7) Dog meets duck - The ingenious muzzle brought to you by Rakuten
Whilst I’m sure we’re all in agreeance that dog muzzles aren’t exactly the most attractive fashion accessory on the market, did it ever really need a rethink?
Well, apparently Japanese company Rakuten thought so, and in solving this age-old animal issue, brought the duck-dog muzzle to market.
For a mere 2000 yen, you can keep your furry friends from yapping at passers-by whilst also solving that horrific problem of your dog looking like a dog.
6) Spy Cup - Just a little bit weird
With the KickStarter funding campaign for the ‘Spycup’ now permanently suspended, it’s hard not to think that the world isn’t quite ready for secret filming via a coffee flask.
The general premise of the SpyCup is that you slide your iPhone into a flask and take pictures or recordings of whatever you feel like capturing. Incognito.
Whilst SpyCup’s inventor may have had more noble intentions, it’s still slightly baffling that he a) didn’t spot the product’s seedy name, and b) didn’t spot the product’s privacy issues!
In fairness, with the immediate viral culture of modern day life, it’s not hard to see where the concept of this one came from.
Let’s be honest though, with consciousness over privacy never higher, the Spycup was never going to get going, was it?
5) The portable chin rest - ...
I’m not really sure what to say about this… It’s a sort of attachable chin rest that lets you rest on the go? Or maybe it’s supposed to be used after a long bout of plane watching?
Either way, the portable chin rest is just unexplainably, brilliantly useless!
4) DVD Rewinder - Finally solving those perilous remoteless moments
To my genuine amazement, someone, somewhere, thought it was a good idea to invent the DVD Rewinder.
Now, the duck-muzzle thing was one level of pointless, but this one just takes it to a whole other level.
My only explanation for this heart-warmingly pointless invention is that is was born out of time when no-one really knew what DVDs did. But even then it doesn't make sense.
VCR was before DVD, right? And on VCR you could rewind using a remote, or on the machine, right? Am I right?
So why was this thing invented?!
The answer to this myth, I guess we’ll never know. Either way, 5 gold stars to whoever thought it up - you have truly made my day.
3) Clip-On Coffee Cup Holder - Show your desk exactly who runs this joint!
Aside from in a car where, in fairness, you might get some joy out of something like this, I’m just not seeing how this clip-on cup holder could ever convince me to part ways with my hard earned cash.
And even if we are going with the whole car narrative, this product only has one, lonely review on Amazon that states that no normal cup even fits in it.
So in effect, this is just a desk decoration. A clip on hole for your desk.
2) Hand-holding dog lead - For all you romantic strollers…
What is it with animals that brings the absolute worst out in people?
Whether it’s dog outfits or duck muzzles, if anybody mentions an animal, we all freak out.
And let’s face it, this dog lead - with attached hand for holding - has to go right up at the top of the bonkers-list.
1) And the winner is…
Drum roll please*
Whilst out-dated, the absolute winner of this pointless invention-off absolutely has to go to this wonderful little tool.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Ctrl, Alt, Del Wand!
Aiding you in those scary Windows 98 moments where you need to quickly close a freaking out internet window, your Ctrl, Alt, Del wand comes to your rescue, cleaning up with minimum fuss - nothing to see here, folks.
It’s so lazy and so pointless to the point where actually, I'm going to go as far as to say that the Ctrl, Alt, Del wand is just a little bit genius.