15 of the most ridiculous mobile accessories
Recently we took a look at iPhone cases that were so ridiculous they went beyond the threshold of even usable; today, we are going to take a look at a collection of mobile accessories for both phones and tablets that range from funny and weird to just plain dangerous.
Just in case you disagree and think any of these items are a must-have, we’ve taken the liberty of including the product links in the slide titles.
Without further ado, here are 15 of the most ridiculous mobile accessories that we could dig up.
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15 of the most ridiculous mobile accessories
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3. TV Hat
Unfortunately, it does not look like TV Hat is iPad compatible.
While there may be some specific application for this, like some sort of scientific excursion that requires additional power for keeping data on a tablet, chances are the average person isn’t going to unfold the almost 4 square foot mat to play an extended session of Angry Birds at their kids soccer game.
As far as emergency situations with no power go, we’ve watched our fair share of Man vs. Wild and never once has Bear Grylls pulled out a solar powered iPad to survive.
The iPad Bacon Case allows you to wrap your tablet in a tribute to one of the most popular meats - bacon. Unfortunately this handmade Etsy gem costs $69.00 + $8.90 shipping. At close to $80, you may be better off buying some actual bacon.
Just in case you’re saying it couldn’t get any worse than this, their website also gives us something to look forward to by saying, “iClothing is exploring plans to place electroluminescent lights in their clothes, giving iPad compatible clothing a glow and will introduce heat-sensitive prints.”
iPad too main stream for you? That’s ok! This product works with a variety of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S II, Toshiba Thrive, Lenova ThinkPad, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Sony Tablet S, Nokia N810 / N900, Motorola Xoon, Archos G9, Toshiba TG01, Coby Kyros, HP Touch, Rooted Nook Color running the verygreen CM7 OS, any tablet with USB Host capabilities, and good old fashion Mac, PC, or Linux computer.
Depending on the model, these keyboards run between $699 and $799. That’s right, Eight. Hundred. Dollars. Although, if your handy and have your own typewriter laying around, the do-it-yourself kit is only $74.
10. Windshield Wiper for iPhone
Recent updates to the iCarta iPod Stereo Dock and Bath Tissue Holder now support the iPhone, audio only though, no charging. They are so close to perfection.
The company that sells these, USB Fever, has an entire collection of retro cases for iPad and iPhone including retro calculator, retro radio, cassette tape, and game console. Retro Cover for iPad 2 runs for $36.99.
The iPhone model runs $39.99, comes in black or white, and can be purchased for the iPhone 3 or the iPhone 4.
The feature phone version is only $29.99 and comes in a myriad of colors including “Classic Blue Denim” and “Fashion Leather-Look Pink”.
Smartphones are great because of the apps, but everyone hates the discomfort of the pesky 'wirelessness' of it all. For the low price of $59.99 you can turn any phone with a standard 3.5mm jack into a relic of the past.
We’re not sure what an iPad to the face at 200 mph looks like, but it’s probably not worth checking out your USA Today app while driving.
19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"iPad Steering Wheel Mount" = Safe driving??? I don't think so... :D
2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3449; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The umbilical cord charger is DISTURBING. I don't want to hear my phone move all night as it's charging. It looks gross! lol It looks more like some alien leech or something crazy like that!
Also the iPad steering mount is just such a sweet invention. This should be standard on all vehicles being sold from now on. I bet insurance companies will love these fabulous steering holders for the iPad! lol
3. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
Does W. count as a ridiculous phone accessory??? lol. Perfect picture!!!
10. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I didn't pay attention to the picture on the article... Now i noticed it's him. Too funny!
4. remco1975 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
A TV Hat....funny and brilliant at the same time. Why didn't I think of this???
No, seriously folks...will anybody actually buy one of these crazy accesories? Or will people be willing to admit they own one in the following comments? I dare ya!
5. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
And the iPad steering wheel mount should be provided free of charge by Apple to every iPad owner.
7. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Wristband phone holder seems like a good idea
the bacon pouch is pretty good too, i would consider using one...
8. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Such disrespect!!! Don't poke fun at George W. Bush. The man brought freedom to Iraq,and kept the greatest country in the world, America safe during his whole term. I'm reporting this.
16. ddxmms (Posts: 141; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
man..f**k you and george w.bush..
george bush my ass.
18. Veigald (Posts: 222; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
Sad to see all the thumbs down, this is great sarcasm :)
9. remixfa (Posts: 13901; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i was laughing at most of those.. thanks. breaks up the monotony a bit. :) Had a great visual of what the steering wheel ipad would look like post accident. good stuff. lol
11. Jerry209 (Posts: 42; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)
umbilical cord charger lol im going to buy it just for fun lol
me:hey man can i get my phone
me: LOL =]
12. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
Swear you guys made some of that up lol. unreal.
13. bigceebin4 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
how did that steering wheel mount even make it to market? There is no way some federal agency would have allowed that 'death-waiting-to-happen' hit the stores.
14. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Oh, I don't know. I could see getting those steering wheel iFad holders for several of my iFad owning acquaintances. It just might be worth the money.
15. Forsaken77 (Posts: 542; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
3 of them aren't that far fetched. The solar panel charger is clearly for people that are camping. How else would you charge your phone? The bathroom ipod dock is a good idea. Who doesn't like to listen to music in the shower? It's not all about being on the bowl, plus its got very good reviews at Amazon from the 12 people that bought it, lol. Last but not least, the iphone wrist-band holder. This looks like another device for the gym. Granted, armband holders are better placement but the wristband isn't that far fetched. NOTICE THAT ALL OF THESE WACKO DEVICES ARE MADE FOR THE IPHONE!!! That says alot about the mentality of iPhone owners lol.
17. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
Hahaha! Hilarious. Ilikethetypewriterone.ButIcan'tbelievethesteeringwheeloneislegal.Myspacebarjustbroke.
20. WellBeSerious12 (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Is there an accessory that allows it to play Super Mario?
21. RobotMan (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
This is what manufactures think of Apple user IQ .