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Archive for August 2007

Crank Up This Mp3 Player

Crank Up This Mp3 Player
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.

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Game

Make Your Own Atari 2600 Game
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.
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Chromatone 312 Key Synth Laughs in the Face of 88 Keys

Chromatone 312 Key Synth Laughs in the Face of 88 Keys
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.

Nintendo Game on iPhone, Without a Hack

Nintendo Game on iPhone, Without a Hack
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.

USB Necktie Cools Hot Heads

USB Necktie Cools Hot Heads
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.

Nintendo Ds Lite Cell Phone Charm

Nintendo Ds Lite Cell Phone Charm
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 Aurea Tv: Ambilight Gets an Overhaul

Philips Aurea Tv: Ambilight Gets an Overhaul
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.

Bang & Olufsen Beolab 3: Speakers From Another Planet

Bang & Olufsen Beolab 3: Speakers From Another Planet
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.

Hdmi Now Standard on Xbox 360 Premium

Hdmi Now Standard on Xbox 360 Premium
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 Dv-980h DVD Player Outputs 1080p and 7.1

Oppo Dv-980h DVD Player Outputs 1080p and 7.1
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.

Xbox 360 August 2007 Update Problems

Xbox 360 August 2007 Update Problems
[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 Forerunner 50 Fitness Gear Auto Syncs to Your Pc

Garmin Forerunner 50 Fitness Gear Auto Syncs to Your Pc
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.

Tetris on Your Tv

Tetris on Your Tv
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.

Abstract LED Wall Art Casts a Colorful Glow

Abstract LED Wall Art Casts a Colorful Glow
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.

Designeon LED Clock and Light Combo

Designeon LED Clock and Light Combo
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.

Aluminum iMacs Announced by Apple

Aluminum iMacs Announced by Apple
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.
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