Mobigrip leashes replace fold-up calculator as No. 1 corporate giveaway

Mobigrips, also known as "device leashes," aren't exactly at the forefront of tech innovation; it's essentially a circular hunk of plastic with adhesive on the back and a lanyard attached to one side.

Mobigrips

Technology might be the only medium where smaller is always better, but it's starting to get ridiculous. I'm worried that my next cell phone is going to be the size of a sunflower seed. There's got to be a point where we finally decide that things need to start getting bigger, and Mobigrip thinks that now is as good a time as any.

Mobigrips, also known as "device leashes," aren't exactly at the forefront of tech innovation; it's essentially a circular hunk of plastic with adhesive on the back and a lanyard attached to one side. If you tend to drop or lose your tiny devices, the idea is that you can "install" a Mobigrip and physically tether your finger to your mobile phone, MP3 player, remote control, dog, boyfriend, or whatever object you deem utterly forgettable. The Mobigrips exude the same universal appeal as the Hercules Hook or the classic Bedazzler. They're $10 a pop (about $5 too much, in my opinion) and come in a wide assortment of colors; you can even customize them with a personal design or even...a corporate logo! Finally, a give(throw)away to replace the infamous fold-up LCD calculator!


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