If you buy a CD, you're allowed to copy the songs from that CD to your iPod or other MP3 player. So it stands to reason that if you buy a DVD, you should be able to copy the movie to your phone, tablet, or other portable player.
Alas, it's not that simple. Most DVDs are copy-protected, meaning you need special software to work around Hollywood's annoying restriction. And it's not uncommon for a "DVD ripper" to sell for as much as $50.
No wait--don't! These little suckers may look delicious and crunchy and they may fool you by coming in "flavors" like cherry, lemon, blueberry, orange, and green apple, but you can't eat them. Or I guess you could, but you probably wouldn't like the taste. Unless you like eating electronics, in which case maybe you shouldn't be reading about lollipop-shaped speakers in the first place...
This week's trip into the land of wacky products has me sufficiently inspired enough to give in to my sudden uncontrollable craving and dig through my stash of "emergency" (don't ask) Hershey's Chocolate bars.