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The 19 strangest gadgets

From USB hand warmers to a spy pen


Take a walk on tech's wild side with some of the strangest, most original, and most bizarre gadgets you've ever seen. We've got vacuums for your lawn, swimwear that can charge your iPod, and grenades that don't explode but still go boom.

LED umbrella

This umbrella comes with an LED shaft to light your way, and will probably scare off any Sith Lords that might be thinking you're an easy target.

The LED umbrella sells for $25 (£16) and comes in red and blue.

Robot lawnmower

Show up your neighbour's tractor-style lawnmower with this remote-controlled grass chopper from Husqvarna.
Yep, it's like a Roomba for your lawn.

The thing is seriously decked out, and Husqvarna says it can take care of your lawn without supervision.

The Automower 260ACX has ultrasonic sensors to stop it from smashing into things, and when it needs charging it just heads home to the Automower charging station.

If anything does go wrong, your lawnmower can send you a text message to let you know it needs help.
This device sells for about £2,795.

NEXT PAGE: The solar bikini

  1. From USB hard warmers to a spy pen
  2. Massage and play computer games at the same time
  3. The LED umbrella
  4. The solar bikini
  5. The self-propelled suitcase
  6. LCD belt buckle
  7. Power pooper scooper
  8. Sonic grenade
  9. Spy camera pen
  10. warming gloves


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