Cleaning Your Tablet’s Screen by Hand is sooo 2012

Here's an early contender for the most ridiculous, useless, and desirable gadget of 2013.
Cleaning Your Tablet's Screen by Hand is sooo 2012 e-Reading Hardware

The Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy has gone looking for problems that didn't need to be solved. Their answer is the Auto Mee S, a palm-sized robot designed for cleaning smartphone and tablet screens.

The Auto Mee S is equipped with 3 wheels, 2 cleaning disks, and sensors that enable it to detect and avoid the edge of the tablet/smartphone. It's powered by a AA battery and it will take 4 minutes to clean the fingerprints and dust off of a smartphone or 8 minutes to clean a tablet.

This robot serves no practical purpose; you could wipe the screen yourself in only a few seconds. But I have to say that I just love to see engineers designing gadgets just because they want one or because it looks cool. In fact, I would bet that the idea was originally conceived while the engineers were drunk and watching a roomba clean the carpet. "Hey, let's make one of those for your tablet!"


According to Takara Tomy, this toy will hit the Japanese market in March 2013 with a retail of 1,575 yen, or about $17 USD.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments on Cleaning Your Tablet’s Screen by Hand is sooo 2012

  1. I foresee the first AutoMee Ping Pong Football Tournament coming soon to an electrical engineering faculty near you.

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