AS the year 2007 is approaching near its end, please allow me to countdown the 15 gadgets/designs (useless/useful/evil ones) that were invented or designed over this year. These might be ideals for a perfect gift for special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries or festive seasons for the upcoming year 2008.
#15. Hot-or-not-hot Coffee mug
This mug has a very practical design. It turns "OFF" to "ON" when it is filled with steamingly hot coffee or tea. This is definately useful for a reckless person like me, who don't even know how to differentiate between hot and very hot; frequently burn his/her tongue or lips.
What can be more useful than this if your man at home whose pee accuracy is equivalent to zero and often spilling over the toilet seat and toilet floor. After use, one may just spray over it and detatch after use. In the context of Singapore public toilet, this is also extremely useful. I realised, over my years of visiting public toilets, most Singaporean men can't aim well and the worst thing is that they pee when the freaking toilet seat is still there. This prove to be the most insulting gadget to all Singaporean male. (from GOLDMAN)
#13. Smiley Plates
BEWARE: Using this plate in the public may make you look lunatic, when you start laughing by yourself for no reason while looking at the plate of foods.
This would be a perfect buy for yourself to impress babes. Imagine, while showing off your culinary skills to your date, you may display the humourous side of yours. SMILE!! (from seriouseats)
#12. Hanging Harry Light Pull
Harry, the sucidal rubber man has decided to hang himself for a good cause - to help you switch on your light. It comes with handman's noose and 2m of rope. You just need to replace the whole cord of your light. Oh man.. Don't ask me what has he done to deserve this. I don't know. But I know it is selling at £7.50 (from SuckUK)
#11. Fun Inc's Fake vomit
Created by US gag factory Fun Inc. It is perhaps the most realistic vomit material I ever seen. Silly prankster's gadget it might be, but come to think of it, it is much better gadget than your tissue paper packet, to "chop" your seats at the foodcourt/hawker centre/coffeeshop. Imagine the reaction of your potential invaders while you are away buying your food.
"yeekkk .. darling... this table so dirty one. Eat until like that.. Lets take that table instead lah."
#10. The haunted books.
Who says books are dead boring and dry? These books are well kicking alive! Seemingly harmless at one glance. But once a person walk by, the middle book will slides out towards the victim, scaring the wits out of him/her. A perfect victim, would be a 01 x bitchy librarian. US$24.98. (from things you ever knew existed)
PS: It would be better if someone can come up with a TV with a dummy Sadako attached.
#9. The ultimate fly killer machine - Robotic Venus Flytrap
Irritating fly flying around and you have too much spare time. Try this electronic fly-swatting device. You think you can only see a Venus Flytrap killing fly in action, in National Geographic? No way!
The device comes with a chemical baits that is irresitable to the flys. Once the fly enters the device, the sensors would trigger the jaws to snap-shut, entertaining you with a horrible death to the pest. Sadistic and evil? Wait till you hear the burp sound when it reopens. Wuhahaha!!! (from EurocosmUK)
#8. Electronic Bubblewrap toy - Mugen Puchi-Puchi
Feeling stress while waiting for your boss in the meeting room. Try this to de-stress yourself. It is close to real Bubble as it emits a popping sound. But be very careful because once in every 100 squeezes, instead of a "pop", you would get either a sound of a fart or a woman moaning in ecstasy.
Created by Japanese Bandai, don't know which champion thought of this useful and fun gadget. (via boingboing)
#7. Fake sunroof for sunroof-car-owner-wannabe
I have previously introduced this before in my blog. If you are feeling lacking of something or feeling not sporty for your car? Try putting on this fake sunroof that could help you enhance the overall outlook of your car. Suitable for Singapore Ah Bengs on the road who wish to "zhng" their cars. What's more? It is rubber and therefore scratch-less. (via boingboing)
#6. Fustrating fustration-venting Weeble Lamp.
Kenna bully or scolded by your wife/boss/school bully and you have no courage to confront them or vent your fustration? Fear not. Here's the punching weeble lamp for you. You have to punch the bad hard enough many times, before the light slowly illuminate for you, adding evn more fustration for you. Simply silly and fun gadget that you can play it the whole day. Full marks for stress releaser.
#5. Idiot's cube
Often extremely mad at yourself for not been able to solve the rubik's cube puzzle or feel that the rubik's cube is sneering at your incompetency? Face it, losers!! Time to throw them away, here's the Idiot's cube. No matter how you twist it, you always end up to be the winner. A ultimate morale-boosting gadget! HURRAY! AU$12.95 (coolthings.com)
#4. A Fake Office Window
Yet another self-deceiving gadgets that help you to enhance your environment of your window-less office. There is an artificially back-lit can really fool people into believing that it is a real one. Can't wait to see your new colleagues or friends foolishly trying to see through it? It is designed by Mongoose. (from GNR8PIPELINE)
#3. The Honey-I-Left-It-On-The-Toast
This is a better breakfast than the Mac Big Breakfast. Personal morning message like "Honey, you were great last night" for sweet couples or "errm.. sorry, last night was a mistake, I don't think we will meet again hor?" for jerks or "Ah boy ah, the spelling remember must score full marks hor. If not tomorrow you will get Kway Tiow from me instead of toast." (from Yanko Design)
#2. The Don't-break-the-piggybank-or-you-will-be-sorry piggybank
Design by Derrik Wang, with the objective of helping you to save money. Just like other piggybank, it is a "do not use the until last resort". But this piggybank has another additional special design. Once broken, you will get bloody pig intestines, pig liver, pig gut, pig kidney, those of which that would make a perfect ingredients for Kway Chap. So go ahead, try and smash it, just remember don't puke. A perfect horror gift for your girlfriend or wife who like to spurge your money extravagently. Full marks for its evilness. Wuhaha!! (from Yanko Design)
#1. The "you-can-not-catch-me" costume for woman
I have introduced this before. This, skirt turn camouflage vending machine, is meant to shake off pusuers. I can't be sure of it's effectiveness, but in terms of humour, this has to be number 1. Champion designer: Ms. Tsukioka (via gizmondo)
I hope you like them! There are also many other wonderful or horrible items. I hope that I can list them all. However, the mentioned 15 are my all time fav so far.I had a wonderful time reading blog like Gizmondo and Boingboing for the past year 2007.