Jun
01
2020

Quote of the Day, That’s Some Jolly Good Bullsh*te There, Old Chap edition.

I almost don’t want to interfere with their grift. Professional courtesy, and all that. This is impressive, in its way:

The product’s website charges £283 for a single 5GBioShield, which converts to nearly $350. That’s what it costs to get “protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF emitting device.”

“The 5GBioShield makes it possible, thanks to a uniquely applied process of quantum nano-layer technology, to balance the imbalanced electric oscillations arising from all electric fog induced by all devices such as: laptops, cordless phones, wlan, tablets, etc.,” the company says, adding that the USB stick “brings balance into the field at the atomic and cellular level restoring balanced effects to all harmful (ionized and non-ionized) radiation.”

The USB stick apparently doesn’t need to be plugged in to anything to work its magic. “It is always ON and working—that’s why we used quantum nano-layer technology,” the company says in an FAQ.

Via Instapundit. Now, you may be saying to yourself: “But, Moe! How can you respect that grift? It’s so amateurish!” But it’s not! It’s actually very sophisticated: it’s just that the pitch is aimed at a very specific group, which likely does not include you as a member. Basically, it’s for people who are under-educated in scientific concepts AND have $350 in discretionary income to throw away, and the latter part is key. If they were selling this to poor people for twenty bucks I’d be angrier. But I doubt that anybody who bought this thing gave up having meat for a week in order to possess it.

But it’s still fraud, of course. I expect that the people involved in it are about to pull up stakes and move elsewhere. That’s the usual endgame.

1 Comment

  • Rockphed says:

    Part of me wants to try making something that does this. You can plug it in to any device with a regular USB port. A red LED immediately turns on. Eventually a green LED turns on and the red LED turns off. 2 LEDs, a couple capacitors and resistors, and a USB connector. Encasing things in Lucite isn’t that hard, and a circuit that has a red LED, a green LED, and turns the red off and the green on after 20 seconds isn’t that big. No, I’m not going to sell them to people for ridiculous profit margins, I just want to put my engineering education into practice every once in a while.

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