Gadgets

The Defender Smart Self Defense Device

$159 from Defender »

The Defender combines a pepper spray device with a digital camera for the most epic selfies ever. Just kidding. But once this 3-in-1 personal protection armory comes out, $50 says some jackass is going to earn themselves...

Exo-Gauntlet - CO2 Powered Exoskeleton

$3,300 from Bionic Concepts »

JP Rishea masterminds a legion of sick conglomerations of metal and power, but the Exo-Gauntlet is probably his most irrationally needful of them all. I guess one could technically argue that it has a few practical applications...

LED Jellyfish Mood Lamp

$29.99 from ThinkGeek »

If you weren't crowned winner of our Pet Jellyfish Tank Giveaway, or are like me and don't have much success keeping alive things in your care alive, this LED jellyfish mood lamp could be the non-living companion of your...

iMirror Interactive Glass

Like the Cybertecture Mirror from Tech2O, POSH View's iMirror seeks to bring the internet to a place the company says we spend over 168 hours, or 7 full days, every year: the looking glass....

Garmin Head-Up Navigation Display

$129.99 from Garmin »

Keep my eyes on the road? Whaaat? I haven't done that since, like, 1996. For a while I would clip my nails and text while driving to pass the time, but after all of those creepy PSAs came out I could hardly even type...

Wallet TrackR

$29 from Wallet TrackR »

Just wait 'til the next dirty thief who tries to jack my wallet finds out I've got the Wallet TrackR. And a Sap Cap. And an extensive history of kicking people in the shins. About the size of a credit card and connected...

VaporBLUNT Portable Vaporizer

$219.99 from Got Vape »

Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your ganja high grow? With eighths and screens and heat-activated steam, I've got a VaporBLUNT in tow! A VaporBLUNT is a portable vaporizer with a ceramic, battery-powered heating element...

Cobra iRadar Smart Detector

$54.99 from Amazon »

Well. It will never achieve the legendary status of the Fuzzbuster, but Cobra's iRadar 200 does bring a few tricks of its own to the table. Paired with an iPhone or Android smartphone, this smart radar detector provides...

Bushnell BackTrack Personal GPS Tracker

$48.03 from Amazon »

Not that I ever get lost, but...oh, put a sock in it, Mama, I wouldn't get lost even if I ever went somewhere either!...were I a directionally and locationally challenged person, I might like to have Bushnell's little...

SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensor

My friends Constantine and Kristof always talk about making a Shazam app for plants. What flower is that? Shazam for Plants it. Can I eat that? Shazam for Plants it. Will that get me high? Sha- no. SCiO it....

iPin Mobile-Powered Laser Pointer

$39.99 - $54.63 from Amazon »

It's a smartphone with a frickin' laser pointer. Not quite as visually stunning as the shark version, but probably way more practical. And slightly more professional looking for presentations. iPin mobile-powered laser...

Uncuff Links

Cufflinks that brandish all-caps disclaimers and warnings? My interest is piqued. Sparrows, peddler of lock picks and other Houdini-style tomfoolery, introduces Uncuff Links, wrist adornments that inconspicuously incorporate...

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

$35 from Amazon »

With its typical anything-you-can-do bravado, Google has built Chromecast, an HDMI streaming media player in the vein of Apple TV and Roku, but...you got it. Better. So they say....

Nymi Biometric Security & Communication Wristband

$79 from Nymi »

The MYO armband is cool and all, but to turn its wearers into human remote controls, it needs them to flex. Gesture. Move. The Nymi wristband, by contrast, will transform us into biological security systems and device...

Deaf Leopard Train Horn Gun

It's not surprising that the Deaf Leopard train horn gun can put the power and sound of a choo choo in our hands. I mean, if they can turn forearm muscles into remote control guns with an armband and find the Higgs boson...

Cash-to-Bitcoin Machine

$5,500 - $6,500 from Lamassu »

Have a bunch of pesky Bitcoins floating around the Internet? For just $6,500 Lamassu will help you get rid of them. Sell them from portable Bitcoin Machines to walk-ups, like an ATM for currency exchange. Don't worry...

