Geek Gadgets

So you are looking for gadgets to satisfy your geek desires? Then you are at the right place. The Geek Gadgets section on Geek 24 covers a variety of geeky gadgets and electronic gizmos like cellphones, MP3 players and toys that you will love.

Strobopick: The Super Miniature Guitar Tuner

Strobotron's Guitar TunerIf you love playing guitars,  the StroboPick Guitar Tuner is a pretty cool gadget to have. Shaped like a guitar pick, this amazingly small guitar tuner works with strobing LEDs.

"By shining a flashing light at a vibrating string you can clearly see whether the string is in tune with the light source. StroboPick emits 6 light frequencies matching standard guitar tuning with great precision."

Pretty cool, just like the PowerTune. Here's a video demonstration of the StroboPick. Unfortunately, they are currently all sold out. 

Soundbombs: Strange little things

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"Soundbombs are New-Media-Accessories. Each one a lowtech object for interactive transmission. An integrated soundmodul makes it possible to record any given sound and then activate it through a motiondetector. As a Non-Visual Graffiti, with its origin in streetart, Soundbombs give the possibility to tag a place in an accoustic form: a welcoming greeting at the entrance or a warning of a bad restaurant. Each owner can leave a personal message anywhere and at any time. Soundbombs can whistle, laugh, belch or recite a poem."

Now, that's an unique idea.  

Lacie 2 Terabyte (2 TB) External Hard Disk Drive: Whoa. That's Big!

2 TB external hard disk drive with three interfaces - firewire 800, 400 and USB 2.0Quite some time back we had talked about the 1 Terabyte external hard disk drive from Lacie. Surely, 1 TB of data storage is quite enough for most of us, even if you leech gazillions of MP3 files or work with the biggest of  video files.

But, here's something even bigger - the 2 Terabyte external hard disk drive from Lacie.  Packed in a 2U tower size, the 7200 rpm hard disk  drive is built on a RAID-0 configuration and has three interfaces Firewire 800, FireWire 400 and  USB 2.0, a 16 MB buffer size and an average seek time of under 10 ms.  A smart fan keeps the temperature regulated and automatically speeds up or slows down to keep the hard disk cool. Of course, the pricing is also equally big   - US$ 1,899.99. Though currently there is a special price of US$ 1,297.74 on this drive from here (You Save US $602.05) 

Self Destruction USB Button


If you have a got a few flat screens lined up with Linux log files streaming on it, adding this "self destruction" USB button can make your geeky workstation look like a nuclear command center or something like that. 

Too sad it doesn't do anything more than blinking the LED's and making  weird noises. Now, if it could zap the hard disk or explode the monitor... that could be something.

Hovering Hoover Vacuum Cleaner - It floats and cleans

hovering vacuum cleanerMade by Hoover, the Hovering vacuum cleaner is a unlike other heavy vacuum cleaners that's difficult to move around, because this one floats on a cushion of air; there are no wheels to drag and it looks cool too.

Of course, the Vacuum cleaner does everything else a regular Vacuum cleaner does, featuring a deep cleaning turbo power nozzle that automatically adjusts to varying carpet thickness, and the nozzles brush roll, which  constantly lifts dirt and extracts  pet hair from carpets. The cleaning accessories include a 12" hard floor nozzle, 6" utility brush, 2" dia. upholstery brush, and crevice tool and HEPA filter traps 99.98% of all particles down to 0.3 microns. It's available for US$ 269.95 from here

Geochron World Clock: The Coolest World Clock in the World

We are quite sure no other World clock would look as cool as this one. Used by NASA and the Pentagon to aid in satellite tracking and troop deployment synchronization, this 15 x 26-inch full color map revolves within its frame at precisely the same speed as the earth's rotation and continuously displays  time it is throughout the world and what areas of the earth lie in daylight or darkness.

A analog dial system automatically charts the time in the world's 40 time zones on a 24-hour scale in the world map that is backlit and  a set of cam-driven mylar panels which produce an illuminated gray pattern  slowly adjusts with the seasons (and daylight savings time). A moving calendar displays the date both right and left of the international date line and also day of the week and month and the map shows the exact global location of daylight and darkness, the duration of daylight/darkness and the moment of sunrise and sunset. 

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