Consumers visiting five select Los Angeles-area Best Buy stores last Friday encountered a "useless" gadget unlike any other.
Intending to inspire people to think twice about having the latest and greatest piece of tech, street artist Plastic Jesus secretly placed empty black plastic boxes, complete with realistic Best Buy info sheets, near items such as GPS units and tablets at the various stores.
The faux device, labeled as a $99.99 "Useless Plasticbox 1.2," likely fooled people who didn't give the item a second glance. It appeared similar to many streaming devices and other tech items with forgettable aesthetics. Of course, if anyone read the amusing description near the product, they would likely have realized it was a total fake.… Read more