I bet you’ve had the feeling, when you’ve picked up an order, “committed” out of a sudden decision, from Wish, Aliexpress, Shein, AboutYou or similar sites, that you don’t really need that particular fashion item, accessory, gadget, gizmo or even the thousandth “junk” that arrived after more or less waiting. Well, we’ve brought you a bunch of some of the dumbest, most pointless things – enjoy! We’ll be adding to this series from time to time, so if you come across anything similar, please send it to us with a comment to this article!
A good invention is good because it solves a real problem, or let’s say it alleviates an existing inconvenience. And a bad, unnecessary invention creates a pseudo-problem out of a non-existent “issue”, the solution of which is of course also totally unnecessary (since it’s not a real inconvenience, not a problem), but at least we can have a good laugh about it. But let’s not beat around the bush, let’s keep our promise and get to the heart of the matter. Here’s a strictly subjective top list.
The Baguette Pack
If there’s nothing you enjoy more in life than a delicious, extra-long baguette then this invention may be just what you need. This gadget take your fancy sandwich with you anywhere with this bread-carrying-backpack. Wonderful.
If you’re forever losing your Apple Airpods and your solution is just to bulk buy them so you never have to worry about losing them again, then this invention is for you!
It’s a box for putting all your Airpods in that even comes with a handy strap to tie to your waist. The perfect gift for someone who has it all.
This is the perfect gadget invention if you love laying in bed binging Netflix but don’t want the hassle of actually holding your phone.
Using NASA-grade suction cups and heavy-duty paracord, the iDangle keeps your phone in the perfect viewing angle, right in your eye-line. Lazy viewing has never been easier or more relaxing.
USB Pet Rock
This gadget is the perfect thing for anyone who cares about the environment because it doesn’t waste electricity; mainly because it doesn’t use electricity. Why doesn’t this awesome product of USB technology require any power? Because it does absolutely nothing… which is the total beauty of it.
Just plug your rock into the USB port of your computer and watch it sit there. There’s no need to worry about compatibility because it can be used with Mac, Windows or Linux. Why? Because it doesn’t do anything.
The great thing about having something that does nothing is the complete and total freedom you experience when people ask about your new little buddy. They’ll see it’s plugged into your computer and naturally wonder what it does. You can tell them it’s taking a nap, keeping that spot on the desk warm, or digesting the last person who came along and asked that question.
We have left a real gem for you at the end.
The name might give you a clue as to the piece of total rubbish at number one in our list of the most useless gadgets in history. The NoPhone Zero is most definitely no phone, and it is zero good. It is in fact a rectangular block of plastic that does absolutely sod all. It’s the same size as the iPhone 5, but with none of its features.
Unbelievably, 130 people pledged a total of $1,239 to make NoPhone’s Kickstarter dream a reality, and the Zero entered production and sold for $5 each.
The theory behind the Zero is that it serves as a sort of comfort blanket for phone addicts – they’ll feel that familiar weight in their pocket, shape in their hand or black device on the table in front of them, but they won’t be tempted to pick it up and play with it because, well, they’d get bored pretty quickly.
NoPhone says: “The NoPhone Zero is a plastic rectangle that replaces the need for smart rectangle device interaction.”
Except it doesn’t. Because for all the unneccessary number of times people pick up their phones to check their Facebook news feed or glance at the clock, there are also times that you actually need a phone that works, and NoPhone can’t help you then.