We've come across all kinds of quirky pet gadgets and cameras here at Popgadget, but we love the idea behind the Pet's View concept. It's a collar with a camera and plug and play USB stick, so it'll record everything your pet gets up to and allow you to play it back later on your computer.
It may seem a little strange (we imagine only die-hard cat and dog lovers will find it appealing), but we're sure there's a huge market out there for clever and kinda pointless pet contraptions!
[Via Yanko Design]
Ever feel like time is just slipping away? Us too. So we got a real kick out of this watch designed by Robert Brodmann which features a dial sliding into the abyss of time. And we're not just teasing you with a protoype- you can have this cartoon watch for $110 at Yanko Designs!
With the luminous hour and minute hand along with raised numerals, time truly becomes three-dimensional. The "Lost Time" watch is made of all stainless steel, in a brushed finish, and is water-resistant to 100 feet.
We dare you not to chuckle every time you look at this on your wrist.
Lost Time is available with either a Black or a Red band, 18mm in width (0.70").
This quirky little gadget is designed to give you a warm, comforting hug when no one else is around. But will it really make a difference?
It may seem like a weird idea, but designers Park Jinmi and Kwak Jinsub created the Hug Light to offer owners heat and light therapy to mimic a hug when they're feeling a little low, stressed out or have stomach pains. They believe it's a much better way to deal with problems because it's emotional, non-invasive and might be an alternative to medication.
Would you buy yourself a hug?
[Via Yanko Design]
You can always depend on Quirky for clever home appliances and a recent collaboration between the cool gadget site and General Electric brings us a handy jug that keeps its owner updated about the quality and quantity of the milk inside.
It's called the Milkmaid and it works by monitoring the pH levels in milk and then sends the owner a text message if it seems to have gone bad. A light also turns red on the jug itself if it doesn't seem right and a second set of lights alerts you if levels are running a little low.
An iOS application also tells you the temperature of the milk, the amount left in the jug and the number of days left until it's spoiled.
Unfortunately, like a lot of great products on the likes of Quirky and Yanko design, the Milkmaid is still a prototype right now, so head on over to its dedicated page on Quirky to show that you're interested in it becoming a reality!
[Via Digital Trends]
This may look like a regular cooking stove, but it's actually the AGA iTotal Control and you can operate it remotely using just your cell phone.
The AGA is controlled with a special app, that you can use with a smart phone, tablet or laptop. You simply program what you want the oven to do and if it's been successful you get a notification message right back.
To make it even more accessible for those without fancy devices you don't necessarily need a smart phone either. You can set the AGA cooking away with a simple text message if you have a basic handset, because the oven is weirdly fitted with its own SIM card, so has its own number. Awh.
Over the past few weeks there's been a lot of talk about Facebook's new smart phone, which Zuckerberg and the team are allegedly working on RIGHT NOW.
As you'd expect a number of tech lovers are speculating about what features the new device will have and most importantly, what it'll look like.
The Bluephone has to be out favourite concept so far, dreamt up by Michal Bonikowski it has a shiny blue metal exterior, 4.2 inch screen and two awesome cameras. Finger's crossed this is what they've been sat building in Facebook HQ...
[via Yanko Design]
Watch out Jambone, there's a new speaker in town! We just got the soundmatters' foxL to review and were blown away (to use a tech term.)
It's small enough to fit in your purse --or wear around your neck (comes with a lanyard) -- but the sound defies it's size. Audio purists rejoice.
Sound Matters says it took a rocket scientist to develop and that's not hyperbole. A NASA scientist named Dr. Godehard Guenther took expensive audio components and patented technologies to combine a tweeter (high frequencies) and a woofer (low frequencies) into one speaker, a "twoofer" as they call it, and the result is concert-quality sound. The built-in Lithium-ion battery is also a bass woofer, with up to 5 hours of battery life. (For more tech specs check out their page.)
It comes in two models - with or without Bluetooth - but we found it handy to have one small unit do double duty.
You have to hear it to believe it. $299. at Amazon.