Gadgets are wonderful little things aren’t they? Everything you need (or just want to play with) can be stored in a device that fits easily into your pocket and you can whip out with only a moment’s notice. What convenience!
As we all know the market for shiny electronic toys has gone bananas thanks to affordable chips, data and labour (*ahem*) and now they’re for everyone, not just yuppies snorting cocaine in a (s)wanky bar in the 1980s while blethering on and on about about the “genius” of Duran Duran into a mobile phone the size of a newborn baby and lighting cigarettes with £50 notes.
Of course with the increased availability of gadgets there is a huge demand for accessories, widgets and gizmos to accompany our phones, tablets, mp3 devices and mobile libraries, and these can range from quite useful and sensible to downright “wtf”.
1. The Dexim DF AppSpeed Monster Truck.
It’s a monster truck that you control with your iPhone or iPad. Why? Is it just to say “Look at what else my glowing fruit device can do!” or is it for people who want to play with monster trucks but don’t want people to take the mickey? Hey, if you want to play with monster trucks, just go for it. They’re cheaper than this waste of plastic.
2. The iPhone SLR lens mount.
Want to make your Instagram shots look awesome before you make them look old? Do you already own a series of SLR lenses and you have too much money? Then this is for you! With one easy payment of $250 dollars you too can attach your Canon or Nikon lenses to your iPhone and shoot like the pros don’t.
Of course, you need the lenses first, and I don’t know many people who just have loads of lenses lying around without a camera to use them with, so why not just stick with that? You also have to carry the lenses around with you which would necessitate the use of, say, a camera bag. You know what else you can carry around in a camera bag? Oh yeah!
3. Aspire ePillow for Tablets.
Lying on the sofa and playing with consumer durables is hard wooork If only cushions existed so we could prop them up a bit while still remaining comfortable!
This thing costs £40. Maybe using a pillow or a scabby old sofa cushion that you already own wouldn’t be in keeping with the aesthetic of your gadget, but come on.
4. The OhMiBod.
(This is a bit rude)
I have no words. Actually I do. Those words are “NO. DO NOT WANT.”
Seriously people, we’re in a recession as it is. Just be happy with what you’ve already got.