So the mobile is the 'best gadget ever', better even than the waffle iron?
How is that Electric fluff remover working out for you? All fluff removed?
And the facial tanner? Face a nice shade of tangerine?
I ask because these two gizmos appear on the list of worst gadgets ever in a survey by Protectyourbubble.com.
The award for biggest heap of crap ever went to the electric candle – very useful when there are no power cuts.
It's possible you have at least one of them because we're all such suckers for the worse kind of shit ever invented.
Apparently, the average Brit will spend more than £540 on things they will never use over a lifetime.
Yes, even laser guided scissors.
The study found that 30 per cent of people admitted to taking something back to the shop because they thought it was useless. You can imagine the conversation:
"I just bought this electric banana sharpener but then I realised that it's a piece of worthless crap and that I'm an idiot. Can I change it for some stamps?"
Mobile types who saw the survey will be feeling smug about the fact that the phone topped the 'best gadget' list.
But let's be honest, we've had our disasters. I bet the people who put the mobile top never had to navigate the menu of a Motorola KRZR.
Or if they did, they have successfully buried it deep into their subconscious like a victim of torture.
And could they have overcome the trauma of the Nokia 3650's circular keyboard? Or the big daddy of them all, the Virgin Lobster with its weird kink?
It looked like it had an arm in a sling.
I wake up screaming sometimes.
Then again, you have to be brave enough to make mistakes or nothing creative ever happens, right?
You don't get the good stuff like push-to-talk, 360, visual radio...