Back to the Future Day is October 21, 2015, which is the day Marty travels to from 1985. Some products featured in the movie were pretty spot on with how technology has evolved — think video chat,wireless video games, love of sequels and 3D movies. There are lots of other products featured in the movie I’ve always wished were available in real. Here is a list of our favorite Back to the Future products that we wish we could score a deal on this Black Friday but can’t … yet.
We’ve heard of a food dehydrator, but a rehydrator would be a great space saver. Imagine what kitchens would look like! On the down side, the taste of freeze dried and military MREs (meals ready to eat) are terrible. Farmer’s markets and international stores are looking like the best way to stock up the refrigerator for now.
The Hendo hoverboard and Segway hoverboard are the closest we have to the Mattel hoverboard. While they don’t actually “hover” and are on wheels, they are great for getting around in style. It’s just too bad that none of them can cross over water. Check out this Smart Balance self balancing driftboard hoverboard.
Cubs World Series Gear:
As an Illinois girl and north-sider during my college days, I am excited for the recent Cubs wins. It would be pretty phenomenal if Back to the Future 2 predicted the Cubs win. The amount of social media attention to this prediction is reaching a fever pitch. Seeing the Cubs break their curse because of this prediction is fate right? Even if the Cubbies don’t win, the fictitious fan gear would be nice.
Unfortunately, Nike has never officially made any auto-lace shoes. They did, however, release 1,500 limited edition Nike Mag, “the most famous shoes never made,” for a benefit for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. While we still long for those shoes, it looks like they won’t be in our future.
Self-sizing drying jacket:
A self-drying jacket would be incredibly handy on rainy or snowy days. No need to head to the dry cleaner or constantly buy new for the kids; this jacket is every mom’s dream. With the current trend in innovative textiles a similar jacket could be in our not so distant future.
Pepsi Perfect is finally going to be available on October 2 as a tribute to date Marty McFly travels to the future. Lucky attendees at the Oct. 8 New York Comic Con were the first to try it. While in the film Pepsi Perfect was a vitamin-enriched cola, the new Pepsi Perfect is not rumored to change much from the original. Let’s hope the future tastes ever so sweet.
Virtual Reality Headset:
Although virtual reality is not quite here, we do have Google Glass and Oculus Rift, which are pretty close. Samsung also released the Samsung Gear VR in earlier this year. Oculus is our best bet at achieving virtual reality in a gaming space. Google Glass, on the other hand, is the everyday version of what they were trying to portray. While we have become obsessive about media, we haven’t gone as far as the future McFlys. Samsung has given us the Gear VR Innovator edition virtual reality headset