Amazon offers to juice up your tech spec (with no added sugar)

8 March 2009

If there's an obvious reason for Amazon to sell groceries in their Electronics section, it doesn't immediately spring to mind. Still, if boffins can make a battery out of a potato then there's no doubt a glass of diluted fruit juice can be utilised to manipulate digital images, or improve your PC's operating speed. Or something.

Bitterwallet reader MikeT suspects it has another use:

Network-attached storage has never looked like this; the sweet spot is no added sugar, but with dimensions of 13 kg and a boxed weight of 998grams plus a content of 1ltr this spec confused bottle shaped NAS device better have additional USB over NAS ports. At £16.73 its got to be a bargain for a home server, and it's been sold at Amazon since October 2006 so you know it's good.

Technology is moving so fast these days, isn't it? It's truly a wonder anyone can keep up with it.

[Amazon]

14 comments

  • chrisg.
    The Lemon Barley version is faster, if HD streaming is a requirement.
  • J
    Again like with the Sony post: Amazon are not selling this product, its a marketplace seller.
  • Cam23
    Yes, a marketplace seller has incorrectly put it in the wrong category, so this has nothing to do with Amazon. Surely it is quite obvious what has happened??! Amazon don't acutaly sell groceries themselves. It is just like an eBay seller putting something in the wrong category for it to get more views.... is that clear enough?
  • Amanda H.
    Note to Mothership: Humans are stupider than previously thought. Looks like we will have to charge the Death Star after all. Also, send down more socks-not pink ones!
  • acecatcher o.
    mikeT works for dell ive heard!
  • Ben
    It is the correct product, it's supposed to be Robinson's Apple and Barley. Only problem is that it doesn't mention that it comes as a 12 pack, so giving you 12 litres as opposed to the 1L as mentioned in the title. A quick search of the product code 'A02045' brings up lots of computer companies selling the same. I'd assume the reason it's in the electronic section is because Amazon don't have a food/drinks section, and lots of electronic/computer companies bulk sell the Robinson's stuff. Explains the weight too! Even though Amazon or the market place seller cocked up, it's still cheaper at Office365! http://www.office365.co.uk/Catering/537760-Robinsons-Special-R.htm
  • Amanda H.
    or Tesco. or Asda. or anywhere? Might be hard to find, but Im sure if 2 Office workers go together, they should find it quite quick, better take the satnav just incase, and a blackberry, and a tent.
  • Russ
    I think they should have put the orange one though - I think that genuinely is radio active (at least it glows in the dark), so definitely an electrical product to some extent. ;)
  • ungulator
    cam23: Yes, a marketplace seller has incorrectly put it in the wrong category, so this has nothing to do with Amazon. Surely it is quite obvious what has happened??! Amazon don’t acutaly sell groceries themselves. It is just like an eBay seller putting something in the wrong category for it to get more views…. is that clear enough? yes, that's clear enough you muppet, still amusing and the write up from mikeT was funny, you don't have to explain it to us, we're mostly superior to you, in fact 99% of us are, thankyou!
  • Cam23
    Now, now no need sling insults, maybe it is the prospect of starting a new week?
  • Amanda H.
    It isn't just one marketplace seller out to conquer the world, there are several selling the same thing, but you knew that didn't you. (I won't tell)
  • Amanda H.
    Ooops
  • Jack
    How many HDMI ports does it have?
  • Jack
    I know its a marketplace seller, you can put anything you like on there until its removed

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