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We're night people here at Jaunted. We like them red-eye flights. We're also definitely Conan-over-Leno people, and luckily last night we were tuned in when Conan O'Brien showed a bit on "new video games." After "Super Diabetic Mario Bros" and "Grand Theft Auto: Texting While Driving," Conan hits the spot with a play on SkyMall, fusing it with the popular fantasy world "SkyRim" video game.
Not going to spoil it all for you, but the Touchless Sensor Toilet Seat does make a cameo.
Watch it from 2:10 - 2:50 in the video below:
This isn't us, just some guy who seems to love the chair as much as we do.
Last night in New York City's Bryant Park, SkyMall got together with Southwest Airlines to host a big, public party to celebrate fall and the newest edition of the SkyMall catalog, this one already filled with kooky Christmas items. We only stayed long enough to ogle one of the cheesiest products ever made, but for some reason we want it so much: the $150 "Brobdingnagian Folding Sports Chair."
This chair, which is basically like your typical folding outdoor chair but with elephantitis, is a true novelty product. Is it a travel necessity? Nope. Is it practical at an outdoor event? Probably not. Do we irrationally crave it? Yep. This makes us wonder what else from the SkyMall catalog people out there secretly desire.
So, this weekend, we want to know: What have you always wanted from SkyMall, but are maybe too embarrassed to buy and actually own? Let us know in the comments!
We were stuck on the runway for a long time in PHX last week because, no joke, "the wind keeps changing." Out of boredom we ended up flipping through a SkyMall. We shouldn't have, we know, but we did. Herein is a brief walk through our thought process, which culminates in one of those what has been seen cannot be unseen moments, when we turned the page to find the "Cherish" Lifelike Baby Doll, aka the creepiest SkyMall product ever.
Keep in mind that SkyMall essentially makes it pitch to you to buy this product while you're on an airplane and perhaps feeling lonely.
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Skymall is dead, long live Skymall!
EXCLUSIVE: In a first for airlines, Virgin America has announced that their state-of-the-art touchscreen seat-back TVs will get an upgrade to become an "on-demand touch-screen in-flight Shopping platform," called The Red Store.
Already on Virgin America, you can use the TVs to order food, chat with other passengers, play games and watch satellite television, but The Red Store kicks it up a huge notch. This will be the first time that Skymall products are available for purchase through a seat-back TV, and don't you know that Virgin is throwing a few special nuggets into the mix.
Did somebody say $38,000 diamond-encrusted iPhone?!
Everyone loves SkyMall, the ridiculous shopper's catalog found on flights around the world. We're not sure anyone would actually buy anything featured on these pages but if you forgot your reading material, SkyMall will keep you highly entertained during take-off and landing. (For an analytical look at the products featured in SkyMall, we highly recommend perusing through Gadling's extensive SkyMall Monday posts.)
Yet while we're accustomed to seeing ridiculous things inside the pages of SkyMall, we were shocked to find Southwest Airlines on the COVER of a SkyMall magazine. Even worse, everyone pictured in the Southwest cabin is wearing Slankets. Yes, slankets! But that's not all. Guess who's handing out the slankets? SANTA. Southwest + Slankets + Santa = Serendipitous SkyMall Silliness. And in our opinion, the best in-flight magazine cover of the year.
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It was only a matter of time before in-flight WiFi was used for evil. Well, not exactly, but we aren’t totally thrilled that we might be subjected to some hardcore in-flight advertising while we are trying to get some work done. There’s a new service called SkyTown Center and it’s sort of like an online version of the SkyMall catalog. Sure it will bring free WiFi to many passengers, but it will also bring loads of advertisements and access to websites only related to buying stuff.
Thankfully entertainment will also be built into the online shopping service so that passengers will be able to watch some TV, play some games, and read about where they are going. All this will be free, and probably filled with ads, but navigating away to check your email will cost you a little bit. Anything to keep people entertained—and hopefully quiet—in the cabin is a good idea.
It is only 33,000-feet up and halfway through your second chardonnay that products like the following begin to make sense.
SkyMall's Tranquil Sounds Oxygen Bar takes the natural air that humans have been breathing for millions of years and runs it through a bunch of filters, boosting the oxygen mix from 21% to 30%. Owners are then invited to strap the included headset to their faces, turn on any of the machine's four built-in "ethereal musical patterns," and lose themselves in relaxation. The product is now available for $299.99 before taxes.
Wherein we engage in what the academics call "close reading," in a desperate and probably futile attempt to figure out what could possibly be going on with this SkyMall product. The setup is straight-forward enough: another piece of clutter to add to your counter top, performing a task that only seems relevant during the last 20 minutes of a blurry transcontinental red-eye. But then things begin going downhill:
Do you shy away from frying bacon because it leaves a greasy mess? Then you'll appreciate the Bacon Genie. It's the healthy way to cook bacon in the microwave. Simply drape up to twelve slices of bacon over the "hanger" and input the cook time. No monitoring is necessary so you can be preparing the eggs while the bacon is cooking. Even better, the grease gets collected in the dish below, so you won't have to drain or dab the cooked bacon on a paper towel. Easy pour spout lets you easily discard the collected grease, making clean-up a breeze!
On Skymall there's a picture of this monstrosity and then next to it there's a dropdown box labeled "Select Your Style." Everything else aside, do you think they're using "style" facetiously?
The Komfort Kollar was designed by "a leading spinal surgeon" who promises that it will "support your cervical spine from every angle." It's not often that you come across bondage gear endorsed by medically licensed professionals so in a way this is a sweet deal even if you're not a frequent flier.
We can tell we've spent too many nights bathed in the warm glow of our laptops not when we develop the trademark hominid slump, but when one of our wrists feels like it's being cinched by a bracelet 24/7. (Always the left hand, never the right... why?!) The SkyMall Portable Laptop Desk would solve both of those problems by adjusting our computers at a supposedly kinder angle, but would it mean computing freedom or just the danger of dropping our laptop on our faces?
The desk elevates your computer off your lap or a desk to a precarious angle where you can (theoretically) type without pain and (probably) not burn your legs. Portable DVD players or books would also fit in this stand, which we can only guess works through magic since it requires no assembly and we can see no visible stress.
At $119.95, we're afraid we wouldn't get enough use out of the Portable Laptop Desk to justify its purchase, but we do have a dream of being able to type comfortably from bed. What do you think?
· Portable Laptop Desk [SkyMall]
· Adventures in TSA Logic: Explaining the New Laptop Bag Rules [Jaunted]
· Travel Gadgets coverage [Jaunted]