Posts tagged "gadgets"

Use Mosquito Noises To Determine A Blind Date’s Age

This new Japanese gadget supposedly will determine a blind date's age so you don't have to ask them. The Age Prediction Machine emits a high-frequency buzzing sound similar to that of a mosquito, with the noise levels corresponding to age ranges -- teens, 20s, 30s, and 40 and over. Supposedly, the quieter the sound, the…

By: Annika Harris / March 4, 2010

Will You Be Getting A Porn Detection Stick?

Here's an interesting little gadget for you: the Porn Detection Stick. (Why, oh why did they have to pick the word "stick" to describe this thing? Guess it's less phallic than "rod.") For $100 smackers, you pop this in a PC flash drive and it scans all the images on the computer (even ones that…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 3, 2010

Now Your Boobs Can Feel As Hot As They Look

I was sitting around the other day, and I was thinking, you know what I really need? And then I thought, what I really need is USB-powered breast warmers. And then, voilà! There they were. That's serendipity for you. Japanese manufacturer Thanko has created the USB Bust Beauty Pad for those who suffer from chilly…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 6, 2009

Breath Checker Device Lets You Know If You’re Primed To Kiss

In our digital age, that old hand-to-mouth trick to check your breath is so passé. (Plus unreliable if you just caressed your hands with some scented lotion. Ahh, guava patchouli breath ... mmm. Kidding.) That's why there's this Date Breath Checker, a hilarious Japanese (of course) gadget that reads the levels of grossness on your…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 3, 2009

“Recession Case” Will Give Your iPhone Hooverville Style

The recession called, and it apparently took away your iPhone case along with your portfolio. Now you'll have to settle for Shantytown-chic by housing your mobile in a recycled cardboard box. It even comes with some ghetto personalization from a classic Sharpie marker. Since you probably have a lot of questions about this complicated device,…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 23, 2009

Get Knocked Up Or Your Money Back

Duo Fertility, a new producer of fertility monitors, is selling itself hard on a guarantee that's the opposite of what you hear when it comes to sex—pregnant in 12 months or your money back.

By: Leonora Epstein / September 23, 2009

Listen To A Birdsong With The Music-Cage

Wires, wires, everywhere. As gadgets become more important around our homes, it sometimes feels as if we're tangled in a web of wires with no means of escape. The Music-Cage, however, is a gadget that can solve at least one of our wire problems. It's a wireless speaker that plays music from a Bluetooth-enabled cell

By: Annika Harris / August 20, 2009

iTie iPod Holder Frees Up Dudes’ Pockets

Save for the murse-carrying set, somehow guys manage to carry the world in their pockets. How they do it is beyond us. But maybe it's because they're just more creative than we think, and have secret hiding places. Like this dapper device, the iTie, which features a covert pocket on the backside, in which to…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 14, 2009

MobiGrip Device Leash

If you've ever had to replace a waterlogged cell phone (or two) due to an unplanned dip in the toilet, this handy little invention has your name written all over it! The MobiGrip device leash, a stick-on mini-bungee that loops comfortably around your digits, is the cure to all butter finger-inflicted disasters that leave your…

By: Stylehive / June 16, 2009

Quickies!: Designer Alber Elbaz Is Bringing Back The Power Suit

Designer Alber Elbaz was so inspired by Glenn Close’s "Damages" character, he’s basing a new line of power suits on her. [NY Mag] -- I hope Hillary is reading this! Adam Lambert is borrowing Lady Gaga’s producer, RedOne, to help him with his new album. [Perez] -- We just hope Lambert doesn’t borrow Gaga’s style,…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 15, 2009

The Classy USB Drive For High-Fashion Geeks

We've always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it's the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 12, 2009

Kiss Across The Miles With A KissPhone

If reaching out and beaming someone isn't exactly up your alley, there's another new invention that may help keep your long distance relationship intimate. The KissPhone, created by French freelance inventor Georges Koussouros, is designed with a "huge pair of lips that is able to measure the pressure, percussion speed, temperature, and sucking force of…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 27, 2009

Reach Out And Beam Someone

For long distance couples who rely on ancient technology like telephones and webcams to keep the spark alive across the miles, there's a new device that might make reaching out and touching each other a little more fulfilling. A Scotland-based technology lab has created a prototype of a device they're calling Mutsugoto, which "allows couples,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / April 22, 2009

New Bra Dryer Preserves Your Lingerie

Laundering your lingerie can really get your panties in a twist, especially when they get ruined in the wash. The new Bra Dryer claims to take care of this by individually drying bras without messing with the fabric or wiring. The device uses infrared heat to evaporate water and a boob-shaped frame so that your…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2009

You’re A Muppet!

Thanks to the miracle that is 21st century technology, you can now become a Muppet. Toy store FAO Schwarz's website has a special online Muppet factory, The Muppet Whatnot Workshop, where you can build your own Muppet in your likeness. Pick your body (orange, green, blue), your eyes (girlie, droopy, catty), your hair (yellow boa,…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 14, 2008

Gmail To Prevent Drunk Messaging (Well, On The Weekends, At Least)

We’ve all been there, we’ve had a bit too much to drink — more than some of us would care to admit — and suddenly, calling, texting, or emailing an old flame seems like the best. Idea. Ever!! You know it never goes well and the humiliation the next morning is worse than the raging…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 7, 2008

The Frisky Holiday Gift Guide

FOR HER On A Budget: The My So-Called Life box set demonstrates that he's totally in tune with your inner angsty teenager and that he doesn't expect you to watch Die Hard for the 50 mllionth time. Been Savin': Buying a woman lingerie is kinda cheating because it's obviously a gift he'll enjoy too --…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2007
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