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Archive for June 2011

Diffus Solar-Powered Handbag: Green is In

Diffus Solar-Powered Handbag: Green is In
We’ve featured a backpack with solar panels for charging gadgets, perfect for people on the go and those who enjoy the outdoors. This handbag from Danish design company Diffus is perfect for everyday use. It may not be much at first glance, until you realize that it not only does it have solar panels, the panels are the centerpiece of the bag’s design, yet the bag doesn’t look like a science experiment or a prototype.

The $6 Million Dollar Toy Pistols

The $6 Million Dollar Toy Pistols
A pair of decorative pistols was snatched up at a Christie’s auction last May. Instead of shooting bullets, a bird pops up in each pistol when their triggers are pulled. Sounds like a pair of lame toys right?
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$249 Crux Loaded Case Turns Your iPad into a Netbook: Why?

$249 Crux Loaded Case Turns Your iPad into a Netbook: Why?
While I can appreciate Logitech’s iPad case, which protects your tablet and has a smartly hidden keyboard, I have trouble considering the $249 Crux Loaded as a worthwhile alternative, since the iPad is already costly. Instead of doing this, you could simply just buy a MacBook Air and be done with it. Whoever disagrees can purchase the Crux Loaded and make their iPad 2 into an Asus Transformer.

Plug Up Your Vacant Headphone Jack With Plugys

Plug Up Your Vacant Headphone Jack With Plugys
For a good few decades, the sole purpose of the headphone jack on our Walkmans, Zunes, and iPods was so that we had a place to plug in our headphones to enjoy sounds and audio on a more personal level.

Let Your Baby Do the Name Picking via Kicking with This iPhone App

Let Your Baby Do the Name Picking via Kicking with This iPhone App
So what will people come up with next? I personally don’t really hate or like the name that my parents bestowed upon me. I find “Hazel” to be a pretty boring name to be stuck with (given that the meaning of the name is simply from “the hazel tree.”

Garmin Astro 320 Dog Tracker Keeps 10 Dogs on a 9-Mile Leash

Garmin Astro 320 Dog Tracker Keeps 10 Dogs on a 9-Mile Leash
I used to watch a lot of the Jetsons as a kid mostly because there was nothing else on after school. I remember their dog Astro and his walks on the treadmill behind the house. Garmin has named its latest GPS dog tracking system after that cartoon pooch.

Infamous MacBook Thief Finally Arrested

Infamous MacBook Thief Finally Arrested
There are few things in the world worse than a thief. A dude named Joshua Kaufman had his MacBook stolen a long time back, and while he knew where the notebook was and had pictures of the thief that took the machine, the police would do nothing to help get his notebook back.

Mini Guns Have Incredible Detail, Tiny Bullets Not Included

Mini Guns Have Incredible Detail, Tiny Bullets Not Included
When was a kid, my brother and I were always collecting little mini cap guns. You could put a single cap in them at a time and they would actually shoot. A Russian man has been making mini guns for decades that remind me of those cap guns from my youth.

Cars PC Casemod: Lightning McMod

Cars PC Casemod: Lightning McMod
The son of Highflow forum member and PC casemod enthusiast Kier loves the Disney animated movie Cars. So when the time came for his son to have his own computer, Kier took the opportunity to give his kid an extra special gift – a Lightning McQueen PC which he calls Lightning McMod.

Life-Sized Movie Replicas: From Thor to Green Lantern, Take Your Pick

Life-Sized Movie Replicas: From Thor to Green Lantern, Take Your Pick
Do you love your superheroes, but just can’t stand the fact that they aren’t real? Well then take the next step by ordering some life-sized movie replicas from your favorite movies, in order to release the superhero inside of you!

Lost Your House Key? Print a New One!

Lost Your House Key? Print a New One!
3D printers are cool. These things are sort of like a normal ink jet printer but instead of ink on paper, they use something like resin and lasers to generate 3D objects. These printers are often used to make prototype parts and can make objects with a great deal of accuracy.

Combustible Lemon Props: When Life Gives You Fake Lemons…

Combustible Lemon Props: When Life Gives You Fake Lemons…
Prop maker/Flickr member/likely Aperture Science engineer Chris Myles – who also made these Portal 2 Personality Cores – has brought Cave Johnson’s absurd metaphor to life, although the Aperture Science CEO will be disappointed when he finds out that these grenades are not only made of fake lemons, they’re also not lethal.

Life-Sized Dalek Replica: Exterminate!

Life-Sized Dalek Replica: Exterminate!
While it was revealed that the Daleks would not be seen in the current series of Doctor Who on BBC, that doesn’t stop the awesomeness of this full scale replica from ‘This Planet Earth LTD’. To top it all off, it’s an official replica, not just some fan-made thing.

Is That a Giant Game Boy or Just Your Ipad 2 in Disguise?

Is That a Giant Game Boy or Just Your Ipad 2 in Disguise?
There are a lot of cases floating around town for your much-coveted tablet from Apple. There are iPad 2 cases that look like visions of art like the Wasabi Wooden cases, while there are those that look more typical but have a bit more functionality like the PaletteCase.

Poketo! Icon Clock Tells the Time with No Frills

Poketo! Icon Clock Tells the Time with No Frills
In a world where even second graders are already multi-tasking, it’s really no wonder why people continue to invent and come with stuff with dual purposes. Take, for example, one of the most basic objects that you can find in your home: the clock.

Arcade Light Switch Perfect for Button Mashers

Arcade Light Switch Perfect for Button Mashers
Are you a fan of classic arcade games? Here’s a fun way to add a touch of arcade style to your game room. What you’re looking at here is a custom replacement light switch made from arcade push buttons.
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