Hidden USB Flash Drive Lanyard

Hidden USB Flash Drive Lanyard

Flash drives of all brands and sizes could with a lanyard nowadays, but how many are already hidden into the lanyard itself? This looks like an average lanyard on the outside, but unfasten the clip to find the USB flash drive with 2GB of memory available for taking your donkey…

PMA Imaging Expo

Just arrived here for the show. Slow start as they have delayed opening until 10.30am, but there is a big crowd here ready to barrel through the doors Stella McCartney sale style as soon as they bang the gong. Brought my own Internets today, so we should be flowing nicely….

CeBIT: Netcomm outdoor bucket of Wi-Fi

CeBIT: Netcomm outdoor bucket of Wi-Fi

Just across the way from D-Link was the Netcomm stand. I mentioned their NB12WD update on Monday, but outside that most of their range on show was best serving bigger infrastructure needs. There was this rather weird looking outdoor 802.11g access point, though, which looks like some kind of small…

Frenchman Fotoshop Fiesta: Well, I Asked For It

Frenchman Fotoshop Fiesta: Well, I Asked For It

Holy crap. I have been given a rare glimpse into the mind of Gizmodo readers, and I didn’t know what I was getting into. You people are completely insane. I asked earlier for you to Photoshop a picture of French Linux Codemeister Michel Xhaard in humourous situations. What I received…

Bluetooth Speaker: High in Style, Small in Size

Bluetooth Speaker: High in Style, Small in Size

For the most part, speakers this small never sound good, but we won’t judge until we try, and with looks like this, how could we not wanna try? The credit card–sized VX-818 is 1.3cm thick and it connects to any Bluetooth-enabled gadget doubling as a speaker or a hands-free device….

Quick News: OLPC, ScreenTonic and More

Quick News: OLPC, ScreenTonic and More

How on earth is AOL losing customers when nearly every other ISP is posting thousands and thousands of new ones? And they didn’t just lose a few, they lost 1.18 million last quarter alone. And in the latest “me-too,” Microsoft, in an effort to hang with the cool kids, bought…

DIY Force-Feedback Shock Mouse

DIY Force-Feedback Shock Mouse

We’re no stranger to force-feedback peripherals, but this mouse, developed by students at Leiden University, is a bit different than the traditional force-feedback mouse or controller. Here, I’ll let them explain: it is a “haptic feedback provider between the computer and the user—it is aware of the user’s mouse gestures…

Bathroom Louie Helps you Drop a Deuce

Bathroom Louie Helps you Drop a Deuce

Had enough of the pooping gadgets yet? Yeah, me neither. Bathroom Louie is a little guy who provides a bit of bowel encouragement. It is sound-activated. When bathroom Louie hears some bodily noises he will start making more repulsive noises of his own from every orifice followed by wiggling an…

LED Seatbelt Light Fondles, Illuminates

LED Seatbelt Light Fondles, Illuminates

I’ve been on a lifelong quest to find a car without an interior light, which I still have not, but when I do, I’ll be ready with the seatbelt LED light. The strangely large device clips onto the seatbelt and has an adjustable LED light to illuminate the area when…

Door Organiser Helps Airheads

Door Organiser Helps Airheads

Everyone has one of those friends who just can’t for the life of them seem to remember their personal effects. One of my roommates in college was so bad about setting things down without thinking that I actually made him a “memory square,” which was a piece of paper with…

Battlemodo: Simplehuman vs. Old Squeeze Bottle

Battlemodo: Simplehuman vs. Old Squeeze Bottle

I think this IR touchless soap dispenser is awesome. The main reason is that when I’m washing dishes, I can re-soap the sponge without squeezing a bottle or hitting a pump. The soap flow is adjustable, depending on how much fluid you want dispensed, and how viscous a soap you’re…

BlackBerry 8300 Curve: The Media CrackBerry You Really Want

BlackBerry 8300 Curve: The Media CrackBerry You Really Want

If you’ve been waiting for the right BlackBerry before making the jump into CrackBerry land, your time has come. The BlackBerry 8300 Curve is the e-mail checking, media-heavy smartphone we’ve been waiting for. Design-wise, the 8300 is a looker with its thin Pearl-like profile, full QWERTY keyboard, and silvery finish….

