I don’t like gimmicky products that cost a lot of money for the consumer, while costing little to nothing to make for the manufacturer.
Those stupid personal air coolers are a good example of this principle.
They’re little more than a plastic box with a computer fan and a water reservoir. Yet I have seen some sold for upwards to $60 if they come with a freezable water pack. Regardless of what price they’re sold at, the fans inside are too weak to create a sufficient evaporative cooling effect. Real evaporative coolers, also known as “swamp coolers,” are big and heavy. They’re expensive machines that are engineered to work for large spaces. You’re better off putting ice packs on your head if you want to cool down quickly for little money. Sadly there are gimmicky products abound in nearly every industry. Cannabis products are often hyped for their novelty value before anyone stops and asks about what’s inside. I remember when cannabis companies out west started selling cannabis drinks and cannabis gummy candies. It sounded cool to consume marijuana in such a normal fashion without smoking cannabis flower products, but the problem is that most cannabis drinks and cannabis gummies contain nothing but THC. Cannabis flower products have up to dozens of cannabinoids and terpenes inside creating an entourage effect. That’s why I would rather vaporize cannabis flower products and cannabis concentrates. There are good full spectrum cannabis oils out there, but they’re a lot more expensive than broad spectrum cannabis oils which contain mostly THC and just a handful of other cannabinoids and terpenes.