Win $100 in this week’s coolest gadget competition


There’s plenty to choose from in this week’s coolest gadget competition.

Like last week there are 2 ways to win a $50 Amazon voucher, leave a comment explaining why you voted for whatever and/or tell (not spam) a friend via the email a friend Email a friend link about the contest you’ll be entered into another draw. Results and draws will take place next Tuesday, good luck and have a fantastic weekend folks.


“Do you want to let a cat out of the bag…and then go sailing? Check out this ‘Mini-Cat’ which is a great stop-gap until you can afford to buy a full-size one!”

The full post can be found on


Electronic Drum Kit Shirt

The Electronic Drum Kit Shirt features actual playable drums and an embedded speaker with volume control, not just a pretty picture. Even better: since there’s 7 drums in the design, each of them makes its own sound, so with a bit of talent anyone can carry a tune right on their chest.

The full post can be found on S2999.


SteriPEN UV water purifier: drink from anywhere

Everyone loves to travel, but one dilemma faced by backpackers and adventure enthusiasts alike, is finding clean drinking water. Enter the SteriPEN, a portable water purifier that will ensure you won’t poison yourself when you’re thirsty.The SteriPEN uses ultraviolet light to destroy waterborne microbes (including 99.9999% of bacteria) from all sources of water, be it from a forest stream or a particularly dodgy-looking overseas hotel tap.

The full post can be found on Gaj-It.


Sharp Unveils Solar-Powered 52 inch LCD TV @ CEATEC

Sharp has unveiled the television at CEATEC and while a commercial version is not yet out and neither do we have a commercial name for it, this will surely set the ball rolling for solar powered LCD technology

The full post can be found on Eco Talks.


Waterproof Helmet From Evolution Lynk

The only trick to protect your head against all odds in these fun sports is to ensure safety to your head via this waterproof helmet.

The full post can be found on Lifestyle Buzz.


Waterproof MP3 Player

The new Speedo AquaBeat is an actual MP3 player that is water proof and you can listen to it while your either training to win some gold metals or just hanging by the pool. The headphones are designed to keep your ears dry while letting you listen to your favorite tunes in the pool. Incase you drop your MP3 player the Speedo AquaBeat actually floats for easy retrieval .

The full post can be found on


The Real Transforming Robot Car Toy

Forget those stale transformers action figures, now you can have the real thing. This remote controlled robot car can transform from a car, into a truck, and finally into a robot that rolls on only two wheels instead of four. The robot car will run for up to 30 minutes on a full charge of its rechargeable battery. Recharging the battery takes approximately four hours. It has a range of 100 feet from the remote control which requires a single 9 volt battery. If Optimus Prime had a little brother, this would be him.

The full post can be found on Robots Rule.


19-in-1 Micro Cool Tool

The Micro-Max is a great pocket toolkit that is easy to carry on your keyring, glovebox, purse, backpack or laptop bag. It is precision crafted from solid stainless steel and features a quick release mechanism that locks onto any keyring. So convenient you’ll forget you’re carrying it until you need it.

The full post can be found on RGS.


Bulletproof Handkerchief Keeps You Safe

This stylish bulletproof handkerchief is meant to keep you safe and looking good at the same time. Created out of kevlar, you can now attend your next party knowing that this hankie will keep your heart well protected from stray bullets.

The full post can be found on


NES Box – Super Mario Bros 3 External HDD Enclosure

What could be cooler for an external hard drive than a Super Mario Bros 3 NES cartridge hard drive. It was made using a 250GB SATA hard drive with 8MB of cache, and a Super Mario Bros 3 NES cartridge, it runs from USB power so there is no need for external power.

The full post can be found on Geeky Gadgets.


Wood Meets Laptop Technology

The Asus Eco book is a neat piece in natural bamboo brown with 1 GB of Ram, and is priced at $2000
The full post can be found on Gadgets n Gizmos.


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20 reviews or comments

Justin Says: October 10, 2008 at 9:54 am

My vote is for the SteriPEN UV water purifier because nothing is better than having good clean drinking water.

Donnell Says: October 10, 2008 at 10:20 am

Have to go with the SteriPEN its cool and practical

Loganet Says: October 10, 2008 at 10:38 am

Hi Al,
With a site called, I HAVE to go with the mini-catamaran. Hey, got to start somewhere . . .

Bryan Says: October 10, 2008 at 11:45 am

I went with the Super Mario Bros 3 External HDD Enclosure. What a great mod. Brings me back to the ol’ days. I want to try now.

Lauren Says: October 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

The mini catamaran make me want it to be summer again… I pick that one.

Vadim Says: October 10, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Is just the thing… stores easily yet you get to enjoy the open waters.

Electronic Drum Kit Shirt would be in second place. Its a nice gift idea, but I wouldn’t let my wife wear it in public.

Jason Says: October 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Well, it’s not technically a gadget, but it definitely is cool. The SMB3 HDD enclosure gets my vote this week. Those were the days…

Jenna Says: October 10, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Bulletproof Handkerchief!
Why didn’t James Bond have one of these?

krebain Says: October 10, 2008 at 4:17 pm

my vote is for drumkit shirt, because drum set is hardest piece of music equipment to carry around 😀

now it’s changed 😛

Bob Says: October 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I gotta go with the Catamaran. Now if they could just replace the deck with a solar powered LCD screen, I might be able to get my posterior off of the couch.

marco munoz Says: October 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

just keeps you alive and well

Kris Says: October 10, 2008 at 9:54 pm

SteriPEN is awesome since it preserves life – you’ll never fear not having clean water again!

Helard Miranda Says: October 11, 2008 at 2:11 am

As a music lover I found the Electronic Drum Kit Shirt the coolest. With it I could play anywhere, when I want, without hassles!

Dipesh Says: October 11, 2008 at 5:58 am

I’ll go with waterproff MP3 player as i have lost my iPod which drown into pool 🙁
now i can simultaneously swim and listen to songs and also headphones can be used as ear plug 😀 yepee 😀

Linda Says: October 11, 2008 at 6:10 am

the 19 in 1 micro tool would be great to have, always handy tools for any kind of fix. almost Mcyver like.

Ian Says: October 11, 2008 at 7:46 am

wood laptop

max Says: October 12, 2008 at 5:03 am

How cool is that drummable shirt? Can’t wait to wear it on the bus! beats the bejeepers out of the chss chsss chsssing of everyone elses’ MP3 players!~

Jerry Says: October 12, 2008 at 1:27 pm

UV water pen=]

Krysta Says: October 13, 2008 at 7:19 am

Waterproof stuff is always cool – but only as long as it really works. 🙂

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