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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.

Portable Super Hero Speakers are Super

Awesome sound. Superb designs. Incredibly easy-to-use and portable. These portable speakers should be on your wishlist this year. They’re rechargeable via a micro USB cable and can play your tunes straight for up to 10 hours! Each speaker measures 3.5″ x 6.1″ x 6.7″ and easily fits into your pocket.

Three designs are available: Captain America, the Hulk, and Iron Man.

Get It: $25

Hand Exerciser: A Workout For Your Digits

Complete your workout by conditioning your digits aside from your biceps and abs. The Varigrip features grips that be uncovered to simulate strings to develop and maintain callouses. Sounds weird, but it’s something that musicians will definitely find useful. Variable tension lets you give each finger workouts of varying intensity.

Get It: $10

You’ve Met Him: The Annoying Guy Who Over-Pronounces Foreign Words (VIDEO)

There’s one in every group. There’s the guy who knows it all, the guy who happens to be the perfect wingman, and the guy who over-pronounces foreign words and ends up sounding like a douche. The latter is amusing to some extent, but the laughs stop when it goes too far and embarrasses everyone in the gang.

If there’s a dude like that among your friends, then you can totally relate with the dudes in this hilarious sketch by College Humor. Check it out!

Bread Lamp: Baguette-Ready for Illumination

You can’t eat this, but you can use it to light the way. It’s a crazy design for a lamp, cramming bulbs into a baguette. It’s not just realistic-looking, because maker Yukiko Morita used real bread to make these. After coating the bread with resin, the loaves were good to go. You can’t buy ‘em (will they last through the season? We don’t even know) but it’s pretty awesome and weird in its own right.

Check It Out: Bread Lamp

Now That’s Teamwork: Roller Coaster Costume

Now this is a costume that takes dedication and lots and lots of teamwork, and it’ll be perfect for next Halloween or for any costume party that you’ll be attending. The Roller Coaster costume basically makes the wearer look like he’s riding one. It works fine as a standalone, but it’s way better if you work with your best buds. Come up with some choreography and it’ll look like you guys are riding an actual one for sure.

Get It: $80+

It’s LEGO-Riffic! ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Redone in LEGO (VIDEO)

‘It’s about time!’ was probably what legions of fans thought when the seventh movie for the Star Wars franchise was announced. And we agree. The first trailer has been released, and we’re counting down until the movie’s official release date. A regular ol’ trailer wasn’t enough for the nerd herd, so some folks with a lot of time on their hands and lots of LEGO blocks made a LEGO-lized version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.

Check it out!

Because Life Sucks: Abusive Balloons

Celebrate the suckery of life with these abusive balloons. They’re bright and vibrant as you’d expect balloons to be, misleading people into thinking they’re the usual cheery type that might actually have a greeting or some happy message printed on it. But what’s actually printed on each of these balloons might be enough to deflate most people’s spirits.

Each pack contains 12 balloons, with a total of three different cynical slogans printed on them. It’s entertaining, it’s fun, it’s depressing, and it might very well be perfect for your next party.

Get It: $10+