The shower curtain of the future?

Ever get the urge to call your boss while you are in the shower? Ever need to talk to your significant other and keep shoveling snow while doing so? You’re in luck: Manufacturers have created two new tech gadgets which give you the ability to tackle these dubious tasks.

The new way to shower?

The Huffington Post recently took a review of both products. The first, the $39.95 iPad Musical Shower curtain from retailer Hammacher Schlemmer, lets telemarketers call you even when you’re soaping up in the shower. Yes, the device lets you connect an iPad or smartphone to the curtain. This way, you can hear your favorite music and take that all important call from your friendly telemarketer while in the middle of a hot shower.

Snow removal, the high-tech way

Shoveling snow hasn’t ever been a high-tech task. Until now. The $120 Snow Gloves from Beartek let you listen to music, make calls and receive them. That’s because the gloves connect wirelessly to your smartphone. You can chat up your spouse without taking a break from your shoveling work.

Do we need them?

These devices beg the question: Are we so dependent upon our gadgets these days that we can’t take even a small break for shoveling show or showering? And if that’s true, what does that say about us? Do we genuinely want to talk about aluminum siding with that telemarketer while rubbing Head and Shoulders into our scalp?

Posted on: 01.22.14