Gadgets

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

$32.99 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

$29.50 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

$39 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

$25 indiegogo »

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

$29.99 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...

Material Bitcoin Wallet

$94 - $210 Material Bitcoin »

Styled and sized like a credit card, the Material Bitcoin Wallet aims to be a robust, non-electronic solution to Bitcoin storage and use. (And, yes, that's Bitcoin and Bitcoin only, owners of Ethereum, Tether, and other...

CureFaster Wound Sealer & Healer

$89.99 Amazon »

Call CureFaster a magic wound wand. One that says it can take you from cut to clot with a quickness. From scrape to scab in 3 treatments. From gory gouge to...still pretty ugly injury, but less likely to bleed and ooze...

CheerTok All-in-one Pocket Touchpad for Smart Devices

$35 - $39 Cheerdots »

CheerTok's big, B-I-G, and CheerTok's bad, B-A-D, and CheerTok's boss, B-O-S-S, B-O-S-S, boss. OK, CheerTok isn't so big, being a pocket-sized touchpad, air mouse, presenter, and shortcut Generator. And it's more good...

Emerge Home - Ultrasound-Powered VR You Can Feel

$450 - $550 Emerge »

The Emerge Home is a forthcoming VR companion for the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset. A very, you could say, touchy-feely companion. The Emerge Home system uses the Emerge Wave-1, a device that emits ultrasonic...

briiv Air Filter - Natural, Sustainable Air Purifier

$346.11 briiv »

A breath of fresh air meets a sight for sore eyes in the briiv Air Filter, a sustainable home air purifier made from 90% natural, renewable materials...

Purrble - Calming Toy with Heartbeat & Purr

$59.99 Amazon »

Purrbles are plushies with a dynamic heartbeat and soothing purr, designed to teach children empathy, and help people of all ages fight stress and achieve calm. Question: what happens if you get the little furballs wet...

Steamstack Humidifier & Condenser

If you Steamstack it, the moisture will come. Or go away, depending on the season and humidity levels in your house. The Steamstack Humidifier & Condenser is a Mark Mitchell design that tweaks indoor humidity levels behind...

Labrador Retriever Assistive Robot

The Labrador Retriever isn't here to oust your dog and become your new best friend, but the assistive robot does hope to become another kind of indispensable companion in your life, or the life of someone you know who...

Amagami Ham Ham - Finger-Nibbling Comfort Pets

"Amagami" is a Japanese term for the inclination and act of babies and pets nibbling on your finger. And apparently this finger-nibbling - presumably without drawing blood or causing a nasty foreign saliva infection -...