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Archive for April 2011

Boog Coffee Warmer Heats Up Your Coffee in a Jiffy

Boog Coffee Warmer Heats Up Your Coffee in a Jiffy
My name is Hazel, and I’m a coffee-holic. There, I said it. My day is literally incomplete if I don’t have at least one cup of joe in my system. A steaming mug is all I need to go from blah to TADA!

Sliced Grandfather Clock: If You Need the Time But Don’t Have the Space

Sliced Grandfather Clock: If You Need the Time But Don’t Have the Space
Inject a sliver of style in your room with this “modern, minimalist take on your grandfather’s classic clock.” Designed by Rob Price for Kikkerland, the Sliced Grandfather Clock has a deep walnut satin finish, metal hands and a plexiglass cover.
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Before the iPod, Before the Walkman, There Was the Mikiphone

Before the iPod, Before the Walkman, There Was the Mikiphone
Today we have portable audio players like the iPod that play digital files on the go. Before that, we had CD players like the Discman, and before that we had cassette tape players like the Walkman.

Crank Up the Roastie for That Perfect Slice of Toast

Crank Up the Roastie for That Perfect Slice of Toast
If you’re like me, then the first thing that you probably crave for the moment you wake up (after brushing your teeth and taking a shower, of course) is breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day so it’s something that I rarely ever skip, even though I’m already really late.

iPhone Portable Amplifier Horn: Sound Without Speakers

iPhone Portable Amplifier Horn: Sound Without Speakers
While the Trumpet amplifier looked really good, it was a tad expensive, which is why the iPhone Portable Amplifier Horn is an interesting alternative. As with the iTrumpet and iVictrola, it doesn’t need any electricity but the resulting sound is somewhat louder than the barebones speaker.

Brink Metal Tool Pen is the Geeks Sword

Brink Metal Tool Pen is the Geeks Sword
It never fails that I can buy a box of 100 pens and three days later when I need one I can’t find any. I think I might work harder to keep up with a pen this cool and geeky.

Ideum MT55 HD Multitouch Table: Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch It

Ideum MT55 HD Multitouch Table: Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch It
The latest Multitouch table from Ideum looks like quite a beauty. It offers a large 55-inch diagonal HD touchscreen, and has everything built in to drive fully custom multitouch applications. The MT55 HD has an LED-backlit 1080p display, and can detect 32 points of touch at the same time, so multiple people can interact with it simultaneously.

How to Erase a CD, Permanently

How to Erase a CD, Permanently
There are plenty of ways to get rid of data on a CD. If you have a rewritable disc, for instance, you can just delete the files off of it and empty the trash can on your computer.

Neo Geo Gets Wood

Neo Geo Gets Wood
The first major purchase I made after college was a Neo Geo game console. The thing was about $500 when I bought it and I thought it was the best graphics that would ever be. Today my iPhone looks better, but I still remember that Neo Geo.

Make Your Own Geiger Counter Using Arduino

Make Your Own Geiger Counter Using Arduino
If you worry about radiation with all the post-quake nuclear troubles, going on in Japan, you can build your own radiation detector if you feel the need. The Libelium team decided that they wanted to put together a project that would let those living in Japan keep track of the radiation.

Watch Part Motorcycles Don’t Ride or Tell Time, But Still Look Cool

Watch Part Motorcycles Don’t Ride or Tell Time, But Still Look Cool
The thing that always gets my attention the most when I write about a new watch is all the little gears and components inside that work together to make the watch work and tell time accurately.

The Block is One Cool-Looking Tube Amplifier

The Block is One Cool-Looking Tube Amplifier
This very cool-looking vacuum tube amplifier was designed by Mateusz Główka. It looks like a solid hunk of metal, but it was made from sheets of aluminum and stainless steel. Each of the individual components has been placed specifically to give the best possible sound and reduce interference.

Ziiiro Aurora & Orbit Watches: It’s Color-Mixing Time!

Ziiiro Aurora & Orbit Watches: It’s Color-Mixing Time!
Watch brand Ziiiro has come up with two new watches use an analog mechanism to display time in a visually-striking way. This time around, we have the Aurora and the Orbit. Of the two, the Aurora looks most interesting since it mixes two colors to show the time.

Dollhouse Gets Tiny Flat Screen TV: My, What a Small HDTV You Have

Dollhouse Gets Tiny Flat Screen TV: My, What a Small HDTV You Have
As a guy, I was never into playing with dolls and dollhouses, but if I knew that they came with widescreen LCD televisions, I might have thought differently when I was growing up. Over on Etsy, you can now purchase a tiny little LCD TV for your dollhouse.

Atari 400 Keyboard Makes an (Unwelcome) Comeback

Atari 400 Keyboard Makes an (Unwelcome) Comeback
To the best of my recollection, the Atari 400 had one of the worst keyboards in the history of computers. I was always convinced that Atari made the 400 suck so badly so people would buy an Atari 800 instead.

The justinCase iPhone Case Wants You To Use Protection

The justinCase iPhone Case Wants You To Use Protection
People’s obsession with Apple’s wildly popular smartphone has produced quite a lot of offshoot products as a result, such as iPhone-themed throw pillows, jewelry, and accessories. And then there are the iPhone cases with designs ranging from the plain and ordinary to the weird and wacky.
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