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November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007 Archives

  • November 30, 2007
    The Acrea Zest is a little plastic car available in Europe. It has no top at all, and the floors are drilled out to allow rain to pass through. It weighs 1/3 that of a typical vehicle, has a gas engine that gets 66 miles per gallon, and has a top speed of 60 miles per hour. ... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    The Orgasmo Clock wakes you up in the morning to the invigorating moan of a woman having an orgasm. Which is pretty freaking awesome if you ask me. It costs $25. I don't need one though, because I almost always wake up to a woman having an orgasm. Unfortunately it's my girl... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    The 'Bar Of Soap' comes to us from MIT Media Lab's Brandon Taylor and Michael Bove. The idea behind the device is that it determines its functionality based on the way you hold it. If you hold it like a TV remote then its little accelerometers tell the device to display the a... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    When the coffee cup is cold it's black and reads "OFF", when a hot liquid is poured inside, it turns white and reads "ON". Pretty clever, huh? I'm not impressed either. But my girlfriend went bonkers over this, claiming it's the best invention of her lifetime (she's dumb as ... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    Both the Miami-Dade, Florida and Houston, Texas police departments will soon be adding a new officer to the force -- the Micro Air Vehicle (MAV), made by Honeywell. The little RC bastards can fly to a 10,500-foot altitude, hover, and even fly through windows -- all the while tr... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    The Ladybird bath and vanity set is a sink and a bath. It's designed with closet-bathrooms in mind. When you just need a sink you have the top cover on and go about your business. When you need to take a bath (in a cramped fetal position), you remove your toothbrush, toothpaste... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    The JL421 Badonkadonk (yeah) Land Cruiser/Tank is a pretty sweet little vehicle. It fits five people inside or on the roof, can be controlled from inside or out, and reaches 40 mph. It's got a 400 watt "premium sound system", carpet interior, accent lighting, and Star Wars st... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2007
    Some rich-ass named Richard Moriarty (which seems strangely appropriate) hung his 1974 Lamborghini on a wall in his home. He claims he was tired of having it towed "because the engine kept stalling". Now when my car stalls I typically think of 1. coasting it into a lake, or 2... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    The Plate Flipper flips your license plate down 90 degrees with the push of a button on the dash, displaying whatever you choose to have underneath. The car model runs $100, and the one for motorcycles goes for $90. Not too shabby for adding some James Bond styling to your car ... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    From the "Why God, why?" department comes a tow hitch for your truck that you can attach a flat-screen TV to. The thing costs $200, and I can't help but feel that it's money ill-spent. Even if the television does survive the drive to your tailgate without getting hit by a rock ... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    I'm all about DIY projects, healthcare included. That's why I was excited to hear about the Eye Power. It's a device aimed at correcting "near-sighted/myopic vision problems". You hold it up to your eye 10 minutes at a time and it sends ultrasonic waves through your freaking... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    The Pock-it is a take off on the Post-it from designers Ayda Anlagan, Paul Blease, and Pu Tai. How it took three people to come up with the idea is a mystery to me. It's basically a Post-it that has sticky on the two adjacent sides, creating a little pocket to put things in. Th... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    Tom Dickson, who is most certainly a dick and douchebagger, blends a Guitar Hero guitar in the latest installment of "Will It Blend?". He claims he has 27 grandchildren, but I think we all know this guy has never procreated with anything but a blender. He destroys the guitar b... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    Hannes Broecker is a brilliant artist. How can I tell? Because of his 'Drink Away The Art' installation recently exhibited in Dresden, Germany. Broecker has aroused our sense of taste (not to mention eliminated the need of elbowing our way to the bar) by hanging flat, glas... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2007
    The Static Electricity Eliminator (SEE) is a little device from ThinkGeek that will remove the static charge you may be carrying. You touch the rubber end to anything that's grounded, and wait for the little face on the LCD screen to light up, indicating you're static free. The... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    Dear Santa, This is the Geekologie writer. I don’t want to waste any of your time, but I thought you might want to know what I want for Christmas. All I want is a VertiPod. I know what you’re thinking, the name is dumb as hell -- but I can look past that. It's a persona... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    Sure the QWERTY keyboard may have some issues that need to be addressed in the long run, but I have a hard time believing the OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard ($400) is going to be the peripheral of the future. Sure it's a far cry from the stupidity of this keyboard, but that doesn'... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    A 33-year old construction worker was found dead in Cheongwon, Korea, apparently done in by his cell phone. He was found beside his excavator in a stone quarry by his coworkers, and doctors announced him DOA. "His cell phone was found in his shirt pocket with its battery severe... