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This article was published on May 12, 2014

    15 quirky gadgets and accessories to buy today

    15 quirky gadgets and accessories to buy today
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    It’s time for us to take another look at a bunch of quirky, imaginative and downright useful gadgets and accessories that you can buy today. Which one takes your fancy the most?

    For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks and 15 quirky gadgets and accessories to buy today.

    You can view all 15 of these gadgets and accessories listed on one page here.

    Nixie Epoch Clock

    This eye-catching clock is crafted from maple hardwood, and includes easily replaceable display tubes. It can show both 12- and 24-hour clock modes and is certainly a break from the traditional desktop or shelf clock. $235

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    Nixie Epoch Clock

    Cellphone Calls Recorder

    While there’s no shortage of smartphone apps for recording phone calls, none of the them beat the convenience of having a dedicated device to handle the job.

    The Cellphone Calls Recorder connects to your phone’s headphone socket and lets you record any call at the touch of a button. Then it’s just a case of connecting the Recorder up to a computer via USB to access the files. Be sure to ask for permission of the person you’re speaking to before you record! $20

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    Cellphone Calls Recorder

    Magic Pen Inductive Tank

    Fun for parties, for kids or simply to alleviate boredom, you just draw a line with the magic pen and watch the tank follow it. Get multiple tanks in on the action and they won’t bump into each other. $30

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    Magic Pen Inductive Tank

    The Amazing Spider Man 2 Stick

    Have a bit of fun with your next USB flash drive. Spiderman’s eyes light up (he’s in ‘attack mode’ then, apparently) at night. Available in 8GB and 16GB models. $33 (8GB) / $41 (16GB)

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    The Amazing Spider Man 2 Stick

    Retro Nokia iPhone 5 Case

    Back in the year 2000, the Nokia 3310 was all the rage. If you own an iPhone 5 or 5s and remember those good old days when Snake was the height of mobile gaming excellence, then this case could be perfect for you. $13

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    Retro Nokia iPhone 5 Case

    BookArc möd MacBook Stand

    Designed with Apple MacBook models in mind, this unusual-looking hardwood stand safely stashes your laptop in style. It’s available in birch, walnut and espresso finishes. $80

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    BookArc möd Macbook Stand

    ExtraVerso Grip Case

    This clever iPhone case grips to surfaces, so if you’ve fancied the idea of your phone being stuck to a wall, window or car windscreen, this is for you.

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    ExtraVerso Grip Case

    ChargeKey For Android by NOMAD

    We were impressed when we took a look at the ChargeKey earlier this year. This tiny accessory is designed to attach to your keyring so that you always have the USB-to-Micro-USB lead about your person for those emergencies when you just have to charge your device from your laptop. $29

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    ChargeKey For Android by NOMAD

    Hug Cable Holder

    It’s cute and it’s useful. The Hug Cable Holder does exactly what its name suggests; ‘hugs’ (sticks to) the wall and holds onto important cables for safe keeping. Available in pink or white, it’ll also hold toothbrushes, pencils, glasses and more. $8

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    Hug Cable Holder

    Mercedes-Benz Wireless Mouse

    Show off your love for classic car design while staying productive with this wireless mouse in the shape of a vintage Mercedes-Benz. It even has working LED headlights and red rear lights, which you can switch on and off, depending on how much you want to impress others with your purchase. $50

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    Mercedes Benz Wireless Mouse

    SuperConnect Digital Radio with Spotify by Revo

    There’s more to this radio than stylish design. It’s a true all-in-one, supporting FM, DAB and internet radio plus DLNA streaming, Bluetooth wireless and Spotify Connect. It’s supplied with a power supply for UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australasia. $399

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    SuperConnect Digital Radio with Spotify by Revo

    iLuv Mobicup Splash-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker & Speakerphone

    Get more from your humble cup holder with this Bluetooth speaker that’s designed to fit the cup holder on your baby’s stroller, beach chair or car. It even has a mic so you can take calls with it. Water resistant, it’s perfect for outdoor use. $38

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    iLuv Mobicup Splash-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker & Speakerphone

    Classic Tool Chess Set

    Everyone should have a chess set for those days when you feel like some real mental stimulation. Why not make your set a bit different? The 32 pieces here are handcrafted out of everyday hardware and powder-coated. They’re delivered in a choice of red or black toolbox and come with a green and white, vinyl, roll-up chess board. $245

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    Classic Tool Chess Set

    Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter

    Drones are capable of shooting amazing aerial footage. Now here’s your chance to get in on the action with the Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter. It has a camera attached that can shoot 1080p or 720p HD video, and there’s a 3-axis camera stabilization system to make sure that your video stays smooth and steady. $1,300

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    Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter

    Programmable Colorful Cycling Wheel Light

    Stand out from the crowd on your commute or on the track with this 30-LED wheel light that you can program with the pattern or message of your choice. $25

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    Programmable Colorful Cycling Wheel Light

     

    For more inspiration, check out our 2013 holiday gift guide, our previous collection of gadgets and accessories for geeks and 15 quirky gadgets and accessories to buy today.

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