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Archive for April 2012

Shopping Bag Doubles as Emergency Helmet

Shopping Bag Doubles as Emergency Helmet
If god-forbid, I ever find myself in an earthquake, I think I’d like one of those earthquake-proof tables to duck under. However, you can’t always be around a table when you need one. On the other hand, if you’re out and about, you could easily carry around a shopping bag – and in this case, the shopping bag could save you in a disaster.

Vintage Cameras Make Good Looking iOS Docks

Vintage Cameras Make Good Looking iOS Docks
What can you do with broken or discarded cameras that probably predate your date of birth? Unless they are still functioning, I guess they can make perfectly capable iPhone and iPod docks. Check out these retro docks made by Laboratoria Altieri.
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Foco Acoustic iPad Amplifier: Another Boost for iPad Speakers

Foco Acoustic iPad Amplifier: Another Boost for iPad Speakers
The Foco is another acoustic amplifier for your iPad. It’s basically like the Amplifiear but the shape is a bit more conservative and practical. It’s designed to make sharing tunes or watching movies a lot easier and you won’t have to lug around heavy powered speakers.

MIT Media Lab Makes OLED Display Cubes: No Cenobites in Sight (Yet)

MIT Media Lab Makes OLED Display Cubes: No Cenobites in Sight (Yet)
For some reason, whenever I see small, interesting cube-like devices, I think of the puzzle cube in Hellraiser, which is also knowns as a Lemarchand’s box. However unlike those, these ones developed by the MIT Media Lab allow you to visualize something on each of the six screens, one on each side, not open a door to Hell!

Rare Fisheye Nikkor Lens for Sale… Just $160,000

Rare Fisheye Nikkor Lens for Sale… Just $160,000
SLR camera lenses can be pretty expensive, but this has got to be some sort of a record. A rare fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens, which is supposed to offer the world’s most extreme wide-angle, has gone on sale at Gray’s of Westminster in London, UK for the low, low price of $160,000 (USD), give or take a few dollars after currency conversion.

GirlfriendHire.com: Where Virtual Girlfriends Do Your Bidding

GirlfriendHire.com: Where Virtual Girlfriends Do Your Bidding
The Internet has made a lot of things in life easier, like communicating with friends and family overseas, keeping up long-distance relationships, and doing your work while you’re on the go. Now a site is taking things one step further – by letting you get a virtual girlfriend for just $5.

Skyrim Nord Helmet Replica: FUS RO DAYUUM!

Skyrim Nord Helmet Replica: FUS RO DAYUUM!
So you’ve managed to replicate the replica weapons made by Harrison Krix aka Volpin Props. Time to defend yourself with some armor, particularly the Ancient Nord/Draugr Helmet from Skyrim. This replica is of the female version, but even if you’re a man that doesn’t really matter because look:

I Wish I Could Play this Space Invaders Floor Lamp

I Wish I Could Play this Space Invaders Floor Lamp
You can either decorate your place with the usual boring furniture or you can go all geek and decorate with things like this amazing Space Invaders floor lamp. It functions as either a nightlight or a decorative light.

Bulavkus Safety Pin USB Drive Secures Clothes and Data

Bulavkus Safety Pin USB Drive Secures Clothes and Data
Are you a forgetful klutz who always misplaces flash drives? Are you in the fashion industry and want to have a flash drive that fits your line of work? Or perhaps you’re you a baby with a loose diaper and a need for a flash drive?

Boombox Pillow Set, for Dropping Your Head, Not Beats

Boombox Pillow Set, for Dropping Your Head, Not Beats
I remember when everybody had a boombox. Sales of D batteries have never been so good and these beasts really made sure that you worked out your muscles since they were so huge and heavy. This boombox pillow set from Meninos is light as a feather compared to the real deal and much more comfy to lay your head on.

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU
Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the top of buildings to climb.

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2
NASA and General Motors teamed up a while back to create a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2. R2 is now on the International Space Station where it will be used to conduct repairs and maintenance outside the space station.

Angry Birds Lobbed to Another Platform

Angry Birds Lobbed to Another Platform
Angry Birds is the new Tetris. It’s everywhere: phones, tablets, desktop computers, handheld videogame systems and even on a browser. Illustrator and graphic designer Giorgio Cantú imagines what it would be like if the game appeared on its own Nintendo Game & Watch too:

Wheelblades Help Wheelchairs Tackle Snow and Ice

Wheelblades Help Wheelchairs Tackle Snow and Ice
Wheelchairs have difficulties moving about in snow, but no longer thanks to Wheelblades. These small skis can be easily mounted on the front wheels of wheelchairs or baby buggies, significantly improving their mobility in snow and ice.

SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required

SNES Arcade Cabinet Loaded with 16-Bit Goodness, No Quarters Required
Fans of the old Super Nintendo Entertainment System will immediately recognize the cartridge in the slot below as that of the classic The Legend of Zelda. But what’s cool about this custom-built arcade cabinet is that it plays any SNES cartridge, while looking awesome.

Bloom Chips Packaging Fixes the Pringles Can

Bloom Chips Packaging Fixes the Pringles Can
You know those cylindrical canisters that Pringles come in? The ones that always seem like such a hassle because you can’t get more than a handful of chips every time you push your hand down the tube?
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