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Archive for April 2008

LED Pillow Clock Wakes With Light, Not Sound

LED Pillow Clock Wakes With Light, Not Sound
Who among us really likes being awakened from a deep slumber by a jarring alarm buzzer? Sure, you could get yourself a clock radio or MP3 alarm clock and play some Enya or Kenny G to ease into the day, but who really wants to listen to that?

Little Dude Lights Up Your Room, Holds Ipods

Little Dude Lights Up Your Room, Holds Ipods
While this little guy could just hang out on your desk looking cool, he’s much more interested in helping out instead of just sitting around doing nothing. Not only can he function as a brilliant desk lamp, he can hold on to your iPod when you’re not keeping it in your pocket.

G-Robots Invade North America

G-Robots Invade North America
This sophisticated compact robot has been available in Japan for about a few months now, and is now finding its way to American shores. The HPI GR-001 G-Robot features 20 motors that can be programmed to follow your every command.

NES System Built Into Game Cartridge [Casemod]

NES System Built Into Game Cartridge [Casemod]
This awesome NES casemod manages to squeeze a fully-functional Nintendo 8-bit console into the body of one of the system’s own game cartridges. The Fami-Card started out its life as an original Super Mario Brothers cartridge.

Megaman Stained Glass Project: Hallelujah.

Megaman Stained Glass Project: Hallelujah.
No matter what your religion you belong to, you’ll be a believer in the church of 8-bit platform gaming once you see this brilliant work of stained glass art, based on the classic Megaman gaming franchise.

Word Clock Slowly Reveals the Time With Text

Word Clock Slowly Reveals the Time With Text
This has got to be one of the most amazing clock designs I’ve ever seen. At first glance, the display looks like a bunch of random matchsticks, but over time, they gradually transform into words that tell the time.

Alesis Imultimix Audio Mixer Adds iPod Dock

Alesis Imultimix Audio Mixer Adds iPod Dock
Musicians who want to use their iPods as an audio source now can easily do so, thanks to this handy new audio mixer with a built-in iPod dock. Alesis new iMultiMix 9R is a rack-mountable audio mixer which can combine up to five different audio sources into a single set of stereo outputs.

Casio Futurist LCD Watch is Retro Fabulous

Casio Futurist LCD Watch is Retro Fabulous
I just love the design of this new LCD watch from Casio. Combining the simplistic styling of the earliest digital watches from the 1970s, paired with decidedly modern innards, the Futurist LA-2002G is definitely one to put on your wish list if you like a little flash on your wrist.

Delicious Kobe Beef iPod Anyone? Mmm.

Delicious Kobe Beef iPod Anyone? Mmm.
This has got to be one of the strangest iPod accessories I’ve ever seen. Just slip your iPod Nano into this camouflage jacket, and it’ll look just like a hunk of pricey (and delicious) Kobe beef.

Ceramic Robots: Bite My Shiny Clay Ass

Ceramic Robots: Bite My Shiny Clay Ass
When you think of robots, you usually think of lumbering hunks of metal. Not these guys. These funky little ‘bots are made from clay instead of steel. Created by Italian street artist Enrico Bertorelli — better known as Pixel Pancho — the Boot I series is a limited-edition ceramic art piece that’s a great addition any robot junkie’s collection.

Win Free Passes to Web 2.0 Expo [Caption Contest]

Win Free Passes to Web 2.0 Expo [Caption Contest]
Thanks to our friends over at Technorati, I’ve got my hands on a couple of full passes to next week’s Web 2.0 Expo to give away to two lucky Technabob readers. The show runs from April 22-25 in San Francisco, CA and is a great opportunity to learn about the latest Internet trends and technologies, and to interact with thousands of members of the community that is shaping the future of the Web.

Powerbook Becomes Desktop Mac [Casemod]

Powerbook Becomes Desktop Mac [Casemod]
While it’s common for casemodders to go to great lengths to convert their desktop systems into portables, It’s not often that I see laptops transformed into desktops. But in this case, the end result is truly a major improvement over the original.

Cool Boy Game Console: Call the Copyright Cops

Cool Boy Game Console: Call the Copyright Cops
The latest gadget to crawl out from the seamy underbelly of the Chinese gaming underground. Not to be confused with the GameBoy, the Cool Boy is a portable game system that plays a variety of old school 8-bit and 16-bit console titles.

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall

Tetris Vinyl Wall Decals: Blocks Fall on Your Wall
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your gameroom? These fun Tetris block decals let you enjoy a life-sized version of the classic block puzzle game on your wall. Created by a Vancouver, BC graphic artist going by the moniker “Fame”, the set of vinyl stickers are perfect for any smooth surface.

Eneplug USB Charger Plug is Simple, Brilliant

Eneplug USB Charger Plug is Simple, Brilliant
Why is it that Japan gets so many of the coolest gadgets long before we get them here in the states? While these compact USB chargers aren’t going to blow your mind, I certainly would like to get my hands on a few to throw into my travel bag.

Little Big Man: Robot Inside a Robot

Little Big Man: Robot Inside a Robot
What did the big robot say to the little robot? “Get in me belly!” At least that’s the way this amazing automaton works. The larger-than-life wood and metal robot features a tiny little robot inside its gut, and it looks like he’s the real brains of the operation.

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