Crazy gadgets for guys
Swiss Army knife USB
There’s something in the vast world of weird and wonderful products to stir the heart of any guy with a gizmo fetish. Read on as we survey the latest and greatest gadgets. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing | Swiss Army knife USB
The iconic guy fave just got an update: This Swiss Army knife is equipped for the modern world with a foldout USB memory stick. Sure, it won’t help him whittle, file his nails or open a bottle of wine, but when he needs digital storage fast, it’s there.
Mattel Mindflex Duel game
Bing | Mattel Mindflex Duel game
Geek guys will grok the spectacular Mindflex Duel, a game that pits players’ brain waves against each other for a bit of sci-fi-flavored fun. A variation of EEG tech is built into the game’s headsets, controlling a floating ball for obstacle course single play, plus dual matches that are truly mind over matter.
Kohler Moxie showerhead/wireless speaker
Talk about Nep-tunes: This Bluetooth-enabled hybrid from Kohler blows all other shower radios out of the water. It wirelessly streams audio from all manner of devices (MP3 players, cellphones, tablets, etc.) and easily pops in and out of the included showerhead for recharging and for use as a stand-alone speaker.
Digger mechanical paperweight
Paperweights can be classy crystal mementos, but we think most dudes would rather have something that multitasks in macho fashion. An adjustable magnetized shovel corrals clips, while a pre-loaded sticky-notes compartment and pencil sharpener get the job done. Awesome extra: Big friction wheels can actually drive this tiny truck around the desk.
Zippo stainless-steel wallet
Bing | Zippo stainless-steel wallet
Upgrade that tried-and-true wallet gift with a present made for the digital age. Zippo crafts this modern billfold in stainless steel so it not only looks sleek but also protects the cards stowed within from being scanned and their numbers possibly stolen. The handsome exterior is also engravable for a personal touch.
3M TEKK WorkTunes headphones
Bing | 3M TEKK WorkTunes headphones
Dudes definitely need decent hearing protection when taking on yard duties or workshop crafts, but how many would appreciate a pair of protective ear gear that also rocks the tunes? 3M’s WorkTunes headphones provide superior soundproofing, but they’re also audio device-compatible and outfitted with an AM/FM stereo radio.
Laser projection keyboard
Bing | Laser projection keyboard
One of the coolest new gadgets we’ve seen is a laser projection keyboard that reverses the 3-D craze to amazing effect. Using Bluetooth tech, the device lays out a full QWERTY keyboard on any flat surface, so hands are freed from the smaller keys of a tablet computer or smartphone.
Magic Wand remote control
Bing | Magic Wand remote control
While there are plenty of kid-style wands on the market (thanks, Harry Potter), most just make noise and light up. Here’s one that truly holds magic – up and down gestures adjust the TV’s volume, dramatic arm sweeps change the channel and a quick tap can pause a DVD.
iSoldier cellphone holder
Bing | iSoldier cellphone holder
This looks like a gimmicky joke, but it’s actually a practical way to accomplish something we all sometimes need to do – prop up our cellphones. This extremely affordable gift (it’s packaged with two little green army men) goes under the heading: “for the guy who’s got everything.”
Bedol water alarm clock
Bing | Bedol water alarm clock
He’ll keep close track of his life aquatic with this ingenious device that runs solely on water power; no batteries or electrical outlets required. A neat gift for geeks or any guy who’s even a little eco-conscious, the clock only needs a refill of household tap water every six months to keep it running.