5 stupid gadgets you don’t need

We at MyGaming are fans of trinkets, gadgets, knick-knacks and novelty items, but there are some gadgets that are just plain pointless, and end up costing you more than benefiting.

Smart Glove Touch Glove for iPhone – R150.00

How lazy do you have to be to not remove your glove if it’s obstructing your fingers?

This Smart Glove Touch Glove for iPhone is made from “secret conductive material” that is woven into the forefinger, middle finger and thumb of the “stylish” gloves.


Mi Train Journey – R350

If sitting around on a train is not boring enough for you, you can now take the experience home.

The Mi Train Journey offers “all the mystery and thrill of rail travel without the tedium or expense of actually sitting on a train”.

But wait, you don’t get any pre-loaded scenery with your purchase; you’ll have to “film a journey on your smartphone or download someone else”.

Sounds fun.


Black diamond iPhone Mood Lamp & Docking Station – R643.08

You may have seen a lot of these type of docks, but don’t be fooled, this one doesn’t have any speakers.

It is merely a mood lamp. All you have to do is download the app and select your lighting preferences, pop your phone in the dock, and boom – sub-par LED lighting effects.


Powerplus Marlin Salt Water Powered Car Kit – R265.00

Playing with toy cars is awesome, but requiring more effort than running a real car is not something you want to associate fun with.

The Powerplus Marlin requires salt water and fuel strips to work, and while the technology is impressive, mixing up some salt water, plus getting more fuel cell strips could become a parent’s nightmare.


Car Emoticon & Message LED Display – R995.00

If driving isn’t dangerous enough, how about giving you another overpriced distraction to put alongside your cellphone.

The Car Emoticon and Message LED display bundle comes with a watch and small LED display.

The display is attached to your back window, and the watch controls the images or messages displayed on the screen.

All you have to (try) to do, while driving, is press the small and near-unreadable buttons on the watch to signal other drivers.

Is there an emoticon for negligent driving?


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  • Vorastra

    All the rest is stupud, but I’m sorry Mr Article-writer-man.

    The Smart Glove Touch Glove for iPhone is not for lazy people. South Africa isn’t the only country in the world. There are COLD places in the world. Think before adding.

    Next time you get some leave, go for a holiday to Germany where’s it’s usually single digit temperatures and tell me how stupid these gloves are.

    On a side note, those gloves say “for iPhone” but yet I bet we can use it for all touchscreen phones. Why do companies do this -_-

  • It’s just iPhone marketing. Makes me sad.

  • Z1OC

    seeing this is a South Africa gaming website and what not. South Africa dose not have to worry about cold temperatures. Ergo Glove for phone is kinda stupid here. It might work other places i just dont see it having a market in SA

  • Verrayne

    it gets really cold here as well… Capacitive gloves are actually a really nice thing to have.

  • Z1OC

    Yea i cycle during winter >< Guess the only way to really see if its good or not is test them out.

  • Vorastra

    Ofcourse, I forgot that it’s cold everywhere in South Africa all year round. Silly me.

  • Pur!Fier

    You have a great point, but your tone makes you sound like a complete douche so therefor i disregard your point. Think about how you point out a fact when making a comment. That way you sound informative and not like a complete ass. Thank you

  • Vorastra

    🙁 But I require your acceptance. 🙁

    How I portrayed myself in that comment was exactly how I wanted it to come out. So there’s nothing for me to think about

  • The Rich

    Vorastra I’m still not really sure how I feel about your internet personality. I’m leaning towards “you’re a complete douchebag” at this stage thanks to your comments yesterday on the Sim City article. You have some redeeming to do good sir.

  • Draco Lusus

    I for one would find this useful. Free State in winter is freezing, it does get reasonably annoying having a touch screen only phone and having to remove my gloves all the time.

  • Vorastra

    I’m usually all over the place. I like it though.

    Wait what ? Why was I a douche on the SimCity article ?
    I linked you that youtube clip, since that what got me the most info on SimCity. I thought you’d want it :/

  • I’ve just come from Canada where temperatures were below 20 degrees and I had to take off my gloves each time to use my phone or camera. I actually wished I bought gloves like these in those instances. I’m with Vorastra on this one and I think you making more out of his tone than is required.

  • Johan du Preez

    So you ignore a valid point because you dont like the tone ? Childish much are you 12 years old ?

  • Pur!Fier

    The tone in which he states it makes him sound stupid and like a 12 year old. He sounded like he has nothing to do and went and crapped all over an article, because he is an internet troll, while he could have just nicely commented that the gloves might be helpful in certain situations, like many other people did.

    I`m just saying that instead of being an insensitive douche to the writer of this article, he could have just been a bit more mannered, like most people are on this site.

  • Vorastra

    OK. Seems you too have nothing to do but crap all over my comments. I’m failing to see the difference here.
    How is my comment trollish in any way. If anything, you comments are more trollish than mine.

    >Vorastra, a 12 year old.

  • Pur!Fier

    This post of yours proves me right. gg

  • He is right ya know…

  • He is right you could have worded it better, why so rage man? Chill out… # mellow

  • We get the point, Sarcasm much 😐

  • “Car Emoticon & Message LED Display” is win, just need it display more aggressive terms in words, since most drivers cant’t understand pictures (example: roadsigns).

  • Johan du Preez

    Granted but why do you get so worked up regarding this, is the writer a friend of yours ? He doesnt come of as a douche maybe a bit crass but I really think you are over reacting,

  • Uh I was not being a douche towards the writer, I fail to see how you think my comment is directed at the writer, it’s directed at the iPhone gloves.. I was simply saying that they are marketed as “iPhone” gloves and not as “touch screen” gloves. Wowzers relax dude.

  • Pur!Fier

    I didnt reply to you?

  • Thorn

    The first stupid gadget is iPhone itself! Never ever will buy that proprietary hook to my aZZ.

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