CES has gone a bit Patrick Bateman

American PsychoFor those in the tech world, and particularly those in the mobile space, the word convergence is bandied around a lot. Usually it means to add a function that is quite cool but not necessarily needed.

Sat nav. Wi-Fi. Bluetooth. MP3. Video. These have all been put into mobile handsets. Several of them have been merged into non phone devices such as the iPod Touch.

But there is a new one on the market. One that I never quite imagined could happen. And one that just leaves me questioning the rational of both the designers and the possible buyers.

An mp3 player… has seriously been put into a … Taser
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Is there anyone else that thinks it all sounds a bit Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

“Harold, you’re my lawyer, so I think you should know… I’ve killed quite a few people.“…

“Do you like Phil Collins? I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn’t understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where, uh, Phil Collins’ presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group’s undisputed masterpiece. It’s an epic meditation on intangibility…”

Just don’t mess the electric end and the earphones up – could be painful.

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