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Category: Gadgets

Shocking Car Remote Zaps Bad Valet Parkers

Shocking Car Remote Zaps Bad Valet Parkers
If you’ve got a really cruel streak, here’s a new prank for your arsenal of practical jokes. This may look like an ordinary car keychain remote, but it won’t actually open any vehicle. Instead, it lets out a tiny jolt of electricity when your unsuspecting victim presses the wrong button.

Mini R/C Helicopters Take to the Skies

Mini R/C Helicopters Take to the Skies
These radio-controlled helicopters are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The choppers come in a matched pair that can run on different frequencies, so you can have mini-dogfights with your friends. Pressing a button on the remote can fire an invisible IR beam at your opponent’s helicopter, making it start to spin out of control.

Vholdr Sports Camera Gets the 360-Degree Treatment

Vholdr Sports Camera Gets the 360-Degree Treatment
What do you get when you combine a skateboard wheel, a length of PVC pipe, a driveway marker, a handful of screws, a bolt, washers and nuts, and some Gorilla Tape? Not much, until you throw an awesome new wearable camcorder in the mix.

Ho Ho Hot: USB Santa Boots Warm Your Feet

Ho Ho Hot: USB Santa Boots Warm Your Feet
Ever wonder how do Mr. and Mrs. Claus keep their toes warm on a cold North Pole night? Why, with these heated USB Santa boots, of course. Leave it to the wacky gadget makers of Japan’s Thanko (the same guys who brought us other gems like these) to come up with these silly oversize red shoes, which keep your tootsies toasty when you plug them into your computer’s USB port.

Auto Sensing Coasters Keep the Drinks Coming

Auto Sensing Coasters Keep the Drinks Coming
Here’s an ingenius little invention for all you boozehounds out there. Imagine if you will, sitting at your neighborhood watering hole, when the bartender sees a little flashing light out of the corner of his eye and just knows it’s time to refill your cocktail.

Timberland Ht2 Watch: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Timberland Ht2 Watch: Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Timberland’s latest men’s sports watch packs in a plethora of handy features for outdoorsy types. The HT2 outdoor performance watch offers both analog and digital clock displays, capable of tracking time simultaneously in four different time zones.

Tiny Video Players Make Me Squint

Tiny Video Players Make Me Squint
Don’t you find it odd that on one hand, our LCD and Plasma TV screens can never be big enough, but on the other hand, gadgets are getting smaller screens all the time. This new pair of video players are about the size of a credit card, and offer up video on teeny tiny screens.

Fortune Cookie USB Drives Save Memories (in Bed)

Fortune Cookie USB Drives Save Memories (in Bed)
Don’t expect to crack these fortune cookies open to predict your future. Just like the real deal, they don’t taste very good either. But they will store your files and keep them safe. The latest in the “Freshly Baked” series of USB flash storage devices from Vavolo, the fortune cookies come in both 1GB ($29.99) and 2GB ($49.99) versions.

Spy Cam Fits in Pack of Chewing Gum

Spy Cam Fits in Pack of Chewing Gum
Need to grab some vid clips on the down low? This tiny spy camera is designed to fit perfectly inside a gum wrapper, and can capture digital audio and video without any external hardware. While the camera’s 176 x 144 capture resolution isn’t sharp enough for than grabbing more than rudimentary moving images, it’s enough to get the general idea of what’s going on.

Tiny Projector Fits in Your Pocket

Tiny Projector Fits in Your Pocket
While a number of companies are working on miniature video projection technology, every one I’ve seen is still just at the prototype stage. While it’s not as tiny as some of the designs being shown by TI, Microvision and Explay, these projectors are actually available for purchase.

USB Basketball Game: Hoop Dreams in Your Cubicle

USB Basketball Game: Hoop Dreams in Your Cubicle
Now that you’ve got one of those USB Whac-a-Mole games and a Mini Claw Machine in your office, why not round out your collection of mini carny games with this basketball dunking game? The desktop game is a pint-sized replica of those B-Ball dunking games you might find at Chuck E.

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying
What fun are toy cars if you can’t smash them together and cause little car crashes? These new r/c cars encourage reckless driving by sending their occupants into the sky when they hit. No airbags here, just flying little men, spiraling through the air to an untimely demise.

Santa Claus iPod Speakers: Ho Ho Hum

Santa Claus iPod Speakers: Ho Ho Hum
I saw these ridiculous looking speakers over on 7Gadgets and just had to give them a mention. The perfect accompaniment to your sequined Christmas sweater, these goofy speakers let you listen to your favorite holiday tunes emanating from the O-shaped mouth of of good old Saint Nick.

Mario Brothers Mini Golf: Putt-Putt Forthefunofit

Mario Brothers Mini Golf: Putt-Putt Forthefunofit
Somehow I let these Mario Brothers miniature golf players slip between the cracks when they came out a couple of months back. But in my quest for holiday gifts for gamers, they popped back on my radar screen — so I guess it’s better late than never.

Solid Gold Remote Control Costs More Than a Lexus

Solid Gold Remote Control Costs More Than a Lexus
God only knows why anybody would need a remote control made of pure gold, but there must be some market for this thing, or else they wouldn’t be making them. Created by Denmark’s Lantic Systems, the gold remote is designed for operating home media and automation systems including video, audio, internet, CCTV, alarm, lights, curtains, air-conditioning and even navigation systems.

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying
Put your cash in this bomb-shaped piggy bank and if you’re not a good saver, you’ll be punished. The electronic piggy bank waits for you to add coins too it every day. If you’re not consistent, it’ll explode, sending coins all over your desktop.