Star Trek Phaser Universal Remote Control

$193.19 from Firebox.com »

What I want to know is can this 1:1 screen-accurate replica of the phaser Captain James T. Kirk wielded in the 2660s beam me some free HBO and Pay Per View movies of a certain, uh, adult variety? Nyet? Well, can it at...

International All-in-One Travel Plug Adapter

$12.31 from Amazon »

Granted, I haven't been out of the country in a while on account of...some stuff...but the last time I had to schlep along device adapters I think they were about the size of my head and weighed approximately 27 pounds....

Dead Space Plasma Cutter

Though restricted to 30mW and 1.5W laser rather than actual plasma energy, Patrick Priebe's replica Plasma Cutter from the Dead Space video game series will still singe a block of wood and sear through a trash bag, and...

The World Upside Down Goggles

$70.71 from Grand Illusions »

The trickery of prisms strikes again! Here two hunks of Dove plexiglass fit over a pair of glasses' eyepieces to invert all images the wearer sees. Reversing Goggles make for interesting school science experiments, as...

Personal Mini Air Conditioner

$48.34 - $57.36 from Amazon »

The Handy Cooler is a personal air conditioner and fan you hold in your hand and point at your face to blow a 15-knot breeze up to 30 degrees F cooler than the ambient air during stifling hot, but awesome, summer festivals...

Wristify Body Temperature Regulator

Much of the hype surrounding Wristify addresses the potential impact the thermoelectric bracelet could have on contemporary society's heating/cooling energy consumption. But its creators, a group of MIT students who won...

NEEO Smart Remote with Hand Recognition

$219 from NEEO »

NEEO is the kind of universal remote that makes you realize previous so-called universal remotes could barely control the 12" TV in the john, much less the entire universe. Consisting of a "brain" base and the removable...

Hop the Following Suitcase

From unwieldy trunk, to streamlined handled bag, to Eureka! luggage on wheels, to Hop. The suitcase that follows its user. Or rather, follows its user's cellphone signal. Hop contains three receivers able to intake, identify...

Mother - Home & Life Sensor System

$222 from Sen.se »

I don't know about the name "Mother." This home and life sensor system's creators say they chose it because Mother takes care us. Our safety, our fitness. Our comfort and joy. She makes our lives "serene, healthy and...

North Paw Human Compass Trainer

$149 from Sensebridge »

Yee haw! It's December 22, 2012 and we're all still here! Able to continue breathing, eating, working, gaming, online shopping, consuming, and generally navigating through life. Hmmm. Maybe I should take this non-apocalyptic...

HD Video Spy Glasses

Discontinued

You-Vision Video Glasses don't do the I-spying for you, but they do allow you to film what your little eye sees. In HD. A tiny camera built into the bridge of the glasses records full motion video with the push of a button...

Robot Dragonfly for Spying & Gaming

$119 - $599 from TechJect »

If it looks like an insect and flies like an insect and is virtually indecipherable from an insect to the human eye while in motion, it must be a palm-sized robot dragonfly with spying, advanced gaming, R&D, and security...

Rear Window LED Messenger

Sold Out from Amazon »

The Drivemocion Rear Window LED Messenger is probably legal in only, like, 10 states (I'd guess the spectrally left and right ones, such as Massachusetts and Texas), but for those of you living amidst bureaucratic leniency...

PowerTrekk Fuel Cell Charger

$90.08 from Amazon »

myFC PowerTrekk is a portable fuel cell charger that runs on ordinary water. Ordinary water orrrrr...a rechargeable lithium-ion battery....

Functional Steampunk Keyboard Arm Guard

$2,499 from Etsy »

If you were wondering whether or not post-apocalyptic society will be integrating text messaging with self-defense, the answer is yes. Thomas Willeford's steampunk keyboard-arm guard combo sports futuristic Victorian...

Limefuel Rugged 15,000mAh Battery

$139.95 from Amazon »

Limefuel, makers of the Limeade backup battery pack, have gone Rugged. As its name would suggest, the 15,000mAh L150XR Rugged has the highest Ingress Protection rating in the external battery market (IP66), and calls...

Mirage 3D Instant Hologram Maker

$35.98 from Amazon »

It's all smoke and mirrors. Or, in the case of Mirage's 3D hologram maker, just mirrors. Great fun for kids, and not very bright fat people who can't figure out why they CAN'T. GRAB. THE M&Ms. Here, Chubs, have a strawberry...

