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Odd Commercial Products.........

Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:29 am

Back in the mid 1970's and into the mid 2000's.
I came across a few strange items that were commercial flops in the consumer market.

Example: TV Set FM/AM Digital Clock Radio.
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Or the Microwave TV.
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Though there was one unit that Sony made and tried to sell through Sears.{Sorry can't find an Image of it.} :(
It was a Microwave oven\TV\AM\FM Stereo Radio and Clock.
Targeted for the dorm student, or the family with a small kitchen.
But as I remember, the $900 price sticker was a deal breaker. :lol:

Any one else come across a strange device that never made it in the consumer market?


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Post by haklesup » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:58 am

I'm not convinced the microwave TV is not just a Photoshop spoof.

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Yeah...
That image has been photo-shopped. :x
{I'll fix it with a real picture.}

Here's the article on the Combo-TV-Microwave.
https://www.cnet.com/news/combo-tv-micr ... addiction/
Note: While digging some more......
I did find that "Whirlpool" also tried to market one as well.



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Post by Janitor Tzap » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:49 am

Here's a new one.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera
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Capture special moments with the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera that utilizes film packs (not included) to instantly provide you with photos. The new Instax Mini 9 cameras will also have a selfie mirror (similar to the Mini 25 and Mini 70) and will come with a Macro lens attachment.
Looks like Fuji wants too be the old Polaroid Land Camera. :lol:


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Post by haklesup » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 am

The world is littered with Obsolete Digital cameras but ones that tried to hold onto film technology a bit too long really missed the bus. The film companies just couldn't transform into technology companies fast enough.

Refrigerators with internet aren't really taking over the world either, in order to make them attractive, they put displays on them that cost nearly as much as the fridge they are mounted on. A little Velcro and a 10 inch tablet, voila!

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:13 pm

haklesup wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 am
Refrigerators with internet aren't really taking over the world either, in order to make them attractive, they put displays on them that cost nearly as much as the fridge they are mounted on. A little Velcro and a 10 inch tablet, voila!
Ha Ha! :lol:

Well, continuing with the Odd........
THE WEARABLE DEVICE THAT TELLS YOU WHEN TO GO TO THE TOILET
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The wearable device is worn on your stomach, and can tell you when it’s time to go the toilet, with an app on your phone sending you a reminder
Knowing when to go, is the least of my problems! :lol:


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Post by haklesup » Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:51 pm

Well, if you can stick one on your kids before you go on a road trip so you don't have to stop in the first 10 miles.... Haha

Seriously, how does it work?

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:37 pm

THE WEARABLE DEVICE THAT TELLS YOU WHEN TO GO TO THE TOILET.
Uses UltraSound too monitor the bladder, and supposedly gives you a 10 minute heads-up before you need to go.
Here's the AD: https://www.wearable-technologies.com/2 ... -bathroom/


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Post by dacflyer » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:39 am

Oh Geez.. do we Really need this ?...lol
perhaps for some one that has bladder issues... is all i can think of..
but i don't see a big market for that..unless, people get too much into their phones, that they need the app to remind them,
what's this new age coming to ?
like i always say... if you build it, some idiot will buy it..

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Post by haklesup » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:50 am

I see, I thought it predicted #2 too

I can see a market for certain medical conditions and toddlers (who wouldn't leave it on anyway) maybe elderly with dementia but healthy people especially that skinny young model shouldn't need one.

Get ready, Cell phone accessory makers are poised to convince us that we need to be covered with health sensors in order to survive. The watches are just the beginning. Just imagine, Electronic Underwear for Christmas

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:39 pm

Get ready, Cell phone accessory makers are poised to convince us that we need to be covered with health sensors in order to survive. The watches are just the beginning. Just imagine, Electronic Underwear for Christmas
Your too late, someone is already making them. :lol:
https://www.wearablex.com/pages/fundawear
Now not only do you have to worry about your phone being hacked, but also your Underwear! :lol:

But here's another example of WHY!?

Bluetooth-enabled Smart Toaster
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Here's the info page: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/04/gri ... t-kitchen/

OR.....
Jamy – Whatever The Weather It’s On Your Toast!
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Or Even........
The Selfie Toaster!
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https://www.amazon.com/Selfie-Toaster-P ... B00OZ4TDC8


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Post by haklesup » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:10 am

Forget about Underwear hackers, this guy's got our backs (or whatever)
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmdx ... om-hackers

I like the toast printer, Inspired by Jesus Toast no doubt, perfect for Christmas. Now I just need a 3D printer to make Cheese doodles in the shape of my Avatar. (Yes, I know there are food printers now)

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Post by CeaSaR » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:00 pm

I just want my toaster to entertain, whether it be me, hundreds, thousands, nay millions! :D
https://youtu.be/8yfxjnySmBI
Hey, what do I know?

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Post by Janitor Tzap » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:38 pm

A dumb Idea......
Mother Spoon - Electronic Sensor Spoon Shares Your Recipe
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"Basically what happens is that you and your mom buy your own pair of Motherspoon and register onto a dedicated platform for file sharing. So when you mom cooks her recipe and uses the spoon to taste her food, the sensor laden spoon picks up the ingredients and deciphers the recipe. When put on its cradle, the spoon loads the recipe to the sharing platform so that you can access it, even if you live miles apart."
Never made it to market. :lol:


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Post by Janitor Tzap » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:05 pm

CeaSar,

You want a musical toaster huh?
How about this one?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKLZDdbA09w


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