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Archive for August 2011

Zombie Bowling Balls: Heads Will Roll!

Zombie Bowling Balls: Heads Will Roll!
It’s not often that you come across creative bowling balls. Sure, there was the time we had those Star Wars balls, but they didn’t even bother to make a Death Star ball. How lame is that?

Vinyl Android Action Figures from Thinkgeek

Vinyl Android Action Figures from Thinkgeek
Humans have always had a fascination with androids, whether it be Data from Star Trek, Andrew Martin from the movie Bicentennial Man, or our favorite Operating System mascot, Google’s Android Robot. And like all of those other famous androids, you can collect the latter as an action figure.

Technabob Welcomes Writer Conner Flynn

Technabob Welcomes Writer Conner Flynn
Conner has been blogging for major internet publications for several years and is of course a hardcore geek. He has authored several Sci-Fi novels and short stories, some of which are collecting dust in his office, while others collect dust on Amazon.com’s

45 LED Packlight: Bend the Light Your Way

45 LED Packlight: Bend the Light Your Way
Whether you just want to be seen while you’re riding your bike at night, or need to read a book while you’re camping, this cool illuminated gadget could be just what you need.

Gummi Bear Scented Earbuds: Music to Your Ears, Fragrance to Your Nose

Gummi Bear Scented Earbuds: Music to Your Ears, Fragrance to Your Nose
1. Earbuds 2. Scent 3. ??? 4. Profit! These buds not only look like gummi bears, they smell like ’em too. They come in strawberry, apple and blueberry flavors. No prize for figuring out which color has which scent.

Brando Cooling Pad with Keyboard Cools Down Your Laptop and Your Hands

Brando Cooling Pad with Keyboard Cools Down Your Laptop and Your Hands
I often knock Brando for their crazy gadgets, but the truth is the company does sell a lot of practical and cheap devices. Take this thoughtfully designed cooling pad for example. It has a USB-powered keyboard attached to it and is fairly adjustable.

JC/DC Gummy Me Watch: Wear an Extraterrestrial Rabbit on Your Wrist

JC/DC Gummy Me Watch: Wear an Extraterrestrial Rabbit on Your Wrist
If you love (or loathe) Jean Charles de Castelbajac’s funky watch designs, then check out these unusual new watches from JC/DC that look like rabbits. Once you take them off your wrist, they look like they might hop away.

Imhotep Blows into New Brunswick, Canada

Imhotep Blows into New Brunswick, Canada
I’ve spent a fair share of my afternoons lying down on the grass and just staring at the clouds as they move gently across the sky, prodded along by the occasional breeze.

French Artists Sew Together 65,000 CDs

French Artists Sew Together 65,000 CDs
When’s the last time you used a CD? I did burn a dual layer DVD recently, but CDs? Can’t remember. However, I do still have a lot of music on CDs. That being said, check out what French artists Clémence Eliard and Elise Morin created with the help of 65,000 CDs.

Giant Lady Sighted Bathing in Hamburg’s Alster Lake

Giant Lady Sighted Bathing in Hamburg’s Alster Lake
A lot of people think that the bigger something is, the better. While I don’t necessarily agree, one thing “big” is definitely good for is grabbing people’s attention. I mean, would you have taken a second look at this Jack Sparrow Statue or Honeycomb Statue if it were only a feet tall?

See-Through Ants Come in Custom Colors

See-Through Ants Come in Custom Colors
Did you know that certain ants out there have translucent abdomens? We must have missed that day in entomology class. Not only are there see-through ants, but they can be filled with colorful liquid to make them any color you want!

Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Earrings Want to Eat Your Lobes Up

Super Mario Bros. Piranha Plant Earrings Want to Eat Your Lobes Up
When it comes to fashion, geekiness is not wanting. And when it comes to earrings, why, it’s practically overflowing. Cases in point? The Portal Earrings which make for a good illusion, the White Circuit Earrings that are as geeky as earrings can get, and the Tiny Knife Earrings that can literally cut through you.

Carzor Credit Card Razor: When You’re Late and Need a Shave

Carzor Credit Card Razor: When You’re Late and Need a Shave
It’s probably happened to you. You’re late and on the run to get to work in time. You forget to shave or just skipped it. This is where the Carzor comes in handy. No, you shouldn’t use it while you’re driving, but it still might come in handy in a pinch.

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player
Robots are awesome, and one of the more hackable of them out there is the Qbo, that can be programmed to do all sorts of things. The latest programming hack for the little bot turns the Qbo into a music player that supports gestures for controlling the tunes.

Viewmaster Wedding Invitations Look Great (But Cost a Ton)

Viewmaster Wedding Invitations Look Great (But Cost a Ton)
You often hear various versions of this line in movies and read it in romance novels and love stores: Little girls hope for true love and dream of their wedding day as they pair their Barbies and with their Ken dolls.

Pierre Cardin Android Tablet: Most Boring Tablet Ever

Pierre Cardin Android Tablet: Most Boring Tablet Ever
When it comes to gadgets, I want my stuff to work more than I want any specific name on it. If I am going to plunk down hundreds of dollars, I expect the features and performance to come first over a fancy designer name.