These Wristbands Are Officially the Most Complicated Way To Text Someone

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The kids are all about texting these days, right? So Hallmark—of all companies—has created these wristbands that allow young'uns to exchange simple ten character messages. But while they're cheaper than a cellphone, they're far less convenient to use.

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Since there's no keyboard, voice recognition, or even a touchscreen, messages have to be slowly spelled out using just a set of three buttons. And because they're limited to just ten characters, it only encourages kids to use their ridiculous shortforms that's only serving to create a nation of terrible spellers. And since the Text Bands sell for just $15, their wireless communication capabilities are obviously severely limited. In fact, to exchange a message with someone you actually have to bump fists or high-five with each other. Which doesn't give you much time to beat a hasty retreat if you're letting someone know they're being an @$$. [Text Bands]

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andrewliszewski
Andrew Liszewski

If you're close enough to high-five or bump fists with someone, why not just tell them in person? Or hand them a note? Or use anything other than these?