JR Conlin always does these great write-ups on items of interest that he pulls out of the SkyMall catalogs that you always find tucked into the seatback pocket on airlines. In homage to JR as well as a wink to the mashup culture of silicon valley, here’s my version of the genre.
“What would happen if you cross the mashup culture of Silicon Valley with the fanciful gadgets proferred by the fine folks at SkyMall?”
Stress Relieving Wristband (74140j) and the Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor (EW3039sj)
Automatically send soothing biofeedback massages whenever your blood pressure trips over a preset limit. One minute you’re arguing you’re point, the next you’re fast asleep.
SmartAC (WGN109j), USB travel mug (ECA139j)
Keep your coffee warm while on the go. Combine with the Three Station Buffet (hlgbcs997j) and you can cook your chili beans, refried beans, and fajitas as well. Stuck in morning traffic? No problem!
Fresh Saver bowl for cats (lor102j), Cat Genie dome with sidewalls (ptn102j), remote controlled mouse (mtc121j), laser beam cat toy (315261j), and Solar Powered Talking Bible (4110tgh)
Perfect for those long, European vacations. Take the entire Summer off and know that Spots will be taken care of. Food, Shelter, Entertainment, and even a little spiritual enlightenment will keep any family pet safe and sound when you and your family are away.
Laser-Guided Pool Cue (72641j), GPS Tracking Key (tk1101j), and Child Locator (sva114j)
There’s something here, I just haven’t figured it out yet.
Further SkyMall reading for your enjoyment:
- A Close Reading of Skymall. What’s SkyMall’s Culture Really About?– by Ron Rosenbaum, Slate
- Kasper Hauser present SkyMaul: Happy Crap You Can Buy from a Plane
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