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Archive for May 2011

Necomimi: Mind-Controlled Cat Ears – Uh, Yeah.

Necomimi: Mind-Controlled Cat Ears – Uh, Yeah.
Despite the hardships and tragedies that Japan has had to endure of late, it hasn’t stopped them from occasionally taking time out from rebuilding their great nation to do something fun – like create a headband with cat ears you can control with your brain waves.

Sony Giving Away Free Batman Stuff to Make Up for Bad PSN Service? That’s Fine By Me.

Sony Giving Away Free Batman Stuff to Make Up for Bad PSN Service? That’s Fine By Me.
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has had a few rough weeks. Aside from the much publicized announcement by hacker group Anonymous about an impending take-down of the company’s sites because of the action they took against another hacker, Geohot, they recently had to hurdle another attack on their system where the perpetrator’s walked away with over 12,700 credit card numbers and information from 24.6
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Solar-Powered Lounge Chairs: You Chill While Your Gadgets Recharge

Solar-Powered Lounge Chairs: You Chill While Your Gadgets Recharge
Chilling in the yard while your gadgets are recharging sounds like a good way to spend the summer. That’s why I like these new chairs called SOFT Rockers. They have a 35-watt solar panel that charges a built-in battery which will juice up your gadgets.

Puppy Robotic Vacuum: Hoover! Come Here, Boy!

Puppy Robotic Vacuum: Hoover! Come Here, Boy!
Anything that can get my kids interested in cleaning up around the house is good by me. Both of my kids like toys that move around and animals, so this new concept vacuum cleaner by designer Hyun-Seok Kim is perfect for my home.

Needle Felted E.T. Phones Home

Needle Felted E.T. Phones Home
It’s kind of amazing the amount of detail that Ray Cannon is able to capture with his needle-felted designs. While I’ll probably never try this, I can appreciate the hard work that went into this. Ray makes quite a few different things with his needles, including this incredible E.T.

The $61,000 Æsir Phone: Hard on Bank Accounts, Soft on Features

The $61,000 Æsir Phone: Hard on Bank Accounts, Soft on Features
Luxury cars, luxury toilets, and luxury watches have all had their run. Now it’s time for a luxury mobile phone to take the stage. And when I say “luxury,” I mostly mean “insanely expensive.” The silver version of these extravagant phones go for £6,400 ($10,560 USD) while the gold-plated one sells for a lofty £37,000 ($61,000).

Chef Sleeves are Baggies for your iPad

Chef Sleeves are Baggies for your iPad
I really like my iPad and my kids do too. My daughter often sits at the tablet in the morning eating breakfast watching Sponge Bob or something else on the tablet. I always worry she will spill milk on the iPad and it would be dead.

Planetary iPad Music Player: Space Out While Browsing Your Music

Planetary iPad Music Player: Space Out While Browsing Your Music
A company called Bloom Studio, Inc. has come up with a unique but intuitive music player for the iPad. They call it Planetary, and it’s meant to provide users a beautiful way of exploring their music collection.

Star Trek Redshirt: Don’t Buy This for Yourself

Star Trek Redshirt: Don’t Buy This for Yourself
The term “Redshirt” is used by Trekkies and the people behind Star Trek to refer to characters or crew members that are usually quickly killed off, sometimes in groups. So if you’re ever forced to buy a gift for someone you don’t particularly care for, you can get them this shirt:

Felt Computer Mouse Needs to Be Felt

Felt Computer Mouse Needs to Be Felt
There’s something inherently cool about technology that’s been merged with materials other than slick plastics and metals. Materials like wood and fabric are rarely the first thing to pop into our minds when we thing of gadgets.

Tetris Bookshelves Fall into Place

Tetris Bookshelves Fall into Place
Despite the frustration factor, I’ve always enjoyed Tetris. Sure, it’s old-school, but the general puzzle gameplay mechanic led to countless contemporary games, including the insanely popular Bejeweled franchise. So it’s hard for me to pass up a good Tetris post.

NERF Thunderstorm Water Gun Uses Magazines

NERF Thunderstorm Water Gun Uses Magazines
Here in Texas there have already been more than a few summer-like days with lots of heat and kids playing in sprinklers. Those hot days are perfect for some water gun wars. The problem with water guns like the Super Soaker is that you have to stop and refill the tank on occasion.

Great Wall of LEGO in Amsterdam, Not China

Great Wall of LEGO in Amsterdam, Not China
LEGO, it’s one of the greatest toy inventions known to man. There isn’t much you can’t do with some well-placed LEGO blocks. You can build weapons. You can build statues, and you can build walls. The latest gigantic LEGO construction to turn up is this wall that is in place in the Central Hall of World Trade Center, Amsterdam.

Prism 200c Radar Sees Through Brick, Concrete and Wood Walls

Prism 200c Radar Sees Through Brick, Concrete and Wood Walls
I talk a lot about things that will help you survive the zombie invasion. One day when you open your door to see that old lady across the street eating your neighbor, you will thank me.

Acoustic Alarm Concept Gently Plucks You Out of Bed

Acoustic Alarm Concept Gently Plucks You Out of Bed
Many of the alarm clocks we’ve featured have creative or sometimes plain cruel ways of forcing people out of bed. They may be effective at waking you up, but they’re also bound to leave you pissed off, which is obviously not a great way to start the day.

Hive Dock for iPhone 4 Boosts Both Audio and Video

Hive Dock for iPhone 4 Boosts Both Audio and Video
We’ve featured many speaker docks for the iPhone and iPod Touch, including ones that don’t need electricity to amplify sound. But this is the first time I’ve come across a dock that also doubles the display size.
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