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Tag: Optical

Tobii Shows Off IS-2 Eye Tracker Module: Are Eyeball-Controlled Games the Next Big Thing?

Tobii Shows Off IS-2 Eye Tracker Module: Are Eyeball-Controlled Games the Next Big Thing?
For over 20 years, gamers have been using a mouse to control their video games. Over the last couple of years, motion controls such as the Kinect, Move and Wii-mote have become common on game console,…

Isostick USB Drive Emulates Optical Drives: 2 Drives 1 Stick

Isostick USB Drive Emulates Optical Drives: 2 Drives 1 Stick
Ring another death knell for the optical drive. While still popular, the optical drive’s days began to be numbered when netbooks came out. Apple is slowly but surely leaving them out of their new computers. Now…
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TurboHarp ELX: The Harmonica Goes Electric

TurboHarp ELX: The Harmonica Goes Electric
I’m always coming across all sorts of interesting inventions over on Kickstarter, and this one is definitely one of the more unusual ones I’ve seen lately. The TurboHarp ELX is what its inventor calls “the world’s…

Asus BW-12D12-U External Blu-ray Drive is a Diamond in the Rough

Asus BW-12D12-U External Blu-ray Drive is a Diamond in the Rough
It’s common today for ultraportable notebooks and netbooks to come without an optical drive of any kind. The notebooks and desktops that do come with optical drives often lack the latest features like support for 3D…

Fuji ForgeGuard Labels Hide Images the Naked Eye Can’t See

Fuji ForgeGuard Labels Hide Images the Naked Eye Can’t See
Counterfeit products are a huge problem for manufacturers these days. There have been numerous attempts to reduce counterfeits by attaching small one or two color holograms to goods and credit cards, but they’ve been fairly easy…

Rotobotmouse: One Unusual Mouse

Rotobotmouse: One Unusual Mouse
I think that’s actually an understatement. The Rotobotmouse is one of the stranger computer mice that I’ve seen in my travels – and I’ve seen lots of mouses. Created by artist Aaron Ristau, the Rotobotmouse definitely…

Hypnoseye Turns Your iPhone Into a Projector

Hypnoseye Turns Your iPhone Into a Projector
The HypnosEye lets you project images from the screen of your iPhone, iPod Touch or other mobile device onto a screen. Nope, it doesn’t take the video signal and project it using a separate light source…

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style

Smartfish Trumotion Wireless Mouse Fights Wrist Strain Bobblehead Style
Newly formed company Smartfish Technologies teamed up with the New York-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to come up with a wireless mouse designed to prevent and alleviate wrist strain. The result? A bobblehead mouse. Well,…

Obsolote Floppy Disk Becomes Equally Obsolete CD-R Disc

Obsolote Floppy Disk Becomes Equally Obsolete CD-R Disc
Feeling retro? If you’ve got a hankering to cram an old 3.5″ floppy disk into your computer, but it has no floppy drive, now you can live out your floppy fantasies by stuffing one into your…

Lomo Split Camera Will have You Seeing Double

Lomo Split Camera Will have You Seeing Double
Looking for a new way to unleash your creative freedom? Check out this wacky camera which lets you combine multiple images onto a single frame of film. The Lomo Split-Cam uses special adjustable light blockers which…

Rubber Ducky Mouse for Your Inner Bert or Ernie

Rubber Ducky Mouse for Your Inner Bert or Ernie
The rubber ducky mouse is a mouse that has a little duck floating in some blue liquid at the bottom, to make your computing experience a tad more whimsical. Rubber duckies always, always, always make me…

Deluo Mouse Combines Pointing, Gps in Same Package

Deluo Mouse Combines Pointing, Gps in Same Package
Here’s one from the “why didn’t I think of that” file. The bright minds at computer accessory-maker Deluo have created a mouse that doubles as a GPS receiver for your portable computer. The Deluo MouseGPS embeds…

Mouse + Calculator = Mouse-U-Lator?

Mouse + Calculator = Mouse-U-Lator?
Here’s a combo gadget that seems like a pretty good idea on paper, but I don’t know how practical it really is. This USB device from Lexibook mixes an optical mouse, a calculator and a numeric…

Xbox 360 Fan Adds More Outputs Than You’ll Ever Need

Xbox 360 Fan Adds More Outputs Than You’ll Ever Need
This new fan attachment for the back of the Xbox 360 gives you much more than just supplemental cooling. It actually adds a variety of direct-access connectors to the back of the console, eliminating the need…

Sony Vn-Cx1a: Mouse Skype Phone Combo

Sony Vn-Cx1a: Mouse Skype Phone Combo
Sony Japan recently released a new USB mouse with a unique twist. Simply pick up the mouse from your desktop, and it flips open to become a Skype telephone handset. The Sony VN-CX1A telephone mouse is…
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