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It’s Super Mario in Toast Form

It’s Super Mario in Toast Form
I’ve been dying for an excuse to feature one of my favorite artists, Dan Goodsell on my blog, but his whimsical paintings never seemed quite appropriate for Technabob. Today, Dan gave me just enough of an excuse by when he jumped into the video gaming world.

Can’t Afford Bluetooth? Try This Cell Phone Accessory.

Can’t Afford Bluetooth? Try This Cell Phone Accessory.
Personally, I can’t stand those people who walk down the street with their Bluetooth headsets on, talking into space. But if you’re one of those people who just can’t possibly be bothered by holding your cell phone in your hand, have I got an invention for you.
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The Poker Chip USB Flash Drive

The Poker Chip USB Flash Drive
The gimmicky USB device du Jour is this flash memory drive that looks like a poker chip. The drive itself isn’t anything fancy, but the fact that it slides into the chip-shaped container for storage makes it a little more fun.

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.

Wacky Cloth iPod Nano Cases by Annamatic

Wacky Cloth iPod Nano Cases by Annamatic
These hand sewn cases for the iPod Nano are pretty goofy looking if you ask me. They’re certainly not the typical sleek metal or plastic cases you usually see. Individually crafted by artist Anna Lee (a.k.a.

Whac-a-Mole in Your Pocket

Whac-a-Mole in Your Pocket
Remember the old Whac-a-Mole games from the carnival when you were a kid? Now you can have your own mini-version of the game wherever you go. This pint-sized version of the stress-inducing game comes to us from Japan’s Epoch Games.

Fake Wii Channel: Wii Bday

Fake Wii Channel: Wii Bday
Wondering what Nintendo might fill up all of those available channel slots with on the Wii? Artist-designer Paul Pape has come up with this interesting vision for a new channel, the Wii Bday Channel. The fake channel is actually a 30th birthday greeting that Pape created for a friend of his (who happens to be a fan of The Doors, hence the music.) He even went so far to develop a fake case and DVD to package it in.

Have You Filed That T.P.S. Report Yet?

Have You Filed That T.P.S. Report Yet?
ThinkGeek has been on a roll lately with some great cubicle schwag inspired by the cult classic movie, Office Space. This desk embellishment is perfect for those of you who just can’t get enough meaningless corporate awards.

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art
A group of engineering students over at the University of California Santa Cruz took time out of their busy academic schedules to create this larger-than-life work of art made from Post-it Notes. The Donkey Kong installation took the team of ten people about five hours to complete, and used over 6,400 colored Post-it Notes (although they had to buy over 14,000 of the little sticky buggers to get all the colors they needed.) [via Digg]

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.

Rest in Peace, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde

Rest in Peace, Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde
I recently stumbled across this funny picture which came from one of Worth 1000‘s brilliant Photoshop contests… I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself.

The Worst Remote Control Ever

The Worst Remote Control Ever
If you’re looking for the ultimate gag gift for the home theater buff in your life, you’ve gotta check this remote control out. This new universal remote control is guaranteed to make ’em cringe. The $15 remote control features the likeness of Sesame Street’s most annoying character of all time, Elmo.

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.

Windows Vista Easter Egg Discovered

Windows Vista Easter Egg Discovered
[NOTE : This post originally appeared on April 1, 2007, and was an April Fools Day joke. Vista does not include a copy of BOB, but if you scroll down to the comments, one of my readers has posted a link to a download of the original BOB installer if you really want to run it.] It turns out that the folks over in Redmond might have a sense of humor after all.

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.
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