It's a sad day for bored travelers and fans of pointless gadgetry. The beloved in-flight catalog SkyMall could soon disappear from seat back pockets everywhere.
The company behind SkyMall, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The company's chief executive Scott Wiley attributed the filing to an increase in on-board Internet access.
SkyMall says roughly 90 percent of all domestic travelers have laid eyes on a a copy of the catalog. But if you haven't had the pleasure of flipping through the pages of one of these delightful time-wasters, you have definitely missed out. Each catalog is stocked with a treasure trove of odd, potentially useful products from circulation improving leg wraps to a Justin Bieber toothbrush/toothpaste travel kit.
So now in memory of that beloved, albeit occasionally bizarre, collection of goods here’s some of the strangest stuff sold in SkyMall catalogs.
15. SkyRest Travel Pillow
A classic SkyMall product for the tired traveler.
14. Silver Eggplant Scuplture
For when you're feeling festive.
13. Squirrel Tree Climber Sculpture
Just like you'd find in the wilderness!
12. Serenity Cat Pod
Because cats deserve to relax, too.
11. Plush Referee Turkey Hat
It comes in a 3-pack.
10. In God’s Hands Cat Memorial Statue
Rest in peace, cat.
9. Peacock Dreams Mirrored Plaque
It's more of a decorative accent.
8. The Offering Wall Sculpture
It's a sculpture and it holds all of your crap.
7. Northwest Throwback Cell Phone Handset Attachment
For when you feel a strong desire to be transported back to the good old days.
6. T-Rex Dinosaur Trophy Frieze
It's so lifelike.
5. Wrist Cell Phone Carrier
So you'll really never lose that pesky flip phone of yours ever again.
4. Large Super Skate Sail
This seems like it's safe.
3. Sitting Pretty Oversized Brown Bear Statue with Paw Seat
For your next awkward family photo.
2. iDream3 Eye & Head Massagers
Who has time to get their eyes and head massaged seperately anymore?
1. Alpha Fuzion Personal Sauna System
Relax in you're own egg pod. Because, hey, you deserve it!