What is this Week’s Coolest Gadget?


Time for for you to vote for ehat you think is this week’s coolest gadget, leave a comment for a change to win a $50 Think Geek voucher.

Remote Controlled Transforming Robot Car Triggers RC Drive-Bys

Remote Controlled Transforming Robot Car Triggers RC Drive-Bys

The Remote Controlled Transforming Robot Car performs 360º spins, hairpin turns and transforms – at the press of a button – into a rotary cannon-packing, dart-firing robot.

The full post can be found on www.markstechnologynews.com.

Snackbot Serves Carnegie Melon

Snackbot Serves Carnegie Melon

Mmmm. Donuts. When Snackbot isn’t busy performing his usual applications, he will be serving the faculty and students at Carnegie Mellon. Snackbot has been originally designed to support research in the fields of design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI.) He can autonomously move through a crowd, detect individuals, and recognize those he has met before.

The full post can be found on Robot Snob.

MP5 Sub-Machine Gun Wii Controller

MP5 Sub-Machine Gun Wii Controller

The custom-made Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun Wii controller is a full scale replica of the real thing minus the orange barrel tip. The Wii controller includes built-in Wiimote, nunchuck and MotionPlus. First spotted at a Hong Kong trade show, the device also includes speakers and rumble functionality.

The full post can be found on coated.

Alp Germaner New Project the Ibot

Alp Germaner New Project the Ibot

Alp Germaner the Creator of Peugeot Capsule Electric ATV, now back with his new project the Ibot. The Ibot beginning design was an A-2909 helm, this amazing helm comes with an elegant and luxury style. For supporting this amazing helm, the designer Alp Germaner making a new
design for the body part and lower body part of this amazing helm and the result is the Ibot. You can find the process of Alp Germaner designs step by step at following pictures.

The full post can be found on winarco.com.

Light-Up Yoda Tree Topper

Light-Up Yoda Tree Topper

Most people put angels or stars on top of their tree, but that’s pure nonsense. Go for a much more holy tree topper. Yoda can sit at the very top of your tree and guard your presents. He even lights up, which can only add to your brightly shining Star Wars themed décor.

The full post can be found on Foolish Gadgets.

Roboni - A New Era of Robot Games

Roboni – A New Era of Robot Games

A smart, fully programmable and highly agile two-wheeled robot, Roboni-i is the first entertainment robot to offer unlimited play patterns. The state-of-the-art robot features 16 sensors and four processors, RF (ZigBee) remote control and peer-to-peer protocol allowing for competitive gameplay with real-world robots. It also comes packaged with game accessories and six action games enabling players to lay out a playing field and use the gaming controller to select a game as they enter a new dimension of interactive, real-world robotic gameplay.

The full post can be found on CG.

Slot cars get portable

Slot cars get portable

With Race in a Case, the slot car set may make a comeback. Why, you ask? Well, how about you can run a slot car race no matter where you are. Built into a foldable and flashy valise, the slot car track is based on the Formula One race tracks first made popular in Europe. BUt that’s not the cool part. The cool part is, Race in a Case requires no batteries and no electrical outlet to plug into, just good old fashioned elbow grease. Here’s how it works ….

The full post can be found on Coolest Toys.

USB Vinyl Record Turntable

USB Vinyl Record Turntable

Vinyl records used to rule the roost when it came to music, some audiophiles still prefer them to CDs and MP3s in certain situations, whether that’s you or you’d like to go through your parents’ old record collection and get those classic songs transferred to digital format on your computer or iPod, then this could be the gadget for you…or perhaps it’d make a great Christmas present for your parents to go down memory lane with!

The full post can be found on Zath Hi-Tech Gadgets.

Cable Drop

Cable Drop

Cable Drops are a very unique and innovative but very simple idea. If like me you tend to have several cables for different devices hanging around your desk you will find they drop down the back and you lose them. Cable Drops will solve this and will hold your wires and cables in place so you won’t have to scramble on the floor to find them each time you need to charge your phone or iPod. Aswell as your cables being right to hand each time the Cable Drops will not leave any mess on your desk and style wise they beat a lump of blue tack hands down.

The full post can be found on Tech Styling.

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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18 reviews or comments

Jay Says: October 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

The transformer rc is pretty cool.

Gabriel Says: October 23, 2009 at 10:41 am

I love Cable drop but the Robot gamer looks better

Jabberwock Says: October 23, 2009 at 11:09 am

Robots, robots everywhere…

Selene M. Says: October 23, 2009 at 11:43 am

I voted for the Cable Drop.

vince Says: October 23, 2009 at 11:53 am

the cable drops might not be the sexiest gadget but it certainly would get used by everyone! i hate when the cables drop off the back of the desk and i have to crawl under to get them back now if there was a temp version that came “unstuck” and could be reused for us tech support guys who have to replace systems all the time.

tru Says: October 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

I want the USB turntable, but I need the cable drop… lots of them.

vince Says: October 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm

robo-begging! that is a good one! how about that leading to robo-muggings as well! pretty soon just like surogates!

Amy Says: October 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm

The cable drop is the most useful but I think the snackbot is a great idea – because I am super lazy!

Thyago Says: October 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Cable Drop beat the robots…

Kevin Says: October 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Snackbot, now all we just need a Cook&Cleanbot….

andy molina Says: October 25, 2009 at 1:03 am

the cable drop looks very handy. especially when you have a two year old running around that likes to pull the plug.

tomaz Says: October 25, 2009 at 3:53 am

cable drop for sure!

Jessica Says: October 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Clearly the Yoda treetopper!

Helard Says: October 29, 2009 at 12:50 pm

The “Remote Controlled Transforming Robot Car Triggers RC Drive-Bys” is the coolest!! I wanted it!

Deen Says: November 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Cable drops for not dropping your cables…

Jake Says: May 28, 2010 at 10:15 am

i’d say the coolest gadget is the USB vinyl record turntable.. i think that would be sick i could just plug it straight into my computer and record my vinyl with no audio interface. This would really help in my endeavors to make fire rap beats. right now I have to run my turntable through a mixer through a audio interface and then I am able to record into my computer..

Rap Beats Says: July 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

Jake is right, that USB turntable would be great on the go. With that baby in your arsenal you could make beats anywhere!

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