There comes a time in every geek’s life where you stumble upon gadgets that may look cool at first, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that they’re just plain useless. For example, the phone above is supposed to double as a shaver, but really shouldn’t. Continue reading for the top five.
1. Portable Watermelon Cooler
Easy to flip open and roll around, this portable cooler will keep a single watermelon fresh no matter where you decide to take it. It’s priced at $230 and even has a built-in refrigeration unit that’s definitely a battery eater.
2. iTree – Tree Trunk iPod, iPhone Dock
Most iPod, iPhone docks feature space-efficient designs, this one does not. At 130-pounds, the iTree features a built-in speaker system and a hollow design for improved frequency response. One caveat: shipping costs will most likely exceed the product’s.
3. Projector Wedding Ring
Sure, the projector wedding looks nifty, but the integrated slide and magnification system will definitely receive some major wear from everyday use. All negatives aside, this is one of the most creative wedding presents we’ve come across.
4. iHome iPad Dock
The Apple iPad already can be used as an alarm clock, even without a special dock, so the iHome iA100ZE just might be one of the most useless accessories ever for the device. Plus, you can always pick up an iPad stand / case and a third party application for far less.
5. 4-in-1 Hot Dog Maker
Ok, we get the hot dog warmer with 36 sausage capacity, but who really needs a spare tray for eggs and two bun stakes that just keep them standing up vertically for no reason at all. Thankfully, this product is no longer available for purchase…anywhere.