There are in incredible number of Google-related toys and gadgets around. Some are sold officially by Google as part of their Google Store. Others, Google Inc gives away as goodies – for example, to Google Answers Researchers or to visitors on conventions. Here's an overview of the most fun Google gadgets:
Pictured above is Google Answers Researcher Pinkfreud. She's covered in a Google blanket. Holding Google coasters. A Google pen. A Google mousepad. And wearing a Google wristwatch. Did I mention her Google t-shirt?
This Google fish (courtesy of Luc van Braekel) has been handed out on a 2005 webmaster conference in LA.
A close-up of a Google pen, and a Google blanket, given to Google Answers Researchers.
The Google Store's "classic infant rib hat." (For $5.95.)
The Google Infoglobe from the Google Store. Google claims this blue-glow item is a mixture of message center, alarm clock, and phone accessory, and you can create custom LED messages, too.
Ladies and gentlemen, Phillip Torrone's Search Engine Belt Buckle. It flashes queries people are currently searching for online.
This is the Google Store's "Google goo." ‘Nuff said.
The Google key chain handed out at a 2004 conference. (Courtesy of Luc van Braekel.)
The Google books you can see here are Google Hacks (Tara Calishain & Rael Dornfest), Google and the Mission to Map Meaning and Make Money (Bart Milner), The Search (John Battelle), and Mining Google Web Services (John Paul Mueller).
The ultimate Google gadget is this screen from the Googleplex visitor lobby showing live search queries. (Photo courtesy of Yoz. Released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.)