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Archive for August 2008

Luxeed LED Keyboard Hits the U.S. (Finally)

Luxeed LED Keyboard Hits the U.S. (Finally)
One of the most popular posts of all time on Technabob was the wondrous Luxeed multi-color LED keyboard. While it sure looked cool, it was nearly impossible to get outside of its native land of Korea.

Scratch Style: Tokidoki Turntable Watch

Scratch Style: Tokidoki Turntable Watch
Tokidoki has recently come out with a watch that looks like a turntable, and I’ll be the first to go on record as saying it looks fantastic. The Tokidoki watch is presented in a much more tongue-in-cheek rendering than this other turntable-lookin’ watch. 

Color LCD Weather Station Doubles as Digital Photo Frame

Color LCD Weather Station Doubles as Digital Photo Frame
From weather websites to the morning news to your mobile phone – there are hundreds, if not thousands of different ways to find out your local weather. But there’s something about this tabletop weather station that would have me checking it first.

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You

Welcome Robot Awkwardly Greets People for You
Welcome Robot 1.5 is a funky little homemade robot that greets people in your absence. It was made by Armanda Lewis as part of 5 Projects in 5 Days. That means she had to make the robot, from start to finish, in only one day.

LED Hard Drive Clock Lights Up the Night

LED Hard Drive Clock Lights Up the Night
Hardware hacker Ian Matthew decided to see if he could turn a hard drive into a clock. But this isn’t one of those lazy designs where you just stick some clock hands through a hard drive platter.

Technabob Gets the iPhone Treatment

Technabob Gets the iPhone Treatment
In the last couple of days, Technabob has rolled out a brand new look for those of you visiting the site from your iPhone or iPod Touch. The new design lets you quickly browse the top stories on the site, and when you click through to a story, you’ll see a special version that’s much easier to read on the small screen.

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude

Capsule Train Will Let You Ride in a Mini Fortress of Solitude
This “capsule train” concept will give each person their own little train compartment fiefdom to rule on their way to work. Their are individual capsules that fit one person, or larger 4-person capsules. The concept was designed by Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan from Melbourne, Australia.

Rear View Mirror Tvs Say to Hell With Other Drivers

Rear View Mirror Tvs Say to Hell With Other Drivers
When you’re driving down the road, why should you have to worry about those pesky cars behind you? Thanks to this alarming new trend on its way over from China, rear view mirrors will soon do away with the irritation of constantly checking for other cars behind your vehicle, and instead let you focus on more pressing tasks, like watching television or dialing the phone.

Handy Robotic Arm is a Helpful Extra Limb

Handy Robotic Arm is a Helpful Extra Limb
The Handy robotic arm is meant to lend an extra hand for things like hammering, washing, painting, or kneading. It will be wireless capable and come with USB and midi ports, and employ “fuzzy AI logic” so it can learn your individual preferences.

Phones That Look Like Food Don’T Seem So Delicious

Phones That Look Like Food Don’T Seem So Delicious
I had no idea you could get custom phones to look like food products, but I’m here to tell you that you can, and they’re… um… unique. It all started when I saw this phone that looked like a sandwich, or rather, that looked like a phone horribly smooshed into a sandwich.

Tiny Dvr Camera is a Ball

Tiny Dvr Camera is a Ball
Within this tiny little black orb lives a tiny little digital video camera. What makes the Camball unique is its totally self-contained digital video recorder. All of the requisite electronics are crammed into a sphere that’s just a hair smaller than a ping pong ball.

Man Purse Deters Criminals (and Draws Cops)

Man Purse Deters Criminals (and Draws Cops)
A few years back there was an alarming trend of small purse-like accessory bags (also known as “manbags” or “murses”) being carried by metrosexuals in the trendier parts of town. Regardless of how in touch I am with my masculinity, I could never bring myself to point where I would carry one.

‘Rithm’ Speaker is Misspelled but Looks Gorgeous

‘Rithm’ Speaker is Misspelled but Looks Gorgeous
Danish company Davone’s Rithm speaker combines top-quality sound with a parabolic work of art. The speaker offers an 8-inch coaxial driver with a 1-inch dome tweeter placed in the center of the woofer. Davone claims that the many layers of glue and wood that build up the frame provide extra damping and reduce unwanted vibrations for superior sound quality.

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