9 Pretty Weird Apple Gadgets

Are you craving a smart egg steamer? Need a min jet fan? We take a look at some seriously eye-popping peripherals for your Apple gear and wonder just who came up with such barking mad ideas?

Click To Pray eRosary

URL: https://bit.ly/2JOuKSx
Price: £99, $110, 99 €
This is real. Honest. It’s not April, and we’re not fooling. This Vatican-endorsed rosary doubles as a health tracker and is compatible with the Click To Pray app. It keeps track of your prayers as well as your exercise.

SMART Retro USB Mini Jet Fan

URL: www.smartworldwidefun.com
Price: £39.99, $49.99, 45,99 €
USB desk fans are nothing new, but this curiously retro design certainly stands out from the crowd. As well as two speeds, this six-inch sensation has a built-in aroma dispenser, so it keeps the room sweet smelling and cool.

SMART Voice Egg Steamer

URL: www.smartworldwidefun.com
Price: £54.99, $69.99, 62,99 €
Here’s one for the hi-tech kitchen. Instead of dropping an egg into a saucepan of boiling water, let the Voice Egg Steamer do the work. It can cook your eggs hard, medium, or soft-boiled and it lets you know when they’re done with a spoken alert.

iFi Aurora

URL: https://ifi-audio.com
Price: £1299, $1299, 1499 €
It’s odd, it’s art and it’s awesome. This all-in-one music system is clad in bamboo, and inspired by Japanese architecture. Its in-built AI configures the sound to fit the room it’s in and you can link several Auroras via Wi-Fi to create a multi-room system.


URL: https://www.powervision.me
Price: from £695, $799, 799 €
The PowerDolphin is the multipurpose tool that fishermen were waiting for: it’s a bait-drop boat equipped with a powerful fish-finder and a 4K UHD camera that can film underwater as well as on the surface. There’s an iOS app for it, of course.

Cowboy Bike

URL: https://cowboy.com
Price: £1790, $TBA, 1,990 €
Is this the future of the trusty bicycle? It has integrated lights, an iOS app with a dashboard giving you information on speed, duration, distance and battery level, and push notifications let you know when it needs maintenance. The app can also trace a stolen bike.

Victrola Plaza

URL: https://victrola.com
Price: £199.99, $149.99, 229,90 €
With its speedo-like dial, it looks like it belongs in the dashboard of a vintage car, but Victrola Plaza is actually a four-in-one Bluetooth audio player. It combines a three-speed turntable, FM radio, Bluetooth streaming and auxiliary input. It’s available in black or blue.

AeroBull HD1

URL: https://musiclife.paris
Price: from £1,499, $1,899, 1,750 €
What should a set of speakers look like? Stylish? Imposing? Elegant? Perhaps a sitting bulldog wearing sunglasses, bizarrely, that’s what the folk at Jarre have come up with. Their curious audio player boasts high-definition sound along with Bluetooth and aux input.

Rocketbook Fusion

URL: www.getrocketbook.co.uk
Price: from £32.99, $35.99, 39,99 €
The Fusion is a reusable pen and paper notebook with seven different page templates that connect to your favourite cloud services. It has 42 pages of calendars, to-do lists and note-taking layouts. Scan them with your iPhone app and wipe the pages clean when you’re done.

Find more guides like this in…

Ian Osborne

Ian has worked on computer and video games magazines since the legendary Crash and Zzap! 64 in the early Nineties, so he’s seen many changes over the years (including an expanding waistline and receding hairline). A lifelong Mac user, he bought his first Mac in the year 2000. It’s a testament to the resilience of the Mac that his mother is still using that computer to this very day.

Related Articles

Back to top button