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Archive for January 2012

In Icons Cancels Steve Jobs Action Figure Plans

In Icons Cancels Steve Jobs Action Figure Plans
You might remember that we mentioned a company wanted got make an action figure of Steve Jobs. That company killed plans, but then another one popped up a few months back with an even more detailed Jobs collectible figure.

Hub and Mini Hub Makes Standard Cords Retractable, Untangleable

Hub and Mini Hub Makes Standard Cords Retractable, Untangleable
I know, that’s a made up word, but we’re talking about a made up accessory, and it’ll stay a concept unless you pitch in. The Hub and Mini Hub are receptacles with a built-in retraction mechanism so you can store and tidy up your cables with just a press of a button.

Rock ’em Sock ’em Robot Ukulele: You Rocked My Block Off!

Rock ’em Sock ’em Robot Ukulele: You Rocked My Block Off!
Robots and ukuleles. They go together like, well, um, robots and ukuleles. Still, that doesn’t stop this Rock ’em Sock ’em Robot ukulele from being any less excellent. From the looks of this Rock ’em Robot, he’s already had his block knocked off by another (as yet unseen) robo-ukulele.

Empty Memory USB Jewelry Will Also Empty Your Wallet

Empty Memory USB Jewelry Will Also Empty Your Wallet
Flash drives with themes and designs are nothing new, but if you’re really looking for something that pushes the form of a USB drive, Logical Art’s Empty Memory series may be the ones that you’re looking for.

FOUR: In the Future, Tokyoflash LED Watches Will Still Be Confusing

FOUR: In the Future, Tokyoflash LED Watches Will Still Be Confusing
The Tokyoflash Kisai On Air watch design was probably a fluke in the sense that it didn’t make reading the time off the face of the watch extremely hard. Now continuing the trend of complicated watch designs for Tokyoflash is FOUR.

Aren’t You a Little Short to Be a Stormtrooper Cake?

Aren’t You a Little Short to Be a Stormtrooper Cake?
If you’re a Jedi, I suppose one way to defeat the Empire would be to start eating the Stormtroopers. Normally that would require a Rancor monster but you can get in on the fun with this Stormtrooper cake.

Urbanears Turncable Headphones: Always the Right Plug

Urbanears Turncable Headphones: Always the Right Plug
While I have to say that I’m initially intrigued when I see loud and glaringly-designed headphones, once you get past the look, you need to focus on the sound. That being said, Urbanears‘ headphones have always used nice color palettes and designs, standing out from the crowd of mostly black headphones that are all too common.

“If I Die” Facebook App Lets You Post One Last Message From Your Grave

“If I Die” Facebook App Lets You Post One Last Message From Your Grave
Some families contact Facebook to have the accounts of their loved ones closed when they pass away. Others just leave them be so contacts can leave comments remembering the life they led and the impact they made on the lives of others.

Smart Cord Bluetooth Switched Outlet: Plug Stuff in and Shut It Down with Your Phone

Smart Cord Bluetooth Switched Outlet: Plug Stuff in and Shut It Down with Your Phone
…or tablet or PC or any other Bluetooth-enabled device that supports A2DP. Developed by ZMote, the Smart Cord is a 3-f00t long extension cord with an on-and-off switch that is activated via an app or audio file, both of which are free.

TARDIS Cookies Need Lots of Blue Frosting

TARDIS Cookies Need Lots of Blue Frosting
Check out these awesome TARDIS gingerbread cookies. They are geekier than you might think. First, they are shaped like the Doctor’s trusty transportation vehicle. Second, they were created with a cookie cutter that was made using a 3D printer.

EcoATM Recycles Your Gadgets, Gives You Some Cash While You’re at It

EcoATM Recycles Your Gadgets, Gives You Some Cash While You’re at It
Gadgets like mobile phones and tablets have a quick turnover rate. By that, I mean you can expect a newer version of that cellphone you just bought after a couple of months or so. So if you’re the type who’s always buying new phones and updating your devices, then it’s time you head to the ecoATM nearest you to start recycling your old gadgets.

19 Foot-Tall LEGO Saturn V Rocket, We Now Have Nerd Lift-Off

19 Foot-Tall LEGO Saturn V Rocket, We Now Have Nerd Lift-Off
This is one small step for nerd, one giant leap for nerd-kind. This 19 foot-tall LEGO creation is an homage to the brave astronauts of yesterday and today. It’s a replica of the Saturn V rocket, complete with gantry.

Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller Has Swappable Parts for the Unbiased Gamer

Mad Catz MLG Pro Circuit Controller Has Swappable Parts for the Unbiased Gamer
Here’s a neat gamepad for people who play games on both a PS3 and Xbox 360. Developed in collaboration with Major League Gaming, the Pro Circuit Controller by Mad Catz lets you swap out the position of the d-pad and the analog sticks, bypassing one of the main differences between the gamepads of the two consoles.

Darth Vader’s Day at the Office

Darth Vader’s Day at the Office
If there’s anything that you get from Star Wars, is that Darth Vader was a pretty messed up dude. That didn’t stop Jim Alley from creating this quirky scene, which imagines how Darth Vader’s life could have been like if he wouldn’t have been so taken with the Dark Side of the Force, and settled down and got a “real job” instead.

Philips Desktop Microphone: Looks Like a UFO or a Frisbee

Philips Desktop Microphone: Looks Like a UFO or a Frisbee
If you ever have the need to record what people are saying in a conference room, here’s a cool looking microphone which might help you capture better quality sound than you might get from traditional microphones.

Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System

Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System
A new car seat developed by the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo can automatically identify the person who is sitting on it. The seat uses a system of 360 pressure sensors that can remember what it feels like to be sat on by various people.

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