I confess, I recently purchased an iPad. I was poking around online to pimp my pad when I discovered this in the Apple App Store:
Anti Mosquito Plus Sonic Insect Repeller
“Sonic Insect Repeller will turn your iPhone/iPod Touch* into an insect deflector that is effective, chemical-free and safe to use around children and pets!”
I’ve covered before, in detail, the utter failure of any ultrasound device to repel anything besides common sense.
And, perhaps, money is also repelled out of your wallet. (This is not a free app!)
The developers of this app have clearly gone to a great deal of time and trouble to make this thing look like it’s doing something. And, for all I know, if the iPhone/iPad (and Androids–there’s an app for them too) are *capable* of producing sound in these frequencies–which is doubtful–they may really be doing so.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that ultrasound has been shown again and again over the last 20 years to utterly FAIL at repelling mozzies.
And yet…these devices persist on the market.
What crazy apps for smartphones or tablets have you seen? Or, alternatively, what apps do you wish someone would invent?