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Archive for January 2010

Mac Fans: Put an Eddy Award in Your Own Trophy Case

Mac Fans: Put an Eddy Award in Your Own Trophy Case
If you’re a big Mac fanatic, you might want to check out this item I stumbled onto over at eBay today. It’s an authentic “Eddy” award statue, originally presented by MacUser Magazine (more recently given out by Macworld). Originally awarded back in 1996 to Edmark software (now defunct), this trophy…

Pikatron: Pikachu Gets (Circuit) Bent

Pikatron: Pikachu Gets (Circuit) Bent
Here’s something fun to have rattling around your brain for the rest of the weekend. This is what happens when you take an electronic talking Pikachu, and let circuit bending musician Kaseo have his way with it. Be sure to crank up the volume for this……
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Atari Shot Glasses Perfect for a Game of Quarters

Atari Shot Glasses Perfect for a Game of Quarters
These Atari-themed shot glasses manage to combine two of my favorite pastimes addictions – one from my childhood (playing Battle Zone), and one from my adulthood (sipping shots of Pappy Van Winkel’s.) The set of 6 shot glasses includes graphics from six retro Atari arcade games: Asteroids, Centipede, Pong, Breakout,…

Alien Invader: 2 Aliens, 1 Shirt

Alien Invader: 2 Aliens, 1 Shirt
Are you a movie buff and an avid arcade gamer? Then get the Alien Invader t-shirt and represent. The shirt is available at Woot; $15 (USD) gets you an Alien chestbursterized Space Invader. Shirt only comes in one color: In Space No One Can Hear You Blip Black. [via the…

Sidearm With a Sidekick: Armatix Pistol Unlocks via Wristwatch

Sidearm With a Sidekick: Armatix Pistol Unlocks via Wristwatch
One of the more interesting items at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show is a .22-caliber pistol with a high-tech safety feature. Made by German company Armatix, the pistol will only fire if it is within a few inches of a special wristwatch, which sends a “wireless arming…

Wasabi Fire Alarm: Wake Up to a Fiery Scent, Avoid a Fiery Death

Wasabi Fire Alarm: Wake Up to a Fiery Scent, Avoid a Fiery Death
Developed by Kobe-based fire extinguisher company Air Water Safety Service and Seems, a bioventure in Tokyo, this unusual fire alarm is specially designed to wake up or warn hearing impaired people by releasing wasabi stench instead of sounding an alarm. It’s unorthodox, sure, but apparently the alarm works: one 8…

Iphad: Turn Your iPhone Into an iPad

Iphad: Turn Your iPhone Into an iPad
Technabob pal Metin Seven of Sevens Heaven just tipped us off tho his hilarious original illustration that pretty much sums up all the hype (and disappointment) about the Apple iPad in a single image. I’d like to see you guys try and fit this thing in your pocket. Funny thing…

Apple Already Selling iPad (Sorta)

Apple Already Selling iPad (Sorta)
I was checking out the App Store to see if anyone had already been releasing updates for their applications to take advantage of the larger screen on the new Apple iPad, and much to my surprise, I found this: Apparently, a company called Groove Systems has been selling an application…

Wii Magic Stick Gives Your Wii-Mote D-Pad a Makeover

Wii Magic Stick Gives Your Wii-Mote D-Pad a Makeover
Do you love playing games with your Wii-mote, but prefer a joystick to a D-Pad? Well have I got something for you! The Wii Magic Stick is a cover that slides over your current Wii-mote and (sorta) turns it into joystick. It’s also supposed to make gameplay more comfortable for…

Junimotion Kit Robot Will be Your Pal (for $4,000)

Junimotion Kit Robot Will be Your Pal (for $4,000)
This new humanoid robot will be available soon in South Korea thanks to a company name Robotro. The 15 inch-tall, 6 lb. robot is called the Junimotion and it’s a kit that you have to assemble for yourself. That’s kind of cool, yet daunting. The thing is that this ‘bot…

Control Your Girlfriend via Your PS3 Controller (You Wish)

Control Your Girlfriend via Your PS3 Controller (You Wish)
Gregor Collienne is a German photographer with a flair for the dramatic. I don’t think he really wants geeks to control our girlfriends via our video game controllers, but this image really caught my eye this week. Gregor has shot some great photos where he juxtaposes unexpected objects and people.…

Youme Will Let You “Control” Real People in Real Time

Youme Will Let You “Control” Real People in Real Time
A company called DomsNetwork will launch a weird amalgam of servants and gaming with their Youme platform. Basically customers, the you, can send requests to a character, called a me. Yous can select mes based on “several demographic fields such as age, location, sex, height, weight” and so on. The…

Only Gadgets Can Read the n Building’S Qr Code Facade

Only Gadgets Can Read the n Building’S Qr Code Facade
Are machine-readable codes the the future of advertising? Teradadesign and Qosmo worked together on the facade of the N building, a commercial building in one of Tokyo’s shopping districts. The team felt that the ads or billboards usually attached to commercial buildings “undermines the structures’ identity.” So what they did…

Dacport USB Dac/Amplifier: the Audiophile’S Travel Buddy

Dacport USB Dac/Amplifier: the Audiophile’S Travel Buddy
I’m not that familiar with audio gear and technology, but I do know that getting quality sound from earphones almost always comes with a high price tag. I mean I’m content with the sound that I get from the low- to mid-priced speakers that I’ve owned, but when it comes…

Retro Thing Clear Classic Joystick Harkens Back to the Video Game Days of Yore

Retro Thing Clear Classic Joystick Harkens Back to the Video Game Days of Yore
We here at technabob are big fans of the guys over at Retro Thing. They’re always digging up the coolest blasts-from-the-past. Now, they’ve really outdone themselves, offering up a totally unique new product perfect for retro game fans. Created with the help of Legacy Engineering (the guys responsible for the…

Lexon Safe Bamboo and Bio-Plastic Calculators, Clocks and Radios

Lexon Safe Bamboo and Bio-Plastic Calculators, Clocks and Radios
If you care about the environment, you’ll love that Lexon has just announced a new range of small appliances powered by renewable energy. Designed by Elium Studio, the Lexon SAFE line of home goods come encased in environmentally-friendly corn bio-plastic and trimmed off with bamboo.  I think best item in…
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