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Top Gadgets – The Top Gadgets from 2011 through 2012

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Gadgets

As we move into the spring of 2012 we can only hope that it is a year of really cool gadgets. At Daft Gadgets we get most of our new gadgets for the year between the months of April and October. Now that we’ve hit April, its only a matter of time before the new gadgets start rolling in. That being said, we feel its important to pay homage to the gadgets of yesterday that are still going strong and as such have made it to our list of “Top Gadgets

Top Gadgets #1 Camera Lens Cup with Coffee Cap. The official coffee cup of Spider Man

Camera Lens Coffee Cup

Yes, the camera lens cup sold out fast last Christmas as it seemed like everyone and their photographer wanted one. Some people were making fun of photographers who didn’t realize that their once exclusive and precious technology would soon be an included feature on even your cheapest throw away pay as you go cell phone.

It was a way of saying things like:

“At least those old camera lenses are still good for something”
“Now that 90% of the population is competing with you on a freelance basis, you should probably get used to serving coffee since your profession is obsolete”

We’ll have to see if they can maintain their “Top Gadget” status through the summer of 2012.

Top Gadgets #2 DaVinci Catapult

We’re not sure if the buzz around this one was the fun in putting it together, or using it to fire random objects at friends and coworkers until the explode into a rage. Either way, you’re sure to have a good time with this gadget.

Top Gadgets #3 80s Retro iPhone Case

Be it Gordon Gekko or Patrick Bateman nothing said Wall Street power back in the 80s like a giant radioactive brain frying cellphone.Oh sure, the smaller technology gets, the cooler it gets. Except when its ironic. Then its the opposite, as is the case with the 80s cell phone.

Retro iPhone accessories notoriously find themselves in our top gadgets section, and this year should be no different.

Top Gadgets #4 Water Lanterns

Any celebration with a pond, stream, swimming pool or even a jacuzzi can benefit from the soothing lights of these water lanterns.

A big hit with weddings and graduations, water lanterns are a great way to get everyone involved in the celebration. Some people make a wish and release them into the water, others just light them up to prevent drunken guests from falling into the pool.

Whichever your celebration, water lanterns are a great theme.

Top Gadgets #5 iPlunger

Who would have thought that toilet accessories and iPod accessories would go hand in hand. Were not sure if the popularity of this item comes from people dropping their iPhone in the toilet, or if they are just cool things to keep in a pencil drawer. These may also have made the top gadgets list thanks to the mention of Daft Gadgets in the CNBC article: “Strange but Functional Gadgets” So their popularity could just be good publicity.

Be it unusual, unique, wacky or crazy, you can be assured that Daft Gadgets has the top gadgets you’re looking for as well as some gadgets you may not have known existed.

The Top Geek Toys and Gadgets of 2011

Written by Jason Scott. Posted in Daily Daft, Gadgets

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Is there a special geek in your life this holiday season? Just want to say thanks or maybe just wanting a little something extra in your life? There are some truly fantastic geek toys and gadgets out there for anyone and everyone. You don’t have to be an uber geek to appreciate some of the truly neat and bizarre trinkets that are available.

We have handpicked eight different geek toys and gadgets that should amuse any techie or sci fi enthusiast on your list.

First on our list of geek toys and gadgets is “The Floaster”


This peculiar spin on a coaster is great for a small gathering at your place or to create a little mystery at work. Not only are they very stylish coasters but they actually appear to make your drink float in the air! It’s a neat little illusion that will have people asking how. It works because there is a small stand underneath the floaster that is naked to the eye when looking from above. Of course you don’t have to tell them how it works. You can laugh like an evil madman as your coworkers or guests marvel at this little feat of design. The low cost + high fun factor equals out to be a fantastic bargain on a neat gadget. This means it’s an ideal gift for any situation, and you will have enough left to buy one for yourself.

Use this neat geek gadget to open up some good times “Wine Bottle Kit”

Wine Bottle Kit2

Here is a design trick so great it might make that “Houdini” kit disappear. It is a full wine kit inside of what looks like a wine bottle. You could call it wineception if you were so inclined. This set comes with a lever style corkscrew, a bottle collar, a bottle stopper, a bottle pourer, and a foil cutter. It can sit inconspicuously with your wine bottles until the time is right. Due to their compact convenience and aesthetically pleasing design, this kit fits in with your wine collection or as a professional piece in a restaurant. The wine bottle kit proves that you don’t need to break the bank just to break open a bottle of wine.

