You're on a cross-country flight. You left your book at home. The in-flight movie is Ishtar. You're bored with the stuff on your iPod. So in desperation you reach for the SkyMall catalog located in the seat pouch in front of you. We've done this often enough to know that the catalog contains some genuinely interesting-looking products. Many of these come from well-known name brands, and they really work. But SkyMall also sells plenty of nichy, even wacky, products. We selected some of the most intriguing of these, ordered them from SkyMall, and asked our editors to try them out and review them. As you'll see, not all of the products received glowing reviews, but then again that wasn't really the point. Finally, we'd like to thank the nice people at SkyMall for cheerfully providing us with the information and demo products we needed to put this collection of mini-reviews together.
Check out some of these products in action in our video of SkyMall treats, hosted by Senior Associate Editor Mark Sullivan.