Gadgettes 133: The crap we don't need episode

Poor Molly is home with the dreaded pinkeye! This week we honor her crustiness with an episode about stuff we really don't need (which presumably includes conjunctivitis), plus a very special Pink(eye) Watch.

Poor Molly is home with the dreaded pinkeye! This week we honor her crustiness with an episode about stuff we really don't need (which presumably includes conjunctivitis), plus a very special Pink(eye) Watch.


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EPISODE 133

The most ridiculous patents
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/04/0408_ridiculous_patents/1.htm

The Yelpie guards your beach valuables while you swim
http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2009/04/the_yelpie_guar.html

Rock Band Ottoman
http://www.popgadget.net/2009/04/rock_band_ottom.php

Move over, Guitar Hero, it’s Oh-No Banjo
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10220352-1.html?tag=mncol;title

Bacon bracelet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10220089-1.html?tag=mncol;title

Nose hair trimmer that vacuums while it cuts
http://www.hammacher.com/publish/74095.asp?source=google&keyword=ear+trimmer&cm_ven=NewGate&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=PersonalCare&cm_ite=ear+trimmer

Exmovere’s Chariot returns on video, might actually be real
http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/16/exmoveres-chariot-returns-on-video-might-actually-be-real/

What a concept

Kyocera EOS phone features sexy/flexy OLED screen, more astonishing tech http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/kyocera-eos-pho.php#more

Pink Watch

Hot pink Sony Walkman (W-series) http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/sony-nwz-w202-w/4505-6490_7-33588493.html?tag=mncol;lst

Gender Gap

Study: Single ladies match bachelors on tech toys http://news.cnet.com/8301-17912_3-10220960-72.html?tag=mncol;title

Pretty

The Ripple bluetooth headset is bound to make heads turn http://www.popgadget.net/2009/04/the_ripple_blue.php

Bling Rx

Kitchen porn: 8 of the most outrageous food gadgets money can buy (thanks, Kelley!) http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/8-amazing-kitch.php

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Hi this is Michelle, Angie's sister. She sent you in a picture of my boys' toilet with the target. Angie said you wanted to hear how it was going. As soon as I put the target in, I realized it was WAY too high so I lowered it. It is now half above the water line and half below. IT WORKS FABULOUS!!! My 6yo who is a TERRIBLE shot is having so much fun with it!!! Every time he goes to the bathroom I always hear, "I hit the target" he is so proud of himself. The best part about the target is that now my boys' bathroom doesn't look like a public restroom in a bad part of town. Thanks for asking!!! Michelle

Michelle Leavitt

Las Vegas NV

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Hey crew,

Quick answer to Kelly’s German shelf toilet - while stationed with the Air Force in Germany, I quickly discovered the “shelf” on the base’s barracks. Thinking this was an oddity, I was amazed to find a similar toilet in my modern off-base housing. While the German toilet shelves have varying degrees of pitch, they are all offensive. Check out http://www.banterist.com/archivefiles/000212.html for (empty) German toilet pics. Rumor has it that during the 40s and 50s, residents were often forced to submit stool samples in fear of disease. Not sure if it’s true or not but iI’m glad to be back in the good ol’ USA!

-Joel

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Hey guys — just a bit of insight on the CJ7 mp3 player from the Sweaty Palms episode: it’s supposed to look like the title alien from the movie CJ7, which came out last year. However, it is still really, really ugly. Good show!

- Joe in Cleveland

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Hi Gadgettes,

saw this http://www.pregnancystore.com/zaky.htm via techcrunch. ooohk. Zaky hands for your baby. Like leaving a little bit of yourself with your baby!!! OMG. please no.

Mark,

16(woo!),Australia.

 

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