Welcome to this week's roundup of the weird and wonderful happenings in the world of tech. Seeing as the industry seems to have been largely living and breathing the Apple iPhone for the past few days, it seems only fitting to mention it first.

As with any new product worth its salt, the iPhone launch has attracted its fair share of weirdos. Enter professional queuer Greg Packer, aka 'iLoser'. He's been camped outside Apple's Fifth Avenue store since 5am on Monday, to the great delight of the world's press.

Sceptics might suggest he's Apple's answer to the Zune tattoo man we wrote about last week. Sadly we fear his behaviour has less to do with a genuine obsession for Apple, and more with a bizarre love of waiting. Other accomplishments include meeting three US presidents, and being first to sign the condolence book for Princess Diana after her death.

Futuristic fantasy come true

What travels at 70mph, lasts for 30 seconds and costs a wallet-weeping $250,000 (about £125,000)? TAM's custom-built short-flight Rocket Belt , that's what. Yep, once strapped to the shiny jet pack you too could reach blistering speeds through the air. TAM even throws in a few flying lessons for the price.

No weekly round up would be complete without a mention of the latest weird gadgets. Hats off to Embotec for its counterfeit money detector mouse, the EM-D275 . Designed for use in convenient stores, petrol stations, banks and hotels, it does what it says on the tin.

So does the Pen-Sized Fishing Rod , come to think of it.

And although its lure of hazardous fun proves unsubstantial, David Dear's Battery Eater is still as good a way as any to finish off your dying AA batteries.

And finally...

It's not too late to make some money off the Apple iPhone. US betting firm BetUS.com has been giving odds of 20-1 all week that someone will get trampled while scrambling to get their hands on an Apple iPhone later today. Quick! Place your bets while you still can!