The Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter

Pizza CutterI don’t know about you, but cutting pizza is always a bane for me. It seems like it never cuts enough, and you end up pulling to separate only to have serious toppings ripped off.

This particular pizza cutter has a laser/flashlight scope so it creates a straight line cut. Hey, you never know when you need that kind of precision. I think any argument that you can have about who has the largest slice will be resolved with this.

I personally like it because it reminds me of Han Solo’s gun. You should be able to get it on the ThinkGeek site for about $19.99.


Optimus Popularis Keyboard: A keyboard of screens

Optimus PopularisIf you have never heard of Art Lebedev, then you really should have. His company, or studio, has put out a lot of cool stuff, and this includes the Optimus Maximus. I first saw the Maximus years ago, and it is essentially a keyboard where each key is a programmable screen.

That’s right, I am talking about a keyboard full of screens. There are about 77 keys that are half-inch square displays (72x72p). I suppose this is good for any time you switch languages while typing, but this isn’t what I would use it for.

No, I would use it to make one-button Macros, and create it so one button leads me exactly where I want to go. In addition to these screen keyboards, there is a 7-inch LCD that allows you to display whatever information that you want.

This really breaks down traditional keyboards for sure, but should we be surprised? After all, most of us are using touchscreens to interact with our smartphones, why not a new system for input.

If you like this, you can get it on ThinkGeek for $2,399.99. Yes, that is a lot.


Puzzle-Pod Bank and Present Vault from ThinkGeek

Puzzle PodI have reported on items from ThinkGeek before, and this one is one of the cooler ones. It is a Puzzle-Pod Bank and Present Vault, and see if you can guess what you do with it.

Think about The Da Vinci Code where the clue was hidden in the cryptex that could only be opened with a special word code. If the person you are giving this to wants that gift, he or or she is going to have to guess the five-letter code. That is about 12 million combinations, so start guessing.

Maybe you should leave a riddle, like in The Da Vinci Code, but there is no vinegar involved. The vinegar is supposed to leak into the contents if you try and break the cryptex. So what is stopping the receiver to break the Puzzle-Pod Bank and Present Vault and get the gift? Nothing.

It had better be worth more than that monkey. You can find the Puzzle-Pod Bank and Present Vault on the ThinkGeek site for $29.99.