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This article was published on August 5, 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, and even more here.

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


    Hiku Grocery Shopping Aid

    A handy way of adding things to your shopping list, the Hiku Grocery Shopping Aid scans the barcodes of items around your house or in stores and adds them to an accompanying iPhone app. Even if it only saves you a few seconds with every item, those seconds add up and let’s face it, scanning barcodes is more fun than tapping away at an on-screen keyboard. $79

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    Pivot Power Pop

    Forget your standard inflexible power strip, the Pivot Power Pop lets you arrange its six US-style two-pin sockets in a shape that best suits you and the space you have available. $20

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    Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash

    This Bluetooth LE device is designed to be a better flash for your smartphone offering more natural tones and less of the washed-out look that can often blight shots taken with a built-in flash. Note that although Android is supported, the iOS user experience via its accompanying app is currently much better so we’d recommend this for iPhone users only for the time being. $60

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    Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash

    Oon Power Outlet by Okum Made

    Flexible and unusual to look at, the Oon is a power outlet for those who want to be different with everything they do… or are just bored of plastic.$79

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    Oon Power Outlet by Okum Made

    Donut Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

    A fun take on the wireless Bluetooth speaker concept, this is… well, it’s a plastic donut. A plastic donut, however, that can pump out music, podcasts, phone calls and whatever other audio you want to stream to it. It features a mini NFC tag for one-touch easy pairing and a rechargeable battery that promises 8 hours of continuous audio. $50

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    Donut Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

    Curvyman Earphone Cord Supervisor by Nite Ize

    It’s a neat gizmo to keep your headphones neat. Neat! $5

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    Curvyman Earphone Cord Supervisor by Nite Ize

    Thor 2: The Dark World Power Bank by Marvel

    What’s more powerful than Thor’s hammer? Nothing, right? So why not charge your gadgets with it over USB? $89

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    Thor 2: The Dark World Power Bank by Marvel

    Infrared Air Guitar

    Stop dreaming, start playing. Now you can buy an actual air guitar. This handheld device features buttons that let you play major, minor, augmented or diminished chords and infrared ‘strings’ with your fingers. $20

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    Infrared Air Guitar

    SIMPLcase World Travelers iPhone Case

    This truly practical case for travellers with a iPhone 5 or 5s not only protects your device but stores up to three SIM cards (nano or micro size) plus a iPhone SIM eject tool (included). $30

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    SIMPLcase World Travelers iPhone Case

    Instax Share SP-1 Smartphone Printer by Fujifilm

    Print photos straight from your smartphone or tablet with this portable, wireless printer. $210

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    Instax Share SP-1 Smartphone Printer by Fujifilm

    Mr Boost Portable Charger

    It’s not the most inconspicuous of portable chargers, but this ‘carton of milk‘ includes a 2,500mAh battery to keep smartphones and other gadgets going. You can charge the battery itself over USB from a computer, too. $30

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    Mr Boost Portable Charger

    Camera Wind Noise Eraser by Micromuff

    Any film maker will tell you that sound quality can be just as important as picture quality when you’re shooting video. Why should it be any different with your smartphone videos? The Micromuff acts as windshield to stop the weather affecting the audio quality pulled in from your phone’s microphone. $23

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    Camera Wind Noise Eraser by Micromuff

    Beats Pill Bike Mount

    Take your music with you and share it with the world, with this bike mount for the Beats Pill speaker. Hopefully everyone else will appreciate the tunes. $50

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    Beats Pill Bike Mount

    PlayBulb Smart LED Speaker Bulb

    It’s a smartphone-controlled lightbulb. It’s a speaker. All in one! It fits E26 and E27 screw base light sockets, and works with the iPhone 4S and above, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 4th generation and above, iPad Air, iPad mini and devices running Android 4.3 and above. $90

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    PlayBulb Smart LED Speaker Bulb

    Kero Lightning Cable Weight

    iPhone owners with Lightning connectors on their devices now have this unusual dock as a charging option. It works with your existing Lightning cable, standing your phone at 90 degrees to your desk. A sleek look. $25

    Kero Lightning Cable Weight

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