Of all the unitaskers that I’ve written thus far, this may be the most confusing. The Battery Eater is a battery powered gadget that drains the remaining charge of your nearly dead AA batteries. While the monster face sucks out the remaing charge its eyes blink providing entertainment for the whole family.
From a description I found :
Battery eater can help you recycle your old AA batteries. Feed them to it and watch the eyes blink. When they stop blinking throw the batteries away.
That just doesn’t sound very green to me. Are the makers of this thing sure about what “recycle” means? Draining the battery of its last charge may provide some blinks of the monster eyes, but isn’t the battery used to power this thing being drained as well? What good does a fully drained battery achieve before you chuck it into the garbage? I’m at a loss. Can someone figure this out for me? For us?
(Thanks to reader Jack for sending this gem our way.)
**Each week, the Unitasker Wednesday column humorously pokes fun at the unnecessary, single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.