Boing Boing's 2016 Gift Guide: Gadgets


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/11/30/gadgets2016.html


#2

Since when are tiki mugs gadgets - star trek or no?


#3

The product video for the Stylophone pocket synth is delightful!


#4

Doc (that is - Richard Nagy) and I had been bouncing emails back and forth and that was one of the names I suggested when he was proto-typing that keyboard.

Never have finished up my SteamPunk keyboard and now that I have almost no Steam Æsthetic left (save my goggles) I may never.


#5

Have all the links to these gadgets’ purchase pages been checked, @beschizza? I ask as I encountered a 404 error on Amazon, trying to get to the clear plastic padlock and lock-picking tools gift suggestion.


#6

Looks like the product page simply went 404. There are several resellers of the same item and I updated it to a live one. Thanks for the heads up!


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Regarding the following:

Datamancer Sojourner Keyboard - Every time i see these mentioned my heart breaks because of his passing. I was a huge fan of Datamancer’s stuff, i recall trying to commission him to make me some steampunk goggles but he was in the middle of moving to a larger shop and just didn’t have the time. Happy that his keyboards are still being made but what a loss that he’s no longer making awesome shit.

Fagor 6-qt. Electric Pressure Cooker - These are god damn magic. I bought one for my mom and she uses it all the time, a cousin fell in love with it so i bought a second one for her as a wedding gift a couple of months ago. Highly recommended.

1 oz Calavera and Oracle coins - Umm. The Calavera Coins have been sold out for months. I am not kidding when i say that i’ve been checking the site every couple of weeks hoping they’ll restock (spoiler: They haven’t).


#10

You’ve got the wrong reference…A Team didn’t use this helicopter.

You’re thinking of the pink “Screaming Mimi” from Riptide!


#11

Psh. Yeah right. Good luck finding one of these at $60 if at all.

Also I find Cory’s Womanizer recommendation to be rather … odd? Maybe because it’s a guy making a recommendation for a woman’s sex toy? I definitely had a brief “huh?” moment. I would imagine that I’d have the same reaction if I saw Xeni recommending a particular Fleshlight or penis pump.


#13

so it’s def efficacious?


#14

Thanks, Cory! Came for The Womanizer, left satisfied.


#15

Be aware, those cufflinks are illegal in Massachusetts without an LTC (License to Carry, aka ‘a gun license’). Ammunition ‘parts’ are illegal for folks there without the proper licensure.


#16

It’s a lot of fun to play with too.


#17

thank you for correcting the oversite. I knew A Team was wrong, but could not remember the show.


#18

the last item namely …the gift you give to someone you hate

NEEDS A VIDEO REVIEW


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