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    The world's fastest zipline resides in Sun City, South Africa. They also claim it's the tallest and longest, but I think that's debatable. You ride the thing with a damn fin between your legs to keep you straight while reaching a top speed of 100 mph. Wow this thing is aweso... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    Many of you probably already know about the ridiculous Art Lebedev 'Optimus Maximus' keyboard that has been hyped for the past little while. If you don't then it's a keyboard in which the keys are little active OLED displays, capable of being changed to whatever you want. Wel... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    'Twendy-One' is the horrible name of a new robot coming out of Japan. His claim to fame is his gentle touch, thanks to the 241 pressure-sensors in each hand, which allow him to grip bread without breaking it. Wow, just what I've been waiting for -- a bread gripping robot. The b... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    Jason Torchinsky, a man who loves Atari but can't stand small controllers made a frickin' huge classic Atari controller. As you can see it's quite large. Unfortunately there were no shots of Olivia Munn playing with it. Which is unfortunate, because that would have made it a... / Continue →
  • November 28, 2007
    The Brando 'USB Cup Warmer with USB Hub and Clock' costs $24 and is jam-packed with features like, well, all those listed in the product's title. It also has a readout for the current temperature of the warming plate. All this and 4 USB 1.1 ports! Wait, 1.1? I was sold up until... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2007
    Two Japanese designers have created Bright Blinds, which are blinds to be hung on blank walls to give the appearance of a window underneath. Electroluminescent sheeting is responsible for the simulated daylight, and the amount of light emitted is controlled via the same methods... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2007
    The Cave, from designer Sakura Adachi combines a bookshelf and a comfortable place to sit and read. Aimed at taking you back to your childhood when you used to make forts with stools and blankets, the thing is supposed to be a calming place to relax and unwind. The unit has b... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2007
    Eizo's 24-inch Flexscan SX2461W-U is a monitor made specifically for people with colorblindness. Which is awesome, because I'm slightly colorblind. Nothing so bad as not being able to differentiate green and red, but I do have trouble with some hues, particularly online. The... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2007
    This Brigg umbrella features a Malacca cane two-piece handle with a fitted screw-in drinking flask. That's all well and good, but the damn thing costs around $880! Now correct me if I'm wrong, but if you have $880 to spend on a freaking umbrella, I'm pretty sure you're allowed ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2007
    Utah based Sarcos spent six years developing this exoskeleton bodysuit capable of giving an average person superhuman strength. I must admit it looks pretty bad-ass. The suit mimics everything you do, making it way easier to lift and move heavy objects. In the future the com... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    Ben Lewry, a guitar and computer lover, modded a laptop to fit inside an electric guitar. It's called the LCDetar. Which is not the best name, but far better than Guitard. The laptop inside features a trippy music visualization program that responds to whatever you're playin... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    Ever seen a computer case made out of cooling fans? Well here it is. Peter Edge made this case out of 66 individual case fans. The computer inside is "an Intel P4 3GHz Prescott CPU with MSI MS-6540 motherboard, 512MB DDR400 RAM, 40GB ATA HDD, and a 36xCDROM." Seems kind of ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    The XPV R.A.D. Robotic Air Defense toy ($65) is billed as an awesome flying robot toy. While the unit does fly, and the figure attached does light up and do some talking, I'm hard pressed to call him a robot. I expect more out of a robot than blinking eyes and missile sounds.... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    The beer pager is basically a coaster with attached koozie that you put your beer in. If for any reason you misplace your precious life-blood you just push the page button and your beer loudly belches, indicating its location. The thing costs $20, runs on AAA batteries, and i... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    A man has made a life-size LEGO figure entirely out of cardboard and hot glue, complete with removable and rotating body parts. All flat and rounded surface planes of the original LEGO man were measured to the 32nd of an inch and mathematically converted to recreate the LEGO ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    Some guy who let his collecting addiction get the best of him is finally selling it all. Included in the auction are over 1,160 modern Star Wars figures, a bunch of vintage ones, and some randoms from other movies. The starting bid is $25,450 and there’s a "Buy-It-Now" price ... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    The skull and crossbones pillow is a large cushion with a nice piratey theme. They run $31 and are a must have for any serious pirate. Like me. The person in the picture is clearly no pirate though. While undoubtedly ugly (since they're hiding their face) we know better than to... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    Architect Laurie Chetwood believes that kites will play a key roll in future "green" energy generation. Chetwood's brainchild, the Wind Dam, is scheduled to go up over Lake Lagoda (Russia) in the coming months. He is convinced the concept will be a hit, stating it's "highly eff... / Continue →