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Smell of Books Aerosol E-Book Enhancer Violates “Olfactory Rights” of Writers

Smell of Books Aerosol E-Book Enhancer Violates “Olfactory Rights” of Writers
Vaporware manufacturer DuroSports Electronics wants to ease the transition from paper books to e-books with their Smell of Books scented sprays, specifically designed for e-book readers. Not. This is the kind of idea that’s so stupid it’s awesome, and for a while you’ll wish it was true.

Ozaki Imini Pet iPod Dock/Radio/Alarm Clock: Cute or Just Plain Creepy?

Ozaki Imini Pet iPod Dock/Radio/Alarm Clock: Cute or Just Plain Creepy?
I’m pretty sure that the guys at Ozaki love Brando. My proof? Ozaki’s iMini Pet. Like most of Brando’s gadgets, it’s a mish mash of functionality – in this case an iPod dock, a radio and an alarm clock – with a touch of weird – a stuffed pet that can “dance” as music is being played.
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Super Mini Cube: World’S Tiniest (and Most Useless?) iPod Speaker

Super Mini Cube: World’S Tiniest (and Most Useless?) iPod Speaker
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, a feature that I personally don’t want to do anymore but fate seems to want me to continue, so. Here we go: up for deliberation is the Super Mini Cube, allegedly the world’s tiniest speaker.

Combimouse: if It Ain’T Broke, Break It

Combimouse: if It Ain’T Broke, Break It
The Combimouse was invented by Ari Zagnoev. Like its name implies, the Combimouse combines a qwerty keyboard with a mouse, resulting in a wtf-inducing, but allegedly functional bizarro thing. The idea behind the Combimouse is to create an “effortless transition between keyboard and mouse operation” by integrating the mouse into the right half of the conventional keyboard.

Space Invaders Explain Their Simple Plan on Your Wall, Courtesy of Blik Vinyl Decals

Space Invaders Explain Their Simple Plan on Your Wall, Courtesy of Blik Vinyl Decals
How do you think the Space Invaders figured out their marching orders? With this simple plan, of course! Now you too can embellish your bedroom wall with a constant reminder of exactly how to increase speed, drop down and reverse direction – just in case you need to do that sort of thing for your job.

Fading Out LED Soft Cushion: Wow. Just… Wow.

Fading Out LED Soft Cushion: Wow. Just… Wow.
If I ever have kids, I’ll be sure to pass on to them everything that I know about anything. Like the joys of reading, or the merits of moderation. And thanks to all of the fascinating things I’ve read about since I started writing here, if someday my kids come to me and ask, “Dad, where can I find some of the strangest shit in the world?”

Weird Insect Eggs Don’t Need No Special Effects

Weird Insect Eggs Don’t Need No Special Effects
They say that truth is stranger than fiction. I say that when it comes to eggs, fictional eggs are overall much much freakier.  I mean, are there any real eggs that spawn facehuggers? But as these pictures will show you, real eggs can be really weird too.

Futurama Fans Get Invaders! Possibly From Space!

Futurama Fans Get Invaders! Possibly From Space!
Remember the classic episode of Futurama where Fry has to save the planet from “Invaders! Possibly from Space?” Pretty soon, you’ll be able to take down those aliens while listening to your own all-Rush mix tape while chugging a 2-liter bottle of Shasta too.

Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase

Forget Antiques, Get a Pc-in-a-Vase
ECS surprised a lot of folks at the recently started Computex exhibition in Taipei by presenting a vase. Not an antique vase, but a PC vase, complete with optical drive. It’s sleek and funny and your mom’s gonna love it.

USB Retro Vacuum Cleaner: Old Gadgets Don’t Die, They Just Get Miniaturized

USB Retro Vacuum Cleaner: Old Gadgets Don’t Die, They Just Get Miniaturized
That’s the story of gadgets right there. They start out big and clunky, but pretty soon they’ll be replaced with better and smaller versions of themselves. I still remember the early “mobile” phones, which were mobile only in the theoretical sense of the word.

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?

Perfect Petzzz: Cute or Stupid?
Welcome to another edition of Cute or Stupid?, where we examine stuff and mull over their existence, whether they are useless but cute or just plain useless and therefore stupid. Today we have Perfect Petzzz, “life like” puppies and kittens that do nothing but sleep.

Lighter Spy Camcorder Equipped With Amazing “Mircophone” Technology

Lighter Spy Camcorder Equipped With Amazing “Mircophone” Technology
That’s right folks. Brando – who else – are selling a spy camcorder that looks like a lighter, but the most amazing thing about it is not its disguise but its audio capturing device, something called a “mircophone.”

LEGO Flamethrower Will have You Shitting Bricks

LEGO Flamethrower Will have You Shitting Bricks
Here’s a warning to all the bullies out there who like to make fun of nerds: don’t mess with people who can build flamethrowers out of LEGOs. See, all they need are some bricks and a bottle of butane, and they’ll be pwning your ass like a Pyro on a Spy.

Outhouse and Toilet Paper Lights: It’S Farty Time!

Outhouse and Toilet Paper Lights: It’S Farty Time!
Finally, party lights for the people you hate. Get a bunch of these outhouse and toilet paper lights and use them at your archenemy’s (boss, mother-in-law, pet cat) birthday party. It’s sure to eliminate whatever minuscule chance there was of the two of you getting along.

Auto-Cannibalistic Table: Environment-Friendly, Pocket-Unfriendly

Auto-Cannibalistic Table: Environment-Friendly, Pocket-Unfriendly
How happy would you be if your all your stuff kept on eating themselves and consequently disappearing? Like, you build a house, and then one random Tuesday you drive home to a plot of land with all of your belongings on it.

Magic Mushrooms Shirt: Mario Caught in a Shady Shroom Deal

Magic Mushrooms Shirt: Mario Caught in a Shady Shroom Deal
Listen kids, too much of anything is bad for you. Look at Mario. You think he’s still as healthy as when he was fighting ol’ D-Kong back in ’81? You all think you’re doing him a favor, feeding him all those stars and flowers and leaves and other inedible but somehow magical power-ups.
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