Keep warm with Pocket Heat for the iPhone? Not bloody likely

Sat, Jan 9, 2010


App developers certainly don’t lack an imagination when it comes to putting up gimmicky and utterly pointless apps up on iTunes. Case in point – an app called Pocket Heat which touts itself as being able to turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a portable heater by running the CPU at maximum capacity. The description goes on to read, “This app creates a quick blast of heat wherever you need it; waiting for a train, a chilly restaurant, or a cold apartment. Fire up this app to stay toasty warm!”

I can just see it now – a group of homeless individuals gathered under a highway overpass huddling close together over an iPhone running Pocket Heat.

And just in case your curiosity is running at full throttle (after all, it’s only $0.99), the app has 93 1-star reviews with everyone chiming in that the app generates no additional heat whatsoever and drains the battery like crazy. Shocking.

This isn’t the first time we’ve run into a gimmicky over-promising, can’t deliver iPhone app. Remember this one called “app blower” which claimed to turn your iPhone’s speakers into a makeshift fan?



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