Metal Pen a Geek Could Appreciate

I remember when I graduated high school. I got a few pens and I thought they were the lamest gifts that you could get. I think if I had been given a cool pen like this Metal Pen with Level and Screwdriver I would have been appreciative for sure. This pen is perfect for the graduating geek.

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LED Braces Are Crazy Fun

You know how trends catch on in Japan. So this latest oral-inclined gimmick is really nuts, involving kids with LED illumination on their teeth. Why? Has something to do with a publicity stunt to promote a department store, apparently. What’s the connection, right? The LEDS do the illuminating via non-invasive braces that glow like disco lights.

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iKon Is An iOS Controlled RC

Pictured below is a special RC from toymakers WOW! Stuff. They want to bank on the popularity of Apple devices by outing a whole line of toys that are controlled via RC dongle on an iPad or iPhone. There’s hint of plans for similar goodies that are applicable to Android gadgets, but that’s in the distant feature. For now, feast thyne eyes on the iKon, a rare marriage of trend conscious design and Apple worship. Fanboys will go bananas and apples (get it?) over this.

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Futurama Minis Are Irresistible

Thanks to a brand new season, the once dormant following of the hit animated series have another opportunity to invest their love with these new mini figures. A dozen of the characters are available together with their individual items, like a food bowl for Nibbler.

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Box Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Features Moses, Blackbeard, Etc.

In full, it’s actually Box of Extraordinary Gentlemen..And Ladies. A motley collection of characters from across the rich panorama of history. On the picture below, you have from left to right a well dressed gentleman who may or may not be Oscar Wilde,  Moses and his Commandments, Black Beard, Alexander the Great, Beethoven, plus a coupla other blokes we couldn’t name. Oh yes, the ladies.  Anne Oakley and Anne Bonnie are present too.

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Sea Squirt Flotation Vests Keeps The Tots Happy At Sea

Kids just love the sea (and swimming for that matter). Aside from dabbling in sand castles and assorted diversions, the younglings are susceptible to taking a dip in the wave ridden waters. A point of concern for many parents, Opa Cove have just addressed the problem head on with their new line of Sea Squirt sea wear.

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Behold The Super Duper Sized Pencil Case To Rule Them All

If you’ve never heard of Faber Castell, then you’ve never tasted the good life. Some pencils get chewed, others broken, still others made to scrawl pointless doodles on any available surface. Faber Castell, on the other hand, belongs to a league of it’s own. Call them the elite of pencils, the genuine Michaelangelos amid the mass of cheap imitations, the very first hexagonal shaped affairs that didn’t roll off your desk. The Faber Castell saga began in the 18th century and to commemorate it’s 250th birthday, the company have unleashed a limited edition monster case.

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Lego Lunchbox Looks Like A Bad Idea

It really does. Remember when you used to open your lunchbox for recess and the food inside would be soggy and have no flavor at all?  Lunchboxes are a science unto themselves. A science few have mastered despite decades of compulsory schooling that have called for the use of a lunchbox. No wonder Ziploc sandwiches are so freaking popular.

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Orbotix Sphero Robotic Ball Lands $5 Million Investment For Production (video)

The Sphero Robotic Ball controlled by your smartphone which we featured back in December last year and was showcased at CES this year. Has now raised $5 million in Series B financing from Foundry Group and Highway 12 Ventures, allowing it to make the jump from concept into production.

Any iOS or Android smartphone will be able to control the Sphero Ball via a simple Bluetooth connection. Developers will also be able to create their own programs and games for the robotic ball using the open API on offer. Watch a video of the Orbotix Sphero Robotic Ball in action after the jump.

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