HTC and Samsung announce identical fictitious products on April Fools’ Day

BY Valerie Richardson

Published 1 Apr 2014

HTC Gluuv - April Fools

April Fools’ day is traditionally kept aside for pulling a prank on your friends and loved ones. But in the past few years, the tech industry has taken this a step further by announcing fake products in order to excite customers and eventually fool them.

HTC and Samsung have done the same with their new fictitious products, and strangely, both products appear very similar. Samsung has announced the Samsung Fingers while HTC announced the Gluuv which are essentially devices that are glued to your hand.

It seems like HTC has won widespread acclaim with its Gluuv as it has a perfect blend of retro and fun. Samsung Fingers on the other hand (no pun intended) sound like a product Samsung would actually work on. But we all know it’s a prank and Samsung’s official statement makes it clear as well.

Samsung Fingers - April Fools

The HTC Gluuv can apparently control another fictional product called BoomBox, a clear jibe at its own BoomSound speakers. HTC further claims that this glove can like posts on Facebook just with a thumbs up. This device also reportedly packs a 87.2-megapixel camera for those wide angle selfies.

Samsung’s fake product includes more gestures and comes with plenty of fictional features, in a bid to one-up the competition yet again. The hardware specs sheet mentions that the device comes with a 3 inch flexible UHD Super Emo-LED display, 4GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel “hidden” camera. Other features include 5G network and the “S Laser”.

Samsung Fingers -2 April Fools

So which one of the fake products are you more impressed by?