What inventions have you come up with but can't be bothered to make?
I figure that at this point in my life, any hope of me gaining sufficient engineering skills to prototype, develop and sell these ideas is long since gone, so I may as well make a halfway entertaining forum thread about it instead.
I was having a think earlier while I pondered a room refurb that it would be really handy if retractable power leads existed, or even better... elastic power leads. Imagine a lead half a metre long that can stretch to two metres when necessary. It'd have to be a stretch-and-stay sort of thing, like pulling a blob of blu tac apart, rather than actually elastic, but the cable clutter it could save on would be incredible - cable ties never seem neat enough and then people just end up wanting to stretch the lead that bit further than you've allowed for. The only problem is that I'd need to develop some kind of miracle conductor that could pass electricity just as well at 400% of its length as it could scrunched up, but that aside, y'know, someone should get on this.
That brings my tally of Inventions-I'll-Never-Make up to two, alongside the button you'd stick to your telly that was paired with a tiny speaker on your remote, so that when you lost your remote you could click that button and it'd start the remote beeping for you to find it. I figure you always lose the remote but you're never going to lose the telly. To be honest, that's an idea I probably would be capable of engineering but I know I'll never bother :ohwell:
So, my fellow geekers: what incredible ideas have your churning brains come up with that your hands are incapable of realising?