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Category: Strange + Wonderful

A Clock for the True Minimalist

A Clock for the True Minimalist
Sure, there are plenty of cool modern digital clocks out there these days, but this one is so beautifully simple that you definitely should check it out. The ZER00:00 clock is so minimal that it doesn’t even provide a way to set the time.

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television
Designed primarily for commercial installations such as in shopping malls and at special events, these LED-based televisions can display 360-degree panoramic video. Dynascan’s systems display video all the way across the surface of a cylindrical fixture, using thousands or super-bright LEDs to produce an image.
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The World’s Most Dangerous CD Player

The World’s Most Dangerous CD Player
This minimal CD player design looks really beautiful on the surface, with a case made from solid walnut and matching speakers to go with it. The design actually exposes half of the CD during playback, which seems highly impractical and downright dangerous.

Make Your Laptop Smell Fresh as a Flower

Make Your Laptop Smell Fresh as a Flower
If your laptop does nothing but stink up the place, you might want to pick up one of these fragranced USB sticks for your computer. Joining the ranks of other frivolous fragrance generators such as the one that makes your music smell and scented cell phones is this aromatic USB gadget.

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
A French-Canadian artist is working on a plan to launch a gigantic banana-shaped blimp into orbit above the state of Texas. The project proposes a 300-meter, helium filled banana floated skywards, to hover over the Lone Star state.

Wii Weights: Get a Real Workout While Playing

Wii Weights: Get a Real Workout While Playing
If you’ve played the Nintendo Wii for any reasonable amount of time, you know that you can actually work up a pretty decent sweat while playing some games. Now you can really get a workout by adding these Wii Weights to your wrists.

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl

Robotic Dee-Jays Spin Some Vinyl
Robotic technology has been used for the betterment of mankind once more. This time, we’ve got a pair of robots spinning some tunes and scratching some records. These two Kuka industrial robots have been programmed to maneuver through a series of LPs, grab them one at a time, then place them on a turntable for playback.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay
One of the top news stories of the last 24 hours was a bomb scare set off in Boston because of a guerilla marketing campaign for the Adult Swim show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Mysterious LED devices featuring the ATHF characters “Ignignokt” and “Err” (flipping the bird) we placed around the city, sending the city into a panic.

Pesky Kids be Gone

Pesky Kids be Gone
I’ve heard of pest eradicators that use ultrasonic sounds to drive off rodents and insects, but this is the first humane way I’ve heard of to get rid of those annoying teens. Coined the “Mosquito Ultrasonic Teenage Deterrent,” the device emits annoying tones that can only be heard by those aged 20 and younger.

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changing Helmet

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changing Helmet
Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the the British Sci-Fi classic Doctor Who, you’ll be the life of the party when you wear the Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet. Modeled after the recently updated version of the Cybermen in the long-running BBC series, this helmet not only makes you look quite silly, it makes your voice sound silly too.

David Hasselhoff Would be Proud

David Hasselhoff Would be Proud
Remember K.I.T.T., the talking computerized car from the old 80’s TV hit Knight Rider? Now K.I.T.T. (actually just a full-scale replica) can be yours if you’re the winning bidder in this eBay auction. Built by a dedicated fan in Toronto (I guess Canadian’s love David Hasselhoff too,) the car took over 4 years and $40k (CAD) to build.

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web
Didn’t think you could maintain that deep, dark, tropical tan during these cold winter days? Well thanks to this handy USB gadget, you can keep that (un)healthy glow all year long. ThinkGeek’s USB Desktop Tanning Center lets you roast your epidermis to three shades of tan, ranging from Starbucks Vanilla Latte to Ooompa Loompa.

Miracles of Modern Medicine: the Giant Eyeball Magnet

Miracles of Modern Medicine: the Giant Eyeball Magnet
This makes me very, very glad that medical science has progressed in our lifetimes. Apparently, back in the 1930’s, doctors thought this giant, 800-lb. magnet would be a good way to remove metal fragments from patients’ eyes.

Technology Goes Down the Toilet

Technology Goes Down the Toilet
You’ll never have to leave the throne again now that Roto Rooter has created the ultimate toilet, which includes a full arsenal of high-tech toys and other gadgets. Designed for the world’s laziest man, the Roto Rooter Pimped Out John includes a 20-inch flat-panel LCD TV, an Xbox 360, DVD player, a laptop, a TiVo DVR, and an iPod docking station (mounted conveniently on a toilet-paper dispenser.)

Caution: Mouse Contents May be Hot

Caution: Mouse Contents May be Hot
What happens when you combine a computer mouse and a cup of ‘joe? 2nd degree burns? Nope. You get the Mug Mouse, a conceptual design that’s meant to make you slow down when using your computer.

Looking for a Low Maintenance Pet?

Looking for a Low Maintenance Pet?
If you’re just too lazy to clean your filthy cat box, or don’t want to worry about picking up another bag of Tender Vittles, have I got a pet for you! The creepy FurReal Breathing Cat is an artificial pet that lays on its own little bed and looks like its breathing.
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