Thursday, July 06, 2006

In the Kingdom of the Blind Drunk, the Man with the Remote Is King


A TV remote control with a bottle opener.


OK. It's not exactly a new idea since Philips has one, and you can buy a different one at But Motorola's proposed version is simply spectacular in its simplicity. Nothing hangs off the bottom. No notches on the side. Everything looks very normal until you turn your remote over.

This morning the USPTO published Motorola's patent application (20060146483) for a 'battery door cover bottle opener.' Cell phone. mp3 player. Portable TV. PDA. Any battery-operated, portable, electronic device will have a bottle opener.

Truly brilliant!

Now if only someone would design a combination antenna/corkscrew for a cell phone...

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