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Category: Gadgets

A Gallery of Clear Gadgets

A Gallery of Clear Gadgets
The first time I had an electronic gadget that I could see inside of without cracking it open was the original iMac G3. With its semi-transparent colored backside, you could barely make out the electronic components inside, and even then, most of them were hidden beneath massive RF shielding.

Electronic Endless Bubble Wrap Popping Device: Goodbye, Stress

Electronic Endless Bubble Wrap Popping Device: Goodbye, Stress
Stress: it’s a silent killer. Ninjas too. And what better way to relieve a little stress and anxiety than popping bubble wrap? Introducing the ∞ Bubble Wrap AIR from Bandai (affiliate link), an electronic device that mimics the popping of bubble wrap, with just the right amount of tactile pressure needed to press a bubble, resulting in a satisfying “POP” from the integrated speaker.

This R2-D2 Tamagotchi Is Definitely The Droid You’re Looking For

This R2-D2 Tamagotchi Is Definitely The Droid You’re Looking For
Looking for a new droid friend after your last one got shot up by Stormtroopers who were aiming for something else entirely? Well, you’re in luck, because this R2-D2 Tamagotchi is available for pre-order (affiliate link).

Finally, The Heated Outdoor Folding Chair You’ve Been Waiting For

Finally, The Heated Outdoor Folding Chair You’ve Been Waiting For
Because the great outdoors are best enjoyed while warm and seated, this is the Heated Outdoor Folding Chair available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer. I can already feel my butt sweating around a campfire. The $180 chair has a heating element woven into its seat and has three different temperature settings: 113ºF, 122ºF, and 131ºF.

The JingPad A1 is a Feature-packed, Flagship Level… Linux Tablet?!

The JingPad A1 is a Feature-packed, Flagship Level… Linux Tablet?!
An 11″, 2K, 4:3 AMOLED touchscreen. A 1.8GHz 8-core ARM SoC. 8GB of RAM. 256GB of storage. USB-C. An included stylus. Sounds like an awesome tablet right? But the thing that makes the JingPad A1 truly special is that it’s running JingOS, a Linux-based operating system.

Automated Glasses Cleaning Machine: I Can See Clearly Now, the Smudge is Gone

Automated Glasses Cleaning Machine: I Can See Clearly Now, the Smudge is Gone
Glasses: they’re always getting fingerprints and oily smudges on them, and, at least in my case, ice cream. You know the old adage: you eat with your eyes first? It’s actually harder than it sounds. Enter the LensHD cleaning system currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

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.

DIY Speaker with Ferrofluid Display: Lava Amp

DIY Speaker with Ferrofluid Display: Lava Amp
YouTuber Dakd Jung recently shared a montage of them making a Bluetooth speaker with a one-of-a-kind visualizer. In front of the speaker is a small glass case with a bit of ferrofluid in it. Inside the speaker is a device that converts part of the sound signal into electromagnetic signals, causing the blob to react to the sound in real-time.

EDGE Magnetic Phone Mount: MaglevSafe

EDGE Magnetic Phone Mount: MaglevSafe
If there’s one thing the pandemic taught me, it’s that webcams are a scam, right up there with printers. Even a mid-range smartphone can beat $200 webcams. All you need is a mount, like this upcoming one from the folks at Rolling Square.

SNACTIV, The Multitasking Snacking Tool of the Future

SNACTIV, The Multitasking Snacking Tool of the Future
SNACTIV is a gadget consisting of a small pair of chopsticks that sit above your index and middle fingers, allowing you to grab chips or Cheetos, or any other small snack without getting your fingers dirty.

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).

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.

The WOWCube Is a Rubik’s Cube-like Gaming System with 24 Screens

The WOWCube Is a Rubik’s Cube-like Gaming System with 24 Screens
What do you get when you combine a Rubik’s Cube with mobile gaming capabilities? The WOWCube Entertainment System, a $250 gaming platform with 8 processors powering 24 individual screens that allows players to twist, tap, shake, and tilt the unit to play games and solve puzzles.

TinyTV DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Tiny Television

TinyTV DIY Kit Lets You Build Your Own Tiny Television
You know what the problem with televisions is? They’re too big. In the quest for constantly larger screens, our scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

Helm Audio DB12 AAAMP Review: This THX-Certified Mobile Amp Brings the Power

Helm Audio DB12 AAAMP Review: This THX-Certified Mobile Amp Brings the Power
When it comes to the headphone audio that comes out of mobile phones, laptops, and tablets, the sound quality is generally decent, but rarely what I would call “audiophile-grade” or particularly loud. Using an external amplifier can help improve overall sound quality and volume, and HELM Audio’s DB12 AAAMP aims to do just that.

This Desktop Fridge Is a Soda Can Vending Machine

This Desktop Fridge Is a Soda Can Vending Machine
Do you drink cans of soda to keep motivated during the day at work? You could get up from your desk and walk over to the vending machine, but that requires too much effort. What you need is your own desktop soda vending machine.

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