Just in time for the holidays, Gadget Freaks get your pumpkins ready - the 2007 Punkin Chunkin World Championships is this week. In case you aren’t familiar with the event, thousands descend on “the Chunk” in Bridgeville, DE. With a schedule of events filling all three days, the Canons are the gadget of choice for these fierce competitors all vying for one thing – to chunk their pumpkin the farthest. The 2006 adult winner catapulted its pumpkin last year a whopping 3,870.50 ft! Now that’s some far sailing orange vegetable! You can check out all the past winners’ distances here.
Sponsored by the Punkin’Chunkin’ Association, the annual event has a category for everyone from youngsters to teens to adults. You can go to the event’s official website for a look at all the classes and contest rules.
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
This solar charge controller, which is placed between a solar panel and a battery, regulates the voltage and current coming from your solar panel. It is used to maintain proper charging voltage on the batteries.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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