Tech this: Must-have wacky gadgets

  • Sonakshi Babbar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: May 01, 2012 18:28 IST

Cool and quirky gizmos

Technology doesn't need to be only smartphones, iPads and the latest software updates. Tech can be fun, wacky and cool.

We bring you a list of the crazy yet cool gizmos which would add some fun in your gadget collection.

SolarFocus Solarkindle
Heading to the beach with your Kindle? Fret not about the battery running out!

Touted as the world's first solar powered e-book reader cover, the SolarKindle features an integrated solar panel with a dual-charging reserve battery that is said to enable your Kindle to last up to three months without charging.

All you need to do to is keep the Kindle in this cover and leave it under normal sunlight.


Photo: SolarFocus

Sony Android Wristwatch
Sony has made reading mails or checking notifications as easy as glancing at your watch. The newly launched smart wristwatch works with Android smartphones, and allows you to receive text messages and notifications from your phone on your wristwatch.

In order to pair Sony SmartWatch with your Android smartphone, you'll need a free app that you can get from Google Play store.


Ion Audio Guitar Apprentice
If you have and iPad and love strumming the guitar, this is a must-have gadget. You can insert your iPad into the USD 99 unit and with a free App play the guitar by swiping the iPad.

The frets on the guitar light up to show finger placement and there is room to plug the device into an amplifier. This is a great gadget for learning and improving your guitar skills in a techie yet fun way.


iPhone book chargers
Annoyed by the tangled mess of wires around you? Here's an aesthetic solution. Book Chargers made out of vintage hardcover books offer charging docks for your iPhone without the trouble of visible wires. With the charging cord hidden behind the book cover, these chargers not only provide an innovative charging option but also make for a great resting place for your iPhone.


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Xerox Mobile Scanner
Xerox Mobile Scanner puts an end to all your scanning woes. This battery powered scanner uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly transmit JPG images and multipage PDF files from the scanner to computers, mobile phones, pads and the cloud. If you don't have a computer near you, this is a handy little gadget which can scan up to 300 pages per charge.


Waterproof Mp3 Player
Do you always wish you could listen to music while swimming? Well, your wish has come true. Nu Dolphin TOUCH waterproof mp3 player comes with a fully waterproof body, interchangeable in-ear plugs and a good battery life. You can strap the player around your goggles with a clasp and operate it easily under water with touch sensitive keys.


You can improve your game with the innovative SensoGlove, a golf glove with built-in sensors that constantly read the pressure of your grip and teach you the correct grip pressure for a smooth, consistent swing that delivers greater distance, enhanced precision and lower scores. Now, you can hit the golf course with your new teacher.


Kito Keyboard flip-flops
Okay, these might not be a 'gadget', but it is a must have pair of flip-flops for any tech-geek. Shaped like a keyboard with keys printed on them, these adorable flip-flops would make a high-tech style statement. Designed by Kito, they come in various colours and designs.



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