Sprayable Energy Is the Newest Caffeine Vehicle

A new product you can probably take to the hospital

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Just over ten years ago the world was given Listerine Breath Strips. They seemed to open a proverbial door to a Jetsons world, where we would soon run on treadmills in space, eat purees, and have mints dissolve on our tongues. However, there were no treadmills, and, unless you count smoothies, most of our food doesn’t really come in a puree form. The magic of the Breath Strip was more about the novelty than the delivery.

Now Ben Yu and Deven Soni have followed in the footsteps of accelerated intake of an ultimately unnecessary — but highly addictive — commodity and invented sprayable caffeine, with their product Sprayable Energy. That’s right, you can spray it onto your skin, and your body will absorb the caffeine and take it into your system, almost as though it were LSD.  T-minus six months before the FDA tells you that it’s not good to take caffeine through your pores, as though Sean Connery in Goldfinger hadn’t taught us that already. It’s a product for a man or woman on the go, who doesn’t have time for a cup of coffee or any of the other caffeine-infused products, and who loves spraying mysterious substances in black containers onto their skin in public.

(MORE: How Coffee Could Save Your Life)

The product’s philosophy is not too different from Sheets, the tongue strip that delivers caffeine through your tongue, which has been on clearance at Walgreens for a few months now, and for no specific reason. It is most similar, however, to Aeroshot — a product released last year that made an equally large splash — which allowed you to inhale a form of vaporized caffeine. It looked like the drugs Tom Cruise abuses in Minority Report. The FDA released a long letter expressing its concerns about Aeroshot. Then there’s the toothpaste that blasts your mouth with caffeine, because nausea in the morning and a  splash of relentless energy right before I go to bed is just what I need.

It apparently does not go without saying that if you require a boost of caffeine so quickly that you cannot afford to spare a moment for a cup of coffee, then perhaps you had better learn more about time management. If coffee or tea isn’t something you have time for, then maybe you’re doing it wrong.

Coffee can lower the risk of certain kinds of cancer, may help protect against Parkinson’s, and is ostensibly good for your liver. Sprayable Energy may be good if you’re looking for a boost right before a cage match and your corner coach is out of Amphetamine. Otherwise, we’d suggest imbibing the old-fashioned way.

(MORE: We Tried These: Mountain Dew Kickstart and Other Morning Beverages)

36 comments
AlliPsycho
AlliPsycho

@MatthewDicks I want to spray caffeine onto the children of random strangers so my own kids are always the best behaved angels anywhere.

Ally78Wilson
Ally78Wilson

@TIME This is funny. It will be interesting to see what the Italians make of is (since they have their own idea of 'coffee on the go').

harveybermingham1
harveybermingham1

Yup, addiction to coffee coming soon, it could work but only in rare situations or just being used wrong. Also so true that they said T-Minus Six months until the food guys come in and say its bad for you, just the same as they did with cigarettes and what they will do with phones.

k_saak
k_saak

@TIME coffee addiction might actually become real after this one.

vrome
vrome

Hmm, I guess spraying on caffeine instead of drinking it is safer than drinking coffee for people with medical conditions which require limiting water/fluid intake--such as end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, ascites, chronic edema, etc.

supriyamenon7
supriyamenon7

@TIME if you have to resort to spraying caffeine on your skin to get going, it really is time to fix that addiction!

DrMarczinski
DrMarczinski

@TIME Sprayable caffeine? The gastrointestinal tract is so overrated.

Tsaba1
Tsaba1

This is gold. someone has to tell ellen about this cause she had a field day with aeroshot she's definitely love this

justbeingaj
justbeingaj

@TIME: Don't have time for a cup of coffee? Just grab some sprayable caffeine -hmmm just don't point spray can near your eyes...yikes!

Pedge21
Pedge21

@TIME: Don't have time for a cup of coffee? Just grab some sprayable caffeine | ti.me/176pj5p” I'll be exited when I can snort it

ValMcCue
ValMcCue

@TIME smelling like the office break room...Yuck!

elick461
elick461

@TIME Can you say new cologne? I will never sleep again

fosibodu
fosibodu

no way this is healthy “@TIME: Don't have time for a cup of coffee? Just grab some sprayable caffeine | ti.me/176pj5p

Im_JuSt_KaY
Im_JuSt_KaY

@Dot_Mayor uhm I don't watch bba hey... But what is it that I'm supposed to be seeing?

AcoiSuetilMD
AcoiSuetilMD

@aleth21 the coffee experience will not be the same. I want my coffee like victoria secret angels - full bodied and hot