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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Ebay Slot Machines Surprisingly Don’T Accept Paypal

Ebay Slot Machines Surprisingly Don’T Accept Paypal
I was heading out for one of my occasional gambling binges this holiday weekend, when what did I see? It looks like online auction house eBay has gotten their very own slot machines. By the time I managed to stumble my way over from the buffet line, the eBay slots were so busy that I didn’t even manage to donate my money to them.

Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock Blows Eardrums

Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock Blows Eardrums
I’m kind of an insomniac, so I don’t usually oversleep. But for those of you who like to hit the snooze bar 10 times before waking up, even though you’ve absolutely got to be awake on time, this super-loud alarm clock should do the trick.
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Vestal Grenade Watch: Somebody Pulled the Pin!

Vestal Grenade Watch: Somebody Pulled the Pin!
Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s a bad idea to strap a live hand grenade to your wrist (or any part of your person, for that matter). I’d especially be wary of one that’s making a subtle ticking noise.

Worst Mp3 Player Ever. Really.

Worst Mp3 Player Ever. Really.
I thought I’d seen some awful electronic gadgets in my travels, but this has got to be the worst one that I’ve seen in a long time. Somebody must have thought this thing would be cute, but this “dog doll” MP3 player turned out hideous and disturbing.

Crabfu Tortoise Robot Hits the Ground Crawling

Crabfu Tortoise Robot Hits the Ground Crawling
The guys over at Crabfu Motionworks have been responsible for some weird and wonderful robotic creations over the years, and their latest is no exception. The Crabfu R/C Tortoise ‘bot crawls along the ground like a turtle, with a set of 4 sub-micro servos controlling its pokey little legs.

Bling This: Diamond-Studded Camera and Memory Stick

Bling This: Diamond-Studded Camera and Memory Stick
It’s just what you need: a memory stick and camera studded with hundreds of diamonds! The accessories are a collaborative effort between Dalumi, LG, and Ricoh. They’re made with white gold and more than 200 diamonds each.

Ampbot: Like a Robot on a Segway With a Boom Box

Ampbot: Like a Robot on a Segway With a Boom Box
Hot off the presses is the A.M.P.Bot, a unique roller-bot that moves around using a gyroscopic balancing system that works much like the Segway Personal Transporter. A.M.P. stands for “Automated Musical Personality”. That’s because the wheeled robot can follow you around and play your tunes wherever you go.

Lightpipe is a Pipe-Shaped Light

Lightpipe is a Pipe-Shaped Light
The Lightpipe is a supercool light that looks like an industrial pipe. I love how they’ve photographed it next to “real” pipes, but on the flip side it makes it a bit difficult to imagine what it might look like, say, in one’s own living room.

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping

Trains That Pick You Up Without Stopping
This is a concept for Singapore’s Metro Rail Line so that trains can pick people up without ever stopping. That sounds impossible, right? The idea is that people who want to board the train get into a smaller car that piggybacks onto the moving train as it passes through the station.

“Take a Seat” is a Robotic Chair That Follows You Around

“Take a Seat” is a Robotic Chair That Follows You Around
The “take a seat” chair is a robotic chair that follows you around! The user has a library card embedded with an RFID chip, which the chairs use to find and follow their target. Also, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

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.

Sneakers Detect Wi-Fi While You Walk

Sneakers Detect Wi-Fi While You Walk
“A Step in the Right Direction” is a sneaker that detects Wi-Fi while you walk, via a tricky network detection unit embedded under the left shoe flap. The three LEDs on the flap (supposedly) show you how much Wi-Fi action is within 50 meters.

Car Hood Airbags Protect Pedestrians From Bad Drivers

Car Hood Airbags Protect Pedestrians From Bad Drivers
When I think of airbags, I picture them inside the car. But what if we equipped cars with outer airbags to protect pedestrians? That’s exactly what Toyoda Gosei (an offshoot of Toyota) has done with these prototypes: they’ve equipped cars with camera and radar sensors to detect pedestrians and (presumably) activate the outer airbags to protect anyone within range of the car.

LED/LCD Cat Clock Glares at You With Glowing Eyes

LED/LCD Cat Clock Glares at You With Glowing Eyes
Somewhere around 3 or 4 in the morning, at the deepest point of my R.E.M. sleep, my orange tabby insists on jumping into the bed, meowing incessantly, as he plots to claw my eyeballs out. Now I’ve got a whole different way for a cat to freak me out and jar me awake from my slumber.

Creepy 3d Anime Girl is a Pc Casemod for Lonely Fellas

Creepy 3d Anime Girl is a Pc Casemod for Lonely Fellas
This (somewhat creepy) 3D anime lass is actually hiding a nefarious secret- behind her back lurks a dastardly PC mod! Um, wow, I guess if you’re really lonely and have a lot of time on your hands this is a good idea.

Shoes Embedded With Working Nintendo Gameboys

Shoes Embedded With Working Nintendo Gameboys
These ostentatious shoes and boots are embedded with working Gameboys. The best part? You can pop out the Gameboys and play with them! Like almost every other cutting-edge, kooky techno-fashion mashup, these have been spotted on teenage girls in Japan.
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