The ‘This should have been taken down by now’ project of the month
SOME PROJECTS ARE SO BLATANTLY NOT ABOUT CREATING REAL PRODUCTS THAT IT’S EMBARRASSING.
Ultra Password Cube A MECHANICAL PASSWORD GENERATOR OR A PHOTO GALLERY…? tinyurl.com/tla78-ultra | Goal: $60,000 | Raised: $1,738 from 19 backers | RRP: $80
According to the creator of the Ultra Password Cube, the best way to try to get people’s attention on a crowdfunding site is to offer numerous wildlife-photos as rewards for funding in the form of calendars, wall prints and mugs. Seems as though the project is as much a publicity stunt for some guy called Anthony Weston as it is to promote an actual product. Needless to say, we think it’s a bit of a dud, but the idea they were floating is almost as ridiculous as the campaign. Passwords are hard to remember, especially since we’re encouraged to create randomised ones. Well, this invention is basically a Rubik’s cube, but instead of colours, each square has a selection of three symbols on it. Now, we should stress that this is only ‘useful’ for creating passwords, not for remembering them, and you’re absolutely better off investing in a password manager to do both the creating and remembering for you. Basically, give this project a wide berth.