Today on Boing Boing Gadgets


Today on Boing Boing Gadgets we looked at an inexplicable, gravitationally-defiant watch and discovered that Malia Obama uses a cute little Kodak digicam.

An inflatable gladiator set gives co-workers the option of non-lethally beating each other's brains out, and Brownlee pined for a button-cute proto-Roomba from 1985.

Apple threatened to sue Palm, kinda. A neato lamp was both a bookmark and a lighting source. Robot Insects, spark plug bugs and butterfly ornithopters.

We also discovered the history of the Mac boot-up beep and the surprising fact that Darth Vader likes to drag race. Joel pined to be a little girl on Sesame Street eating Maraschino cherries and Dr. Manhattan kicked the crap out of the Viet Cong.

Rob revisited a 1984 Mac review while Xeni linked a Casio Watch with the closing of Gitmo. And, as always, there were a couple of fun little iPhone projects.