Here's the salt shaker with Bluetooth and Alexa integration that you've always wanted


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/11/heres-the-salt-shaker-with-b.html


#2

just add a salt and batteries.


#3

I don’t know which is more depressing: that this thing does not appear to be satire, or that it’s already raised $9,000 on indiegogo.


#4

0:54. That’s how long it took me to realize it wasn’t an SNL-type parody commercial. Even the name sounds like a joke.


#5

It’s missing the rotating video cam on top.
:frowning:

It also could use a mildly painful laser to zap your hand when you’re over your limit on wine.


#6

Is this real, or what? It’s satire, right? A leftover April Fools joke?


#7

Still can’t tell if parody. Every individual element screams satire. I mean, who on Earth would want a ginormous salt shaker that’s ridiculous to use?


#8

Is this real, or what? It’s satire, right? A leftover April Fools joke?


#9

that’s the bluetooth deCAN’Ter.


#10

have you met people?


#11

Sort of a missed opportunity, isn’t it? It should just be able to run salt and water with some cleverly placed metal plates.


#12

I’m pretty sure this is all a scam. I know I’ve seen it on crowdsourcing sites before, and the most recent campaign appears to have had all its backing almost immediately on launch.


#13


#14

Well played. Bravo.


#15

Pretty sure the poster’s account has been hijacked by an AI.


#16

How much does the DRM salt cost?


#17

On the plus side I think there’s been a bit of a backlash against this stuff - clearly with the juicero and stuff like it the tech went way too far and people are starting to make fun of it more.

at least, that’s what I tell myself. To stay sane.


#18

What the actual fuck…


#19

I’m almost certain that this is a very elaborate joke.

Almost.


#20

I googled “list of most ridiculous internet of things” and the first hit was this. I mean, you can’t make this shit up (although someone did). I mean, really – a smart tortilla maker? A smart floss dispenser??? Who needs this shit? Jeez. The salt shaker is pretty tame in comparison.