Mmmmm… Bacon! If there’s anything that can wake me from a deep slumber, it would be the delicious smell of freshly cooked bacon. Inventors Matty Sallin and Daniel Bartolini seemed to share my sentiments, for they have created the Wake n’ Bacon; an alarm clock that wakes you with the smell of fresh, sizzling bacon. After depositing frozen slices of bacon in the Wake n’ Bacon the night before, you can be sure to awake to the tantalizing smell of bacon! The Wake n’ Bacon simply begins cooking the bacon a few minutes before your alarm is set to wake you. Unfortunately, the Wake n’ Bacon is only a concept at this time. But, if the alarm clock is ever produced, it is sure to have many fans. Click here for more info!
This pillow is for those of use who find traditional alarm clocks both utterly useless and annoying. Useless because we simply turn them off. Annoying because they leave us in a half-conscious, irritated state. The Glo Pillow gently wakes sleepers by slowly increasing the intensity of light in order to simulate a natural sun-rise. Designed by Ian Walton and Eoin McNally, the Glo Pillow uses an LED interface to wake users, beginning 40 minutes before the pre-set alarm time. Theoretically, this will gently wake the user, while keeping him in sync with his Circadian Rhythms. The Glo Pillow was named one of Time’s Best Inventions of the Year in 2007. Unfortunately, the Glo Pillow is just a prototype right now.
To read more about the Glo Pillow, click here and here.
Dell and Blizzard worked together to create this Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft (WoW) Laptop. The laptop has WoW artwork inside and out. Additionally, rare items and a backpack filled with awesome WoW goodies are included with this purchase. Other features include:
- 17″ HD widescreen
- Illuminated speaker grills and faction specific Honor Badges
- Back-lit keyboard stays awake as long as you can
- Track your stats with the world’s first built-in notebook Logitech GamePanel LCD
- Enhanced graphics with NVIDIA® SLITM technology and AGEIA PhysX Mobile Technology
- Pre-loaded with World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade and all major game patches
- Golden Ticket for a FigurePrintsTM custom statue of your actual in-game World of Warcraft character with your actual armor and weapons
- World of Warcraft Beta Club Key Card with a key to future World of Warcraft beta tests
- World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition Account Upgrade Certificates
- Exclusive desktop background artwork and screensavers
- Additional loot like a behind the scenes DVD, soundtrack, Warcraft novels, strategy guides, trading cards, etc
How much will avid WoW users pay to dominate the virtual world? A lot- the Dell XPS M1730 retails for $4,500. Click here for more information!
Olympus’ E-400 DSLR is the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR camera. The E-400 is a ten megapixel camera with 2.5 inch screen, 4/3 type full frame transfer CCD, and a plethora of flash modes (red eye, autofocus, slow synchro, etc).
Camera Labs reports that “The Olympus E-400 has a lot going for it. It’s very small and light without compromising comfort or usability, there’s quick and easy access to all the settings, the resolving power roughly matches rival 10 Megapixel DSLRs, and while noise speckles are more noticeable at higher sensitivities, at least there’s no smearing through noise reduction. And finally the kit lens is decent quality and the SSWF anti-dust system remains unmatched.”
Trusted Reviews writes that, “In terms of overall performance, the E-400 is impressive. It starts up in under a second, and wakes from standby in about the same time. In HQ JPEG mode it can shoot at a continuous three frames a second until the memory card is full, which with a 1GB card means over 200 frames. In SHQ JPEG + RAW mode it can fire off five frames at three frames a second, and it only takes around 10 seconds to empty the image buffer before you can shoot another 5-frame burst. ”
DigiCam Review states, “The Olympus E-400 is an impressive digital SLR camera, offering excellent image quality, and an excellent range of lenses with very precise manual zoom control. The screen is good, and the camera can produce excellent photos. If you can stick with the lower ISO settings and you want high quality large images then this camera should be high on your shopping list. This camera is easy to use (in auto mode) and offers speedy performance, excellent battery life, with good controls and excellent build quality. I would recommend this camera especially to people who want greater creative control that normal compact digital cameras generally do not provide.”
On a budget and having difficulting finding the perfect gift for someone dear? Well, have no fear, then, for the Cute and Adorable Gadgets blog has made its Holiday Gift Guide for the under $100 range. The gifts on this guide would be perfect for family members such as brother and sisters, or mothers, fathers, and grandparents, or friends and work associates. Happy shopping, and have a Merry Christmas! You might also want to check out the Cute and Adorable Gadgets Holiday Gift Guide: $100-$400.
The iPod Shuffle- One of the best mp3 players in the under 100 range, the iPod shuffle can be personalized via engraving. $80- Apple.
Sirius Starmate 4 Satellite Radio- Sirius’ bestselling Satellite Radio, with its widescreen display and beautiful blue backlit screen, is perfect for any dashboard. The Starmate 4 can pause and replay up to 44 minutes of radio, so you’ll never miss out any broadcasts. $99- Amazon.
Self Stirring Mug- This mug has a miniature battery, which enables the mug to stir any beverage via a small propeller at the bottom of the mug. A favourite among the lazy, the self stirring mug stirs at the press of a button. $30- Hammacher Schlemmer.
Evo3 iSkin Cases- Chances are the person you’re shopping for already has an mp3 player. And if they have an mp3 player, chances are its an iPod. Because Video iPods in particular are at risk for scratches, any Evo3 case will be a welcome gift to an iPod owner. These iSkin Silicon cases completely protect the iPod, while ensuring screen visibility, and are available in a variety of colours. $28-Amazon.
LG Chocolate VX8500- LG’s Chocolate Slider phone is one of the hottest phones of 2006. Not only is its design beautiful, but the phone also has impressive specs with a 1.3 megapixel camera, and music playing capabilities. $50-Amazon (after rebates and a contract).
Rival Chocolate Fondue Fountain- Speaking of chocolate, who doesn’t love warm fondue on a cold winter’s night? Enough said. $57- Amazon.
iHome H5 Clock Radio- iHome’s H5 Clock Radio is an excellent clock radio system for the iPod. It has AM/FM radio, the gentle wake option, and simultaneously charges your ipod while playing music. Highly recommended by iLounge. Available in black or white. $90- Amazon.
Kingston’s 2GB Data Traveler- Kingston’s Data Traveler is a USB, pocket sized, storage device that has a memory capacity of up to 2 GB. $37- Amazon.
Sennheiser PXC 250 Noise Canceling Headphones- These headphones are perfect for anyone who has to travel alot, or for anyone who simply likes to enjoy his or her music while blocking out the world. $92-Amazon.
Axion AXN6070A 7″ Portable DVD Player- Axion’s sleek 7 inch portable DVD player is sure to be a hit amongst children and teenagers, and even some fun loving adults. Has anti-shock and anti-vibration controls, as well as hi-resolution and hi-brightness. $90-Amazon.