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chumby one coming November: cheaper, more serious

chumby one coming November: cheaper, more serious

The original chumby - a hacky sack with a WiFi-enabled touchscreen widget engine stuffed inside - perhaps confused more people than it converted, but the company isn't giving up.  Details on the chumby one have emerged, keeping the 3-inch 320 x 240 display but boosting the processor to a 454MHz chip and packing all that into a hard-shelled plastic casing.  There's also a built-in FM radio along with stereo speakers.

chumby's widget catalog now amounts to over 1,500 apps, including social networking integration, news and weather apps, Pandora and other streaming radio receivers and more.

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Sonic Nausea gadget makes people queasy

Sonic Nausea gadget makes people queasy

Pardon my ignorance, but I'm just not seeing the practical purpose of this gizmo. The Sonic Nausea device is an electronic gadget that can actually make people around it feel sick to their stomachs out of the blue.

The device is meant to be placed in a specific location and then it will send out high-frequency signals of all sorts, which can apparently make people that get within range feel nauseous. All of the varied soundwaves this thing outputs makes it difficult for a person to process directional source information, resulting in sweating, nausea, vomiting, headaches and irritability. Well, that's just lovely. I mean, is it supposed to be a gag (pardon the pun) device, or what?

We're thinking crowd control or something like that. Perhaps a Tazer alternative? Regardless of this thing's purpose, the Sonic Nausea device will cost $29 and runs on a single 9-volt battery.

[via The Red Ferret Journal]

Garden Zombie protects your flowers from small children

Garden Zombie protects your flowers from small children

When you walk by most peoples' gardens, you'll see some kind of cute statue, maybe of a gnome, or a deer. Those are nice and all, but what if you want something a little bit scary for your garden? I don't know about you, but I love this Garden Zombie.

Camouflage for your satellite dish

Camouflage for your satellite dish

It's been a little while since I had a satellite dish last, but I remember all too well how grand it looked mounted to the front of the house I was renting. It was a tiny house too, so even being a small satellite dish it seemed to eat the entire front of the place.

Glowing Doorknob grips are cheap, slightly pointless

Glowing Doorknob grips are cheap, slightly pointless

This is officially the doorknob that will end all of those strange black eyes. No longer will women be running into doors and achieving black eyes. Alright so domestic abuse might not be all that funny, but I've always found that excuse incredibly comical. Me being one of the clumsiest people I know, if I can't manage to get huge facial bruises from doors, then no one can.

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