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Archive for April 2007

Takaratomy Helibot Toy Helps Man Fly

Takaratomy Helibot Toy Helps Man Fly
This new toy from TakaraTomy Japan features a little humanoid who can fly. The little guy wears a backpack with a helicopter-like set of rotors to propel him into the skies. Special balancing rods keep the whole contraption from flipping over wildly through the air (although that sounds kinda cool.)…

Pico-Itx Mobos: Computers to Get Even Smaller

Pico-Itx Mobos: Computers to Get Even Smaller
Just when you thought desktop PCs couldn’t get any smaller, VIA comes along and introduces an insanely tiny new x86 motherboard platform. VIA’s ultra-mini Pico-ITX mainboards measure in at just under 3″ x 4″ – about 75% smaller than the Mini-ITX format. Initial models feature a unified VX700 chip which…
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Super Edible Mario

Super Edible Mario
Some enterprising baker has whipped up this bit of kitchen goodness: a Super Mario inspired pixel cookie… Do you suppose it tastes more like mushrooms or coins? [via The Tanooki via Smidigt]…

Pocket Thermometer Answers: How Hot is That Thing?

Pocket Thermometer Answers: How Hot is That Thing?
If you’ve ever wanted to know how hot your Xbox 360 CPU was running (or if your beer is too warm to drink,) this nifty gadget will let you know. The $24.95 MicroTemp MT100 Keychain Thermometer from Spark Industries uses an infrared sensor to tell you the temperature of any…

Creative X-Fi I600: One Serious iPod Dock

Creative X-Fi I600: One Serious iPod Dock
Creative has released their latest iPod docking stereo, and this one looks really substantial. The X-Fi Sound System i600 is a complete 2.1 stereo system, with dual 2-way satellite speakers and a powered subwoofer. The speakers are each amplified at 35 Watts per channel, while the subwoofer offers 130 Watts…

Computer Button Thumbtacks by Art Lebedev

Computer Button Thumbtacks by Art Lebedev
For those of you who confuse the real world with the computer world, these push pins are perfect for you. These Orbiculus thumbtacks from Art Lebedev Studios bring computer command buttons into the 3-dimensional world. Each set comes with a variety of ten thumbtacks, featuring common computer dialog buttons, such…

No Cats were Harmed in the Making of This Pencil Sharpener

No Cats were Harmed in the Making of This Pencil Sharpener
Here’s a nice conversation piece for your desk… The appropriately named Cat’s Arse Sharpener ensures that your pencil gets a nice sharp point in the most disturbing manner possible. Insert your dull pencil into the cat’s “third eye,” and it lets out a meow and sharpens your pencil. There’s nothing…

Zoozen Ovo: Xbox 360 Gets a Makeover

Zoozen Ovo: Xbox 360 Gets a Makeover
The wizards on the R&D team for Zoozen have created this totally redesigned console body for the Xbox 360. Rather than simply a replacement case, the Ovo 360 completely changes the Xbox 360 into a bubbly, blue lit console. While I can’t decide if I like the curved lid of…

Real Fake Watches Can’t Tell Time

Real Fake Watches Can’t Tell Time
German designer Linda Kostowski designed these wacky wearable artworks that look like watches, but they’re really totally phony. Cut from leather, laser-embellished, then hand-assembled to look like wristwatches, realfakewatches will set you up with a timepiece that says, “who cares what time it is?” Each one displays a randomly selected…

Klipsch Igroove Sxt iPod Speaker System

Klipsch Igroove Sxt iPod Speaker System
Audio equipment maker Klipsch today revealed their new iPod speaker dock system, the iGroove SXT. The compact bookshelf system features Klipsch’s exclusive horn driver technology for high and mid-frequencies, and then a pair of 2.5-inch ported subwoofers for solid bass reproduction. The dock can handle any iPod with a 30-pin…

PS3 Eye Toy on Its Way

PS3 Eye Toy on Its Way
Soon, the PlayStation 3 will get its own version of the popular Eye Toy gadget. The new camera won’t win any beauty pageants, thanks to its odd oversized microphone and bulbous head. The giant microphone apparently does have a purpose, however, with multiple elements to help filter out unwanted background…

Lexon Tykho Bulb Lamps Make Light Squishy

Lexon Tykho Bulb Lamps Make Light Squishy
These unique lighting fixtures from LEXON feature a soft silicon rubber exterior that conceals a cool fluorescent tube light source. The Tykho Bulb lamp can run on either battery power (4 x AA) or an AC adapter, and come in several bright colors. The lamps cost about $60 USD each.…

Dandelight: Light Up LED Dandelions

Dandelight: Light Up LED Dandelions
Dutch artist Lonneke Gordijn of Drift has created these beautiful little lights which create an amazing synergy between technology and nature. The Dandelight combines a 9-volt battery, an LED, phoshphorusbronze and a real dandelion head to create a fragile, but stunning light source. [via dezeen via Core77]…

Radio-Controlled Mario Kart Racer

Radio-Controlled Mario Kart Racer
Everyone’s favorite little plumber, Mario has arrived in the real world with a brand new gadget. This time he’s on wheels, and ready to roll. The $50 Giant R/C Mario Kart Racer is a 12″ long radio-controlled vehicle inspired by the Nintendo game of the same name. It comes with…

My Theory on the 80gb Playstation 3

My Theory on the 80gb Playstation 3
There’s been a bit of buzz lately that Sony is working on new PS3’s with larger hard drives. Heck, a photo even surfaced on Kotaku today of a box from one of the supposed new 80GB models. There is compelling evidence that Sony was testing a new 80GB model with…

Tokyoflash Shinshoku: Another Confusing LED Watch

Tokyoflash Shinshoku: Another Confusing LED Watch
TokyoFlash today rolled out their latest in their series of cryptic LED watches. The stainless steel Shinshoku watch animates the current time using a series of LEDs arranged in a honeycomb-like grid. As is usually the case with TokyoFlash watches, you might need to read the instructions before you can…
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