Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"
Below are the list of prizes that you can win by contributing to the development community this month. Simply log your contributions (points awarded for over 50 types) and the geeks with the most points at the end of October can win one of the prizes shown below.
Smallest Fuel Cell Car in the World
Hydrogen is pretty geeky when it comes to gasses. It's odorless, combustible and responsible for the the Hindenburg disaster. Now you can use this handy gas to power the tiny fuel cell in the H-racer car. Simply fill the included refueling station with water and place it in the sun. It uses a solar panel to extract hydrogen from water. Now take that hydrogen and pump it into the H-racer. Switch on the car and it can run in a straight line for over 100 meters. It won't get you to work in the morning... but it is an amazing scientific demonstration of fuel cell technology.
Scroll in 3 Planes
Great for CAD apps, Google Earth, and that old game Descent, this M-3D1UR mouse lets you move and rotate on the x, y and z-axes with just one hand.
The mouse has the regular scrollwheel along with three separate joystick-like knobs positioned left, top, and right of the wheel so that you can move around in the three axes. For greater precision in both fragging and house design, it offers 400, 800, 1600 and 2000 dpi resolution.
Babe Blasting Action w/ The USB Cannon
For every geek that has ever wanted a trio of scantily clad circus babes to play with here is your chance. The USB Blast a Babe includes three foam circus babes and a net to catch them in after you loft them across the room. How far you ask, how about up to 20 feet from the cannon!
Not only will the Blast a Babe shoot your bevy of circus babes twenty feet across the room, you can aim it up, down, left and right. This aiming system allows you to loft the foam babes right at your boss, assuming you no longer wish to be employed. Completely USB powered with ten feet of cable, the cannon will work on any USB port. Prerecorded sound effects are included as well as software to allow you to download your own sound effects. It's all fun and games until someone looses an eye to a circus babe.
Light Up Bendable Keyboard
Flexible, practical, durable and available in white and translucent blue which light up making it easier for you to see what you are Bring some life to your desktop with an ultra cool, fully flexible, sexy silicon keyboard.
Apart from it's obvious advantages of being coffee and cake proof the Bendi Board is ultra quiet, almost indestructible and the best thing is it can be rolled up, placed in your bag and taken away with you.
Bendiboards are practically indestructible waterproof keyboards, which can be washed. Coffee spills, dust, yesterdays chicken and cranberry sandwich, simply get wiped away.
A home office for your fish....
Relax and “cast away” workplace tension as you watch your favorite fishy friends sink into the chair, swim by the filing cabinet or hover over the computer (sound familiar?) in this fully outfitted office fish tank. Perfect for goldfish, guppies or tetras
Verballs Bring Your Internet Phone to life
Verballs are the talking internet telephones that bring Skype and other Voip calling to life. There are 5 funky characters, The Boss, Baby, Britney, Striker and Mr V each contains a hands free microphone and a quality speaker as well as moving mouth which is activated when sound/voice is produced by your friend on the phone or your favourite music artist singing.
When you have answered, your Verball will move its mouth at exactly the same time as your friend talks to you. As well as chatting to friend you can also listen to MP3s, download ring tones, use text speech software and much more
Hamster scurries while you type
If your office isn't quite overrun with newfangled USB-powered devices, well, maybe it should be. Joining the staggeringly-long list of lava lamps, seat coolers, deco lights, and other curious adornments, the USB hamster wheel is yet another incredibly novel way to make a spare USB port feel appreciated.
Although most of these gizmos distract you (and your co-workers) from meeting those deadlines, this rodent could very well assist in boosting your productivity level. After the little guy's software is loaded up and he's all plugged in, just start typing to see his wee legs start to move. The quicker you type, the quicker he scurries, and we assume you don't even have to type actual words to get that wheel a-spinnin'; if an alarming stream of smoke begins to form, you can let the critter cool off by just flipping the on / off switch.
This puppy is ready for adoption
If you're looking to add some "cute" to those otherwise drab vlog entries, and that brushed aliminum iSight has worn out its welcome, Textorm's animal of a webcam is sure to elicit a smile or two. The aptly-named Puppy Dog Webcam ditches the typical monitor mounted approach and provides a more playful alternative to broadcasting yourself.
Stuffed within the fluffy cotton and soft fur is a scant 1.3 megapixel webcam that apparently isn't even complimented by an integrated microphone or light source, which gives the (probably accurate) impression that this pup is all bark and no bite. Nevertheless, we assume the canine can pull double duty as a child's toy, and while the dangling USB cable may become a minor hazard, it's unlikely to be as dangerous as the exploding Helly Kitty
Desktop Lightning Storm Responds To Touch And Sound!
Crafted from fine quality glass, Luminglass transforms electric current into a spectacular array of light so unique, it was seen in the film Star Trek ® "First Contact". Just plug it in, and watch as lighting mysteriously dances inside a disk of glass that's less than a quarter-inch thick! Create everything from a delicate tapestry of spider webs, to a powerful lightning storm! Luminglass also features a sound-responsive mode which, when used with your voice or music, creates a pulsating rhythm of light that will dazzle the senses.
Their Programs Can Kill You
There are many myths and legends concerning ninja. Their special abilities are also often exaggerated, among them becoming invisible, multiplying themselves, turning into animals, jumping over buildings, the ability to fly, stick to the walls and foresee the future. A .NET ninja is all this and more. Their programs could kill you.
Retro Computing Pocket Fashion
We can't speak for you, but we've been geeks for quite a long time. We remember the days when the only printer you could afford made loud zipping noises. Ah, the dot matrix printer... who could forget the continuous feed paper with the tractor-holes on the edge, or the rich text made from inky dots banged through printer ribbon? Ever long for those old days? We sure do. One of our design-monkey firms crafted a wallet that brings us back to those heady days. The Dot Matrix Wallet looks like a folded sheet of paper fresh from the 9-pin dot-matrix Printer. Ah, but this is no flimsy sheet of printed pulp. This tri-fold wallet is made from Tyvek, the same tough material that Fed-Ex makes their envelopes out of. With slots for your cash, your plastic, and a secret inner pouch, the Dot Matrix Wallet is durable and water resistant, and might we say... sexy?
Motivation set in a real world perspective
Just because you're necessary doesn't mean you're important
Tiny remote ready for secret missions
This little universal remote is the newest (secret) weapon in the Ninja's arsenal and we assure you in the right hands it can be used to quickly assassinate dangerously annoying TV shows. Simply point the Ninja Remote at the intended target (a television set) and press the mute button for a few seconds - once the TV mutes the remote is now ready to assume full control of its victim. Innocent bystanders will be frozen with fear (or very animated with anger) as the volume and channel change magically in front of their eyes, seemingly controlled by some mysterious force
Magic squares have been around for centuries. Found in historical writings in the 2nd century BC, magic squares slowly spread all over the world. Because the numbers can be arranged in magic squares in a very special way (no number is repeated and each column, row, and both diagonals, has the same sum), they really were thought to have magic properties, including being a charm to diminish the pain of women in labor!
These guys can help organize your wires.
With these unusual wire organizers. Wrap these animals’ extra long bendable arms and legs around unsightly wires to secure them in neat and tidy bundles. Use ‘em on all your electronics – computers, entertainment systems or anywhere else electrical cords tangle in an unsightly mess. The winner will recieve a set of six. Choose between pink flamingos, yellow ducks or green frogs
If it isn't broken, take it apart and fix it
This one basically describes my childhood to a tee. Funny how many "unnecessary" parts they include in household appliances