19 Weird and Wacky Gadgets That You Will Probably Never Need

There are handy gadgets on the market these days that serve as a benefit in one way or another, and then there are the gadgets that satisfy some aesthetic but serve no other purpose at all. There are dozens, if not hundreds or even thousands, of gadgets out there that provide no benefit other than being cool, or funny, or even oddly disturbing.

Below we’ve got a list of gadgets that are superfluous in function, yet fun and entertaining. We present to you 19 weird and wacky gadgets that you will probably never need.

  1. RSStroom Reader

    The RSStroom reader by Yi Tien Electronics is a news ticker style printer that will print your selected RSS feeds directly onto rolls of toilet paper. Read your news while you’re in the restroom, and then put your news to good use when you’re done.
  2. Rubiks Cube MP3 Player

    The Rubik Cube Mp3 Player has the appearance of the classic Rubik’s cube puzzle, and even has a similar function, requiring that you solve different parts of the puzzle in order to operate the player. Each layer you solve has different functions, such as play, pause, and skip. You must completely solve the puzzle in order to turn off the player. Impractical? Yes. Entertaining? …Maybe.
  3. Ashtray Smoke Sucker

    In order to accommodate non-smokers, smokers could make use of the ashtray smoke sucker, a small USB powered device that acts as an ashtray but also contains an internal fan that sucks in cigarette smoke, running it through a carbon filter.
  4. Aquaduct Bike

    The Aquaduct bike by IDEO is a fully functioning tricycle with a built-in tank of water. Once you fill the tank and operate the bike, it will begin to purify the water. It’s handy for outings when you have to fill up the tank at a questionable public water source.
  5. Anti-Theft Car/Bike Stickers

    This sticker set is designed to be used to make your vehicle appear rusted and undesirable, so as to prevent theft. How effective that is, I don’t know, but it sounds pretty weird and wacky.
  6. Transparent Toaster

    The Transparent Toaster is a concept product that uses a special kind of heating glass to warm a single slice of bread, allowing you to watch as it darkens and remove it before it burns.
  7. Talking Lips

    These “Talking Lips” are actually a wacky set of speakers that contain a set of moving lips that sync to your mobile phone or internet chat conversations.
  8. Sauce Dispensing Chopsticks

    If it is too much of a hassle for you to pick up your food with your chopsticks and then dip it into a small bowl of sauce, then these special sauce dispensing chopsticks are for you. Just aim and squeeze and your food is sauced.
  9. Head Bath Shower Cap

    While not entirely useless, the head bath shower cap is pretty weird and funny looking. The cap fastens to the head and retains water to bathe the hair and scalp, which supposedly “helps your hair grow faster and fuller.”
  10. Hands-free Urinal

    First we had self-flushing urinals, and of course the next logical step would be hands-free urinals. No longer do you have to go through the trouble of unzipping yourself when it’s time to use the restroom. Let these cold, mechanical hands do it for you!
  11. Gas Powered Daiquiri Whacker

    I don’t know how often people have daiquiri parties outside of the reach of a power outlet, but if this applies to you then you need the “Daiquiri Whacker Gas Powered Blender”. As seen on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, it is basically a standard blender mounted to a gas engine.
  12. iPod Toilet Dock

    This iPod docking station has a built-in toilet paper roll and can be mounted in the restroom next to your toilet. If you are on the toilet long enough that this device is actually useful to you then I suggest you see a gastroenterologist.
  13. Bouncing Digital Camera

    This stylish bouncy rubber ball is actually a digital camera in disguise. With 3 megapixels and 1GB of NAND memory, the camera snaps shots when bounced and can also be used as a webcam.
  14. Cardboard Speakers

    These speakers are made entirely of cardboard with a few electronic components. When shipped, they arrive flat and can be folded and formed into boxes and voila! Instant cardboard speakers.
  15. Origami DVD Player

    This device uses a fully-flexible ePaper display technology that can be folded and bent and will still retain its shape and display properly. The screen folds up neatly when not in use.
  16. Neck Tie Organizer/Wallet

