$50 up for grabs by voting in “Coolest Gadget of the Week #4”


It’s that time again to vote for your “Coolest Gadget of the week“, be sure to leave a comment with your reasoning for a chance to win a $50 Amazon voucher. Have fun and good luck, winners, as usual, will be announced Monday. Now onto the entries.


Solar Eco Charger Cellphone Strap

Do you know that we consume lots of electricity to charge up our cellphone? That’s why we really need the Compact size Solar Charger that can brought anywhere. This gadget can be brought anywhere and attached in your phone, because this is actually a phone strap. While walking under the sun, you can charge up the solar charger and when your phone running out of battery outside your house, you can just simply charge it up.

The full post can be found at Cutie Gadget.


A Chic Dwelling for the Birds

Birds deserve contemporary styling and stylish homes to. Enter the Eva Solo Bird Box, a functional yet nicely formed dwelling for our feathered friends. Constructed of white-glazed terracotta to reflect
the heat and a black plastic roof, the Bird Box has adjustable openings that let you decide what type of species is lucky enough to call it home.

The full post can be found at Good Good Things.


Shouting Vase

Turn your loudest, most urgent frustrations into mere whispers with the Shouting Vase. The plastic jug is designed to fit over the contours of your mouth and absorb your screams and shouts, “storing” them in the vase and emitting a softer version of your angry cries through the tiny hole at the base.

The full post can be found at Random Good Stuff.


Truck Rear Sonar

Description: Truck Rear Sonar is a gadget you can attach to the back of your vehicle to avoid those dead vision angles. It’s a “must have” regarding safety of people, animals and many other objects.

The full post can be found at 4×4 Trucks and Trailers.


Minox Suntimer UV Radiation Monitoring Watch

The Minox Suntimer can help you from damaging your skin from overexposure. The watch measures UV radiation and calculates your maximum safe exposure time based on the current sunlight conditions and information you enter into your profile such as skin type and SPF level of the sunblock you are using. The watch sounds an alarm when it’s time for you to get out of the sun.

The full post can be found at Craziest Gadgets.


PAL-V: The Super Cool Flying Car

PAL-V: The Super Cool Flying Car

If you add a car and plane together – cut, glue and mix vigorously, what do you get? The PAL-V, flying car. Alright, so it didn’t quite happen like that but you get my drift. This super cool gadget is a car and a plane rolled into one! On the road this is a delightful 3-wheeled car, taking you up to speeds of 125 mph but open it up to reveal a foldable rotor, propeller and tail section, letting you take to skies at speeds of up to 120 mph. This is an absolutely genius idea for people who can’t be bothered to wait in traffic jams.

The full post can be found at Gaj-It.


Adidas Darth Vader Shoes

Adidas Darth Vader Shoes

The Adidas Superstar X Star Wars shoes come in black or white; but lets face it when it comes to the Force, you have to be on the dark side (they have all the coolest toys). The black shoes use patent leather to get the shine of Vader’s armor and have enough little pieces of flair to have you feel like the James Earl Jones version of the man.

The full post can be found at Uber Review.


Bendy tripods

This tripod can bend around things like trees, rocks and lamp posts so you can get angles that would never be possible with a traditional tripod.

The full post can be found at Decide What To Buy.


Thanks to all the sites for their submissions now over to you guys for voting (don’t forget to leave a comment with your reason for a chance to win $50):


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21 reviews or comments

Jacob Allred Says: July 11, 2008 at 8:04 am

The UV watch, definitely. I’m pale and white and need a watch to tell me when I need more sunscreen.

marco munoz Says: July 11, 2008 at 8:53 am

great for seafty with children, saves money on repairs also

Ian Says: July 11, 2008 at 9:23 am

The solar cell phone charger. That looks like something I would actually use.

Will Says: July 11, 2008 at 9:55 am

Totally Radical. Save the Earth and the whales.

SMG Says: July 11, 2008 at 10:02 am

Look out! Now you can talk on your phone or listen to your iPod anywhere daylight is can be located.

Melissa Says: July 11, 2008 at 10:17 am

I pick the solar powered cell phone charger! Pure genius!

Michael Bailey Says: July 11, 2008 at 11:59 am

I vote for the Solar Eco Charger Cellphone Strap

I use my cell phone a lot at night while I am drinking – it’d be nice to have it charging up while I am passed out the next day in the park.

kate Says: July 11, 2008 at 12:17 pm

How many times do you realise the phone is out of power when you are no where you can charge it. And the “keep a charge with an AA battery” gadget is useful but invariably out of power at the same time. So a solar powered cell phone strap sounds perfect

Jason Says: July 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Bendy Tripod! No more trying to adjust three slider legs to get that level shot. Sweet!

jeff Says: July 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

The cell phone charger would probably come in real handy.

Max Says: July 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm

OH! Darth Vader running shoes, no doubt.
You remember that bit in Episode III where Darth goes jogging (I particularly liked his singlet)
Now, if only I could think of a joke about Anakin Skywalker…

Shawn Says: July 11, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Bendy all the way. I have one of these and it’s great!

Dom Says: July 12, 2008 at 6:42 am

Minox Suntimer UV Radiation Monitoring Watch

This is because I have very fair skin and burn easily (It’s almost impossible for me to tan) but this could make me tanning and not burning a reality! Also, it might show people who sunbathe for waaay too long that they are putting themselves at risk.

Alex Says: July 12, 2008 at 6:56 am

bendy tripod. already use it and it is the life of any party i bring it to, hiking, etc. awesome product. solar cellphone thingy is close second.

Don Says: July 12, 2008 at 9:25 am

I have fantasized about a flying car for most of my life, and that’s been many years.

I can’t wait for it to be a reality.

Ms. Obal Says: July 14, 2008 at 12:33 am

I had a hard time trying to decide between the cool items and the practical. All of them fit into one or the other category, but since this is a vote for the coolest, I would have to vote hands down for the PAL-V, especially if it was made easy to operate since it is part plane. This would so cut down on waiting in traffic on crowded expressways or streets or being bothered with the slow, crowded city transportation. The idea of being able to get off work and get home quicker makes it so well worth it. Goodbye transit authority, Hello, PAL-V!!!!

Al Says: July 14, 2008 at 11:52 am


This contest is now closed, thanks to everybody who voted and commented. You can see the winner here.


harry anderson-chapman Says: January 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Definately the bendy tripods because they are small easy to carry however does a perfect job as a tripod that can go almost anywhere!

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