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Archive for August 2009

Logitech Unifying Receiver: One Receiver to Rule the Wireless USB Airwaves

Logitech Unifying Receiver: One Receiver to Rule the Wireless USB Airwaves
Logitech makes perfect use of wireless USB technology with their Unifying technology, which connects up to 6 compatible mice and keyboards (made by Logitech of course) to a computer using only a single, tiny receiver. It’s an awesome way to free up USB ports on your laptop, but obviously desktop users can also save space and eliminate clutter with this setup.

Robot Submarines Zip Through Obstacles, Fire Torpedoes, Ensure That We have No Place to Hide

Robot Submarines Zip Through Obstacles, Fire Torpedoes, Ensure That We have No Place to Hide
I’m sure you’ve seen the plethora of ground combat robots that we’ve featured here at technabob, and I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned at least a couple of aerial drones. Now, with the conclusion of the frighteningly successful Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Autonomus Underwater Vehicles competition (AUVSI AUV), all our base are really belong to them.

Walkman Swallows iPhone

Walkman Swallows iPhone
I just love the design of this iPhone case that’s designed to look like an old-school Sony Walkman. This handmade leather case comes to us courtesy of London UK artist Tovicorrie of Beautiful Skin. Each one is imprinted with a retro image of Sony’s classic cassette player, layered onto either a soft brown or burgundy red cowhide, and in orange, blue, brown or hot pink Walkman colors.

Playstation 3 Slim Really Almost Probably Coming Soon

Playstation 3 Slim Really Almost Probably Coming Soon
Thinking of buying a Playstation 3? Heard some rumors about the inevitable slim version coming sooner rather than later? Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica kindly rounded up the evidence for your perusal. I for one, believe in ol’ Ben Franklin’s saying: “Nothing is certain but death and a slimmer version of a Sony video game system.

The Ultimate Million Dollar Speaker: Sign Me Up for Two!

The Ultimate Million Dollar Speaker: Sign Me Up for Two!
Let me start out by saying that my entire 5.1 home theater sound system cost less than $1,000 bucks, so the thought of paying $1,000,000 for a single speaker is about as foreign a concept to me as Paris Hilton spending $325k on a dog house.

Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar USB Charger: Green Energy on the Go

Sanyo Eneloop Portable Solar USB Charger: Green Energy on the Go
Sanyo’s latest gadget is perfect for people who go on long trips as well as those who journey to places without readily available electricity. But even simple urban people can still benefit from having a portable solar charger.

Star Wars T-Shirt Does Make a Good Point

Star Wars T-Shirt Does Make a Good Point
When we love someone or something, we tend to overlook its flaws and shortcomings, and we say to ourselves that these flaws and shortcomings are just part of the person or the object that we love, they’re included in the package, even though we could mine these flaws and shortcomings for comic material, thus putting them to good use.

Final Fantasy Xiv Will have No Experience Points: Does That Mean Everyone Stays at Level 1?

Final Fantasy Xiv Will have No Experience Points: Does That Mean Everyone Stays at Level 1?
The DVD included in Famitsu’s September issue includes a video clip of FF XIV producer Hiromichi Tanaka and director Nobuaki Komoto giving bits of info about the upcoming MMORPG. One of the things they revealed is that Final Fantasy XIV will have no experience points.

Just Me and My Shadow Here in This Tower [Wii]

Just Me and My Shadow Here in This Tower [Wii]
Platform games can get complex, sure, but we’ve been running and jumping for a long, long time, and it gets more difficult to make creative platformers all the time. One way to change it up? Make your protagonist invisible and give him a tower to climb.

Wall-E as File Dump

Wall-E as File Dump
Aww, look! Wall-E, taking care of all your files, in the form of a keychain USB flash drive. Adorable, right? Don’t get too excited–Sgedra’s Wall-E USB drive was available at Etsy for the short span of time that elapsed between the driving being listed and someone seeing it.

Star6 iPhone Sampler Synth Lets You Rave Out in Real Time

Star6 iPhone Sampler Synth Lets You Rave Out in Real Time
Star6 is a new iPhone app that turns your phone into a sampling synthesizer, perfect for live electronic music performances. Created as a collaboration between musician Jason Forrest and Agile Partners, Star6 not only lets you record your own samples or play a variety of pre-loaded sampled sounds, but you can send your own sounds to your phone over a Wi-Fi connection.

Mathmos Fireflow: the Lava Lamp Goes Cordless

Mathmos Fireflow: the Lava Lamp Goes Cordless
Remember lava lamps? This modern update on the classic lava lamp does away with cords, instead promoting its ooey-gooey goodness using fire. London UK-based Mathmos is getting set to release their new Fireflow lava lamps. The lights eliminate the need for electricity, instead substituting the heat of a simple tea light candle.

Spoticam Lamp is Watching You

Spoticam Lamp is Watching You
Antrepo Design Industry, the smart people behind some really cool concepts and art, are at it again with their latest design for a lamp: the Spoticam. It’s a lamp that looks like a security camera, perfect for mothers who want to rub it in their kid’s face that they’re grounded.

Zelda Cosplay: Now for the Whole Family

Zelda Cosplay: Now for the Whole Family
Zelda fans have been with Link through the ages, so why limit cosplay to individuals old enough to choose for themselves? Presenting the Link costume for babies: Not that I can say much–my son was a moogle for his first Halloween.

New Left 4 Dead Dlc Set to Drop Before Sequel

New Left 4 Dead Dlc Set to Drop Before Sequel
The somewhat-maligned Left 4 Dead sequel is scheduled for this November, just under a year after the original, but now grumblers have something cheaper (or, if you’re on PC, free!) to look forward to: a Crash Course in kicking zombies in the face.

Karada Trainer Headphones: Portable Pesterer for Pedestrians

Karada Trainer Headphones: Portable Pesterer for Pedestrians
These Karada Trainer Headphones literally dictate the pace that you should take while you’re exercising, based on your “age, weight, and intensity level (walking, jogging, or aerobics)” as well as your resting heart rate, which you can measure using the headphones’ built-in sensor.