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Category: Gadgets

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?
This USB robot web cam bears more than a passing resemblance to Honda’s famous little humanoid robot, Asimo. Unlike Asimo, however, the USB Robot Cam has white LED eyes and red LED ears that illuminate when the lights go down.

Turn Your Desktop Into a Top Secret Base

Turn Your Desktop Into a Top Secret Base
Japanese toy and electronics maker TakaraTomy is now offering this set of crazy USB gadgets that will make your desktop look like some sort of top secret military base. Start off with the Big Red Emergency Button (¥3990/$34 USD), which looks pretty ominous, but merely shuts down your Windows PC.

Pogoalert Keeps Speed Traps at Bay

Pogoalert Keeps Speed Traps at Bay
This wondrous little auto gadget uses GPS satellite tracking, radar and laser detection technologies to alert you to the presence of speed traps and traffic cameras. The PogoAlert features a compact 1.8-inch LCD screen that mounts on your car’s dashboard or windshield, and lets you know when you’re approaching a speed trap or traffic camera.

Charge Box: Hide Those Unsightly Chargers and Cords

Charge Box: Hide Those Unsightly Chargers and Cords
Design firm ding3000 designed this slick, modern box which lets you turn that rats’ nest of cords and A/C adapters into a presentable piece of home decor. Designed for German housewares company Konstantin Slawinski, the Charge Box SL12 was designed to conceal the most unwieldy and unattractive part of today’s gadgets.

Like the NES Power Glove on Steroids

Like the NES Power Glove on Steroids
Way back in 1989, long before today’s Wii-mote and the SIXAXIS motion sensing controllers, Mattel launched their rather silly looking, but ahead-of-its-time Power Glove controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now, Immersion Corporation is offering a modern update to the concept with their CyberGlove II Wireless Data Glove.

Philips Dcp850 Portable DVD Features Built in iPod Dock

Philips Dcp850 Portable DVD Features Built in iPod Dock
Philips latest portable DVD player has added a feature that just might convince me to pick one up. In addition to the usual DVD player and LCD screen, the player has a sleek integrated dock for your iPod.

Your Name in (LED) Lights

Your Name in (LED) Lights
You’ll be the center of attention with this little gadget which lets you wear your own miniature LED scrolling sign board. The $39 Infrared LED Name Badge is a tiny version of those scrolling signs you see all over the place.

Slim Mouse With Retractable Cord and Scrollwheel

Slim Mouse With Retractable Cord and Scrollwheel
While plenty of computer mice have gone wireless these days, there’s still nothing quite like the responsiveness and ease of use of corded mice. This new mouse is just 8mm thick and features a unique retractable USB cable for easy travel.

Best Way to Destroy a Hard Drive

Best Way to Destroy a Hard Drive
If you’re concerned that someone might find your corporate secrets (or your nasty web surfing habits) on your used computer’s hard drive, check this out. The appropriately named BREAKS-EASY is a device designed to ensure that nobody can find the skeletons in your closet.

The Tamagotchi That Inherits Your Personality Disorders

The Tamagotchi That Inherits Your Personality Disorders
From the company that brought you the original Tamagotchi “virtual pet,” comes a new gadget which takes that basic premise and injects your own personality into the equation. Bandai’s Human Player starts out by asking you fifty personal questions, then creates your own digital Mini-Me based on your personality traits.

Alpine Car Stereo iPod With Serious iPod Integration

Alpine Car Stereo iPod With Serious iPod Integration
The new Alpine iDA-X001 car stereo features some really deep integration with Apple iPod portable music players. First off, it offers complete album and track information, including album art which all shows on a bright 2.2-inch (320×240) color TFT display.

Car Horns Get Just That Much More Annoying

Car Horns Get Just That Much More Annoying
Remember those old car horns that played “La Cucuracha” over and over again? A California auto accessories maker hopes to bring back that awful fad in a new, even more irritating way. Let me introduce you to Horntones, a device that lets you play MP3 or WAV files of your choice through your car horn.

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls
If you prefer that your cell phone remain totally silent when you get a call at your desk, this little gadget might come in handy. The Signal Cell Phone Adviser detects the radio waves around your cell phone and automatically lights up to let you know you have an incoming call or message.

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno
I’ve been wondering why the old Rubik’s Cube has been making appearances all over the place lately, with a significant amount of screen time dedicated to it in Will Smith’s craptacular The Pursuit of Happyness. Now we know it was all product placement geared towards the upcoming release of the new Rubik’s Revolution, a modern update to the classic brainteaser.

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web
Didn’t think you could maintain that deep, dark, tropical tan during these cold winter days? Well thanks to this handy USB gadget, you can keep that (un)healthy glow all year long. ThinkGeek’s USB Desktop Tanning Center lets you roast your epidermis to three shades of tan, ranging from Starbucks Vanilla Latte to Ooompa Loompa.

USB Gadget Reminds You to Watch Your Posture

USB Gadget Reminds You to Watch Your Posture
If you have a tendency to slouch when working at your computer like I sometimes do, you might want to think about this little gadget that’s been around in Hong Kong for a while, but just now hitting our shore thanks to Chinese gadget exporter, Brando.

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