Remember the Magic 8 Ball? We know that you still have one that you need in bouts of real insecurity. For these troubled economic times, the virtual Wall Street Guru is the perfect answer. Ask it a question and it will respond with such answers as:
- “Tech Stocks Hot”
- “Bear Market Ahead”
- “Out to Lunch”
- “Buy T-Bills ”
- and the ever popular “Unclear Ask Again”
It may not be the answer to all your financial needs, but at least you won’t have to take credit for bad decisions. Carry it on your next trip to Wall St. for $7.95.
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We never tire of Lego-like gadgets, although there seems to be a new one daily. Homade’s faux Brick Flash Drive is plug and play in your USB port with no software needed. In a size of 15 x 30 x 7mm, it is practically tiny but enhanced for Windows Readyboost. Attach to backpack, cell phone or key chain. Choose one of the seven colors in 2GB memory for $30.00 or the 4GB flash drive model for $42.00.
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Who needs a high-paid r/t attorney when you can have your own My Pet Lawyer? The 10-inch tall dude has light-up mouth and eyes, and his arms are bendable. He comes with nine pre-recorded phrases or you can record your own. He can also laugh or growl. Stand him on his Scale of Justice briefcase that doubles as a remote with his magnetic feet. Your new pet comes with a spiked collar, crushed victim, and needs 5 AAA batteries (not included) at a mini-price of $4.95.
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Let’s all raise our hands if we want Willcom’s Kuma Bear Phone. Who wouldn’t want to look ludicrous holding a teddy up to his/her ear and speaking into its tummy? Apparently it was a smash at the recent 2008 Good Design Expo in Tokyo. It holds up to four speed dial numbers for Tom and Katie and will come out of its furry holder when Suri get older. After all, at a price of $500.00, who else could afford it?
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Recently announced at the Leipzig Game Conference in Germany, Sony showed off its newest virtual buddy. The EyePet works with the camera attachment on the Playstation 3. When you see it on screen, you can play with it. Roll a ball and the EyePet will chase it. We guess that this would be okay for little ones, although unaware parents might wonder why their kids are touching their monitors so much. The virtual critter should become available late 2009.
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Another gimmicky USB 2.0 memory stick. The Nail holds 2GB and comes at a size of 9 x 3.4cm for $43.39. Leave a hammer lying next to it and you might get some attention from your co-workers. When they get too close, you know that no one will steal it if you also have your USB Guard Dog plugged in. With built-in sensor, Desktop Rex will growl if anyone gets close. He can also run on 3 AA batteries (not included) for $21.69.
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See what the neighbors are up to with your very own Spy Kite. It can fly up to about 80 feet and is made with a fiberglass frame at a size of 4 x 120 x 60 cm and a weight of 0.052 Kg. They won’t even notice the remote controlled digital camera that is beneath it. After you get your shots, you can upload images to your computer via USB and keep them around for bargaining the next time they toss a few steaks on the barbe. Temporarily out of stock, you can pre-order at a price of £29.99 (~$60.00.)
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Admit it. You are the first to run to any new Zombie movie. Now you can terrorize your friends, co-workers, and pets with your own RC undead toy. He stands 7 3/4-inches and you can activate him by simply pressing a button on the brain-shaped remote. Once revived, he will drag himself around while moving his neck, shoulders, and hips, and, as a bonus, will moan a bit. The remote controlled ghoulie needs three AAA batteries (not included) to work and comes with a MSRP of $24.95.
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Lazy parents will have one less chore now that the Nabaztag will be able to read English. Teaming up with Ladybird, Violet will release an English speaking version with Goldilocks, Cinderella, and The Elves and the Shoemaker books. The rabbit reads the RFID Zstamp and speaks, and kids can navigate through its ears. Even better, in case of a longer tale, the robotic pet will remember where it left off. The Nabaztag set will be available for £118.40 (~$231.00.) Sign up with Violet if you want future notification.
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Even remote control toys are getting smaller. The R/C Mini Car is only 35 x 25 x 20mm and weighs 30g. Powered up by 4 cell button batteries (included,) it comes in basket, baseball, soccer, and tennis ball models. When you are done playing with your tiny vehicle, you simply store it inside the ball that doubles as the control panel, and wear it with a lanyard (also included.) Each one is available for $12.99.
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