9 Of The Silliest Gadgets That Have Come Out In 2016

9 Of The Silliest Gadgets That Have Come Out In 2016

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Technology had given us smartphones, slick TVs and exotic IoT devices. Sometimes technology overwhelms us with innovations we don’t know what to do with. Some gadgets seem outright silly!

Below gadgets are are fitting examples of what I am trying to say. They might probably be technology marvels but can they really make a difference in our lives? Do we really need them? You decide.

Behold the weirdest devices of 2016.

1. Brainbit   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-0

Technology had moved away from monitoring your pulse rate and heart beat to something more. They wanted to do something weird, something out there, something that tells the world you’re a tech geek with an excessive amount of cash to burn. So they give you Brainbit. A terrible looking headband that makes you look like a girl as well as makes you feel at one with its electrodes, that allegedly always monitor your mental state.

Unless you are psychotic and obsessed with your mental functioning, this gadget is not for you.

2. E-Hang 184 Drone   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-1

This peculiar looking chopper has eight sharp blades painstakingly set on the four sides of the unit since it won’t qualify as a drone otherwise. If a few fatal accidents happen to the morons sitting in it, it’s just part of the game. You’re flying over a city while others are stuck in traffic for Christ’s sake, so now is not the time to cry over an amputated limb.

It flies for 23 minutes or 10 miles on a solitary charge, which once more, is nothing. So on the off chance that you look past these minor details, and are willing to shell out $300,000 for it, it’s cool, take the plunge. Be mindful, flying a drone or sitting in one while flying still illegal in many parts of the world. So while flying, if you see a missile heading towards you, remember that you’re the first human ever to have died while flying in a drone.

I guess the money is well spent for that record at least.

3. LG Signature Fridge and Samsung Smart Fridge   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-2

You know, I sometimes really wonder if you actually want an object to be smarter than it is already, or smart at all for that matter. My chair is made of plastic, it doesn’t do much, just lies around and helps me feel comfortable. I don’t really think I’d like it to get any smarter; like dragging it’s ass where I am. Same is the case with the fridge, I don’t really think I’d like it to be a ‘smart’ fridge. It already keeps things cold, and that is smart enough for me.

So just to let you know how smart these refrigerators are, the LG smart fridge has a panel that shows you what’s inside. Path-breaking, because how else would you figure out what’s inside? You don’t even have a secretary to track what you are keeping in it. It also opens the front door automatically when you stand near it. Amazed! So what happens when people keep crossing the fridge to do other stuff? Will it keep opening and shutting? That’s quite a dumb fridge to be honest.

The Samsung one doesn’t open its front door for you. What it does do is know when you run out of groceries. It even lets you order them online! Get your credit cards well funded!

OMbra   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-3

Companies just will not stop at anything, will they? It seems they won’t. Now they want to make boobs smart!

This is innovated by a Canadian company; god forbid, call it an innovation at all. The bra has biometric trackers within the “absorbent”, “breathable” fabric to support and protect a woman’s breasts while they exercise. The sensors track the distance travelled, the effort put in the exercise and cumulative fatigue over two weeks of exercise to help understand your boobs’ fitness regime.

Jokes apart, do you really need your breasts to be constantly monitored? God save us!

5. Sensorwake Alarm   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-4

The Sensorwake “olfactory” wake up timer discharges fragrances of the sea, of a rich wilderness, of nourishment, of chocolate, or an espresso perhaps in your face to attempt and wake you up.

Two things I’ve learnt about wake up timers – one, they are assholes. Two, if you truly need to lay down with something, there’s literally nothing that can stop you, not to mention a $109 wake up timer. The scent of the sea, you say? I’d love to sleep through that. I lay down with the smell of garbage outside my window at any time!

6. Digitsole   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-5

What happens when your shoes wind up getting to be more quick-witted than you? The Digitsole automatically tightens your shoe for you, so that you never have to look or bend down in life. Saves your back!

It checks calories, to let you know that you are putting on weight like it’s no one’s business. If your road to work is bumpy, they know it. It even has a foot warmer too. No more cold feet, its pretty cool isn’t it?

7. Ripplemaker   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-6

Do you know about the novel talent of Latte Art? It’s when really talented people make art on your cup of latte. And you know how creatively challenged people, in order to be creative, go to any lengths of unnecessary dumbassery? This is one of those.

All you need to do is upload a picture to this really overpriced machine from an app that you download on your phone and The Ripplemaker will make the whole picture for you on the coffee that’ll be cold by the time you finish admiring its beauty.

The Ripplemaker will make absolutely any design on your cup of coffee to make sure you get to call yourself an artist.

8. SmartyPans   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-7

If you think this is the work of someone who is too lazy to know what he’s cooking and is not willing to get up from the couch time and again to see if it’s done, you’re probably right. If you’re thinking that such a corny and pathetic pun for a name can only be the work of an Indian, you, sir, are absolutely right!

SmartyPans tells you what you’re cooking, how much of food you should put, how many calories it has. Connected to an app, it is supposed to constantly monitor your food and tell you exactly what needs to be done when. It’s a hipster tawa basically.

9. Samsung Welt Smart Belt   9-of-the-most-absurd-gadgets-that-came-out-in-2016-8

The folks at Samsung have clearly gone berserk with technology, and they are doing some insane things. Not only have they come up with a smart belt that identifies your waistline, and counts the number of steps you take in a day, but the bugger even shames you if it feels you’re overeating. The belt just tightens on its own! It also has a USB port that pops out if you’re being an a**hole. Okay, not really.

If this wasn’t enough, Samsung went ahead and named it – Welt, as in the wellness belt. Welt? Really? To keep things balanced on this planet, there’s no pricing or availability on this product yet.

Guys, we don’t need smarter objects which are already good enough. Please spend the money to innovate things that really help the world.
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