While we appreciate the progress, some inventors have simply given us useless wireless tech accessories while others have been perfectly thoughtful.
It is safe to say that technology began 4-5 billion years ago when the sun produced energy-solar energy. Nothing much took place after that until 10 million years ago when human made the first tools from bones, antlers, wood, and stone. We then discovered fire, wore clothes, moving from leaves, then began somewhat serious technological advancement when the first boat was constructed in 10,000 BCE.
In the 17th century, science began to take shape. This was the period a basic thermometer was designed, then a practical telescope, microscope, mercury thermometer and the formulation of the famous Isaac Newton three laws of motion.
The 18th century thereafter, formed the basis of computers when Gottfried Leibniz pioneered the binary number system. This was later followed by a primitive fax machine. The 20th century formed a better basis for modern day computers when the first programmable computer was invented in 1936 and a transistor developed in 1947.
During this period, computers and almost every device were humongous. If you remember the history of computers, we moved from mainframe computers at some point to the portable laptops we have today. Man simply wanted to combine great use and portability.
It is against this backdrop of increased need for convenience and efficiency that wireless gadgets have been invented. While we appreciate the progress from 5 billion years ago, some inventors have simply given us useless wireless tech accessories while others have been perfectly thoughtful.
Here are 10 wireless tech accessories that make our lives today easier, and 10 that are pointless.
20. FAST WIRELESS ROUTERS – USEFUL
We basically live on the internet. Our lives are online, where we connect with friends and family through social media platforms, emails and video calls; we do business online by buying and selling items and services online; our security systems also need internet connections for us to set them when we are on vacation and we also run our homes through the internet when we are away or running late, for example, using an app to draw our curtains and switch on the lights.
To efficiently do this, fast wireless routers give us the needed speed and ability to connect multiple devices on the network.
19. THE SMALT SALT DISPENSER – POINTLESS
This is another device that makes no sense. The Smalt Salt Dispenser is marketed as the world’s first interactive centerpiece and smart salt dispenser that will advise the user on the right amount of salt to use, through a mobile app.
Reportedly, this device is not only useful for people who worried that they will sprinkle too much on their food, but also those that don’t know the right amount of salt to use. In case you don’t take the app advice, Bluetooth speakers and multi-colored lightings will be used to convince you further.
All you need are good taste buds and basic nutrition knowledge to stay healthy, not an app with Bluetooth speakers!