The dumbest stuff we found at CES 2017
It can’t all be good at CES, and these products … definitely weren’t.
Tinder thought it’d be a good idea to use CES as a means to make a statement about how technology reduces our ability to make IRL connections.
The company’s mission is ‘to get people together to have real experiences in the real world,’ but it also wanted to make a VR headset. So how do you reconcile those disparate ideas? By annoying everyone with a technology-free ‘VR headset.’
The Tinder VR headset is essentially two pairs of goggles connected in the middle. When you strap one side of the device to your head and a stranger straps the other side of the device to theirs, you’re forced to gaze into each other’s eyes and suss out the contents of their soul.
Because CES is the best time and place to make a statement about the state of society and genuine communication … cue eye roll