The worldwide phenomenon that is Pokémon GO has driven citizens from around the globe to get up off of their couches and physically seek out and capture all of the elusive Pokémon creatures. Niantic’s augmented reality game has managed to combine the wonder of technology with the benefits of exercise, with only one slight, minor problem: you have to use your haaaaands.
Sure, to play such a fun game we are willing to use our legs—we take great pride in being bipeds—but all four of our limbs? We’re just trying to get a little exercise, not train for the decathlon. Which is why we once again bow down in reverence to our Crappy Robot Queen, Simone Giertz, who has developed the very first hands-free Pokémon GO helmet.
“Safety, convenience, sex appeal,” as she puts it. This helmet truly has it all. Why use your arms, with the immeasurable number of joints and muscles that requires, when you can simply use your nose or your tongue? Not to mention it frees your hands up for countless needs that arise when out in the world Pokémon hunting, such as scratching…and other things.
The only downside is that these aren’t being mass produced just yet, or produced at all, nor will they ever be produced. Look, she just made the one. But that doesn’t mean we can’t marvel at its ingenuity and stupidity.
For in the land of the smartphone-using gamers, the doofus in the hands-free helmet is queen.
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Images: Simone Giertz