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What the tech? World's wackiest gadgets

From edible gear to tentacles to prosthetic noses, these gadgets have us asking, what the tech were they thinking?

Wacky Gadgets: The TV Hat

TV hat

They call it the next revolution in TV watching. We call it flat-out silly. The TV Hat takes the video feed from your iPhone or Android device and lets you watch it anywhere, anytime. 

TVHat

Wacky Gadgets: Facebook shower curtain

Social Shower Curtain

Does maintaining connections on Facebook seem to pervade everything you do? Let your bathroom get in on the fun with this plugged-in shower curtain, which displays recent friend feeds from your tub, sink and more.

Perpetual Kid

Wacky gadgets: tech ears

Neuroware Necomimi

Extra "organs" that can be controlled with your brain waves? Japanese company Neurowave says they can express your emotions by reading signals from your gray matter.

Neurowear/Youtube

Wacky Gadgets: Finger nose stylus

Finger-Nose Stylus

This bizarre gizmo solves a problem you didn't know you had: How to operate that smartphone while you're soaking in the tub

 

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Wacky Gadgets: Gummy iPhone case

Edible iPhone Gummy Cases

An April Fool's joke from the minds at Think Geek, we still think edible smartphone cases might be a good idea. Solve your hunger and protect your gizmo, all at once!

ThinkGeek

Wacky gadgets: USB tentacles

USB Squirming Tentacle

It won't store any data, but this squirming tentacle, which draws power from your USB port, is certainly amusing.

ThinkGeek

Wacky gadgets: Fly gun

Fly-Goodbye Bug Vacuum Gun

Flies or other creepy crawlers infesting your keyboard? Get rid of 'em the sanitary way -- with this handy bug vacuum gun. It sounds silly until you suck up your first bug. 

ThinkGeek

Wacky gadgets: robot can

Tin Can Robot

Turn any metal can into a walking, wobbling, bug-eyed robot that can move -- or a robotic monster. Sure, it's silly, but it's also a way to keep the kids occupied ... and thinking about science.

Toysmith/Amazon

Wacky gadgets: chandelier

Lolita Chandelier: Crystal chandelier with computer controlled LEDs

The Swarovski crystal company designed this in 2004, calling it the first text-messaging chandelier. Made of 2,100 crystals and 1,050 white LEDs, it displayed any message sent from your smartphone. Sadly, it's no longer available.

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Wacky Gadgets: foot tanner

Solafeet

The pitch from Solafeet is simple genius: Tan your feet while surfing the Internet. No fooling.

Solafeet

Wacky Gadgets: electronic bubblewrap

Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain

Push one of the buttons to simulate the sound made by popping bubble wrap -- clearly one of the most satisfying actions ever.

ThinkGeek

What the tech? World's wackiest gadgets

From edible gear to tentacles to prosthetic noses, these gadgets have us asking, what the tech were they thinking?

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