This Waterproof Case Lets You Dive With Your iPhone To Over 300 Feet

If your vacation involves a scuba adventure to some exotic underwater locale, of course you're going to want to take photos to make everyone back home jealous. And since the iPhone has become the go-to pocket camera for most tourists, Thanko's now selling a monstrous, over-engineered case that promises to keep your… » 7/10/14 12:20pm 7/10/14 12:20pm

A Luxurious Mechanical Paper Fan That Cools You Like a Pharaoh

Well before air conditioning and oscillating fans kept us cool in the hot summer months, servants waving giant palm leaves was the ideal way to beat the heat. And Thanko's new USB-powered mechanical paper fan provides a similar experience, without requiring you to keep a professional fanner on staff. » 6/23/14 9:42am 6/23/14 9:42am

USB-Powered Self-Misting Hairbrush: Thanko, You've Done It Again

Just when you think the industrial designers of the world have lost their inspiration for true innovation, Thanko comes along and opens a new window to improving our lives through technology. This time around it's a USB-rechargeable hairbrush featuring a built-in water reservoir and misting pump, so the humidity's… » 12/11/12 10:00am 12/11/12 10:00am

This Complicated Deskcessory Does Everything You Don't Need It To

If any product ever truly deserved the title of 'jack of all trades but master of none' it's Thanko's new iTable desk accessory. It preys on those who hate chaos on their desk, but at the cost of gobbling up a good chunk of your workspace. » 7/03/12 1:40pm 7/03/12 1:40pm

Clip-On Necktie Fan Almost As Bad As Clip-On Neckties

This is a USB-powered personal fan that hooks onto your necktie— you know, in case you are looking to stay cool and not get laid this summer. » 7/14/11 6:40pm 7/14/11 6:40pm

Thanko Should Really Be Locked Away for Inhumane Treatment of Models

You can just imagine the photographer urging on this poor Japanese man, who's modelling the season's latest USB-accessories. "More rawr, I said! We want realism, not shame! You're meant to be breathing easier with that mask on!" [Thanko via SlashGear] » 2/03/11 1:40pm 2/03/11 1:40pm

USB Hub Station is the Monitor's Version of a Pocket Protector

Outfit your monitor like Poindexter, with this $60 monitor hub-station. Not only does it display your nerdlinger credentials proudly, but it also arranges your desk-crap into three holders and a document wallet. There's even a four-port USB-hub! [GeekStuff4U via RedFerret] » 12/21/10 8:40am 12/21/10 8:40am

One Guaranteed Awesome Gift For That Person In Your Office Who Types …

Most people type in relative silence, but there's always a few noisemakers—those people who type not by simply pressing keys but by smashing their fingers down on them like little ball-peen hammers. Buy them Thanko's Keyboard Quiet Cover. » 11/24/10 8:41am 11/24/10 8:41am

No Longer Shall Bloggers Sit Cross-Legged in the Field

Thanko's laptop bag/desk hybrid should be very popular with photographers and bloggers. Not only does the bag come with extendable legs, but two fans are located inside for cooling laptops down—plus a cupholder's added too, for good measure. » 11/01/10 7:30am 11/01/10 7:30am

Digital Camera Binoculars From Thanko Are Perfect For "Ornithologists"

I think we've just stumbled across the answer to that age-old question, "what to buy the man who has everything." Thanko's digital camera binoculars! » 6/18/10 5:32am 6/18/10 5:32am

Laptop Tripod Stand—Because Why Should Cameras Get All The Fun?

I can visualize several uses for this laptop tripod stand from Thanko: bedside movie watching; displaying online sheet music for trombonists; PC/camera tethering. Or, my ideal usage—watching Entourage episodes while in the bathtub. » 5/04/10 3:27am 5/04/10 3:27am

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Solutions Edition

In today's Remainders: solutions! Solutions for distilling water vapor into drinkable water; keeping your lunch warm with only a USB port; beaming an entire Springsteen album to your phone in under 10 seconds, and more. » 2/23/10 4:36pm 2/23/10 4:36pm

First Cat-to-Human Paw Transplant Deemed a Complete Success

TOKYO (AP) - After several decades of gruesome failures, Japanese researchers have successfully transplanted a kitten's paws to a human body. The test subject, a 29 year old model for Thanko, a gadget seller, has a new lease on life. » 12/30/09 5:20pm 12/30/09 5:20pm

Thanko's Raremono Is the USB Shortwave Radio You've Been... Waiting For?

The Raremono's a shortwave radio that connects to your computer via USB, which is a dream come true for a niche audience. But wait! There are also some goodies for the non-shortwave enthusiasts among us. » 12/15/09 10:20am 12/15/09 10:20am

Guess Which Country Makes These USB Breast Warmers?

Spolier: it's Japan! What other country would produce USB warming pads designed for lovepillows? No other country, that's what. Finally, ladies can work at their desks wearing only their bras in wintertime without worry of cold breasts! [Thanko via TokyoMango] » 11/04/09 7:20pm 11/04/09 7:20pm

Micro Sports MP3 Player Helps Up the Douche Quotient

You want to pull off John Mayer's DoubleDouche, but you only have one Bluetooth headset. Don't fret, because this MP3 player from Thanko fits right in your ear. » 9/17/09 9:50am 9/17/09 9:50am

Urinating USB Wee Man Is Number One

Wee Man is number one alright. Not only does he urinate when plugged into your computer, he just might be the most useless product Thanko has ever devised—and that's saying something. » 9/02/09 7:00pm 9/02/09 7:00pm

Attract Cute Japanese Girls With Thanko's Fuzzy Cat Ear Headphones

These fuzzy-wuzzy, kitten-tastic headphones might not get you much action in general, but they're sure to attract plenty of underage Japanese girls while giving you an excuse to take your furry fetish public. [Thanko via BoingBoing] » 8/07/09 10:20pm 8/07/09 10:20pm

Waterproof Conductive Earbuds Vibrate Your Skull

Thanko's new EMP-708LITE Vonia earbuds work by actually vibrating the bones of your skull, which is then picked up by your brain and processed as recognizable music. They are, quite literally, skull-rattling 'buds. » 8/05/09 7:40pm 8/05/09 7:40pm

Thanko's USB Mouth Microscope Camera Shows You The Horrible Truth

Haven't gone to the dentist in awhile? Worried what might be going on in there? Some mysteries are better left unsolved—but if you must know, Thanko's USB microscope camera can shed some light (and some video) on the subject. » 7/31/09 1:30pm 7/31/09 1:30pm