There are a lot of great tech products available on the market that we all know, love, and have. However, there are a lot lesser known ones we should avoid.
USB Mouse with Digital Scale
This invention should stop after the USB Mouse part. Ruining the product is the addition of a digital scale. Devices invented to help with the unnecessary multitask of clicking on a computer and weighing paper clips; this is a must-skip for everyone.
CTA Digital iPotty
Kids are growing up so fast that they have training toilets with iPads attached. An adult using an iPad in the bathroom is risky in itself. A child with poor motor skills and bladder control is asking for a disaster. How about they learn to read a book first?
Just when we thought there was no limit to our inventive minds, out comes the iTypewriter. With all of the perks of digital typing with the added benefit of nothing, we have the iTypewriter to make old-timers feel like they stuck to traditions when really they are wasting their time and money.
iPod Toilet Speaker
The iPod Toilet Speaker will allow you to listen to your iPod while on the toilet. Perhaps this is for people unaware of the invention of headphones, a much better option when listening to music in the bathroom.
For the especially vain in need of dawning a pair of golden feet, we have the foot tanner. A gift that should always be given with a receipt for how bad it is, you can save a lot more money by spending a few minutes shoeless in the sun if a tan is of the utmost importance to you.
Electronic Bubble Wrap
We all love popping the bubbles on bubble wrap; however, spending money to fill your OCD need to do it seems a little ridiculous. The Electronic Bubble Wrap gives you the opportunity to annoy your friends wherever you go with an endless amount of bubble wrap to pop. It’s still probably healthier than cracking your knuckles and more socially acceptable than picking your nose.
Laser Guided Scissors
Cutting in a straight line is harder than it looks. Laser Guided Scissors are here to help. By providing a laser, it creates a line for you to cut along. Of course, you could always use a ruler and pencil for far cheaper.
The decades old Smell-O-Vision regarded as a bust, fans of nostril pleasing scents are still at it today. DigiScents iSmell plugs into your computer and gives off a scent based on the website you are on. Search through your history and you will see what a bad idea this is.
Retro Cellphone Headset
Another item designed to promote never evolving is the Retro Cellphone Headset. An old-fashioned telephone connects to your cellphone and gives you the feeling of being back in the early 1990s. The only difference now is you have no excuse not to answer your phone as it’s always with you. You also have a reason to breakout the parachute pants because without big pockets this device is going nowhere.
Never has a product lived up to its name so much. The Useless Box might actually be a Hollywood socialite in disguise as it has no real purpose. On the front is an on and off switch which does nothing. Somewhere out there though, someone has ironically purchased this. Humankind’s sense of humor can officially be declared dead with the fact that this actually exists.