Coolest Gadgets » Gadget Humor http://www.coolest-gadgets.com Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.20 This Prank Shocking Pen makes sure no one will ask for your stuff again http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160203/prank-shocking-pen-stuff/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20160203/prank-shocking-pen-stuff/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:30:01 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=238743

When you’ve established that you’re the kind and caring person who would give the clothes off your back if someone asked, people start taking advantage of that kindness. Should the unlikely situation happen that your coworker or classmate keeps taking your writing implements, there are ways to deal with their terrible behavior. No one really likes pranks, and it shouldn’t be an eye for an eye, but that won’t stop anyone from giving it a go.

This Electric Shocking Pen will actually work for jotting down notes, but its main feature is that it will give you a little tickle of electricity whenever you click it. Keep in mind that this is a live jolt, and while it’s not anywhere nearly as strong as a taser, it will still be an actual shock. Do make sure to test it out on yourself before trying to prank someone else with it so you know what you’re getting them into.

Of course, you’ll also need to be the type of person that can take a joke too, as some form of retaliation is sure to follow with escalation almost always being a factor. It will only cost you $4.20, and comes with a battery equipped to start zapping the unsuspecting. If you do intend to follow through with this, make sure you’re at least mindful of those with a pacemaker or other life-or-death body electronics.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Emoji-to English Dictionary Review http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20151108/emojito-english-dictionary-review/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20151108/emojito-english-dictionary-review/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=233593 emoji-to-english-1Communication is a two way street, and you can be sure that humanity has not come this far without learning how to communicate with one another, and to do so in an effective manner. Having said that, I am quite sure that many of us have heard of the saying that a picture speaks a thousand words, so in order to get the message across in this word-starved age in an efficient manner as possible would be to make use of pictorial images, and the modern parlance would be emojis. Emojis is a Japanese creation, just like all things cute and practical, but what happens when you are out of the loop and have yet to figure out all those messages left on your family’s WhatsApp group channel with emojis being thrown left and right? A lifeline can be found in the $12.99 The Emoji-to-English Dictionary: Your Text-Message Translation Guide.

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This is a pretty unique book, where there is no way one can fault it for being what it is. After all, if you are looking for something deep to read, it would be best to give this a pass since you can most probably finish it in a quarter of an hour – or less, depending on how fast you read and process the pictures. Granted, at first glance, you will probably not be able to grasp all of the meanings in there, as there are some pretty complex emoji statements within, but with practice, you will do just fine.

The Emoji-to-English Dictionary breaks things down into eight chapters, where they range from everyday sayings to hobbies & food, movies & books, sex & dating, work, health & medicine, talking religion & politics, discussing pets & animals. I would say that this is a very good book for anyone who is new to emojis, but seasoned veterans, or even those who communicate with very basic emojis on a daily basis, will be able to give it a pass.

It works great as a gift for those who have yet to be exposed to emojis, and you can be sure that it would make for a great conversation starter when you leave it on the coffee table at your home. After all, even I have picked up some rather interesting statements formed by emojis, including “Running like zombies are after me” – that was a hoot to see it formed.

Go ahead, pick it up, and I am quite sure that you will be able to be inspired to learn more about the word of emojis, and with the kind of “encouragement” the book carries, it will definitely be able to help you formulate some creative emoji messages of your own. After all, that is the main purpose of the book, and not to walk you through every single emoji. Rather, it is meant to be a catalyst of better things to come. This is where the creativity of the human mind comes about, and the glossy paper on which it is printed in makes it durable for frequent and constant flips without any worry about having it tear.
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Activist Sends The Interview DVDs Via Balloon To North Korea http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20150410/activist-sends-interview-dvds-balloon-north-korea/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20150410/activist-sends-interview-dvds-balloon-north-korea/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18:30:18 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=216997 interview-balloonSony’s The Interview might not be the kind of movie that will break box office records, but then again, it received a fair amount of attention because of the hack to Sony’s systems. Having said that, a South Korean activist claims that he has already flown thousands of copies of the highly controversial Sony film, The Interview, over the North Korean border through the use of balloons.

While Lee Min-bok did mention that he has already made successful attempts at those launches under the cover of the night at least a quartet of times since January, the most recent one happened to be on Saturday. The Interview that stars James Franco and Seth Rogen deals with a fictional CIA plot to get rid of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un once and for all, and obviously such a plot did not go down too well with those over at Pyongyang.

Sony did pull the film at first after there was a hack to the company’s network, as well as threats (which thankfully, eventually proved to be nothing but hot air) to attack cinemas that will screen the movie. Releasing balloons have long been a source of infuriation to the North, but South Korea claims that they are nothing but an expression of free speech. The DVDs released via the balloons were also tied to bundles of US dollars and leaflets that criticize Mr Kim’s regime.

It must be noted that Mr. Lee himself failed to see the humor behind The Interview, and decided that the movie was vulgar most of the time. However, here is a man who concentrates on the bigger picture – he claims that the North “hates this film because it shows Kim Jong-un as a man, not a God” and that he wanted to “tell the truth” to North Koreans.

