odd gadgets

The Plate Flipper lets you speak your mind

The Plate Flipper lets you speak your mind

Sometimes its the simple gadgets that have the biggest effect. I know its great to have those flashy ones to make you feel important. However, quirky gadgets such as this plate flipper can make the biggest impact.

Dr. Who Gadgets – Sonic Screwdriver and R/C K9

Dr. Who Gadgets – Sonic Screwdriver and R/C K9

I’m a big Dr. Who fan, so when I saw these items you can imagine my excitement. The Dr. Who R/C K9 and Sonic Screwdriver are the perfect gift for the Dr. Who buff in your life.

The R/C K9 Robot Dog is a throwback to the original series which came out in the 70’s. He was in a more recent episode so anyone who follows only the new series will recognize him. He speaks 7 different phrases and can move forwards and backwards and do turns. He also as an expendable Nose Blaster along with a few other tricks and surprises. K9 can be yours for just $59.99.

USB Toys – Homer Simpson Lamp and Hub

USB Toys – Homer Simpson Lamp and Hub

I don’t know anyone who can claim to be just “a Simpsons fan”, when it comes that family you’re either a fanatic or clueless. These two Simpsons themed USB toys are just the things to perk up your desk with the Springfield charm.

The Only Gun Ok’d for Office Use – The Gun Shaped Computer Mouse

The Only Gun Ok’d for Office Use – The Gun Shaped Computer Mouse

No matter what your occupation, at some point you’re going to find yourself under some stress. It’s during those times that one might wish for this Gun-Shaped Computer Mouse. The mouse, which is a perfect replica of a Sig P230, offers a fun (and scary!) solution to work related problems. The trigger acts as a left click, while the right click can be found conveniently under your middle finger as you grip the gun. It’ll work both for right handed and left handed people which is a plus.

Computer Mouse Christmas Ornament

Computer Mouse Christmas Ornament

Not every bit of geekery gets that sought after 'geek chic' title and somehow I don't think this mouse is ever going to get it. There are a few bits of geeky Christmas ornaments that look great. This however, is a bit on cheesy side.

I fully admit that it is incredibly witty and I love anyone who finds a new way to reuse old gadgets. It might be a great thing if your third grade child made it. Then it would be a cherished item, but to actually sell it is a whole different ballgame.

Cre8txt IM slang translation keypad

Cre8txt IM slang translation keypad

Do you have someone in your family that just absolutely refuses to IM you using proper grammar, maybe even complete sentences? Are you sick of having to go to Urban Dictionary just to look up what the crap that hellion is talking about?

Well Cre8txt, a UK based company, has got a solution, you plug this remote looking thing into your computer and it will work its magic and do translations for you. It appears to work both ways, both converting their l33t sp3@k into common English and also offering you the option to speak their language, to an extent.

The Beach Radio Headset

The Beach Radio Headset

Alright, so I'm aware it is no longer anywhere near summer and with every day that passes it gets colder and colder. However, this product cracks me up enough to write it up anyway. Plus as a side bonus I enjoy torturing others with thoughts of warm summer months that are long gone.