Shine light on your geek toys and gadgets with “Water Lanterns”

water lanterns

Bring the Far East a little bit closer with these traditional floating paper lanterns. Undeniably cool, yet warm, these lanterns “light” up any backyard for a gathering. Put them in your pond or pool or even on along walkway. These lights will shed some old fashioned light on any celebration, party, or relaxing evening. Setup takes just seconds and the tea lights required are already included. These water lanterns are a classic atmospheric piece; that have been used for centuries because their warmness resonates with anyone who sits in their light. There is no wiring in them so the flame retardant paper lanterns are 100% biodegradable to boot.

Water lanterns are a shining example of a timelessly enjoyable classic.

For some reason we were very drawn to the “Space Magna Putty”

Space Magna Putty

Whether you are a child or an adult, getting absorbed in putty is more fun than it sounds. This isn’t your grandparents’ “silly” putty. Space Magna putty is magnetic, making it much more fun to mold with. You can stretch, mold, and bounce it, but the fun really begins when you introduce a magnet into the mix. It attacks and absorbs the magnet in an entertaining display of science on a small scale. The Space Magna Putty comes in a convenient little package and both stimulates the mind and helps relieve stress.

You’re never too old to enjoy something so simple and fun.

Even pets can be part of our geek toys and gadgets list with the “Space Fish Tank”

Space Fish Tank-pic

Hey look, you finally found Nemo! If you have wanted a fish, but lacked the space in your small apartment or office, this neat space saving bowl is perfect for you. It has a contemporary design that pops out in any setting. This is an appropriate bowl for small fish like the beta or goldfish. The Space Fish Tank has three different background designs that slip behind it allowing you to choose from, the statue of liberty, space, or an alien planet.
Your new friend with gills in the Space Fish Tank means You will never be lonely, and he is sure to attract others guests to your place with his stylish and uniquely geeky home.

This is item is for the geek scout in all of us “Emergency Phone Charger”


It’s time for a trip to the incredibly practical side. Everyone has had the problem of their phone dying on them at one time or another. Sometimes it’s at an incredibly inopportune time. This is the geek gadget to always have on hand in case that situation arises. It can give up to two hours of more talk time or music time should you hook it up to your I-pod. All it requires is one AA battery to power the device and you are off and charging. It’s small and incredibly convenient with a price tag that encourages the gift of giving.

Move over hipsters it’s the “Retro Phone Cell Phone Handset”

Retro Phone Cell Phone Handset red

(Available in Red for the Bat Cave Extension)

Love the convenience of the cell phone but feel nostalgic of that old timey handset? If so then this is a must buy for you or that certain retro someone. All you have to do is plug the handset into the audio jack on your phone and you’re off. You will be looking 20th century in no time with this fashionable statement of the times. Also, as an added bonus it will reduce the amount of radiation pouring into your head because you don’t have to keep the cell phone there!

Smart, funny, and just plain cool, this is a great accessory for those at home in a slightly “simpler” time.

Live long and geeky with the “Astro Eye Planetarium DIY Star Projector”

Last but certainly no least on this list of sweet geek toys and gadgets is this home planetarium. Love the stars but, find yourself surrounded by the lights of man? This is a great way to escape within your own domicile. This 2 disc projector shows the night sky on your walls and ceiling. It gives you both the northern and southern hemisphere perspectives of the stars. It includes five speeds and a 30 or 60 minute sleep function and even a shooting star feature. Great as a learning tool or relaxing way to fall asleep, this is a perfect item for all ages. It runs on batteries so no having to worry about tripping on cords in the night either. This item has a place in any home because astronomy is a part of all of us whether we show our inner geek or not.

With so many options out there, it can be hard to find the right gadget for the geek in your life. Thankfully you can find all these items and many more in our Daft Gadget Store found at There you will find a humorous selection of geek toys and gadgets for every personality and budget.

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