Space Cadet Pinball Handheld Device

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This is handheld gaming device in the same vein as that Oregon Trail handheld that came out a few years ago. It features a 16:9 LCD screen, making this device the size of a small smartphone. It is held like a Game Boy, featuring 2 buttons on the front to control the paddles, and an analog nub in the middle to control the pinball shooter/plunger.

Link’s Awakening Alarm Clock

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This alarm clock would use the same technology found in Nintendo’s old¬†Game & Watch handhelds, which had an LCD display with a color background layer. This would allow for a display comparable to the original Game Boy Color, and enable a simple alarm animation (which was another staple of the Game & Watch devices).

Fixing The PlayStation Classic

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Sony released the PlayStation Classic last fall, and it hasn’t really sold all that well, being marked down as much as 70% or given away for free as a promotional item. The system is marred by a few problems: half the games are the PAL versions (they run slower in NTSC regions), no analog controls, and the included games aren’t all that great.

I believe Sony could right the ship and release a peripheral add-on that could fix this system, and that involves taking a cue from modders: all you need is a USB flash drive.

Mortal Kombat Toaster

Mortal Kombat Toaster Toasty design by Dave Delisle 2019 davesgeekyideas

If Darth Vader can get a toaster, I don’t see why Scorpion from Mortal Kombat can’t get the same treatment. It’s a little more appropriate here, owing to the famous Toasty joke the video games are known for.

The face mask operates the toast lever. I wanted something that looked like a retro/vintage toaster for this design, so it doesn’t look out of place on the kitchen counter when not in use.

Mortal Kombat Toaster Toasty design by Dave Delisle 2019 davesgeekyideas

It could also have eyes that light red from the heating elements (or LEDs), but that might be a bit too dramatic for making toast. I’m still debating whether or not I should add that.

Other design notes: the toast would be emblazoned with the Mortal Kombat logo. I don’t see why this design couldn’t be used for other characters like Sub-Zero, Reptile, and Smoke as well. Went with a skull because I wanted more chrome to match other kitchen appliances. I can see many other brands using this approach, like Transformers, but the Toasty joke clinches this design in my opinion.

TV Stand For Game Consoles

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Here is a TV stand for displaying game consoles behind glass doors. In my experience, glass doors are often a hindrance for accessing electronics, so I wanted a system where I can stow these doors on demand. This is ideal for an enclosed display case that is also completely accessible when needed.

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Inspired by convertible automobiles, the glass doors stow on the fly. They piggyback onto side drawers (used for controllers and games) for the sliding/stowing mechanism. Now there’s no glass in the way of gaming.

Coffee Table For Gadget Lovers

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All my devices, cables, and game controllers are plaguing me like Tribbles, so I came up with this simple design: a coffee table with an easel, plus storage and USB charging. Perfect for couch-bound geeks everywhere.

The easel faces the couch, and you can park your phones, tablets, and remotes on it. Now you can always see who is calling, or watch your tablet with ease.

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A large drawer opens up to reveal storage for game controllers and cables, or whatever you want to toss inside. Those things called “books” could be stored in here, if you’d like.