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Technology editor Ben Potter brings you the latest in technology news, and how you can apply it to farming.


Your Phone Needs More Glam

Aug 22, 2012

As you can imagine, with a job title of "technology editor," I get some interesting new product pitches. A lot of them are relevant, and you’ll end up reading about a lot of those products on or Farm Journal. But occasionally, I get information for a product that’s better suited for, say, a fashion designer in Manhattan, New York, than a farmer in Manhattan, Kan.

Usually I laugh it off as an innocent mistake. When we move at the speed of the Internet, things get misdirected now and then, and I do not take offense. But what to do when I get not one, not two, but three emails about a product that's so laughably removed from our target demographic? I share it with you.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the JackGem!

The JackGem is a Swarovski crystal-encrusted accessory that you plug into your phone jack to add a chic pop of color. It is a brand new way to personalize your phone with your favorite hue and is perfect for fashionistas, girl geeks, and apparently farmers. I just wish it came in John Deere green…


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