Saint Patrick’s Day has once again arrived and like every year it comes with a healthy dose of tom foolery and drunken debauchery.  So, I figured I’d put together St. Patrick’s Day Top 10 Gadgets To Survive and Thrive.


No St. Patricks day party is complete without your very own draft beer dispenser.  This one holds a 5-liter keg in its very own built-in fridge and an LCD screen shows the coolers temperature, which mind you is adjustable  37° to 53° F.  Available here for $300.


Ok, it’s a bit gimmicky, but at least you’ll show your Irish Pride with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Talking Beer Opener.  Soon as you crack a fresh one the school’s fight song plays. Available here for $9.


Show your in the know with the St. Patricks’s Phrasebook iPhone app which contains all the Gaelic phrases that will get you past the line and into the bar.  Ya, they’re milking the St. Patties day theme just as much as we are, but they’re charging $.99.  Available here.


St. Patrick’s day is synonymous with beer, booze and…music.  The musical finger literally puts a keyboard at your fingertips.  It includes a built-in speaker, 30 different rhythms and 8 different instruments.  You can get it here for $70.


Don’t be an idiot and charge yourself $10,000 this St Patties day (i.e. DUI).  A personal breathalyzer will surely make you think twice about getting behind the wheel this Tuesday.  The Smart Start Photo Identification Ignition Interlock is really for repeat offenders as it takes a picture of the vehicle’s owner and requires them and only them to breathe into the device and clear the test before the car starts.


I used a laser pointer at last year’s Halloween party and I can’t tell you how much attention I got.  The Green Laser pointer from Thinkgeek is reasonably priced and will surely get the girls excited. Available here for $70.


Since you’ll probably be plastered this St. Patties day and black out, the only way to remember what happened is to snap some photos.  But no normal camera will stand up to a day full of spills – beer and facially – except for Olympus’ Stylus 1030SW, which conveniently comes in green.


Probably better for a bar owner, or the person throwing the party, the Pressure Hand Drain Toilet Sink Plunger makes it easy and simple to unclog those Irish bombs.  Available here for $18.


Drink, drink and drink.  But at some point lifting the glass to your face will be a bit challenging.  No problem just hand the Booze Shotgun to your buddy and he’ll get you drunk.

So the last one is far from Irish, but seems fitting given the level of intoxication everyone and their mother, brother and sister will be in.  The Thor Shield protects you from being tazed.  It doesn’t look like it’s commercially available but it’s the thought that counts.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."