In-flight entertainment

As far as I can tell, the best in-flight entertainment of any domestic flight within USA is not the movie / TV shows / Games (as there is none for shorter flights), not the food / drink (as you need to buy your own drinks) and certainly not the flight attendants (you probably know why). Instead, it is the shopping catalog. Not the usual Duty Free catalog, but the one that only available in USA – Sky Mall catalog.

You will find hundreds of strange / bizarre products in this catalog and most important of all, those are products you don’t need and you don’t know why other people need. Granted, some products are innovative products, but some are really strange. So strange that I think it is a very good proof of consumerism.

For example, the following product help you to cut your pizza in a perfect shape. And it cost only US$ 37.00. Sorry, I just don’t get it …

Another example, a sound amplifier for seniors … you know in our city we try to hide the amplifier / hearing-aid, but this product just do it in a different way. So, in future if you bump into a senior who’s yelling “Hello !!”, s/he may not yelling to the bluetooth headset, but s/he is yelling at you.

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

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