Gear

Darth Vader Clapper

$29.99 from Amazon »

Use the Force...of the sound waves generated by slapping your palms together with the Star Wars Darth Vader Clapper. Appearing out of nowhere from 1988, this sound-activated outlet controller - perhaps the original smart...

The Deep Freeze 6-Pack Ice Mold

$29.99 from Trinken »

Sure, in January you can just sit your 6-packs on the porch, or possibly embed them in the backyard's 3 feet of snow, but after the thaw, when summer comes again, Trinken's Deep Freeze 6-pack ice mold could be the star...

How To Tie Knots Coffee Mug

$15.95 from Amazon »

The How To Tie Knots Coffee Mug makes a fine addition to the cupboards of fishermen, those stuck inside for the winter, but dreaming of summer sailing adventures, and people like me, whose hands are extra fidgety today...

Fingerprint Padlock

$45.97 from Amazon »

Fair warning: there are a bunch of fingerprint padlocks out there, and they all come with mixed reviews. Some on their biometric reliability, some on their shoddy, poorly translated instructions, and some on their super...

Benjamin Franklin Electrici-Tea Mug

$15.95 from Amazon »

It's only Electrici-Tea if you hang your tea bag over this Benjamin Franklin mug juuuuuust right. But that's not such a hard ask, and I'm sure if you give the scene of an ex-kite-ing moment in American history as a gift...

Cuddle Clones - Realistic Stuffed Versions of Your Pet

Let me get this straight, Cuddle Clones. I send you photos and details about my cat Zanzibar, and you spend 4 to 6 weeks hand-turning them into a stuffed animal? So that I will then have one cat that walks on my face...

Otamatone Japanese Portable Synthesizer

$35.49 - $37.99 from Amazon »

Taaaake Otamatone meeee, takeOtamatoneme, taaaaake meeee... If you didn't go straight to the video of The Real Sully G using a bunch of these fantastic Japanese portable synthesizers to record "Take On Me" before reading...

Star Wars Soy Sauce Dish Set

A long time ago in an omakase far, far away... They say this Star Wars Soy Sauce Dish Set is made out of traditionally crafted genuine Arita porcelain from southern Japan, but at that price for the faces of Darth Vader...

UV Black Light Flashlight

$12.99 from Amazon »

See who got up to what at the office holiday party this year with this UV black light flashlight. The 51-LED ultraviolet investigator reveals a few very distinct stains and marks, highlighting them in bright, glowing...

Human Bones Ballpoint Pen Set

$9.89 from Amazon »

Running low on balljoint pens? Need a set of human bones to make you fe-mur like filling out the forms at your orthopedist's office? Contemplating writing a poem to use in revealing yourself to your crush, but need a...

While You Were Out Cold Notes

$12.98 from Amazon »

I don't really need While You Were Out Cold Notes to stick on my friend Cornelius when he passes out drunk. It's pretty clear what happened without a written explanation. At least as soon as he tries to stand up and finds...

Buca Boot Bike Basket

$225 from Amazon »

The Buca Boot is a snazzy car trunk for your bike. Kathryn Carlson developed the Buca Boot concept at university in London, when she struggled to load up and strap down all her books and gear for class, plus her personal...

The NoPhone Air

$5.99 from Amazon »

The NoPhone Air is this season's premier smartphone for anyone perpetually glued to their screen. You know, people who only look up 2 or 3 times a day, and then always seem surprised to see that humans and animals exist...

Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Dog Leash

Ah, I can just hear Darth Vader at the dog park: "Charlie, come to the Dark Side. Come on. Come to the Dark Side, Charlie. Charlie! Charlie, come! Sigh. Alright then - Schvrmmmmmmm - off-leash time is over."...

Sigma Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens

$25,999 from Amazon »

Alright Mr. DeMille, the inside of my bellybutton, the middle pore on my left nostril, and the mole on my back I should probably get checked out are ready for their close-ups!...

Marshall MS2 Battery-Powered Micro Guitar Amplifier

$43.95 - $49.97 from Amazon »

This isn't the first time one of my top gifts for musicians has had the word "Marshall" running across it. (Check out Marshall's Bluetooth speakers for both avid music players and listeners.) While the jam brand's MS2...

AxisGO iPhone X Waterproof Photo & Video Case

$199 from Amazon »

The AxisGO case for iPhone X is designed for total, super seafoam green! (or boring black) freedom in using your phone's camera underwater and in harsh weather conditions. The AxisGO seals phones inside its hard waterproof...

Star Wars Galactic Empire DSA Keycap Set

$250 from Kono »

It's official: you can now swathe your keyboard in the emblems and Aurebesh of the Empire with this officially licensed Star Wars Galactic Empire DSA Keycap Set. Well, you can get in line to do it anyway. Preorders for...

OTTO Automatic Herb Mill & Roller

$129.99 from Amazon »

Like to treat your herbs right? Grind and roll them into a perfect cone in seconds, without mess and waste? Banana Bros. has a mill you really OTTO try...

iPhone Xs Tesla - Solar-Powered Phone

$4,450 - $5,910 from Caviar »

And you thought the iPhone couldn't get any more expensive. Caviar combines the technology of corporate and pop culture darlings Apple and Tesla to produce the iPhone Xs Tesla, a smartphone fitted with a solar-powered...

Mousr Interactive Robotic Cat Toy

$119.99 from Amazon »

No sneaking up and pouncing on the Mousr, kitteh! Petronics' interactive robotic cat toy has built-in sensors that detect and react to your pet automatically. The feather teaser on wheels has 3 different strategy selections...

KATSU Bamboo Style Japanese Pocket Knife

$79.99 from Amazon »

Add a modern Higonokami to your EDC with KATSU's bamboo style Japanese pocket knife. The folding blade is handmade in the layered Damascus way, and brings even more standout detailing in its handle's bamboo stalk shape...

Gotta Go Poncho - Disposable Poncho Toilet

$8.85 from Amazon »

I wonder how much Gotta Go Poncho had to pay that young lady to look pleasant modeling a wearable portable toilet. And calling it a "wearable portable toilet" is me being generous. Broken into parts, the Gotta Go Poncho...

Poshland Double Round Edge Dagger Knife

$103.99 from Amazon »

Check out my Thanksgiving dinner utensil. When I saw Poshland's RAM-211 Double Round Edge Dagger Knife, I had eyes for neither fork, nor spoon, nor butter blade. It was a little tricky eating my mashed potatoes and gravy...