These are the 15 most popular gadgets from the past week, based on how many people looked at their pages.
Does it shine your shoes? No, but this amazing wireless device combines a GPS, MP3 player, audio book player, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and a calculator in a device that fits in the palm of your hand and weighs less than 6 oz. Don't leave home without it.
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.
This rocket blasts an amazing 200 feet in the air using hydrogen fuel that children can safely create themselves. Because hydrogen fuel burns cleanly and leaves only water as its byproduct, it is considered the fuel of the future - making this rocket a unique and innovative departure from traditional hobby models. Simply mix tap water with the included crystals. One batch of tap-water fuel can power blast-offs for an entire day. Numerous safety mechanisms ensure that the rocket can only be launched vertically, that the ignition button must be held a full 15 feet away, and that ignition won’t occur without all parts properly fitted. After launch, the sturdy ABS plastic rocket drifts gently back to earth on spinning helicopter blades.
How would you like your own little R2-D2 droid chasing you through the hallways of your battle-cruiser... er, I mean house?
This motorized replica responds to more than 40 voice commands, and plays games like tag using an infra-red sensor to find people.
R2-D2 has lights, a swiveling dome top, and sounds that mimic the real thing.
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.
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.
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.
I love to listen to music while I cook. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of catching my iPod earbud wires in the blender. Enter the Under-Cabinet iPod Dock and Radio.
Most under-cabinet radios have an AM/FM radio, and sometimes a CD player. This one houses any docking iPod (and charges it too!). Listening to your favorite songs, you won't mind spending all day in the kitchen. It even includes a cooking timer and a handheld remote, which can control both the radio and the iPod.
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.
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.
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.
Made by Suunto, this is the world's smallest multifunction GPS watch for wilderness navigation. It uses a text display of latitude, longitude and waypoints, and it also has an altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and compass.
First, how well does it work? It has an overall owner rating of 4.5/5 stars: "Overall, this is an excellent product which is not only as good as the conventional mower, but exceeds it in many ways...Even after reading all the positive reviews I was still skeptical about how well Robomower would work. Well, I got mine set up today and, hmmm...how can I put this? I LOVE IT! This thing is TOO COOL!" This robotic lawnmower is designed to replace your walk/push mower. It operates safely, quietly and automatically. Designed for one-time setup, it works in almost any lawn or garden environment, with wire sensors that prevent it from crossing the lawn perimeter. It even recycles clippings into nutrient-rich mulch for healthier grass.It runs on rechargeable power pack eliminating the need for oil and gas, and it has its own theft deterrent system. (Several owners self-report that they have named their robomower.)
Tired of stringing up an ugly tarp? Perfect for the garden or campsite, the Coolaroo provides instant shade with style.