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Archive for June 2009

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Puffy Stereo Backpack: Take the Spirit of 1998 With You

Puffy Stereo Backpack: Take the Spirit of 1998 With You
Fydelity’s Stay-Puff Stereo Backpack is just begging to bust out some Beastie Boys or Q Tip. Equipped with a 3000 milliwatt amplifier, the backpack’s built-in speakers can play music for up to 8 hours on 4 AA batteries.

Tricked Out, Victorian-Inspired Laptop Case

Tricked Out, Victorian-Inspired Laptop Case
Described by its creator as “Victoriana meets Glam Rock,” this is definitely a contender for wildest laptop case ever. One part pre-bought hard case, one part rhinestones, and one part pom poms equals all parts awesome… and completely unique.

Move Over, Guitar Hero: Learn Real Piano on the Nintendo Ds

Move Over, Guitar Hero: Learn Real Piano on the Nintendo Ds
You can learn all sorts of things with the Nintendo DS, from foreign vocabulary words to yoga (and even yoga for your face). But why stop there? Starting in November, you’ll be able to use your trusty Nintendo handheld to study piano… with a mini-keyboard attachment and all!

LEGO Jesus Christ Blocks Evil From Entering Swedish Church

LEGO Jesus Christ Blocks Evil From Entering Swedish Church
A group of churchgoers in Västerås, Sweden made a LEGO statue of Jesus Christ. According to the statue’s official blog, 10% of the surface blocks and all of the interior blocks were donated. The blog also has a slide show of the construction if you’re interested; you’ll be surprised at how full the statue is inside.

Film & Cassette Tape Portraits by Iri5 Are for Sale, and Yes, They’Re Expensive.

Film & Cassette Tape Portraits by Iri5 Are for Sale, and Yes, They’Re Expensive.
Reader Alex commented on our call for surveyees (take the survey! there’s a prize!) that the stuff we usually feature are cool (of course they are :D) but mostly expensive. Alex, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry but this is another one of those cool-but-expensive stuffs.

Zerg Cake is Disgustingly Accurate [Starcraft Bakery]

Zerg Cake is Disgustingly Accurate [Starcraft Bakery]
Gearfuse spotted this mind-blowingly detailed cake, featuring a budding Zerg base from the money printing military sci-fi RTS Starcraft. Everything you can expect from a Zerg base a minute into the game is there – mineral nodes,a gas geyser, a hatchery, drones, and a couple of larvae, all on top of a crunchy creep-like (we hope) crust.

Portable Pizza Oven Lets You Cook-a Nice-a Pizz-a Pie in a Moving Car

Portable Pizza Oven Lets You Cook-a Nice-a Pizz-a Pie in a Moving Car
How many times have you said to yourself: “I really, really wish I could cook a pizza while driving.” Well have I got something for you. The Porta-Pizza oven could be just what the doctor ordered.

Casio G Shock Data Bank Calculator Watch: Bully Proof

Casio G Shock Data Bank Calculator Watch: Bully Proof
Casio’s limited edition calculator watch is so nerdy it should be a character in The Big Bang Theory. Fortunately, it has been infused with G-Shock toughness, which somewhat offsets its bully magnet looks. Available in 4 nerdtastic colors, it has data storage capabilities and a calculator, as well as a currency converter and a calendar.

Shake Control: Environment-Friendly Wiimote for Your Tv

Shake Control: Environment-Friendly Wiimote for Your Tv
Winner of the 2008 red dot design award, the Shake Control presents a unique and environment-friendly way of controlling television sets. It may also be frustrating enough that people won’t want to watch TV anymore. Instead of using batteries, the Shake Control is indirectly powered by the user; a magnet generates current whenever you give the controller a shake.

IPhone Talkbox: Like Peter Frampton Got Stuck in Your Phone

IPhone Talkbox: Like Peter Frampton Got Stuck in Your Phone
This application for the iPhone lets you create cool vocal/guitar sound mash-ups that sound like something off of Frampton Comes Alive or Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet. LoL Software’s TALKBOX app for the iPhone lets you manipulate sounds with your mouth, creating that classic 1970s guitar wah-wah sound.

Miles Edgeworth Premium Edition Nintendo Dsi is All Class

Miles Edgeworth Premium Edition Nintendo Dsi is All Class
The Ace Attorney series has become a cult favorite among Nintendo DS fans, so I’m sure plenty of people are pleased to see that the most attractive special edition DSi yet is branded to match the series’ spin-off, starring prosecuting attorney Miles Edgeworth.

Mur-01 Seat With Built-in Speakers: Now That’S a Seriously Rocking Chair

Mur-01 Seat With Built-in Speakers: Now That’S a Seriously Rocking Chair
Feel the full force of Mastodon on your butt with the MUR-01 rocking chair from Irisohyama. The built-in 8.5-watt 2.1 speaker system will assault your body with sound. Or will it just massage your body? How loud is an 8.5-watt speaker system anyway?

Expressing Your Utter Disbelief Through Chatspeak Earrings

Expressing Your Utter Disbelief Through Chatspeak Earrings
If you’re curious about my reaction at seeing these earrings on Etsy, well, all you really have to do is read what they say… preferably aloud. You’ve got to practice until you get the squeal down.

LED Color-Changing Flat Panels Perfect for Home Discos

LED Color-Changing Flat Panels Perfect for Home Discos
Looking for a dramatic, colorful addition to your room? If your taste skews towards Saturday Night Fever, have I got a thing for you. These flat LED panels can be mounted on your wall or ceiling (although dancing on these isn’t recommended) and can change colors with the push of a button.

Windows 7 Runs on a Pentium 2 [How Low Can You Go?]

Windows 7 Runs on a Pentium 2 [How Low Can You Go?]
Some expert computer technician crazy person has managed to get Windows 7 to run on a ridiculously underpowered Pentium II PC. Why? I say, why not? Amazingly enough, PC enthusiast Hackerman1 got his old 266 MHz Pentium II machine loaded up with Windows 7 Ultimate.

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