Solutionism is defined as, “The providing of a solution or solutions to a customer or client (sometimes before a problem has been identified).” Editor’s Note: This fun fact first appeared in the October 8 edition of Meh
What’s in the Box?
2x Thermos 24oz Hydration Bottles with Connected Smart Lids In Your Color Choice
I have absolutely no idea why someone thought this was a product their company should develop and bring to market. I mean, there’s some stupid stuff out there, but usually I can get my head around what they were aiming for. Not with this. It’s just so completely pointless. The idea that you should charge your water bottle? I could understand if it was a bluetooth tracker, so you didn’t lose your water bottle; but this… (sigh).
@accumulator Once the government is providing our healthcare they will probably require us to track our steps, food, drink and so forth and tax us if we don’t live healthy enough lifestyles. There will be an extra high tax on things like steak and sugary treats.
@accumulator@bboro30 No. I have an internal hydration monitor. I get thirsty,I drink. This obsession with cramming as much water down your gullet as possible is one of the greatest triumphs of marketing in the history of the human race. Well maybe a tie with gluten and MSG phobia. Oh and aluminum too. Idiots will believe pretty much anything uttered by people who want their money.
This will appeal to the people that bought the scale that connects to your phone to read the weight. When you think you’ve seen the bottom of the barrel of pointless shit, meh, they can go a little deeper.
I’m interested in these, but I can’t take the risk of being unable to hydrate just because the battery on my water bottle is dead. Then again, maybe this will finally give me a reason to use all those useless portable battery packs/solar chargers I’ve collected over the years.
ME DRINKING WATER: 1
I WIN AGAIN, TECHNOLOGY
you guys are all crazy…there is no way you can deduce these are bad by reading others opinions and reviews without first purchasing them and having first hand experience. This according to member “trinityscrew”…who lambasted me for commenting on those crappy ear buds from yesterday…BTW, here is my answer to him/her from yesterday…which is still valid today.
@fastharrydotcom Glad I could help!! But what you actually said was, "these suck…and to the 60 that bought them?
You trashed the product AND the people who bought it but you really have no first hand knowledge about the product. And no idea whether it was worth twelve bucks. You were just being obnoxious. I called you out.
But thanks for the feedback! Now I’m definitely going to take your comments about products you never actually bought or used, much more seriously! Have a nice day!
@Trinityscrew so basically you’re saying do not take other opinions and reviews to heart…well, you sure told me…I’ll probably lose 2 seconds worth of sleep over this…nah, not even that much. Hope your job as the new MEH policeman works out for ya…
You dissed a product you know nothing about and dissed everyone who bought it. I’m talking about yesterday’s earbuds. You know, a useful product that someone needs. I think today’s Bluetooth water bottles are silly.
This is how modern middling corporations operate. Someone who makes more money in a year than I will ever make hears that connected technology is the next big thing and that we need to GET ON IT. The idea travels down the food chain to some engineers who need the job to keep their mortgage or just keep from getting kicked out of the country, and so they build it. At no point do they speak up and say “no one needs this” even though they think it pretty much constantly. They make the absolute best Bluetooth connected water bottle they can get under budget and cobble together some sort of app.
Of course, no one buys the stupid thing because it’s a Bluetooth water bottle. The higher up blames the engineers for failing his vision, probably fires some middle managers, and still cashes a big bonus check. These things end up on meh or woot or maybe a dozen other clearance websites.
To be fair, the stupid version of this is basically my go-to water bottle. So I might bite and ignore the Bluetooth. Except that the stupid ones can regularly be had for under $10, so the price is about $10 too high for me to even do that.
@jayrandom Even if the board (likely full of VCs) boots the CEO, they hire the next CEO whose pitch is really just “I promise to suck less than the last (old, white) guy, and because I will suck less, I cost more”. Pay for performance, right? So a CEO pay raise is baked in. Rinse, repeat.