Gadgets

FitAir Portable & Wearable Air Purifier

$99.99 from Amazon »

I don't know about clipping a FitAir air purifier to my arm like a fitness tracker or music player. It just looks a little...helicopter-mom-aggressive to me. But I would one hundred percent take the portable personal...

Magic Leap One Mixed Reality System

$2,295 from Magic Leap »

Magic Leap is beginning to roll out its Creator Edition of the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset. At printing, developers and artists interested in taking one of the first Magic Leaps of faith into this mashup of real...

LEGO Breakfast Machine

Play with LEGOs. Play with your food. Or! Let your LEGOs play with your food. But only if you can build a LEGO Breakfast Machine as neat and captivating as YouTube LEGO Technic master The Brick Wall made for his dad...

Celestron Ultima Zoom Spotting Scope

$112.85 - $304.97 from Amazon »

Shown above is Celestron's 52252 angled spotting scope, a 100mm model with 22x-66x magnification. They say it's their most popular in the Ultima series, as well as the largest Ultima aperture scope, good for birding and...

Hiuni Smart Telescope

$539 from Kickstarter »

Hiuni is a smart, interactive telescope designed for accessibility and affordability to all. (Huh, maybe once they've wrapped up their Kickstarter campaign and gotten the telescopes shipped, Hiuni Team can work on our...

LeviZen Liquid Levitator

$249 - $399 from Kickstarter »

Not only does the LeviZen look like something out of the Legion lab, but its description, a "liquid levitator," also sounds like something Loudermilk might build to, I don't know, harness and suspend David's subconscious...

Embr Wave Body Thermostat

$299 from Embr Labs »

The Embr Wave body thermostat is a personal temperature regulator that endeavors to warm you up in the frigid winter, and then cool you off in the hot summer. I first saw and wrote about it in prototype form almost 5...

HAL Mini USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid this HAL 9000 can't open the pod bay doors either. But the exact 1/6th scale Mini Replica of the HAL computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey can store up to 32GB of data in its USB flash drive...

Smell of Coffee Alarm Clock

Waking up to the smell of coffee, but paired with the sound of your alarm clock - ahhh, the Smell the Coffee Clock is an exercise in the bittersweet. Maybe even more bitter than sweet once you realize those wafts of fresh...

Universal International Power Adapter

$21.99 from Amazon »

I own one of these universal power adapters. I call it the Blue Nugget. Mine has only 2 USB ports instead of the 4 ports on this particular version, but the rest of the features and the overall look are the same...

SpotMini - Boston Dynamics Robot Dog

Thankfully, Boston Dynamics has chosen to name this robotic walking canine-oid from my nightmares SpotMini. Otherwise, I think people would be terrified of this. It's just so doglike without having any tail wag or endearing...

DroneGun Tactical - Portable Drone Countermeasure

Are you sick of real estate agents getting aerial footage of new listings in your area? Drone Shield has you covered. Finally a safe way to bring down those quadcopters from the sky without having to fire a single shot...

The Boring Company Flamethrower

Sold Out from The Boring Company »

Elon Musk's The Boring Company has fired up its next gimmick fun and cheeky piece of merchandise for Hyperloop supporters. The forthcoming Boring Company Flamethrower follows their "The Boring Company" embroidered baseball...

Airo Wearable Anxiety Detector & Counselor

$199.99 from AIRO »

Think of Airo as a wellness tracker and AI therapist. The watch-style wearable is designed to detect elevated anxiety and stress levels, and then counsel you through bringing them back down, and achieving some relief...

PowerBar - Portable AC Power Outlet

$199.99 from Amazon »

The Jackery PowerBar lets you take the wall with you! Well, the outlet in the wall anyway. This portable AC power outlet provides the same charge you get from the same 3-prong plug you get it from in standard wall outlets...

Hand & Forearm Massager

$49.99 from Amazon »

Roleo: hand and forearm massager or a little something the Road Runner cooked up for Wile E. Coyote? Visions of my fingers coming out the other side of these industrial-looking rollers flatter than piss on a plate make...

ONO Roller

ONO! Another fidget toy! The height of the trend has passed, but the ONO Roller still sees a place for itself in a post-spinner market. ONO calls itself a "tool" rather than a "toy," and the double cylinders are designed...

Night Vision Goggles

$599 from Amazon »

These hands-free night vision goggles mean surveillance, after-dark expeditions, and finding the perfect bush to pee on in the middle of the night aren't just possible, they're on like Donkey Kong!...

Cube-Works Self-Destruct USB 3.0 Hub

$59.99 from ThinkGeek »

The Cube-Works Self-Destruct USB 3.0 Hub takes a different approach to the 2017 phenomenon of pressing buttons and flipping switches to make yourself feel better. Rather than slapping said buttons and switches on a fidget...

Electric Head Massager

$165 from Amazon »

I want to know, you want to know, so we may as well just ask: does the electric head massager give good head? And if so, how good? What kind of good? Does it just find its grip and squeeze, or is there some steady, calculated...

Vibrating Panties (NSFW)

$15.99 from Amazon »

New life hack, ladies: vibrating panties for your long, miserable commute. Vibrating panties for your long, miserable shift. Vibrating panties for your long, miserable night of caring for your poor little monkey with...

Smell of Data - Internet Data Leak Alert Device

The Smell of Data doesn't protect you from hackers. Just like the smell of gas doesn't protect you from inhaling or a spark from igniting it. But both smells serve as alerts that things aren't right, and that you should...

Gentleman's Bogotas - Lapel Lockpicks

$34.95 from Rift Recon »

Bogotas fit for a gentleman. Lockpicks that pin and tuck all suave and covert beneath the lapel of my jacket. Now this is something I need...for no reason whatsoever. But I'm not here to talk about what I need. Add Gentleman's...

Colibri Mechanized Kinetic Hummingbird Sculpture

Colibri the wooden hummingbird is a stunning addition to the world of kinetic sculptures. And DIY. And CNC machining. And gears. I don't really have anything more clever or insightful to say about it, because watching...