Remove brain before opening wallet

by Suw on January 26, 2005

Gullible Americans are spending $299 on a plastic sticker that purports to save petrol and clean exhaust fumes by sending “holographic frequencies into the gas tank and chang[ing] the molecular structure of the gasoline.” Ah, too precious.
Cheaper at only $16, but no less full of hogwash, is the Machina Dynamica Golden Sound Intelligent Chip, which claims to 'upgrade' all your CDs and DVDs so that “The sound of the upgraded disc more closely resembles the sound of the orginal master recording, with less congestion, more information, greater dynamic range and more air.” It seems that all you do is put the chip on top of the CD/DVD player whilst the CD/DVD is playing and within 2 seconds – yes, that's just 2 seconds folks – the disc is 'upgraded'.
Apparently “The GSIC-10 is good for 10 discs, the GSIC-30 for 30 discs. Once the Intelligent Chip has upgraded the prescribed number of discs it ceases to function and can be discarded.” Or, in fact, skip that step and just discard the chip from the off. Your CDs will sound just as good as after treatment.
Sadly, the site doesn't give us a hokum pseudo-scientific explanation of how it works, which is always the best part.
(Thanks Rojisan for the pointers.)

Anonymous January 27, 2005 at 6:07 pm

$16 for more air? Where do I sign up?? Can I get this at CIrcuit City, or do I have to drive all the way into some incense-filled herbal emporium in Seattle for it?
I was going to say “Nice blog, glad I stumbled across it”, but then I when to create a username and discovered that I've been here before. [Cue “Twilight Zone” theme…]

Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 12:31 pm

Just like these guys who claim to extend battery life with a sticker…

Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 4:48 pm

I just got a new product to sell. The magic fork for $50 . Your food will taste 100% better if you eat your meals with my magic fork. However, the fork will ceased to function after your 20th meals with the fork. You need to buy a new magic fork from me again if you want your food to taste good. Magic fork will make well prepared food taste better,. It does not work with fast food and junk food.

Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 5:00 pm

Ha ha! You could make a fortune from that! Just get a bunch of plastic forks and put a little special magic sticker to them – that should work.

Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 7:19 pm

Would you like to buy some Magic Fork, ? I knwo it works. I have a perfect reputation for my honesty.

Anonymous February 11, 2005 at 11:36 pm

here's the pseudoscientific explanation

Anonymous June 24, 2005 at 6:47 pm

here's the waytoocomplicatedforthemnottobekiddingscientific explanation.

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