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Archive for December 2009

Adidas Star Wars: Force Milk Franchise!

Adidas Star Wars: Force Milk Franchise!
If you liked Marc Ecko’s line of Star Wars hoodies then you should prepare your wallet for another deluge of Star Wars-themed gear, although this time it’s from Adidas, so most of them are shoes, and unlike the detailed Ecko hoodies, some of them are just classic designs slapped with a Star Wars name and a palette swap.

Real Google Calendar: Life Imitating App Imitating Life

Real Google Calendar: Life Imitating App Imitating Life
The folks at Gigazine spotted this 2010 Google calendar. As in a calendar calendar, made of paper and all. The analog calendar lists events in the same style as the app, and it even has links, buttons and tabs on top.

King of the Quilt: Halo Screenshot Project Fit for a Gift

King of the Quilt: Halo Screenshot Project Fit for a Gift
So let’s say you have twenty or so awesome moments in your Halo 3 career preserved in screenshots. Yeah, the time you stuck that guy right in the face? Remember when you snatched up that flag right in the middle of heavy fire from the red team?

Dude Converts Garbage Truck Into Home

Dude Converts Garbage Truck Into Home
Some guy decided that he had enough of this world and proceeded to live in a garbage truck. But this isn’t just any old garbage truck, this thing is actually somebody’s house! The conversion process was quite impressive and the inside doesn’t look anything like a garbage truck anymore.

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin

String Trio Turns Your iPhone Into an Air Violin
We’ve featured a variety of iPhone musical instruments around here, including pianos, guitars, drums, and even ocarinas, but this is the first time I’ve come across an app that lets you play your iPhone like it was a violin, viola or cello.

Notion Ink Adam: Throw Another Tablet on the Pile

Notion Ink Adam: Throw Another Tablet on the Pile
With all the brouhaha slowly dying down about the CrunchPad and the JooJoo, Notion Ink quietly slipped in some news about its upcoming tablet PC called the Adam. Notion Ink was spouting some complete nonsense last week about the Adam’s battery life.

Gravida Nurse: Let’s Play Prenatal Tamagotchi!

Gravida Nurse: Let’s Play Prenatal Tamagotchi!
The tamagotchi generation is about to have kids. To prepare them, there’s the Gravida Nurse Prenatal Education Device! The generation that grew up with tamagotchis, video games, and the internet isn’t about to research kids and babies in books or – God forbid – the internet!

Anpanman Bento Machine Lets You Really Play With Your Food

Anpanman Bento Machine Lets You Really Play With Your Food
We’ve featured some fun bento box creations on the site over the years, but they’re clearly the works of master food artisans with tons of time on their hands. Now thanks to this new gizmo from Japan, you can make your own funny lunches without any such skills.

The Geek Pocket Watch: Solve for X

The Geek Pocket Watch: Solve for X
I’ve seen a couple of math clocks and watches before, but this geeky pocket watch must be the all-time champ; a product that caters to a subset of a subset of people. You can order the geek pocket watch at Uncommon Goods for $85 – ($0 x $1) + $32 -$32 (USD).

Magnetic Tape Clock: Timeless and Attractive

Magnetic Tape Clock: Timeless and Attractive
Etsy seller/green craftster pixelthis uses recycled parts to make timepieces. While he mostly uses discarded hard disk drives, this gem of a clock features a 7″ magnetic tape reel, giving it a simple yet classy look.

Wallet-Breaking Portable SNES

Wallet-Breaking Portable SNES
You can’t throw a Koopa shell without running into some sort of device that can play at least a few classic Nintendo games, and most of those are portable, too. So the game’s open. Essentially, everyone can have a portable SNES (of sorts)… so how far are you willing to go to stand out?

Pac-Man Bracelet Chomps Its Way Around Your Wrist

Pac-Man Bracelet Chomps Its Way Around Your Wrist
Just because you didn’t buy that Pac-Man watch doesn’t mean that you can’t have him dangling around on your wrist anyhow. Here’s another way to keep Pac-Man on your wrist, and for a lot less money to boot.

Arabesque Glass Speakers Are Fragil-Eh, but Not From Italy

Arabesque Glass Speakers Are Fragil-Eh, but Not From Italy
These towering speakers from Crystal Cable are really unusual, thanks to their see-through design. And by the way, they’re constructed out of something you don’t usually build speakers out of – plate glass. The 55.7″ tall, 227 pound Arabesque speakers are hand-assembled from large sheets 3/4″ facet-cut glass, carefully glued together to form a sound enclosure.

Jason Von Nieda’S Tube Clock Tells Time in a Vacuum

Jason Von Nieda’S Tube Clock Tells Time in a Vacuum
This awesome clock was put together by Jason von Nieda, and I have to say that it looks great. It’s definitely one of the best vacuum tube clocks out there! Jason put together this clock in about 4 months.

Asus Ecleaner Robot Vacuum Cleaner Kills Germs, Not People

Asus Ecleaner Robot Vacuum Cleaner Kills Germs, Not People
Asus is entering the robot vacuum cleaner market with its ECleaner, which will become a clear competitor to the Roomba and Neato. On top of vacuum cleaning your home, this little colorful robot comes with a bacteria killing UV light, perfect to disinfect your house.

Datamancer’s Sojourner Keyboard Looks Antique, Priced Like an Antique

Datamancer’s Sojourner Keyboard Looks Antique, Priced Like an Antique
Looking like something that Junktown mayor Killian Darkwater might have in his office, the Sojourner keyboard refuses to blend in with the sleek and square modern computers of today. The Sojourner packs a modern keyboard’s guts into something that looks like it has a story behind it, something with a soul, something historic, aged, expensive, while actually being none of the above.