Smart Wigs & Finger Frames: Some Of The Weird Things Tech Companies Have Patented

By Holly Brockwell on at

If you want a glimpse of the future of tech, the patent filings of the big names are the closest we've got to a crystal ball. Many of the patented ideas never make it into a commercial product, but some do, and it's fun to guess what the next consumer gadget might be based on the weird inventions tech companies protect.

Music Magpie have put together a collection that includes some real gems, like the Microsoft Degrosser:

The Google Vogue: The Apple iNubbin:

And the Sony Smart Syrup:

You can see the whole collection here, and marvel at how some of these genius inventions haven't made it into stores already. Especially considering some of the ones that did.