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Archive for March 2009

Stick Those Devices Into a Tape-Dispensing USB Hub

Stick Those Devices Into a Tape-Dispensing USB Hub
It’s the perfect companion to the sticky notes flash drive: the tape dispenser USB hub, for the person who needs to affix a lot of things to other things. How have you lived this long without it? I may laugh now, but the next time I need to tape something…

One From the Old School: Classic Arcade Games Coming to Virtual Console [Wii]

One From the Old School: Classic Arcade Games Coming to Virtual Console [Wii]
At this week’s Game Developers Conference, a number of incredible new (and old) additions were announced for the Wii’s downloadable game services, but the one that really gets me going is this: arcade titles will be added to the Virtual Console lineup. There’s just nothing like the classics. Nintendo didn’t…
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Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera Kit Snaps Together, Then Snaps Photos

Plamodel DIY 35mm Camera Kit Snaps Together, Then Snaps Photos
Sure, you can pick up a cheap disposable camera at the neighborhood convenience store for about $10 bucks, but why buy one of those when you can build your own for a few dollars more? The SuperHeadz Plamodel 35mm camera kit lets you snap together your camera using die-cut pieces…

Zeebo, “the Fourth Big Console” to be Released in Brazil This July (Boa Sorte!)

Zeebo, “the Fourth Big Console” to be Released in Brazil This July (Boa Sorte!)
At the ongoing Game Developers Conference in California, Zeebo Inc. unveiled the Zeebo, a video game console for people in the “middle class” of developing countries. The Zeebo will initially be offered in Brazil this July via a partnership with Brazilian manufacturer Tectoy. Zeebo Inc. plans to make the console…

New Video Game Controller Soaps Feature Added Realism and Improved Graphics

New Video Game Controller Soaps Feature Added Realism and Improved Graphics
Remember Digitalsoaps and her Playstation bath bars? Washington’s very own gadget glycerinator is back, along with more detailed video game controller soaps, like the Xbox 360 soap: Weighing in at 7 oz., the Xbox 360 controller soap is made of shea butter and is lovingly scented with “Mountain Dew fragrance…

Kinyo Artdio M100: a Tiny Cuboid Projector for an Equally Small Price

Kinyo Artdio M100: a Tiny Cuboid Projector for an Equally Small Price
Pocket-sized projectors are the next big thing in projection technology. But most of the pocket projectors out there are priced from $300 to $400 and more. While this little projector isn’t as high resolution as others like the 3M MPro110, it is definitely cheaper. Priced at just $220 USD, the…

Pinky the Ghost Pixel Art Mosaic Made From 3.5-Inch Floppy Disks [Pac-Man]

Pinky the Ghost Pixel Art Mosaic Made From 3.5-Inch Floppy Disks [Pac-Man]
Got 256 old 3.5-inch floppy disks lying around the house? I can’t think of a better use for a bunch of floppies but to make a giant 16×16 pixel art Pinky ghost mosaic out of them. Can you?…

Nintendo’S Dsiware Service May Include Gameboy and Gba Games

Nintendo’S Dsiware Service May Include Gameboy and Gba Games
Saddened over the loss of the GBA slot in Nintendo’s new DSi? Fret not, young gamer; if this particular rumor bears sweet, juicy fruit, you just may be able to download all those old Nintendo handheld games via the DSiWare service–or at least some of them. The rumor surfaced at…

Eco-Chic: Pad Your Laptop With Recycled Cardboard

Eco-Chic: Pad Your Laptop With Recycled Cardboard
If you’re looking for something both unique and somewhat green to protect your laptop and you happen to have £180+ (appx. $265 USD) lying around to spend on your little heart’s desire, you might just be interested in Giles Miller’s amazing cardboard laptop case design. If, like me, you aren’t…

The Periodic Table of Controllers

The Periodic Table of Controllers
Can’t remember if the Wavebird controller worked with the Nintendo64 or GameCube? Which had more buttons, the Colecovision or the Atari Jaguar? Now you can answer these and many other video game controller questions with the Periodic Table of Controllers. Created by flickr member Pixel Fantasy, this work-in-progress table offers…

USB Robot Flash Drives Lose Their Heads

USB Robot Flash Drives Lose Their Heads
What better way to store your important files than inside the body a tiny little robot? These USB flash drives sort of remind me of Futurama’s Bender Bending Rodriguez, what with their bendy metallic arms. But these robots won’t tell you to bite their shiny metal behinds. At least I…

Bet You Can’T Do This With Blu-ray: Awesome Cassette Tape Portraits

Bet You Can’T Do This With Blu-ray: Awesome Cassette Tape Portraits
Artist iri5’s “Ghost in the Machine” is a series of portraits that connect music with visual art by making use of old cassette tapes as medium. When I first saw Neatorama‘s post about the project I thought it was just a cheap trick. But after taking a closer look at…

Practical and Sneaky: Mykeyo Keyboard Organizer

Practical and Sneaky: Mykeyo Keyboard Organizer
The concept behind myKeyO‘s Keyboard Organizer is so simple it’s brilliant, turning an otherwise ordinary USB computer keyboard into a personal storage. myKeyO takes advantage of the fact that today’s technology allows for very thin keyboards. The Keyboard Organizer adds functionality while only adding a tenth of an inch to…

Super Nintoaster Might Burn Your Cartridges

Super Nintoaster Might Burn Your Cartridges
We’ve seen people put old Nintendo systems into all kinds of things, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve seen a Super Nintendo inside a toaster. I guess you just can’t deny that cartridges and slices of bread aren’t completely dissimilar. Yep, it’s a working SNES in…

Nintendo Ds Finally Gets a Katamari Game… Sort of

Nintendo Ds Finally Gets a Katamari Game… Sort of
Nintendo DS devotees have long hoped for a Katamary Damacy game on the versatile handheld, and since every other company in the history of gaming has jumped on the trend of remaking games for the current handhelds, it’s long been a disappointment that the franchise has been absent from Nintendo’s…

Retrolicious: Areaware 2b Radio

Retrolicious: Areaware 2b Radio
Areaware’s 2B Radio lets you enjoy the “big, warm, radiant sound” that can only be produced by vacuum tubes, along with a Braun-inspired minimalist design. Aside from an AM & FM internal antenna, the 2B Radio also has an aux input and a recording output, so you can pair it…
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