Marissa Mayer Wants Some Really Boring “Gadgets” For Christmas
3:30 pm, December 14th | by Hillary Reinsberg
It’s too bad, because Mayer is one cool chick! But man, the five “gadgets” she told Geeksugar she wants for the Holidays are, well, a combination of boring and utterly predictable.
Her most ludicrous choice is a $249 thermostat. She says it’s really easy to read because it has big numbers. Wait. Do people really struggle with reading thermostats? That cannot be a real thing. It also “helps save electricity.” It’s the Prius of thermostats. And Marissa Mayer wants one.
She also wants a Google Chromebook (Surprise! Uh, can’t she get one for free?), a Verizon thingy that gives you 4G on the go (neat!)…and…wait for it…a little bag that holds TSA-approved mini bottles to put your shampoo and stuff in. That is not even a gadget. What the hell.
The final object of Mayer’s desire is something called the Jawbone UP, which helps you “collect data to live a healthier life”…or something. According to my editor Amy, the thing also will “silently wake you up” in the morning. She thinks this sounds cool. Personally, I need about five alarm clocks and a whack in the head to get out of bed in the morning. So.
[UPDATE: Just realized the Jawbone UP has already been recalled! Santa's Elves, take note!]