A Pachinko Machine That Saves You Money... for Alcohol

This little piggy bank is cute, but the best part is the little dry-erase boards for savings funds. Just think. One for liquor and one for cigarettes. At that point you're not really gambling since you're always winning. $20. » 10/03/11 1:20pm 10/03/11 1:20pm

Trick Yourself Into Saving Money With the Spend/Save Coin Bank

This is clever: a coin bank that will randomly place your change into one of two compartments, spend or save. That way, you'll have only the bank to blame when you don't have enough money for rent. [TaylorGifts via BoJ] » 10/26/09 4:20pm 10/26/09 4:20pm

There's No Great Solution for Data Rot

Anyone who reads Giz probably knows that even though your data is "saved," it's still susceptible to the decay of whatever medium is storing it. According to one expert, the problem is nearly unsolvable. » 3/26/09 3:40pm 3/26/09 3:40pm

All You Need is Love from Talking, Romantic "Handsome Men" Piggy Bank

Things'd have to be pretty desperate in your love life if you needed one of these Ikemenbank, or "handsome men banks" from Bandai. For each 500 yen coin you drop in the heart-shaped gadget, you're rewarded with the next step of a virtual love affair with a Tamagotchi-like digital chap inside. He speaks to you with… » 6/20/08 7:45am 6/20/08 7:45am