Top 10 hybrid gadgets to rival the toaster-fridge

Tim Cook dismissed the idea of combining a MacBook and iPad, but how would he feel about these creative combinations?

By Ashleigh Allsopp, Macworld U.K. |  Consumerization of IT, Apple, iPod

Tim Cook thinks that combining a MacBook and an iPad would be like combining a toaster and a refrigerator. We wonder what the Apple CEO would think of this crazy collection of hybrid gadgets.

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The TV Tank is a television/aquariam. You can conceal your TV inside the tank in a hidden cavity. Picture House says it comes in 16 different colours, and is suitable for any television, as well as goldfish, tropical or marine life.

This peculiar invention is a cross between an iron and an iPod dock barmy.

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No, you're not seeing things. This really is an iPod dock/toilet paper holder.

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Designed to save space in the kitchen, this Breville VTT296 Black 2 Slice Radio Toaster can make two slices of bread golden brown while filling the room with music from its FM/AM radio.

The Fridge Locker prevents sneaky food thieves from pinching your snacks from the fridge. Alternatively, there's always the anti-theft lunch bag, tricking potential sandwich stealers into thinking that your delicious meal has gone moldy. (Although they don't quite fit into our hybrid category).

This drink dispenser is disguised as a golf club for keeping hydrated while on the golf course.

How about this combination of a post-it note and video camera? The Native Union Play is designed to replace hand-written memos with video messages. It has a magnet on the back so you can still stick it on the fridge.

This t-shirt actually has an electric guitar built into it. ThinkGeek's shirt has an included mini-amp, which can clip to your belt while you play your favourite tunes.

Sticking to the music theme, check out these piano stairs.

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