Top 20 Coolest Gadgets
Now every so often in this blog, we put together a top 10 or top 20 list just for fun. Well, guess what? I’m in the mood again. So without further ado, here are our 20 top “cool gadget” recommends:
#1 – Wii Fit 12-In-1 Fitness Board
The Wii has surpassed the original NES in sales, which is a massive feat in itself. And now the dieting community is getting into the Wii Fit habit. Jumping into the Wii bandwagon? Then get yourself started with this Wii 12-in-1 starter pack, complete with Wii Board, Yoga Mat, wristbands, rechargeable battery, and more.
#2 – Touchscreen Digital Golf Scorecard
This one’s great for golfing enthusiasts. Tired of keeping score with a traditional scorecard? Then use a digital one! This nifty device keeps track of scores for up to 4 players, and even tells the time and temperature of the day.
#3 – G108 Watch Phone
What are you getting yourself for the holidays? A new watch? A new phone? Why not both? The G108 Watch Phone is a funky phone you wear on your wrist. It looks retro and high-tech at the same time, and has all the basic features of a regular cellphone — including the camera!
#4 – Pure Sensia Digital Audio System
We never really fell in love with iPod docks, which was why we especially liked the Pure Sensia Digital Audio System. It combines digital, FM, and Internet radio in one sleek-looking touchscreen device. It also plays podcasts and ambient sounds, and can sync with a PC through Wi-Fi.
#5 – Self-Stiffing Lazy Mug
You can tell we’re a lazy bunch of bloggers here when you see this on the list. The Self-Stiffing Lazy Mug does just that — it stirs your brew for you. With just a push of a button on the handle, you’ll be saving teaspoons and stirrers with every mug you make. Saves you that precious minute to do, you know, “more important” things.
#6 – Cerevellum Bike Information Center
GPS made it into cars years ago, but are only recently making it onto bikes. The Cerevellum Bike Information Center is a neat device you can clip onto the handlebars of your bike. It has neat “modules” that show you your bike’s rear view, GPS, and your heart rate, among other things. Oh, and yes — it tells the time too.
#7 – Digitus Ring
Even rings tell the time these days. The Digitus Ring has almost 1400 tiny display spheres on its surface, telling you the time no matter what direction you glance at it from. As cool as this is, though, remember that your girlfriend will be expecting something more…
#8 – Virtual Laser Keyboard
One of the most futuristic items on this list, the Virtual Laser Keyboard is a Bluetooth wireless device that projects a laser keyboard on any flat surface. Keystrokes are detected by the device’s sensor. And, if a quiet keyboard is too unnerving for you, you can also turn on the “clicking” sounds.
#9 – Saint B MP3 Player
This is a cross-shaped MP3 player that you can wear around your neck. It’s a great accessory if your pastor doesn’t mind. It comes in jet black, red, or hot pink.
#10 – WidgetStation Alarm Clock
Want more reasons to stay in bed? Then get a WidgetStation alarm clock. This sweet-looking device has two LCD screens (one color, one b/w), and can be widgetized with stock info, weather, RSS readers, photo slideshows, and more.
#11 – Wacom Inkling Digital Sketch Pen
This device is great for artists. You fix the device at the top of your drawing surface, and use the pressure-sensitive pen to draw your sketches. Then plug the device via USB to your PC, and edit your sketches via its pre-bundled software. Great for sketching on the go.
#12 – Integral Cord Concept Computer
This one’s a fairly new concept, but we like it already. The Integral Cord is a long, flexible cord with camera and multicolor laser LED arrays on its inner side. Clipped into a loop, it beams a laser display of your computer interface. More Integral Cords mean bigger loops, which make this a great tool for group activities.
#13 – Care Bracelet
This one’s for pregnant women. The Care Bracelet warns the mother-to-be about radiation, which may be harmful for the baby. The bracelet shines green if everything’s okay, and pink if radiation levels are high in the area. Good tool — you can’t be too safe!
#14 – Veggie-Peel
The Veggie-Peel is a peeler that contains peels in a clear tube, instead of it falling all over your kitchen counter. It keeps meal preparation clean and easy, and is ergonomic enough to accommodate both left- and right-handers.
#15 – Taylor Digital Measuring Cup
Just how much is 4-3/8 cups anyway? This measuring cup will tell you via its LCD display. It will give you perfect measures every single time. Great if you like cooking for friends.
#16 – Smith’s Pocket Pal Multi-Functional Knife Sharpener
This pocket-sized knife sharpener is great both for the outdoors and the kitchen. It has grooves for replaceable carbide stones (for quick edging) and ceramic stones (for razor sharp finishes), and can accommodate even serrated edges.
#17 – LACIE Core4 and Core7 USB
This tiny USB device gives you at least 4 extra USB ports, 3 with mini-USB cables. Now you can charge ALL your mobile devices at once, all in one place.
#18 – Wall Gear Clock
Why? Because clocks are cool. And this one happens to be one of the cooler ones in the bunch. The gear design is very steampunk-y, and you can watch the gears of time move slowly on this one.
#19 – Belt Buckle Spy Camera
As the name implies, it’s a spy camera disguised as a belt buckle. It can accommodate 2GB microSD cards, and has a one-touch record button for discreet activation. Great for spying on your friends and enemies… just don’t bring it into the shower.
#20 – “The Seek” Wrist GPS Device
The “Seek” is a wrist-mounted GPS device with a neat pull-out LED screen. It’s great for those who like to travel Lonely Planet-style. What’s more, it’s also a music player. Just remember to stop, look, and listen when crossing streets during festivals.
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