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Archive for October 2007

Battery Bracelet: Extra Power for Portable Gadgets

Battery Bracelet: Extra Power for Portable Gadgets
Ever find yourself running out of juice in your mobile gadget? Leave it to the wizards at Japan’s Thanko to come up with a new way to keep your devices charged long beyond their standard battery capacity.

Slan LED Watches: the Bold and the Beautiful

Slan LED Watches: the Bold and the Beautiful
The slick black case and bright, easy-to-read displays on these Slan LED watches really caught my eye. There’s just something so refreshing about a digital watch that’s just clean and simple, unencumbered by extraneous information or newfangled display paradigms.
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7.1 Surround From Your Headphones

7.1 Surround From Your Headphones
If you’re on the road with your laptop and missing your theater setup at home, here’s a way to capture a bit of that big surround sound feel on the cheap. The Virtual 7.1 Channel Adapter plugs into your USB port and adds virtual surround to your current PC audio system.

Undercarriage Lighting for Your Bed

Undercarriage Lighting for Your Bed
Looking to impress the ladies in the bedroom? This gadget slips under your bed and gives it a cool blue glow that just screams “it’s time for make sexytime”. Just like those lights you see under pimpmobiles, this saucer-shaped light source slides beneath your bed frame and casts a dreamy blue light in all directions.

Fentix Cube: Like Rubiks on Roids

Fentix Cube: Like Rubiks on Roids
Interactive artist Andrew Fentem created this cool electronic cube puzzle game loaded with colorful LEDs. The Fentix Cube is controlled by touch as well as through movement. While it’s designed as a platform, capable of playing a number of different games and puzzles, the interactive plaything happens to do a great job digitally emulating the old Rubik’s Cube.

Eek! Speakers That Look Like Mice (Sorta)

Eek! Speakers That Look Like Mice (Sorta)
In the beginning, there were speakers that looked like dogs, then along came some cats, so I guess it was only a matter of time before the rodentia would feel left out of the audio food chain.

Error Message of the Day

Error Message of the Day
My previous all-time favorite error message was “Transaction Cannot Start in Firehose Mode,” but I think I have a new one to top the list. Apparently this error occurs when there isn’t anything wrong. The head-scratcher of an error message simply reads “Error: No error occurred.” This gets me wondering why this message doesn’t appear every time an error doesn’t occur.

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau
While you might think that top hats went out of fashion a hundred years ago, this funky hat hack uses modern technology to bring the classic cap into a new era. The LedHat is a handcrafted wonder that involved soldering a grid of hundreds of individual green LEDs around the crown of a top hat.

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips

R2-D2 Speakers Play More Than Beeps and Blips
Star Wars fans, here’s another fun R2-D2 inspired gadget to add to your collection. Japan’s Taito has created these multimedia speakers based on everybody’s favorite cylindrical droid. Unlike their movie doppelgangers, each droid’s head flips open like a trashcan to reveal a speaker.

Street Fighter Iv: Capcom’s Big Surprise

Street Fighter Iv: Capcom’s Big Surprise
Capcom today revealed a new chapter in the popular Street Fighter franchise, titled Street Fighter IV: A New Beginning. Not much is known about the new game, except that the just released teaser trailer features some really beautiful 3D pen-and-ink style graphics, reminiscent of Okami.

Toshiba Matsushita Develops Round LCD Screens

Toshiba Matsushita Develops Round LCD Screens
This new display technology from Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. has created a full-color LCD that’s truly unique. It’s round. The panels are designed for use in vehicular instrument panels. The initial module measures in at about 75mm (2.95″) diameter and 11mm (0.43″) thick, including all electronics and backlighting.

Confirmed: 3rd Party Native Apps Coming to iPhone

Confirmed: 3rd Party Native Apps Coming to iPhone
This just in: Steve Jobs has confirmed that Apple is working on an SDK for the development of native applications on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Straight from the horse’s mouth: “We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February.

Sony Srs-Ax10 Speakers: the Aliens have Landed

Sony Srs-Ax10 Speakers: the Aliens have Landed
Maybe it’s just me, but latest desktop speakers from Sony remind me of something out of the original War of the Worlds movie. The new SRS-AX10 speaker system offers a bold design that floats its speaker drivers in the air.

Audio-Technica Titanium Headphones Will Blow Your Mind

Audio-Technica Titanium Headphones Will Blow Your Mind
If you’re looking for a really, really serious pair of headphones, look no further than this new limited edition model from Audio-Technica. The ATH-A900ti is a special version of the company’s A900 audiophile headphones in a special titanium finish.

I’ve Got My Eye on You

I’ve Got My Eye on You
Interactive artist Marcus Graf created this dramatic video display window which keeps a watchful eye on passersby. The piece, entitled I, ball used a webcam along with special processing software to detect people as they pass the display window.

Podera Luxe USB Devices: Minimal, Modern Design

Podera Luxe USB Devices: Minimal, Modern Design
If you have to have a memory card reader or USB hub hooked up to your computer, there’s no reason it needs to be ugly. These new devices from Hong Kong’s Podera blend utility with a clean, contemporary design aesthetic.
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