Hammacher Schlemmer develops two new innovative types of light: The Cordless Over the Shoulder Reading Light and The Brightness Zooming Bed Reader's Lamp, to reduce eye strain for customers no matter where they choose to read.
After a 108 year drought, the Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 deficit to win the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. The team's victory parade is attended by over 5 million people, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history.
In October Hammacher Schlemmer introduces the exclusive Victorian Futurist's Electric Cycle, an electric tricycle with a rocket-shaped passenger section. Evoking the spaceflight-inspired fantasy of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, the tricycle's 500-watt electric motor provides an assisted pedaling range of up to 50 miles. It retails for $12,000.
In December we hosted a charity book signing with Daymond John of the hit TV show Shark Tank at our landmark Manhattan store. The proceeds benefit marginalized youth in New York City.
Our Spring catalog cover features The Undersea Aquahoverer, the easiest submersible craft to operate in the world. Requiring no more skill than driving a car, it can descend to 400' deep, with six ducted propellers that provide easy omnidirectional movement and stand-still hovering next to reefs, wrecks, and underwater species. It retails at $1,500,000.