• Desktop Punching Bag: Unleash Your Inner Klitschko

    Desktop Punching Bag: Unleash Your Inner Klitschko

    Sometimes, you just need to punch something when you get frustrated at work.  While your Boombox Throw Pillows will do just fine for occasional stress relief function, you’ll need something that’s actually intended for absorbing hooks and crosses when those frustrating moments happen more and more often.  That’s why this Desktop Punching Bag exists. Similar to the speed bags you see in boxing gyms, it consists of a small ball that you can attach to any surface using a large [...]

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  • Manuka Gyroscope: Because Spinning Things That Look Like They’re Falling Over But Don’t Are Awesome

    Manuka Gyroscope: Because Spinning Things That Look Like They’re Falling Over But Don’t Are Awesome

    Many of us are familiar with the concept of a gyroscope, those rotating mechanisms that give erstwhile unstable objects balance by offering resistance to turns in any direction.  In fact, we’ve featured many products that use them, such as personal transporters and flying drones.  The Manuka Gyroscope, however, strips away all the function, using a bare gyroscope to let you perform tricks that amuse your legion of adoring fans.   And by fans, we mean your kids and other bored people [...]

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  • USB Squirming Tentacle Brings The Kraken To Your Desk

    USB Squirming Tentacle Brings The Kraken To Your Desk

      Tentacles are always awesome.  Moving tentacles?  Even more awesome.  Having multiple moving tentacles in your work desk?  Multiple times more awesome.  And you can have that entertaining you all day with the USB Squirming Tentacle. Got a bunch of open USB ports on a laptop or on a USB hub?  Instead of sticking useful peripherals like an Air Multiplier Knockoff or a USB cup warmer into those,  simply plug in a bunch of these and bring a squiggly kraken [...]

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  • Desk Pets’ New CarBot Features Battle Mode

    Desk Pets’ New CarBot Features Battle Mode

    I love Desk Pets’ smartphone-controlled toy cars.  However, driving a toy tank around a maze feels a little stupid, when all you really want to do is fight them to the death.  That’s why we appreciate the new Desk Pet CarBot, which features a battle mode for pitting multiple vehicles against one another. Designed to work with both iPhone and Android smartphones, the vehicles can be piloted directly from the downloadable app, which also records all the statistics for the [...]

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  • ReaDIYmate: Papercraft Plus WiFi Makes For Interesting New Things

    ReaDIYmate: Papercraft Plus WiFi Makes For Interesting New Things

    WiFi is the new USB.  At least, that’s how it goes when it comes to desktop accessories and toys.  The ReaDIYmate embraces this new internet of things paradigm, adding WiFi connectivity to papercraft models that combine the classic with modern tech. Unlike many WiFi objects you’ll find online, this isn’t a kit that you’ll need to solder and glue up together for a weekend building project.  Instead, putting the stuff together is as easy as standard papercraft, with all electronics [...]

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  • Pocket Artillery Cannon Shoots Airsoft Pellets For More Painful Cubicle Warfare

    Pocket Artillery Cannon Shoots Airsoft Pellets For More Painful Cubicle Warfare

    Tired of shooting nerf darts in the office?  Spice up cubicle warfare with pre-missile weaponry in the form of the Pocket Artillery Cannon, a desktop toy that can shoot stinging airsoft pellets at your enemies in the workplace. Disguised to look like a harmless desktop display, the miniature weapon comes in a tubby shape that’s reminiscent of the kind of cannons they use in old cartoons.   Line ten of these up on your cubicle rails and watch the natives exclaim [...]

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  • SpyNet Laser Trip Wire Turns Your Cubicle Into A Secure Fort

    SpyNet Laser Trip Wire Turns Your Cubicle Into A Secure Fort

    Want to turn your office cubicle into a secure area?  We suggest rabid dogs along the entryways.  In case that won’t fly with building security, you can set up an alarm system to alert you of intruders with the Spynet Laser Trip Wire. Yep, it’s a real laser-based trip wire system that activates a built-in alarm once it detects an intruder crossing in your midst.  Whether you want to be alerted to give you time to close that browser-based MMO [...]

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  • USB Fishquarium Puts An Aquarium With Your Workdesk Essentials

    USB Fishquarium Puts An Aquarium With Your Workdesk Essentials

    Need something to amuse you in that drab cubicle you inhabit in the office?  Try the USB Fishquarium, a multi-function desk gadget with a built-in fish tank to help relax you during times of stress. No matter how trapped you feel inside your dead-end of a job, a quick glance at a pair of goldfish imprisoned aboard an even tinier container should make you feel better.  Not because it’s a calming oasis, hell no.   Instead, it’s a nice reminder that [...]

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  • Solar-Powered Pet Rock Is A Twitching Robot With Granite Pretenses

    Solar-Powered Pet Rock Is A Twitching Robot With Granite Pretenses

    Just when you thought Pet Rocks will always be the same inanimate slabs of earth they’ve always been, human ingenuity has upset the balance of nature again.  This Solar-Powered Pet Rock dances like a turtle on its back and isn’t even made of granite. It’s shaped like a rock, so we’ll give it that much.  The body, though, is dressed in plastic, with metal and electronic innards, so it’s actually a robot pretending to be a rock.  Which feels wrong [...]

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  • Make Your Desk Accessories Earn Their Keep

    Make Your Desk Accessories Earn Their Keep

    Does your business card holder just sit there, doing nothing more than…well…holding business cards?  You need to spice up your desk with the Teamwork Magnetic Business Card Holder. This tool-cum-toy has twelve magnetic men and poles that you can move around and stack for your entertainment.  Whether they are using the poles to hold up your business cards, or simply poised on opposites sides of the metal base, ready to attack each other with the poles – like knights jousting [...]

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  • USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner

    USB Aromatherapy Oil Burner

    Some people feel the need to own as many add-ons to the home computer as possible. Some people just like neat computer geek stuff. (myself included, I am not ashamed to confess that.) The latest USB plug-in for the PC is more than a little bit unexpected and unusual than most though. Introducing the rather nifty USB Aroma therapy Oil Burner. The human sense of smell is possibly the most unusual of the five (or is that six, I think [...]

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  • 17 Across: A Pen That Does Everything

    17 Across: A Pen That Does Everything

    The answer: The Crossword 4-Function Pen.  This little pen features an ink cartridge for regular penning, but also has a pencil with eraser, an orange highlighter and a PDA stylus.  Each of the functions can be refilled and it simple to use.  Rotate the pen to select which function you want to use, and click the button to extend the point.  Use the second button to retract it. The best part is that the pen is colored in a stylish [...]

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  • Can You Please Unplug That Flash Drive? I Have To Plugin My …. Vacuum?

    Can You Please Unplug That Flash Drive? I Have To Plugin My …. Vacuum?

    Okay, so I’ll step up and admit it right here in front of everyone. I’m a slob. I eat, drink and sometimes sleep in front of my computer, and as a result of my slobbing I occasionally drop slivers of potato chips or crumbs from my Sub Sandwich onto the keyboard, where it slips into the tiny space between the keys into a land of circuits and silicon. In the past, if a piece of potato chip was causing me [...]

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