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.
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.