Top 7 Geeky Gadgets in April

When people hear the word “gadgets”, probably they think of useful electronic devices that make some otherwise difficult daily tasks easier than ever. You are all familiar kitchen gadgets, plumbing gadgets, internet gadgets, electric gadgets, carpentry gadgets, photography gadgets, and so on, but some people have had enough with the philosophy of purpose-built kinds of stuff, and so they came up with the ideas of making gadgets for nothing but fun time playing around.

Not only that those many geeky computers and electronic enthusiasts like to think outside of the box, they apparently use the box to sit on and think as well. Ideas and innovations come quite often these days in the modern world we’re living in; some of the ideas are good, others are just plain bad that they’re not worth considering.

This month, however, we have a collection of geeky gadgets attractive enough to bring joy and laugh into our seriously boring adult days.

#1 Star Trek Door Chime

Judging by the name, it should not get any geekier than this. You can attach it to the wall next to your door or a desk. It has three settings, and each of them gives different sound effect just like in Star Trek TOS.

Sound effects include Communicator Whistle (it requires the manual pressing of a button), Door Opening, and Red Alert. Especially for the last two effects, they are activated by a motion sensor, so the gadget chimes when someone (or a robot) walks in front of it.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

once again, it is pointless, but I love it.” Believe it or not, this thing brings more fun if you forgot that you had attached it to your door

#2 BS Button

Now if you are not a particularly critical person, but you want to shout at your coworkers anytime they’re telling lies, you are in for a treat. The BS Button by Gemmy is not an overly geeky gadget, which makes it a tiny bit more mainstream than the previous one.

It looks like a giant button you saw on an espionage movie in the 70s, and it says BULLSHIT (yes, all in capital letters) right on the button. When you press the button, one of five random messages sound off; all are not too insulting thankfully.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

this gadget is intended as a fun toy, so it makes sense only when you are hanging out with families or friends; very useful when there is a pedantic person in your social group

#3 R2-D2 Power Station

Equipped with two USB ports and four AC outlets, this little gadget does considerably less than what the real R2-D2 can, indeed. On the back, it comes with Type B plug, so it works with any US standard electric socket.

The power station will cover the entire wall outlet when mounted, but you get additional four on the unit.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

it is a power station that looks like R2-D2, and that’s about it. There is no light or swiveling head, so this is not very geeky.

#4 Minecraft Light-Up Wall Torch

A torch is a gadget, but somebody came up with an idea to bring some geeky fun into it. Just like any ordinary torch, the Minecraft Light-Up Wall Torch is equipped with some lights and powered by batteries.

The main body is made of ABS plastic, but it looks like as if it comes out directly from Minecraft with its blocky look.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

if you or anybody you know like to play some pixelated characters on screen, this torch would complete your world. You can even use this as a night light to help you go through your newly-found afraid-of-the-dark phase.

#5 Arcade Geeky Gadget Wristwatch

Similar to a torch, any wristwatch is a gadget in its right. Some models are probably casual or even luxurious accessories, but others are already geeky with digital movement, lights, alarms, hourly sound, etc.

If those are not geeky enough for your taste, the Arcade Wristwatch by ThinkGeek is right up your alley. It tells time, but with additional bells and whistles such as pew sounds, red lights, asteroid minute & hour hands, space ship second-hand, and of course the arcade game console design.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

nothing in this watch represents the “function over form” design philosophy. It is a novelty item that tells time and is equipped with a small joystick to please the old-school video game fans.

#6 Back to the Future USB Charger

 

Everything about Back to the Future has always been related to the DeLorean, but this time you can take things more seriously and dive into details with the Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger.

Unlike most car chargers on the market, this gadget features flux capacitor light pattern to help brighten up your dashboard. It comes with 2 USB ports: one for 1A charging and another for 2.1A charging.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

you have to admit that there is nothing geekier than a flux capacitor. It is not real thing indeed, and it won’t take you to 1969 again, but it works as intended as USB charger.

#7 Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker

As it turned out, Popsicle had been invented a long time ago in a galaxy far away.

For the diehard Star Wars fans, there is no better way to enjoy a Popsicle than with Lightsaber handle. There are only very few communities out there that can match the level of Star Wars’ lovers.

Nobody wants to get sliced by Lightsaber, but if it is made of Popsicle, then maybe it is not that bad and even satisfying.

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Reviews from a happy owner published on Amazon.com:

the hilt has a LED light, even when it will not light up your ice very brightly, at least you can pretend it does. Also, the mold is long enough, so maybe your children can use the ice to defend themselves from a Darth Vader poster.

A gadget is designed to help you do everyday tasks easier, whether in school, home, office, or even car. It takes away manual labor and sometimes there is the additional fun to the way it works. Geeky gadgets, however, seem to be all about the fun side of things; of course, you get the functions as described by the manufacturers, yet these gadgets can be so much more than that with a little bit of wild imagination.

Did you like our list? Which gadget would like to have the most? Left us a comment in the section below!