Cool, over-the-top gadgets have become the guilty pleasure of Generation Y. Guys love ‘em, can’t live without ‘em and they’re well worth the splurge. This year has already brought to the table some of the most dynamic and innovative gadgets yet, and 2011 isn’t even over. These shiny black toys are the newest feats in technology and may just be the reason your boyfriend (or really badass girlfriend) isn’t answering the phone.
The Casio G’zOne Commando Smart Phone can withstand dust, water, plenty of drops and extreme temperatures. It’s basically break-proof; they probably made this one with college parties in mind. $450. verizonwireless.com
The Beatbox iPod dock by Dr. Dre is the newest status symbol in music accessories. Quality is key for this young brand. Bandwagon trend or not, jump on this one! $450. monstercable.com
Warning for Crackberry users: The Blackberry Playbook is just as addicting as your Torch or Curve. Not to mention, just as sexy and sleek as the iPad! $500-700. shopblackberry.com
It’s called the Thrustmaster Ferrari F430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel for XBox 360. Thrustmaster? The name says it all. $150. amazon.com
Music lovers look no further for the perfect sound. The Shure SE115 earphones are sound isolating so you can tune out the rest of the world and lose yourself in the music. $120. shure.com
This truly is the best of both worlds! The iCADE cradle for iPad brings together Apple’s latest baby with the classic arcade games that you grew up playing. Let the studying cease now. $100. ionaudio.com
The Xacti Full HD Dual Camcorder and Camera may just be the imaging gadget to beat in 2011. It shoots video and pictures underwater for up to 60 minutes – but let’s keep it out of the hot tub, nobody needs to see that. $400. amazon.com
5 Random Fun Apps for the College Male
Here are five fresh ways to procrastinate over that term paper, pass the time on a plane and avoid those awkward moments that lead you to aimlessly look through your phone.
- UMiami (Apple iOS, Android)
- Gametender: Drinking Games (Apple iOS)
- Netflix (Apple iOS, Android)
- Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey (Apple iOS, Android)
- ‘Stachetastic (Apple iOS)