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January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008 Archives

  • January 11, 2008
    First there was the Spartan Master Chief costume on eBay, then there was the female Master Chief figurine, and now somebody went and made a Master Chief Transformer and has put it up on the auction block. You are looking at a very special auction for a 6" tall Transformers Cus... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    Well we've seen watches and shirts that have WiFi detection capabilities, and now there's a more practical one -- a laptop bag. Made in a variety of styles (bookbag, messenger bag, luggage-style roll around), each bag has a little LCD readout on top that indicates when a WiFi ... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    The RoomWizard is a $2,000+ piece of crap. It sits outside a conference room and lets you know if the room is in use. You can use the touchscreen to reserve the room, view the upcoming schedule, or try to break it by punching the thing while wearing a heavy ring. Red and gre... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    Kwangho Lee is an artist who decided to make a couch out of Styrofoam. As you can see it looks, uh, like a couch ripped out of a huge block of Styrofoam. He made it by molding large sheets of the stuff together, allegedly from a recycled source. I’m moved, and I really think ... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    The ATAX Survival Tool was designed by survivalist Ron Wood and has a lot of features that may come in handy if you find yourself the last human on earth (or drunk and lost in the woods). You can either use it as a knife or lash it to a stick and use it like an axe. The high... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    I thought Iomega went under after my 100MB Zip drive broke and I called them to complain for a few hours about the much needed documents (read: porno) that I now didn't have access to. Well it turns out I was wrong, the company still exists. They were flashing around their new ... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    Martin Markeli is an artist that builds a lot of customized slotcar tracks. Some of his tracks are pretty intricate, which explains their up to €10,000 (~$14,800) pricetag. I know I want one, but I'll probably just work on building my own for way, way cheaper. Mine is going t... / Continue →
  • January 11, 2008
    The Octopus is a product design from AtelierBLINK, a two-woman creative team out of France. The chair is made out of recycled jeans that can be buttoned together in a number of different forms, to ensure that your living room will look as ridiculous as you want it to. It's fill... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    It's official folks, here comes the world's cheapest car - The Tata Nano. The car was unveiled today at India's largest automotive show and has received much attention. The car is powered by a 2-cylinder, 33 horsepower motor, and has a top speed right around 60 MPH. It has f... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    This is a video of a hybrid Mario game with some 2D Halo enemies thrown in. During the video there's a bunch of text mentioning the improvements it'll undergo to make it better. I don't really know what to think of the whole thing. However I do know that the sounds the enemi... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    Todd Levin is a man, a man who has written an article about every gaming console he's ever owned. It's a very intimate account. The joystick’s distinct shape provided me with hours of sophisticated entertainment, especially as I blindly turned the corner of sexual awareness... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    Taser, a company that focuses its efforts on developing products that shock people, is releasing a new line of tasers and had them on display at the CES. The Taser C2 features an MP3 player holster that stores 1GB of music, so you can get your groove on while you watch a would-... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    Carolina Patchworks, who was also responsible for the Galaga quilt featured a month ago, went and outdid themselves with a sweet Zelda quilt. It's weird just yesterday I was wanting a pair of Zelda shoes, and now I'm wanting a Zelda quilt. As you can see Link is about to get ... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    Photon Light Boards are skateboards with incorporated lighting designs so you can pimp it large while you're skating. They come in all sorts of different designs and range in price from $110 - $120 for the board only. You can get a complete setup with trucks and wheels for $2... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    This video came out awhile ago, but I'd never seen it before, so maybe you haven't either. It's a tractor made by the now-defuct John Deere subsidiary Plustech in Finland. I find it shocking that the company went under after making such badass alien walking machines. Who nee... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2008
    The FOZI tripod is a little piece of plastic you can keep in your wallet. When you need to take good naked pictures of yourself to send to internet love interests you fold it, insert tab A into tab receptacle B, and presto -- a tripod. It can hold cameras, phones and portable m... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    If you're anything like me you're drunk at 11 am and watching The Price Is Right like any normal person in their right mind. And if you are even more like me you get annoyed by all those damn Powerchair and Hover Round commercials with the geriatrics speeding around like bats ... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    We saw Johnny Chung Lee make a huge multi-touch screen in his last installment, and now he's back at his Wii antics, this time making a sick virtual reality 3D headtracking system. It is freaking awesome. Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    Japanese artist Enoki Chu made this fine looking piece of art entirely out of polished metal junk, including drill bits, machine parts, and others. The whole piece looks like a futuristic cityscape and has a diameter of 15 feet and stands 11 feet tall. So it's a pretty good si... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    The Delta 7 Sports Arantix Mountain Bike features an IsoTruss carbon fiber frame. What the hell is that you ask? Well it's a frame made of hand-woven carbon fiber strands that are then wrapped in Kevlar and baked. Each one has over 1,672 feet of carbon fiber and takes over 3... