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Archive for January 2008

Cue Acoustics to Offer Stylish iPod Tabletop Radio

Cue Acoustics to Offer Stylish iPod Tabletop Radio
This new tabletop radio from upstart Cue Acoustics certainly has a winning look. The Cue Radio features a minimal, modern industrial design and a bright, easy-to-read backlit display. The Cue Radio will offer a digital AM/FM tuner with RDS track and station display, dual alarms, and a built-in iPod dock on top.

Ambient Puts Baseball Scores on Any Desktop

Ambient Puts Baseball Scores on Any Desktop
With Spring training just a couple of months away, here’s a great gift idea for the baseball fan in your life. This new wireless device sits anywhere in your home or office, and provides baseball scores without a computer.
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Titi Mp3 Player: Cool Design, Unfortunate Name

Titi Mp3 Player: Cool Design, Unfortunate Name
These cute little clip-on MP3 players from Korea come in a seven candy-like colors (one for each day of the week) sure to appeal to teenage girls around the globe. The minuscule Titi MP3 Player by Floral Mobile definitely has its sights set on Apple’s iPod Shuffle, offering a simple control interface and no display.

NES Controller Pouch Keeps Your Gold Coins Safe

NES Controller Pouch Keeps Your Gold Coins Safe
Looking for a place to keep all those gold coins you collected from punching at question blocks? Why not keep them in this crafty NES controller coin purse? These zippered pouches are made from soft and fuzzy appliquéd felt.

Lazy Man’s Holiday Lights Stay Up All Year Long

Lazy Man’s Holiday Lights Stay Up All Year Long
Christmas is behind us, but if you’re like me, your lights probably stay up until some time in April (or until all the ice has melted). I actually pray each year that everything but the purple, green and gold bulbs will burn out so I could say we had decorated for Mardi Gras.

Garmin Forerunner 405 Gps Watch Really Looks Like a Watch

Garmin Forerunner 405 Gps Watch Really Looks Like a Watch
While there have been several past attempts to create wrist-worn GPS sport devices, up until now they’ve been quite bulky and certainly wouldn’t pass as an ordinary wristwatch. Enter Garmin’s forthcoming Forerunner 405, a GPS-enabled watch that actually looks like a watch, and that’s lightweight enough to be worn all day.

Knitted Companion Cube Sure Ain’t Weighted

Knitted Companion Cube Sure Ain’t Weighted
Here’s another fun Portal-inspired craft goody — it’s a plush, knit version of the game’s Weighted Companion Cube. Now you may ask, how can something so soft and fuzzy qualify as “weighted”? I guess we just have to allow some artistic license to the creator of this handstitched wool cube.

Apple Cinema Display Dock Patent Surfaces

Apple Cinema Display Dock Patent Surfaces
The guys over at Gizmodo dug up this brand new patent filing from Apple, showing off another true innovation from the design masters at the company. The patent application describes a modified Apple Cinema Display with a docking slot in the side for a portable computer (presumably a new, slimmed down MacBook).

Archos Tv+ Media Hub/Dvr Takes Aim at Apple Tv

Archos Tv+ Media Hub/Dvr Takes Aim at Apple Tv
In anticipation of the upcoming 2008 CES show, Archos has revealed complete specs and images for their highly-anticipated media hub, the Archos TV+. The compact device may be about the same size as an Apple TV, but it packs in a number of additional features.

Play 8-Bit Classics for Free

Play 8-Bit Classics for Free
AMOG has compiled a massive list of NES and arcade games that will surely bring back memories of cartridge-blowing and hypnotic synth music. There are a whopping 95 games on the list; their titles are linked to websites where you can play them for free.

High School Drafting Made Fun

High School Drafting Made Fun
While I cut my teeth playing my Atari 2600, I never realized that I could use mine as a creative solution to completing my homework assignments. I guess I just wasn’t that crafty. Here’s a guy who managed to turn an Atari joystick into a drafting project for his high school industrial arts class.

Oregon Scientific Intros Futuristic Weather Forecaster

Oregon Scientific Intros Futuristic Weather Forecaster
This new digital weather forecaster from Oregon Scientific offers retro-future styling that make it look like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. With it’s curvy egg-shaped design, modern typography and bold icons, it’s a definite nod to 1960s space-age futurism.

Xbox 360 Ultimate in the Works?

Xbox 360 Ultimate in the Works?
Is Microsoft getting ready to announce a new Xbox SKU? The guys over at Stuff.TV are reporting that the company is readying a new top-of-the-line console model called the Xbox 360 Ultimate. Aimed squarely at Sony’s Playstation 3 high-end hardware features, the Ultimate console is rumored to include built-in HD-DVD playback, Wi-Fi, improved audio circuitry, a 65nm chipset, and a 320GB hard drive so you’ll have plenty of storage space for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox IPTV service and other downloaded content.

Aperture: Light-Reactive Interactive Display

Aperture: Light-Reactive Interactive Display
I’m not sure how I missed this amazing interactive display concept when it first surfaced, but it’s cool enough that I thought it deserved a mention, even if it is but a distant memory. The system used an array of thousands of individual mechanical irises, each designed to react to the amount of light in front of it.
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