Gadgets

NightWatch Magnifying Clock Dock for Apple Watch

$69.99 Amazon »

I don't have an Apple Watch, so I don't need a NightWatch Magnifying Clock Dock for my Apple Watch. But. My mama has an Apple Watch. And, based on the imprints of a square with rounded edges and a little dial sticking...

Heatbit - Bitcoin-Mining Space Heater

$1,199 Heatbit »

Heatbit says it's a space heater that also...mines Bitcoin. That is, it warms up to 500 square feet of interior space, while it...generates cryptocurrency. For you to spend. Presumably on the electric bill you'll get...

Earthing Universal Grounding Mat

$99 Amazon »

Earthling, meet Earthing, makers of so-called "grounding mats" intended to replicate the effects of walking barefoot on the bare earth. Not the feeling, mind, you, but the effects. Oh yeah, dudes, someone call Gwyneth...

Wayband Haptic Navigation App & Wristband

$249 Amazon »

Hands-free? That all you got, newfangled tech? Well, Wayband sees your hands-free gadgets, and raises you one that's eyes-free and ears-free too. The Wayband Haptic Navigation App & Wristband is a personal navigator that...

Shargeek See-Through Portable Charger

$199 Amazon »

I see what you're doing here, Shargeek. I mean, it's hard not to with the see-through shell around your STORM2 portable power bank revealing all its inner workings and charging capabilities...

NReal Air AR Glasses

$379 Amazon »

They're not unreal, they're NReal. They're not virtual reality, they're augmented reality. NReal Air AR Glasses aren't a bunch of fake shit, they're a bunch of real shit...with a bunch of fake shit sprinkled in to make...

Kindle Scribe for Reading & Writing

$339.99 - $419.99 Amazon »

Highlight by hand, take notes, and doodle on your eBooks with Amazon's new Kindle Scribe, an eReader that also lets you eWrite "as naturally as you do on paper."...

Halo Rise Sleep Tracker, Wake-up Light & Smart Alarm

$139.99 Amazon »

Interesting to wake up this morning to news of Amazon's Halo Rise - wake up the old-fashioned way, from a cat walking across my face, not via a sunrise-simulating wake-up light or smart alarm. And certainly with no hard...

LINNER Nova Bluetooth Hearing Aids for Talk & TV

$179 - $219 LINNER »

Most Bluetooth earbuds help dudes and ladies tune the world out, but LINNER's Nova Bluetooth earbuds help them tune it in. The LINNER Nova is a set of Bluetooth hearing aids that enhance and filter the sounds of voices...

Mechanical Mouse Jiggler (So They Think You're Working)

$28.99 Amazon »

This mechanical mouse jiggler is recommended by 5/5 slackers, underpaid employees, people out of PTO who need some TO, and dudes and ladies with a weird compulsion never to let their computers log off or go to sleep...

Micro Smoke Machine

$31.51 Etsy »

Where there's smoke, there's fire, but where there's juuust a little bit of smoke, hopefully there's a Micro Smoke Machine. Creator Wayne Berendhuysen of Wayne's Workshop calls his terrific handheld gadget the Costronica...

Power Idolz Wireless Charging Docks

$42.99 - $58.22 Amazon »

I don't even know where to begin with Power Idolz Wireless Charging Docks. How about, that they're wireless charging docks is the least interesting thing about them? These "characters" from iconic 70s and 80s movies...

Vivoo At-Home Urine Test & Wellness Coach

$26.99 - $129.95 Amazon »

I don't need no stinkin' Vivoo at-home urine test and app to tell me what's in my pee. I already know by the smell it's coffee, booze, and, whenever my wife makes me eat vegetables, asparagus...

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Wireless Charge Pad

$25.21 Amazon »

What a piece of junk! Actually, I have no idea how well this Star Wars Millennium Falcon Wireless Charge Pad works, or how cool (or junky) it looks in person, but that felt like the right line from the film series to...

SystemSix Retro-Macintosh-Style Desk Calendar & Display

One reason not to get too excited about the SystemSix, a desktop piece that uses a retro Macintosh to display a calendar, the weather forecast, and the phase of the moon, is it doesn't use a real old-school Mac. The case...

Aranet4 HOME Wireless Indoor Air Quality Monitor

$249 Amazon »

Drop a wad on the Aranet4 HOME wireless indoor air quality monitor to find out if you need to drop another wad on an Airmega smart air purifier. The Aranet4 HOME uses a non-dispersive infra-red sensor (NDIR) to measure...

Zero Breeze Mark 2 Portable, Off-Grid Air Conditioner

$999 Zero Breeze »

Ahhh, nothing better than getting out of the city in the summer. Nothing more relaxing than a few days in the mountains, a trip to a national park, an RV adventure to wherever the winding road takes you. These days, as...

inno Portable Telescoping Fan & Diffuser

$49.99 Amazon »

Thinking I might join the inno Fan Club. I like this air circulator's telescoping properties, able to extend from a compact and tidy 5", to as tall as 35", and therefore also able to direct its airflow with precision...

DearBuds SE - Wearable Ear Dehumidifier

$64 - $119 Linkface »

Waterlogged ears from swimming or showering? Sweaty canals from a tough workout? Victim of yet another Wet Willy? The DearBuds SE is a wearable ear dehumidifier that is, first of all, not a joke, and, second of all, designed...

HID SIPS Water Dispensing Lamp

$49 - $69 HID SIPS »

I wouldn't go so far as to call HID SIPS' Water Dispensing Lamp genius, but I do think it rises above both the useless gadget and unnecessary invention categories. And while I usually keep my bedtime water in the bathroom...

Tempo-X Submarine Music-Reactive Humidifier

$99 indiegogo »

The Tempo-X Submarine Humidifier one-ups the music-reactive lights of dancing speakers, and maybe even the music-reactive flames of the Trackside Fire Pit, with its music-reactive mist rings that both puff to the beat...

Shargeek Retro 35 Mini Apple Macintosh Charger

$59 Amazon »

The Mac Classic just never stops being...classic, does it? Shargeek's Retro 35 Mini is an obvious, albeit not obviously stated for licensing reasons, reimagining of a yesteryear Apple Macintosh into a 35W USB-C charger...

SpeedyJig Plus Paracord Bracelet & Monkey Fist Kit

$35 Amazon »

You could give Dad a paracord survival bracelet or a monkey fist for Father's Day this year. Orrr you could give him this SpeedyJig Plus paracord bracelet and monkey fist kit, and let him make one for himself. ... And...

Proto M Holographic Communication & Media Device

$2k Proto »

Proto's forthcoming M is a tabletop holographic communication / media device and, in my opinion, the newest best way to have dinner with your in-laws. Look at how happy that mom and baby look talking to Hologramma on...