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Hazel graduated with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering, although she secretly wanted to major in journalism. Thank God she never stopped writing because as luck and a whole lot of work would have it, a couple of tech blogs took her on, more came a-knocking, and now she's got the best of both worlds: crunching numbers throughout the day while writing about all sorts of crazy gear at night. Find her on Twitter @gigadgetry and check out her portfolio at HazelChua.com.

Capture the Entire Picture: Check Out GoPole’s Scenelapse 360

There's Go Pro, and then there's GoPole. (Unfortunately, it ain't the kind of pole that you're thinking of though.) GoPole has recently launched the Scenelapse 360, which offers budding photographers and videographers an easy way to take 36o-degree still shots and videos.

It rotates gradually and completes a full rotation in sixty minutes. It's designed to work with the Go Pro (but of course).

Get It: $35

Ping Pong Coffee Table: Play Pong on Your Knees

There are few games that have you on your knees while you're playing. One of these (which involves absolutely no bonking at all) happens to be ping pong when it's played on the Ping Pong Coffee Table. It's basically a piece of furniture that serves as both a coffee table and ping pong table. It gives ping pong-playing dudes the best of both worlds given that it can be one or the other at any given moment.

You might end up with banged-up knees and a few scrapes here and there, but then, no pain, no gain, right?

Check It Out: $500

Now That’s Fast: SanDisk USB 3.0 Transfers Movies in 40 Seconds

The USB has just gotten faster--a whole lot faster with USB 3.0. Not that it's slow as things are, but that's how it'll feel when you try this baby out. Manufacturer SanDisk has unveiled their Ultra Fit 3.0 flash drive and it boasts exceptional performance in such a tiny package. The main selling point is speed, and here's an example of what you can expect to do with it: transfer full-length movies in under a minute. Just forty seconds, to be exact.

Now ain't that something else?

Get It: Starts at $40

Reebok Bacon: We Believe in Bacon

So Reebok sells bacon now. They won't be switching over to the meat industry soon, but they've taken to distributing boxes of America's favorite meat product at the latest Crossfit games in California. Clearly, the whole thing was an ad campaign. However, it was a smart and effective one, considering all the buzz and the fact that bacon is everyone's favorite processed meat--with several major differences though: their version has no sweeteners, no MSG, no nitrites, no preservatives, no nothing.

They believe in bacon. I believe in bacon. Do you?

Check It Out: Reebok Bacon

Hah, Gotcha: Watermelon Wins

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When Mother Nature gives you watermelons, you crack them open. And if you find that they're all rind and no meat, then hurl 'em quick at the dude who just called your momma fat. Just kidding.

This is the sight that greeted a friend of  Twitter user @min18rff, who subsequently shared the pic on the social networking site. Too bad if you were looking forward to some  refreshing slices of watermelon, because Mother Nature got you good this time around.

Beer/Shot Glass: Best of Both Worlds

Can't decide whether you want a glass of beer or a shot of vodka? Then the Beer/Shot glass is perfect for you. It gives you the best of both worlds, because you won't have to choose one or the other and you won't have to carry a crapload of glasses for your drinking sesh.

Want a tall glass of Coors? Just pour and swig. Feel like throwing down a shot or two of tequila before your refill? No probme--just flip the glass over and fill up the embedded shot glass with your poison of choice.

Get It: $23

Pocket Protection: Credit Card Sized Folding Knife

There many different kinds of protection you can carry in your pocket. There's rubber, for one, and pepper spray. There's also this extremely handy credit card-sized folding knife that'll help you out when you find yourself in a tight spot: whether it's cutting some rope when you're outdoors, self defense, or cutting up a piece of sausage to share.

The entire knife folds into a thin card. Just swing the blade out when you're ready to use, and you're good to go.

Get It: $15