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Archive for August 2011

Dust Extinguisher Mini Vacuum Cleaner: Break Glass in Case of Dust

Dust Extinguisher Mini Vacuum Cleaner: Break Glass in Case of Dust
If you have a computer, you need the Dust Extinguisher. It’s that simple. Anyone who says he’s never eaten while using the computer is lying. Ergo, you have crumbs and other remnants of food on your desk, keyboard and other surfaces.

DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?

DrawBraille Phone Concept: Texting for the Blind?
This interesting concept is called the DrawBraille phone, created by Shikun Sun while he was studying industrial design. It’s basically a haptic phone that uses a braille board as a display. Braille boards mechanically raise dots so that visually impaired and blind users can read using their fingers.

PumpTire: Tire Inflates Itself As You Ride

PumpTire: Tire Inflates Itself As You Ride
I like taking the occasional bike ride out into the country to relax and unwind from a long, hard week at work. However, I’ve had to forego impromptu bike trips and postpone because I found that the tires were out of air and that my pump or spare tires were nowhere to be found.

Ghostbusters Proton Pack Plushies: They Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Ghostbusters Proton Pack Plushies: They Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!
Check out these awesome proton pack plushies. They’re are actually handmade pillows, which is kind of amazing because they almost fooled me. Well, maybe not, but it sure is nice to have something like this around when the ghosts come a’knocking.

Pillow Remote: the Laziest Way to Watch TV Ever

Pillow Remote: the Laziest Way to Watch TV Ever
It’s such a hassle to use your standard remote. You have to point it, click a button or two and put it down again. That can get tiring. Plus your remote provides you no comfort or warmth whatsoever.

Lawyer Suspended for Spending Too Much Time Playing His Video Games

Lawyer Suspended for Spending Too Much Time Playing His Video Games
So we’ve seen and heard of people who were incapable of going about their everyday lives because of an addiction to something. For many, it’s alcohol. For some, it was drugs. But for this certain guy, it was video games.

Ear Case for iPhone 4 is All Ears

Ear Case for iPhone 4 is All Ears
The ear case for your iPhone 4 is exactly what it sounds like. A giant ear that you hold up to your ear. It will also make you look like a Ferengi from Star Trek. You know, those guys with the huge ears.

Super Mario Gets the Latex Rubber Treatment

Super Mario Gets the Latex Rubber Treatment
For some reason, I don’t remember Mario looking this way. Not only have I never seen the roly-poly Italian plumber look this sexy, tall, or wearing this much eye makeup, but I’m pretty sure his overalls were never quite this form-fitting.

TalkO’Clock: Connecting People. In the Morning. When We’re Cranky. And Ripe for Trolling.

TalkO’Clock: Connecting People. In the Morning. When We’re Cranky. And Ripe for Trolling.
Do you wake up when your phone rings? Does your job involve people calling you at odd hours of the day? Or maybe you’re the type of person who just has to answer their phone, even if you don’t know who’s calling?

Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Digital Camera with Built-in Projector: Shoot and Show

Nikon Coolpix S1200pj Digital Camera with Built-in Projector: Shoot and Show
We may not have impossibly thin phones with holographic displays just yet, but we still live in pretty modern times. Just take a look at one of Nikon’s newest digital cameras, the Coolpix S1200pj. Aside from the usual picture- and video-taking features, the S1200pj also has a built-in LED projector.

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations

New Battery Captures Electricity from Vibrations
Battery technology is moving fast and a lot of research is being put into finding ways to allow the battery to harness power from the environment around it for operation. MicroGen Systems has created just such a battery that is able to create power the vibrations of a car going down the road.

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space
Well, it took a few months, but now it looks like NASA’s Robonaut 2 is finally tweeting from space. We knew that it had arrived on the ISS a few months ago, and now it looks like he’ll keep his Earth-based followers updated on what’s happening aboard the ISS – via twitter.

Mutewatch: The Ultimate Minimal Watch

Mutewatch: The Ultimate Minimal Watch
This has to be one of the most minimal watches that I’ve ever seen, and it also has a vibrating alarm function, which is something that I’ve been wanting to see in a watch for a long time.

playGo Wireless Audio Streamer: Minimal, But Expensive

playGo Wireless Audio Streamer: Minimal, But Expensive
If you’re looking for an easy way to stream music to your stereo, you might want to check out the playGo. The 4″ x 4″ x 1″ box looks like a nice little device, but the $450 price tag is definitely a turn-off.

Urwerk UR-1001 Pocket Watch Times the Millennium

Urwerk UR-1001 Pocket Watch Times the Millennium
Thanks to today’s mobile gadgets, I am not a watch wearer, as I have mentioned on several occasions. I do like to check out cool watches though, and if I were going to use a watch, the UR-1001 from Urwerk would be it.

Epic Slingshot Cannon Fires Projectiles With the Power of Rubber Bands

Epic Slingshot Cannon Fires Projectiles With the Power of Rubber Bands
We’ve featured a variet of the insane slingshot-style weapons created by Joerg Sprave before, but this one wins the record for the most powerful and largest slingshot I’ve ever seen. This 10 foot-long beast can fire a 3-inch steel ball over 650 feet through the air.

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