For those in the tech world, and particularly those in the mobile space, the word convergence is bandied around a lot. Usually it means to add a function that is quite cool but not necessarily needed.
Sat nav. Wi-Fi. Bluetooth. MP3. Video. These have all been put into mobile handsets. Several of them have been merged into non phone devices such as the iPod Touch.
But there is a new one on the market. One that I never quite imagined could happen. And one that just leaves me questioning the rational of both the designers and the possible buyers.
An mp3 player… has seriously been put into a … Taser.
Is there anyone else that thinks it all sounds a bit Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.
“Harold, you’re my lawyer, so I think you should know… I’ve killed quite a few people.“…
“Do you like Phil Collins? I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins’ presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility…”
Just don’t mess the electric end and the earphones up – could be painful.