How Did It Take So Long to Make a Star Trek Phaser Laser Pointer?

Combining a simple red laser pointer with a Star Trek phaser toy seems so incredibly obvious, but apparently it's taken this long for a clever entrepreneur to put those pieces together and come up with this adorable keychain that actually fires a glowing blast. That, or it's taken years to negotiate the Star Trek » 7/03/13 12:43pm 7/03/13 12:43pm

Gaydar Keychain Answers That Question Once And For All

You know how you have that friend-for simplicity's sake, we'll call him Aaron Froucho-that you're never quite sure is gay or straight? What better way to answer the question for all eternity than with a $14 keychain? The thing has three readouts, "gay," "straight" and "maybe," so if you get "maybe," keep asking until… » 8/26/08 5:30pm 8/26/08 5:30pm

Walk Hard to Win With the Masochistic Jinsei Game of Life Pedometer

Put simply, the Jinsei Game of Life won't let you play the simple game contained inside it unless you exercise. It's part pedometer, part Tamagotchi, part Lap Around Japan, and a little bit of masochism mixed in for good measure. To complete the "stages," you must take 300 steps, at which point you'll be granted a… » 7/20/08 8:00pm 7/20/08 8:00pm

Sealed Goldfish Keychains are a Bit More Upsetting Than Most Keychains

What's a better keychain than a dead goldfish? I mean, sure, it'll come as a live goldfish, but seeing that this is a sealed keychain, it won't be alive for long. Apparently, vendors in Qingdao, China are selling these horrifying things, with the fish surviving mere hours after being placed in their death cells.… » 6/12/08 3:40pm 6/12/08 3:40pm

Ultra-Shapable E-Ink Becomes Reality This Fall

How many concept products have we shown featuring some form of curved or oddly shaped E-Ink display? A pillion?* Thankfully, the good people at E-Ink have seen fit to make these dreams come true: New "ultra-moldable" E-Ink cells are 40% thinner, can be cut into unique shapes, and even curved. This doesn't mean they're… » 5/11/08 2:00pm 5/11/08 2:00pm