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Bowling for Gnomes

Bowling for Gnomes
While this doesn’t really qualify as a techie gadget or a video game, I came across this quirky game and thought it was just too good to pass up. Instead of knocking over some ordinary pins with this bowling game, you knock over a bunch of little plastic lawn gnomes.

Dork Up Your Dinner With Pc Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dork Up Your Dinner With Pc Salt and Pepper Shakers
These salt and pepper shakers are made to look like the S and P letter keys on your computer keyboard! They come with this cool box to complete the qwertastic look. I’m not sure I want to think about my PC during meals but I know there are folks out there who would like to seamlessly integrate computer references into every single aspect of their lives (not to mention, their Second Lives) so I’m guessing that’s the target market.
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Chocolatize Your iPhone With the Homade Chococase

Chocolatize Your iPhone With the Homade Chococase
The Homade ChocoCase is an iPhone case that looks like a scrumptious chocolate bar… but is in fact a silicone cover with a screen protector! This would be a good conversation starter (examples: “How do you keep a candy bar in your pocket without it melting?”

Firestix LED Drum Sticks: the Ultimate Rock Band Add-on

Firestix LED Drum Sticks: the Ultimate Rock Band Add-on
After you decked out your Rock Band rig with a light show and smoke machine, I bet you thought you added all the cheap theatrics you’d ever want. But when I saw these light-up drumsticks, I knew there was just a little more you could do to crank your performances up to 11. Firestix drum sticks contain internal LED illumination which light up when you first start to bang on your drums with them.

Obama and Mccain Get Competition From Mario Party

Obama and Mccain Get Competition From Mario Party
Now that we’re down to just two leading party candidates for the 2008 U.S. presidential election, it looks like a couple of new upstarts have tossed their brightly colored plumbers’ hats into the ring. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m definitely voting for the Mario/Luigi ’08 ticket.

Lunablocks Are Giant Legos That Make Furniture

Lunablocks Are Giant Legos That Make Furniture
LunaBlocks are giant Lego-like blocks that you can use to make furniture! LunaBlocks were designed by Thierry Nahon & Philippe Landecker, who say they are all about “the transformation and enlargement of bricks used in building games for children.”

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire

Mac Vs. Pc? Mst3k Classic Clip Adds Fuel to the Fire
John over at Boing Boing Gadgets dug up this awesome video from the classic Sci-Fi comedy show Mystery Science Theater 3000. Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot debate the pros and cons of PCs and Macs in a debate that still seems relevant nearly 17 years after this hilarious clip made its debut. I can’t decide which is funnier, Crow and Tom Servo arguing over the finer points of the DOS command line, or the memories of what seemed like an endless wait for the overhyped System 7 operating system.

Celebrity Lamp is Made From 40 Pairs of Sunglasses

Celebrity Lamp is Made From 40 Pairs of Sunglasses
The Celebrity Lamp by Deeply Madly Living is made from 40 pairs of Aviator sunglasses, and brings a touch of our paparazzified culture into your living room. Attention to detail is what makes this lamp stand out.

8-Bit Nintendo Does Music Videos

8-Bit Nintendo Does Music Videos
While these brief musical interludes won’t win any prizes for their sweeping cinematography, they do win a place in my heart for being put together using some good old fashioned 8-bit gaming technology. Created using a combination of retro console art (inspired by, but probably not actually created on an NES) and blips and beeps courtesy of the 8-bit Nintendo-powered FamiTracker, these mini videos do a great job embodying the spirit of these musicians, even if they are just represented as chunky blocks of pixels.

Show Your Bulletin Board Who’S Boss With Ninja Tacks

Show Your Bulletin Board Who’S Boss With Ninja Tacks
Since the average work day affords so few opportunities to assert one’s ninja prowess, you can make up for that with these ninja tacks by Chromoly. They’re designed to look like you’ve just gone through a fit of rage and thrown ninja stars at your bulletin board from across the room.

Technabob Welcomes Author Karen Merzenich

Technabob Welcomes Author Karen Merzenich
I’d like to send a warm welcome to the latest and greatest member of the Technabob family, Karen Merzenich. Karen has just joined our writing team, bringing her unique viewpoint and wit to the pages of this humble little website. She joins the Technabob ranks as a contributing author, and will be helping to bring you lots of offbeat and entertaining geek craft, design, and other fun stuff.

Climb@TRON Robot Scales Smooth Surfaces

Climb@TRON Robot Scales Smooth Surfaces
The one-trick-pony of a robot does one thing and one thing only – it climbs windows. Action Product’s Climb@tron is a two-legged toy robot that uses special suction cups to let it ascend windows and other smooth surfaces. Just stick the little 4-inch tall ‘bot on your window, switch it on, and it’ll automatically walk towards the ceiling (or whatever direction you point it in).

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat

R/C Car Puts You in the Driver’S Seat
This cool new remote-controlled car puts you right in the heart of the action, thanks to a tiny wireless camera and a pair of POV goggles. The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car uses a VGA resolution digital camera to transmit a real-time image from the driver’s perspective to a head-mounted display device.

Photo Du Jour: Hidden Mario Mushrooms

Photo Du Jour: Hidden Mario Mushrooms
I saw this photo over on Flickr this morning, and just had to post it. Oh, that’s where I put my mushrooms – I’ve been looking for them all day. Maybe the cops were coming and they had to hide ’em?

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop

Grocery Store Lets You Play Atari While You Shop
What better way to break up the monotony of trolling the aisles of the grocery store than with a little video game action? The guys at this funky Milwaukee, Wisconsin grocery store are happy to oblige with an in-store Atari 2600 lounge. The display includes a fully-functional Atari 2600, along with a wide assortment of about 50 classic games to keep your mind sharp in between the Cap ‘N Crunch and the Mrs.

Technabob Seeks Geeky Writers

Technabob Seeks Geeky Writers
I can hardly believe it myself, but Technabob is almost two years old, and with hundreds of thousands of readers each month, I’ve decided that we’re getting big enough that it’s time to add at least one new part-time writer into the mix. Up until now, I’ve written 99.9%
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