    Another weird gadget that isn’t entirely useless is this combination neck tie and organizer. It has slots for just about everything, including scissors, passports, credit cards, and more.
  17. Camera Model Kit

    This camera model kit contains 33 individual interlocking pieces that come together to form a model of a camera. A non-functioning, useless, realistic looking shell of a camera. You can hang it from your ceiling along with your model jets.
  18. Body-Laptop Interface

    If you are worried about privacy when using your laptop in public, worry no more. The ‘Body-Laptop Interface’ is a specially knitted garment that wraps around your head and your laptop, leaving a portal in between that only you can see through. It was created as a commentary on how attached we are to personal electronics.
  19. Pool PC

    The Pool PC is a waterproof, solar-powered PC made from low-density floating plastic. The unit has no need for an internal fan as it is cooled by pool water, and also features a touch screen interface, GPS, Bluetooth wireless and internet access.
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  • John

    Good list except for two things. The rubiks cube mp3 player couldn’t possibly be used like a regular rubiks cube because the screen makes atleast three squares immovable. It looks like it only turn in two dimensions so it’s realy just rubiks cube shaped. The second thing is about the aquaduct bike. It’s designed for third world countries for transporting and purifying water. So it’s perfectly useful and could go a long way towards saving lives. I guess it fits with the title in that you’ll probably never need one, but you sort of gave the impression that it was designed for yuppies so they would have filtered water when they go camping.

  • http://publicnobody.com Mike

    Utterly useless stuff except the chopsticks… I’d use those. Mmmm Sushi

  • nik

    john lighten up………………its all crap…

  • Kevin

    I got the folding speakers as a gift and they are horrible. The sound quality sucks worse than my stock laptop speakers and they constantly unfold. Such a waste…

  • http://www.hotmail.com Chris

    I want one of those origami dvd players! That would be so cool to show to your friends and stuff! How much are they?

  • pr

    I can imagine my employer making us use those laptop privacy sweaters whenever we use our computers in a public place. Nobody will comply, of course, so within a few months the sleeves will be chipped so we can’t logon without the sweater in place. There’s nothing, NOTHING that’s too stupid when it comes to security.

    They’ll probably want the company logo on it, too, because they’ll be proud of it.

  • himey

    I would be too tempted to smack someone upside the head if I saw them using the Body-Laptop Interface

  • tar

    The aqueduct bike’s design is flawed in that it seems to disregard the weight of the water when the tank is full. Getting to the water source is easy enough, but getting back, especially if there is any uphill travel, is much harder. Water is heavy.

  • Bobs

    Hands free Urinal huh. Hope you guys like herpes

  • Sean

    We have the gas powered blender and we take it camping every year. Nothing better then sitting on the beach and mixing up some nice blended drinks.

  • http://gmail.com :D

    #18 makes you look like a moron… Otherwise, pretty nice gadgets. :)

  • Josh

    The Body-Laptop Interface makes it look like the laptop is trying to swallow the user.

    The clear toaster is a nice concept, just the functionality of it is a little sketchy. How do you take it out? I mean it’s safe to out a knife or something in between the glass right? Or is it? Some kind of eject button (with the same strength as a normal toaster) and some kind of platform that moves in between the glass would make the toaster useful. That is, as long as it can toast two pieces of bread at one time.

  • Layria

    I want all of that! Great list :)

  • booga

    I can totally see perverted guys using the “Hands Free” urinal for masturbating. Fun!

  • http://www.thehottestgadgets.com edsel pado.

    wow, , , i like them all but the hands free urinal is the wierdest yet the best gadget for me. . . . but isnt it a little ahmm… i dont know. . . ahmm . . .touchy and unvirginizer?

  • http://www.funnycoolstuff.com chumpman

    i think the smoke sucker and the Sauce Dispensing Chopsticks. but the Camera Model Kit is really…i dunno how to say it…erm…why would anyone assemble a camera?