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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Gearbox Ball: Ball 2.0

Gearbox Ball: Ball 2.0

A new company called GearBox wants to create “flexible hardware platforms that are controlled from your phone”. Their first prototype is a wireless robotic sphere that can be controlled simply by tilting your phone, assuming that…

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Electricity-Grabbing Hook: Bender Would Want One

Electricity-Grabbing Hook: Bender Would Want One

Developed by Air Force engineers in Ohio, the RAPS (Remote Auxiliary Power System) was designed to provide electricity to field operatives by taking power directly from power lines. The hook has a sharp blade that can…

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Expand iPhone Clone: Bigger Than an iPhone, Smaller Than an iPad

Expand iPhone Clone: Bigger Than an iPhone, Smaller Than an iPad

This mutant gadget from a company in China called “Expand” may look like an iPhone, but when you get a better look at it, you’ll realize just how much bigger (and shinier) it is than a…

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Spider-Man or Vacuum-Boy?

Spider-Man or Vacuum-Boy?

A boy from Cambridge, England has managed to figure out a way to climb a brick wall with not much more than a couple of vacuum cleaners. Using a pair of 1,400-watt vacuums he purchased at…

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Nintendo Love Tester: More Popular Than the Vitality Sensor

Nintendo Love Tester: More Popular Than the Vitality Sensor

The Love Tester is an actual Nintendo product from way back when the company just started making toys. According to gameSniped, it was made by Nintendo legend Gunpei Yokoi, the father of the Game & Watch…

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Arm Rested Mouse Pad: Genius

Arm Rested Mouse Pad: Genius

The Arm-Rested Mouse Pad is a simple plastic arm support with a detachable washable mouse pad. You can attach it on the edge of a desk, or on the side of a chair.…

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IPad Arcade Cabinet: From Prank to Product

IPad Arcade Cabinet: From Prank to Product

I’m sure most of you who saw ThinkGeek’s iCade April Fools’ prank wished it was real. Your wish is about to be granted! The folks at Freekade make tiny arcade cabinets for a living, so it’s…

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Retro Star Wars Posters: Wait I Thought Star Wars was Already Retro

Retro Star Wars Posters: Wait I Thought Star Wars was Already Retro

Pat Langton put together these nifty retro Star Wars posters. The only beef that I have is that I thought that Star Wars was already retro… Still, it’s always cool to see a re-interpretation of my…

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iPlunge Aims to Clear the Crap Backing Up the iPhone Accessory Pipes

iPlunge Aims to Clear the Crap Backing Up the iPhone Accessory Pipes

I got many of the ideas for torturing my brother as a kid from Looney Tunes. In several of the cartoons, the characters shot plungers from a bow and arrow at people who bothered them. I…

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Would an at-at From Star Wars Make a Great Pet?

Would an at-at From Star Wars Make a Great Pet?

While I’ve never thought of AT-ATs or Imperial Walkers from Star Wars as particularly cute, the following video definitely presents them as a nice robotic pet to have around. I can already see the animated version…

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Friendly Vending Machine: have a Coke and a Smile

Friendly Vending Machine: have a Coke and a Smile

Vending machine technology hasn’t really changed that much in the last 20 years. Sure Coca-Cola has started to roll out their awesome Freestyle custom drink machine, but that’s not really a vending machine – it’s more…

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Emily the Robot Lifeguard: Baywatch 2.0

Emily the Robot Lifeguard: Baywatch 2.0

A sonar-equipped remote-controlled buoy called EMILY (EMergency Integrated Lifesaving lanYard) might someday replace human lifeguards. For now, EMILYs are being used only in Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, but they’ll be watching over 25 more beaches…

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Mr. Masters Would Make for an Action-Packed Children’S Book

Mr. Masters Would Make for an Action-Packed Children’S Book

What every evil robot baby wants: a Mr. Masters poster, featuring 80 of the vilest Robot Masters that Mega Man has ever faced, mashed-up with Mr. Men characters. These cute villains were drawn by Steve Napierski.…

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Prompt-It iPhone Teleprompter: Squint Real Hard for Your News

Prompt-It iPhone Teleprompter: Squint Real Hard for Your News

It seems as if every day, somebody comes up with a new way of using your iPhone. The latest unconventional use for the iPhone? Teleprompter. The Prompt-it kit lets you set up your iPhone as a…

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I Dream in Retro: This is You on Video Games

I Dream in Retro: This is You on Video Games

Have you ever had video game-like dreams? Mike aka OrinCreed had one such dream. Fortunately, he and his friends were able to translate his dream into a video. Mike says I Dream in Retro is “based…

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The Tubbiedrone: Teletubbies Gone Horribly Wrong

The Tubbiedrone: Teletubbies Gone Horribly Wrong

Now, I have to start out by saying that I’ve always thought that Teletubbies were creepy looking in their “normal” state. But after I saw this circuit-bent mutant Teletubby from MegaToothpasteMammals, I know I’m going to…

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