This wondrous steampunk contraption may looks like something out of an H.G. Wells time-travel story, but it’s actually modern broadcast video control system, concealed under the shell of a victorian-styled retro-mechanical facade.
These new jewelry designs look just like your favorite retro gaming characters, only made from schmancy, shiny crystals.
Designed by Germany’s Team Tentakulus, these jewels feature the likenesses of Pac-Man, Tetris and Space Invaders crafted from exquisite Swarovski crystals.
What does a Jedi Knight need to do when after a long day force pushing and pulling off mind tricks – take o nice soak in the tub, right? When you’re done, you can dry off with one of these plush Jedi bath robes.
If there’s a reason why most things that come from Pixar are so geek-friendly, it’s probably because most of the people at Pixar are geeks. Take Angus MacLane. He was the Lead Animator on WALL-E, which was well received by most geeks for obvious reasons (robots).
So you just plunked down thousands of dollars on that shiny new flat screen HDTV. But you’ve got kids, and they like to throw everything from the remote to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches around the room.
It’s Strange & Wonderful Wednesday, and as I was perusing the offerings of the Internet I came upon Gerard Vlemmings’ – aka The Presurfer – link to an article on blogbits about weird cameras. They were weird alright: there was an 18-carat gold plated Pentax LX and even a pistol-shaped camera.
Audiophiles listen up: pimp up and pamper your headphones with these leather covers from Berlin-based design agency BLESS. The covers come in black or anthracite – that’s gray for us common folk.
As you can see each headphone sock cover has an extra compartment, perfect for placing spare coins, or even an extra pair of earphones.
This insane-looking contraption isn’t some sort of strange measuring device. Nope, what you’re looking at is a design for one of the most unusual looking watches to hit the pages of Technabob in a long while.
Ever wonder what sort of stuff was running through the electronic brain of your Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner? These wonderful time-lapse photos should give you a pretty good idea of what your Roomba has been up to.
Arcade cabinets are just cool–there’s no way around that. However, when they’re built completely from the ground up, in a whole nifty steampunk motif, complete with a little touch of Frankenstein? Then they even make that ol’ Pac-Gentleman look… okay, that’s still pretty incredible, too.
It plays games!
So, Portal was never a pile of eyeball candy or anything–it looked as good as it needed to look, with some really neat visuals that resulted from looking through portals, adorable turret buddies, and delicious cake, but it’s not like anyone was trying for a graphical feat there.
I know that Halloween’s still more than a month away, but after seeing the awesomely cute Barf Vader, I decided to do a thorough research on – okay I hit Amazon. and Etsy. More on that later; let’s just say that most of the costumes will make your spawn ten times more adorable, while some will probably cause your child to hate you when he or she grows up and sees your old Halloween pictures.
The “modern high heels” phone is the perfect gadget for the..uh..person who collects novelty handsets. What? People have collected far weirder things. At least this one is useful.
It would have been a funny device if the shoe was actually the phone, instead of this weird bloated inner foot form thingy.
On the plus side, it’s cheaper than most real high heeled shoes would cost you, selling for $22 (USD) over at gadget4all.
Whether you’re a professional app developer who wants to sketch interface design ideas, or you just want a cool notepad on your desk, you’ll want to check out Notepods, clever pads of paper designed to look like an iPhone or iPod Touch.
Each Notepod is a pad of 100 pages of paper with a simulated iPhone screen on the front, and a handy grid of graph paper on the back.
Now that you’ve got your Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Tetris retro mini arcade cabinets, it’s time to add to your tiny arcade collection with a few slightly newer games. These 4-inch long mini arcade games are modeled after classics from SEGA’s arcade hey-day.
The SEGA Taikan Game Collection is a complete set of classic sit-down arcade games including OutRun, Hang On, Space Harrier, Thunder Blade and a fifth “secret mystery game” (scroll down to see the mystery revealed).