A huge proportion of consumer items are high-tech solutions looking for a problem.
Today’s candidate is the Pro 6 Aspen Stairmill Stair Climber, a product name which rolls off the tongue about as well as an avalanche in Colorado.
And it might be the greatest thing since sliced Vegemite for all I know. But I’d be very worried about the guy in the demo photo if he were a friend.
You see, it’s not the product as such, despite the eye-watering price-tag, even when discounted.
No, it’s the fact the guy in the photo has a house with not one but two staircases.
You be the judge
Would you choose:
The Asprin Stairclimbing Mechanical Money Vacuum on discount for $2796USD or full price $3795USD (plus postage); or
Find a free, analog alternative around town and a $5 step counter?
LCD Digital Step Pedometer
This pedometer can effectively help you track progress and improve endurance. It counts the number of steps taken after waist exercise.
Here’s the thing
If you want to get fit on stairs, go find a set of them and walk up and down a while. Everything the stair climbing machine can do, an analog stair can do better:
- They’re free
- They operate in any conditions
- They don’t break down because of difficult to diagnose mechanical issues
- If they do break down, you can find another set nearby for no additional financial cost
- You can pace yourself any damn way you like
- You don’t have to take care of them, put new batteries in or fold them away and find somehwere for them when they’re not in use.