Wednesday, December 02, 2009

G is for GADGET

For the letter G, let’s focus on....

Gadget

This was an easy one. I’m fascinated with gadgets but I’m also peculiar with regard to them. I don’t care for endless phone and music gadgets. There are far too many variations on a theme when it comes to gadgets. Sure, ipods and iphones were revolutionary but I don’t need a thousand variations of the theme.

Sure, we can go pure funny on the focus of gadgets. What parent wouldn’t want this one…
And what teenager wouldn’t want one of these shoes (of course, the updated version needs an ipod docking station too)…

And then there are always the stupid-but-funny-still gadgets people try and sell…

But I’m for gadgets that are cool and different. I make up gadgets all the time and have featured many of them on here: Soda Filter, Camel-back Pez dispenser, Smart Windows (car window messaging system), driving feedbag, spiral bowling lane, popup resumes, etc. etc.

I’ve got other future gadgets in mind too. How about a mannequin that you put a shirt or pants on and then push a button to inflate and automatically apply steam to iron? One button and the entire shirt is done in seconds. Or how about a watch that fills in around your wrist size and shape? Or how about glasses or even contacts that are a computer monitor display? Or how about…yeah, my ideas keep going…

Let’s look at some interesting gadgets, shall we?

Stick on watches. They’re like a functional bandaid!

A portable DVD player with a fold out screen would be cool

This toaster is the way to go…no more guessing as to whether its burning to a crisp or not

Ever go out from work or with friends and nobody has cash but everyone is splitting the check? This allows everyone to pay!

Also, I’m an exercise and sport gadget junkie. I’ve featured many ridiculous gadgets on here such as the rowing bike, the sideways bike, various variations of inline skates, a water skimmer, etc. etc.

Here’s my latest favorite. It’s run on an electric motor and rides like a snowboard or skateboard across any manner of terrain from offroad to snow to sand to pavement. It’ll even go 35mph and last an hour on one charge.

Sweet…I’ve got a few bones left that I haven’t broken…

32 comments:

Mrsupole said...

I love Gadgets almost as much as I love first.

Mrsupole said...

I was thinking, and you know that rarely happens, that maybe you should invent some "hovercraft" shoes or maybe a hovercraft chair. Then all we have to do is sit down and hover to work, hover to the stores, just hover here, hover there, and hover everywhere. A big computer screen so we could do net surfing while hovering here and there, would be great too.

I am surprised you did not at least put one kitchen gadget in there. I mean kitchen gadgets are the faves. And the cooking robot is the best. It is the best gadget yet to be invented. I love gadgets.

God bless.

Candie Bracci said...

You're the inspector gadget..allright that wasn't funny!Give me a break... hangover!

Beth said...

Why are men so fascinated with gadgets?
I have one theory but I won't go there... ;)

Kurt said...

I want the link to the snowboard thing.

Quirkyloon said...

I thought G would be for gnomes. Oh wait, that would be "n" right?

Apparently, I need a gadget to help me learn how to spell!

Roy Scribner said...

You had me at "I’m also peculiar..."

Elizabeth said...

Wow, I could finally make toast! I need to buy one of those things!!

VE said...

mrsupole - Hovercrafts are noisy though. I suggest lining your home and work with magnets and then making a hovercraft with the opposing magnet...that way it'll be floating...

candie - Hangover? I have a gadget for that...

beth - Ha! But let's not go into the amount of "gadgets" women have in their bathrooms and their kitchens...

kurt - http://www.scarpar.com/ but they're not out of research and development yet (I tend to find these kinds of things early on)

quirkyloon - As much as the gnomes like to expose themselves...a full feature on them will just give them a big head...

roy - Can relate to that, eh?

elizabeth - It's nice, huh? Isn't it amazing how many crappy toaster designs there are. Why are toasters and gas tank guages so damn unreliable?

Baino said...

Thanks, that's my Christmas list sorted.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Ewww to the expander!

VE said...

baino - Be sure to get the trouser extender...

VE said...

perpetual - Ha! Got my eww...

Jeff said...

Do they make that shoe with a cassette slot? I've just upgraded from 8-track.

Uncivil said...

The toaster gadget is a pretty good idea!

Uncivil said...

I like the toaster!

Uncivil said...

For some reason blogger wont take the first comment until I post the second comment???

Uncivil said...

ditto

ReformingGeek said...

Your gadgets are always so cool, VE! I'll take the "piece of cake" payment device and an inflatable trouser. That would make a great White Elephant gift!

Serena said...

You sure don't see those in the stores every day.:)

Gladys said...

Since Sharper Image is no more where oh where do we get these items?

Gladys said...

Since Sharper Image is no more where oh where do we get these items?

VE said...

jeff - Do you mean you can't even play your own Receders CD?

uncivil - Blogger is messin' with ya. It's messin' with me too. I can't edit posts right now which is why my profile section is all messed up...

reforminggeek - White elephants don't need to inflate their trowsers...

serena - Exactly why I like them...

gladys - I have my sources...

Janna said...

The stick-on watch is confusing me.
It appears to have a 17 on top of a 43.
(Or an "Eh" above a "LI".)

Maybe it's military time, and we're supposed to read it as 17:43, which would be 5:43 pm.

???

I love the fold-out DVD player, as long as it would promise to neatly fold back into its original shape every time. (I haven't had such great luck with road maps.)

Ronda Laveen said...

I think he has the Trouser Expander on backward.

VE said...

janna - don't worry...I'm coming up with a device for your road map to help...

ronda - Yikes...

Jaime said...

i really need one of those credit card machines. it's just horrible watching a group of lawyers trying to divide up the check and calculate the tip!

Megan said...

Toaster. Want.

VE said...

jaime - I can only imagine...

megan - Me.Too.

Maureen said...

They need to make microwaves that are clear too. I don't know how many times hubby has left something in there that I discover the next morning....

VE said...

maureen - They don't make them clear because you don't want to know what is really going on in there...

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