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The Duracell MyGrid commericals

September 17, 2010 @ 12:47 By: gordon Category: Gadgets, Seen on the 'net

I’ve seen a couple of commercials for the Duracell MyGrid, a charging mat for cell phones and other gadgets. Every commercial ends with a URL (duracell.ca/mygrid) that will, presumably, take you to the product page on the Duracell Canada website.

Faithfully typing the address into my browser, I was rewarded with a 404 error.

Hopefully Duracell will sort this out soon because I wanted to check it out and give a bit of a review of it. (Also, it really defeats the whole point of advertising a URL in an ad.) image

Update: As commenter Ken pointed out, www.duracell.ca/mygrid does take you to the product page, but it still doesn’t change the fact that the advertised URL is broken.

4 Responses to “The Duracell MyGrid commericals”

  1. Ken says:

    Actually, it works just fine if you type http://www.duracell.ca/mygrid

    You end up here: http://www.duracell.ca/en-CA/category/mygrid.jspx

    Obviously there’s still something wrong, but not as wrong as one would think.

  2. Trashy says:

    The site works for me!

    • gordon says:

      With the “www” added it works. I still get a 404 error without the “www”, from both Firefox on my notebook at home and my BlackBerry.

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