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USB Desktop Mini-Lamp Adjusts

USB Mini-LampFor a little extra light on your desktop when others are sleeping or when you have to work late, this USB Mini-Lamp may be useful when you only need a small amount. Energy efficient, it is 5.6 x 5.6 x 38 cm and weighs 156g. With three LEDs, it has an on/off switch and can be adjusted by its metal gooseneck. Add an extra long cable and you could have yourself a decent night light. Recommended for indoor use only, the plug and play light is available for $17.00.

Read More | Brando

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Alien Abduction Lamp to go into production

Abduction LampAs you may recall, we introduced you to the Alien Abduction Lamp last year, a prototype designed by Lasse Klein complete with a pulsating beam. Now it turns out that because of the hype, this is one idea that has reached fruition. Although no date has been set for its sale and there is no final word on whether it will be made in plastic or metal and glass, we are pleased that it will be coming to market. New to the lamp will be human and bovine abductees, for it is well known that aliens love people and cows. We’ll keep you posted on when the UFO becomes available.

(Thanks, Lasse)

Read More | Abduction Lamp Product Page

Turn on Mini-Traffic Light

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Mini Traffic LightSo you want to draw attention to yourself at work or have kids who just won’t quit. Try installing this Mini-Traffic Light. What better way to say coffee break or time out? At a size of 270 x 100 x 100mm and a weight of 290g, the light features an on/off switch and will handle 200/240 volts. We were also thinking it might be amusing if you lived on a corner and wanted to see the reaction of your neighbors. The lamp is available for a mere $16.00.

(Thanks, Fanny)

Read More | Gadget4all

Desktop Lamp is Mini-Neon

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, USB

USB Smiley LampWhen you are working those late hours, what better way to make your co-workers hate you than by turning on your Neon Smiley Face? At a size of 18 x 9cm, plug it in to your PC or Mac USB port and let it shine. We guarantee that you either make tons of new friends or those who will try to have you fired. The neon gadget is also available in “Bar” and “@,” although we are not quite sure of the desirability of the latter. Each carries a price of DKK 99,00 (~$21.00.)

Read More | Gadgets.dk

Homer lights up: USB LED lamp

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, USB, Design, PC / Laptop

Homer USB Lamp

For someone as perpetually lazy as Homer Simpson, he keeps finding ways to make our lives more fun, such as the Jukebox and USB hub. Now comes this USB-powered lamp, which features Homey in total Lay-Z-Boy mode, while adding LED light (and a little levity) to your desk. Available for only $17 USB. Wanna totally Simpson-ize your workspace? Check out the

mildly disturbing

Mr. Burns webcam.

Read More | Perpetual Kid via Shiny Shiny


Lightsaber Lamps Shine On

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Movies

Lightsaber LampsStar Wars never really dies. George Lucas just hands out more licensed products. These 16-inch tall lightsabers are mini-lamps that come in Darth Vader red or Luke Skywalker green models. Manufactured in Japan, each light requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and will show the rest of your co-workers just which side of the Dark Side you are truly on. May the light force be with you. Each of them are priced at $19.99.

Read More | ThinkGeek

The “A Christmas Story” Leg Lamp

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Household

A Christmas Story Leg LampsChances are, you caught an airing of the holiday neo-classic “A Christmas Story” during the annual marathon on TBS—or like us, already know the movie by heart. Either way, you certainly recognize the iconic Leg Lamp pictured, a “major award” won by Ralphie’s clueless dad. If you’d like one of your own, here’s your chance! The ultra-tacky lamp comes in 2 sizes: 20 inches ($40 USD), and 40 inches ($200 USD), the latter being the same size as the original. A 3-way switch lights the leg, lamp or both. It’s never too early to plan for Christmas ‘08, people!

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Mario Shroom Lamps Shine by USB

USB Mushroom LampWe cannot believe the overabundance of USB gadgets that continue to pour into our e-mail boxes at an alarming rate. It may have something to do with putting out one more gadget before the holidays that we cannot do without. We know we have lots of Mario fans out there so we had to include these Mushroom Lamps. Made with a white LED, it is 13 cm around with a base size of 10.8 x 14 cm and weighs 161g. If you don’t have an available USB port, just pop in 4 AA batteries (not included.) It available in three colors for only $13.00.

(Thanks, Fanny)

Read More | Brando

ETree is Interactive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science

ETreeIf you are looking for a non-traditional tree for the holidays, ETree may be the answer. The interactive electroluminescent lamp comes in a 15 x 15 x 8 cm size with 5 branches and a height of 50 cm, and a 30 x 30 x 15 cm floor model with 10 branches and a 150 cm height. Only for indoor use, we think that our neighbors would really be impressed by Kinetica Museum‘s creation which is available for £324.00 (~$666.00,) and £575.00 (~$1,200.00) respectively. It may be pricey, but think of how much you will save on ornaments and tinsel.

Read More | Kinetica Museum

Gauche Gift of the Week

Jukebox Lamp/iPod DockWe have seen iPod docks for playing and charging, mini-jukeboxes that flash and whir, FM tuners, alarms clocks, and oddly designed lamps. Combine them together with some built-in speakers and get this rather tacky 8 ½ x 10 ¾ x 20-inch Brookstone gadget, something you might get your Uncle Dennis to show you care, but not really all that much. He had better be a fave uncle, however, because it carries a MSRP of $99.99. We suspect that the next one will also vacuum your nightstand.

Read More | Brookstone

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