We would not be where we are today without some of the technological advances that have been made over the years. Home computers, cell phones, indoor plumbing, among many others, have changed the way we live our lives. However, there are some products out on the market that really make you wonder what the manufacturer was thinking. Here are 10 of the most ridiculous items out on the market right now.
The iPod Toilet Roll Docking Station. That’s right folks, a docking station to keep you charged up for those extended stays in the bathroom. I don’t know about you, but if I am going to be in the bathroom long enough to drain the whole battery life of my iPod, I have bigger concerns than my iPod dying. However, I guess it would be useful if you wanted to enjoy a long, relaxing bath while listening to music. It comes equipped with four moisture- resistant, high quality speakers.
Under-Ease Underwear (Anti-Flatulence). Do you suffer from excessive gas? Well, have we got a cure for you. These underwear come with a replaceable filter to help diminish the odor of flatulence. They are washable and durable. I am not sure which is more embarrassing though, owning a pair of these underwear or letting an embarrassing one slip every now and again. Watch out Victoria Secret, looks like you have some competition.
Bright Feet Lighted Slippers. Do you find yourself bumping into walls while trying to maneuver to the bathroom late at night? Is flipping on the light switch too much of a hassle for you? There is a new product on the market to fix all of your problems, slippers with built in head lights. These handy dandy little things come on when you slip your feet inside and turn off automatically when you are not using them. The light will illuminate objects up to 20″ and comes with skid resistant soles.
SodaStream. I am a huge fan of soda (I mean truly a soda connoisseur), although in the south we refer to everything as coke. So one would think that I would be excited by this next product. Who doesn’t want to spend over $100 for a machine where you have to make your own soda, clean up the mess afterwards, and get a product that does not even taste like coke? I guess it is healthier for you and probably better for the environment since you are not purchasing plastic bottles. But exactly how much soda are you going to have to drink just to break even?
iPad Mini. Okay, this next one I might catch a little slack for. I mean who doesn’t love Apple and the iPad, but if you think about it, how many people do you truly know that own an iPad Mini. There is a very small market of people who feel that the iPhone/iPod touch is too little, but the iPad is too big. I mean how many sizes do we need of something that does the exact same thing?
Booty Belt. If wearing a whole belt is just too much for you, the Booty Belt attaches to the rear belt loops to keep others from seeing that lovely plumber’s crack. Marketed to those who are endowed like J-Lo, I guess I don’t really have to worry about this one because I am not part of their marketing group anyway.
3-D Television. When this first came out, manufacturers were sure that sales would hit the roof. However, continuously watching TV that is jumping out at you while wearing ridiculous looking glasses is less than ideal (especially if you watch TV as much as we do in my family). And what if you have guests over, how many of those goofy glasses are you supposed to purchase exactly?
DVD Rewinder. Okay, this little device was actually meant as a joke, but I am sure that I have more than a few friends that are not as technologically-advanced who think they need to purchase one of these. It does make realistic rewinding sounds though.
Car Stereo Remote. I am sure that I am stepping on a few toes here, especially guys, my husband included. But I cannot understand the use for a stereo remote when the car stereo is less than a few inches from your hand. My husband assures me that it is safer, but I still don’t know.
The Emergency Bra (EBbra). I had to save the best for last. This bra is not only supportive and comfortable, but in an emergency situation can be converted into a lifesaving gas mask. I am just thankful that I am not so paranoid or live such a scary life that I find this necessary yet.