In Pictures: The dumbest products of CES 2013

Maybe these companies should've thought twice about showing off their wares

HapiLabs Hapifork electronic fork

No, this isn't a gag from "The Jetsons" or "Futurama." This is an actual electronic fork. But it doesn't do fork-related activities for you; quite the contrary, in fact, as its purpose is to rein in your eating. The built-in motion sensor tracks how frequently you raise the fork from plate to mouth and beeps if you're eating too much or too fast. Of course, "too much" and "too fast" are relative terms, and it has no idea if you're shoveling in pounds of bacon-wrapped bacon or just savoring your peas one at a time, so the whole thing an exercise in pointlessness -- as one would expect of an electronic fork.

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