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Category: Just Plain Fun

Error Message of the Day

Error Message of the Day
My previous all-time favorite error message was “Transaction Cannot Start in Firehose Mode,” but I think I have a new one to top the list. Apparently this error occurs when there isn’t anything wrong. The head-scratcher of an error message simply reads “Error: No error occurred.” This gets me wondering why this message doesn’t appear every time an error doesn’t occur.

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.
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Friend’s Xbox 360 Died? Send Your Condolences.

Friend’s Xbox 360 Died? Send Your Condolences.
If you’re into video games at all, chances are you know somebody who had an Xbox 360 crap out on them. Here’s your chance to show you care by sending them this clever condolence card. Greeting card artist bsangel created this Xbox 360 Red Rings of Death card which lets your grieving gaming pals know your heartfelt wishes in their time of need.

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.

Urock Guitar Mp3 Player for Rockers With Tiny Hands

Urock Guitar Mp3 Player for Rockers With Tiny Hands
This might look like a real guitar and amplifier, but it’s actually an MP3 player. The uRock is a tiny little guitar that stores your MP3s along with a matching mini amp that’s lets you play back your tunes out loud.

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600

Pimp My Ride 70s Style With an Atari 2600
Who needs an LCD headrest screen and an Xbox 360 for each passenger in their car anyway? Here’s the proper way to outfit your ride with gaming tech. This 1979 Buick Riviera has all the style and class you’d expect from a pimped out vehicle.

Mini Xbox Games in Cereal Boxes, Break Just Like the Real Thing

Mini Xbox Games in Cereal Boxes, Break Just Like the Real Thing
I was wandering the cereal aisle in my local grocery store looking for my morning sugar fix, when I stumbled this Xbox-themed promotion in boxes of cereal. Six Xbox-branded mini-games are available in specially-marked boxes of Kellogg’s cereal (I always wanted to say that), including Apple Jacks, Cocoa Krispies, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Honey Smacks and Frosted Flakes.

Mario Gets the Halloween Treatment

Mario Gets the Halloween Treatment
With Halloween just days away, it’s only appropriate that we share in the holiday festivities. So without further adieu, I present the Mario Jack-O-Lantern. The cool thing about this pumpkin is that you can grab the pattern from Seed of the Zombie Pumpkins!

O Mighty Isis, This is One Tough Puzzle

O Mighty Isis, This is One Tough Puzzle
Let me start by saying this — the glorious ISIS puzzle was designed with one mission in mind — to be the most difficult puzzle ever made. Handmade in England using aluminum alloy, the puzzle not only is insanely challenging, it looks really, really cool sitting on your table.

Voodoo Glow Skull Arrives Just in Time for Halloween

Voodoo Glow Skull Arrives Just in Time for Halloween
I’m thinking that this Halloween, I’d like to scare all the neighborhood kids out of their wits with a bunch of these disembodied robo-heads sitting in my front windows. The brilliantly named “Glowing Scary Deaths-Head Toy” looks like your average, everyday metal-headed, Skeletor-robot-zombie until you flip the switch.

Giant LED Lamps Made From Leds

Giant LED Lamps Made From Leds
Designer Kei Yamamoto created these lighting fixtures that look like giant LEDs. Made from acrylic, aluminum and a dozen LED light sources each, they’re each about 20-times the size of a normal light-emitting diode. The fixtures’ clear acrylic shell and arrangement of LEDs create a beautiful visual effect on the wall above the lamps.

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.

USB Whac-a-Mole: Whack It at Your Desk

USB Whac-a-Mole: Whack It at Your Desk
Bring a little bit of that carnival feel to your cubicle with this mini Whac-a-Mole desktop game. The dreadfully named “Whack It” game connects to your USB port and lets you play with yourself at your desk.

Homer Simpson USB Lamp Isn’t Very Bright

Homer Simpson USB Lamp Isn’t Very Bright
Now you can have the dumb but lovable dad from The Simpsons take up residence on your desk with this fun Homer Simpson USB Lamp. But just like its namesake, the light is a bit of a dim bulb, so don’t expect to light up an entire room with it.

Annoying Neighbors? Take ‘Em Out With This Paintball Tank

Annoying Neighbors? Take ‘Em Out With This Paintball Tank
(Sub)urban warfare has a new face, and it goes by the name of Paintball Panzer. The pint-sized tank has a turret-mounted paintball gun which lets you fire rounds of paint ammo while keeping you safe and sound from the tomatoes and eggs which may be thrown at you in return.
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