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Archive for May 2009

That’S How She Rolls: Girl Builds Custom Katamari Controller

That’S How She Rolls: Girl Builds Custom Katamari Controller
Hackster Queen (of All Cosmos, naturally) Kellbot has created what may become the ultimate Katamari Damacy experience: a spherical controller, so you can roll while you roll. It’s enough to make me want to learn how to wire things together.

Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Give Your Computer Wood

Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse Give Your Computer Wood
Tired of plain old plastic peripherals? Own this computer? Then you might want to check out this keyboard and mouse made out of wood. Micro Innovations’ wooden keyboard and mouse are made primarily from eco-friendly bamboo, giving them a natural look that you don’t normally see sitting next to high-tech equipment.

Dealnabob: Seagate Freeagent 500 Gb Drive for $49.99

Dealnabob: Seagate Freeagent 500 Gb Drive for $49.99
If you’re planning on buying an external hard drive, grab your credit card right now because LogicBuy have gone insane: they’re offering a Seagate FreeAgent 500 GB for just $50 USD. That’s a $50 savings right there.

Maxed-Out Steampunk Pc Being Given Away to Promote Damnation Video Game

Maxed-Out Steampunk Pc Being Given Away to Promote Damnation Video Game
Bring out your Victorian costumes and steam-powered, brass-colored…stuff: Destructoid are giving away a steampunk PC with specs as awesome as it looks. All they’re asking for in return is a video, photo or art installation of yourself with a steampunk theme.

Wd Tv HD Media Player Should be Integrated Into All Hdtvs

Wd Tv HD Media Player Should be Integrated Into All Hdtvs
I hope that in the future we can just plug in our storage devices into our HDTVs and access the stored media without the need for a separate gadget. I also hope that in the future I’ll have an HDTV.

A Perfect Massage Turns Your Xbox 360 Controller Into a Remote-Controlled Vibrator

A Perfect Massage Turns Your Xbox 360 Controller Into a Remote-Controlled Vibrator
The Xbox Live community has produced some really entertaining little games. It’s also produced a game which makes your 360 controllers into a wireless “sensual massager”. And I think we all know what that means. Just download A Perfect Massage onto your Xbox 360, and you can turn one or more of your controllers into a vibrating massager.

Super Mario World, Sculpted for Permanence

Super Mario World, Sculpted for Permanence
deviantARTist Tsurera is all about geek-inspired sculpture; a peek at her gallery reveals recreations of Nintendo and comic characters, among other things, but this rendering of a level in Super Mario World is among the most impressive of her projects.

Gigantic Final Fantasy Characters Storm Los Angeles

Gigantic Final Fantasy Characters Storm Los Angeles
While this story would automatically be ten billion times more awesome if giant Final Fantasy characters (in the flesh) took over LA using Bahamut and the combined power of zippers and hair gel, I’ve gotta say that the big posters are pretty cool in their own right.

Air-Trekkers Jumping Stilts: Unleash the Tigger in You

Air-Trekkers Jumping Stilts: Unleash the Tigger in You
Ever wondered if there was a way to turn any surface into a trampoline? Me neither. But there is an answer to that non-existent question that doesn’t involve taking illegal substances: wear Air-Trekkers. They’re 3-foot long jumping stilts with an aluminum frame & carbon-fiber springs.

Camspace Turns Any Object Into a Controller

Camspace Turns Any Object Into a Controller
Almost a week ago, Kotaku’s Brian Crecente wrote an article regarding the re-emergence of video game peripherals, spurred on by the success of Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and of course the Wii. In the article, Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter was quoted as saying, “I think the problem with all peripherals is that you have to make them reusable.

Sunny Side Up: Fried Egg Light

Sunny Side Up: Fried Egg Light
This lamp makes me want to do another edition of “Why? Why not?”, but I’m too tired to be bewildered today so I’ll let you guys be the judge. The yolk-light is also the switch; press it to turn the light on/off.

Blaster USB Hub: 4 Ports in Disguise

Blaster USB Hub: 4 Ports in Disguise
This Blaster 4-port USB hub is a minor fail. I mean, it’s cool that it transforms into a laptop (which you can then connect to a real laptop); it’s just that Blaster doesn’t transform into a laptop.

World’S Slowest Macbook is Carved Out of Wood

World’S Slowest Macbook is Carved Out of Wood
Kyle Buckner may not be a stranger to Apple-inspired art projects, but that doesn’t make his latest effort any less impressive. He’s created a beautiful replica Macbook–and he made it out of wood. That’s got a beautiful gloss–moreso, in fact, than my actual Macbook.

Forget Htpcs: Cheap Hard Drive Enclosure Doubles as Media Player

Forget Htpcs: Cheap Hard Drive Enclosure Doubles as Media Player
Fresh off the docks – or however gadgets are shipped from China – this slightly weird but nonetheless useful device, a HDD enclosure with a built-in media player. The aluminum enclosure is compatible with 3.5″ SATA drives and even has a built-in fan to ensure your hard disk stays (relatively) cool.

Wtf Lamp Concept: Amusingly Blinding

Wtf Lamp Concept: Amusingly Blinding
If this lamp concept from designer John Nouanesing is ever turned into a real product, it’ll be one of those things that’ll amuse you for a day or two. Afterwards it’ll just be a conversational piece, something to show your date while you figure out what to say – or do – next.

Win Fabulous Fake Prizes With What the?! Trivia [Xbla]

Win Fabulous Fake Prizes With What the?! Trivia [Xbla]
Campy, cheap experiences for groups in your living room can sometimes be hard to come by, unless someone is willing to start dancing on the table. But if you’re looking for something a little safer (for your table), a silly new trivia game is available as part of the Xbox Live Community Games lineup.

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