Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Page 8 of 12

Archive for August 2010

Adidas Shoe Phone: if Maxwell Smart were a Runner

Adidas Shoe Phone: if Maxwell Smart were a Runner
The latest in Shanzhai phone tech to pop on the streets of China, this unusual mobile phone looks like a shoe. Nope, not the one that Agent 86 had, but a bright and colorful adidas sneaker.

Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard Concept Places Images on Your Keyboard

Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard Concept Places Images on Your Keyboard
Similar to the design of Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis keyboard, Microsoft Applied Science’s prototype input device features a completely customizeable digital keycaps and a full-color touchscreen at the top. The adaptive keyboard can automatically adjust images on the keyboard and touch panel to match the appropriate application context.

Lifelike Robot Hand Freaks Us Out

Lifelike Robot Hand Freaks Us Out
You’ve gotta hand it to the Japanese (pun intended) – they sure know how to build strange robots. The latest oddity has to be the Robot Hand H-Type from Squse.

Star Wars Mimobots Use the Force and Enter Generation 6

Star Wars Mimobots Use the Force and Enter Generation 6
If I am to be honest, my least favorite film of the first three originals is The Empire Strikes Back. The bit where Luke gets crammed inside the dead tauntaun was kind of cool. I did like that flick better than say any of the new trilogy, especially the one with Jar Jar Binks.

USB Necktie Fan Makes Geeks Cooler

USB Necktie Fan Makes Geeks Cooler
I haven’t worn a tie regularly in years. There’s something extremely uncomfortable when something is squeezing your neck like that. Also, they are a nightmare to wear when it gets hot. However, I do wear one from time to time when I need to.

The Real Reason the White iPhone 4 is Delayed: Underpants Gnomes?

The Real Reason the White iPhone 4 is Delayed: Underpants Gnomes?
I now know the real reason why the white iPhone 4 has been delayed: it’s either the mythical underpants gnomes from South Park or the teeny weeny white supremacists that have decided to mess with Apple’s production schedule!

Bumblebee Hat Transforms You Into a Dork

Bumblebee Hat Transforms You Into a Dork
So. Let’s see what we have here. Okay. This is a challenge. This G1 Bumblebee hat is made of fleece, and uhm, it’s puffy and yellow. I guess it does offer a degree of protection, which is cool if you’re a Transformers fan who also happens to be an amateur boxer, or if people are hitting you in the head because you’re wearing a Bumblebee hat.

Shogun Vader: Don’T Worry, He’S on the Light Side

Shogun Vader: Don’T Worry, He’S on the Light Side
Back in 2007, cosplayer Alexander Lam read about the samurai influence on some of the designs of Star Wars. So he decided to come up with a more explicit remix of Darth Vader’s costume. He chose to name his creation Shogun Vader, referring to the original meaning of shogun, which is “general.”

Slink-O-Matic: the Slinky Walks Alone

Slink-O-Matic: the Slinky Walks Alone
Ah, there’s nothing quite like a truly unuseless invention. The Slink-O-Matic does one thing, and one thing only – it keeps a Slinky going indefinitely. Created by Jim Sellers, the machine just gradually shifts said Slinky from side to side without need for such pesky annoyances as a pair of human hands or a staircase to walk down.

R2-D2 Droid 2 Phone Photo Surfaces at Star Wars Celebration V

R2-D2 Droid 2 Phone Photo Surfaces at Star Wars Celebration V
There’s been some buzz floating around the web about a special version of the Verizon Droid 2, decked out to look like the little R2 unit that inspired its name. The special-edition phone isn’t supposed to be shown until the start of tomorrow’s Celebration V show, but I stumbled onto this picture one day early, snapped by the folks at R2-D2 Central.

Tokyoflash Night Vision Watch: How Not to Stay Hidden at Night

Tokyoflash Night Vision Watch: How Not to Stay Hidden at Night
Here’s another new concept watch from those guys over at TokyoFlash. They call it Night Vision and it actually looks pretty good, thanks to the bright green lights on the face of the watch. This is coupled with a matte body and strap.

30-Year Quest to Find Least Number of Moves to Solve Rubik’s Cube Ends

30-Year Quest to Find Least Number of Moves to Solve Rubik’s Cube Ends
Being six when the Rubik’s Cube was hot back in the 80’s meant that each Christmas for a few years there you were guaranteed someone would get you one of the damned puzzles. For me the only thing worse than opening up a box Christmas Day and finding a Rubik’s Cube was opening that box and finding underwear.

Wanna Get Lucky? Better Buy an iPhone

Wanna Get Lucky? Better Buy an iPhone
A new study shows that iPhone users have more sex than other cellphone users. I don’t know what could be a better endorsement than this. I’m just waiting to see the new iPhone sexy ads, “Wanna get laid?

Thomas the Tank Transformer: the Epic Knockoff

Thomas the Tank Transformer: the Epic Knockoff
At first glance, Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t have a lot going for him, badassery wise. He’s ugly, he’s made of old technology, he has no weapons and he can’t transform, overall useless in a fight.

Seagate Momentus Xt Hybrid Hard Drive: Solid (State) Performance

Seagate Momentus Xt Hybrid Hard Drive: Solid (State) Performance
Seagate’s new Momentus XT hard drive has most of the benefits of a pure solid state drive without most of the cons. The Momentus XT’s hard disk drive comes in three capacities – 250 GB, 320 GB and 500 GB.

Space Invaders Coasters: Aliens Protect Your Coffee Table

Space Invaders Coasters: Aliens Protect Your Coffee Table
It’s been a while since I found any new Space Invaders schwag, so when I saw these coasters, I figured they deserved a mention. Perfect for keeping condensation off your delicate furniture, these Invaders coasters are each handmade from lacquered wood blocks to form perfect pixels under your drinks.

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation Click to DisableClick to Enable