Basically, if you are a North Korean who has a DVD player, and was discovered to have viewed this film, chances are you would end up in a prison camp, slapped with a rather long sentence, too.

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This Birthday Card is the best kind of prank http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20150408/prank-birthday-card-kind-prank/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20150408/prank-birthday-card-kind-prank/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:46:13 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=216555 Happy Birthdat Forever

There is a pretty noticeable difference between a good prank and a mean prank. Seeing that April 1st isn’t too far in distant memory at this point, you’ve all likely heard or seen stories of people being ridiculed or injured as a result of a seemingly harmless prank that ended poorly. The general rule of thumb is if you’re the only person laughing after the prank has played out, it’s not really a prank, and you’re a jerk.

However, there are some creative ways to poke fun at your friends, family, and coworkers without possibly landing one of them in the hospital, or making them hate you forever. The Best Prank Birthday Card is so unassuming that you would never know it could lead you to insanity. The idea is that you open the card to sign it, pull out the perforated activation tab, and put it in the envelope. Once your target opens the letter and presses play, the song it plays will keep playing on loop until the battery dies, or the card is destroyed.

You might be thinking this would be cute for about 2 minutes, but the idea is to make it unbearable. This is why the battery can last for up to three hours. They can try their hardest to get rid of it, but even submerging it in water won’t drown out the joyous birthday song the card wants to play for you. One of these cards is going to cost you $15, but the memories will certainly be priceless. The lack of trust your friends will have for you giving them a card will also last a lifetime.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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Home Lie Detector Test for clueless parents http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20141009/home-lie-detector-test-clueless-parents/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20141009/home-lie-detector-test-clueless-parents/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:55:51 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=143762 home-lie-detector-kitI would say that most parents would not find it to be an issue when it comes to figuring out whether your child is lying to you or not. After all, they haven’t quite mastered the art of lying just yet compared to us adults, and there is that aura of innocence about them. For instance, they might deny eating a chocolate cookie before dinner, but the trail of evidence ends up in the form of crumbs and some chocolate smeared over their face. However, for parents who do not really have any idea on whether their child is lying to them or not might want to have them sit down with this $399.95 Home Lie Detector Test.

Just how does this Home Lie Detector Test work? It happens to be a USB lie detector kit that will sport digital pulse and skin monitors which will allow one to carry out a polygraph test at home. I suppose it is somewhat like the Spy Gear Lie Detector Kit, where sensors will be applied to a subject’s fingers. As you ask a probing question, the system will then take baseline readings of the pulse rate as well as the skin’s electrical resistance, as it measures the subtle changes, if any, in response to questioning. All data will be graphed and stored in real time using free software, allowing testers to draw their own conclusions. Do bear in mind that whatever results thrown up are not legally binding.
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The Motorized Ice Cream Cone – for the Truly Lazy Days of Summer http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20140422/motorized-ice-cream-cone-lazy-days-summer/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20140422/motorized-ice-cream-cone-lazy-days-summer/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:00:47 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=89366 41DHOEixsiL

You can already feel it in the air, out in this part of the world the trees are budding, the birds are nesting, and Summer will soon be on its way. Coats and mittens are long since put away. We all look forward to staying up late, going to the beach, and lots, and lots, of ice cream…

Well, as if to answer your dreams of a long and truly lazy summer, the folks over at Hog Wild would like to introduce to you, the Motorized Ice Cream Cone! For those days that you might find it simply too exhausting to actually just lick your own cone. This new gadget can free you from the nagging fear of a tragic repetitive stress injury to your tongue by requiring you only to extend it from your lips, whist the cone magically spins your frozen confection in front of you.

This um, unique? gizmo not only lessens your physical exertion during your dairy indulgence, but it can also prevent embarrassing drips and spills. You need only to load the removable dish with your favorite frozen dessert, and set it spinning with the touch of a button. Battery operated, and dishwasher-safe, the Motorized Ice Cream Cone may be just what your looking for… you know, if you’re looking to do absolutely nothing.

I remember when I was a child, I had to walk to the ice cream shop, (5 miles round trip) and lick my ice cream all by myself. My how times have changed. If you would like to bring America’s favorite Summer past time into the 21st century, or if you’re simply one of the most unmotivated folks on the planet (or you know someone who is) you may want a Motorized Ice Cream Cone. Get one at amazon.com for right around 20 bucks, if you can manage to muster the energy to reach into your wallet and grab your credit card.
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Talking Toilet Paper Spindle – Get’s you Rolling http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20131101/talking-toilet-paper-spindle-gets-rolling/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20131101/talking-toilet-paper-spindle-gets-rolling/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:15:34 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=84929 21N2VVazUJL

They say that laughter is the best medicine and I guess I would have to agree. Around here some of our best days have nothing to do with big, heavily planned events, but more about the laughter we have shared over something silly. This being said, I’m constantly on the lookout for small items that can add to to my arsenal of pranks and practical jokes…

Check out the Talking Toilet Paper Spindle, designed to make you laugh your, um, butt off, this replacement spindle lets you personalize and record a 9 second message for any unsuspecting soul looking to use your facilities. Set in motion the second your bathroom guest begins to help themselves to some toilet tissue, the Talking Toilet Paper Spindle comes complete with suggestions for websites that contain some useable sound effects and movie quotes, or simply add your own.

