World Records: Gadgets

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Just how thin is the thinnest computer keyboard?

The eMark Super Mobile Keyboard is between 1 and 5 millimeters thin. It can be rolled up into a tube.

The Polaroid PopShot is the world's smallest instant camera. How much does it weigh?

The PopShot is also the first disposable instant camera -- it weighs 9 ounces (255 grams) and takes 4.4-by-2.5-inch (11-by-6 centimeter) photos.

How much cash would you have to come up with to buy the world's most expensive watch -- the Chopard Super Ice Cube?

The Super Ice Cube will run you a cool $1.1 million (and that's the 2005 price). It has 66.16 carats of diamonds.

The "Giant Knife Version 1.0" by Wenger has the most functions of any penknife in the world. How many things can you do with it?

The Giant Knife has 85 functions, including a cigar cutter and laser pointer. It retails for about $1,200.

The MPIO-One is the world's smallest multimedia player. How much does it weigh?

The MPIO-One weighs just 1.2 ounces (34 grams), measures 1.2 by 2.1 inches (3 by 5.3 centimeters) and has a 1.04-inch (2.5-centimeter) OLED screen.

At an event called the Millionaire Fair in Cannes, France, someone paid the highest-yet price for a cell phone. How much did they cough up?

In 2006, the GoldVish phone -- encrusted with 100 carats of diamonds -- went for €1,000,000, or about $1.3 million.

Panasonic unveiled a 103-inch plasma TV in 2006, setting a world record. When it's available, how much will it cost?

Start saving now -- the monster plasma will run you about $70,000. A small price to pay for the bragging rights, we'd say.

How many megapixels does the highest-resolution cell phone camera have?

The Samsung SCH-8600 phone has a 10-megapixel camera -- most phones have 1 or 2 megapixels.

How high can the world's highest-jumping robot leap?

The "hopper" robots created by Sandia National Laboratories can jump up to 30 feet (9 meters) in the air. Why does this freak us out so much?

At what depth can the world's deepest diving watch function?

The CX Swiss Military's 12,000-feet model, can work at … that's right, 12,000 feet (3,658 meters). But Montes Charmex SA made only 365 of them, so you might be out of luck if your 6,000-foot model just isn't cutting it.

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About This Quiz

In the hypercompetitive world of gadgets, someone is always coming out with the smallest this and the fastest that, so records in this category can be fleeting. The tiniest cell phone of 2000 now looks like it could have belonged to Godzilla. But take your best stab at these gadget records -- just pretend you don't know about the next big thing.

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