Gadgety Christmas Decorations
Today’s gift guide is more for you (or your home) rather than your friends but hey, if you want to buy somebody a USB snowbot for Christmas who’s the geek!
ThinkGeek USB Snowbot
This has got to be the coolest (albeit most useless) USB gadget around, the USB powered Snowbot.
The Snowbot looks and sounds like it has come off a set of BattleStar Galactica (thank you ScFi). Simply plug it into any free USB port and watch the Snowbot’s LED robotic eye scan from left to right.
For added fun you can adjust the speed of the eye scan, switch the spooky robotic sound on and off and even manually move its articulated arms (what more could you want from a robotic snowman).
This year the USB Snowman can be yours for $9.99.
Outdoor Solar Light Set
I do like the idea of these and they offer a fair few benefits:
- Saves on the old electricity bill
- Don’t need to run a power cable out your letter box
- Doesn’t matter if you forget to turn them off when you go to bed.
Solar lights are for sale at Hammacher for $29.95.
Santa Takes Requests
- Mr. Christmas Santa Takes Requests.
- Using the newest Radio Frequency Identification technology, Santa REALLY takes requests!
- Place any of the 12 music sheets on Santa’s music stand and he’ll perform your song in signature saxophone sound. Santa also knows 12 songs by heart!
- Approximately 9 3/4-inches tall. Battery operated.
- Individually gift-boxed–making it the perfect gift!
Not sure if this is more a gift than decoration but either way it costs $39.99 fro Amazon.
Naff Looking USB Flashing Christmas Tree
Funny USB FLASHING CHRISTMAS TREE will light up and flashes when it detects a incoming call on an mobile phone placer near you.
This bring some color and Christmas to you office, and it is funny to have on your desk in the office or at home.
Available from Bim Bam Banana for $51.
Christmas Carol Outdoor Light and Sound Show
This simple electronic device transforms your exterior holiday lights into a synchronized-animated spectacle precisely matched to the rhythm and music of 20 pre-programmed Christmas carols played through the built-in speaker. Each of the six outlets can power up to two strands of C-type bulbs or three strands of mini (T1 3/4″) or LED lights, in addition to other lighted displays. Special circuitry turns the different light systems off and on in perfect synchronization as the speaker plays traditional tunes such as Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls, with 10 carols in a traditional style and 10 in a modern holiday style, creating a flashing kaleidoscopic choreography of illumination and sound.
You’re probably best off following the link and watching the video to see it in fill effect.
The synchronised lights controller can be yours for $129.95.
Snow Making Snowman
This outdoor snowman generates realistic snowflakes that emanate from its upturned tophat and drift up to 20′ away, allowing you to greet guests with your own snow flurries using the included wireless remote. Its patented snow solution is turned into evaporate snow by a quiet fan that works in cold or warm weather. Includes four bottles of snow making solution that each provide five hours of snow making (snow evaporates in 90 seconds), and leaves no residue.
The snow generating snowman is available for $149.95.