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Archive for June 2007

Action M25: World’s Smallest Full HD Projector

Action M25: World’s Smallest Full HD Projector
Norwegian projector makers projectiondesign today announced their new Action! M25 DLP projector which claims the current title for the smallest full HD projector on the market. Measuring just 3.7″ (h) x 9.2″ (d) x 10.8″ (w), the projector features full 1080p resolution.

Philips Livingcolors LED Lights: Prices and Dates Revealed

Philips Livingcolors LED Lights: Prices and Dates Revealed
A while back Philips showed off these gorgeous color-changing LED lighting fixtures as part of a media event. However, up until now, there was no information on how and when we mere mortals could get our hands on these cool device (unless we lived in the Netherlands.)

Boynq Blox Speakers Make Sound Square

Boynq Blox Speakers Make Sound Square
Speakers are often be the most boring, utilitarian looking devices on your desktop. On occasion, however, a set of speakers will come along that looks as good (or maybe even better) than they sound. Case in point, these Boynq Blox speakers.

The Wii Power Glove

The Wii Power Glove
An enterprising hacker over in Japan has put together this mashup between the old school Nintendo Power Glove and a modern day Wii-mote controller. While the on-screen motion sensing is pretty much standard functionality, the modder did add some finger activated switches to replace the A and B buttons.

B-Speech Twiddle Speaker: Weird Name, Weirder Design

B-Speech Twiddle Speaker: Weird Name, Weirder Design
This strange looking speaker features two tubular audio pods which can be adjusted into a variety of positions, letting you aim the sound where you want it. The makers of the B-Speech Twiddle claim their unique tubular shafts ensure optimum sound delivery wherever you aim the speakers.

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands
You won’t have any trouble finding the buttons on this massive replica of Nintendo’s famous NES controller. Game fan Philip Torrone and his team of builders put together this 5-foot wide joypad for the recently completed 2007 Maker Faire.

World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen

World’s Largest Multi-Touch Screen
HP wowed crowds with this amazing, massive multi-touch display wall at this past week’s Wall Street Journal D5 Conference. The 16 x 8-foot interactive display allowed multiple visitors to simultaneously control audio, video, photos and other multimedia content using their hands to navigate.

Never Put Your Money in This Bank

Never Put Your Money in This Bank
I’m always wondering about those suspicious looking automatic teller machines you see in every little bodega and convenience store these days. You know… Will my ATM card get eaten? Will they steal my PIN number? Will it wipe all the money out of my bank account?

Marka27 Mini God Speakers Look Amazing

Marka27 Mini God Speakers Look Amazing
These totally outrageous, limited edition speakers are the product of artist/designer Marka27’s imagination. These dramatic Mini God Brazil speakers make a bold statement wherever you need a little sound. Looking like a mash-up between an ancient Mayan civilization and futuristic pop design sensibilities, these vinyl figures stand 16-inches tall and have a functional speaker built into their bellies.

LED Car Flashlight Shines Brightly, Only Where You Need It

LED Car Flashlight Shines Brightly, Only Where You Need It
This portable LED flashlight is the perfect source of illumination for reading maps or other documents in you car without disturbing the driver. The compact Auto LED provides a bright, sharp-edged beam, keeping light focused only on its intended target.

Iriver Mplayer Gets Mouse Ears From Disney

Iriver Mplayer Gets Mouse Ears From Disney
Thanks to a branding deal between Disney and iRiver, digital audio players are about to get a whole lot goofier looking. The kid-friendly Disney Mplayer features a bubbly personality inspired by Mickey Mouse’s famous ears. Playback and volume controls are cleverly integrated into the ear designs.

Aquarain Turns Your Bath Into a Light and Fountain Show

Aquarain Turns Your Bath Into a Light and Fountain Show
This gadget takes your ordinary bathtub and brings it to life in a cascade of moving water and bright colors. The AquaRain is a battery-powered device that floats along the surface of your bathwater and sprays a geyser of constantly recirculating water into the air in a couple of different patterns.

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch

Piggy Bank Eats Coins for Lunch
Actually, there are no pigs involved in this bank. Rather, just another case of a bizarre gadget from the streets of Japan. With its oddly misshapen wedge of of a head, Banpresto’s Face Bank is a rather disturbing looking device.

The Original Nintendo Sony Playstation?

The Original Nintendo Sony Playstation?
The dedicated gaming fanatics over at Game Rave claim to have gotten their hands on what could be a rare piece of video game history. This chunky device is purported to be a prototype for the original Sony PlayStation.

High Def Hqv Benchmark Disc Finally Available

High Def Hqv Benchmark Disc Finally Available
One of my biggest frustrations with high definition television has been the lack of decent test materials for verifying image quality. Up until now, pretty much all of the test and benchmarking discs out there came in lowly 480i resolution, designed for playback on standard DVD players.

Wooden Computer Peripherals

Wooden Computer Peripherals
Japanese electronics company Marubeni Infotec recently showed off a line of peripherals which are made out of wood. Made by design firm Hacoa, the designs include keyboards, USB flash memory drives, a memory card reader and a USB hub, all made from some delightful natural materials.

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