Need a little spice in your life? Why not grab some gadgets with personality. If you're on the lookout for something more unique, or borderline strange, consider one of the follow ten tech toys that stray from the norm.
Skullcandy's TI Chick Pink
What's that? Your headphones don't have any fur on them? Well, you can remedy this situation with Skullcandy's TI Chick Pink ($52.99), a set of over-the-ear headphones lined with pink fur on the ear pads. Yes, they'll essentially double as earmuffs in the winter months, too. But don't be fooled but its cutesy appearance — these headphones feature 40mm titanium speakers for clean and well-balanced sound. The TI Chick Pinks also include a white fur cover if you feel like changing it up, along with travel bag, extender cable and 6.3mm stereo adapter.
Philips Wake-Up Light
Don't wake up to that annoying alarm clock when you can rise and shine with soft, natural light. Simulating an increasingly bright sunrise, the Philips Wake-Up Light ($76.99) replaces that startling buzzer with an alternative to get you out of bed on the right foot. Isn't that a refreshing change. Your room gets brighter over a 30-minute period to nudge you out of sleep, complimented by singing birds or other natural sounds that increases in volume, as well. Naturally, the Philips Wake-Up Light can be used as bedside lamp for reading.
Aptly named the Origami stroller, this high-tech stroller opens and closes with the simple push a button. And no, sleep-deprived parents can't accidentally start the contraption when your baby or toddler is still in the seat -- a sensor can detect if someone is sitting there. And you can leave the power supply at home as the stroller's built-in battery recharges itself up when you push the stroller — and it also juices up your smartphone, if desired, and powers a light under the stroller for nighttime walks. Interested? Bring your wallet, as 4moms' Origami costs $789.99.
Seasoned gamers with a nostalgic leaning towards the golden age of consoles might consider picking up the iCade 8-Bitty ($29.99), a Bluetooth-enabled gadget designed to work with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. The wireless game controller sports a vintage D-Pad and button layout reminiscent of retro 8-bit game consoles '90s, such as the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Sega Master System. The battery-powered device works with many hundreds of games, with a full list available at thinkgeek.com/icadegames.
Vuzix Wrap 920 VR
If you want to supersize your entertainment, the Vuzix Wrap 920 VR ($249.99) is a pair of sunglasses-style video eyewear that, when plugged into your digital device, simulates a nearly 70-inch television as seen from 10 feet away. These glasses also support 3D content and widescreen video (16: 9 aspect ratio) and includes onscreen controls and noise-isolating earphones. Ideal for movies and gaming, an iOS plug, component and composite adaptors are in the box, while an HDMI adaptor is sold separately.
Miharu Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera
What to buy someone obsessed with cleaning their teeth? How about the Miharu Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera ($199.99), a strange gadget that lets you see tartar and dental plaque in your mouth in real time. That's right — simply snap on one of the disposable cameras on the end of the pen-shaped camera, plug the video cable into a TV and then place the contraption in your mouth to see the sticky areas of your teeth magnified on a screen.
The Only Radio Toaster
Convergence is all around us these days, be it a smartphone that doubles as a camera or a printer that also scans and copies. So, why not a toaster that's also a radio? Hammacher Schlemmer's The Only Radio Toaster ($59.95) is a space-saving kitchen gadget that delivers customizable toasting options along with a built-in FM radio and speakers to rock out while you wait for your breakfast. The silver brushed-metal housing has a retro look, but you'll have the modern-day convenience of six thermostat levels.
Teddy Bear USB Drive
Not many computer accessories can freak out little kids, but the Teddy Bear USB Drive ($22 for 16GB drive) might just do the trick. As the name suggests, this thumbdrive looks like a cute little Teddy Bear at first glance — but when you need to transfer files to or from the drive you pull off the head and stick the body into an available USB port on the Windows or Mac. Needless-to-say, this funny USB drive is also quite the conversation piece at coffee shops. The furry bear is about 9.5 centimetres tall and weighs about 20 grams.
DIY Guitar Pick Punch
Guitarists know how easy it is to lose those small plastic picks -- but a new gadget lets you make your own anywhere and anytime. ThinkGeek's DIY Guitar Pick Punch ($24.99) lets you turn almost anything into a guitar pick -- such as on old credit card, expired driver's license or the gym membership card you never use. Simply insert the material into this clever pick punch, press down and you've got an instant standard 351-style pick to rock the night away.
How do you feel about releasing liquid silicone in your ears? What if it were to create earbuds with a perfect fit? That's the premise behind the aptly named Sculpted Eers (from $169.99) by Sonomax, the first earphones in the world that you can buy off the shelf and then custom-fit to your own ears. You first need to wear a small contraption, release the material into your ears and a mold forms and hardens after four minutes. Thanks to a microphone on the cord, these black earbuds can also be used to place or accept a call when plugged into a smartphone.
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