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Alessi Daytimer OLED Watch: Chunky Funky Digital Time

Alessi Daytimer OLED Watch: Chunky Funky Digital Time
It’s been a while since we featured a cool digital watch here on technabob. That’s not for lack of trying – I just haven’t seen anything particularly different in a while. So I was happy when I stumbled onto these funky new digital timepieces from Alessi.

Zipit Electric Clamshell Package Opener: Overkill Defined

Zipit Electric Clamshell Package Opener: Overkill Defined
I’m sure you’ve all had your share of frustration opening up those annoying heat-sealed plastic clamshell packages. I’ve certainly had a war-wound or two from the nasty sharp edges as I tried desperately to crack into my new gadgets and goodies.

LEGO Block Calculator: for the Budding Accountant

LEGO Block Calculator: for the Budding Accountant
Help your kid be more interested in math – or at least in using calculators – with the “building block” calculator by Homade. It comes in four colors, red, blue, green and black. I don’t know if the blocks are separable though.

Refreshing News: Washing Machine With Nylon Beads Uses 90% Less Water

Refreshing News: Washing Machine With Nylon Beads Uses 90% Less Water
This is undoubtedly one of the most environment-friendly appliances that I have ever seen: using technology developed by professor Stephen Burkinshaw of Leeds University, the Xeros washing machine is so efficient it only needs a cup of water to clean an adult-sized shirt.

Super Mario Fridge Magnets: 8-Bit Kitchen Fun

Super Mario Fridge Magnets: 8-Bit Kitchen Fun
Every once in a blue moon, you have to peel your ass off the sofa and take a break from your video game so you can get something to eat. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop playing when you get to the kitchen, does it?

LEGO USB Hubs Offer Colorful, Stackable Connectivity

LEGO USB Hubs Offer Colorful, Stackable Connectivity
Can’t get enough LEGO bricks? Then here’s another accessory for your desktop that you might want to add to your collection. These USB hubs from Systown bear more than a passing resemblance to LEGO blocks. Perfect for connecting your LEGO flash drive and LEGO MP3 player to your LEGO Mac Mini, these hubs add 3 extra ports anywhere you need ’em.

Brionvega Rr227 Retro 1960s Radio Gets 21st Century Renovation With Mp3, Sd and USB

Brionvega Rr227 Retro 1960s Radio Gets 21st Century Renovation With Mp3, Sd and USB
The neo-modern design of this BrionVega desktop radio harkens back to a sixties’ Italian design aesthetic. Maybe that’s because it’s actually based on a radio the company actually made back in 1965 in Italy. BrionVega’s RR227 is a modern-day update of Marco Zanuso and Richard Sapper’s classic RR127 radio, which they created over 44 years ago.

Pyranna Opener (Def)Eats Clamshell Packaging

Pyranna Opener (Def)Eats Clamshell Packaging
Clamshell packages are impossible to open with just bare hands alone,but if you use something sharp on them you run the risk of getting injured. Clamshells, however, are nothing to a piranha. Well actually, they’re something.

Snowball Blaster Fires Fluffy Stuff Up to 80 Feet

Snowball Blaster Fires Fluffy Stuff Up to 80 Feet
Those of us living in the Midwest know all too well that Winter is about to strangle us with its icy grip. And while 6 months of freezing cold weather can really suck the life out of you, there is a happy side-effect of the season.

Space Invaders Dog Tags for People, Not Pets

Space Invaders Dog Tags for People, Not Pets
Nope, no matter how hard I try, I’m still not sick of Space Invaders. Now you can show that you’re an Invaders fanatic with these festive Space Invaders dog tags you can hang on all your stuff.

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out
These little toy robot kits from Japan do one thing and one thing only. They beat the crap out of each other. Tamiya’s Robocraft boxing robots come in a kit that’s easy enough to assemble if you know your way around a screwdriver.

Myminigolf Miniature Golf Course Travels Wherever You Go

Myminigolf Miniature Golf Course Travels Wherever You Go
I don’t know if I should really be sharing this dorky tidbit, but back when I was just a pup, I was a serious bad-ass on the miniature golf course. I actually won a couple of shiny plastic trophies, and even an official gold-plated Jack Nicklaus putter from the neighborhood Putt-Putt.

Bubble Wrap Calendar: Pop, Pop, Pop the Days Away

Bubble Wrap Calendar: Pop, Pop, Pop the Days Away
There’s something just so satisfying about the tactile sensation of popping bubble wrap. Now you can have a legitimate reason to pop bubbles every day, thanks to this fun bubble wrap calendar. Each day of the year lives beneath a burstable bubble layer.

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape
This oooey-gooey delicious skeleton is made from the melted down old carcasses of cassette tapes. Artist Brian Dettmer created these guys for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science, right here in my hometown of Chicago.

Yoyo Lamp: Try to Shoot the Moon With One of These

Yoyo Lamp: Try to Shoot the Moon With One of These
Some of my fondest childhood memories involve doing (or more accurately, attempting to do) tricks with an old Duncan Butterfly YoYo. So when I saw these whimsical YoYo lighting fixtures, I said to myself – hey, I need one of those!

Cassette Tape Lamps Look Great, Sound Awful

Cassette Tape Lamps Look Great, Sound Awful
The cassette tape is probably just a fuzzy memory for those of you who grew up with Compact Discs and MP3s. But for us born before the 1980s, we have to figure out what to do with all of those old tapes.