With the new age of constant communication and faster everything, it’s no wonder the market is flooded with ridiculous tech products. The following list is not exhaustive by far, but rather just a tip of the iceberg in the new information age that really serves less purpose than it provides.
LED Water Faucet. This offers a variety of colorful cascading water right into your glass. It serves absolutely no other purpose. Give it up; no one needs colorful cascading water going down the drain with this one.
Led T-shirts. The neon bar lights and taps aren’t enough to attract attention as belt out your karaoke skills. I think I would vote to stick with the beer, much better results.
Virtual Pets. The purpose of a pet is to bring joy and companionship to the family. There is no joy in pushing buttons to make your “pet” pee and eat on command. One good point is that even virtual pets can die without attention. At least the makers offered the users some degree of responsibility.
Point and Speak Programs. You talk and it does all the work for you. It even learns what you mean by the way you vocalize your words. Proofread well, because auto-correct can wreak havoc on your board reports.
Digital Children’s Potty’s. Seriously, someone wants me to teach my child how to use the potty with their tablet attached to the potty. Is it going to wipe them for me too?
Moov. A fitness tracker that gives tips on improving your results with one device attached to your arm or leg. It will even say the tips out loud.
Gamer Hand Exercisers. Designed to exercise the hands and fingers of gamers. Sure, our kids already don’t spend enough time outdoors, now they can exercise one hand and play with the other.
Segways. Big, bulky stand-on vehicles designed to lessen the need to walk. These are basically overpriced skateboards with the same results.
3D Televisions. These only work with certain movies and gawky glasses. Nothing like having friends over and everyone is eating popcorn while looking like a nerd convention has convened at your house.
Retro Phones that connect to Cell Phones. What was the purpose of creating cell phone if we go home and connect them to a home phone? Stylish, redundant and completely useless when not at home.
While everyone enjoys a good laugh once in a while, let’s make sure it’s not at the expense of our wallets with ridiculous tech gadgets that offer nothing but space.