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The Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC Looks Like a Fun Amusement Park Ride

The Five Tilted Rings LEGO GBC Looks Like a Fun Amusement Park Ride
Constructed entirely of LEGO Technic pieces by builder Akiyuki, this is ‘Five Titled Rings,’ an incredibly impressive LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC) consisting of five tilted rings that continuously pass balls up from one ring to the next higher one in the tower.

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology

Government Developing Confetti Launching Anti-Drone Technology
Turning unwanted drone surveillance into an impromptu surprise party, the US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a new anti-drone countermeasure that fires confetti-like streamers to entangle a spy-copter’s rotors, bringing it back down to earth like a drone-shaped rock.

Clear Resin Moon and Mars Keycaps: The Eagle Has Landed (on Your Desktop)

Clear Resin Moon and Mars Keycaps: The Eagle Has Landed (on Your Desktop)
To celebrate some of humanity’s greatest achievements in space exploration (and sell some cool keycaps in the process), these are Moon Keys. Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones, the keycaps are available in five varieties: a 1u Eagle Has Landed, Lunar Lander, and Curiosity Rover ($49), and 1.75u Eagle Has Landed ($52), and 2.25u Curiosity Rover ($58).

Surfboard Shark Bite Writing Desk: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Office

Surfboard Shark Bite Writing Desk: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Office
You know what your beach-themed office is missing? A surfboard desk with a shark bite out of it. Well, don’t worry, because Lunar Lounge Design on Etsy has you covered with this $950 handmade shark bite surfboard desk.

Back to the Future Rubber Duckie Figures: Quack to the Future

Back to the Future Rubber Duckie Figures: Quack to the Future
Because what fun is taking a bath if you don’t have toys to play with (and a ton of bubbles), these are the Back To The Future TUBBZ duck collectibles from Numskull Designs. Each duck is constructed from high-quality PVC and they come in four varieties: Marty with a video camera, Doc (Duck?)

Giant Ice Cream Cone Planter: You Have to Eat Your Greens

Giant Ice Cream Cone Planter: You Have to Eat Your Greens
Wafer cones: they’re everyone’s least favorite kind of ice cream cone behind waffle and sugar. Me? I’ve always been more of a sundae-in-a-cup man myself. But enough making myself hungry. This is the giant Safe-T Cup ice cream cone planter created by Rotary Hero and available at Urban Outfitters for $55.

Alien Xenomorph Head Letter Opener

Alien Xenomorph Head Letter Opener
Because nothing says I’m the boss around here like an over-the-top letter opener, this is the Alien Xenomorph Letter Opener from Diamond Select Toys and available on Amazon (affiliate link). I think it goes without saying it’s the perfect letter opener for playing the knife game (aka five-finger filet) like Bishop in the original Alien movie.

Grenade-shaped Whiskey Stones: Bombs Away!

Grenade-shaped Whiskey Stones: Bombs Away!
Whiskey: for optimal tasting, it’s best served around 60 – 65°F (15-18°C), but adding ice can actually dilute some of the flavor notes. So how can you chill your whiskey without diluting it? With whiskey stones, of course.

Tiny Axe-Throwing Game Played with Real, Miniature Axes

Tiny Axe-Throwing Game Played with Real, Miniature Axes
Because danger comes in all shapes and sizes (including miniature), this is the Small Viking Axe Game available from Firebox for $116. It’s a real axe-throwing game played with tiny, but still very sharp, axes. I can already close my eyes and see myself wrapping my bloody hand in a t-shirt and yelling for my wife.

Rock Climbing Mug Replaces Handle with Climbing Hold

Rock Climbing Mug Replaces Handle with Climbing Hold
Because why shouldn’t I spill my coffee all over myself first thing in the morning, this is the Rock Climbing mug made and sold by Climbergoods on Amazon (affiliate link). Each 12-ounce ceramic mug is handmade and features an authentic climbing hold in lieu of a handle.

Red Tool Chest Mini Fridge: Beers Are Tools, Right?

Red Tool Chest Mini Fridge: Beers Are Tools, Right?
Inspired by the red tool chests seen in garages everywhere, this is the Portable Tool Box Refrigerator with 2 Drawers and Lock from Whynter. Available on Amazon (affiliate link), the fridge is going to look perfect next to my actual red tool chest, which is directly below a classic 1989 swimsuit calendar.

DIY Rocket Ship Night Light Kit: For Space Dreams

DIY Rocket Ship Night Light Kit: For Space Dreams
Space: the final frontier. I mean at least according to Star Trek. I always thought the final frontier was death. But enough deep philosophizing, this is the $28 DIY Rocket Night Light Decoration available from Apollo Box.

Cup Noodles Special Edition Yahtzee: Come On, Five Shrimps!

Cup Noodles Special Edition Yahtzee: Come On, Five Shrimps!
Cup Noodles: without them, I probably would have starved to death in college. Those and $1 frozen store-brand personal pizzas saved my life. Not my grades though. No… not my grades. YAHTZEE: Cup Noodles is a special edition of Yahtzee that comes in a Cup Noodles stylized cup and features dice printed with its common ingredients, including carrots, corn, lime, shrimp, beef, and chicken.

Hyperbells Turn Your Existing Dumbbells ‘Into a Full Home Gym’

Hyperbells Turn Your Existing Dumbbells ‘Into a Full Home Gym’
Because less is more, Hyperbell is a modular clamp system designed for turning existing dumbbells into barbells and kettlebells. It is NOT for turning existing dumbbells into doorbells – that would take something else entirely. Something I’m already hard at work developing.

Hip Flask Nunchucks: For a Drunken Master

Hip Flask Nunchucks: For a Drunken Master
Weapons and booze: as a general rule, they don’t mix well together. But did that stop Anvirtue from producing these hip flask nunchucks? No, it did not. I can already feel the welt on my leg swelling because I tried showing off my amateur nunchuck skills after emptying both flasks down my gullet.

A Tiny Everyday Carry Slingshot: For Plinking On The Go

A Tiny Everyday Carry Slingshot: For Plinking On The Go
Inspired by the design of their 2017 full-size slingshot, this is the $100 Mini Sling from knife manufacturer TOPS. The company decided to create the miniature version after customers requested a smaller, everyday carry sling for plinking on the go.