Oh Buzzfeed, the cause of all those unexplained phantom laughing bursts you hear around the office. Well after hours of diligent research the In-The-Wild Testing crew has found a Buzzfeed list that details quite a few products that really could have used some real-life testing. The entire list is entertaining, but here are a few that stand out as being in desperate need of a reality-induced update.
No. 8 – The Pringles Can
The can is a cool and innovative shape as far as chip storage vehicles go. And I know that you can just turn the can upside down, but then you get salt and crumbs everywhere! Why oh why did they make the cylinder too small for a human hand to reach those delicious chips at the bottom!? Are you trying to tell us something Pringles?
No. 9 – The Unbalanced Yogurt Cup
I’m all for saving the planet and using as few resources as possible, but would it really be that hard to use a tiny bit more plastic and weight the cup properly so you can leave your spoon in it without the whole thing toppling over?
No. 12 – The Oversized Power Adapter
This is 2012. I have a small computer-phone-music player-magic box of awesomeness that fits in my back pocket (and I wear girl jeans (cause I’m a girl)). Are you really telling me we can’t figure out how to make a single power adapter not take up the space of three plugs?
No. 19 – The Cardboard Milk Carton
THIS is why milk should only come in plastic jugs. Glass is also acceptable.
No. 20 – Binder Rings
Did they not actually test the closing function of these binders when you put a giant stack of papers in them and carry them around for an extended period of time? Isn’t that the sole purpose of a binder?
Everything on the Buzzfeed list is super annoying, but these five are the ones that I think could at least be fixed. Personally, the giant power adapt is the one that bothers me most, and I’m pretty sure the binder rings make one of our community managers cry.
Which one drives you up a wall? Let us know in the comments.