So whether you want to make someone laugh, or literally scare the crap out of them, the Talking Toilet Paper Spindle may be for you. I’m thinking it might be just the right place to leave important “To Do” memos for my husband, because he’ll never be able to say he didn’t get the message!

The Talking Toilet Paper Spindle replace most standard toilet paper rollers and require 2 AAA batteries (not included) and with a price tag under 10 bucks, you won’t be able to wipe that… grin off your face. Available now at amazon.com.
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Crib Dribbler – for the Truly Perfect Present http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20130610/crib-dribbler-perfect-present/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20130610/crib-dribbler-perfect-present/#comments Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:25:42 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=81170

We all know how hard finding the perfect gift can be, I’m always on the lookout for the item that will wow the crowd, and of course the recipient. It gets more difficult as we get older, probably because we lose our lust for toys, and the mundane stuff we’re left with in terms of “grown-up” presents… well, they’re just not that much fun to give.

Until now, check out the Crib Dribbler, a super convenient, time saving baby feeder, designed to simply hang off the side of a crib in order to provide your child with proper nutrition any time of the day or night. With interchangeable tips, the unit is able to serve up formula, infant energy drinks, or even warm stew, leaving you free to do whatever you want! Giving your infant instant independence. At least that’s what the box says.

Okay, so it’s a box, and it’s brought to you by Prank Pack, these awesome (however empty) boxes are touting authentic looking, hilariously funny, but thankfully bogus products from fictitious companies hawking everything from “Bathe and Brew” a shower coffee maker and soap dispenser, to the delightfully evil “Extreme Chores” a wii type video game for your kids, that lets them do yard work, clean the cat box and wash dishes. Imagine the fun when on Christmas morning  your delightful child opens “Extreme Chores” (I’m just trying to decide when, and if, I should tell her it’s an iPad.) or the look on the ladies faces at your next obligatory baby shower when the mommy-to-be, opens the “Crib Dribbler”

Amazingly deceiving, and perfectly believable, these 11.25 x 9 x 3.25 boxes are sure to turn your next gift giving occasion into a heck of a good time. So if you want your next present to be the one that stands out from the crowd, (and is sure to be re-gifted) check out all the different Prank Packs available at amazon.com all for under 8 bucks! Someone should actually make the video game though… I’m just saying.
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Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20130402/eye-sauron-desk-lamp/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20130402/eye-sauron-desk-lamp/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:30:08 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=79943 All right, I know that yesterday was April Fool’s day, and we sure as heck covered our fair share of crazy gizmos that will never see the light of day (or will they? We shudder at the thought), so while we are in full swing where April 2nd is concerned, here is my last take for April Fool’s this year – with the $299.99 Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp, of course.

This is one idea that would definitely score points with fanboys should it be released to the masses, but unfortunately, as of right now, it will remain within the figments of one’s imagination, just like the fantasy storyline that the building itself is based on. The Eye of Sauron Desk Lamp is touted to be an exact model of Barad-dûr, the Fortress of Sauron, where it has been expertly recreated from the movie, all the way down to the finest detail. The roving eye will continue to make sure you give your best at work, and this thing, without an eyelid, sure as heck is creepy! No way Incognito mode on your Chrome browser is going to let you off the hook now when it comes to visiting questionable websites while you are at work.
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3D Play-Doh Printer – Modeling Magic? http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20130401/3d-playdoh-printer/ http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/20130401/3d-playdoh-printer/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:09:18 +0000 http://www.coolest-gadgets.com/?p=79926

We all remember Play-Doh, and the nifty little plastic Play-Doh fun factories that let you extrude spaghetti-like worms or star shaped snakes. I could sit for hours and play, reveling in the smell, the texture. My mom never allowed me to mix the colors though, (because I would ruin the dough) somehow this seriously stifled my creativity well into in adulthood, but thats another story, probably better told in another venue.

However, our friends over at ThinkGeek are stepping up the old fun factory experience and bringing us the 3D Play-Doh printer, forget about manually squeezing out a fake ice cream cone, you and your tablet or Smartphone can now dream up just about anything, and have it appear in full color (sorry mom) right before your eyes. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

To use the Play-Doh 3D Printer you need only to insert three cans of your favorite color, load up the free app on your tablet of choice, and get your creative juices flowing. Once you are able to make the 3D model within the application, it seems pretty simple to create the solid 3D piece! Some may say a device like this would also stifle creativity, I say get your CAD skills in order and have at it!

Sure the printer is a toy, and your creations wont be nearly as sturdy as the stuff you make on a 3D printer that works with plastics, but hey… doesn’t this sound like a great idea? It really does, doesn’t it? Check out more info on the ThinkGeek website and tell me that you wouldn’t want one. Someday my friends…. someday.
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