ModYFire iWear Turns All Clothes Into iPod nano Covers

ModYFire iWear Turns All Clothes Into iPod nano Covers

One day, hungarian designer Peter Zaolt Koren was at home thinking about how he could defeat a merciless alien invader called Ming or Zoltan. Or something like that. Suddenly, he had a strange revelation: why would anyone buy and wear horrible clothing especially designed for iPods when you can actually…

Someone Put a Phone in a Flashlight

Someone Put a Phone in a Flashlight

We’re big fans of gadgets shaped like other gadgets or one gadget shoved inside another gadget, and this flashlight cellphone is no exception. Designed for use in emergencies, this flashlight phone from Willcom runs on two flashlight batteries and has no screen. We suppose it’s useful to store this with…

James Bond’s Shower Accessory: The Shower Octopus

James Bond’s Shower Accessory: The Shower Octopus

As useful as those hanging shower trays are, they can’t compare when it comes to the cool factor with this Shower Octopus. Although pricey, the octopus gives you enough arms to hold five bottles in mid-air—something octopuses are known for. The only thing we’d be concerned about (other than the…

USB Fishbowl Makes Childrearing Look Difficult

USB Fishbowl Makes Childrearing Look Difficult

Marketed in Korea, this USB Fishtank is the perfect thing for a desk jockey that’s too lazy to actually turn and take care of its fish. See, the USB connection hooks up to a software suite with a virtual fishtank, and whatever you do on the software fishtank—make bubbles, change…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

What did you miss while you were off being asleep? Apple confirms LED backlighting for this year. Jobs looking to lay some green smackdown on the competition. NVIDIA decides the 8800 GTX needs a bump, welcomes Ultra. Yeah, but when will all this work better on Vista than XP? Giz…

Summer Shenanigans: Floating Golf Game

Summer Shenanigans: Floating Golf Game

Interested in working on your short game but that pesky backyard pool getting in the way? This poolside golf game is the perfect solution to that predicament. It floats in the water, and you can chip special “hoop-and-loop” (Velcro) balls onto it. Miss the target and be forced to get…

Awesome: The Keyboard Waffle Iron

Awesome: The Keyboard Waffle Iron

Because breakfast isn’t nerdy enough, I present to you the Keyboard Waffle Iron. There’s really nothing else to be said about this wonder of modern technology, but I invite you to make your best keyboard/waffle puns in comments. Come on, let’s see what you’ve got. –Adam Frucci Chris Dimino [via…

Slow Cooker Includes Digital Recipe Book

Slow Cooker Includes Digital Recipe Book

This super-healthy Weil-designed slow-cooker makes the process of slow cooking that much easier (because it is practically like rocket science). It includes an LCD display on the front that is chock-full of healthy recipes that you can scroll through and even program your own into. Once you have a recipe…

Xbox 360 Hard Drive Transfer Cable Free

Xbox 360 Hard Drive Transfer Cable Free

Just a reminder to those of you who purchased an Xbox 360 Elite already. If you fill out a migration kit order form included with your machine, Microsoft will send you a cable free of charge. It’s free for a limited time, since Microsoft didn’t really target Elite at upgraders,…

Samsung CX971P: Magic 19-inch LCD with 4000:1 Contrast

Samsung CX971P: Magic 19-inch LCD with 4000:1 Contrast

This new Samsung ninja cyborg can apparently rotate their new CX971P 19-inch display into any angle with a single move of her organic plastic-covered, laser-tipped titanium finger. All thanks to its MagicRotation mechanism. OK, so maybe she doesn’t have lasers. Or isn’t a cyborg. We can only wish. However, this…

What’s In A Name?: BlackBerry 8300 Goes All Curve-y

What’s In A Name?: BlackBerry 8300 Goes All Curve-y

The word on the streets is that RIM’s BlackBerry 8300 might show up as early as next week, and that it will bear the (classy?) name “Curve”. We already told you that the smartphone formerly known as Daytona won’t have Wi-Fi, nor any kind of 3G. As a GSM handset,…

Air-Con in a Can Helps you Keep your Cool

Air-Con in a Can Helps you Keep your Cool

Portable air conditioning used to mean something Marshall amp-sized (preferably on wheels) that you could fill with water, hoick from room to room, dangle the hose out of the window and plug in. Well, my friends, those days are gone, and instead you can lower the temperature with air-con in…

Johnny 5 Still Not Alive, But Now Has LEGO Brother

Johnny 5 Still Not Alive, But Now Has LEGO Brother

Technically this is called the JohnNXT 5, though even Steve Guttenberg’s minority friend won’t be fooled that this isn’t the real Johnny Five. LEGO fan Daniele Benedettelli built this entire thing out of LEGO Mindstorm NXT parts, which if our calculations are correct, means this probably costs as much as…

“Design Object” Single Serve Coffee Maker

“Design Object” Single Serve Coffee Maker

The WMF 1 is a coffee pad/pod/whatever-based single-serve coffee machine, which integrates your cup into its minimalist cubic design that’s not much bigger than a couple of books. The cliche Mac-whiteness can be livened up with your choice of four colors for the lining. Exciting, I know. After dumping in…

Rubik’s Cube: The Idiot’s Cube

Rubik’s Cube: The Idiot’s Cube

Rubik’s Cubes too hard to solve? Try out this Idiot’s Cube, and you’ll never feel inferior to Will Smith again. Plus, it’s a pretty inexpensive way to tell someone they’re too stupid to figure out a real puzzle. Just in time for Mother’s Day! – Jason Chen Product Page [Cool…