Transformers Franchise began with the toy line manufactured by Hasbro, that contained two major clans namely Decepticons and Autobots and has gone through an evolution of more than 27 years in various phases such as comic books, video games, animation and more recently, movies. Don’t be surprised after hearing that, you are not alone, most of us came to know about this only after watching the movie Transformers. The craze for these robot aliens has reached has been so immense since then, that many companies are rolling out products based on this theme. Let us see the list of 10 gadgets that have been completely inspired by the Transformers.
Transformers inspired Asus laptops
The Asus G51Vx and the G60Vx are the latest gadgets that have been inspired from the Transformers saga. Although, they do not mechanically change into some robot, the casing itself is designed in such a fashion that they do appear to be one of those transformers that might change into a bot anytime. These laptops were released last year or so they do have the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors along with a GeForce graphic card and support s HD audio.
Transformers Bumblebee Autobots watch
How about presenting your kid a cool Transformer Bumblebee watch. These sporty watches have a unique dial that rotates and a stationary marker that shows the hour, minute and second value on the rotating dial. To support the bumblebee, the watch carries a black strap with yellow cutouts, neatly placed within it.
Transformers like mobile phone from Softbank
The 815T PB is not a normal 3G mobile, it is the worlds first Mecha/Transformer phone that is given with a kit that you could glue it and attach to the back of the handset giving it a robotic appearance. Though it look plain from the above pic, it is cool to have a mobile phones with arms and legs, isn’t it?
Tigatron Transformers USB drive
This is perhaps cool because a USB drive transforming into a tiger is not common. I mean it is small enough to be carried anywhere and it is useful. We live in a digital world where no amount digital storage space is enough. The Tigatron Transformer USB drive comes with a 2 Giga Bytes of storage and could change into a ferocious tiger bot. The USB drive would be compatible with both Windows and Mac operating system and supports USB1.0 and USB2.0. It is available at a price of $51 through pre-order.
Transformer inspired earphone gadgets
The creepy looking miniature robot that is falling off from the lady’s ear in the above picture is actually an earphone. Surprise! Yes, for $35 you could use one of those or even present it to someone close to you.
Concept cellphone take Transformers route
OK so this does look little weird for a Robot, but you can’t take it away from Parkoz Hardware for coming up with such a neat and innovative idea of a transforming gadget. It is very difficult even to imagine a complex gadget as a cellphone transforming into a strange little robot with a pair of mini-guns. As this is just a concept for now, it is really difficult to quote a price and the availability of the cellphone transformers. So we have to wait and watch how soon we can lay hands on the cellphone that could do the transforming thing.
Transforming PlayStation controller
This is one of my personal favorite. What appears to be a stylish PlayStation controller can transform into a freaky transformer bot. It is both spectacular and mind boggling. Mind boggling mainly because the design has to be in such a way that it suits a working PlayStation controller and robot when not in use. For me this is one those gadgets that just perfect for kids. You could use it as a PlayStation controller for gaming and after you get bored, you could always use them as your boat that would be rescuing the planet from the deceptions. And it would definitely come handy as a showcase item as and when required. At just $7 it could be yours. Go and get order one for yourself now.
Soundwave Transformers MP3 player
Soundwave is one of the popular characters of the original transformers lineup. Now despite not getting a chance into the movie, Takara/Tomy Soundwave toy is has a mp3 player instead of the conventional cassette player. The slot of SD cards provides the data feed and the regular headphone jack and music controls are provides. And the best part as the name suggests it transforms into the Soundwave character just like the old times. You can get the original Takara/Tomy Soundwave Transformer toy at $100.
Transformers MP3 or iPod Speaker
This cute piece of gadget that looks like a 35mm film is actually a camera. A small flap that opens up reveals the actual view finder, an optical lens and a flash light. The camera, as of now, is sold in only Korea at an US equivalent price of $20. I wonder why the camera is named- The Transformer Camera, because as far as we know the camera stays as a camera and does not change into a robot or something like that. Perhaps, a camera disguised in a film roll is what they call transformation.
The Transformer Camera
This cute piece of gadget that looks like a 35mm film is actually a camera. A small flap that opens up reveals the actual view finder, an optical lens and a flash light. The camera, as of now, is sold in only Korea at an US equivalent price of $20. Why the camera is named as The Transformer Camera? As far as we know the camera stays as a camera and does not change into a robot or something like that. Perhaps, a camera disguised in a film roll is what they call transformation.