I would rather stick a pineapple up my own butt than buy this iPhone accessory.



The gadget world is all about new and exciting devices. Some are hits and some are quickly forgotten.

Today Bissol announced their latest iPhone 5s accessory. It’s a $1,500 watch that you attach to the bottom of your iPhone called the Bissol Calibre 2000.

Featuring an automatic Swiss movement exposed by windows at its front and back, this mobile timepiece plugs into the bottom of an iPhone 5 or 5S. It comes in a variety of anodized aluminum hues, matched to Apple’s latest iPhone color schemes, and aims to combine the sophistication of traditional watchmaking with the utility of modern technology. The price for one of Bissol’s latest is a reported $1,500.

I’m sure there are people in the world that think this is a good idea.

I am not one of them. This vestigial device (you can check the time on the actual phone) also covers the headphone jack and lightning connector. Sure, it makes your phone longer but ‘longer’ only appeals to me when I’m reading spam emails and feeling bad about myself.

After careful consideration I would rather stick a pineapple up my own butt (the rough way) than spend $1,500 on this accessory.

I know that ‘The world don’t move to the beat of just one drum’ but the only way I can possibly rationalize the notion that this accessory exists at all is if Samsung created a fake European company just to draw attention away from the fact that their ‘smart’ watch – the Galaxy Gear – only works if you also own the Galaxy note 3 or the Galaxy Note 10.1.

As always your mileage may vary.


(Pic above) You place the watch at the bottom of your iPhone and push upwards. Mimicking the very action I would rather take with the rough end of a pineapple up my own Hershey highway than buy this accessory.


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