3. Hawaii Chair
The Hawaii Chair is (have you guessed it?) a chair (this was hard) that rotates to allegedly help you build your abs, and this rotation mimics the movements of a hawaiian hula dancer. Hence the name. Clever, right? Riiiiight.
Their slogan is “It takes the work out of your work day”. That’s probably because you can’t work when operating this chair unless your job is to sit around and do nothing all day. It’s not like you can handle a mouse or a keyboard while sitting on this dancing chair, and I’m pretty sure that all those working on management positions would probably not increase their popularity or their authority in the department by using such a toy. And still, this was designed to be used at work- do their designers know what it’s like to work in the real world?
So head over to youtube, watch the terrific infomercial, and maybe notice that the suggested videos for this are somewhere along the lines of “12 worst inventions of all time” and “Top 5 infomercial fails”. Just saying.