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Archive for January 2021

The Moflin is a Tribble-like AI Pet with Emotional Capabilities

The Moflin is a Tribble-like AI Pet with Emotional Capabilities
What you’re looking at is an artificial intelligence-driven furry electronic pet that can express its own emotions via movement and sound. The Moflin’s AI allows its emotions to constantly change based on its environment – much like a real pet’s, except you’ll save a small fortune on pet food.

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future

A Robotic Trombone Machine: For the Marching Band of the Future
Since “just because you can” is as good a reason as any to do something these days, the engineers at iSax Laboratories took it upon themselves to try building a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone. The result? Well, the result is what you’ll hear below, which is by no means the best trombone playing I’ve ever heard.

Pikachu Centipede Body Pillows: Gotta Catch ‘Em Aaaaah!

Pikachu Centipede Body Pillows: Gotta Catch ‘Em Aaaaah!
What has a Pikachu head, entirely too many body segments, and nobody asked for? If you answered a Pikachu centipede body pillow, then you’re correct. Available from Chinese online retailer AliExpress, falling asleep with one of these ‘Very Long Pikachu Insect Plushes’ can almost guarantee a poor night’s sleep filled entirely with nightmares.

Rats Have Learned to Drive Tiny Cars

Rats Have Learned to Drive Tiny Cars
Apparently, because we don’t already have enough problem with scooters weaving in and out of traffic, scientists are working on a way for rats to drive around in miniature cars. Yes, these rodents can now literally join the rat race.

This Beanbag Chair Is Designed to Be Filled with Stuffed Animals

This Beanbag Chair Is Designed to Be Filled with Stuffed Animals
Because who has room in their home for a beanbag chair AND a pile of stuffed animals, Creative QT designed the Stuff ‘n Sit stuffed animal storage beanbag chair. So it’s not really a beanbag chair, is it?

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise
Pets: just like humans, they need exercise. Granted I don’t do any, but I do understand its importance. Isn’t that half the battle? Oh, G.I. Joe is shaking his head no. Enter the Marathon Pets Smart Wheel, a hamster/small rodent wheel that is supposed to connect humans with their pets via their running activity.

Green Bean, Corn, and Carrot-flavored Hard Candies: Be Sure to Eat Your Veggies

Green Bean, Corn, and Carrot-flavored Hard Candies: Be Sure to Eat Your Veggies
Because apparently there’s a market for absolutely everything, Archie McPhee has created these hard candies that taste like vegetables. A 2.5-ounce tin will set you back $5 and contains a mix of green bean, corn, and carrot flavored candies.

This Clock Draws the Time Using Sequins

This Clock Draws the Time Using Sequins
There are lots of different ways to tell the time. You can use an old school analog clock with hands, a segmented digital display, or even a sundial. But I can say with 100% certainty that this is the first clock I’ve ever seen that tells time with sequins.

Tentacled Cocktail Glasses: Sipping Under the Sea

Tentacled Cocktail Glasses: Sipping Under the Sea
Looking for the perfect cocktail glasses to compliment your ocean-themed home bar? How about these octopus glasses from Cerahome? Each glass holds four ounces of your favorite cocktail (or poison if you’re hosting a murder mystery) and would look great in the hand of Ursula while she steals your voice in exchange for legs.