The Internet may be mostly made up of cats and porn, but once you wade past all that, there are some genuinely cool ideas. Sometimes, we find out about a great new iPhone app, the latest intel on the next Fable or Final Fantasy, or a forthcoming book from a new author who is sure to be a bestseller. Other times, however, the Internet shows us things that make us drool and squee and post “WANT! WANT! WANT!” on Twitter, only to discover that these things don’t and may never actually exist. For example:
This is the ultimate smartphone. Its slick and well-produced website allows us to see that this slim, attractive device is so much more than a phone. Not only will it place calls, allow unrestricted access to the Internet, and use its James-Bond-cool software to translate spoken language, but it also comes standard with built-in harmonica, electric razor, and yes – even a coffee maker.
It just gets cooler and cooler as you click through the options. The more you click, the more you’ll probably grow skeptical, but at the very least, you’re sure to be impressed with the production values and level of detail put into making this look like a real product. Unfortunately for the gullible or hopeful, this is but a ploy to draw you in, so you’ll eventually click on the links for a release date or more information – clicks which will lead you to information about visiting Nova Scotia.
Another handheld, portable everything is this little beauty, cooked up by Billy May at Mozilla Labs:
What can I say? This is another thing that’d make me drop my iPhone in a hot second. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, Mozilla has no plans to actually construct and market such a thing. This was just put together for the fun of community-driven concept development, which is still pretty cool… I guess.
What have you seen online and been ready to buy immediately, only to learn that it’s not real? Let us know in the comments!