Having had much success with the iPod, iPhone and more recently the iPad, the technology to money firm has introduced the latest gadget in its iWant range of otherwise live-without gadgets.
The new iRon is a speciality domestic unit produced for women who need to press clothes. When an item of laundry (not socks, knickers or towels, although some are barnpot enough to include these) is taken dry from the washing line or out of the tumble dryer, all the user has to do is erect an ironing board, and then, with the clever new iRon plugged into the electricity supply and heated up, clothes are rendered flat and crease-free.
Anesta Tables of the Housewives Association said that this new gadget will, in all probability, revolutionise the wearing of clothes. However, she was quick to warn that should the phone ring when the iRon is in the hand, bringing it up to the ear could result in a burning sensation being felt, accompanied by the smell of burning earlobe and hair. She also warned that must not be in the hung position when the iRon is being used on them.
The iRon is loaded with several 'apps', including water, steam, a light to indicate when hot enough and a handle to hold it. There are plans to introduce a USB version incorporating Facebook and Blackberry Messenger to encourage teenage girls to put down their bloody phones for three consecutive minutes and use the iRon themselves, and there are also plans afoot for a wireless, internet-enabled, hands-free version next year that plays Miley Cyrus hits.