We’ve briefly talked about Vat19 on MakeUseOf, so you may know a little about it already. Basically, the site sells very interesting items and gifts. On top of that, they make a video of each item that is typically quirky, and although it is pretty much a commercial, it’s worth watching.
Here on MakeUseOf, we like the unusual (such as some crazy things on Craigslist), and yes, even novelty (like some odd services on Fiverr). So with that being said, what better site to talk about all things unusual and novelty than Vat19?
I don’t know about you other amateur photographers and videographers out there, but I think one of the worst things I’ve ever done is forgot a tripod for a shoot (one of the worst). Seriously, you don’t realize how necessary it is until it’s gone! However, this little doohickey is a nice temporary fix.
Simply screw the mount into the bottom of your camera and pop it on top of your bottle. The fact that whatever liquid is in the bottle weighs it down is pretty cool.
It’s time to break out the noms (and a wastebasket when you get sick), because this is the world’s largest gummy worm, and Vat19 wants you to have it. Realistically, I don’t know what anyone would want to do with a 3-pound, 26-inch long, 4000-calorie gummy worm. However, the people in the video look just so cheerful while eating it, and I guess happiness is all that matters. Right?
In addition to the gummy worm, Vat19 also has giant gummy bears and gummy shot glasses.
It’s always a challenge for me to get my day started, and sometimes my computer’s alarm clock (and my phone’s alarm clock) just won’t do the trick. With the Flying Alarm Clock, as soon as T minus 0 hits, the spinning propeller flys out of the clock itself and lands somewhere in the room.
With that being said, the clock won’t stop until you get up, find the propeller, and pop it right back in (so cruel, but so practical).
The beard is a sign of manliness – a symbol that evokes memories of the smell of sweat, testosterone kicks, and rugged tasks with minimal technology (like the occasional hand-made ax). However, if you’re like me, and you don’t don a beard in your daily life, you may be feeling a little left out.
With the beard hat, you can take on any lumber-jacking activity without any work on your part. Simply strap it on when you want and take it off when you need to. I have to say that’s pretty efficient.
Now this? This is unusual, but it’s also very cool. The Levitron Revolution allows you to levitate and rotate any object up to 12 ounces. What doe that mean? Well, you can display collectibles on it, set office supplies on it, and yes, place unusually small people from magical lands on it.
Although it is just a novelty, it is pretty awesome. Granted, I don’t know if I’m willing to shell out $99 for it, but that doesn’t take away how cool it is.
Remember when you were younger (or maybe just last week) when you could put a playing card on the spokes of your bike tire and making it sound like a motorcycle? Well, it kind of did anyway. With the TurboSpoke, you can take that childhood memory to the extreme. This product comes with three different-sounding cards and a “exhaust pipe” that acts as a horn which will actually amplify your card’s sounds. Pretty cool!
I recommend using it if you bike to work – it may just turn some heads.
Keep in mind that these are only six of the many items at Vat19. There are lots of other unusual knick-knacks there that you can find, so you should go see for yourself.
What other items have you found on Vat19? Do you plan on nabbing any of the ones shown here?