Don’t fall for these clever April Fools’ Day jokes


Don’t fall for these clever April Fools’ Day jokes
You’d surely run out to spend $500 on the tvTV for Apple TV if it weren’t April Fools’ Day.
Photo: Twelve South

Many companies just can’t resist April Fools’ Day jokes. Some people find these exasperating, but others enjoy the lighthearted humor. This year, we got a ridiculous new Apple TV accessory, what’s perhaps the most tasteless way to wear an AirTag, and more.

Read on for our favorite gags to celebrate this unusual holiday.

tvTV for Apple TV

Stop waiting for Apple to make a TV. Twelve South created one that every Apple TV user doesn’t need:

“Meet tvTV for Apple TV, a gorgeous cube-shaped monitor designed to hold and display your Apple TV. How does it work? Place your Apple TV inside tvTV for Apple TV, plug in the power cord, and enjoy your favorite shows on a stunning 7” x 7” HD screen.”

Check that gorgeous 7-inch display. And for a mere $499! Surely we’ll all take Twelve South’s advice and “slide your seat a little closer to the tvTV.”

Learn more about the tvTV for Apple TV from Twelve South.

Ampere AirTag Bolo Tie

Ampere AirTag Bolo Tie — April Fools’ Day
Don’t wear this. Or anything like this. Not even on April Fools’ Day.
Photo: Ampere

AirTag is more than useful, it can also be fashionable. Proudly wear this item tracker in the AirTag Bolo Tie — a beautifully-designed stainless steel pendant sure to make all the other sheriffs down at the saloon jealous.

As a bonus, it hangs on an MFi-certified charging cord. And it fits around any neck. Practical!

Get more details about the world’s first trackable bolo tie from Ampere.

OWC Gargantuan Dock

OWC Gargantuan Dock— April Fools’ Day
With the OWC Gargantuan Dock, perhaps it is possible to have too many ports.
Photo: OWC

On April 1, OWC added Gargantuan Dock to its product lineup, with an industry redefining dock 80-ports. (That’s right, 80.) It offers  1000W of power, multiple Thunderbolt hubs, VR, Holo ViDi Ai, 16K + 8K display connections, USB-C, and USB-A ports galore.

As OWC says, “You’ll never lack the port you need.” No price for the dock was announced, but we can assume it would be gargantuan.

T-Mobile’s New Magenta

T-Mobile’s New Magenta — April Fool’s Day
Wow, they look so… similar.
Photo: T-Mobile

Say goodbye to T-Mobile’s iconic magenta because now it has New Magenta. It’s the result of thousands of hours of research and development, hundreds of focus group studies, and a dream to make T-Mobile’s magenta even more magenta.

“Never before has a color so perfectly captured the very essence of a brand,” said Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile. “And it’s just damn fine to look at.”

Brydge Maximus Mini

Brydge Maximus Mini — April Fools’ Day
Some people remember when keyboards this small weren’t an April Fools’ Day joke.
Photo: Brydge

The Brydge Maximus Mini is a powerful keyboard for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. With this clip-on accessory’s generous 6-inch keyboard, you’re ready to take notes, get in flame wars or write the great American novel.

“Transform your iPhone into the ultimate productivity device that can fit in your pocket,” says Brydge. “After all, bigger is not always better.”


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