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Archive for November 2007

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying
What fun are toy cars if you can’t smash them together and cause little car crashes? These new r/c cars encourage reckless driving by sending their occupants into the sky when they hit. No airbags here, just flying little men, spiraling through the air to an untimely demise.

Step Into the Audio Spotlight

Step Into the Audio Spotlight
These ceiling mounted speakers from Holosonic Research precisely direct a beam of sound so it can only be heard if you’re standing directly inside the focused area they project. Their square Audio Spotlight speakers easily mount in place of standard 2′ x 2′ ceiling tiles and project a perfectly focused tunnel of sound towards the people standing beneath them.
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Santa Claus iPod Speakers: Ho Ho Hum

Santa Claus iPod Speakers: Ho Ho Hum
I saw these ridiculous looking speakers over on 7Gadgets and just had to give them a mention. The perfect accompaniment to your sequined Christmas sweater, these goofy speakers let you listen to your favorite holiday tunes emanating from the O-shaped mouth of of good old Saint Nick.

Nooka Zirc LCD Watches Tell Time With Dots and Dashes

Nooka Zirc LCD Watches Tell Time With Dots and Dashes
The latest and greatest watches from New York watchmaker Nooka offer a modern minimal design that stands out from the crowd. I really dig the asymmetrical placement of the watch case that makes them sit off-center on your arm.

Seiko Epson Creates Hi-Res E-Ink Display

Seiko Epson Creates Hi-Res E-Ink Display
This new electronic paper display from Seiko Epson crams an astounding 1600 x 1200 resolution into a 6.7-inch diagonal screen. That’s nearly 2-million pixels in a device that’s about the size of a letter-sized sheet of paper folded in half.

Lars & Ivan Hybrid iPod Dock Amp: Just Add Speakers

Lars & Ivan Hybrid iPod Dock Amp: Just Add Speakers
This unique iPod docking station combines a home for your media player with a powerful tube-based amplifier. Unlike most iPod docking stereos, Lars & Ivan’s PA-40Ti Hybrid iPod Dock skips the built-in speakers, and instead gives you 40 watts of stereo amplification that can power speakers of your choosing.

Mario Brothers Mini Golf: Putt-Putt Forthefunofit

Mario Brothers Mini Golf: Putt-Putt Forthefunofit
Somehow I let these Mario Brothers miniature golf players slip between the cracks when they came out a couple of months back. But in my quest for holiday gifts for gamers, they popped back on my radar screen — so I guess it’s better late than never.

Steampunk iPod Skin Shows Off Player’s Innards

Steampunk iPod Skin Shows Off Player’s Innards
Ever wanted to know what the insides of your iPod really looked like? Afraid to bash it open with a hammer? Artist Colin Thompson created this clever iPod skin which lets you visualize the guts of Apple’s media player as a retro-modern mechanical device.

Solid Gold Remote Control Costs More Than a Lexus

Solid Gold Remote Control Costs More Than a Lexus
God only knows why anybody would need a remote control made of pure gold, but there must be some market for this thing, or else they wouldn’t be making them. Created by Denmark’s Lantic Systems, the gold remote is designed for operating home media and automation systems including video, audio, internet, CCTV, alarm, lights, curtains, air-conditioning and even navigation systems.

Cell Phone Booth Shuts Up Chatty Kathies

Cell Phone Booth Shuts Up Chatty Kathies
Sick of listening to throngs of robotic humanoids marching through the city streets gabbing away on their mobile phones? Tired of the Bluetooth Borg collective yammering into space, as if anyone cared about what they had to say?

Xbox 360 to Get Classic Xbox Downloads

Xbox 360 to Get Classic Xbox Downloads
Kotaku is reporting that the upcoming Fall update for the Xbox 360 will include support for downloading classic Xbox titles over Xbox Live. According to an article in the latest Official Xbox Magazine, 360 owners will be able to download a number of original Xbox titles for 1200 Microsoft points each ($15 USD).

Soviet Tv Pc Casemod: From Russia With Wood

Soviet Tv Pc Casemod: From Russia With Wood
Whooda thunk that a 40+ year-old Soviet television set would make for one of the most gorgeous computer designs I’ve seen in a very long time? This amazing transformation started with a 1961 Soviet REKORD tv set and turned it into a modern Windows PC.

Sweet Icicle Lamp Keeps Its Cool

Sweet Icicle Lamp Keeps Its Cool
Designed by Japan’s M+K Design, these slick lamps use modern lighting technology to offer a cool, otherworldly glow. To me, they look like something taken right off the set of Blade Runner or Minority Report. Designers Maiko Watanabe and Koichi Tanaka’s Sweet Icicle Lamps encase a bright cold cathode tube in a block of crystal clear acrylic to add drama to any room.

Disappearing Staircase Could Trip You Up

Disappearing Staircase Could Trip You Up
Next time you’re climbing a flight of stairs, be sure to watch your step. You never know if they might be pulled out from under you. The disappearing staircase is the brainchild of industrial designer Aaron Tang.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.
If cute is your thing, you’re in luck. These baby robot chickens from Japan are so sugary sweet, you might go into a diabetic coma. SegaToys’ Dream Chicks are lifelike baby birds that respond to real world stimuli.

Xbox 360 Faceplates Get Furry

Xbox 360 Faceplates Get Furry
Give your Xbox 360 system a retro-lounge makeover with these animal print faceplates. These snap-on replacements for the standard Xbox 360 front cover don’t just look like their mammalian counterparts, they’re velvety soft to the touch.
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