Unitasker Wednesday: 2-in-1 iPotty

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

After we featured the iPad stand and toilet paper roll holder unitasker back in mid-February, I got a Facebook message from my friend Linley explaining that I had failed to show all of you CTA’s “best” iPad product — the CTA Digital 2-in-1 iPotty with Activity Seat for iPad:

She was right, I had failed you all. And, I’m sorry for not presenting the iPotty at the same time. This was such an egregious oversight on my part. Because, I missed one of the most special unitaskers of our time.

So, today, I rectify this wrong. I present what is one of the worst product ideas I can possibly imagine — a device that puts a $400 (or more) digital product near the stream of pee (and, you know what else) of a toddler just learning to use the potty. It also requires mom or dad to have an iPad available EVERY time the child uses the potty because no child will ever go to the potty without it there once he knows it’s an option. For the rest of the child’s life, she will want a digital device with her when she uses the potty. And … ewwwwww!

Sure, it’s technically a multitasker. But, as was the case with the adult version the iPad stand and toilet paper roll holder, since our only criteria for picking unitaskers is: “Does it make us laugh?” It, technically, qualifies. This is one funny (and very, very bad idea) product.

10 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: 2-in-1 iPotty”

  1. posted by Debra on

    It also falls under the category of devices intended to occupy a baby/child rather than having the child’s parent do the entertaining. I mean what’s wrong with reading a story to your toddler or singing a song or sitting and talking? What is the parent doing that is so important that s/he needs to do it rather than give the toddler some attention?

  2. posted by Chris on

    Heh, the first thing I thought of when I saw this was AWESOME! We have set the iPad up on a table in front of the potty to get the boy to sit there long enough to poop, and I don’t know how many times he’s knocked it over. Six months ago, I would have bought this out of desperation. Which the manufacturer’s surely must know – clever buggers.

  3. posted by JC on

    Reminds me of a college friend. Her parents had run water as a urination catalyst when potty training her. Poor girl, at 20 years old she couldn’t urinate unless she could hear water running.

  4. posted by Christina on

    Anyone who buys this will need to get the iPad stand and toilet paper roll holder, too. How else to transition the kid to a real toilet?

  5. posted by Emery on

    Interesting that this child is fully dressed!

  6. posted by Anna on

    How did any of us ever manage to potty-train our children without this device? (Let alone how did our parents manage with us?) These days, the transition time for an optional luxury to become a rock-bottom necessity is getting shorter and shorter.

  7. posted by Anna on

    My second comment — can’t resist — when you visit the Amazon page to admire this device in all its glory, you can see that after viewing it, customers BUY the following four items:

    The DaVinci Code
    Taste of Home Fast Fixes with Mixes
    Murder on the Mind
    Did the Resurrection Happen…Really?

    What a brilliant marketing device, to inspire such a wide variety of book purchases!

  8. posted by Tod on

    Who cares about the precious iPad being near urine. What does this say about our society that we feel we need continuous electronic entertainment?

  9. posted by Candace on

    By far the best part of this is Laura Hattawsy’s review. I cannot remember the last time I read something so funny. Truly classic review.

  10. posted by James on

    Haven’t we heard enough stories about people dropping their iPhones down the loo without training our toddlers to do the same to our iPads?

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