OK, Samsung – we get that you're running out of ideas for new Android-powered Galaxy gadgets. Top marks for thinking up the Galaxy Note with its 5.3in screen. The custom-made Galaxy Tab bike, though? Er, what?
We wish we were joking, but sadly no. It's a real product, combining a made-to-order Galaxy-branded bicycle from 14 Bike Co with a tablet holder along the top horizontal bar for holding your Galaxy Tab 10.1.
We're at a complete loss as to who would ever want something like that, or why, but we won't let logic get in the way of a good press release.
“The detachable Tab holder positioned in the triangular frame is made from quality Carbon fibre featuring the same Carbon specification used on F1 cars and has a fantastic strength to weight ratio.”
You've got to love the F1 reference, as if using just one of the many different materials that make an F1 car supremely fast will somehow help you turn the pedals on your tablet-laden bike a bit faster. I mean, I'm breathing the same oxygen as Brad Pitt but it doesn't mean I'm waking up next to Angelina Jolie every morning.
Undeterred, Samsung continues: “This means the holder is light yet robust – making it perfect for moving your Tab 10.1 with ease and in style.” You know what's even more perfect? A bag.
“Accessible from the side, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 holder allows for the device to be used easily whilst on the move.
“Applications such as dashboards tracking mileage, route planners and repair instructions for punctures, can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace to enhance everyday cycling routes or more adventurous trips – a handy addition for any cyclist.”
Or you could just buy a cycle computer. It sits right there on the handlebars so you don't have to risk killing yourself by leaning over and looking down between your legs at a ridiculous angle, and while it's not “accessible from the side” that does also mean it's a bit better protected from stones, wind, mud, thieves and kicks from other road users who think you look utterly ridiculous.
One last thing: do you notice that the bike in that lovely pic we've used is sat gently on a surface of water? Water? Really?