I dunno if you know the latest fads going around these days but I’m a little bit in the know. The only reason I know about them is because my son and his friends are all about this new fad and I’m the one stuck holding the bill! The latest fad is…Phitens. Dunno what they are? Well…here is a quote taken from Wikipedia which I assume was probably copy & pasted from one of their sites…
Phitens “relieve fatigue by balancing the body’s signals that run from brain to the body and thus regulating the body’s “bio-electric currents. Through what the company calls the “Phild process,” titanium is supposedly turned into “aqua-titanium”. The company claims to be able to integrate small amounts of this metal directly into the fabric. The medical and performance-enhancing claims relating to Phiten’s products are considered pseudoscience.”
Here’s what I know about these Phitens…they’re freakin’ EXPENSIVE! One silly necklace can cost anywhere from $25 to $65! And there are arm bands and arm sleeves and tape and all kinds of things. It’s crazy! Basically it’s high priced stuff that appeals to kids. Athletes endorse it, so it MUST be good for your body. It will help you balance out and be the best you can be! Forget eating right and exercising! You wear one of these and your life will be in balance!
Don’t get me wrong…I understand the fad. When I was a kid, all I wanted was a pair of Air Jordans! And when I finally got them, I hated them! They hurt my feet, they didn’t support my ankles and the damn things gave me more blisters than I care to remember. So I get the notion of the fad. But this company is something else! “Relieve fatigue by balancing the body’s signals (what?) that run from the brain to the body (huh?) and thus regulating the body’s bio-electric currents??? Puh-leeeze…
It’s ridiculous and WAY overpriced. If you want to sell to kids, make it so they can buy the product with their allowance money. But $50 bucks for a stupid necklace? That’s crazy.
So here’s hoping that this fad goes away. Every time I see a professional baseball/basketball/football player wearing one of these things it makes me wanna laugh. I’m sure they get boxes of this stuff and never have to pay for any of them. So of course they endorse them! I’d endorse them also! Let me strap one around my waist and I’ll let you know if the positive energy is helping my back pain. Or gimme a headband and I’ll see if it helps my headaches go away. But don’t tell me this product helps the “bio-electric currents” in my body because that’s a bunch of bunk. You are selling rubber bands to kids. That is all. Funny thing is…there was another fad like this just last summer. They were called silly bands and I thought paying $5 for a pack of them was silly. Now I’m thinking maybe that was a steal!