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Category: Just Plain Fun

Betamax to HD-DVD Converter is Already Obsolete

Betamax to HD-DVD Converter is Already Obsolete
ThinkGeek recently announced their latest electronic gadget, a device that can easily convert your old Betamax Tapes to brand-spankin’-new HD-DVD discs. While it won’t handle transfers of DIVX, MiniDisc or SelectaVision Videodiscs, the BetaMaxHD will convert between two of the most undoubtedly out-of-fashion consumer media formats money can (or can’t) buy.

Nintendo Memories Contest Winners Announced

Nintendo Memories Contest Winners Announced
Earlier this week, we wrapped up our Fondest Nintendo Memories Contest, which asked Technabob readers to share their favorite Nintendo moments of all time. I just finished tabulating the results in the old Bat-computer, and I’m happy to bring you the winning entries now.

Candy Lightsabers Filled With Edible Goo

Candy Lightsabers Filled With Edible Goo
Star Wars fans, here’s another oddity to add to your shrine to all things Jedi and Sith. These candy lightsabers won’t cut through flesh and bone, but they sure will satisfy your sweet tooth. Hasbro’s Star Wars Candy Lightsabers are based on the authentic movie weapon designs for Darth Vader (red) and Anakin Skywalker (blue).

Scientists Develop Video Games for Cats

Scientists Develop Video Games for Cats
Sure, you’ve played the Wii, the PS3 and the Xbox 360, but now your favorite feline friend can get into the action thanks to the latest in video gaming technology — the CatBox 360. Each time kitty steps into the automatic litter box, a new game is activated and a random music track starts to play.

Donkey Kong Jungle Juice Doesn’t Taste Like Bananas

Donkey Kong Jungle Juice Doesn’t Taste Like Bananas
Not to be outdone by Mario and his Power Up Energy Drink, it looks like the plumber’s simian adversary just had to have his own peppy beverage. Recently sighted on the shelves over at New York’s Nintendo World Store, the Red Bull-esque energy drink comes in a skinny red can featuring the likeness of the big ape himself, DK necktie and all.

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm

Robot Drummer has Plenty of Rhythm
This little yellow robot does one thing really well. He likes to play drums. What’s funny about the little guy is that he likes to play music on just about any surface other than an actual drum.

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control

Rubber Duckie Gets Remote Control
Who says you can’t take your electronic gadgets in the bathtub with you? The latest in rubber duckie technology lets you steer your fine feathered friend around the tub from afar. Using a wireless RF transmitter, you can make the yellow aquatic bird tool around as you splish-splash in your bath.

USB Memory Bomb: Weapon of Mass Storage

USB Memory Bomb: Weapon of Mass Storage
While it might not be the most convenient USB drive to carry around in your pocket, this bomb-shaped memory device is sure to draw stares sitting on your desk. Designed by Mexico City industrial designer Joel Escalona, the USB bomb should keep your data safe, since its design is likely to deter to anybody who might have thoughts of stealing it, lest they might get blown to smithereens.

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days

Edible Apple Logo Reminds Me of the (Fruit) Salad Days
Check out this tasty realization of the classic Apple rainbow logo, made entirely out of fresh fruit. Richard Thomas’ clever creation is made from sliced kiwis, bananas, oranges, strawberries, green and red grapes and blueberries. Ironically, not a single apple found its way into the picture.

Mixmeister Scratch: Dj Interface for iPhone / iPod Touch

Mixmeister Scratch: Dj Interface for iPhone / iPod Touch
Here’s a fun way to get satisfy your inner DJ. This little application for the iPhone and iPod Touch uses the multi-touch screen to let you “scratch” audio tracks just like a real turntable. MixMeister Scratch lets you choose from a bunch of digitized scratch sound effects, then lets you perform some turntable wizardry on any tune you’ve got loaded into your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Evolution of Man T-Shirt is Stuck in the 80s

Evolution of Man T-Shirt is Stuck in the 80s
If you think that mankind continues to evolve, perhaps you’re wrong. According to this clever video game T-shirt, we all stopped evolving somewhere back in the mid-1980s, parked in front of a Missile Command cabinet. Depicting the gradual metamophosis from ape to human to arcade addict, this shirt doesn’t take into account the gradual decline from the upright position of Homo Erectus in the arcade to today’s Homo Potatus parked on the couch in front of the Xbox 360.

Automatic Hot/Cold Mug Takes Your Coffee’s Temperature

Automatic Hot/Cold Mug Takes Your Coffee’s Temperature
A little while back, I told you guys about a nifty coffee mug that could automatically change states from “on” to “off” when a hot beverage hit its surface. While that mug turned out to be insanely popular, many of you pointed out the fact that a simple change in the design to read “hot / cold” would make infinitely more sense.

Blinky Sneakers for the True Pac-Maniac

Blinky Sneakers for the True Pac-Maniac
I’ve got a (Pac-Man) fever, and the only prescription is more Blinky. Well the good news is that there are certainly plenty of Pac-Man’s ghostly pals to go around on these most excellent sneakers from designer Ben Sherman.

Video Game Controller Pillows: Sweet Dreams

Video Game Controller Pillows: Sweet Dreams
Looking for a way to bring your gaming obsession into the bedroom? What better way but with a couple of these video game controller pillows on your bed. Perfect in bed or on your sofa, these 20″ x 20″ pillows from Tofu Design ($40 each) are covered with images of controllers from just about every gaming console you could want.

USB Boxer Doles Out the Punches

USB Boxer Doles Out the Punches
Seems like a day doesn’t go by when some new bit of USB wackiness finds its way to my computer. Today’s find: this desktop boxer that connects to your USB port. The pint-sized prizefighter is more sophisticated than your average USB gizmo, letting you throw punches using your computer keyboard.

Tetris Waffles: How to Play With Your Food

Tetris Waffles: How to Play With Your Food
Two of my favorite pastimes, waffles and Tetris have joined forces in this, my favorite photo of the week. I’m guessing that you could slow down those rapidly descending breakfast blocks with just a little butter and maple syrup.

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