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Archive for November 2007

Denon S-52 Tabletop Stereo Packs a Punch

Denon S-52 Tabletop Stereo Packs a Punch
This new audio system from Denon is loaded with just about every feature you’d ever want in compact stereo. The Denon S-52 combines a radio, CD player, iPod Dock and wireless audio streaming in a single box. With one of these, you’ll have no shortage of content for your listening pleasure.

Space Invaders Scarf: Aliens to Keep You Warm

Space Invaders Scarf: Aliens to Keep You Warm
Check out this toasty Space Invaders scarf I stumbled on earlier today. The arcade-inspired wool scarf would make a great gift this holiday season for the video game fanatic on your list (assuming they’ve already got a Space Invaders sweater in the closet). An army of pixelated invaders dot the knit scarf in shades of blue, purple and magenta.
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Hours, Minutes and Seconds Declare Their Independence

Hours, Minutes and Seconds Declare Their Independence
Who says a traditional dial is the only way to display the time on an analog clock? This new timekeeper deconstructs hours, minutes and seconds onto separate clock faces. The minimal Just a Moment clock from Israel’s Reddish Studio does away with convention, breaking time into its most basic raw elements. The wall clock runs on three independent mechanisms, each powered by a separate AA battery.

Arcade Cabinet + Beer Keg = Geek Heaven

Arcade Cabinet + Beer Keg = Geek Heaven
This could very well be the best home arcade cabinet of all time. Not only does it include a fully decked-out arcade emulation system, complete with real arcade controls, it also happens to have a kegerator built in. That’s right.

Pac-Man Text Adventure: Turn Left, Eat Dots

Pac-Man Text Adventure: Turn Left, Eat Dots
I know, I know. The year is 2007 and I’m writing two stories in a row about Pac-Man. But I really couldn’t resist this one. Pac-Txt is a great mashup between the classic 1980s arcade game and Zork.

Pac-Man? That’s Pac-Gentleman to You

Pac-Man? That’s Pac-Gentleman to You
This custom made toy by artist/sculptor Doktor A is a wondrous tribute to the classic arcade game, Pac-Man. The one-of-a-kind sculptural toy is entitled “The Secret History of Video Games: Pac Gentleman”. It almost reads like a steampunk version of the 1980s dot-muncher, what with its crank-driven game play and wooden and metallic accents. The good Doktor explains the Pac Gentleman game as follows: “When this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns and inns that the bank of England was forced to mint more threepenny bits to keep up with demand.

Steampunk Laptop Winds Up to Power on

Steampunk Laptop Winds Up to Power on
This amazing laptop creation by Datamancer beautifully melds old world style with modern technology. Under the hood of this lovingly handcrafted wood case is a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 notebook computer, running Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. The system features intricate clock mechanisms below a glass top, brass details, leather wrist pads and even claw feet.

Toshiba HD DVD Players at Wal-Mart for Under $99

Toshiba HD DVD Players at Wal-Mart for Under $99
According to this ad circular that’s floating around the web, your friendly neighborhood Wal-Mart will be flooding the market with super discounted Toshiba high definition DVD players. After dropping the price on Toshiba’s HD-A2 HD DVD player to $199, there’s now an ad that shows an unbelievable price of $98.87.
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