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    Well Dell was showing off their latest and greatest at the CES, including some systems running Crysis, and lo and behold an XPS system goes down in a blaze of Blue Screen Of Death. The funny thing is nobody seemed to do anything about it. It definitely sat there long enough for... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    We've seen refrigerators that cater to beer lovers, and even computer mods, but how about a plain and simple mini draft system to set up next to the computer desk? Introducing the Beertender, a little draft designed to work with the Heineken DraftKegs that came out recently. ... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    Need the perfect footwear to go with your Pac-Man Hoodie? How about these spiffy little numbers? While details are iffy at best, allegedly a boutique in São Paulo may or may not be selling them. The name of the store is thekalaka and it looks like a punk store of sorts. An... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2008
    I'm just kidding, the Powerblock is kind of growing on me. As you can see it's a powerstrip that's hidden inside a, um, I'm just going to call it a geometric figure. When implemented, you no longer have to see your damn cords sprawled out all over the place. Lets face it -- nob... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    Panasonic unveiled the new reigning king of plasma televisions at CES '08, the 150-incher. As you call tell from the picture of it next to last year's wimpy 103-inch, the thing is freaking huge. Oh yeah, I guess the lady is there for reference too. Anyways, the thing rocks 2... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    Well folks, it's official: playing the air guitar is real and can now make actual music. Featured at CES 2008, the Jada Air Guitar Rocker is a special little amp and belt buckle that make it all happen. The buckle detects your strumming via a special pick and plays the next c... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    The 'Yubi Lax germa' is a finger massager from Japan. It runs Â¥945 (~$8.60), but I couldn't find anyone shipping to the US, so someone please purchase one and send it to me. My fingers really need it. All this typing really takes its toll on my precious digits. This state ... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    We posted the Lasonic iPod Boombox back in August, but at that time the thing just seemed conceptual. Then comes CES 2008, and presto, the Lasonic i931 iPod Ghetto Blaster in the flesh! Damn yeah I'm excited. It's MSRP is set at a paltry $169 and the company is currently loo... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    Aaron Skillman, who is both skilled and a man, made a custom turntable Guitar Hero controller. You scratch the record to strum, and hit the buttons with your other hand. Based on the video it looks pretty good. Almost as good as the Guitar Hero controller mod I made for my girl... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    The SEGA Mega Drive (Genesis) Portable is a little handheld system that plays some of your favorite Genesis games from yesteryear. It costs $40 and comes preloaded with 20 games including Kid Chameleon, Sonic and Knuckles, Alex Kidd, Ecco the Dolphin, Altered Beast, and Golden ... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    Well it looks like I'll be living vicariously though others' posts of the CES due to my wife being a cheapskate and pissing our money away on stupid stuff like "the mortgage" and "food" instead of buying me a plane ticket like a responsible woman would. Up next from the show: t... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2008
    Displayed at CES 2008, the C2 Climate Control from Herman Miller is a little personal climate controller. It keeps the 18" of air between you and the device just the temperature you like. It runs on less than 1.5 amps and even has some filtering capabilities in case anyone arou... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    Well I should be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas right now checking out the latest in gadgets, gambling my life savings away (~$16), and totally getting with hookers. But am I? No. Because my wife wouldn't buy me a damn ticket for Christmas. I hate her so much rig... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    I posted Chris Lange's Nintendo collages a couple weeks ago, and mentioned the staggering $250 pricetag. Well due to the incredible demand (thanks to my article no doubt), Chris has decided to sell 8.5" x 11" digital prints of the pieces for $20 each. So they're a lot more af... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    Tom Ward is an electronic product designer (his business card says so) who has made a business card that autodials his phone number. You slap the corner of the card (which contains a small speaker) against the mouthpiece of your phone and the card emits "a series of DTMF audio... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    Well Bill Gates made the CES keynote again, and this one included a little movie of what his last day at Microsoft might be like in July. It's a tad long, at 8:27, but it's worth watching if you have the time (or you can just skip around). It features every celebrity ever maki... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    Two LEGO posts in a row, hot dog! Now I'm pretty sure melting LEGO blocks into a massive gaudy mess of a lampshade is sacrilegious, so I'm posting this with the hope that someone out there will beat up the person responsible for this atrocity. Why not just make a LEGO lamp? Th... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    Brickshelfer MicahBerger made some pretty good looking Beowulf dioramas featuring gratuitous blood and violence, which, as we all know, is mandatory for a good LEGO diorama. They're appropriately titled "Then came Grendal...He bore God's wrath". And based on the look of these... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    Someone went and made a portable Dreamcast, named the DCp which stands for Dreamcast Portable, which is very c, which stands for clever. It features "a vacuum formed case, LCD screen, and stereo speakers. Best of all, it runs off of just two 7.2V 3Ah R/C car batteries for maxi... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2008
    The i-SOBOT from Tomy is a handsome little programmable robot that costs $200. He stands 6.5" tall and has 200 pre-programmed moves that you can string together to make him dance, shoot a bow, etc. He can even talk (a little) thanks to his 200 word and phrase databank. They sho... / Continue →