Want to look stupid and attract thieves at the same time? The solution to your problem is here!
Just yesterday I was talking with some fellow mobile people about the abundance of pointless phone peripherals.
While wittering on, I joked about a completely useless cutesy mobile accessory that makes it look like your mobile has a tail. It wasn't a particularly funny or clever joke and we moved on. But now….
The gates of hell have opened and unleashed the absurd monstrosity pictured above: the Faux Tail.
While other sites are exclaiming "ZOMG cute overload!" I'm taking a stand against this stupidity. Why would you want to jam some fur and fabric into your $300 device?
Furthermore, why would you pay for it? It's one thing if Disney/Pixar/Whoever distribute tat like this with Happy Meals to promote their latest film for kids, but Faux Tails cost $10.
That's $10 that could go towards paying the rent.
It can't even be argued that these are for kids, as the company site makes no effort whatsoever to pretend that the plug-in tails are for anyone other than supposedly grown-up people with too much money and no impulse control. Parents, if your child has an iPhone and wants one of these, it's your duty to guide them away from such foolishness.
Before I forget, each fox, cat or raccoon tail also comes with a wallpaper, so your phone can look even more idiotic than it would with just a fluffy rag sticking out of it.
In a bid to offer some kind of practical purpose, some commentators are claiming the fact it connects to the iPhone's 30 pin connector means it will keep your phone clean, but really, they're grasping at straws.
And this isn't exactly what the mobile market is crying out for right now: something to make your phone bulkier and more unwieldy.
Pickpockets the world over must be rejoicing. Swiping an iPhone is now easier than ever - just look for the doofus walking around with a tail sticking out of their pocket, grab it and run.
Has there ever been a more ridiculous accessory?