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Category: Gadgets

Tiny Piano Conceals CD Player

Tiny Piano Conceals CD Player
I’ve pretty much weened myself off of compact discs since my very first iPod, but for those of you who still enjoy your music in a flat, round format, here’s a unique CD player to listen to your oldies on.

Calculator Belt Buckle for Super-Duper-Geeks

Calculator Belt Buckle for Super-Duper-Geeks
If you wore one of those Casio calculator watches from the 80’s, here’s something else that just screams “I’m a geek, I have no girlfriend, and I don’t care.” The chrome calculator belt buckle lets you add, subtract, multiply and divide, all from the convenience of your waistline.

Mmmm… Donut Flash Drives

Mmmm… Donut Flash Drives
What better way to get your day going than with little chocolate donuts? Check out these little USB flash drives that happen to look like Homer’s favorite high-carb treat. In addition to the traditional chocolate frosting, they’re also available in strawberry (my personal favorite) and some weird green shade too (moldy donut?)

Monster Piggy Banks Eat Your Money for Lunch

Monster Piggy Banks Eat Your Money for Lunch
I think these goofy guys look more like space aliens than monsters, but you get the point. Put your money in the mouth of these Money Monsters and they’ll gulp it down without so much as a “thank you”.

Audocron Clock Tells Time Without Pesky Numbers or Dials

Audocron Clock Tells Time Without Pesky Numbers or Dials
Originally created in 1979, and recently revamped for a new generation, this mysterious chrome device is actually a timepiece. Rather than using hands or digits, the Audocron uses a series of beeps and flashing lights to indicate the current time.

Multibook: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Multibook: Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover
This nifty gadget from Italy’s Rotaliana combines a bunch of useful capabilities in one convenient box. The Multibook offers a lamp, clock and a handy organizer for your electronic chargers, all under the same hood. Until you turn on the Multibook, it looks a lot like an ordinary book.

7.1 Surround From Your Headphones

7.1 Surround From Your Headphones
If you’re on the road with your laptop and missing your theater setup at home, here’s a way to capture a bit of that big surround sound feel on the cheap. The Virtual 7.1 Channel Adapter plugs into your USB port and adds virtual surround to your current PC audio system.

Undercarriage Lighting for Your Bed

Undercarriage Lighting for Your Bed
Looking to impress the ladies in the bedroom? This gadget slips under your bed and gives it a cool blue glow that just screams “it’s time for make sexytime”. Just like those lights you see under pimpmobiles, this saucer-shaped light source slides beneath your bed frame and casts a dreamy blue light in all directions.

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips
Star Wars fans, here’s another fun R2-D2 inspired gadget to add to your collection. Japan’s Taito has created these multimedia speakers based on everybody’s favorite cylindrical droid. Unlike their movie doppelgangers, each droid’s head flips open like a trashcan to reveal a speaker.

USB Terminator: Deterrence via Annoyance

USB Terminator: Deterrence via Annoyance
Plug this beefy-looking plastic thug into your USB port, and it’s supposed to scare those who approach it away from your computer. While it’s called the USB Terminator, it looks more like the bouncer who’d tell you to hit the road because you can’t come into the trendy new nightclub dressed like Andy Sipowicz.

Roboboa Robotic Snake Comes to America

Roboboa Robotic Snake Comes to America
The latest robotic critter from RoboSapien creator WowWee is the reptilian Roboboa. The snake-like robot can roam along the floor and raises its front end up like a real Boa Constrictor. The Roboboa not only can slither around thanks to its snake-like articulated body, it can serve a variety of fun an practical purposes too.

Weird Japan: the Digital Push-Up Counter

Weird Japan: the Digital Push-Up Counter
It’s always fun to see what sort of quirky tech will come out of the creative minds of Japan’s electronic toy makers. The latest wacky gadget to find its way from Konami’s Party Goods division is the electronic Push-Up Counter.

Weather Forecaster has Proximity-Sensing Display

Weather Forecaster has Proximity-Sensing Display
The latest weather information station from Oregon Scientific uses infrared motion-sensing technology to automatically adjust its display based on your distance from the device. When you’re on the other side of the room, the Weather In Motion displays the current time and day of week in large digits along with a 24-hour forecast icon.

Boing Balls Change Color When You Squeeze Them

Boing Balls Change Color When You Squeeze Them
Boy, does that sound painful, or what? Actually, it’s fun. These colorful rubber BOING Balls (not to be confused with the classic Amiga orb of the same name) have a set of tri-colored LEDs inside of them, and change hues when you apply pressure to them.

Avurt Im-5 Says Don’t Stand So Close to Me

Avurt Im-5 Says Don’t Stand So Close to Me
While this strange pink device might look like some sort of modern hair dryer, it’s not. In fact, the Avurt IM-5 is all about keeping people out of your face, not in it. You see, the IM-5 is actually a high-tech update to the old can of pepper spray.

Ring Box Media Player Pops the Question

Ring Box Media Player Pops the Question
Planning on asking that tech savvy girl for her hand in wedded bliss? Here’s a way to really make a splash when you present her with that all important ring. The $199 Euricase Ring Box has a tiny 2-inch LCD screen and multimedia player built into the lid.