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Archive for May 2015

Review: Audiofly AF120 In-Ear Monitor Headphones

Review: Audiofly AF120 In-Ear Monitor Headphones
I’ve tested out numerous headphones and earbuds over the years, but this is actually the first time I’ve tried a pair of in-ear monitors. These specialized earphones are optimized for performers to use on stage so they can hear their performance without the echoes and ambient noise from the venue around them.

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal

PomPom Mirror Mimics Reflections with Fur: You Are Your Spirit Animal
Daniel Rozin loves to create mechanical and virtual mirrors, inviting the viewer to participate in the completion of his artwork. His latest piece is no different. The PomPom Mirror uses tufts of fake black and beige fur as pixels to generate a “reflection.”
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WoW Ding Button Levels up Your Life

WoW Ding Button Levels up Your Life
It’s easy to know when you reach the next level in the World of Warcraft universe. You hear a nice “ding” and you can enjoy your newfound prowess. In the real world, it can be hard to determine when you have reached the next level.

Epic Balloon Art is Way Better than Any Clown Can Pull Off

Epic Balloon Art is Way Better than Any Clown Can Pull Off
We once ran into a clown at Walmart who looked suitably creepy. Naturally, my kids had to have a balloon animal something or other. We ended up with a sword and a pink poodle – and you had to use a lot of imagination to see either object.

Walking Dead Zombie String Lights: Hang up Your Dead

Walking Dead Zombie String Lights: Hang up Your Dead
The Walking Dead is the coolest TV show out there. If you’d like to decorate your home theater area or cubicle with some grisly items to show your fandom, check out these Walking Dead zombie string lights.

Star Trek Enterprise Desk: Boldly Sit Where You’ve Never Sat Before

Star Trek Enterprise Desk: Boldly Sit Where You’ve Never Sat Before
Super-Fan Builds has done again. They truly make geek dreams come true. How would you like to have this Star Trek Enterprise desk and chair in your home or office? I would never get any work done, because I would be too busy zipping around, pretending I’m going to warp speed.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return to SNL Weekend Update Desk… Sort of.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return to SNL Weekend Update Desk… Sort of.
Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update is one of the great comedy franchises in history, and some amazing talent has sat behind the anchor desk. The show’s professional news mockers have included Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Seth Myers and Jimmy Fallon.

Solid Chocolate Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker: Just Chew It

Solid Chocolate Nike Air Max 90 Sneaker: Just Chew It
I know there are a ton of people who collect Nike sneakers like they were baseball cards. I don’t get it myself, but chocolate Nikes I could collect. This delicious Nike was made by a design student in London.

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Hookshot & Bombchu: Get Up Close & Arsonal

3D Printed Legend of Zelda Hookshot & Bombchu: Get Up Close & Arsonal
Etsy shop Amphigory Design, maker of the Onyx scale model, has new 3D printed goodies for gamers: the Hookshot and Bombchu from The Legend of Zelda series. The Hookshot is more or less life-size and is modeled after the Ocarina of Time version. 

Mjölnir Hammer Replica: Small, But Mighty

Mjölnir Hammer Replica: Small, But Mighty
If you prefer your Norse legends more traditional than Marvel went with Thor in The Avengers, this is the Mjolnir for you. This Hammer of Legend looks nothing like the hammer Thor wielded on the big screen.

Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger

Yeair! Quadcopter Has Gas Engines: Older, Better, Faster, Stronger
Different multirotors have different strengths and weaknesses, but they all share a common bottleneck: batteries. For its Yeair! quadcopter, a company called Airstier went around the problem by using good ol’ combustion engines. Each of the quadcopter’s propellers has a 600w electric motor and a 1.6kW two-stroke engine.

Buffy Blind Box Titans Tease with 16 Figures

Buffy Blind Box Titans Tease with 16 Figures
Blind-boxed action figures are both fun and annoying at the same time. My daughter is obsessed with Minecraft blind-boxed figures and I have to buy a couple each time we are at Walmart. The catch is that she wants the horse, yet it seems we end up with another cow each time we buy.

DC Superhero Car Seat Covers for Batmobiles and Supermobiles

DC Superhero Car Seat Covers for Batmobiles and Supermobiles
If you want to turn your car into a Batmobile or a Superman themed car, your first step should be these DC Automotive Seat Covers. Once you get your car looking like a superhero’s, don’t forget your own costume.

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record

Tiny X2-VelociRoACH Robot Breaks Speed Record
Back in 2013, we talked about a tiny robot from UC Berkeley that a team had developed that was able to run around at 2.7 meters-per-second. That was pretty fast, but roughly two years later the team has completely revised the little robot, called the X2-VelociRoACH and it’s nearly twice as fast as its predecessor.

DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard

DIY RC Curiosity Rover is Ready to Explore Your Backyard
Hardware and software developer Sergey Grishchenko made this small remote-controlled model of NASA’s Curiosity rover from scratch. Sergey designed and printed most of the toy’s non-electronic parts, including the wheels and the claw arm. Sergey used a LinkIt One computer to power his mini Curiosity.

Gus Fring Action Figure Has Half Its Face

Gus Fring Action Figure Has Half Its Face
It took me a while to get into Breaking Bad, but when I did I watched nothing but Heisenberg for a month or so until I had seen the entire series. I know I am not the only one who saw Gus come walking out of that exploded room and wondered how he made it out – until I saw he didn’t actually make it out.
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