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Category: Strange + Wonderful

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.

Does Your Phone Smell?

Does Your Phone Smell?
In their never-ending quest to create solutions to a problems that don’t exist, NTT Docomo and Sony Ericsson have developed a new line of scented cell phones. Yeah, you heard that right. The SO703i Sony Bravia Aroma Phone will offer a variety of interchangeable aroma “sheets” that will keep your phone smelling fresh as the day you bought it.

Weird Japan: Sega Foot Massager

Weird Japan: Sega Foot Massager
After you sit around waiting for SEGA’s new Sonic game to load, nothing is more relaxing than a nice foot massage. Well, at least that’s what the game maker has got in store for visitors to one of their arcades in Shibuya, Japan.

Useless Wii Hack of the Day: Ds Wii

Useless Wii Hack of the Day: Ds Wii
Why anyone would want to do this, I don’t know… Some guy with a lot of time on his hands decided to set up their Nintendo DS Lite so it could run Wii games on its tiny little screen.

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Gasoline pump manufacturer, Dresser Wayne, is showing off a new pump that features wireless Internet connectivity, including the ability to purchase and download music tracks while you pump fuel into your gas guzzler. The Dresser Wayne Ovation

Talking Plate Tells You When to Stop Eating

Talking Plate Tells You When to Stop Eating
Find yourself eating too much these holidays? Perhaps this wacky new invention will help you keep your New Year’s resolution to cut down. A Ukranian scientist has developed a prototype of a plate that automatically tells you when you’ve eaten more food than you’re supposed to.

Burger King Sneaks Up on Gears of War

Burger King Sneaks Up on Gears of War
Recently, it was revealed that Gears of War for the Xbox 360 had broken sales records with over 2 million copies sold since “Emergence Day” back in October 2006. Now it looks as if the dude with the disturbingly large head, the ruler of all things meat, Burger King may be giving Marcus Fenix and gang a run for their money.

Hp Laser Printer Comes With Free Mouse

Hp Laser Printer Comes With Free Mouse
Is your new HP LaserJet making funny noises? Before you call tech support, you might want to double check that there aren’t any rodentia living in the box. A chain e-mail has been circulating with a claim that someone found a mouse living inside their laser toner cartridge.

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii
Some guy has set up this tiny little room with a tiny little 1.5″ diagonal color TV, connected to a life-size Nintendo Wii and posted a YouTube video for all to see: Why I find this amusing, I don’t know, but it is quite silly.

What Do Marcus Fenix and Bender have in Common?

What Do Marcus Fenix and Bender have in Common?
It turns out that the gruff, gun-toting protagonist of hit Xbox 360 game, Gears of War is actually voiced by the same guy responsible for the voice of Bender from TV’s Futurama. Actor John Di Maggio, is responsible for voicing the two incredibly different fictitious characters.

USB Bowling Ball?

USB Bowling Ball?
A day doesn’t seem to go by without another silly USB device. Today’s useless invention: The USB Bowling Ball. Just try and lug one of these around the next time you need to store something on a flash drive.

Gold USB(Ullion) Hub

Gold USB(Ullion) Hub
Here’s another in a long line of wacky USB devices: the gold bar USB hub from Thanko Japan. The USB 1.1/2.0 gold bar hub features 8 powered USB ports in a mock-gold style befitting storage in Fort Knox.

The Junior Tattoo Parlor… You Know, for Kids.

The Junior Tattoo Parlor… You Know, for Kids.
If I hadn’t seen this with my own two eyes, I would have thought this was a product from a fake commercial on SNL… The GR8 TaT2 Maker from Spin Master Toys lets tykes aspire to greatness with their own junior tattoo parlor.

“NES” Paul Electric Guitar Mod

“NES” Paul Electric Guitar Mod
“Don’t Touch it, Don’t even look at it…” Actually, I don’t seem to remember seeing this one in Nigel Tufnel’s guitar collection… The NES Paul electric guitar case mod, is the mutant offspring of musician/gamer, Jason Cox (aka ‘XOC’,) who decided to meld two of his favorite passions into a single ax of doom.

Mercedes S600 Guard: the Ultimate in Safe Rides

Mercedes S600 Guard: the Ultimate in Safe Rides
If you happen to be the leader of a nation, a celebrity, richer than god or simply paranoid, Mercedes has the automobile for you. The new Mercedes S600 Guard has factory-integrated preventive measures such as military-grade armor which can resist small arms projectiles, shrapnel and explosive charges as well as bulletproof glass.