New gadgets come on the market to satisfy a need for their intended audience, right? We got annoying alarm clocks for perpetual snooze'ers who have a hard time getting up in the morning. We also now have cameras with built-in Photoshop for people with ugly friends. But this gadget... well, we're not really sure who it's supposed to be for and what need it fills. Maybe people with long-distance Pictionary partners? Enlighten yourself on this product and take your own guess after the jump...
We spotted the Mintpad and immediately thought, "Cool!," quickly followed by, "...but why?"
The Mint pad by iRiver is what you get when you cross a sticky note with a walkie talkie. It lets you send a small, visual note to a fellow Mintpad'er—with no audio or video or nothin'. It also acts like an iPod, letting you surf the Web over Wi-Fi and play videos and music, just not share them. The pad is only available in Korea for $156.00 right now.
So, is anybody up for an East Coast vs. West Coast Pictionary match? Or is this a product better suited for the lazy guy at the office who doesn't want to get up to deliver a Post-It message to the cubicle down the hall? What do you think the Mintpad is best used for, Unplggd?