Hey, Polaroid, why do you hate America? I bet you dollars to dhansak that they wouldn’t fumble an opportunity like this in Bangalore. It can’t be that complicated, right? A picture frame. A clock radio that also plays MP3s through the SD/MMC card reader. Some sort of alarm device. The possibilities for custom wake-up slideshows are endless! Vintage pin-ups flashing by to the tune of some bawdy Vegas grind-jazz! Irish fiddle tunes accompanying a nightmare gallery of Shane MacGowan snapshots! Mad Money screenshots paired with “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime”! It’s so obvious, even we thought of it.
But no. The Polaroid 6” Digital Photo Frame with Clock Radio only lets you wake up to the radio, just as if the picture frame and the MP3 player weren’t there. And we wonder why America’s dominance in the world is crumbling? Do you think the Chinese and the Indians and the Arabs would manufacture this without fully exploiting those possibilities? Start brushing up on your Mandarin, kids, so you’ll be qualified to fetch milkshakes for our 21st-century imperial masters.
Wait a minute – this was built in China? Really?
OK, never mind. I guess they’re just as dumb as we are. Whew.
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