Jupiter is not only the largest planet in our solar system, it's also arguably the most stunning. Those massive storms—including that enormous red eye—produce quite an atmospheric show. And as a cheaper alternative to a giant telescope, this tiny desktop-sized version of Jupiter lets you stare in awe at the gas giant when you probably should be working.
At just four-and-a-half inches in size, this considerably smaller version of Jupiter actually floats inside a clear acrylic sphere. And despite a lack of cables, the globe will spin almost indefinitely, thanks to solar cells hidden beneath the intricate artwork that power a highly-efficient drive mechanism. Like a compass, it actually relies on the Earth's magnetic field to turn. As long as there's ample light and a planet beneath our feet, this version of Jupiter should rotate forever.
So keep that in mind as you're debating the globe's $145 (£86 plus shipping) price tag. It won't take up a USB port, there's no cables to hide, no batteries to replace, and it's more fascinating to watch than a Newton's cradle. [ThinkGeek]