Here’s a unique digital media player from Japan’s Victor/JVC. It’s a completely self-contained waterproof audio system that can float in your tub.
When Victor’s XA-AQ33-W media player isn’t swimming around the bathtub with you, it can head to dry dock in a stand that sits on your bedside table.
Sure, there are plenty of companies making arcade cabinets these days, but I’ve never seen one quite like this. The cabinet is translucent and gives you a light show while you get your game on.
In what’s probably the least subtle cabinet design ever made, Official Game Haven’s CrystalCade arcade system is loaded up with tons of brightly- colored LEDs which cycle through various programmable patterns.
Big news tonight for Xbox 360 fans… A demo of the anxiously anticipated FPS, Bioshock has hit the Xbox Live Marketplace tonight.
The demo weighs in at a hefty 1.3 gig, so you’ll probably end up leaving your console on overnight (like me) to grab the full download.
Now you can have your own tiny arcade machine anywhere you take your Sony PSP portable gaming system. These arcade cardboard stands make your PSP look like it’s an arcade game cabinet (in miniature of course).
Two versions of the compact cabinets are in the works, one that’s a racing game called Dirt Track Rally, and some sort of space game named Cosmic Intruders.
For those of us who were born in the pre-MP3 era, the idea of creating a custom mix of your favorite tunes and putting them on a cassette tape was one of the most romantic things that you could do for your significant other (unless you happened to include “That’s What Friends Are For” or “The Breakup Song” on there.)
The oh-so-clever designers over at Suck UK have put together this kit that lets you make a modern version of the mix tape.
Nintendo recently released a silver version of the DS Lite in Japan, but it still really looks more like plastic than metal to me. If you really want your DS to look like metal how about some real chrome?
Is that drab old monochromatic keyboard getting you down? This keyboard from Korea’s Luxeed features color changing LEDs under each and every key.
While it can certainly be used to produce seizure-inducing displays of blinking color, the keyboard comes with software that lets you do more subtle things, like just set the keyboard to a light up with a single hue that strikes your mood, or create intricate patterns of color.
Luxeed’s USB keyboards are available in a white backlit version (KRW 118,800 / $127 USD) and a sleek black backlit version (KRW 125,600 / $134 USD), where the keys stay black and only the letters change colors.
The keyboards have started to trickle out in their native land of Korea, but hopefully somebody will see fit to import these into the U.S.
Nothing goes better with a game of 80’s classic arcade game Pac-Man than getting completely looped doing shots of your favorite booze. At least that’s what I think Namco was trying to say with this set of commemorative Pac-Man shot glasses.
The set of six 1.5oz
I guess news of this Transformers Optimus Prime iPod dock has been floating around for a few months now, but this is the first time I’ve seen up close photos of this fun compact stereo in action.
The dock features an 18-wheeler that provides a place for your iPod and speakers on its bed.
One of life’s great guilty pleasures has to be the classic table game of foosball. But how can you incorporate this pub favorite into your civilized modern lifestyle?
The artisans over at Britain’s Trifle Design have the answer with this contemporary Offside Foosball Coffee Table.
A couple of months back, I showed you a rather silly beer-pouring robot that seemed to do nothing more than slow down the process of pouring you a brew. On the other hand, this ingenious robotic drink machine actually looks pretty cool.
The MyFountain computerized beverage machine sits on top of your counter and can automatically crank out booze, mixed drinks, soft drinks, beer and wine with the press of a virtual button.
I can’t figure out why you’d want to do this, but there must be somebody out there who wants a tiny screen strapped onto the top of their Playstation 3.
Nevover Electronics’ flip screen for the PS3 is designed to mount securely on the top of the console, and provides a 7-inch TFT LCD panel for viewing games and videos.
A Japanese programmer who goes by the name SofiyaCat has created a build of DeSmuME, a Nintendo DS emulator and gotten it running Sony on the PSP.
The photo above shows a screenshot of a PSP running a DS homebrew game called GeoWars.
Ferrucio Laviani’s dramatic tubular lighting fixtures are truly a sight to behold. The Italian designer has created these beautifully simple tubes of PMMA (acrylic) which contain a bright incandescent light source at the top.
These Toobe lamps can be ordered in either clear, or imbued with a splash of primary color.
Do you like rainbows (and ponies and lollipops too)? Now you can bring them inside your house (just the rainbows, not the ponies or lollipops, unless you have some Dum Dums or Chupa Chups lying around) with this relaxing indoor rainbow generator.
The Rainbow Stone (which looks more like a clam than a stone to me) uses a set of colored LEDs which are bounced off of a curved mirror to produce an ever-changing rainbow of fruit flavors colors.