In today’s world, it is impossible to get away from the overwhelming amount of technology in every aspect of our everyday lives. As a society, we have reached a point where we demand technology to make our lives more convenient. People now want some form of technology to be able to do for us the simple things we used to do manually in the past. While there is plenty of technology in today’s world that does a lot of good and serves useful functions, there are also many useless inventions, and below are the top 10 most ridiculous technology products in the market.
Car Exhaust Grill
This grill allows users to make burgers using their car exhaust, and according to the manufacturers, the fumes do not come in contact with the burger. However, there really is no point to this invention. Why would someone go out of their way to use the exhaust from a car to make a burger instead of a grill or an oven? Also, there is some level of risk involved. The manufacturers may say that the exhaust fumes do not come in contact with the burger, but why would someone want to take the chance and put their health at risk?
Air Conditioned Shoes
We have all experienced moments when we regretted a certain choice of footwear because they made our feet hot or sweaty, but never have we stopped to think, “I wish I had a portable air conditioner in my shoes.” However, Japanese inventors have created air conditioned shoes. These shoes are meant to keep your feet dry, and they are not to be worn when it is raining or wet outside. Although this technological invention provides a certain level of convenience, it does not contribute much value to society. There are many other ways to keep feet dry without having to buy air conditioned shoes.
Steering Wheel Laptop Desk
By far one of the most useless — and potentially dangerous — products on this list is the steering wheel laptop desk. The laptop desk attaches to a steering wheel and allows the user to place a laptop or mobile device on top of the surface. However, how will people go about using this product? People cannot use their laptops as they drive, and they would not have a need for the steering wheel laptop desk if they are at home or at the office.
This headband is supposed to help users keep all of their remotes in one place, but most people prefer to keep all of their remotes in a logical place, such as near a television or entertainment system, not on their heads. This invention may sound convenient, but it certainly does not seem comfortable. It is hard to imagine anyone who would want every remote they use in their house to be worn on their heads as a headband.
Motorized Ice Cream Cone
The motorized ice cream cone is an example of a pointless piece of technology created to feed into the laziness of today’s society. This technological product is an electronic ice cream that will twist the ice cream for you rather than you having to twist it yourself. It takes less than two seconds to twist an ice cream cone, and there is no reason why anyone should pay for an object that will do it for them.
Vita Activity Decision Maker
Whatever happened to an old fashioned Magic 8 ball? Now, people can buy the Vita Activity Decision Maker to help them make decisions. This digital decision maker is meant to help users select daily activities, but this product serves no real purpose. Someone who truly has important daily activities to get done will not turn to a gadget in order to help them decide what to do.
USB Mouse with Digital Scale
This product is both a computer mouse and a digital scale, but it has no real use. The scale is so small that it wouldn’t be able measure anything of value, and it is highly unlikely that someone is going to need a digital scale at a moment’s notice while at his or her office.
Text Messaging Chandelier
In what world would anyone have a need for a chandelier that can display text messages across LEDs and Swarovski crystals when any Apple product can do the same thing? As if the concept of the invention isn’t crazy enough, the price sure is. The chandelier costs almost $140,000.
CTA Digital iPotty
I am all for the use of technology to help educate children, but the “iPotty” is a bit much. This product is essentially a training potty with an iPad attached to it. Potty training children is hard enough, and a distraction such as an iPod is not going to make the product any easier for parents.
The iTypewriter is essentially a keyboard for the iPad in the shape of a typewriter. However, one of the many reasons people today have iPads is because of the convenience and portability, so it is unclear which consumers would want a bulky typewriter keyboard attached to their iPads.
It is impossible for anyone to imagine what life today would be like without technology, but there are certain products we all could do without, and every product on the above list is among the products society surely does not need.