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Category: Gadgets

Minox Classic Camera Gets 5 Megapixel Love

Minox Classic Camera Gets 5 Megapixel Love
The teensy classic Minox Leica M3 was first converted into a digital camera back in 2002 at a measly 1.3 megapixel resolution. Minox has just upgraded the camera to a much more admirable 5 megapixel resolution.

Fm3 Buddha Machine: the Anti-iPod

Fm3 Buddha Machine: the Anti-iPod
One of my favorite places for fun and unique items on the web is the $25 Giant Robot Store. I just came across a fun gizmo on their site called the “FM3 Buddha Machine.” The Buddha Machine is said to be the “anti-ipod.”
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Nintendo NES Controller Alarm Clock

Nintendo NES Controller Alarm Clock
The folks over at ThinkGeek have just started carrying this fun little Japanese import. It’s a portable alarm clock that’s shaped like case from the classic Nintendo NES joypad. Looks like they went with the color scheme from the Japanese original Famicom system though.

Miniature Atari 2600 Games on Your Keychain

Miniature Atari 2600 Games on Your Keychain
These miniature Atari 2600 joystick and paddle controllers function as both a keychain and a functional video game console. Certainly they’re a bit cumbersome as keychains, but you cannot deny the cool factor here. I’ve seen differing information on which versions feature which games, but from what I can decipher, there are three versions, one with Asteroids and Millipede (joystick); and one with Yar’s Revenge and Centipede (joystick) and one with Breakout, Pong and Warlords (paddle).

World’s Smallest DVD Player With Built in Screen

World’s Smallest DVD Player With Built in Screen
This Audiovox D1420 portable DVD player is just about an inch more in diameter than the DVD itself. The tiny player features a built-in 4.2″ 16:9 LCD widescreen and battery life is quoted at 2.5 hours, so you should be able to watch most full-length movies on a single charge.

Is That a Swiss Army Knife in Your Pocket?

Is That a Swiss Army Knife in Your Pocket?
..or are you just glad to see me? The folks at Wenger thought it would be a good idea to create the ultimate in Swiss army knives by including every tool they make (85 in all) in a single form-factor.

Get Your Geek on With These Badass Lightsabers

Get Your Geek on With These Badass Lightsabers
ThinkGeek is now offering these totally over the top Star Wars Force FX Lightsabers. They’re far more substantial and effect-laden than the cheapo toy lightsabers out there. Each lightsaber features a variety of cool effects, including: glowing blades with sliding power-up/down effect sound effects digitally recorded from the movie motion sensor controlled sound effects, Power-up, idle hum, clash, and power-down a heavy-duty metal hilt to looks and feels like a “real” lightsaber The come in 5 varieties, including: Darth Maul – DUAL Red Blade – $199.99 USD; Darth Vader – Red Blade – $99.99 USD; Anakin Skywalker – Blue Blade – $99.99 USD; Mace Windu – Purple Blade – $119.99 USD; and Obi Wan – Blue Blade – $119.99 USD.

Thingamagoop: Super Cool Portable Analog Synth

Thingamagoop: Super Cool Portable Analog Synth
While researching the topic of innovative musical devices, I came across the guys at Bleep Labs and their totally wacky Thingamagoop custom synthesizer series. These portable sythesizers generate electronica using a unique control interface: as you move a colorful LED over a photosensor, the sound’s waveform changes.

Box Generates Dance Music With Press of a Button

Box Generates Dance Music With Press of a Button
Australia’s Mungo Enterprises has engineered the “Infinite Horizon“, a concept device capable of programatically generating modern dance/trance music with, literally, the push of a button. Just press the BIG RED BUTTON, and out comes a track.

New Sony “Mylo” Wifi Media Player – Should We Care?

New Sony “Mylo” Wifi Media Player – Should We Care?
The new Sony “Mylo” media player supports MPEG-4 video, audio and photos. It also has a built-in wireless connection that supports wireless music streaming to other mylo players and it works as a wireless Skype phone.

Super Cool Desktop Widget

Super Cool Desktop Widget
Russia’s Art Lebedev Studio has designed the Optimus Mini Three, a custom keyboard/display device that allows you to place “widgets” outside of your computer screen. The keyboard combines three soft-keys with three super cool, full color 96×96 pixel OLED screens and special software which lets you create your own display widgets and send them to the USB-connected device.

Super Cool Wireless Projection Clock

Super Cool Wireless Projection Clock
Oregon Scientific, know for their typically utilitarian designs for weather and time gadgets went totally off the charts by hiring world reknown designer Stefano Giovannoni, to design this ultra-hip alarm clock with a great LED backlit display in a retro sci-fi font, and a nifty removeable wireless time projection sphere.

More Details Emerge on Msft Portable “Zune”

More Details Emerge on Msft Portable “Zune”
Rumor has it that Microsoft’s “iPod killer” / portable gaming device, known as “Zune” will integrate the social networking (aka “friends list” from Xbox Live) features of the previously announced Live Anywhere system. The Zune, developed by Xbox 360 guru J.

iPod FM Transmitter Broadcaststrack Info to Your Car Stereo

iPod FM Transmitter Broadcaststrack Info to Your Car Stereo
This week, Kensington Computer Products announced a very cool new FM transmitter for iPods. What’s unique about this model is that it’s the first to use the Radio Data System (RDS) to transmit and display song titles and artist information to car stereos that support this technology.

Nothing Good on Tv? Perhaps This Will Help.

Nothing Good on Tv? Perhaps This Will Help.
I recently stumbled upon this nifty optical filter, called the Tvbeeboo. This device suction-cups onto the front of TVs or monitors up to 23″, and difuses the images in such a way to turn your old TV or monitor into a really cool ambient lighting source.

Keep Your Conversations Private

Keep Your Conversations Private
Sonare Technologies is now offering Babble, a sound processing device that allows you to have conversations at your cubicle or other open office, while preventing others from hearing what you’re talking about. The system scrambles your voice and projects the scrambled version over speakers.
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