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Goodbye Brookstone, We’ll Miss Your Dumb Gadgets and Comfy Massage Chairs

Brookstone was a good gadget store, and a good nerd. It was one of us. It was a store that loved massage chairs… and useless gadgets. As a novelty mall shop, it carried light up football speakers, AR laser tag, and flying tanks. Brookstone died.

It died, like so many young retail establishments of its generation, before its time. In your wisdom, Bankruptcy, you took it and closed all of its mall stores. As you took so many bright, flowering young retail stores, like H.H. Gregg, The Limited, and Toys “R” Us. These young stores gave their lives. And so did Brookstone. Brookstone who loved massage chairs.

And so, Theodore Brookstone Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your bankruptcy wishes might have been, we commit the following bulleted list of overpriced, dumb, and yet delightfully fun gadgets to archives of the internet.

Good night, sweet prince.

Source: Engadget

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Eric Ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft
Eric Ravenscraft has nearly a decade of writing experience in the technology industry. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, PCMag, The Daily Beast, Geek and Sundry, and The Inventory. Read Full Bio »