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Archive for February 2007

Electrolux Nfridge: the Refrigerator Deconstructed

Electrolux Nfridge: the Refrigerator Deconstructed
A team of industrial designers have come up with a truly unique concept in home appliances for the Electrolux Design Lab competition, the modular refrigerator. The NFridge reimagines the design of typical refrigerators by splitting the fridge into small, stackable compartments.

Mario Brothers Mice: Function Follows Form

Mario Brothers Mice: Function Follows Form
Here’s another fun product for all you Nintendo fanboys and girls. These Dot Design 2 Super Mario Brothers computer mice from Banpresto features popular bitmap characters from the popular game series. The mice come in two designs, one featuring Mario, and the other featuring a familiar Star shape.
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Sound Stage X1: Complete Home Theater in a Tv Stand

Sound Stage X1: Complete Home Theater in a Tv Stand
If you’re just too darned lazy to set up a complete home theater system, this piece of furniture might be just what the doctor ordered. The Evesham Sound Stage X1 is not only designed to hold your widescreen flat panel television, but it’s a complete 5.1

Dangerbomb: Wake Up or Else

Dangerbomb: Wake Up or Else
Bring out your inner Jack Bauer with this alarm clock import from Japan. Once the DangerBomb’s alarm goes off, you’ll need to quickly disconnect one of three color-coded wires to prevent the DangerBomb from “exploding.” To keep you on your toes, the alarm will pick a random color coded wire that must be detached within a pre-set amount of time.

Samsung Sgh-F520: Yet Another iPhone Killer?

Samsung Sgh-F520: Yet Another iPhone Killer?
A couple of week’s back I told you about the upcoming Samsung F700 mobile phone, which looks poised to give the Apple iPhone a pretty good run for its money. Well hot on the heals of that phone, Samsung has revealed another sweet looking touchscreen / keyboard hybrid phone, the SGH-F520. The F520 is similar in many ways to the F700, with a slick, Flash-based user interface, touchscreen, media player and true 3G connectivity.

Rare Sega Saturn Sgx Arcade Box on Ebay

Rare Sega Saturn Sgx Arcade Box on Ebay
This little known SEGA Saturn SGX system is for sale on eBay. The Saturn SGX was designed to run SEGA Saturn games in video arcades. Made back in the late 90’s by a company called SunSeibu, The SGX is basically a modified SEGA Saturn mounted in a heavy-duty metal enclosure with a coin-op mechanism.

God of War 2 to Run in High Def on PS3?

God of War 2 to Run in High Def on PS3?
[UPDATE 2/13/07: IGN has since updated their original review, now stating that SCEA has confirmed that the title will only run in 480p. Bummer.] I was already psyched for the impending release of God of War II for the Sony PlayStation 2, but now there’s even more reason to rejoice.

Blackberry 8800 Adds Gps and More

Blackberry 8800 Adds Gps and More
Research in Motion today announced their latest smartphone model, the BlackBerry 8800. The new model adds numerous features including GPS tracking, expandable memory, and a long-lasting battery. The 8800 is a full quad-band GSM/EDGE phone, and lifts many of the features found in the popular BlackBerry Pearl model, such as its well-received trackball navigation.

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television
Designed primarily for commercial installations such as in shopping malls and at special events, these LED-based televisions can display 360-degree panoramic video. Dynascan’s systems display video all the way across the surface of a cylindrical fixture, using thousands or super-bright LEDs to produce an image.

Sony PS3 Background Downloads Coming in March

Sony PS3 Background Downloads Coming in March
While the Sony PlayStation 3 certainly hasn’t yet lived up to original expectations, there are still several million of us who did buy the console, and would like it to become part of our regular gaming regimen.

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls
If you prefer that your cell phone remain totally silent when you get a call at your desk, this little gadget might come in handy. The Signal Cell Phone Adviser detects the radio waves around your cell phone and automatically lights up to let you know you have an incoming call or message.

The World’s Most Dangerous CD Player

The World’s Most Dangerous CD Player
This minimal CD player design looks really beautiful on the surface, with a case made from solid walnut and matching speakers to go with it. The design actually exposes half of the CD during playback, which seems highly impractical and downright dangerous. While it certainly looks cool to have the CD stick out of the player, I wouldn’t want to accidentally bump into a disc rotating at 500+ revolutions per minute.

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno
I’ve been wondering why the old Rubik’s Cube has been making appearances all over the place lately, with a significant amount of screen time dedicated to it in Will Smith’s craptacular The Pursuit of Happyness. Now we know it was all product placement geared towards the upcoming release of the new Rubik’s Revolution, a modern update to the classic brainteaser.

Xgs Micro Edition: Build Your Own Retro Games

Xgs Micro Edition: Build Your Own Retro Games
If you’re into video games and technically inclined, you might want to check out this kit that helps you learn how to build your own video games. The $199.95 XGameStation Micro Edition isn’t particularly “next-gen,” but it lets you build your own games similar to those found on the old Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64 computers.

Make Your Laptop Smell Fresh as a Flower

Make Your Laptop Smell Fresh as a Flower
If your laptop does nothing but stink up the place, you might want to pick up one of these fragranced USB sticks for your computer. Joining the ranks of other frivolous fragrance generators such as the one that makes your music smell and scented cell phones is this aromatic USB gadget.

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
A French-Canadian artist is working on a plan to launch a gigantic banana-shaped blimp into orbit above the state of Texas. The project proposes a 300-meter, helium filled banana floated skywards, to hover over the Lone Star state.
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