This being the internets, there are many many dubious products that I see every day and just don’t understand why anyone would ever buy them, or who honestly thought they could make money off of whatever it is they’re selling (I mean iPhone? Really? Is anyone actually buying these things?). I certainly have plenty of single-purpose doo-dads and whatsits cluttering my desk (and car and office and house and pockets) that I never thought I’d use or need, but turned out they’ve integrated quite nicely into my life.
That said, I’m on the fence about the Lime Bomber, a new product designed to create high-powered military-grade explosives out of ordinary household citrus. Hmm…that can’t be it. Ok, looks like the website says that it’s meant to…wait…really? Put a lime in a beer? That’s it? Oh wait, I see here that they say you could also use it to put an orange in your other beers, or possibly even a lemon in your water.
Maybe it’s just me, since I’m not a Corona drinker (and I rarely see Sol sold around here), so perhaps I’ve misunderstood the plight of the Mexican-style beer drinker. I have plenty of friends who are, but I can’t recall seeing any of them in any sort of prolonged struggle to deal with the task of inserting a wedge of lime into their beers. I’ve also noticed many of them sticking a thumb in the top after and turning said beer upside-down to make sure the lime flavor was properly sloshed around, but it doesn’t look like the Lime Bomber has any features to deal with that though (for example, a lime insertion implement that pushes the lime all the way to the bottom of the bottle). So…it looks like it only halfway does the job you never really needed it to do in the first place.
So I take it back, I’m not on the fence at all, this seems like a largely useless product. I’m all for innovations and creative thinking when it comes to booze and new ways to get it in me faster/better/sexier, but I can’t see how this product solves a problem or fulfills a need for pretty much anyone. The one thing I CAN appreciate about their site is that their little cartoony flash animation plays “You Dropped a Bomb On Me” by The Gap Band in the background. If only their product was equally as satisfying.
What do you guys think? Anyone think they’d use this on a regular basis? If so, let us know in the comments.