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Archive for May 2009

Colin O’Dowd’S Ekg Coat Rack Definitely No Flatliner

Colin O’Dowd’S Ekg Coat Rack Definitely No Flatliner
Looking for a cool way to keep your coats up off the floor? Then look no further than the Beat coat rack by designer Colin O’Dowd. Whether you think of it as the pulse of a beating heart, the waveform of your favorite tune, or the trend line for your stock portfolio, it’s definitely a conversation piece on any wall.

From NES to Clockface: the Journey of a Circuit Board

From NES to Clockface: the Journey of a Circuit Board
One day you’re just poking along, handling all your business NES-style, running games, having someone blow hot air into your space, and the next? You’ve been torn out of your cozy little home and someone’s fitting all sorts of new parts onto your body.

Piece Together Jigsaw Puzzles on the Nintendo Ds

Piece Together Jigsaw Puzzles on the Nintendo Ds
Sometimes, the fact that the Nintendo DS is region-free really comes in handy, even for folks who can’t read a single Japanese character. You don’t have to read a thing to do jigsaw puzzles so long as you can make your way through the menus.

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player: Pull String, Hear Music

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player: Pull String, Hear Music
Now this is something I really really want: a stylish, easy-to-use CD player. Pull the string to turn the player on, pull it again to make the player stop. The volume and search buttons are on top of the player.

Universal Bullshit Detector Watch Poops, Moos, Might Actually Tell the Time Too

Universal Bullshit Detector Watch Poops, Moos, Might Actually Tell the Time Too
Do you have friends who constantly brag about imaginary achievements? Are you tired of salesmen harassing you at the mall with their 5 minutes a day = 6 pack! exercise machines? Is your kid always making up excuses for failing  — let’s not go there.

Gear4 Crg-60 iPod Clock Radio Lets You Choose How It Will Ruin Your Sleep

Gear4 Crg-60 iPod Clock Radio Lets You Choose How It Will Ruin Your Sleep
Like many other iPod docks/alarm clocks, gear4’s latest iPod accessory can wake you up with music from your iPod. But the crg-60 can also be set to play music from the built-in FM radio or just do a good ol’ buzz to make you get out of bed.

Panda Flash Drive: Buy a Rubber Panda, Help Save a Real Panda

Panda Flash Drive: Buy a Rubber Panda, Help Save a Real Panda
From Active Media Products – the folks who make the Obama Drive – comes another gimmicky storage device, the Panda flash drive. But at least this time it’s for a cause: 5% of the flash drive’s retail price goes to the panda-loving World Wildlife Fund.

The Great Insect War: Ants Versus Phoridae

The Great Insect War: Ants Versus Phoridae
Freaky news from Texas: apparently, fire ants are becoming a problem in the Lone Star State, so they’re importing phorid flies to deal with the problem. Pshaw, what can puny flies do against ants, you must be saying.

LEGO USB Hubs Offer Colorful, Stackable Connectivity

LEGO USB Hubs Offer Colorful, Stackable Connectivity
Can’t get enough LEGO bricks? Then here’s another accessory for your desktop that you might want to add to your collection. These USB hubs from Systown bear more than a passing resemblance to LEGO blocks. Perfect for connecting your LEGO flash drive and LEGO MP3 player to your LEGO Mac Mini, these hubs add 3 extra ports anywhere you need ’em.

Thumb Callouses Are So Over: Super Mario Bros Controlled With Music

Thumb Callouses Are So Over: Super Mario Bros Controlled With Music
I love Mario, but even I have to admit that the old school games are, well, old. I’ve played ’em a million times, and even though Super Mario Bros is a classic, it’s always fun to spice it up a little.

Pac-Man Roomba Eats All Your Dirt Pellets

Pac-Man Roomba Eats All Your Dirt Pellets
As devices go, the Roomba is pretty cool on its own. It’s a useful machine and a fun toy all in one, so dressing it up can seem a little gratuitous. But if you turn your Roomba into Pac-Man… well, that’s just awesome.

Rise V3 Pole Climbing Robot Scales Vertical Surfaces With Tiny, Sharp Claws – Just Like My Cat Climbs My Leg

Rise V3 Pole Climbing Robot Scales Vertical Surfaces With Tiny, Sharp Claws – Just Like My Cat Climbs My Leg
This amazing bit of mechanical technology not only can run on the ground, it can ascend difficult to scale surfaces like trees and telephone poles. Designed by Boston Dynamics, working with researchers from The University of Pennsylvania’s Kod*lab, the RiSE V3 robot can work its way up poles without cracking so much as a sweat.

Pantel Outdoor Weatherproof HDTV: So Expensive, You Might Not Want to Leave It Outside

Pantel Outdoor Weatherproof HDTV: So Expensive, You Might Not Want to Leave It Outside
Pimp your ride, your pool, your house, and even your dog’s house with Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof HDTVs. They’re rust-resistant, can withstand temperatures from -40 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and are equipped with anti-reflective glass screens, features that allow you to be a couch potato even when you’re out of the house.

Fossils From the Future: Gadget Edition

Fossils From the Future: Gadget Edition
What will future societies think of us when they excavate bits of iPods and N64 controllers? (That we had damn fine taste, that’s what!) Though we can never know, you can get a glimpse of the future of current tech thanks to one artist creating fake fossils from for (from?)

Pyramid-Shaped Computer Case: Pointy, Pointy

Pyramid-Shaped Computer Case: Pointy, Pointy
What shape do you associate with style? Scimitar Computers claim that pyramids = hip & stylish, and so they’re claiming that their handmade pyramid-shaped computer cases are “the solution to the conundrum of how to be a computer nerd and hip and stylish at the same time.”

Buglabs Open-Source Modular Gadget Factory: the Modder’S Gadget

Buglabs Open-Source Modular Gadget Factory: the Modder’S Gadget
Bug Labs’ very geeky product is the perfect Modder’s Day gift. You see, BUG is a set of tools that lets you mix and match its components to build your own gadget, like LEGO but a hundred times geekier.

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