Branding Iron For BIC Lighter

$22 from Shapeways »

Hey moms! Check it out... No more searching for that perfect stocking-stuffer for your teenage son. Customize these to say whatever it is you'd like... that's 5 characters or less. This is actually a pretty creative idea...

Electronic Neck Massager

$69.99 from Amazon »

Buying a specialized electronic neck massager is way cheaper than buying a whole electronic massage chair. And although I am sometimes tempted to tell my mama to go right ahead when she threatens to wring my neck just...

Mint - Breath Quality & Hydration Detector

$89 - $99 from indiegogo »

Breathometer's first foray into the world of oral off-gassing came in the form of a breathalyzer users can plug into their smartphone's audio jack, give a big blow, and get an instant blood alcohol content readout. Now...

PenCam Spy Video Camera

$39.39 from Amazon »

No, I'm afraid you can't borrow my pen, sir. I'm using it to record you cuddle monkeying around with that 24-year-old boob job who I'm pretty sure isn't your wife so that I can blackmail you for the approximate cost of...

Kinetic Light Newton's Cradle

$49.99 from ThinkGeek »

You know what they say: when the balls are knockin', Newton's cradle must be rockin'. Fine. They don't say that. But maybe they will once these Newton's cradles with color-changing LED balls take the kinetic sculpture...

Double - Roaming Robotic iPad Stand

$2,499 from Double Robotics »

What if you could be in two places at once? I mean really. I mean more really than just having a view via a live video feed. What if you could walk around, look at, and engage with anyone or thing you wanted, with your...

TACTILU - Remote Touch Communicator

I'm not sure technology will ever truly succeed in delivering remote hugs, kisses from across the world, and sweet caresses to the face and wiener, but it's sure as shucks gonna keep trying. One of several tech-savvy...

MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer Kit

$1,299 from Makerbot »

If you're not familiar with 3D printers yet, it's time to start familiarizing yourself. A 3D printer actually "prints" an object you design on your computer by laying down successive layers of material. This offers the...

Siva Cycle Atom - Human-Powered Generator

$99 from Siva Cycle »

When the Siva Cycle Atom says it wants some manpower, it wants some mother F'ing manpower. (Note: It will also accept elbow [knee?] grease from ladies.) An efficient, rechargeable block of pooled current, the Atom mounts...

Darth Vader Planetarium

$54.85 from Amazon »

Good Star Wars Day to you. May the 4th bring you good cheer, good beer, and good rear. And most of all, May the 4th be with you!...

Tornado Machine

$230.96 from Amazon »

When the sun shines we make hay, and when the clouds roll in...and dump 18" of snow on the ground, rendering it nearly impossible to even open the front door to our houses...we make tornadoes. In our tornado machines....

Triposo Vibrating Navigation Belt

Discontinued

The more I think about the Triposo Travel Belt, a belt that connects to smartphones' Triposo navigation apps and vibrates on the left, right, front, or back of the body to indicate the direction the wearer is meant to...

Inception Totem

Cobb's totem from the film Inception has ripped through the seams of fiction and is now available for purchase in stainless steel, glass, sandstone, and about a dozen other dreamy colors and materials. It spins 90 seconds...

Pure Therapy Head & Eye Massager

$199.99 from Amazon »

Take off the Oculus Rift and give your head and eyes a break from the cranio-ophthalmological strain of VR gaming. Slip on this...thing that looks a lot like the Oculus Rift, and feel your tension and fatigue slip away...

Amazon Fire TV Streaming Media Player

$99 from Amazon »

At first I wasn't sure if it was a good idea for Amazon to spend 42 seconds of its 60-second Fire TV video promo filming Gary Busey talking to his lamp, his pants, and his living room dinner bell, but in the end I had...

USB Lighter with Counterfeit Bill Detector

$15 from Brando »

This USB lighter with a UV light for counterfeit bill detection should be a pretty sweet combo for drug dealers. Get handed a $100, see it's a fake on the spot, burn it to bits, kick the scammer's ass to next Tuesday...

