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Category: Gadgets

Koolatron Coin-Op Fridge Keeps Can Moochers Out

Koolatron Coin-Op Fridge Keeps Can Moochers Out
If you have a mini-fridge in your cubicle, you might have run into the occasional thief making off with your precious pop. This new fridge seeks to change that by requiring payment before doling out your canned beverage of choice.

Crosley Keepsake Retro Turntable Adds USB Ripping

Crosley Keepsake Retro Turntable Adds USB Ripping
Crosley portable turntables have been around since the 1950’s. Now they’ve added a modern spin to their briefcase-like record players by adding the ability to easily rip tracks to your Windows PC or Mac. The Crosley Keepsake USB Turntable not only lets you play back and listen to your old albums through its built-in stereo speakers, but includes a USB output.

Want a Cool Looking Calculator? I Dunno, Alaska.

Want a Cool Looking Calculator? I Dunno, Alaska.
It takes some really striking design to get me excited about something as mundane as a desktop calculator, but the designer who created this one has bowled me over. The clear, ice-like acrylic case inspired the name “Alaska” for this LCD calculator.

Lomo Diana Camera Produces Crummy (Artistic) Images

Lomo Diana Camera Produces Crummy (Artistic) Images
The Diana camera was a really cheap plastic camera that was made by the Great Wall Plastic Factory in Hong Kong in the 1960s. At the time, it was just that, a piece of junk. But over the years artists have discovered that the crummy little camera’s flaws ended up producing some really dreamy imagery.

Pacemaker Pocket Dj Demo Vidclip Hits Net

Pacemaker Pocket Dj Demo Vidclip Hits Net
A while back, I told you about a slick, self-contained DJ mixing system called the Pacemaker. At the time, the pocket-sized device looked too much like concept art to be for real. Well, the good news is that the folks over at Digital-Lifestyles managed to get their hands on one for this exclusive video preview, and all I can say is “Wow.”

USB Badge Drive: an Identity Thief’S Dream

USB Badge Drive: an Identity Thief’S Dream
If you’ve got to wear an ID card around your neck for your job, why not put it to some use with this badge holder that’s also a portable storage device. Just plug your SD, SDHC, MMC, Mini SD, RS MMC or MicroSD/T-Flash memory card into the badge and you’ll be able to carry your data wherever you go.

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy
Everyone’s favorite little trash-can droid can now be a regular occupant of your home or office, thanks to the new R2-D2 webcam. The little guy is a pretty accurate replica of the famous droid, complete with authentic movie sound effects.

Magic Ball: Your Personal Clean Air Act

Magic Ball: Your Personal Clean Air Act
Does your closet smell like old gym socks? Is Fido stinking up the place and making you sneeze? Does somebody like onions and runny French cheese? If this sounds like your house, perhaps you could us one of these.

Cassette Tape Mp3 Player: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Cassette Tape Mp3 Player: Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Plenty of companies have made cassette tape adapters for connecting MP3 players to your car stereo, but this one wins the award for ingenuity. Not only does this gadget let you play your digital tracks through your old school tape player, the cassette IS the MP3 player.

USB Greenhouse Keeps Desk Gardens Growing

USB Greenhouse Keeps Desk Gardens Growing
Here’s a way to add a little green to your desktop surroundings. This USB mini greenhouse helps you easily grow a little garden with the help of your computer The egg-shaped device from DreamCheeky holds artificial soil, seeds and water, then helps your budding garden grow by feeding it with a USB-powered grow-light.

Gadget Reminds You to Stop Slouching

Gadget Reminds You to Stop Slouching
Do you tend to hunch over whenever you’re working at your computer? This oddity from Japan is designed to help correct this bad behavior by serving up an alert if you’re sitting (or standing?) improperly. All I know is that you wear it around your neck, and when you start to slouch, it’ll correct you with an audible alarm.

Lexon Status Wall Clock: Information Overload?

Lexon Status Wall Clock: Information Overload?
This clock kind of reminds me of watching those information screens on Bloomberg TV. LEXON’s Status digital wall alarm clock lets you check the time, date, day and weather forecast all at a quick glance. By combining all of these features onto a single large LCD screen, the Status clock gives you a heads-up display of all this information at once.

Amphibious Media Player Floats, Docks on Dry Land

Amphibious Media Player Floats, Docks on Dry Land
Here’s a unique digital media player from Japan’s Victor/JVC. It’s a completely self-contained waterproof audio system that can float in your tub. When Victor’s XA-AQ33-W media player isn’t swimming around the bathtub with you, it can head to dry dock in a stand that sits on your bedside table.

Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite
Do you like rainbows (and ponies and lollipops too)? Now you can bring them inside your house (just the rainbows, not the ponies or lollipops, unless you have some Dum Dums or Chupa Chups lying around) with this relaxing indoor rainbow generator.

USB Necktie Cools Hot Heads

USB Necktie Cools Hot Heads
It’s a necktie. No, it’s a fan. No, it’s a necktie. No, it’s a fan AND a necktie in one! Yep, leave it to the gadget wizards at Japan’s Thanko to come up with this bright idea.

Garmin Forerunner 50 Fitness Gear Auto Syncs to Your Pc

Garmin Forerunner 50 Fitness Gear Auto Syncs to Your Pc
Garmin’s latest entry into the growing field of mobile fitness technology lets you keep track of your workout data without ever having to connect a cable or press a sync button. Their new Forerunner 50 system automatically synchronizes data from devices you wear to your computer.