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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. I can speak from experience when I say there’s nothing worse than accidentally selecting that plasma rifle when you meant to select the rocket launcher. Of course, the best part of the Crystal Controller is that it comes pre-wired with a gorgeous array of nine colorful LEDs which illuminate the A/B/X/Y, back, start, dashboard and shoulder buttons. You can get your grubby little paws on the complete Crystal Controller kit over on RenChi for $29.90.

Samsung Digital Frames Double as Second Pc Monitor

Samsung Digital Frames Double as Second Pc Monitor
Earlier today, I told you guys about these cool little USB monitors that you could attach to your PC so you could stick your spare palettes, widgets and menus on them. But the problem was that they’re only available in Korea.
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Mimo 7-Inch LCD Monitor Perfect for Extra Menus

Mimo 7-Inch LCD Monitor Perfect for Extra Menus
Ever need just a little more real estate on your computer screen? I certainly could. I spend an inordinate amount of time using programs like Photoshop and Flash, and could always use an extra place to put all those little palettes and menus. These new MIMO displays from Korea’s Nanovision let you add a tiny 7″ LCD to your PC as a secondary monitor.

The Mac Os-X-Box 360 [Casemod]

The Mac Os-X-Box 360 [Casemod]
In a surprise announcement, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox 360 will now be capable of running Mac OS X. Now that I’ve got your attention, what we’ve really got here is an Xbox 360 that’s been gutted and replaced with the brains of a Macintosh. Under the hood of this Xbox 360 case is the motherboard from an old Apple PowerBook G4.

Abyss LED Table Lamp Looks Like My Lower Intestine

Abyss LED Table Lamp Looks Like My Lower Intestine
I don’t care if this lamp conjures up memories of my colonoscopy. It’s still cool. The undulating twists and turns of Kundalini’s Abyss table lamp may look a bit like your intestinal tract, but there’s something about the bendy organic form that I find mesmerizing. The Abyss can be adjusted into a variety of shapes, thanks to its flexible segmented construction.

Sega Dreamcast Stormtrooper Portable: the Dreamtrooper

Sega Dreamcast Stormtrooper Portable: the Dreamtrooper
Sure, it’s past its time, but the SEGA Dreamcast is still one of the greatest video game systems of all time. So when I found out that someone out there had turned this classic console into an all-in-one portable, I was stoked. It took modder Jon Jandran (aka “Hailrazer”) about 90 hours of blood, sweat and tears to transform a kids toy called a “Lazer Doodle” and into an elegant case for his Dreamcast portable that looks as good as anything that could have come off of the SEGA assembly line. The portable integrates a Sony PSOne 5″ LCD screen, an InterAct Quantum Fighterpad controller, stereo speakers and a battery pack which lets him play for about 2.5

V-Cube 5x5x5, 6x6x6, 7x7x7: Like Rubik’s Cubes on Crank

V-Cube 5x5x5, 6x6x6, 7x7x7: Like Rubik’s Cubes on Crank
I had enough problems trying to solve the original Rubik’s Cube. Heck, I was often tempted to just peel all the colored stickers off and place them on the proper sides of the cube whenever I got frustrated with the damned thing.

Vinyl Arcade Wall Decals Perk Up Your Game Room

Vinyl Arcade Wall Decals Perk Up Your Game Room
I’ve just found the perfect way to enhance your game room, or actually any room in your house needing a bit of fun, while at the same time saluting the salad days of gaming yore. Just peel and stick these terrific vinyl Pac-Man decals ($20) or Invaders decals ($45) from Sydney Etsy sellers vinylwalldesign up on your wall and start humming those theme songs every time you look at them. The Pac-Man kit includes Pac-Man (16.5cm

Ame De Wataame Makes Cotton Candy From Jolly Ranchers

Ame De Wataame Makes Cotton Candy From Jolly Ranchers
This quirky little invention from Japan will turn most hard candies (i.e. Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers) into custom flavored (and colored) cotton candy. No more boring pink cotton candy here. Nope, in minutes, you’ll be cranking out blue raspberry, root beer, and grape cotton candy creations with this gadget.

Lacie 5big Network Drive Looks Like Hal 9000’S Brother

Lacie 5big Network Drive Looks Like Hal 9000’S Brother
Designer Neil Poulton got the inspiration for the domed glowing light on the outside of his latest hard drive design from the red light on the face of HAL 9000, the infamous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. The new LaCie 5big Network storage array is designed for small and medium workgroups looking for a ton of storage at a reasonable price.

Darth Vader Mug Holds the Dark Side of Your Coffee

Darth Vader Mug Holds the Dark Side of Your Coffee
What better way to glug down your favorite beverage but out of the head of everyone’s number one movie villain, Darth Vader. While it’s officially being called a “stein” thanks to its flip-top head, the ceramic Dark Lord mug is perfect for those of us who like a really big cup of coffee. The oversize mug has a 24 ounce capacity, more than enough joe to keep you buzzing all morning long.

Where to Put Your Money in This Bear Market

Where to Put Your Money in This Bear Market
I read a news story the other day that whenever the economy is in the crapper, sales of safes shoot through the roof. I guess its better than putting your money under the mattress, right? Here’s a crazy safe that should keep all but the most devious of thieves away from your stash. Artist Alex Schlegel is the creator of this complicated puzzle-inspired safe.

Lomo Split Camera Will have You Seeing Double

Lomo Split Camera Will have You Seeing Double
Looking for a new way to unleash your creative freedom? Check out this wacky camera which lets you combine multiple images onto a single frame of film. The Lomo Split-Cam uses special adjustable light blockers which let you prevent the top, bottom, left or right section of standard 35mm film from being exposed before advancing to the next frame.

Xbox Classic Slims Down to Fighting Weight

Xbox Classic Slims Down to Fighting Weight
LOOKING FOR THE NEW XBOX 360 SLIM? CHECK IT OUT HERE! While the original Xbox is nary a memory in most of our minds, it’s still a popular console for hacking together media centers and other homebrew apps.

Little Big Planet Calculator: You Do the Math

Little Big Planet Calculator: You Do the Math
Let me start by saying that I’m really looking forward to playing in the virtual sandbox of the upcoming Little Big Planet for the PS3 when it hits stores later this month. But I could never imagine building something as amazingly intricate as this. PlayStation 3 fanatic Upsilandre spent countless hours building this incredible calculator using the Little Big Planet Beta demo.

Slime Meets Aromatherapy, Leaves Gooey Smelly Mess

Slime Meets Aromatherapy, Leaves Gooey Smelly Mess
Remember that goopy green gunk you used to play with when you were a kid? No not your nose goblins. It was called Slime, and it was the number one gross-out toy back in the day.
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