People are getting pretty critical of all of the World Cup crap that has been popping up lately. Now while the AP2006 definitely falls into the World Cup crap category, it shows a little promising twinkle because it is actually inspired by the 2006 World Cup. It resembles the 2006 World Cup Adidas ball and can play MP3s and WMAs. The controls are placed around the ball to match the pattern of the 2006 World Cup ball, which is pretty neat but far from practical. This gadget comes around via China, which is kind of funny because China didn't qualify for the World Cup, but they are making up for it by providing a bunch of us with World Cup junk.

AP2006: it's the antipode(e) [dapreview]