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Archive for February 2021

These Colorful Keyboards Add Pizzazz to Your Desktop

These Colorful Keyboards Add Pizzazz to Your Desktop
When it comes to computer keyboards, they usually come in boring colors like black, white, or grey. And their keys are almost always square. If you’re looking for something a little more vibrant, then you might want to grab one of these colorful keyboards I spotted on Amazon (affiliate link).

A Faux Fur Chewbacca Water Bottle Holder

A Faux Fur Chewbacca Water Bottle Holder
Because the thought of getting faux fur in your mouth while taking a sip of water is universally appealing, this is the Star Wars Chewbacca Bottle Cooler available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth for $20. Designed to hold 20 to 32 oz.

Death Star Inspired 3D Printed Planters: That’s No Moon

Death Star Inspired 3D Printed Planters: That’s No Moon
3D printed to resemble the Death Star II still under construction, Etsy shop StoryBrookBoutique is selling these Star Wars-inspired plastic planters. Available in 5 and 6-inch varieties ($16 and $24, respectively), one of these is going to look great on the window sill in front of my kitchen sink.

Amazon Releasing an Alexa-Enabled Sticky Note Printer

Amazon Releasing an Alexa-Enabled Sticky Note Printer
As one of its first Amazon Day 1 Edition products (an initiative where Amazon introduces new conceptual products and if they meet their pre-order goal by a certain date, Amazon will manufacture them), the company is releasing the $90 Smart Sticky Note Printer (affiliate link).

Take A POV Ride Around This 224-Foot Long LEGO Roller Coaster

Take A POV Ride Around This 224-Foot Long LEGO Roller Coaster
Giving the roller coaster that was 2020 a run for its money, enjoy this GoPro’s point-of-view ride along the 68-meter (224-foot) roller coaster constructed by Akiyuki Brick Channel. Could you imagine if this had existed in Honey I Shrunk The Kids?

Blockbuster Video Inspired Eyeshadow Palette: For Browsing The New Releases

Blockbuster Video Inspired Eyeshadow Palette: For Browsing The New Releases
Blockbuster: once the powerhouse of VHS and DVD rentals, now a bygone dinosaur, killed by the meteor that was its inability to adapt to a changing marketplace. But to harken back to the days of actually having to drive somewhere to rent a movie, Hot Topic is selling these $14 Blockbuster inspired eyeshadow palettes, which even come in what looks like a VHS rental box.

Dock Your Keys in This Star Trek Federation Key Holder

Dock Your Keys in This Star Trek Federation Key Holder
Are you always leaving the keys to your starship sitting around? The last thing you need is some rogue Ferengi getting their hands on them and trading your ship for a bunch of gold-pressed latinum. What you need is an official Starfleet key rack to keep your key ring from getting lost.

RadioGlobe: Spin This Globe to Listen to 2,000+ World Radio Stations

RadioGlobe: Spin This Globe to Listen to 2,000+ World Radio Stations
The brainchild of product design engineer and traveler Jude Pullen, The RadioGlobe is an internet-connected globe that plays a radio station from the area highlighted on the surface through its circular reticule. Just give the globe a spin to listen to the world.

The NOMAD Briefcase Grill & Smoker: For Cooking on the Go

The NOMAD Briefcase Grill & Smoker: For Cooking on the Go
Because you never know when the need to grill or smoke some meat is going to hit you, NOMAD has developed the Briefcase Grill & Smoker, a $600 portable grill and smoker in the form of a 28-pound briefcase.

Off-Road Electric Unicycle Can Go Up To 34MPH: Look Ma, No Hands!

Off-Road Electric Unicycle Can Go Up To 34MPH: Look Ma, No Hands!
Because there’s a personal electric vehicle for everyone no matter what their taste, InMotion has released the $2,000 V11 electric unicycle, a one-wheeled EV with a traditional unicycle form factor. Obviously, I’m about to take my circus act to the next level.

Creating a Hyperrealistic T-Rex Cake: A Roaring Good Dessert

Creating a Hyperrealistic T-Rex Cake: A Roaring Good Dessert
Five-year-old me would have lost his mind for a realistic t-rex cake on my birthday. And, if I’m being perfectly honest, current me still would. And here to show us how it’s done, Natalie Sideserf of Sideserf Cake Studio in Austin, Texas walks us through her process of decorating a hyperrealistic t-rex cake to promote season 2 of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous on Netflix.

Finally, The Neon Laser Wireframe Dinosaur Shirts We’ve All Been Waiting For

Finally, The Neon Laser Wireframe Dinosaur Shirts We’ve All Been Waiting For
Looking for a new favorite shirt? Well, look no further than this neon laser wireframe dinosaur shirt from MerryBlue. The $40 shirt is available in all sizes from S – 5XL and is the perfect wardrobe choice for letting your boss know you will be getting that raise, it will be a big one, and it will come with more vacation days so you can also wear this shirt on a tropical beach.

Oddbody Furbies Are Either Adorably Weird or Straight-up Nightmare Fuel

Oddbody Furbies Are Either Adorably Weird or Straight-up Nightmare Fuel
Furbies have always been a little creepy to me – perhaps it’s that I’ve seen what they look like on the inside that did it, or maybe it’s just their hypnotic eyeballs. Either way, they’re already pretty weird looking straight from the toy factory.

LEGO Approves Van Gogh ‘The Starry Night’ Set: It Belongs In A Museum!

LEGO Approves Van Gogh ‘The Starry Night’ Set: It Belongs In A Museum!
Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ is easily one of the most recognizable paintings in the world. And now LEGO has decided to make it an official set after the concept was proposed by builder Truman Cheng on the LEGO Ideas website, garnered the 10,000+ necessary supporters, and made it through LEGO’s approval process.

Human Hand Sculpture Endlessly Taps Its Fingers

Human Hand Sculpture Endlessly Taps Its Fingers
Art: it means different things to different people. And to Nick Ramage, it means creating these £600 (~$830) Fingers Mk III mechanical sculptures. Honestly, I don’t know if I’m more surprised that they exist at all, or that there were Mk I and Mk II Fingers that came before this.

An Automated LEGO Gift-Wrapping Machine: Move Over, Gift Bags

An Automated LEGO Gift-Wrapping Machine: Move Over, Gift Bags
Because wrapping gifts is hard work but building incredibly complicated LEGO machines is a piece of cake, YouTubers TheBrickWall constructed this ‘LEGO Wrapping Factory,’ an automated gift wrapping station built entirely out of LEGO. The machine is capable of scanning a package to determine its dimensions, then cut, wrap and tape the gift in a manner that can only be described as way better than I could ever do.

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