Cybertecture Mirror

The Cybertecture Mirror allows us to gaze simultaneously upon the two things we like gazing upon best: the Internet and ourselves. A glass reflection of both beatific mugs, and streaming Web content, the futuristic mirror...

Telekinetic Enhancer

$11.75 from Amazon »

Learn a different kind of quackery...um, I mean brain skill, with the Telekinetic Enhancer, a lightweight aluminum flyer thing that sits on a prong and lolls about in clockwise or counterclockwise circles when touched...

Silent Alarm Clock & Sleep Sensor

$94.91 from Amazon »

Anecdotally, I would describe the LARK Silent Alarm Clock & Sleep Sensor as analogous to the paradigm of getting the boss man to implement your Big Idea by convincing him he thought of it himself. Combining subtle vibration...

WaterColorBot 2.0

Hey, here's a swell way to convince children with 0 artistic talent that they can be the next Van Gogh. Make sure there are trophies on hand too for when the WaterColorBot completes their first masterpiece for them....

Concrete Wireless Induction Charger

It's about damn time the crap my mama sets out around my (fine, her) house and calls "art" also possesses the ability to charge my phone and iPad. O'Dea Designs' Concrete Charger is the first in their forthcoming series...

DIY Guitar Pick Punch

$22.95 from Amazon »

You gotta cut up those old credit cards anyway right? Or what? Your identity will surely be stolen and you'll lose your girlfriend and probably be shunned. Instead, make cool guitar picks and avoid shunning with this...

In-Home USB Polygraph

$129.95 from Amazon »

Find out whose pants are on fire from the comfort of your own living room and USB port. The USB Polygraph for in-home use (read: barrels upon barrels of monkeys, particularly when anyone expected of cheating or doing...

Secret Agent Projection Gun Alarm Clock

$20.46 from Amazon »

What time is it? Let me check my Secret Agent projection gun alarm clock. Shoot! It's time to get up....

Rainbow In My Room

$28.94 from Amazon »

For the people who hope for unrealistic things dreamers among us, this cool little light machine sits on just about any flat surface and sends a rainbow flying across your room. Pot of gold sold separately....

The Kitchen Safe - Time-Lock Vice Guard

$49.95 from Kitchen Safe »

David Krippendorf invented the Kitchen Safe first to help himself avert caving to unhealthy snack cravings. Usage of the 3-1/2 quart timed lock box soon evolved into housing TV and video game controllers, cigarettes and...

Thames & Kosmos Wind Power 2.0

$35.99 from Amazon »

First you build the wind-powered generators. Then the wind spins the turbines. Then the turbines turn an electric generator. Then the electric generator charges some rechargeable AA batteries. And then--then!--you use...

HDVR Rearview Mirror Car Accident Camera

$78 from Amazon »

Reviewers of ABEO's HDVR-150, a hi-def video/still camera built into an attachable rearview mirror, have predominantly words of praise to lay upon the device, but I'm not fully sold on its application. Certainly in this...

Fos Wearable Bluetooth Display Patch

Discontinued

Fos: It's an LED safety patch for pedestrians and bikers. Fos: It's a light grid programmable wirelessly through your smartphone to display video, graphics, or text. Fos: It's everything people post on Facebook about...

Skittles Sorting Machine

Electrical engineer Brian Egenriether designed a machine to sort Skittles so that I can have all the red ones, and no one ever has to eat the disgusting green ones again. While Skittles umbrella corporation, Mars, Inc....

Van de Graaf Generator

Sold Out from Amazon »

When I was little they used to have one of these devices that makes your hair stand on end at an amazing and delightful place called The Magic House. My mama would sometimes take me there if I could go 8 days straight...

Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control

$99.95 from ThinkGeek »

While I'm pretty sure the Sonic Screwdriver in remote control form cannot eradicate the entire E! Network or track aliens of the Zooey Deschanel persuasion, it can make brandishers feel like pretty bitchin' Time Lords...

DIY Kits

$19.75 - $23.75 from Technology Will Save Us »

How curious it is that some people like to spend hours doing themselves what I could accomplish in a 20-minute, $20 trip to Target. DIY speakers? A DIY synth? No, no, here's the best: DIY LED greeting cards. You know...