DIY Wiimote Door Lock is Useless Yet Awesome Nonetheless

DIY Wiimote Door Lock is Useless Yet Awesome Nonetheless

You’ve gotta love DIY hacks that don’t even pretend to be trying to create something that’s actually useful, but are more attempts to prove that the maker can create something completely ridiculous. Take this door that can be unlocked with a Wiimote, for example. Is this very secure? No, not…

Slouchpod: The Gamer’s Beanbag

Slouchpod: The Gamer’s Beanbag

If beanbags had a version 2.0, the Slouchpad would be it. A gamer’s dream, it has two built-in 5-watt RMS speakers and a 10-watt RMS subwoofer for those outta-the-chair moments when you’re playing Gears Of War. And it’s not just gamer-friendly, as you can plug just about anything into it,…

iPods Banned by Schools to Stop Exam Cheating

iPods Banned by Schools to Stop Exam Cheating

Teachers, eh? First they came to praise the iPod, then they came to bury it. A spate of incidents involving iPods in class and exam rooms has led to a ban on digital media players in some schools. A high school in Idaho has been one of the first establishments…

Giz Oz: Our greatest week ever

Yes, without any competition, our first week wins the title of best ever. Here we’ve gathered some links back to the first week of Australian content, in case you missed them in the face of overwhelming US entries. We had some Sony videos: Creative Side and Kiss. That last one…

Steve Jobs: Subscription Model Still Sucks

Steve Jobs: Subscription Model Still Sucks

Despite Big Four agitation for an iTunes subscription service, Steve-o told Reuters on Wednesday that not only has that model “failed so far,” iTunes customers “don’t seem to be interested in it.” He reasons that they’d prefer to own, rather than rent, music. So why not just give us the…

Book-Style Remote Control Comes with Pages

Book-Style Remote Control Comes with Pages

Tired of flipping between four remote controls to operate all your A/V gear? Designed by Chen Hung Ming, the Book-style remote has three “pages” you can flip through to control either your TV, DVD or stereo. Each page has a small tab/bookmark that explains what each page controls. The concept…

The Suitcase Bike: Oh God, They Actually Made It

The Suitcase Bike: Oh God, They Actually Made It

Some of you might remember the Suitcase Bike concept that we showed you last year. Where the bike folds up into itself to resemble a suitcase with wheels. While this may look similar, it has one major difference. It’s in production. That’s right, in just a few short months for…

Man Reviews 105 Power Supplies, Goes Insane, Recommends a Few

Man Reviews 105 Power Supplies, Goes Insane, Recommends a Few

If you’re hardcore enough to review 105 power supplies, you’d better have some kind of spectacular testing regimen in place. The guys at matbe do, and they’ve come out the other side with a handful of recommendations on which one you should buy. For the nonmodular units, they recommend Akasa…

Bush Office Countdown Keyring

Bush Office Countdown Keyring

We’ll leave the political debate for our concerned citizen cousins over at Wonkette, but here’s a Backwards Bush keychain that counts down the days he has left in office. So if you’re the kind of person who really needs to know exactly how much time is left until we need…

When Pants Attack: A Cautionary Tale of G Suits and Planes

When Pants Attack: A Cautionary Tale of G Suits and Planes

You may or may not have read reports last week about a Swedish fighter jet crashing in the Arctic Circle. So far, so what, you’re probably saying”after all, there were no fatalities. And so began the questions. What caused the accident&madash;was it pilot error? The wrong kind of snow? Maybe…

Cassette Wallets Let You Carry Nostalgia Around With You

Cassette Wallets Let You Carry Nostalgia Around With You

Nothing says “the 1980s” like cassettes. The now dead format holds a dear place in the heart of any child of the ’80s who fondly recalls meticulously recording mixtapes, trading for concert recordings by mail on XLII’s, and putting Scotch tape over the little hole on the top of that…

Bullshit Button

Bullshit Button

Although this bullshit button is quite similar to Staple’s Easy Button, and both are actually available for purchase, the bullshit button actually does something useful. See, whenever your buddies make some outlandish claim, just slam on this button and it’ll pop out one of five “clever” sayings. “¢ “(Beep) That…

LG Planning Dual Touchscreen Clamshell

LG Planning Dual Touchscreen Clamshell

Now that the Prada phone is out, rumor has it that LG is planning another touchscreen cellphone. This time around the phone will be a clamshell with dual touchscreens (like this NTT DoCoMo phone). The touchscreens will function as one giant display, or they can act independently of one another,…

Glo Pillow Simulates Sunrise to Gently Wake You Up

Glo Pillow Simulates Sunrise to Gently Wake You Up

Say goodbye to that obnoxious alarm clock, scaring you out of bed every morning with its cacophonous din. Now you can rage against the dying of the light with the Glo Pillow, gently waking you up with soft LED lights, slowly increasing their brightness over 40 minutes just like the…

USB BB Gun Will Shoot Your Eye Out, Remotely

USB BB Gun Will Shoot Your Eye Out, Remotely

Sure, you could get that USB foam rocket launcher if you’re some sort of wussbag, but if you mean business you know that a couple of soft darts to the face aren’t going to really get your message across. You need to get serious. Nothing’s more serious than”¦ well, OK,…

Popdrive Bottle Opening USB Flash Drive

Popdrive Bottle Opening USB Flash Drive

Finally, a company has combined my two favorite hobbies. Thank you for fulfilling my dream of being able to transfer files with ease and crack open a cold one almost at the same time with one convenient device. This Popdrive is a 1GB flash drive that sits securely in the…

Spikey Drink Protecting Device

Spikey Drink Protecting Device

Everyone once in a while we like to send out a positive message in the form of a gadget and today it is Spikey, the device that can attach to the top of bottles to prevent them from being able to be spiked with roofies or other inebriators. The device…

The Freakonomics of the Wii Shortage

The Freakonomics of the Wii Shortage

It’s been six months, and it’s still next to impossible to find a Wii anywhere. Freakonomics looks at the issue and makes some interesting points. They point out that this is really bad for game publishers, but really not all that bad for stores, as it gets people in the…

Booze Belt Will Transform You Into Drunk Cowboy

Booze Belt Will Transform You Into Drunk Cowboy

Once in a while, Gizmodo comes across that rare object, that invention that showcases the amazing nature of human genius and the never-ending quest for perfection that lifts the spirits of every man and woman in the planet. That gadget is clearly not the Booze Belt, something that celebrates two…