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Ping Pong Penguin Video Game Marches Onto Your Tv

Ping Pong Penguin Video Game Marches Onto Your Tv
Sure, you could be playing ping pong on your Nintendo Wii, but why would you play on a system with a boring rectangular sensor bar you can have a video game console comes with a receiver that looks like a penguin?

Tuned Bear iPod Speaker: Louder Than the Average Bear

Tuned Bear iPod Speaker: Louder Than the Average Bear
Stuffed animal lovers, here’s a new portable audio setup that’s perfect for you – assuming that your animal of choice happens to be a faceless shiny bear, that is. Made by Hirokawa Japan, Tuned Bear is a complete sound system for your media player, stuffed inside a teddy bear.

Worst Mp3 Player, Ever. (Revisited)

Worst Mp3 Player, Ever. (Revisited)
Think your iPod Touch is the coolest media player on the block? Not so fast, I say. While I thought for a while that I had discovered the worst MP3 player ever, I’m not so sure that my original selection still holds its crown.

Getting Organized was Never This Much Fun

Getting Organized was Never This Much Fun
I was surfing around the recesses of the Interweb today, digging under rocks to bring you fun new stuff from around the globe, when I stumbled upon something that just jumped out and beat me over the head.

Oh My God, a Bear is Eating That Lady’S Ear!

Oh My God, a Bear is Eating That Lady’S Ear!
Leave it to those wacky Japanese gadget makers to come up with something so silly as this mobile phone that looks like a teddy bear. Mobile phone provider Willcom recently demonstrated their “Kuma Phone” (Bear Phone), at the 2008 Good Design Expo in Tokyo.

New Kids on the Wooden Block: Animal USB Drives

New Kids on the Wooden Block: Animal USB Drives
Marubeni InfoTec will be coming out with 10 different wooden animal USB drives. There are 5 different animal shapes, and they come in maple or walnut. I can’t find out too much more info about these cute flash drives, but the 411 is that they’re coming out in Japan on September 1st.

Hungry Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch

Hungry Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch
Looking for a place to keep all that loose change you’ve been saving up since you gave up on tipping the baristas at the Starbucks? Keep ’em all in this whimsical piggy bank that chows down on your coinage before it heads deep into its porty, porky belly.

Ann P Smith’s Robot Sculptures: Upcylcled Wonders

Ann P Smith’s Robot Sculptures: Upcylcled Wonders
Got a bunch of old electronic parts lying around? While they might end up in the trash heap for many of us, artist Ann P. Smith sees new life in old junk. Smith takes broken down electronics and machine parts to create her amazing menagerie of animal and insect sculptures.

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.

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.

Xbox 360 Gator Casemod Rises From the Swamp

Xbox 360 Gator Casemod Rises From the Swamp
Here’s an amazing Xbox 360 that looks like it just crawled its way out of the Everglades. The alligator-themed 360 is covered with a lizard-textured skin, and even has an realistic alligator eyeball in place of its power switch.

Fun Sonic the Hedgehog Necklace Rules

Fun Sonic the Hedgehog Necklace Rules
Look at this playful shrinky plastic Sonic necklace from Etsy seller geekchicboutique. It’s very cool, but just because I have been charmed and distracted by it doesn’t mean I’ve forsaken my madcap Tetris obsession. I mean, even though the elusive gold rings Sonic loves to collect have been thoughtfully included here doesn’t mean I’ve lost my focus.

Scientists Develop Video Games for Cats

Scientists Develop Video Games for Cats
Sure, you’ve played the Wii, the PS3 and the Xbox 360, but now your favorite feline friend can get into the action thanks to the latest in video gaming technology — the CatBox 360. Each time kitty steps into the automatic litter box, a new game is activated and a random music track starts to play.

USB Parrot: Polly Wanna Laptop?

USB Parrot: Polly Wanna Laptop?
Can’t get enough of the sound of your own voice? This desktop bird plugs into your PC and parrots back what it hears. The electronic parrot offers up an array of random phrases, plucked from the words it overhears, all the while gesticulating its mechanical wings.

Robot Dog is Surprisingly Not Too Creepy

Robot Dog is Surprisingly Not Too Creepy
Having seen my share of weird Japanese robotic animals, I was actually pretty impressed by the fact that this one doesn’t look like it’s going to attempt to murder you in your sleep. SEGATOY’s new robotic dog is a heck of a lot less creepy than their hollow-stared robot cats, and actually seems to act quite a bit like a real pup (sans the poop).

Panda Shredder Destroys Tiny Documents, Not Pandas

Panda Shredder Destroys Tiny Documents, Not Pandas
These wacky mini panda bear shredders aren’t really big enough to destroy that second set of books you’ve been keeping for your business (let alone pandas), but they are perfect for getting rid of tiny pieces of paper you’ve written secret love notes on.