These are the 15 most popular gadgets from the past week, based on how many people looked at their pages.
This is the perfect gift for cooks or gardeners or yourself, no green thumb required. It's a counter-top herb garden, with the perfect balance of organic nutrients, oxygen, lighting and automation technology. No messy soil is needed. It comes complete with everything including seed pods and nutrients.
Cue the Jaws soundtrack. This 2-foot long radio-controlled shark is ready for the pool. With a submersible controller (so you can swim with the shark), it has a range of 40' and a 15-minute runtime.
My laser pointer can out-shine your laser pointer! This handheld laser projects a bright point of green light for more than five miles and can be used to point out stars or mounted to a telescope. Or annoy cats in the next state.
Why stare at the same photo all the time? This 8" digital picture frame has 64 MB of built-in memory allowing you to store up to 100 6-megapixel photos. It can be positioned in six different ways for optimum landscape and portrait viewing, and is wall-mountable. Built-in speakers can play music while it plays a slideshow of your photos (remote included). New photos can be loaded via USB 1.0 or 2.0, or via various digital camera flash memory card formats.
CEIVA offers the world's only connected digital photo frames. With a digital photo frame, you can display photos from your digital camera as if they were regular photos, except that the frame can bring your pictures to life in a full-color slideshow.
CEIVA frames can receive photos through the internet (no computer required) directly from friends and family anywhere in the world. New photos can also be sent directly to the frame from camera phones.
CEIVA Digital Photo Frames are on sale now with a number of special offers to choose from.
Why wait to marinate?
Winner of Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New Award in Home Technology, this marinator creates a vacuum inside the barrel that causes the food's fibers to stretch and become porous, while paddles inside of the rotating barrel flip and coat the food with marinade.
Unlike conventional techniques that only flavor the surface and require 24 hours of marinating for thick cuts of meat, the automated marinator infuses restaurant-quality flavor and succulence into a 5-lb. brisket in less than 20 minutes, while using half the amount of marinade required for pan or bag soaking.
The American Association of Physics Teachers called the original Levitron "the best new science toy in a generation." This, the latest version, is so much more than a spinning top. As it spins (using only your finger-power, no batteries are required), it levitates above a magnetic pad, high enough for you to pass your hand under it, and is great fun for kids and adults alike.
Yes, it's a full-sized Christmas tree. Yes, it's upside down. It's supposed to be that way. Apparently a 12th Century European tradition, hanging a Christmas tree upside down actually has a number of benefits: It can fit into smaller spaces, you can put more presents under it, and ornaments hang straight down instead of getting lost in the branches.
I wish I had one of these last spring when raccoons were digging up my lawn. It's a motion activated lawn sprinkler, for the express purpose of scaring away garden pests such as raccoons, dogs, cats, and other animals. When triggered by its infrared day-or-night motion sensor, it sprays a forceful stream of water at the intruders.
The Safety Turtle® System helps protect your child, their friends, nieces and nephews from water accidents by sounding an alarm the instant he or she falls or ventures into the water. Though it’s not a substitute for proper supervision, it is a "last line of defense" against potentially tragic accidents. And if you have more than one child out near the pool, any number of Turtle wristbands of the same color can be used with one base station.
"Ka-Thunk." Want to hear that satisfying vending-machine sound when grabbing a cold beverage? This customizable personal beverage vendor from Maytag holds 66 12-ounce cans or 33 12-ounce bottles. Child lock-out lets you lock some sections while leaving others accessible. To add some personal style, the front and side panels of the SkyBox can be customized with NFL, college, NASCAR, and other sports and beverage logos. It operates without coins or dollar bills. And just think about how much room you can free up in your refrigerator.
Last year I bought myself an indoor RC helicopter, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Now I wish I had this one instead. It's the smallest, most stable, and lightest remote control helicopter available. It has two contra-rotating coaxial rotors that use gyroscopic inertia to keep the copter balanced and two micro-motors that spin the rotors at varying speeds, resulting in precise and effortless movement up to a range of 50'. Did I mention how small it is?
Having suffered through two kids worth of basic, no-frills baby monitors, I now greatly appreciate the features that Philips have built into their new DECT digital baby monitors. DECT stands for Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication, and it's basically the same technology built into high-quality digital cordless phones. Unlike the older-style baby monitors I had to use before, this one has zero interference from nearby monitors or other devices in or around the home. It's also a totally private connection -- the neighbors can no longer listen in.
Recently featured in Time Magazine, the Philips DECT Baby Monitor features a two-way intercom so you can communicate with your child directly from the handset, an integrated thermometer reads ambient room temperature and displays it on the handset and base, 5 different lullabies are controllable from the handset, a nighlight is controllable from the handset, and rechargeable batteries with up to 12 hours operation between charges.
Also included are a belt clip, neck cord, zippered travel bag, and a lifetime guarantee.
You’ll forget you’re wearing this cordless, hands-free headset phone until it rings, and then you can answer at the push of a button.
I can't tell you how many times I've thought "What if I could mount a video-camera on the front of an RC car and drive it around while seeing what the camera sees". Ok, I'll tell you - quite a few, because I'm an RC junkie.
This remote control car not only lets you see what the car sees, it does it with a night-vision camera that sends images wirelessly to a remote headset with an eyepiece and LCD, allowing you to see what the car sees in the dark! Kids will absolutely love this. If they can ever pry it away from dad, that is.