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The Sights and Sounds of the Islands

The Sights and Sounds of the Islands
Picture yourself lying on the beach, listening to the crashing waves, soaring seagulls and the squawks of far-off dolphins… Now you can bring a bit of that feeling inside your house, thanks to this new gizmo from Japan’s TakaraTomy.

Polar Bear Pours Cold Drinks

Polar Bear Pours Cold Drinks
Sometimes, I just wish I lived in Asia so I could easily get my hands on the great gadgets they crank out. My favorite find of the day has to be this Korean desktop cooler that looks like a polar bear.

Electronic Dog Speaks, Follows Commands, Does Karaoke

Electronic Dog Speaks, Follows Commands, Does Karaoke
Looking for a canine companion, but don’t have the patience for all the shedding and pooping? If you’re willing to learn a little Japanese, these electronic furry friends might fill the bill. The Tomy Dacky Healing Partner Dog has six internal sensors which can react to human touch and praise.

I-Panda and I-Piggy Electronic Piggy Banks Teach Kids to Pinch Their Pennies

I-Panda and I-Piggy Electronic Piggy Banks Teach Kids to Pinch Their Pennies
These piggy banks from i-Kiddo are not only goofy looking, but they’re actually quite tech savvy. The i-Panda and i-Piggy digiBanks automatically identify each coin placed in the bank, then calculate the total and display them on the bank’s LCD screen.

USB Light Up Animals: So Cute, I Wanna Puke

USB Light Up Animals: So Cute, I Wanna Puke
Here are some little desktop creatures you can plug into your computer to amp up the saccharin factor of your cubicle. Just put one or more of these guys next to your “Hang in there, baby” poster, and you’ll be sure to warm even the coldest hearts in the office.

Tamagotchi Music Fever: Weird Media Player of the Day

Tamagotchi Music Fever: Weird Media Player of the Day
This goofy digital music player from Bandai isn’t really an MP3 player in the traditional sense. Released for the 10-year anniversary of the popular electronic pet franchise, the $115 Tamagotchi Music Fever player doesn’t connect to your computer.

Haro: Worst Pc Case Ever

Haro: Worst Pc Case Ever
Wow, here’s a way to really crap up your PC… The Haro PC case is a big green blob that encases your computer and attempts to give it a personality. The weird looking creature holds small computers (like the Mac Mini) with ease.

Roameo: Like Lojack for Dogs

Roameo: Like Lojack for Dogs
We’d all like to think that Rover would know how to find his way home if he got lost, but this nifty bit of high-tech gear could help to stack the odds in your pups favor.

Radio Controlled Pterodactyl Flaps Wings to Fly

Radio Controlled Pterodactyl Flaps Wings to Fly
Here’s the ultimate modern stone age gadget. It’s a remote controlled winged lizard that actually gets airborne by flapping its wings. Instead of using some sort of propeller or engine, this guy just uses good old fashioned wing power.

The Happy Monkey Fm Radio

The Happy Monkey Fm Radio
Yes, you read that right. It’s happy, it’s a monkey, and it’s an FM radio. Featuring the most self-explanatory product name ever, the Happy Monkey FM Radio is the perfect accoutrement for fans of monkeys, FM radio or just generally happy people.

Whac-a-Mole in Your Pocket

Whac-a-Mole in Your Pocket
Remember the old Whac-a-Mole games from the carnival when you were a kid? Now you can have your own mini-version of the game wherever you go. This pint-sized version of the stress-inducing game comes to us from Japan’s Epoch Games.

Nice Beaver… Thanks, I Just Had It Stuffed.

Nice Beaver… Thanks, I Just Had It Stuffed.
This is the most bizarre case mod I’ve seen in a long while. It’s a fully functional mini-ITX computer crammed into the carcass of a beaver. In addition to being a dead animal, the CompuBeaver is a complete PC loaded with a Core 2 duo processor, 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM.

The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder

The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder
Do you have too many adapters plugged into in your power strip? This decidedly Flinstonian piece of office equipment eliminates the need for electricity by using hamster power. As little hammy pedals his butt off, he generates his own shredded paper bedding.

Size-Controlling Dog Gene Identified: Could This Mean Permanent Puppies?

Size-Controlling Dog Gene Identified: Could This Mean Permanent Puppies?
A group of scientists working with the National Human Genome Research Institute claim to have identified the specific gene that controls the size of dogs. Without getting into all of the scientific details (I flunked biology,) the researchers screened a group of almost 500 Portuguese water dogs (a breed with lots of size variance,) and sequenced their DNA to identify the differences.

Mad Dog Speakers for Your Pc

Mad Dog Speakers for Your Pc
These whimsical Mad Dog Speakers are perfect for any canine lover. The pair of black and white dogs plug into your USB port and let you kick out tunes from your PC or any other audio device with a stereo mini plug.

A Cell Phone for Your Dog?

A Cell Phone for Your Dog?
Mobile phones have become more and more accessible over the years, and now your canine family members don’t need to feel left out. The PetsCELL phone is a special waterproof cell phone that provides GPS tracking of your pet’s whereabouts, but also integrates voice calling features.