As arbitrary as any Top 100 list, but I really enjoyed Mobile PC’s Top 100 Gadgets of All Time compilation. Tons of great memories (with pics!), ranging from the Popeil (Ronco) Pocket Fisherman to the Fuzzbuster to the top-loading VCR (my grandparents had one — they were early adopters in some weird ways, especially where TV was concerned), to the acoustic data coupler modem to the Zenith “Lazy Bones” corded remote (yep, that was its real name).
From the entry for the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler, my favorite sentence of 2005 comes in the form of a question:
Tired of having to clean out your scramblin’ bowl?