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Archive for July 2008

Ray-Gun Changes Channels, but Won’T Disintegrate You Tv

Ray-Gun Changes Channels, but Won’T Disintegrate You Tv
We live in an age in which getting up to change the channel is unheard of. So at least if you are gonna do it from the comfort of your lounge chair, you can do it with style.

Ebay Slot Machines Surprisingly Don’T Accept Paypal

Ebay Slot Machines Surprisingly Don’T Accept Paypal
I was heading out for one of my occasional gambling binges this holiday weekend, when what did I see? It looks like online auction house eBay has gotten their very own slot machines. By the time I managed to stumble my way over from the buffet line, the eBay slots were so busy that I didn’t even manage to donate my money to them.
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Sci-Phone: iPhone Clone Runs Java Apps, Still Phony

Sci-Phone: iPhone Clone Runs Java Apps, Still Phony
Nope, your eyes aren’t fooling you. This isn’t an actual iPhone. It’s the latest in a long line of iPhone knock-offs to find its way to our shores from China. The SciPhone isn’t the first iPhone clone out there, but it’s the first one I’ve seen that claims to run native Java applications.

Giant Styrofoam Robots on the Attack!

Giant Styrofoam Robots on the Attack!
Actually, despite their size, these styrofoam robots look pretty docile. In fact, you could probably take down an attacking Styrobot with a well-placed karate chop or two. With the largest of his creations towering overhead at 22-feet tall, Michael Salter’s packing foam robot sculptures are a sight to behold.

Yoyo Lamp: Try to Shoot the Moon With One of These

Yoyo Lamp: Try to Shoot the Moon With One of These
Some of my fondest childhood memories involve doing (or more accurately, attempting to do) tricks with an old Duncan Butterfly YoYo. So when I saw these whimsical YoYo lighting fixtures, I said to myself – hey, I need one of those!

What Mario Eats for Dinner: the 1-Up Mushroom Burger

What Mario Eats for Dinner: the 1-Up Mushroom Burger
In case you’re looking to geek out your 4th of July BBQ, here’s an idea for you- make mushroom burgers that look like the 1-up mushrooms in Super Mario Bros. After all of the Mario-themed cakes and cupcakes and whatnot, it’s refreshing to see someone branch out into the savory realm.

Icon Watch Puts 8 Bits of Chic on Your Wrist

Icon Watch Puts 8 Bits of Chic on Your Wrist
The Icon Watch is a simple, clean design that celebrates the days of 8-bit graphics. While the watch was designed by Japanese design firm & design back in 2005, it only recently became available for purchase at MOMA.

Mini Cooper USB Memory Even Smaller Than the Real Thing

Mini Cooper USB Memory Even Smaller Than the Real Thing
If you thought the Mini Cooper was small enough already, get a load of these Mini Mini Cooper flash memory devices. The Mini drives are the latest wacky USB devices to hit the streets. Each one is a 1:48 scale replica of an actual Mini.

Atari 2600: a Video Game Odyssey

Atari 2600: a Video Game Odyssey
Remember the ape/monolith scene from Kubrick’s classic 2001:A Space Odyssey? Apparently these apes didn’t get the memo that it wasn’t an Odyssey [console] at all, but actually an Atari 2600. This imaginative t-shirt by Akron, Ohio illustrator psychoreindeer reimagines that fateful monkey moment with a gigantic Atari joystick in place of the big black slab.

Mx-1: Worlds Smallest R/C Helicopter, Perfect for Fleas

Mx-1: Worlds Smallest R/C Helicopter, Perfect for Fleas
We live in a world of extremes. At the same time that everyone is trying to get their hands on the largest LCD TV that they can possibly fit in their living rooms, some gadgets just keeps getting smaller and smaller.

Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock Blows Eardrums

Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock Blows Eardrums
I’m kind of an insomniac, so I don’t usually oversleep. But for those of you who like to hit the snooze bar 10 times before waking up, even though you’ve absolutely got to be awake on time, this super-loud alarm clock should do the trick.

Plush Mario, Yoshi and Lumas Are Squeezably Soft

Plush Mario, Yoshi and Lumas Are Squeezably Soft
Awwww. What could be more adorable than these plush little versions of classic Nintendo characters? The only thing even more sickeningly sweet than the little squishy Mario is this plush and huggable mini-Yoshi. All of these plush little guys are handcrafted by Kelley of LittleElfsToyshop using a technique called needle felting.

Nintendo Ds Lightsaber Stylus Won’T Cut Off Fingers

Nintendo Ds Lightsaber Stylus Won’T Cut Off Fingers
I’m a sucker for lightsabers. Sure, I’d really like to have an authentic one that could sear off limbs or disintegrate your foes in a single swipe, but as an inhabitant of the real world, I generally have to settle for cheap toys instead.

Stack: Wooden iPod Docks for Naturalists (Not Naturists)

Stack: Wooden iPod Docks for Naturalists (Not Naturists)
Sure, we’ve all seen plenty of iPod docking stereos, but by and large, they’re pretty much made out of plastic or metal. So what do you do if you’d rather have something a little more organic?

Transformers Washcloth Cleans Your Megatrons (Wink Wink)

Transformers Washcloth Cleans Your Megatrons (Wink Wink)
Get Grandma to work on this hand-knitted Transformers washcloth and you can wipe your face with that lovable logo each night before bed. You can get the pattern here, although since I don’t understand knitting terminology it might as well be in Japanese, which as we know I also don’t understand too well.

Superior Watch Should Probably be Renamed

Superior Watch Should Probably be Renamed
The “Superior Watch” from Kyle Cherry looks like a minimalist bracelet with LEDs but is, of course, a sneaky watch. The top row is for hours and the bottom row is for minutes. The website says that each watch is custom-made.
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