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Category: Gadgets

Takaratomy Helibot Toy Helps Man Fly

Takaratomy Helibot Toy Helps Man Fly
This new toy from TakaraTomy Japan features a little humanoid who can fly. The little guy wears a backpack with a helicopter-like set of rotors to propel him into the skies. Special balancing rods keep the whole contraption from flipping over wildly through the air (although that sounds kinda cool.)

Pocket Thermometer Answers: How Hot is That Thing?

Pocket Thermometer Answers: How Hot is That Thing?
If you’ve ever wanted to know how hot your Xbox 360 CPU was running (or if your beer is too warm to drink,) this nifty gadget will let you know. The $24.95 MicroTemp MT100 Keychain Thermometer from Spark Industries uses an infrared sensor to tell you the temperature of any item you point it at.
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No Cats were Harmed in the Making of This Pencil Sharpener

No Cats were Harmed in the Making of This Pencil Sharpener
Here’s a nice conversation piece for your desk… The appropriately named Cat’s Arse Sharpener ensures that your pencil gets a nice sharp point in the most disturbing manner possible. Insert your dull pencil into the cat’s “third eye,” and it lets out a meow and sharpens your pencil.

Radio-Controlled Mario Kart Racer

Radio-Controlled Mario Kart Racer
Everyone’s favorite little plumber, Mario has arrived in the real world with a brand new gadget. This time he’s on wheels, and ready to roll. The $50 Giant R/C Mario Kart Racer is a 12″ long radio-controlled vehicle inspired by the Nintendo game of the same name.

Samson Zoom H2: Surround Sound Recording in the Palm of Your Hand

Samson Zoom H2: Surround Sound Recording in the Palm of Your Hand
This nifty device is a self-contained surround sound recording studio. The Samson Zoom H2 Handy Recorder uses a set of three directional microphones to record high quality stereo and surround imaging to its built-in digital recorder.

Flame: the Talking Midi Synthesizer

Flame: the Talking Midi Synthesizer
Dig that retro “Speak & Spell” sound? This sound module out of Germany produces an array of interesting eighties-esque bleeps, blips and fuzz that can incorporate little bits of speech and other sound effects. The Flame Talking Synth can also be driven by a MIDI controller so you can really compose some serious electronica using one of these and composition software.

Projector Lets You Moon Yourself

Projector Lets You Moon Yourself
This light projector casts an ever-changing animation of the phases of the moon onto your wall. The moon phase projector from Banpresto can project a 2 foot diameter moon image from about 6 feet away. The projector gradually changes between all of the lunar phases over the course of about an hour.

Chocolate + Calculator = Choculator

Chocolate + Calculator = Choculator
Have a sweet tooth? Well don’t try to bite into this chocolate bar or you’ll get a mouth full of plastic and glass. This may look frighteningly like a real chocolate bar, but it’s actually a pocket calculator.

Weather Hub Forecasts Upcoming Conditions

Weather Hub Forecasts Upcoming Conditions
This stylish weather gadget from Oregon Scientific provides weather forecasts for the next 12 to 24 hours. These compact Weather Hubs (6.6″ x 3.1″ x 0.8″) can be easily mounted on a wall, on a desktop using a built-in kickstand, or even on a refrigerator thanks to an included magnetic mount.

The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder

The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder
Do you have too many adapters plugged into in your power strip? This decidedly Flinstonian piece of office equipment eliminates the need for electricity by using hamster power. As little hammy pedals his butt off, he generates his own shredded paper bedding.

Lounge Light Projector: for a Splash of Color Anywhere

Lounge Light Projector: for a Splash of Color Anywhere
In my recent quest for unique lighting fixtures, I came across this minimal LED light source out of Germany. The tiny fixture has a bright color-changing LED projector at the end of a flexible gooseneck. The light head clips onto a special 4.5-volt battery base that can provide up to 150 hours of illumination.

Projector Paints the Aurora Borealis on Your Walls

Projector Paints the Aurora Borealis on Your Walls
Now you can bring the famous Northern Lights inside your house with this nifty light projector from Japan. The Genso Kukan Aurora simulates the beautiful atmospheric phenomena known as the Aurora Borealis and projects the images on your wall or ceiling.

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations

Dot Creator: Make Your Own Pixel Animations
This electronic toy out of Japan lets you create your own pixel art animations. The Dot Creator from U-Mate has a small 21 x 21 pixel LCD grid on which you can draw your own animated art and then record frame by frame animations.

Mad Dog Speakers for Your Pc

Mad Dog Speakers for Your Pc
These whimsical Mad Dog Speakers are perfect for any canine lover. The pair of black and white dogs plug into your USB port and let you kick out tunes from your PC or any other audio device with a stereo mini plug.

What Would Jesus Weigh?

What Would Jesus Weigh?
Rather than displaying your weight in pounds or kilos, this clever bathroom scale from Firebox lets you compare your heft with that of famous world figures, actors and other characters from pop culture. Perfect for those who really don’t want to know how much they weigh, the scale lets you see how you measure up to everyone from Donald Trump, to Fozzie Bear, to Ron Jeremy and even to Baby Jesus.

In-Desk Hubs and Docks: a Great Idea

In-Desk Hubs and Docks: a Great Idea
You know those cutouts on the top of many desks that are used to manage cables? Belkin has come up with an ingenious series of accessories that help you make better use of this space. First off, there’s the In-Desk USB Hub and Front-Access In-Desk USB Hub which provide you with four additional USB ports.
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