Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Universal Stick-on Volume Slider

Both my kids have exactly ONE toy that allows turning up and down the volume (and they own a lot of toys). Are volume sliders very expensive? Is there something wrong with the ears of the average kid? My son just became the proud owner of Bumbelbee. The yellow transformer can't transform. I know, "details" one would say, but I always thought the robot/car combo was the cool thing about transformers. Instead, it produces a sh*tload of rather incredible annoying sounds (my irritation muscles are all red and swollen after only two days) of which I only can recognize one to be the typical transformer sound (although rather distorted because of the insane volume, but then again, who cares, it can not transform anyway).

I don't really understand those toy producers. If they would add a volume slider to their noisy toy, it would be so much more appreciated by the parents and most likely live a longer life in (at least) our household. The thing is, as soon as the pile of batteries is drained, you'd rather tell your son that the robot is broken instead of re-powering it. The thought of buying a second robot in the series is the last thing that would come up in mind (which should be the most interesting thing for toy manufacturers).

I would like to give away the following cash-cow: a "universal stick-on volume slider". A volume slider that you can stick on any toy and then turn down the volume. Don't worry about cost, this device easily equals an iPhone...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is simply excellent idea