Take any sort of device, add ELECTRIC to the name, and VOILA -- snake oil.
Personally, I'm glad we live in an enlightened age. Just this morning I arranged for a Nigerian Prince to forward me some money so I could pay for the penis enlargement pills that an Assertifed Doktor of Medicinal Stuff sent specifically to my 'Electronic Commerce' email.
Some people are marvelous. Never even had to leave the house. I could keep working at home.
This train of thought sponsored by The Oatmeal's article on Nikolai Tesla, to be found HERE, or even at this link: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
Beginning when I watched the Simpson's episode in which Homer is obsessed -- and might I add, a little bit titillated -- by the douchebaggery of Thomas Edison.
THIS, of course, I now realize, would be much more preferable. Also, more hilarious.