Geekologie I Watch Stuff The Superficial Hedonistica

Results for "remote"

  • July 12, 2012
    This is the $100 Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote. You touch different sections of it and wave it around to change the channel, adjust the volume, etc. etc. Plus you can point it at a roommate like a magic wand and be all, "Hocus pocus, be gone with you!" Using sim... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2010
    The Clicker is a universal remote with a bottle opener attached. I don't know how expensive they are but I do know much it would cost to duct tape a regular bottle opener to my existing remote, so free is kind of my price point right now. And free, as you may know, is what th... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2009
    A remote in the form factor of a gun, what will they think of next? If you answered a remote in the shape of a magic wand that controls via accelerometer, too late -- they've already thought of that! Sick of soaps? Does your partner's love of religious broadcasting leave you ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2009
    If you can manage to lose this remote you're doing something seriously wrong. Or drinking a lot, in which case you're actually doing something seriously right. What a dichotomy! Dad's Lost The Remote For The Last Time [thereifixedit] via Never lose your remote control agai... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2009
    This is a video of the government's latest flying cyborg beetles in action. That's right, ACTUAL LIVE beetles being remotely controlled via implanted electrodes. Just wait till the government gets its hands on you! "We demonstrated the remote control of insects in free fli... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2009
    This is a video of the infamous WoW freakout kid arguing with his grandmother, who's been sent over to watch him and his brother for the weekend. Now I really wanted to believe that these videos are real, but this one's the nail in the coffin for being fake. And not just beca... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2009
    Let's face it: pushing buttons on a remote to change the channel on your television is archaic and embarrassing. What we need are a bunch of magic wands to wave around like assholes! Well we're in luck! Enter the Kymera Magic Wand. It works like a standard universal learnin... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2009
    This conceptual gel remote from Panasonic lays limp when not in use, pulsating with a soft light. But when its sensors detect a hand coming, it stiffens, ready for action! Constructed of a soft, flesh-like gel, the remote appears cold when off. Once turned on, however, it see... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2009
    Want a 1:150 (~6-foot) R/C scale model of the Titanic? These monster water gobbling whores allegedly have over 300 handmade parts and take over 400 man-hours to complete. You can buy them too, provided you've got a cool $2,500 lying around. Which, if you do, WHAT'S THAT OVER... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2009
    Motorola unveiled what is believed to be the first carbon neutral (and sideways) cell phone at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show this week. The W233 Renew Phone is made predominately out of recycled plastic bottles and Motorola hopes it will help the company bust a circuit al... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    Denmark's Lantic Systems have just released a solid f'ing gold remote control that's "designed for operating home media and automation systems including video, audio, internet, CCTV, alarm, lights, curtains, air-conditioning and even navigation systems." It costs -- sit down -... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The Take Control Remotes are talking remotes that let the man/woman in your life know exactly what they need to be doing. The Control Your Man Remote features 18 different phrases like "Time to listen!", "What about my needs?", "What were you thinking?", and "Just tell me you ... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2007
    The Ceramic Remote Control, from designer Yuta Watanabe, is, you guessed it -- fragile! The idea is that since you can't just throw it down on the floor or table with gusto, that it will never get lost. You'll always set it down somewhere safe and easy to find. Interesting c... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    The Pet Finder from GadgetsUK consists of a remote control and a pet locating siren beacon you attach to your pet's collar. When they're asleep you jam on the button, letting loose an 85db beep that's sure to help your pet on its way to an early grave. The system costs $40, h... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    Mini Golfing Mario & Luigi are remote controlled desktop toys. You use the A and B buttons on a Famicom style remote to control their swings. Each comes with two balls and a practice hole. They run $25 apiece. I want one, despite the fact that they can only putt. They need... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2007
    The Pultius remote was designed by Art Lebedev Studios with the idea of having a button for every channel on television. It's 20-inches long and has 102 small channel buttons, in a rainbow of colors. I'm from the old school, where more buttons means you're more of a man, so I... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2007
    So those crazy folks at Skymall are selling an invention that might actually be useful, unlike, well, most of their stuff, including this thing. It's a keyring that can locate your remote, and a remote that can find your keyring. Whee! They're made by GE and cost $45 a set, ... / Continue →