Don’t you just hate rewinding DVDs? Honestly, who doesn’t. Luckily for us, someone invented an easy way to rewind DVDs, and a stylish one at that. At first glance you might think that the aptly named DVD Rewinder looks like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hot pot, but it’s not. It’s a “real” product that will actually spin your DVDs counterclockwise and rewind them.
Here’s how it works. Just snap a disc on the DVD Rewinder, press the button and watch in wonder as your disc spins in reverse thanks to the “Centripetal Velocity Spindle.” Centripetal… what? Don’t worry, “Centripetal Velocity Spindle” is just a fancy way to say the “spinning thing.”
Are People Really So Dumb That They Think They Have To Rewind DVDs?
In all seriousness, my friend’s wife just found out that you don’t actually have to rewind DVDs before returning them to Blockbuster. He caught her sitting on the floor by the TV watching the movie rewind. So chances are, you’ll be able to fool a few people with this great gag gift.
To complete the illusion, the DVD Rewinder plays a “rewind” sound while it spins discs backwards. You can also record your own “rewind” sound which provides unending possibilities for trickery. So buy your less-technical friends a DVD Rewinder, and sit back and enjoy the show.
DVD Rewinder Features
Here’s the official product description highlighting all of the DVD Rewinder features:
Too many DVDs, and CDs and not enough time to rewind? Are your DVDs running a bit too slow? The DVD Rewinder is the perfect solution! This novelty rewinder comes with the exclusive Centriptal Velocity Spindle providing the world’s fastest DVD rewind!
The DVD Rewinder is a great gift for the technical savvy, the couch potato, teens with too much time on their hands, and the gadget buff! Novelty for you or gag gift for a friend.
The DVD Rewinder has a great black and fluorescent green color scheme with high-tech styling! The DVD Rewinder will spin discs backwards and plays a “rewind” sound. You can also record your own “rewind” sound which provides unending possibilities. For the tech hip, the DVD Rewinder also has an additional MP3 port and plays a separate “rewind” sound. Rewind all types of disc media including DVDs, CDs, and Console Games. But it’s not just novelty, the DVD Rewinder has utility. It has a built-in compartment that holds a disc cleaner. This compartment can be used to hold the cleaner, loose couch change, toothpicks, keys or other small items. A truly unique product with a truly unique design!
Make sure you have a 9V battery handy. Batteries are not included.
What Did We Learn About The DVD Rewinder Today?
- Is there such a thing as a DVD Rewinder? Yes, the DVD Rewinder was a “real” product sold via the DVD Rewinder website. The company is no longer in business, but you can also try searching for it on Amazon (“DVD Rewinder” search link) and eBay (“DVD Rewinder” search link).
- Why does my DVD player rewind to the beginning? Have you ever noticed that your DVD automatically rewinds your discs? It doesn’t matter if you were watching that DVD last week and never finished it. As soon as you put it back into your DVD player, it will automatically start from the beginning. That’s because you don’t need to rewind DVDs.
- Is the DVD Rewinder a gag gift? Yes. Similar to a vinyl record, you do not need to rewind a DVD.
NERD NOTE: The DVD was invented in 1995, but it wasn’t the first optical disc format. Optical disc technology was first invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell in 1963. After over a decade of development, the LaserDisc format was released in December 1978. Unlike DVDs, LaserDiscs were huge, they were about the size of a large vinyl record. Due to the high cost of both the players and discs, consumer adoption of the LaserDisc format was very low. Ultimately, the lower quality, but cheaper tape formats like VHS, dominated the home video market from the mid 1970s until DVD adoption went mainstream in the late 1990s.