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Tag: Animal

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.
If cute is your thing, you’re in luck. These baby robot chickens from Japan are so sugary sweet, you might go into a diabetic coma. SegaToys’ Dream Chicks are lifelike baby birds that respond to real world stimuli.

Xbox 360 Faceplates Get Furry

Xbox 360 Faceplates Get Furry
Give your Xbox 360 system a retro-lounge makeover with these animal print faceplates. These snap-on replacements for the standard Xbox 360 front cover don’t just look like their mammalian counterparts, they’re velvety soft to the touch.

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights
The police department in Osaka, Japan is about to get a whole lot wackier. Apparently, they’ve ordered these goofy rabbit-shaped lights for about 800 of their cars. The bunny strobe lights are designed for use on vehicles patrolling the neighborhoods around schools, presumably so the kids can point and laugh at the cops.

Eek! Speakers That Look Like Mice (Sorta)

Eek! Speakers That Look Like Mice (Sorta)
In the beginning, there were speakers that looked like dogs, then along came some cats, so I guess it was only a matter of time before the rodentia would feel left out of the audio food chain.

Roboboa Robotic Snake Comes to America

Roboboa Robotic Snake Comes to America
The latest robotic critter from RoboSapien creator WowWee is the reptilian Roboboa. The snake-like robot can roam along the floor and raises its front end up like a real Boa Constrictor. The Roboboa not only can slither around thanks to its snake-like articulated body, it can serve a variety of fun an practical purposes too.

Worst. Lamp. Ever.

Worst. Lamp. Ever.
On paper, the idea of a little desktop doggie lamp might be cute, but somewhere along the line it just all went so horribly awry. There’s just absolutely nothing that’s right about this rechargeable LED dog lamp.

USB Hub is a Bit of a Mickey Mouse Operation

USB Hub is a Bit of a Mickey Mouse Operation
This USB hub out of Japan features the (approximate) likeness of everyone’s favorite animated rodent, Mickey Mouse. When not attached to your computer, the connectors provide Mickey with his ears. When connected though, the Vincent van Mouse look is a bit disturbing.

Sound Activated Mini Dancing Monkeys

Sound Activated Mini Dancing Monkeys
The title speaks for itself. Sound Activated Mini Dancing Monkeys has to be the best product name I’ve heard in a long time. What more can you ask for than mini monkeys that dance along to sounds?

They’ve Got the iPod, We’Ve Got the Ibird

They’ve Got the iPod, We’Ve Got the Ibird
Your fancy new iPod might have a touchscreen and Wi-fi, but I’m pretty sure it can’t do this. Not only does the iBird-1000 MP3 Player look like a bowtied penguin wearing headphones (I couldn’t make this stuff up), it can move its mouth and “sing” along with your music.

Doggie Cam Takes Dog’s Eye View Photos

Doggie Cam Takes Dog’s Eye View Photos
Our friends over at CScout Japan turned me onto this wacky digital camera that straps to your dog’s neck and can automatically snap pictures throughout the course of the doggie day. TakaraTomy’s Wonderful Shot camera keeps a visual diary of the happenings in your dog’s life by snapping an image every so often.

USB Penguin Flash Drives Not Just for Linux Users

USB Penguin Flash Drives Not Just for Linux Users
While the flightless, aquatic avian may have come to symbolize the Linux operating system, Windows and Mac users don’t have to feel left out thanks to these fun penguin USB flash memory drives. Just like real penguins, they wear tiny striped scarves, and their heads flip open to reveal a USB connector (at least that’s what I thought I heard during my marine biology class).

Guide Dog Lamp Lights Up When You Call It

Guide Dog Lamp Lights Up When You Call It
Industrial designer Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido has created this nifty lamp that looks like a dog. It’s called the Guide Dog because when you enter a dark room and whistle, it illuminates to show you the way.

Woofy the Cable Dog Hits the Party Circuit

Woofy the Cable Dog Hits the Party Circuit
Designer Gabriel Nigro couldn’t stand the rats’ nest of cables that were strewn about his floor, but didn’t want some industrial-looking cord management system. So he created everyone’s new best friend, Woofy the Cable Dog. Woofy conceals cables inside his belly to keep all your wires nice and tidy.

Gadget Reminds You to Stop Slouching

Gadget Reminds You to Stop Slouching
Do you tend to hunch over whenever you’re working at your computer? This oddity from Japan is designed to help correct this bad behavior by serving up an alert if you’re sitting (or standing?) improperly. All I know is that you wear it around your neck, and when you start to slouch, it’ll correct you with an audible alarm.

Cat Speakers: Play, Pause and Paws

Cat Speakers: Play, Pause and Paws
A while back, I told you about some fun speakers for dog people. Now, feline fanatics can get in on the action with these cat-inspired desktop speakers. Brighton Net’s CatSpeaker set is a full 2.1 channel amplified speaker setup, complete with cat-shaped subwoofer and satellites.

35mm Camera Makes Strange Cat Noises

35mm Camera Makes Strange Cat Noises
This weird camera from Japan can meow. Presumably, the camera makes cat sounds to draw the attention of your elusive feline friends when you want to snap their picture. The whole idea strikes me as pretty odd though.