Coolest Gadget of the Week Time


It’s time for another splattering of entries in coolest gadget of the week. Simply vote for your favourite and leave a comment saying why for a chance to win $50. Good luck and have a great weekend.

World's Fastest Remote Control Race Car

World’s Fastest Remote Control Race Car

Designed by 46 year old Nic Case, this RC vehicle is currently the world’s fastest remote control car, capable of achieving speeds of up to 161 miles per hour. The RC car has an 11 horsepower engine and uses a 12 cell battery pack as a fuel supply. Nic is already drawing up plans to improve the top speed to break the 200 mile per hour speed barrier.

The full post can be found on Coated.

iPod Mini Rebuilt in Australian Red Cedar

iPod Mini Rebuilt in Australian Red Cedar

Australian graphics designer Josh Darrah is the man responsible for this rather stunning case mod, which saw him gut his iPod Mini and reassemble it in an Australian red cedar case with brass finishings.
Perhaps the most stunning feature, considering the fact that it is made from wood, is the perfectly carved wooden click wheel. The case was carved by hand with a little help from Darrah’s trusty Dremel, and he added an improvement to the mix in the form of an on-board iTrip FM transmitter.

The full post can be found on We Interrupt.

Sony DVDirect VCD-MC6 lets you record HD video without a PC

Sony DVDirect VCD-MC6 lets you record HD video without a PC

In terms of form factor, the VRD-MC6 is roughly 60% smaller than the MC5, but has a 2.7-inch display as opposed to the old 2.5-inch version. The display can be used to preview videos and up to 6 JPEG files at a time. Carrying on with JPEG files, those stored on Memory Sticks, SDHC, xD, USB drives, Sony camcorders and digital photos, can all be written to DVD with the MC6 regularly or in slideshow format. Photos can also be used to create menu screens for video discs or users can choose from four preset backgrounds.

The full post can be found on TV Snob.

WiFi Hotspot Finder

WiFi Hotspot Finder

Want to find a WiFi signal quickly and simply? Grab a WiFi Hotspot Finder Keyring. With a range of 60 meters and the ability to detect 802.11b, 802.11b and 802.11g at a press of a button, there’d be no need to either sign spot or pull out your laptop and wander the streets aimlessly (lets face it, that’ll get you mugged). Four green LEDs indicate the strength of the signal, and there’s also a red LED to indicate no signal (I bet no lights would make you think the batteries had run out). The whole search apparently takes just two seconds of your time, which is much faster than booting up your laptop and praying.

The full post can be found on gaj-it.

Springer Bike Leash

Springer Bike Leash

Keep Both Hands on the Handlebars and Let Your Dog Set the Pace on Your Bike Rides — Springer Bike Leash

Dogs love the Springer Bike Leash which lets them set the pace on your bike rides. And you can keep both hands on the handlebars.

This leash keeps your dog by your side. S/he is protected from traffic and from getting tangled up in the bike pedals and wheels. The leash should reduce your dog’s tugs by up to 90%.

The full post can be found on Super Cool Pets.

Bike-Car looks pretty zoned out

Bike-Car looks pretty zoned out

this strange looking Bike-Car from Italy that looks as though it was conjured from the very same mind that thought up of the fictional Frankenstein? Clearly the designer was confused enough that he could not make up his mind as to design a motorbike or a car, ending up with this weird amalgamation. Hopefully there will be a detached version of this in the future, letting the bike disconnect from the car segment whenever one is faced with a traffic jam.

The full post can be found on CG.

Randy the Rude Gnome

Randy the Rude Gnome

Garden gnomes are supposed to be nice, gentle and sweet, but here’s Randy the Rude Gnome who turns things upside down. He is motion-activated, while greeting you with the finger at first glance, will also speak a rude phrase.

The full post can be found on Foolish Gadgets.

Thanks again to all the sites for their submissions now over to you guys for voting (don’t forget to leave a comment with your reason for a chance to win a $50 Amazon voucher).


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23 reviews or comments

AMiR Says: July 10, 2009 at 5:23 am

hah 🙂
nice one

StonzTwo Says: July 10, 2009 at 6:03 am

I’m definitely loving the RC Car.

Vadim Says: July 10, 2009 at 6:08 am

The trike is awesome. 2nd place would be the RC.

tru Says: July 10, 2009 at 6:15 am

I would have gone for the WiFi finder, but until they come up with one that will tell me if it’s an encrypted connection, I don’t see much point.

jack Says: July 10, 2009 at 6:38 am

direct to dvd from various sources without a computer might bre a little late to the game (blue-ray would be the next logical step), but still a good ides

Krysta Says: July 10, 2009 at 6:49 am

I’d hate to wreck that car but it sure would be fun to watch.

Jenna Says: July 10, 2009 at 8:24 am

well, Randy the Rude Gnome would be a brilliant addition to anyone’s front lawn. Especially to give unwanted creditors a piece of the owner’s mind.

Jason Says: July 10, 2009 at 10:32 am

I voted for the redwood iPod. We need more “natural” finishes on our tech devices. Plastic is so last century.

Jabberwock Says: July 10, 2009 at 11:42 am

I want the RC Car. For my son, naturally!

Thyago Says: July 10, 2009 at 3:17 pm

The RC car is the only interessing in the list.

Deen Says: July 10, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Red cedar iPod… how clever! Wood feels wonderful.

Helard Says: July 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Should be cool put my hands on that remote and drive like crazy!

J.Carey Says: July 10, 2009 at 7:44 pm

I actually don’t need any of these things. How odd, since most weeks have me drooling over at least one or two.

Thomas Says: July 10, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I like the gnome. People don’t need to be visiting me at home.

cara Says: July 11, 2009 at 12:05 am

again, the wifi finder, something i can actually use…

Tyler Says: July 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

Spring Bar leash makes sense.

Andy Says: July 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm

i like the sony dvdirext. it seems like it would be really convenient.

Josh E. Says: July 14, 2009 at 1:50 pm

That Wifi Hot Spot Finder seems very practical and useful since we can’t really know our signal strength without some sort of test.

Essam Says: July 15, 2009 at 8:00 am

The Wifi Hot Spot finder is the most useful gadeget for me. so I’ve voted for it.

farhan Says: July 15, 2009 at 11:23 pm

i knew it

Al Says: July 16, 2009 at 7:21 am

*** Contest Closed ***

Thanks for all entries, the winner can be found here.

The next CGOTW will be posted tomorrow.

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