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Archive for April 2008

Paper Gps Won’T Get You Lost (if You Write Good Directions)

Paper Gps Won’T Get You Lost (if You Write Good Directions)
Who needs one of those new-fangled e-lec-tronic GPS navigation contraptions, when you can accomplish the same degree of directional guidance with a little old-fashioned paper and ink? Whether you’re ready to head out on a cross-country road trip, or just around the corner to the grocery, all you need to…

Give Your PS3 a Chrome Facelift

Give Your PS3 a Chrome Facelift
Looking for an easy way to give your Playstation 3 a cool new look? This add-on cover plate lets you put a shiny new face on your gloss black PS3. XCM’s Smart Face Plate snaps onto the top of your PS3, giving it a new facade without major surgery. Just…
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Mp3 Alarm Clock Gets Color Video Screen

Mp3 Alarm Clock Gets Color Video Screen
This wouldn’t be the first time I saw an alarm clock that could play MP3 tracks, but it is the first one I’ve come across that can play movies after it wakes you up. JWD’s pint-sized MP3 media player has a compact 2.0-inch full-color LCD screen which can play MP4…

Portal Technology in the Real World

Portal Technology in the Real World
Inspired by the mind-bending transportation technology in last year’s sleeper hit game Portal, this video clip uses digital augmented reality technology to produce a similar effect in the real world. Created by EmmanuelMFr of France’s Total Immersion, the illusions in the video really are reminiscent of those in the game.…

Tiny Wireless Camera Goes Anywhere, Even Underwater

Tiny Wireless Camera Goes Anywhere, Even Underwater
Measuring just 0.7″ x 1.4″ x 0.6″, and weighing in at about 0.5 ounce, this miniature camera can fit just about any place you can imagine. Just charge it up, and it’ll capture full color images and transmit them to a wireless receiver. RF System Lab’s RC-12 wireless mini cam…

Chameledeon LED Lamps Offer Colorful Illumination

Chameledeon LED Lamps Offer Colorful Illumination
Look at these cool led lights, designed by Jörg Schieber for German company chameledeon. Minimal and elegant, they work with a remote switch and cycle through 16 different colors, so you can set the mood in your living room without having to get up from the couch. Besides the colored…

Super Mario is Really a Plumber, Really.

Super Mario is Really a Plumber, Really.
I’m not too sure what the trademark police will have to say about this one, but this UK plumbing firm shares more than just a profession with Nintendo’s popular mascot. I’m not sure if SuperMario Plumbing & Heating thinks they can avoid the wrath of the Big “N” by removing…

Word Clock is a Little Too Verbose for Me

Word Clock is a Little Too Verbose for Me
While this wouldn’t be the first time that I came across a clock that tells time with text, it’s certainly the most wordy version that I’ve seen. Singapore designer Hans Tan created the Idea of a Clock II using a green LED bulletin board to display the current time using…

Fc Mobile Game Console Plays Original NES Carts

Fc Mobile Game Console Plays Original NES Carts
I’ve seen plenty of Nintendo NES clone systems in my travels, but this is the first time I’ve seen a mass-produced portable that can play the actual cartridges from the classic 8-bit gaming system. The FC Mobile portable console plays original game carts from the NES wherever you go. The…

Space Invaders Cutting Board Invades Kitchens

Space Invaders Cutting Board Invades Kitchens
Whether you’re slicing, dicing, or making julienne fries, this Space Invaders themed cutting board will help you get your Mise en Place in order. As you chop your way through celery and onion, imagine your knife as a laser cannon, blasting its way through all but the most stubborn of…

Seiko Slimstick Tracks Your Every Move

Seiko Slimstick Tracks Your Every Move
This modern twist on the classic pedometer doesn’t just track your steps, it lets you keep tabs on the quality of the exercise you get during your day-to-day life. Unlike meters that just count your steps, the Seiko SlimStick uses modern dual-axis accelerometers to track the magnitude of your movements,…

The Uno: Motorcyle Meets Segway

The Uno: Motorcyle Meets Segway
Think the Segway is just too geeky for your Born to Be Wild bad boy lifestyle? Then check out this cool new motorcycle born at the intersection of Geek Street and Hog Heaven Avenue. The Uno is a self-balancing motorcycle that uses a pair of gyroscopes to constantly keep its…

Super Mario Musical Glow Star Provides Invincibility

Super Mario Musical Glow Star Provides Invincibility
Here’s a fun bit of decor for fans of Nintendo’s Super Mario games. It’s a friendly invincibility star from the game, which can play a little tune while it sits on your desk. Just like those brilliant yellow stars in the Super Mario series, simply activate the star, and you’ll…

Tuba Hero? Brass Band? Nintendo Ds Gets Musical

Tuba Hero? Brass Band? Nintendo Ds Gets Musical
For those of you who think all music should be played on guitars and drums, games like Rock Band keep you jamming all night long. But for those who prefer to blow into their musical instruments, look no further than this new game for the Nintendo DS. Fresh from Japan,…

Guitar Hero Necktie Isn’T Skinny Enough

Guitar Hero Necktie Isn’T Skinny Enough
Craving a little Guitar Hero while you slave away at your nine-to-fiver? Just because you have to wear a suit and tie to work doesn’t mean you can’t show your gamer spirit while you’re working your busy executive lifestyle. This spiffy Guitar Hero necktie sports a set of colorful fret…

Mario Visits Miami, Then Switzerland

Mario Visits Miami, Then Switzerland
No, Mario isn’t going on an exotic vacation from the Mushroom Kingdom. Instead, his likeness is making the rounds of the art circuit thanks to these most excellent stencil paintings by street artist BilliKid. Recently sighted in South Beach, Miami, the stencils feature a dayglo backdrop and a bold graphic…
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