The iPad I am becoming accustomed to (thank you, MoneyCrashers.com), has become a great tool for reading recipes on the countertop to playing Guitar Hero or learning to mix a new drink. However, I still think its a ‘spoiled toy for adults that have nothing better to do with their money’. 😉
It seems Blendtech founder Tom Dickson has found another use for it. You can see what happens when you take a $400 Blendtec Total Blender TB-631-20 and combine it with an iPad in this YouTube video.
After 6-million views, I can’t believe I am just now seeing this video! (With grinding capabilities like that, I’m kind of cravin’ a green fruit smoothie right now)
That is such a great viral marketing campaign! Although, I bet that powder is pretty toxic…
I was a bit surprised he wasn’t wearing a mask. I thought the same thing, TOXIC!
Wow, that’s a pretty big waste, and I agree with your opinion about the iPad.
My children are having fun with it. 😉
And I enjoy it as an ebook reader. That’s about it. Oh, maybe a game or to of guitar hero.
Wait, did you win an iPad too??
I did! 😀 From MoneyCrasher’s Online Tax Contest. Having a grand ole’ tech winning year.
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I saw the Blendtec demonstrated at Costco last weekend. It brought up a pretty serious case of the wants for me (a blender that makes ice cream with undetectable cabbage in it? I’m in!) but I backed away chanting, “I do not need a $400 blender. I do not need a $400 blender.” I have a blender that, admittedly will not blend iPads, but that’s okay since I neither own an iIPad or intend to destroy one. It does make smoothies, though. I’ll stick with that.
The waste does get to me, too, though. I have a lot of trouble with intentionally destruction of perfectly good things. I save and return strawberry baskets to the farmer’s market, though, so I may be at the opposite extreme.
I have a simple B&D blender. Makes awesome smoothies but I was very partial to the Vita-mix that I saw at the county fair. Ice cream, soup… was perfect for a gal who likes a healthy food diet. So tempting. But I walked away, took 10 second countdown to refocus, and said if its worth buying I will do so away from the county fair where I can get it for much cheaper. And I still don’t have one. Those pretty blenders are so expensive. One day though… whether it be a Blendtec or Vitamix… I hope it will adorn my kitchen. 🙂
I have watched quite a few of these vids…. The iPad looks like a popular one :)…. The blender simply looks awesome and it’s sad to waste an item (he could have given it to me!) but then again the fact that anyone spends cash on such things instead of giving food to the poor is a sad waste too…. so whatever way you look at it, it’s bad :)…. Best thing is to just enjoy the vid and not go too deep into the ethics of it!
I think many people try and ignore the problems in our world, such as hunger. Also, those types of issues are ‘brushed under’ and the electronics are for front in our stores.
And yes, its such a waste to see an iPad be pulverized. Not to mention… toxic.
Noooooooooo, the iPad 🙂 600 bucks for 6 million plus views though? Not a bad advertising spending 🙂
LOL. You have a point, I didn’t think about that. Because one iPad is the same price as one Blendtec. 😉
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NO NO NO our Blendtech don’t do those things ha ha ha it’s a joke this, my Blendtech stopped working on a pack of Maltesers my mouth done a better job :-)))))))))))))))))))))
Only the special once do that which you don’t sell eh come on let us know the truth 🙁
jeesh what a waste. I hate seeing someone destroy a perfectly good product. Unless it’s a PC running windows getting destroyed. 😉
One wasteful product to pulverize another. What a waste we humans are…milling and killing planet Earth.