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Archive for June 2008

The Greatest Nintendo Cake Ever

The Greatest Nintendo Cake Ever
This Mario and Princess Peach wedding cake is quite possibly the finest piece of video game pastry work I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a quite a few. Flickr contributor M.A.L. had this Mario Kart-inspired custom cake made for his recent wedding.

Build an Ssd Raid Array Using Compact Flash Memory Cards

Build an Ssd Raid Array Using Compact Flash Memory Cards
Got a couple of spare Compact Flash memory cards lying around? Why not turn them into a high-speed, redundant drive array? With this new drive module, you can create your own solid-stated RAID array in seconds.

IPhone Case With Zune Logos: Sabotage?

IPhone Case With Zune Logos: Sabotage?
Belkin is soon to release this iPhone case that appears to have a bunch of Zune logos all over it. Is this a matter of stupidity or subliminal sabotage? Are the Belkinites a bunch of closeted Zune lovers or are they just a bit clueless?

Make Your Own Custom Lightsaber!

Make Your Own Custom Lightsaber!
I don’t know what’s up with me loving the Star Wars action so much lately but this is too cool to pass up. Instructables has all the deets you need to make a Jedi-licious custom lightsaber!

Eino iPod Dock is Perfectly Portable

Eino iPod Dock is Perfectly Portable
I just love the industrial design of this compact portable sound dock for the iPod. The einö Portable Speaker System is small enough to fit in your purse or backpack, so it’s the perfect companion for traveling with your media player.

“Take a Seat” is a Robotic Chair That Follows You Around

“Take a Seat” is a Robotic Chair That Follows You Around
The “take a seat” chair is a robotic chair that follows you around! The user has a library card embedded with an RFID chip, which the chairs use to find and follow their target. Also, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

Black Box Server Casemod Should Survive a Plane Crash

Black Box Server Casemod Should Survive a Plane Crash
I’m not sure why nobody ever thought of this before, but I think it’s a cool idea. This clever casemod took the shell from an old flight data recorder (a.k.a. “Black Box”) and transformed it into a Linux server.

Breathe Heavy on the Beach With Darth Vader Kites

Breathe Heavy on the Beach With Darth Vader Kites
This summer, indulge your inner Sith lord and dominate the beach with an ominous Darth Vader kite. While I’m not sure “heavy black masks” plus “outdoor family activity” is really a match made in Naboo, these are some cool kites that will make you the envy of the picnic posse.

Bowling for Gnomes

Bowling for Gnomes
While this doesn’t really qualify as a techie gadget or a video game, I came across this quirky game and thought it was just too good to pass up. Instead of knocking over some ordinary pins with this bowling game, you knock over a bunch of little plastic lawn gnomes.

Diesel Scrolling LED Watch: It’S Done With Mirrors

Diesel Scrolling LED Watch: It’S Done With Mirrors
Check out these dramatic new watches, courtesy of the house of Diesel. When not displaying the current time, the mirrored surface of the display makes the time disappear into thin air. Each watch tells time using a scrolling red LED dot-matrix display which floats behind a curvy, shiny electroplated exterior.

Dork Up Your Dinner With Pc Salt and Pepper Shakers

Dork Up Your Dinner With Pc Salt and Pepper Shakers
These salt and pepper shakers are made to look like the S and P letter keys on your computer keyboard! They come with this cool box to complete the qwertastic look. I’m not sure I want to think about my PC during meals but I know there are folks out there who would like to seamlessly integrate computer references into every single aspect of their lives (not to mention, their Second Lives) so I’m guessing that’s the target market.

Chocolatize Your iPhone With the Homade Chococase

Chocolatize Your iPhone With the Homade Chococase
The Homade ChocoCase is an iPhone case that looks like a scrumptious chocolate bar… but is in fact a silicone cover with a screen protector! This would be a good conversation starter (examples: “How do you keep a candy bar in your pocket without it melting?”

Sneakers Detect Wi-Fi While You Walk

Sneakers Detect Wi-Fi While You Walk
“A Step in the Right Direction” is a sneaker that detects Wi-Fi while you walk, via a tricky network detection unit embedded under the left shoe flap. The three LEDs on the flap (supposedly) show you how much Wi-Fi action is within 50 meters.

Space Invaders, Mario and Pac-Man Stick to Your Fridge

Space Invaders, Mario and Pac-Man Stick to Your Fridge
These classic video game characters escaped out of the confines of their respective 8-bit homes, and have landed on kitchen appliances around the world. Each of Spooons’ handmade refrigerator magnets features the pixel-perfect likeness of a retro gaming icons, carefully color-matched and precisely scaled to match the exact proportions of the originals.

Atari Joystick T-Shirt Says “Control Me” – Literally

Atari Joystick T-Shirt Says “Control Me” – Literally
Let people know you like to be pushed around with this “Control Me” Atari joystick tee. While I will admit that the retro video game-themed t-shirt genre is already pretty crowded, I think this particular tee stands out because of it’s rough-edged, hand-drawn graphics and its classic color scheme.

IPhone 2 [3g] Price and Release Date Announced

IPhone 2 [3g] Price and Release Date Announced
As anticipated, Apple today took the lid off the iPhone 3G, the latest and greatest models in the iPhone series. Highlights of the new phones include high speed wireless data capabilities, a built-in GPS system, and a substantial price cut.

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