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Archive for May 2007

Dlo Homedock Music Remote: Total iPod Control From Afar

Dlo Homedock Music Remote: Total iPod Control From Afar
iPod accessory maker DLO has released their latest and greatest iPod dock, the Homedock Music Remote. The system lets you dock your iPod near your audio gear, then access all of the controls, playlists and current track information remotely.

Halo 3 Release Date Confirmed

Halo 3 Release Date Confirmed
Microsoft has now confirmed that the anxiously awaited Xbox 360 FPS will make its North American debut on September 25th, 2007. European players should get the game just 24 hours later on September 26th. In addition, the Halo 3 public beta is less than a day away, and Bungie has already released this guide to whet your appetite.

Instant Noodle Perfecting Timer

Instant Noodle Perfecting Timer
There you have it, winner of the best product name of the day. Made especially for the instant ramen aficionado, this gadget is indeed called the Instant Noodle Perfecting Timer. This gadget is designed with one simple, yet important purpose in mind – to produce the perfect Cup O’ Noodles.

Tv2art Lightascope Converts Flat Panels Into Live Art

Tv2art Lightascope Converts Flat Panels Into Live Art
For those times when there’s nothing worth watching on any of the 500+ channels on TV, here’s a way you can put that $5000 flat panel to good use. TV2ART’s Lightascope attaches to the front of your flat panel television and transforms moving images into a work of abstract modern art.

Wii Case Goes Full Color

Wii Case Goes Full Color
If you’re the adventurous type and think the stock case design for the Nintendo Wii is a bit bland, look no further. Check out the new I-Case Chameleon from Team Xtender. The clear replacement shell features a cool glow in multiple LED colors.

Wacom Bamboo Touch Tablet Revealed

Wacom Bamboo Touch Tablet Revealed
Graphics tablet maker Wacom has announced their latest touch tablet, designed for the consumer and small business market. The Wacom Bamboo will retail for under $150 when it’s released later this Spring, and features a wide variety of features for both creative and functional uses.

This Atari Joystick is on Fire

This Atari Joystick is on Fire
This fun and funky candleholder by Mixko is inspired by a timeless classic, the Atari 2600 joystick. Designers Alex Garnett and Nahoko Koyama are expected to show these at the upcoming ICFF contemporary furnishings show in New York later this week.

Boynq Toastit Will Not Burn Your Memory Cards

Boynq Toastit Will Not Burn Your Memory Cards
Normally, I couldn’t think of a less interesting computer accessory than a memory card reader. Leave it to the design wizards at Boynq to change my mind on that. Their $30 Toastit is a 27-in-1 memory card reader that bears a striking resemblance to a retro-modern toaster.

Spamtrap: Shreds Spam Into a Fine Pulp

Spamtrap: Shreds Spam Into a Fine Pulp
I don’t know what it is that fascinates me so much about shredding devices lately; maybe it’s just my latent destructive tendencies. That said, this art installation by artist Bill Shackelford just seemed too good to not mention.

Texas Scouts’ World Record Rocket Launch

Texas Scouts’ World Record Rocket Launch
This weekend, a group of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Austin, Texas set out to break the Guinness World Record for the number of simultaneously launched model rockets. They successfully deployed 965 model rockets at the same instant, smashing the previous record of just under 400 rockets.

Forget Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo is a Monopoly

Forget Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo is a Monopoly
All of your favorite classic Nintendo characters have now been memorialized in the  Monopoly: Nintendo Collector’s Edition board game from Parker Brothers. The game features special pewter Nintendo tokens including Mario’s cap, Link’s iron boots, Donkey Kong’s barrel, a Hylian shield, a Koopa shell and an NES controller.

LG Philips Show Off a Flexible Color Screen

LG Philips Show Off a Flexible Color Screen
This week, LG.Philips LCD showed off a breakthrough in flexible displays when they announced the successful creation of an A4 (14.1-inch) color E-paper display. The display is the largest full color (4096 colors) flexible display to date, and is visible from a full 180-degree viewing angle.

Wii Crystal Cooler Stand: Today’s Blue Light Special

Wii Crystal Cooler Stand: Today’s Blue Light Special
Most gamers in the know will tell you that the Nintendo Wii doesn’t really require any supplemental cooling. But this cooling stand not only reduces the temperature of your Wii, it makes it LOOK cooler. Imported by Hong Kong’s Brando, the Wii Crystal Cooler is a special stand that not only adds a high velocity fan to the underside of your console, it adds extra-bright blue LED illumination around the base of the system, giving it an otherworldly glow.

Becker Mexico Car Stereo: a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Becker Mexico Car Stereo: a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Don’t let the decidedly old school design of this car radio fool you. Beneath its surface, the Becker Mexico 7948 radio is loaded with modern technology. While it might look like a radio from the 60’s or 70’s, the Becker Mexico has a plethora of tricks up its sleeve.

Shiro Mp3 Player Inspired by Soccer Ball

Shiro Mp3 Player Inspired by Soccer Ball
Here’s an MP3 player that doesn’t look like any other I’ve seen. Designed originally for the World Cup tournament, the Shiro AS MP3 Player looks a whole lot like a miniature soccer ball. Sure, the Shiro won’t win any prizes for storage capacity, maxing out at 1GB of memory, but it certainly gets my endorsement for its cool design.

Tetris Gets an LED Makeover

Tetris Gets an LED Makeover
A team of tech wizards working with Spark Fun Electronics has built together this awesome wall-sized Tetris game that’s uses colored LEDs to animate the game. The game features a unique interface that controls the movement and rotation of the game pieces by pressing on square backlit LED buttons.

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