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After a one week break it’s time for another coolest gadget of the week, for a chance to win a $50 Amazon voucher simply vote and leave a comment and/or tell a friend via the email () link below.

Also, we still have 7 Dirt Devils to give away, instructions here. Good luck.

Neuros OS Media Recorder

Neuros OS Media Recorder

Many of us have a mix of footage from DVDs, online, video cameras and embarrassingly, on VHS tapes. Well, this gadget will create a digital archive of all of your movies- legally! The Neuros OSD Media Recorder will encode video and audio for playback on devices such as laptops and iPods.Not only is it a back up in case your DVD set gets stolen, lost or scratched but you can now watch your movies on a range of different mediums.

The full post can be found on Gaj-It.

R2-D2 Teams With R2-D1 for Music

R2-D2 Teams With R2-D1 for Music

George Lucas must be rolling in the bucks he has earned from Star Wars officially licensed products. This time it is the Star Wars R2-D2 Speaker Set. You get both R2-D2 and R2-D1. Each has detailed decoration with movable arms and foot, and is about 6″ high. Plug into your iPod or MP3 player and flip the droid’s head up for speaker usage. The pair comes at a price of $39.99.

The full post can be found on Robot Snob.

Fridge Magnet Digital Photo Frame

Fridge Magnet Digital Photo Frame

“Why try and reinvent the wheel, when you could whack a magnet on the back of it and slap it on your fridge. Digital photo frames are not exactly new tech but the simple idea of whacking it on your fridge is. This
fridge magnet digital photo frame is a brilliant piece of thinking and would make an ideal prezzie for any photo (or fridge) fanatic.”

The full post can be found on Zath.

Mystical Fire

Mystical Fire

Conjuring a light show in an open fire is no longer the realm of just wizards. Mystical Fire powder contains the same chemicals found in fireworks, without the explosives. Throw 1-3 packets of powder on any indoor/outdoor fire, stand back and enjoy the dazzling light show.

The full post can be found on

Peanut butter machine

Peanut butter machine

Make your own peanut butter at home. Just tip the peanuts in, chose from crunchy or smooth and you’ll have your own peanut butter in minutes. You can also try using other nuts like cashews or macadamia and it’ll even do you a nice humus with chick peas.

The full post can be found on Decide What to Buy.

Easy Bloom Plant Sensor

Easy Bloom Plant Sensor

Ever wondered what plants will grow in your yard? Zone maps aren’t very site specific, and they keep changing due to global warming. The EasyBloom Plant Sensor solves all these problems. Just place this gadget in a growing location, whether inside or out, for 24 hours. It will collect data on light, temperature, humidity, and soil moisture. Then plug your Easy Bloom into the USB port on your computer, and it will recommend plants that are perfect for your specific microclimate. The Easy Bloom also can diagnose why certain plants are failing to thrive in your garden or home. The EasyBloom Plant Sensor makes growing plants easy!

The full post can be found on Really Natural.

Gas Powered Party Blender

Gas Powered Party Blender

C’mon in! You can be that guy when you show up at your next block party, cookout, or other event with this Party Blender. With a powerful 23cc 4-stroke gasoline engine and detachable 85 ounce pitcher, making frosty drinks for everyone is easy–just grab the handlebars, hit the throttle button, and let ’er rip. 36″ long legs telescope so you can position the Party Blender at the height you want.

The full post can be found on RGS.

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27 reviews or comments

Pam Says: December 5, 2008 at 10:12 am

The gas powered drink blender has to be the best one. It makes frozen tasty drinks more manly!

Krysta Says: December 5, 2008 at 10:41 am

I’m going for uniqueness this time – peanut butter maker!

Dennis K. Says: December 5, 2008 at 10:45 am

being the geek that I am… neuros it is

Ryan Says: December 5, 2008 at 11:24 am

Margaritas anyone?

Jenna Says: December 5, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Peanut Butter Machine! Forget all the preservatives, and go right to the source.

georgej Says: December 5, 2008 at 12:28 pm

i am DOWN for the peanut butter machine! it will save me a few hours and steps when i make hummus.

Jessica Says: December 5, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Mystical fire! I went straight to Amazon and ordered a box.

John Says: December 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I vote for the Fridge Magnet Digital Photo Frame b/c I like magnets

Linnus Says: December 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm

i need neurous. NOW!

Chase Says: December 5, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I love blenders! I own the bledtec blender and its a beast! It destroys everything I put into it and it makes the perfect smoothie! Although it doesn’t have a gas powered motor in it! This thing looks hardcore and it defiantly would make some amazing milkshakes and smoothies with its strength!

NickW Says: December 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Peanut Butter Machine, looks disgusting and will taste it too but my girlfriend would love it!

Jason Says: December 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

The magnetic digital photo frame is pretty cool. Simple concept, good implementation.

Jerry Says: December 5, 2008 at 4:34 pm

the mystical fire thing is cool for camp fires =)

Dom Says: December 6, 2008 at 9:29 am

Mystical fire – I’m a pyromaniac! :D

Helard Says: December 7, 2008 at 5:07 am

I’ve tons of pictures, movies, music on several computers/electronic media. I’ll love to “centralize” all of them in one secure place. I think this device could save my memories safely.

amanda g Says: December 7, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Fridge magnet digital photo frame seems like a great addition to the fridge. It would make a great gift.

Denis Says: December 8, 2008 at 2:48 am

the os media gadget, is a nice that simplify the hard work of playing media wherever you want.

Jack M. Says: December 8, 2008 at 9:08 am

Neuros OS sounds nice. Is there a size capacity?

Justin Says: December 8, 2008 at 5:38 pm

The Mystical Fire is pretty awesome. I would LOVE to own one of those! Chicks dig it haha.

Linda Brown Says: December 8, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Its cool to know what your soil can support!

Last weeks CGOTW and $50 Winners are… » Coolest Gadgets Says: December 10, 2008 at 7:38 am

[…] winner of last weeks coolest gadget competition is Peanut butter machine. The Peanut Butter Machine allows you to create your own buttery […]

Al Says: December 10, 2008 at 7:43 am


Thanks everybody, this contest is now closed and the winners announced.


Chelsea Says: January 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I would SO love the Media Recorder. I have a ton of DVDS, CDS, VHS tapes and a hard drive full of movies and such so I would definitely love to have it all in one place!

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