25 Most Useless Inventions Ever

Posted by , Updated on July 25, 2017


Useless inventions may sound like a great idea while in development, but then they turn out to be totally pointless. Like snake oil, the companies marketing their dumb product make it sound like it’s the best thing since sliced bread. In reality, they’re just banking on someone making an impulse purchase. Too often, it works like a charm and people buy into these useless products. Let’s take a look at the 25 Most Useless Inventions Ever!

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The Napkin Clip

napkin clipSource: https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Napkin-Granny-Jo-Products/dp/B004ZZPFA6/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2_a_it?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1496774850&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=cat+napkin+chain

The Napkin Clip’s useless purpose is all in its name. Bring it to any dining event, place it around your neck, find your napkin of choice, and clip it in front of you. Congratulations, now you’re the talk of the town, but not in a good way.


Steering Wheel Laptop Desk

steering wheel deskSource: https://www.amazon.com/Gaorui-Laptop-Notebook-Eating-Steering/dp/B008X6GUQQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496775283&sr=8-1&keywords=steer+wheel+laptop+desk

Most inventions come from necessity or out of a desire to solve a problem. The Steering Wheel Laptop Desk only creates more problems. If you drive with it on, you’re likely to get into a fatal car crash. If you use it while in a parking lot, you’re going look really silly. It’s a no-win situation.


Walking Sleeping Bag

walking sleeping bagSource: https://www.amazon.com/Selkbag-Adult-Original-Wearable-Sleeping/dp/B01N3TL74H

More like a sleeping suit, the Walking Sleeping Bag is designed with arms and legs in mind, allowing any happy camper the luxury of mobility while staying comfortable. Those without pride or dignity will be sure to love this thing.


USB Pet Rock

usb pet rockSource: https://www.amazon.com/ThinkGeek-USB-Pet-Rock/dp/B003DOD0TI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496775337&sr=8-1&keywords=usb+pet+rock

The Pet Rock of the 70’s was pretty useless. Now a company has done them one better, creating a useless pet rock with a useless USB cable.



handerpantsSource: https://www.amazon.com/Accoutrements-11951-Handerpants/dp/B002Q0L6UK/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1496775585&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=handerpants

If you’re in the market for some underwear for your hands, then look no further than the Handerpants. Designed for no apparent purpose other than to look like a weirdo, these tighty-whities really redefine what useless truly means.

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