Fanadget: The Anti-Gadget. A blog about the new generation of gadgets that are cool, but not necessarily useful.
“If you think about it, this is one of the best times for gadgets. Not because more and better ones are being made, but because we have so many to choose from. The problem is that there are simply so many gadgets out there that the good ones get lost among all the mediocre ones.
The only way to find them is to read a lot of gadget reviews – just like I do on a regular basis – and see what others have to say about it. This will allow you to make an informed decision on whether or not a particular gadget is worth your time and money.
If you love gadgets, but rarely have any use for them, then Fanadget is the site for you. It is a blog dedicated to the new generation of gadgets that are cool, but not necessarily useful.
From an iPod toilet roll holder to a remote control fish, it is all on this very funny site.
A favourite was the USB Missile Launcher – it really does fire foam missiles!
The blog has lots of funny pictures and links to other gadget sites. It is a great place to browse when you are bored.
As someone who comes from a long line of gadget fanatics, I think that the industry is just a little bit off course. So I got to thinking, what would happen if I were to create a blog that focuses on the latest and greatest gadgets out there, but only if they are cool but not necessarily useful?
That’s how Fanadget was born. We feature all sorts of gadgets; some are funny and downright silly, while others are so ridiculous that you have to wonder who in the world would actually use them. But one thing is for sure: all of these items are pretty neat.
Remember the days when a gadget was, by definition, a cool thing that you wanted in your life? Of course you do. You’re old and you’ve been using gadgets since the beginning of time, which occurred in 1957 with the invention of the pocket-sized transistor radio.
But today, gadgets aren’t cool. They’re sterile. And flat. And mainly just devices for accessing the Internet, which is something that’s already everywhere and on every device we already have. Gadgets are boring.
And so it’s no accident that there are more than 100 gadget blogs out there on the World Wide Web of Information Superhighway Cyberspace—blogs about gadgets, not blogs about tech writing or tech culture or even tech itself—and that all of those blogs are dead or dying, because who has time to read about gadgets anymore when they’re always busy clicking through a dozen new iPhone apps while also looking at pictures of cats on Reddit and trying desperately to figure out how to buy Bitcoin?
But we’re going to change all that with Fanadget (pronounced fuh-NAG-it), a blog about gadgets that are really cool but also completely useless and expensive. Because what says “gadget” better than paying $500 for a Bluetooth
For as long as we’ve had gadgets, people have dreamed of making them cool. Henry Ford put art-deco trim on his cars; the earliest computers were room-size monsters with blinking lights and whirring tape decks. But for every gadget that’s been successfully made cool, there are dozens more that have tried and failed.
What’s interesting about the latest crop of cool gadgets is that they aren’t trying to be useful. They don’t make your life easier or more productive or richer in any way except maybe financially.
To be fair, there are plenty of new gadgets that are both useful and cool, but in most cases “useful” comes first. The iPod is a good example: its designers obviously gave a lot of thought to making it look good, but it would have been a hit even if it was ugly because it does something very well: playing music.
The new anti-gadget movement seems to have started with the Segway scooter. It can’t go up stairs, it doesn’t make you healthier, and it’s not much faster than walking unless you live on a steep hill. It just looks really cool when you’re riding it down the street.
Technology is a double-edged sword. While it can help us to achieve our goals and make our lives easier, the drive to innovate can also lead to the creation of products that are totally unnecessary.
And it’s not just companies that suffer from this phenomenon; everyday people do too. In fact, it’s hard to find a home that doesn’t contain one or two items that seem to serve no purpose other than to take up space and gather dust.
There’s no doubt about it: useless gadgets are everywhere.
The first must-have gadget for every household is the “Krento Widget Engine for Windows”. The Krento Widget Engine for Windows is a free of charge widget engine for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7. Krento is a tool which provides quick access to your applications, documents, files and folders. It includes many useful widgets (mini-programs) that will help you to use the PC easier and more comfortable.
I know what you are thinking right now: Isn’t this just another clone of the Mac OS X Widget Engine? Well, not really. The Krento Widget Engine for Windows does not have all the fancy features of the Mac version, but it’s free and quite easy to install and use. Plus it does not consume as much memory as the Mac version does.