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Archive for February 2009

Tote Your Rings in This Sonic Bag

Tote Your Rings in This Sonic Bag
It’s a well-known fact that fans of Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog often need to haul things: rings, outdated Sega consoles, lunch, petitions about voice actors… and luckily, all of those items will fit into this sweet Sonic-themed tote bag (though maybe not all at once; the Dreamcast was pretty hefty).

Third Eye Video Camera Makes You Look Like a Cyclops

Third Eye Video Camera Makes You Look Like a Cyclops
Can’t figure out where to put that pesky camcorder when you’re out and about? Why not free your hands and strap the darned thing to your head? This ridiculous looking (and badly named) “Third Eye” video camera attaches to your forehead using a stretchy elastic headband, and lets you capture images and videos hands-free.

The Real Paper Mario [Board Game]

The Real Paper Mario [Board Game]
This awesome papercraft Mushroom Kingdom board game was created by designer Ashley Buerkett. I’m not sure this was what Nintendo was thinking when they released Paper Mario.

Kern: the Game for Typography Nerds

Kern: the Game for Typography Nerds
If you prefer to call capital letters “majuscules,” you probably aren’t the type to shy away from words like kerning and ligature, either. And that’s okay, because there are games that cater even to you typography nerds, or at least game, singular: KERN, available now from the Apple AppStore.

Monkeylectric Monkey Lights Make Bike Wheels Fly Through the Night in a Splash of Color

Monkeylectric Monkey Lights Make Bike Wheels Fly Through the Night in a Splash of Color
Here’s a great way to pimp out your bicycle without having to give it a metallic banana seat or stuffing those sparkly pom-pom things into your handlebars. MonkeyLectric’s Monkey Lights snap onto the spokes of your bicycle and provide an amazing, colorful light show as you pedal through the streets at night.

Hey Kids! Let’S have Some Fun With the Department of Energy! Woohoo

Hey Kids! Let’S have Some Fun With the Department of Energy! Woohoo
One of my first posts here at Technabob was about a flash game about saving energy. The US government’s Department of Energy heeded Canada’s example and came up with their own entertaining website to encourage people – particularly kids – to save energy.

Samsung’S Blue Earth Phone Hopes That Your Pockets Let the Sun Shine in

Samsung’S Blue Earth Phone Hopes That Your Pockets Let the Sun Shine in
Samsung is set to unveil an eco-friendly cellular phone at the 2009 Mobile World Congress. Called “Blue Earth”, the phone packs a number of environment friendly features, such as a solar panel on the back of the phone and an app called eco walk that tells you how many trees you’ll save if you walk to your destination instead of driving or riding a vehicle.

Amazingly Preserved Hewlett-Packard Hp01 LED Calculator Watch Hits Ebay, Offers Rare Glimpse Into Geek History

Amazingly Preserved Hewlett-Packard Hp01 LED Calculator Watch Hits Ebay, Offers Rare Glimpse Into Geek History
One of the rarest bits of gadget history you can find, this beautiful specimen of the highly collectible Hewlett-Packard HP01 LED calculator watch is available for auction over on eBay. There’s just over 2 hours left in the auction so if you want to get your geek on, you’d better get your bids in fast!

LG Arena Km900 Multimedia Phone Specs, Details and Product Video Released

LG Arena Km900 Multimedia Phone Specs, Details and Product Video Released
The new LG ARENA touchscreen mobile phone is definitely one to watch for when it’s released later this Spring. The ARENA (also known as the LG-KM900) was launched today at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Air Guitar iPhone App for Those About to Rock

Air Guitar iPhone App for Those About to Rock
Attention imaginary Satrianis, your iPhone app is in the house: Air Guitar by Inedible Software. You’ll be shredding the atmosphere in no time at all, thanks to the app’s simple yet intuitive interface. Instructions will appear when you open the app; hold the iPhone sideways and a small, chubby fretboard appears.

Advertise With This Gorilla Robot

Advertise With This Gorilla Robot
When I first heard there was a business called Gorilla Robot Factory, I assumed they’d be some sort of hipster design company, a recording studio, or maybe some Web 3.0 startup. I never figured that they’d actually make gorilla robots.

La Tosta Laptop Cooling Stand: Proof That Cheap Yet Useful Things Still Exist

La Tosta Laptop Cooling Stand: Proof That Cheap Yet Useful Things Still Exist
Laptop owning cheapskates rejoice! Like all other laptop owners, I know that you’re concerned about the heat that your laptop generates, as well as the stress on your back from countless hours of being hunched down while using your laptop.

Jetlev Water Powered Jet Pack Laughs in the Face of Jet Skis

Jetlev Water Powered Jet Pack Laughs in the Face of Jet Skis
With up to 215 horsepower, the JetLev jetpack flings you up to 28 feet in the air at up to 40MPH by pumping water through its jets.

Hims Brain Hubi Claims to Relax Your Mind, Improve Your Memory, Help You Concentrate, End World Hunger, Visualize Whirled Peas

Hims Brain Hubi Claims to Relax Your Mind, Improve Your Memory, Help You Concentrate, End World Hunger, Visualize Whirled Peas
This little USB gadget from Korea makes some pretty lofty claims. Not only will it help you chill out, it could help you memorize Pi to 100,000 digits, or might turn you into the next Rembrandt.

Vest Dressed to Kill: Resident Evil Vests on Ebay

Vest Dressed to Kill: Resident Evil Vests on Ebay
Of all the strange things that we have seen and heard and killed in the Resident Evil series, one strange thing stands out in my mind, in the same way that in RE games objects that can be picked up and interacted with tend to sparkle and have more vivid colors: why the hell is Raccoon City called “Raccoon City”?

Whose Leg Lamp: Weirdest Romantic Accessory Ever

Whose Leg Lamp: Weirdest Romantic Accessory Ever
Imagine you’re on a date. You’ve probably done this so many times that you’ve become quite the date-imagining expert. Imagine that the date is going well, and then you excuse yourself to go to the restroom.

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