You’ve acquired the latest phone. You have the best laptop out there. You get hold of all the gadgets that they claim as are the best.
But what do you do when you still have money to spare and an insatiable hunger for technology?
Here are 15 weird gadgets that you probably have never heard of, but might tickle your neurons enough to go get them. You know, just for fun.
1. Selfie Toaster
Self-obsession just got foody. You’ve put your selfies on Instagram, you’ve saved it as your wallpaper. You’ve even laminated it on your cups. Where do you take it next? That’s right, you take it to your plates. Mail your selfie to Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp, the creators of Selfie Toaster, and they would make a metal plate with the impression. Put in your toaster and you have your face on your toast. A morning of Me, Myself and I.
You’ve seen those warnings. You’ve seen the Mukesh video. It has hit you and you want to quit smoking. But you do not have the willpower to do so. Buy Pavlok, that will zap you every time you try to smoke. It’s a wristband, that uses motion sensors to know when you’re smoking or biting your nails, and hits you with an electrical shock. It’s painful and costly but looks cooler than nicotine chewing gums.
3. Grass Charging Stations
These are pots of fake grass with charging ports at the bottom of the pot. It caters to your aesthetic needs and is a clutter-free way to charge your devices. Brilliance sometimes arrives in small, simple packages.
4. Sonic Grenade
Is your roommate lazy and it’s has become an exhausting job, to wake them up? Well not anymore, just throw the Sonic Grenade in the room, and clear out of there within 20 seconds. The ear-splitting noise is sure to wake your roommate, but a little annoyed. You can always make up with a nice breakfast.
5. Pole Dancing Robots
Pole Dancing Robots come handy when you are a tech geek, and your girlfriend dumped you and now you wish for the demise of the human race. Why then suffer the agony of human companionship anymore?
6. Edible Batteries powered digital pills
This invention is actually helpful and might cost you less. Degradable electronics aren’t an alien concept. The batteries will be lodged in your gut and power a controlled quantity of medicine to an affected area. Research to make batteries safer for human consumption is still underway.
7. Nose Picker
Technology has made us lazy. So why even bother cleaning your nose, when there’s a gadget out there for picking it?
8. ‘On-target’ video game urinal
Urinating is a competition with On-target. To score the highest score, you’d have to aim properly. This is actually hygienic so people don’t spray all over the place. So getting it for your own personal home won’t hurt.
NASA does much more than just space. Robert Conrad with NASA built this device that heats up the acne and kills the bacteria causing it. So say goodbye to costly acne treatment and ointments.
10. Robotic Pillow
Scientists from the Netherlands believe that people have sleeping problems because they don’t cuddle enough. And so they went out to make a robotic pillow to cuddle. The pillow breathes and can emit soothing sounds like lullabies and nature sounds. Go get the Robotic Pillow and you need not spend sleepless lonely nights.
11. Sony Rolly
Sony Rolly was perhaps the weirdest product in the Sony stables. It was a speaker like no other. As its name suggests, it could jump, roll and dance according to your will. You can choreograph the moves with the Sony software. Even though it’s discontinued in most countries, this product was far beyond your time.
12. Cool Breeze
Japan just catered to your feet needs. These Japanese shoes have air-filters installed on the soles to keep your feet ‘cool’ and refreshed.
13. Bone Fone
Bone Fone came into existence when wearable technology was a baby. It was a spandex covered stereo that can be draped around the neck, and the speakers were supposed to transfer sound to your ears through bone conduction. Eerie, right? But some hearing aids today do use bone conduction technology. The bone fone went out of fashion long back, and you might have to pay a fortune to get them.
14. Husband Hunting Bra
Move over matrimonial sites, Japan has manufactured a husband finding the bra. Feed the bra a wedding ring stops the countdown stops. The countdown can be set. They never hit the stores, but you can always do it yourself and gift it to the special one.
15. Quantum Levitation
This isn’t for sale unless you work in a lab that can store liquid nitrogen(-179.95 C). The science behind this is complex but magnetic properties of some materials change in extremely low temperatures, and they repel all magnetic fields.