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Archive for October 2008

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out

R/C Boxing Robots Offer Up a Technical Knock Out
These little toy robot kits from Japan do one thing and one thing only. They beat the crap out of each other. Tamiya’s Robocraft boxing robots come in a kit that’s easy enough to assemble if you know your way around a screwdriver.

Gomibako for PS3: Like Tetris With Trash

Gomibako for PS3: Like Tetris With Trash
I love my PS3, and I love a good game of Tetris, but unlike Oscar the Grouch, I don’t know if I can say that I love trash. Still, this offbeat new game in the works combines all three into a single, juicy delicious morsel of gaming that could be the most addictive garbage collection game this side of Katamari Damacy.

Floppy Disk Gift Labels Perfect for Wrapping Geeky Gifts

Floppy Disk Gift Labels Perfect for Wrapping Geeky Gifts
Man, 3.5-inch disks. I still can’t believe that just a decade after the demise of the floppy, a pocket-sized iPod Nano can hold than 11,378 times more data than a single 3.5-inch disk. How far we’ve come.

R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters

R/C Rear Window Hand Flips Off Tailgaters
Want to send a message to the driver that’s been glued to your bumper for the last 5 miles? Just hang this light-up hand on your car’s back window, and you can express your true feelings without getting physical.

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons

Altered Electric Skateboards for Real Speed Demons
Back when I was a kid, I tried to get on a skateboard a couple of times. But just about every time I did, I couldn’t manage to build up enough momentum to ride for more than a few seconds without wiping out.

X-Ray Lighting Fixtures Won’T Expose You to Radiation

X-Ray Lighting Fixtures Won’T Expose You to Radiation
Usually when I think about X-rays, it conjures up images of sitting on a table in an ill-fitting hospital gown with a weighty lead apron draped over some part of my body. Fortunately, these X-ray lamps require not so much as a visit to the doctor’s office.

Race Car USB Memory Card Reader has Flat Tires

Race Car USB Memory Card Reader has Flat Tires
Most of the USB memory card readers I come across are rather pedestrian. Conversely, this one is rather automotive. ElectroJoe’s Motor Maniac is a 16-in-1 memory card reader that looks like a (slightly deformed) little red race car.

Welder K24: a Manly Watch for Manly Men

Welder K24: a Manly Watch for Manly Men
Being such a tech geek, I have a tendency to gravitate towards digital watches. But every once in a while I’ll stumble onto an analog that catches my eye. Designed by Italo Fontana, the Welder K24 is about as macho looking a watch as you’ll find.

R/C Mechagodzilla Robot: Crush, Crumble and Chomp!

R/C Mechagodzilla Robot: Crush, Crumble and Chomp!
Why is it that Japan gets all the coolest toys? I mean really, why can’t I walk into the neighborhood store and pick up one of these? Coming this December from Bandai Japan, this remote-controlled Mechagodzilla robot is truly a sight to behold.

DIY Group Tetris Costume Will Earn You Lots of Candy

DIY Group Tetris Costume Will Earn You Lots of Candy
I was looking around for an interesting Halloween costume when I came across this awesome 5-person Tetris costume! The great thing about this costume is that unlike some other group costumes, you would be very recognizable apart or together.

Star Wars Bowling Balls for That Perfect 300 Game, Dude.

Star Wars Bowling Balls for That Perfect 300 Game, Dude.
The Force is sure to help your game with these bowling balls featuring the likeness of iconic Star Wars characters. Whether you’re Jedi or Sith, there’s a ball for you. While I think it would be fun to show up to league with Darth Vader bowling bag, you might prefer the grimacing visage of Jedi Master Yoda.

Mini E: Your Chance to Test Drive the Electric Mini Cooper

Mini E: Your Chance to Test Drive the Electric Mini Cooper
MINI today announced that they’ll be giving up to 500 test drivers the opportunity to test drive the new no-carbon footprint electric MINI E before it’s released. The diminutive 3-door MINI E is powered by a 100% electric motor (hybrids are for wusses), and still manages to go from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about 8.5 seconds.

Pac-Man Quilt With Moving Pieces

Pac-Man Quilt With Moving Pieces
While this isn’t the first Pac-Man quilt we’ve ever seen, I would argue it’s the best. Why? Because the Pac-Man and ghost pieces are movable, so you can play with them on the quilty game board!

Textile: Interactive Fabric Made of Thousands of Computer Keys

Textile: Interactive Fabric Made of Thousands of Computer Keys
TEXTile is an interactive art piece made of nearly 23,000 computer keycaps, fabric, a projector, and custom software. Viewers can type messages that become a part of the project itself. Here’s how it works: “In this interactive sculpture, thousands of recycled keyboard keys are embedded into a continuous textile.

Scope 2 Rgb LED Watch Reminds Me of Vector Video Games

Scope 2 Rgb LED Watch Reminds Me of Vector Video Games
I don’t know what it is about these retro-futuristic watches from Japan, but for me they conjure up images of 1980s color vector video games like Tempest or Quantum. The limited-edition Scope 2 watch uses a special multi-color (RGB) LED display to tell the time.

Xcm Crystal Makes Xbox 360 Controller Clear and Bright

Xcm Crystal Makes Xbox 360 Controller Clear and Bright
The guys over at XCM are at it once more with another cool mod you can buy to make your Xbox 360 just that much better. The new XCM Crystal Controller Kit not only redresses your 360 controller in a spiffy clear skin, but it also adds a brand new oversize D-pad that’s designed to prevent you from mistakenly pressing it in the wrong direction.

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