This unique MP3 player never needs batteries. That’s because it runs on your own hand-cranked power.
It may not be the prettiest media player ever made, but that’s because it needs room for the mechanical device that converts your energy into power.
Actually, you can only make your own fake Atari 2600 box art with this fun online image generator, but it’s still fun.
You can create your own goofy labels over at Label Maker 2600. The site lets you upload your own image, a game title, as well as your colors and copyright notice.
Here’s an interesting tidbit of recent history for any electronic musicians out there. A couple of years back, a strange little company called Chromatone thought it was time for an overhaul of the traditional 88 keys on pianos (or less on many synthesizers.)
The Chromatone CT-312 keyboard has literally hundreds of individual, unlabeled keys.
Sure, it’s old news by now that you can install a Nintendo NES emulator on a hacked iPhone and play classic games. But now, thanks to the hard work of a very industrious web developer, we can play at least one Nintendo classic WITHOUT any special software or hacks.
[Before you guys cry fake or foul (or fowl, in this case), the screenshot above is from testiphone.com
It’s a necktie. No, it’s a fan. No, it’s a necktie. No, it’s a fan AND a necktie in one! Yep, leave it to the gadget wizards at Japan’s Thanko to come up with this bright idea.
The $25 USB Tie Fan is a giant clip-on that you can wear around your neck, keeping you cool while you sit at your desk.
Sure, the whole idea is insanely impractical, given the USB cable you’ll have to attach to your computer, but you’re sure to draw attention from your co-workers when you wear this accessory.
I’ve gotta hand it to the Japanese for this whimsical creation. It’s a little charm for your mobile phone that looks exactly like a tiny Nintendo DS Lite.
You won’t be playing any games on this one though.
Philips Ambilight technology has been around for a few years now, providing flat-panel televisions with color-enhanced ambient backlighting. While placing lights behind of television screens has long been known to improve perceived contrast ratios and decrease eyestrain, Ambilight’s color-cycling was always a bit more superflous in my opinion.
The company is now getting set to release a new line of LED backlit televisions called the Aurea series.
I came across these dramatic little speakers from Bang & Olufsen and they really caught my eye. Not only do they look like no other speakers I’ve ever seen, they’re supposed to sound pretty amazing too.
The BeoLab 3 series of speakers is small enough to use with a computer or media player, but also produce big enough sound to fill a room.
Microsoft has confirmed that newly produced Xbox 360 Premium models will have an HDMI video port, making them basically identical to the Xbox 360 Elite, other than the hard drive size and case color.
It’s going to take a little time for all the older 360 Premiums to sell off, so if you’re thinking about buying one, be sure to check the box.
Oppo Digital, makers of the famed DV-971H upscaling DVD player has just released a new player, the DV-980H. This one claims to be the first to offer both 7.1 channel audio and upconversion to a full 1080p resolution.
The DV-980H supports Dolby Digital Surround EX, which adds the surround back speaker channels, giving the player a leg up over traditional 5.1
[UPDATE: It appears that the problems with the update and Xbox Live Marketplace have been corrected as of about 11:30 Central Time this morning.]
The latest Xbox 360 System Update appears to be causing major problems for gamers today.
Garmin’s latest entry into the growing field of mobile fitness technology lets you keep track of your workout data without ever having to connect a cable or press a sync button.
Their new Forerunner 50 system automatically synchronizes data from devices you wear to your computer.
The gaming classic Tetris has been packaged into a standalone gaming device that connects to any television.
Japan’s Epoch company had taken the retro puzzler and put a shiny new coating of gloss on the game interface.
Electronic artist blinkybug has created this series of wall art pieces that use a set of loosely arranged LEDs to form some cool abstract works of art.
The artist places LEDs and circuitry behind a translucent canvas to create a constantly-evolving display of abstract colored light.
I really dig the clean modern styling of this bedside alarm clock from DesignEon. The cool thing about it is that there’s a built-in light that casts a dramatic glow from beneath the clock.
The clock comes in two styles, one with green LEDs and a green acrylic case, and the other one comes with orange LEDs and a clear acrylic case.
As expected, Apple today took the wraps off their new iMac models, and boy do they look slick. The new models will come in 20-inch and 24-inch versions, and will offer all of the capabilities that you’d want in an all-in-one computer.
The new models’ industrial design is a beautiful combination of aluminum and glass, making them look more like Apple’s gorgeous Cinema displays that past versions of the iMac.