[dropcap type=”2″]Y[/dropcap]ou know how someone does something wrong and blames it on the devil? Well, recently, the world has been blaming technology for a lot of things. From obesity to divorce, low self-esteem and very recently my mum blamed my laziness on technology. I looked down and all I saw was a smartphone in my hands. Did lazy people use smartphones… only?
I have always seen myself as a hardworking person so I had to check to make sure all was right. I Googled Gadgets for the Lazy people. What? I shouldn’t have? But it’s like checking your symptoms on Google to know exactly what the condition is and believe me when I say what I came across stunned me. Read on.
The Self-Stirring Mug
I don’t know where to start from with this…this… item. These funky novelty cups have a self-stirring mechanism in the base which will whip your drink like a whirlwind at the push of a button. Made of stainless steel and plastic, it uses batteries, features the words ‘SELF STIRRING MUG’ on the front and all you have to do is press the button on the handle for instant mixing action! Available on amazon.com for about N3,000.
Clicker 2-in-1 TV Remote and Bottle Opener
Yes I can be a couch potato, but ‘universal’ remote with opener? Why, I’d never! The Clicker – 2 in 1 TV Remote and Bottle Opener is a universal TV remote that doubles as a bottle opener. 75″L x 2.25″W x 1″D The remote can operate your TV, DVD, Cable, Satellite, VCR & More; Programmed With Over 800 Factory Pre-Set Codes; Works With All Major Cable & Satellite Dish Boxes and has a Built-In Bottle Opener that opens all sorts of bottles. Uses 3 AAA batteries. If you like, buy this one for your hubby. You are on your own! Available on amazon.com for N4,000 plus.
Twirling Spaghetti fork
It’s so hard to keep a straight face as I write this. African woman like me will now sit down and allow fork to turn my spaghetti or noodles for me? I never hesperred The motorized fork automatically winds up the pasta on the end of the fork! It operates with two AAA batteries and has a dishwasher safe metal prong end. Available on hogwildtoys.shptron.com for about N2000.
I know some will say, yeah this is more like a kitchen appliance and a foolproof solution to knife cuts and the likes and I agree. Nobody holy pass. The ‘Dash Go Rapid Peeler’ removes a thin ribbon of skin from almost any fruit and/or vegetable without waste or effort. Peeler automatically shuts off when the cutter arm reaches the base. Peeler operates cordlessly with 4 AA Batteries and storage compartment in base holds two replacement cutter blades. Available on amazon.com for N5, 000 plus.
[quote_box_center]Dear reader, check yourself, if you have any of these (de)vices or desire them by the slightest chance… you need to call my mum and tell her she’s mistaken. Or is she? ‘Cos I really wouldn’t mind having a mug stir my thick chocolate drink by itself. Oh no, is this a sign? Am I really lazy and just don’t know it? I need to clear my head. I’ll watch some Garfield for motivation.[/quote_box_center]