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Category: Just Plain Fun

Love Your iPod? Now You Can Sleep With It.

Love Your iPod? Now You Can Sleep With It.
If you’re the type of person who can’t go anywhere without their iPod, you can even lie down with it in your bed and cradle it softly. The MP3 Pillow, is a small pillow ( 9″ x 15″ x 6″) that looks like a giant music player.

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech

Light Strings Change Colors With LED Tech
Looking for the geekiest way to show off your holiday spirit, or just looking for the next hackable gizmo? These new light strings, called Triklits let you accomplish either. The secret to these color changing lights is that each orb on the string contains a red-green-blue LED.
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USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel
Every now and again, I like to mention the odd inventions that have been designed to be controlled (or powered) by your USB ports. Well this week, I bring you a new favorite: the USB hamster wheel.

He Made Me a Mix Tape

He Made Me a Mix Tape
Says-it.com, home to all sorts of fun online graphic embellishers, has released their latest treat, the Cassette Generator. Other fun graphical generators on the site let you make your own fake concert tickets, official seals, church signs and vinyl records.

Move Over “Magic 8 Ball”

Move Over “Magic 8 Ball”
Modern technology has taken the concept of the old “Magic 8 Ball” fortune teller and amped it up a notch with the Fortuneball. The Fortuneball uses a computerized fortune prediction system that draws on the theories of astrology, numerology, the I-Ching and numerology to predict your fortunes.

Robotic DJ iPod Dock

Robotic DJ iPod Dock
About every 3 minutes a new iPod dock is born. At least this one is little creative. The $99 FUNKit is a dock for your iPod that features a small robotic “DJ” that moves between two tiny turntables and makes goofy comments while playing your tunes.

Color Changing LED Shelves

Color Changing LED Shelves
Looking for a cool way to incorporate technology into your interior design? These new Mood Light Shelves might be just the ticket. Each shelf is embedded with an array of red, green, and blue ultra-bright LEDs, and can be controlled by a remote to change colors.

Space Invaders Gift Wrap

Space Invaders Gift Wrap
What better way to wrap up your holiday presents but with those little invaders we all love so much. Whimsy Press is offering their “Paper Invaders” wrapping paper for all of your gift-giving needs. The wrap comes in 24 x 36 inch sheets for $4.50 each.

Cool Cubicle Toy of the Day: USB Missile Launcher

Cool Cubicle Toy of the Day: USB Missile Launcher
Ever wanted to annihilate your annoying office-mates? Tired of your boss giving you crap? Well you can now put an end to all that with the $54.99 USB-controlled desktop missile launcher. The rocket launcher fires soft foam missiles from a software-controlled platform that can rotate and tilt to aim at your target up to eight feet away.

Geek Chic: Dot Matrix Wallet

Geek Chic: Dot Matrix Wallet
Throw out that old duct tape wallet! It’s time for the latest wallet for the

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid.
Ever wanted to be a gunslinger, but were afraid you’d wind up doing some bodily harm? Well don’t despair, because now you can play everyone’s favorite trailer trash game, shooting crap off of a log with a gun, with no risk of injury.

Nintendo NES Controller Alarm Clock

Nintendo NES Controller Alarm Clock
The folks over at ThinkGeek have just started carrying this fun little Japanese import. It’s a portable alarm clock that’s shaped like case from the classic Nintendo NES joypad. Looks like they went with the color scheme from the Japanese original Famicom system though.

Miniature Atari 2600 Games on Your Keychain

Miniature Atari 2600 Games on Your Keychain
These miniature Atari 2600 joystick and paddle controllers function as both a keychain and a functional video game console. Certainly they’re a bit cumbersome as keychains, but you cannot deny the cool factor here. I’ve seen differing information on which versions feature which games, but from what I can decipher, there are three versions, one with Asteroids and Millipede (joystick); and one with Yar’s Revenge and Centipede (joystick) and one with Breakout, Pong and Warlords (paddle).

Get Your Geek on With These Badass Lightsabers

Get Your Geek on With These Badass Lightsabers
ThinkGeek is now offering these totally over the top Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers. They’re far more substantial and effect-laden than the cheapo toy lightsabers out there. Each lightsaber features a variety of cool effects, including: glowing blades with sliding power-up/down effect sound effects digitally recorded from the movie motion sensor controlled sound effects, Power-up, idle hum, clash, and power-down a heavy-duty metal hilt to looks and feels like a “real” lightsaber The come in 5 varieties, including: Darth Maul – DUAL Red Blade – $199.99 USD; Darth Vader – Red Blade – $99.99 USD; Anakin Skywalker – Blue Blade – $99.99 USD; Mace Windu – Purple Blade – $119.99 USD; and Obi Wan – Blue Blade – $119.99 USD.

Robosapien Rs Media Details

Robosapien Rs Media Details
The upcomping RS Media robot from WowWee is the latest in their Robosapien line of programmable hobby robots, and this new model features a host of new capabilities for you to play with. The RS will feature the ability to program the ‘bot from your PC via an integrated USB port, and provided software.

Thingamagoop: Super Cool Portable Analog Synth

Thingamagoop: Super Cool Portable Analog Synth
While researching the topic of innovative musical devices, I came across the guys at Bleep Labs and their totally wacky Thingamagoop custom synthesizer series. These portable sythesizers generate electronica using a unique control interface: as you move a colorful LED over a photosensor, the sound’s waveform changes.
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