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Broomba autonomous broom only sweeps your wallet clean

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2009

Broomba autonomous broom only sweeps your wallet cleanNow calm down Harry Potter fans. You won’t be able to play Quidditch on this thing. And no, you don’t invite this into your home in order to entice your witch wife to take a long ride far away from you. In fact, this broom won’t even clean your floor like a Roomba.

It will just scare guests next Halloween, by moving around the room to “spooky” music and “frightful” cackling sounds. Only $39. When it drives you so nuts that you snap it in half over your knee, I imagine it will feel very satisfying.

Microwaves play Jingle Bells

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2008

Christmas is almost here and it’s time to celebrate. And by celebrate, I mean let’s watch a bunch of Microwaves, 49 to be exact, play “Jingle Bells” with their timer bells. Of course, the timers all had to be set manually, but they did a good job considering.

I picture this 49 microwave contraption rigged to the chimney somehow, as a Santa alarm. It could go off just as Santa is entering your home and cook him up some nice quick meals at the same time. He’ll surely reward you with an extra present or two.

Many consumers will spend the same this holiday season

Posted in Holiday by Shane McGlaun on November 26th, 2008

Holiday ShoppersThe poor economy is no longer a surprise to most Americans, but for many things look grim this holiday season. We have had reports that claim spending will be down significantly this holiday season in all areas but consumer electronics.

A new study from ABI Research claims that despite the economy many consumers plan to spend the same amount this holiday season or more. The survey polled 1600 households and found 47% of respondents planned to decrease spending.

USB Musical Christmas Tree for your office desk

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2008

USB Musical Christmas Tree for your office deskIt’s that time of year again and how do you plan on celebrating Christmas aka Festivus in your office space? One option is this musical usb Christmas tree. It’s like this one, but with music. It features 12 built in Christmas songs, as well as LED lights that change color. If you get it now, you’ll be good and sick of holiday music by the big day but at least you’ll have a small color changing tree to keep you company while you work. It will only cost you $15.

Geek Squad will set up game consoles this holiday season

Posted in Holiday by Shane McGlaun on November 21st, 2008

Geek SquadMany of us have heard some bad things about Best Buy’s Geek Squad in store repair and installation service. Most of the bad things we have heard are well deserved. Still for the uninitiated Best Buy shopper, Geek Squad offers an easy way to get stuff fixed or installed.

Geek Squad has announced that for the holiday season it will be offering a new service that will set up game consoles including the PS3, Wii, and Xbox in the store or in a home. Part of the set up includes installing parental restrictions and controls. In home setup will also connect the console to the Internet.

Fewer plan to buy consumer electronics this holiday season

Posted in Holiday by Shane McGlaun on November 10th, 2008

Panasonic HDTVWe only have to look at a newspaper or watch the news to know that the economy in America is hurting. With the build up to the holiday season here that means that many wish lists this holiday season will remain wishes with consumers not being able to spend like they have in previous years.

A new study from Research and Markets claims that a full 24.1% of respondents do not plan to purchase consumer electronics items this holiday season. With consumer electronics one of the perennial top choices on wish lists that is an impressive number of shoppers not buying. Two years ago 19.4% of consumers didn’t plan to buy consumer electronic items.

Skull Beer Funnel for Halloween drinking fun

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2008

Skull Beer Funnel for Halloween drinking funIn keeping with the spirit of the season, here’s something to help you get drunk that also doubles as a creepy prop. It’s a Skull Beer Funnel with spinal column attached. If you’re the Predator, just pass on this one and go rip your own from some human. Humans, it’s illegal to do what the Predator does, so don’t do it. Buy this instead.

It’s Halloween, which means that it’s perfectly acceptable to guzzle some brew from human remains for God’s sake. When you get too drunk on the way home, it doubles as a handy vomit-catcher. It’s all cool. It’s how Grim Reapers party.


Blood Puddle pillows are perfect for Halloween

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2008

Blood Puddle pillows are perfect for HalloweenThe blood puddle pillow is the ideal way to start your Halloween morning. I would suggest substituing this pillow for your regular pillow while your wife is sleeping. She’ll wake up to a surprise and start Halloween with a nice healthy scare. It’s not everyday she wakes up next to you laying in a puddle of blood.

These go well with the Roadkill carpet. These are made by artist Keetra Dean Dixon. And though it may be a bit late for this Halloween, there’s no reason you can’t be ready for next year.

34 Geek Pumpkins

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2008

34 Geek PumpkinsOver at Walyou they’ve compiled a list of 34 geek pumpkins. Some of them are pretty awesome works of art, while others make us realize that nerds have far too much time on their hands. I mean, who the hell thinks to themselves, “Today I’m going to carve Say Anything’s famous boombox scene into a Pumpkin”? Yeah I know. Not a thought I’m familiar with. Surely it’s the product of a demented mind. Anyway hit the link to check them all out.

Automania chocolate tools for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Holiday by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2008

Automania chocolate tools for Valentine’s Day
It’s easy to find a gift for your special lady friend on Valentine’s day. Usually the tried and true method of flowers, chocolates or diamonds will do. But what is a good gift that the gals can give us guys on Valentine’s day, that is manly yet shows love?

Tools are always good. And we like chocolate just as much as you girls. Why not combine the two? These chocolate tools are called Automania, and consist of bolts, nuts, screws, pliers and spanners. They are made of Belgian couverture chocolate. They are made by Japanese chocolatier, Frantz. The entire set will only cost you about $30. It might be a bit late to import this from Japan this year, but next year you’ll be ready.

Nintendo Wii Mii chocolate Valentines

Posted in Holiday,Nintendo,Wii by Conner Flynn on January 10th, 2008

Nintendo Wii Mii chocolate Valentines
It used to be you’d show up at the door with a dozen roses and a box of chocolates and you were set. Well, it doesn’t take many years for that to get old.

Why not give that special someone a Valentine’s day treat that goes hand in hand with their Nintendo Wii obsession? Paul Pape Designs now offers chocolate Mii’s for a very special and very geeky Valentine’s Day. They’re made with real Hershey’s chocolate, in white or brown and the most adorable touch(Or sickening, depending on your viewpoint) is the fact that they come in a box that resembles the Wii.


Blow on an ornament, turn off your Christmas tree

Posted in Holiday,Home by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2007

Santa Magic Blowout Ornament

How many times have you wished that you could turn off all of the lights on your Christmas tree just by blowing on an ornament? Surely I’m not the only one. Well, my prayers at least, have been answered. In years past, you had to unplug the extension cord from the wall or flick the switch to off. For some people that’s alot of work.

Enter the Santa Magic Blowout Ornament. Once you have Santa wired into your lighting system, just blow into the ornament to turn off all the tree lights. To turn them on again just push the button on the chimney. I know, it’s one of those gadgets that on one hand is lame, but then again it does make it easier to turn your lights off.