We have compiled a list of the “Top 10 Strangest (or Coolest) WiFi Gadgets” that we’ve come across in recent time. Which ones are your favorites?
Wifi Detector T-shirt
Shirt That Detect WiFi Signals !!! Here at in Geeky world we’re pretty lazy when it comes to technology. We expect our gadgets to do all the busywork while we focus on the high level important tasks like reading blogs. That’s why we hate to have to crack open our laptops just to see if there is any wi-fi internet access about… and keychain wi-fi detectors, we would have to actually remove them from our pockets to look at them. But now thanks to the ingenious ThinkGeek robot monkeys you can display the current wi-fi signal strength to yourself and everyone around you with this stylish Wi-Fi Detector Shirt. The glowing bars on the front of the shirt dynamically change as the surrounding wi-fi signal strength fluctuates. Finally you can get the attention you deserve as others bow to you as their reverential wi-fi god, while geeky chicks swoon at your presence.
Rovio-Wifi Roaming Robot
Your friends at Skynet bring you the Rovio! Rovio is a robotic webcam with microphone and speaker for 2-way audio. This wi-fi connected bad little bot will stream video and audio to your favorite web-enabled browser any
where in the world! Use your PC, your MAC, your iPhone, even your PS3 to control Rovio.In this way meatbags will have the illusion of control over the machine. Drive the bot around the house, take pictures of the family and e-mail them to friends. All this can be done from thousands of miles away.
Third generation WiFi detection and analysis device! We haven’t seen any WiFi sniffing dogs at the airport, but we suspect that somewhere there is a small group of individuals dedicated to training such useful helpers. Until these canines are trained and domesticated we have a device that can assist in “sniffing out” the presence of WiFi. It’s a nice unit that offers several improvements on currently available WiFi detectors. Your typical WiFi detector will only show the presence of a signal and relative signal strength – not very helpful. This Digital WiFi Detector has a backlit LCD screen that provides information on signal availability and strength as well as essential network information, including SSID, security status and channel. When multiple networks are present, the LCD will allow you to scroll through information for each network.
The amazing microscope – it gives us a glimpse into a tiny world that we are generally unfamiliar with – an invisible world. We can suddenly see the structure and hidden components of everyday objects. Fibers and scratches suddenly appear, or small dots that make up printed materials. Insects look like complex machines from another planet. Objects take on new dimensions that can be enlightening and surprising.
The Wireless USB Digital Microscope lets you explore and capture digital images without any interference from wires hanging from the top of the microscope. Simple USB connection (for base wireless receiver) and rechargeable batteries make this microscope easy to use. The magnification is adjustable from 20x to 200x, giving you a wide range of viewing possibilities. Great for examining electronics, circuitboards, jewelry, small parts, quality control, or just learning and teaching.
Accessorize Your Wardrobe with Technology !!! Wi-Fi network signal strength should probably be a built-in six-sense for all geeks starting at birth. At the hospital, baby geeks could be identified via tricorder and retro-fitted with the needed equipment. But until that time we present you with this fine Wi-Fi Detector Cap.
Similar to our Wi-Fi Detector Shirt, this cap combines apparel and technology into an irresistible geeky hybrid. The glowing bars on the cap light-up to indicate the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi strength in your general vicinity… and with your newfound Wi-Fi sense you’ll be sure to make lots of friends like routers and iPhones.
Wireless CD Quality Sound… Really !!!Tired of wireless speaker systems that sound worse than an old cordless phone? Free your speakers from cords and get amazing hi-fidelity sound up to 150 feet from your stereo system with the Wireless Digital T-Amp. All digital CD quality wireless stereo transmission with built-in error correction and 128x oversampling ensures your audio loses absolutely nothing in the translation. The built-in digital T-Amplifier delivers the sound of a tube amp with an incredibly clean 20 watts per channel.
This amazing wireless amp is perfect for adding the rear channel to your 5.1 surround sound set-up without stringing speaker cable across your living room. Or extend your entertainment center to any room in your house. Simply connect the transmitter unit to your existing AV set-up then place the small receiver amp up to 150 feet away. Connect a couple of speakers to the receiver amp and you’re done.
The Wireless Digital T-Amp does not come with speakers. You need to provide your own.
Wireless Keyboard with 3D Motion Sensitive Mouse
The guys over at Brando are at it again with their crazy creations, this time it is a wireless keyboard which can also be used as a 3D motion sensitive mouse, which they have named the
‘Flying KeyMouse’. The Flying KeyMouse features 75 keys, and a built in accelerometer, it features a 2.4GHz wireless connection and is designed to be used with home theater PCs.
There is also a built in media keyboard, and it will work up to a range of 15 meters, it is powered by 3AAA batteries and measures 200mm by 59mm by 25mm and weighs in at 149g. It could be quite useful for your home theater PC although we wish they would have come up with a better name than the ‘Flying KeyMouse’. Available for $59 from Brando.
Troubleshoot, Analyze, Optimize Your Wifi network. Wi-Spy is the world’s smallest 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer and has been designed specifically for troubleshooting and analyzing Wi-Fi networks. Its software allows recording and playback of data traces and draws pretty graphs.
We’re excited about Wi-Spy 2.4x and think you will be, too! The hardware has been redesigned to increase the frequency and amplitude resolution with an added reverse-polarity SMA adapter. Wi-Spy 2.4x is packaged with a powerful little antenna, so it’s good from the start but it’s also a snap to screw-on any RP-SMA antenna you choose. The Chanalyzer software has been upgraded to version 2.1, which takes full advantage of the higher resolution with improved graphics and an even friendlier user interface.
Ultimate Wi-Fi Gadget (it’s a Rabbit)
This has got to be the ultimate wifi gadget that I have ever seen, the Nabaztag Wi-Fi rabbit. You may be
wondering why exactly does a rab
bit need WiFi, well to communicate with the rest of the world of course.
The Nabaztag has a few ways of communicating with it’s owner. It contains colored lights, it can waggle it’s ears and of course like most magic white rabbits it can talk (as well as playing MP3s). You control the rabbit via the Nabaztag web site, you can get it to say simple messages like “Bring me a beer upstairs please!” as well as subscribing to services so that you can be informed of things like sports results, stock prices, etc. The options are pretty endless and it even comes with
a developers API (the choregraphy language) so you can write your own services.I think this is just great and every WiFi enabled home should have one, you can pre-order on Firebox for £80 (due to be released April 3rd).
WiFi Bathroom Scales
Back in the bad old days, people would weigh themselves using clonkity contraptions counter-balanced by boulders, pebbles and stegosaurus eggs. Okay, they didn’t, but we’ve been too busy playing with this revolutionary set of WiFi Bathroom Scales to research the history of weighing machines.
Ultra sleek, this tempered-glass and aluminium gizmo automatically records your weight, fat mass and BMI (body mass index) every time you step on it. But here’s the clever bit: it beams the info to your computer or iPhone over your WiFi connection, so you can track your results wherever you may roam via a password protected website or free iPhone app. You can even sync with Google Health and share your progress (or lack of) via email, Twitter or Facebook. Weigh-hay!
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