Gadgets for the Guru: Weird & Wonky edition
2014 was a great year for tech gadgets, but the ones that really catch your eye are the wonky ones. Here’s a compilation of some the weirdest gadgets we’ve come across this year.
The Tablift is a brand new kind of tablet stand that offers significant advantages over other stands, like its ability to hold your iPad or tablet hands-free, even when lying completely flat. This is a big deal, because the #1 place for tablet use is the bed. Comfortably use your iPad or tablet anywhere with this inventive tablet stand that suspends your iPad over you.
Love that white noise sound? Can’t fall asleep without the sound of your ceiling fan? No more dragging your box fan to the hotel, or buying one when you arrive and leaving it there. Introducing, LectroFan, a white noise and fan sound machine perfect for travel and home use. It comes with a new travel case for the individual on the go. The LectroFan is a small, transportable device that has 10 non-repeating unique fan sounds and 10 non-repeating unique white noise sounds with multilevel adjustable volume and 60-minute sleep timer.
Does your little critter stink? Is it disturbing your sleep pattern? CritterZone offers the most powerful and affordable air naturalizer on the market. It is designed and tested to eliminate all kinds of odors with no filters and no chemicals; filters are an annoying pain and are expensive and cleaning the air without chemicals is environmentally smart and much better than covering odors up with sprays. CritterZone is a safe, powerful, effective way to clean up the air. Inspired by nature. Outdoor air uses the sun’s energy to clean itself. Indoor air is cut off from that cycle. CritterZone re-energizes indoor air so it can break down the stuff you want to get rid of. Plug it directly into a wall outlet and it immediately begins to deodorize your air.
The YoBrush brings consumers & “beauty-istas” a new way to reduce clutter in a purse and simplify life with a dual-purpose product. Designed for harmless tough detangling, windy days, after sports activities, to use at the gym, or anywhere on-the-go, YoBrush keeps you looking good while protecting your iPhone. Colors include black, pink, baby blue, green and purple.
VERVE 2, a groundbreaking, easy-to-use interactive tech toy that allows kids of all ages to create fun projects and experiences by allowing them to control their computer and the Internet with everyday objects. Take any object in your home and put a sensor on it – it instantly turns it into a musical instrument. Or, how about controlling your favorite video game with a tennis racket? The VERVE 2 can do that too! Don’t get intimidated by all of the cords that come with the VERVE2; they’re there to make the experience fun! There are endless possibilities for this futuristic and interactive gadget that will surely please any member of the family this holiday season.
The first cleaning product of its kind, the SpongeBath is a beautifully designed product that cleans the item in your household that is arguably the dirtiest. SpongeBath‘s patented system reduces bacterial growth and kills odor-causing bacteria, providing the only long-term solution for creating a healthy, fresh-smelling sponge. SpongeBath is eco-friendly, made right here in the U.S.A. and comes in black, red, white and stainless steel.
Chillsner by Corkcicle is the first and only, in-bottle beer chiller that keeps beer cold from the first sip to the last, whether drinking from the bottle or as you pour into your glass. Just freeze, insert into any bottled beer, and drink right through the Chillsner. Made from stainless steel, Chillsner uses the same proprietary thermal gel as the famed Corkcicle. It is a must-have gadget for any seasoned tailgater; especially in the hot Arizona temperature.
$29.95 for set of 2 Chillsner