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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Leech Plug Unplugs Itself When Its Done Charging

Leech Plug Unplugs Itself When Its Done Charging
Did you know that those gadget A/C adapters all continue to consume a little power even when you’re not charging your portable electronics? This clever for a power plug takes care of that problem with a…
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Star Wars Speakers Look Like Lamps for No Apparent Reason

Star Wars Speakers Look Like Lamps for No Apparent Reason
These strange cylinder-head Stormtrooper and Darth Vader are actually speakers, although they look more like lamps.  Either way, they’re butt-ugly. And no, they aren’t bobbleheads either. You can simply plug in your mp3 player and play…
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Microsoft Surface Monster Loves Bubbles, Random Everyday Objects

Microsoft Surface Monster Loves Bubbles, Random Everyday Objects
Meet the Microsoft Surface Monster. He’s half-real, half-virtual, 100% adorable. As you may have guessed, the monster was made specifically for the Surface, Microsoft’s super multitouch tabletop computer. Right now the monster can’t do much besides…
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Workaholic Pillow Lets You Sleep on the Job

Workaholic Pillow Lets You Sleep on the Job
…as long as your job involves reading Chinese books, that is. Otherwise it will only get you into trouble at work. It would have been better if the pillow was detachable, so you could take a…
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Project Natal Shows Up in ‘Smallville’

Project Natal Shows Up in ‘Smallville’
Project Natal is not scheduled to be released ’til later this year. Much later. Christmas later. But it seems Christmas came early for the super-powered citizens of Smallville, as Microsoft’s “Wii Killer” made a guest appearance…
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Light Cycles Could Become a Reality With Yuji Fujimura’S Wheel Driver

Light Cycles Could Become a Reality With Yuji Fujimura’S Wheel Driver
I don’t know about you guys, but I really loved the Light Cycles in Tron. It was the best design of a new sort of motorcycle that we still haven’t seen on our roads. Sure, there…
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Killing Mosquitoes With Laser Beams

Killing Mosquitoes With Laser Beams
Talk about overkill. This new technology can track down individual mosquitoes and take them out using a laser beam. That’s definitely one way to kill bugs dead. Created by Intellectual Ventures Lab, the Photonic Fence Anti-Mosquito…
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Computer Keyboard Pants: Neither Fashionable Nor Geeky

Computer Keyboard Pants: Neither Fashionable Nor Geeky
I was considering filing this under ‘Cute or Stupid?’, but my common sense prevailed. Designed (?) by Erik De Nijs, this pair of pants called “Beauty and the Geek” has no ounce of cuteness or any…
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South Koreans Using Sausage as iPhone Stylus

South Koreans Using Sausage as iPhone Stylus
It’s no secret that the iPhone’s touchscreen is hard to use when one is wearing gloves. But what will iPhone owners do when it’s winter? Stop using their iPhones? Preposterous! Just use a sausage as stylus!…
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Praying Mantis Vs. Mouse Cursor

Praying Mantis Vs. Mouse Cursor
It took quite a while for the Master of the Mantis-style to realize that even the most powerful strikes won’t work on his seemingly defenseless enemy… …because his enemy wasn’t real. Whoa. That was Zen-like.…
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Plain Sight: for These Ninja Robots, Death is an Investment

Plain Sight: for These Ninja Robots, Death is an Investment
There are very few games where dying is a crucial mechanic, a requisite step; Beatnik Games’ Plain Sight is one of the few games that comes to mind. And that’s just because they e-mailed me to…
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Less Lamp: Break Your Lamp the Minute You Get It

Less Lamp: Break Your Lamp the Minute You Get It
Here’s a crazy idea for those of you with a sense of the absurd. How’d you like to spend about $800 on a handmade plaster lamp, only to crack it open with a pick axe as…
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Chatman Displays Your Emoticons and Nags Your Kids

Chatman Displays Your Emoticons and Nags Your Kids
Chatman is a new sort of toy that plugs into your computer, helping to make your instant messaging more interesting for everyone, especially kids. Chatman is kind of an emoticon itself, but it’s able to display…
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LEGO Big Mac Combo: and No, You Can’T Eat It!

LEGO Big Mac Combo: and No, You Can’T Eat It!
If I didn’t have my glasses on, I’d probably be fooled, but you won’t. This LEGO Big Mac Combo was created by the Japanese LEGO artists Sachiko. It’s kind of cool to think that LEGO artistry…
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Be Comfortable Anywhere There’S Air With the Blow Sofa

Be Comfortable Anywhere There’S Air With the Blow Sofa
Despite it’s unintentionally naughty name, the Blow Sofa is actually a neat concept. Just add “-up” to “Blow” and you’ll get the idea.…
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My Pet Speaker: a Speaker for Pets, Not, Unfortunately, a Pet Speaker

My Pet Speaker: a Speaker for Pets, Not, Unfortunately, a Pet Speaker
How awesome would it be if you had a speaker as a pet? It won’t poop, won’t bite, and doesn’t need to be taken out for a walk. It won’t grow old, won’t die, and it…
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