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Archive for September 2010

Msi Gx660: New Notebooks for Multimedia Fans

Msi Gx660: New Notebooks for Multimedia Fans
MSI is a name that many geeks will recognize for making some nice notebooks and netbooks. The company is always adding new gear to its line to try and part geeks from their dollars. The latest additions to the MSI family are the GX660 and GX660R.

The Analog LED Clock: Best of Both Worlds?

The Analog LED Clock: Best of Both Worlds?
Using LEDs to simulate an analog clock is kind of cool (although not as cool as say, a mechanical LED clock.) This clock mimics the hands of a traditional clock using rows upon rows of LEDs that are all wired together.
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IPhone Cutting Board: There’S an App for Breakfast

IPhone Cutting Board: There’S an App for Breakfast
If you never managed to get that iPhone you wanted, or just plain love iPhones, why not get yourself the MyBrett, the cutting board that’s supposed to look like an iPhone. Actually at this size, it looks more like an iPad.

Dell 30-Inch Ips Monitor Makes Gamer Geeks Drool

Dell 30-Inch Ips Monitor Makes Gamer Geeks Drool
I have been a PC gamer for years now and the best thing I did this side of getting a really fast video card was upgrading to a 30-inch LCD years ago. There are few things better than gaming at 2560 x 1600.

Electronic Part Pillow Covers: Huggable Varistors! Geek Out!

Electronic Part Pillow Covers: Huggable Varistors! Geek Out!
Do you get pumped up at the thought of assembling your own PC? Do you regularly find yourself surrounded by circuit boards and the smell of solder? Do you adore Arduino? Then you’ll love Atelier Kurth’s Happy Covers, awesome pillow covers with electronic parts printed on them.

Final Fantasy Xiv Computer Peripherals Look as Stale as the Franchise

Final Fantasy Xiv Computer Peripherals Look as Stale as the Franchise
The PC version of Final Fantasy XIV will be released on September 30, so I wasn’t surprised when I learned that several FFXIV-themed peripherals were going to be released. But I was surprised by how ugly they look.

Gran Turismo 5 Gets Shiny New Video, Dynamic Weather

Gran Turismo 5 Gets Shiny New Video, Dynamic Weather
While the wait for Gran Turismo 5 is hasn’t yet approached Duke Nukem Forever proportions, we are getting kind of sick of waiting. Especially when Sony sneaks out fine looking video footage the likes of which they showed off at this week’s Tokyo Game Show.

Bottle Cap Princess Peach: the Princess Gets Recycled

Bottle Cap Princess Peach: the Princess Gets Recycled
Got 980 spare plastic soda bottle caps lying around? Why not do what this guy did and create some retro game art with ’em? Over a period of 6 months, Instructables member skeplin gathered up a whole crapload of caps and made himself a giant Princess Peach mosaic with all of them.

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?
JustJon made this great-looking LEGO Tardis, but for some reason it needs the power of an Arduino controller. Why? Well, it powers the siren and the plays the Doctor Who theme. Is it a bit much?

Brando Mp3 Player Looks Like a Brick Phone, Still Doesn’T Make Calls

Brando Mp3 Player Looks Like a Brick Phone, Still Doesn’T Make Calls
There are some times when making a product look retro turns out really cool. Things like the new Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro are great examples of how designers can use cues from old products to make something new and cool.

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Rips Vinyl to Digital Tracks

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Rips Vinyl to Digital Tracks
I spent most of my younger years banned from touching my dad’s record player and collection of vinyl. I blame MTV for all the record scratching that was popular then for the death of my dad’s Thriller album.

Wookiee the Chew

Wookiee the Chew
These super-cute images of our favorite characters from Star Wars were created by James Hance. Why are they so cute? Well, Hance re-imagines Han Solo as Christopher Robin, Chewbacca as Pooh Bear, R2D2 as Piglet, and an AT-AT as Eeyore.

Chibiterasu and His Infinite Cuteness

Chibiterasu and His Infinite Cuteness
Upcoming Nintendo DS game Okamiden is the sequel to the cult classic Okami. It’s going to be a hit. Here’s why: That’s Okamiden hero Chibiterasu, and he makes Pikachu look like a pee-stained pillow. Look at those chubby wubby feet.

Keep Calm and Game on: Meme + Video Game Posters

Keep Calm and Game on: Meme + Video Game Posters
Lots of people are sick of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” war poster meme, but if you’re not one of them then you might want to grab these posters made by Red Bubble member SevenHundred: Nearly all of them refer to classic Nintendo games though, so if you wanted Keep Calm and BOOM!

Hori Pikachu Charger Holds on to Your Nintendo Dsi

Hori Pikachu Charger Holds on to Your Nintendo Dsi
If you need a place to juice up your Nintendo DSi or DSi LL (XL here in the states), you could plug in into that boring old AC adapter that came with your system – or you could do this… The guys at Hori Japan have come out with this ridiculously gleeful Pikachu charging stand (translated) for Nintendo’s latest handheld systems.

Cthulhu for Old Spice

Cthulhu for Old Spice
What happens when you combine those awesome Isiah Mustafa Old Spice commercials with the darkly disturbed world of H.P. Lovecraft? Sheer, mentally-insane awesomeness, that’s what. Enjoy…
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