iPin turns your phone into a laser pointer
By Loz Blain
August 12, 2014
Plugging neatly into your smartphone headphone jack, the iPin is a super-compact laser pointer compatible with iPhone and Android phones that comes with a handy presentation control app and is designed to ensure you're always presentation-ready.
The iPin is a nifty little gadget that plugs into your headphone jack and draws as much power as a pair of headphones to fire up its laser pointer. It also comes with presentation software that gives you touch screen control of your presentations, whether it be via swipe motions to switch slides, or by operating a remote mouse pointer.
iPin also ships with a little clip to attach the device to your regular headphone cable when you're not using it, which is a nice touch.
Can we be honest here? laser pointers are not that expensive, and not that hard to find. At US$56, the iPin is pretty expensive, but it's easy to see where the money has gone – into the marketing budget, to create the best, worst advertisement we've seen for a long, long time.
We're leaning towards declaring the video below an excellent parody, but we're left with a delicious touch of doubt that this might indeed be a serious advertising campaign. Either way, it clearly demonstrates the benefits of the iPin.