With the Wolfgang S Birdhouse designer Dennis Nino Clasen has killed two, ahem, birds with one stone. Not only does it allow you to trick your neighbors in to thinking you are watching their every move but it also puts an aesthetically-entertaining roof over the heads of your feathered friends. While it may not keep your neighbor from tossing their raked-up leaves over the fence and into your yard for very long, it will provide a little extra ambiance for the exterior of your house during the spring and summer months.
Say goodbye to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you a find normal-size mouse isn’t ergonomic and/or cutesy enough for you, you might want to consider InferPoint’s Slimouse which is not only svelter but comes in many designs, including famous monuments, various animals, and “sparkling.” They all feature front and back buttons and scroll wheels. Prices range from $24.99 up to $34.99. Never fear. If you like the style but not the design, their classic is still available for $29.99.
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For the hunters in your life that still don’t get it that it is not okay to kill animals for sport or clothing, this prototype collection by designer/robotics teacher French Cadet is the gift for them. Walk in a room and the eleven Hunting Trophies will flash their eyes in red, orange, or green, turn their heads and move them up and down, and open and close their mouths. Here’s where the payback comes in. The closer the visitor gets, the more aggressive the bots become and will growl. Walk past them all and a chain reaction of snarling will occur. Created out of I-Cybie robots and individual programming, they each have an infrared sensor that can detect the amount of people in the room and their movements.
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If you dig rap music, but can’t master it, we have the gizmo for you. Record a 3 second message into the microphone on its tree, and the Mock-U-Rappers will spit it back at you in three part synthesis. Who knew that monkeys, cows, or birds could keep a beat? The Rappers need 3 AAA batteries (not included) and are so popular they are temporarily sold out for £15.95 (~$32.19.) Pre-order for the next shipment, get your favorite artiste’s music ready, and get down wit’ it.
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We have found many elegant covers for cell phones, as well as those that are functional enough to keep them protected against the evils of your pocket change. Now we have discovered some that are almost charming. Annie’s Costume Company carries a monkey, manatee, frog, pig, lobster, and the Tazmanian Devil of Warner Bros. fame, but we are definitely partial to Kenny. The stretchable covers fit most mobile phones including Nokia, Motorola, AT&T, Sprint, Samsung, Kyocera, Panasonic, and Audiovox. Look for a $10.95 price.
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So your CDs and DVDs just keep piling up in the corner and you still are housing them in the nearest empty cardboard box. We suggest these Squished Animal Holders as a replacement. Available in cow, pig, or chicken, the two ends resemble wheel tighteners, while the animal in the middle looks like it is becoming road kill. Made of poly resin, each 3-piece set measures 6 x 8.3 x 8-inches and carries an MSRP of $39.95. We know they don’t do much, but they are certainly one of our more amusing finds.
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