Schwarzenegger used in an action film, but it's instead designed for mowing down people with a harmless soaking.
Nerf's latest round of Super Soakers blast water further and more accurately than ever when it's throwdown time, as you might expect. But we put them through their paces just in case.
Lonnie Johnson's having a good week. The former NASA engineer just won $73 million in a royalties dispute with the toymaker Hasbro for inventing the Super Soaker, the coolest toy you ever had growing up. The lawsuit also covered royalties for Nerf which Johnson also masterminded because he is awesome.
Long ago and far away in a place called the 1980s, a man with a dream and a uniquely excellent knowledge of fluid dynamics decided to quit his day job designing rocket ships and design the world's best ever water gun instead. For that, we thank you Lonnie Johnson.
My mother always told me, if you're going to pick a fight, do it in water.
It's hot out, which naturally pushes us towards soaking one another with jets of cold water. Maybe you want a summertime arsenal for your kids, or maybe you're just... youthful. Regardless, here's the best new water gun.
Nostalgia nothing, where were badass Super Soakers like this when I was a kid?
You know when the Brits said they were going to investigate the use of social networks to organize crime? They weren't kidding. They've arrested and charged a 20-year-old man for planning a water fight (yes, a water fight) over BBM.
The Xploderz water gun brings all the hurt of a paintball gun, but no mess. Instead, when that pellet tags you, you're greeted with a blast of water. Which probably feels quite refreshing in warm weather.
You had a few too many while out one night, and you told all your friends they should totally come over for a Memorial Day pool party. Only problem is, you don't have a pool. DON'T PANIC! This week's Toolkit will give you everything you need to throw a pool-less pool party.
My Super Soaker of yore wouldn't stand a chance against this beast of a weapon. Called the Thunderstorm, this new Super Soaker only costs $15 (cheap enough to dual-wield) and is battery-powered for automatic shooting (which requires no pumping). But perhaps most awesomely, it uses magazines to reload itself. That way…
The problem with most water guns is that once your tank runs dry, you're helpless until you can make it to a faucet. No so with the Saturator AK47! It uses clips of water to ensure you're always full. Brilliant.
Buying a water gun at Target is all well and good, but you'll have the same equipment as everybody else. If you want a leg up, you need to build it yourself. And you might as well go crazy.
For it's 20th anniversary (I can't believe Super Soakers are 20 years old!), Hasbro is bringing back the classic Soaker, complete with poignant 1989 neon, back to market. Will kids today respect the best?
You know how some jerk in a water gun fight always cheats by grabbing the hose? Well, this pilot could totally beat that guy at his own game.
We're not firefighters, so this idea may be completely crazy. But if we fought fires for a living, we'd feel a lot more comfortable doing battle with this mean-looking gas-propelled missile launcher concept.
It's the 4th of July weekend, which means sun for most of us and all kinds of fun outdoor activities, many of them including squirt guns. If you're hardcore, you use nothing but the Super Soaker, which was first introduced in 1989 and has evolved into personal water cannons that seem capable of blasting holes in…
There are few things more enjoyable on a hot summer's day than an epic water gun battle with some friends. In the end, everybody wins, because everybody gets soaked and cools down. But you don't want to be caught with a crappy gun; then you'll just be the guy that everyone else gangs up on. We here at Gizmodo don't…
This past Saturday, Matt, Benny, Summer Intern Dan, Wilson and I gathered at Wilson's idyllic upstate New York home to test out five of this summer's top water guns via an epic battle. The results and full testing breakdown will be coming later this week, but here's a little taste of what water guns, a Casio EX-F1…