Back in the day, Batman — Adam West in those days — used a switch hidden in a Shakespeare bust to enter the Bat Cave. Well, now you can too with the Batman Shakespeare Bust Switch Replica ($300). Push back the bard’s head and you reveal a switch that can turn on and off anything plugged into the bust. Nice for those times when you want discreet access to your hidden hoard of SweeTarts.
Yes, the roadside Pizza Huts that have begun sprouting up in truck stops across the land are handy, but it’s a royal pain waiting for your pie. No longer a problem — now just cook a pizza as you drive with the 12-Volt Portable Oven and Pizza Maker ($40). It runs off of your cigarette lighter outlet and has high/low settings, so if you don’t eat it all in Kansas City, you can warm some up when you get to St. Louis. [via BoingBoing]
Eliminate cord clutter in style with the Cableyoyo ($5) from Bluelounge. The sleek accessory stores up to six feet of coiled cord and can be used at home on your desk (it comes with a small adhesive attachment for mounting) or on the go for keeping your plethora of cables untangled in your bag. It comes in PowerBook-matching silver, iPod-matching white, or generic PC-matching black.
This modern fish tank caught our attention because we've always hated cleaning our aquariums and usually end up with a whole bunch of floating fishes due to our laziness. The stylish Biorb ($75-$200) is a low-maintenance aquarium with a filter system that combines mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration to keep the water healthy and clear. It comes with a light, air pump, and all necessary tubes and accessories. Available in 4, 8, and 16 gallon sizes.
The Stratocaster has long been an icon of American music and ingenuity, and some of the best of these models came out in the 1950’s. The Fender Classic Series 50's Strat in Surf Green ($630) represents a simpler time when rock n’ roll still meant rock n’ roll — not a general classification of ten or more genres of music. This bad boy features a solid Poplar body, a 21 fret Maple neck, vintage style synchronized tremolo, 3 “classic” single coil pickups, and “aged” pickup covers & volume knobs. Plus, it might be familiar to anyone who has visited the Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach, CA — they have an original model signed by The Beach Boys hanging on their wall.