17 Trends Millennials Jumped on that Make Boomers Roar With Laughter

Millennials have been known to love some seriously dubious gadgets, providing endless entertainment for Boomers. Let’s explore 17 gadgets that Millennials embraced but made the older generation laugh.

Avocado Slicers

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The quintessential Millennial gadget, the avocado slicer, causes boomers to chuckle heartily. It slices, it pits, it’s… unnecessary? Boomers remember when a simple knife was enough. How delightfully extra.

The Smart Mirror

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Millennials brought ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall’ to life with smart mirrors that track health metrics. Boomers found it amusing, wondering if it’s worth seeing your heart rate while checking your reflection.

The Selfie Stick

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The global selfie stick market size reached US$ 610 Million in 2022 according to a recent market research report and will continue to grow exponentially. Boomers get a kick out of the sight, recalling times when photos were a one-shot deal and self-portraits were, well, portraits!

Segway Personal Transporters

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Millennials rode into the future on Segways, causing Boomers to double over with laughter. These personal transporters, while innovative, became synonymous with mall cops and tourist groups, rather than the predicted urban transportation revolution.

The Digital Art Frame

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Art, but make it digital. Millennials and their digital art frames had Boomers in stitches. They grew up in a world where art was tangible, not something you could swipe through.

The USB Desktop Aquarium

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An aquarium that also charges your phone? Millennials, you’ve outdone yourselves. Although you can buy one of these gadgets for as little as $45 on Ebay, do you really need it?

The Vegetable Spiralizer

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Because why eat regular vegetables when you can have them in spiral form? Although I’ll admit that the spiralizer does help with low-carb meals, try telling my grandmother that. When I showed her this contraption, she simply laughed and said, ‘how silly!’

The Virtual Reality Headset

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Millennials escaping into a virtual world made Boomers chuckle. They came from a time when reality was the only reality. Still, they found the Matrix-style immersion amusingly futuristic.

The White Noise Machine

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Millennials and their pursuit of perfect sleep! This gadget is another source of Boomer amusement as they simply don’t need it. White noise can be distracting or even disruptive to sleep, contrary to its intended purpose of promoting relaxation and sleep. Of course, each to their own and if it helps you sleep, go for it!

Indoor Composting Kits

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Eco-conscious Millennials rushed to buy indoor composting kits, promising to reduce waste and fertilize their houseplants. Boomers couldn’t help but snicker, imagining the aroma of rotting veggies mingling with the scent of their Millennials’ fancy candles. Oh, the glamour of being green!

Smart Water Bottles

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The generation that grew up drinking from garden hoses burst into laughter as Millennials obsessed over Smart Water Bottles. These bottles track your hydration levels and glow to remind you to drink water. Who knew hydration could be so… intelligent?

Smartphone Projectors

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Tiny projectors to turn smartphones into home theaters? Millennials can’t get enough! Boomers, however, can’t help but laugh as they remember huddling around their small family television. Oh, the lengths we’ll go to for big-screen entertainment!

Crystal Healing Sets

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Millennials’ obsession with spiritual wellness brought forth crystal healing sets. Boomers found it comical, pondering if they missed the memo about quartz solving life problems. Crystals might not heal all, but they sure do look pretty!

Posture Correction Devices

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Boomers definitely enjoyed a hearty laugh as Millennials bought posture correction devices that buzz when you slouch. Gone are the days of relying on your memory to keep you sat up straight!

High-Tech Jump Ropes

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Jump ropes went digital, tracking your jumps and calories burned. While Millennials jumped in, Boomers chuckled at the thought of their simple, analog childhood jump ropes. So much fuss over skipping rope!

Echo Dot

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“Alexa, play some music!” Millennials welcomed smart home devices like Echo Dot into their lives. Boomers just chuckled, content with their simple radios and the turn of a dial. A chatterbox speaker, isn’t that cute?

LED Lights

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The Millennial trend of LED lights for home décor had boomers laughing. As Millennials bathed their rooms in psychedelic hues, boomers reminisced about when a single lamp was all the décor one needed.

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