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IPod Catches Fire

IPod Catches Fire
For those of us in Northern climates, there’s not much worse than standing outside waiting for the bus in the freezing cold. Sometimes your coat, scarf and gloves just aren’t enough to keep you warm. So I’m pleased to tell you about the latest in portable fireplace technology, the iYule. While it actually won’t keep you toasty, the iYule will get you thinking warm thoughts.

Pinball Tries the Digital Route Once More

Pinball Tries the Digital Route Once More
Every once in a while a company takes a stab at trying to resurrect pinball machines using modern technology. The latest entry into the digital pinball genre replaces the old mechanical table with a large flat screen display and interchangeable digital games. The system offers up the familiar top-down view and flipper controllers you’d find on a traditional pinball machine, but that’s about where the similarities end.
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Mario + Mickey = Super Mousio Brothers?

Mario + Mickey = Super Mousio Brothers?
Have Disney and Nintendo partnered up for a a top secret new game? Naw. But the guys over at Siliconera managed to snap this great photo of Mickey Mouse dressed in Mario garb in a Japanese arcade.

Portal Companion Cube Accompanies You Anywhere

Portal Companion Cube Accompanies You Anywhere
Know someone who’s addicted to Portal? Here’s the perfect holiday gift for the obsessive fan of The Orange Box’s mindbending first-person puzzler. Inspired by the game’s handy Weighted Companion Cube, this pendant will accompany you through the test chamber of life.

Winter’s Coming, Vacation at Your Desk

Winter’s Coming, Vacation at Your Desk
I’ve always thought it would be fun to cover a wall in my office with a mural of a tropical sunset, since the likelihood of an actual beach vacation seems less and less likely with my busy work schedule these days.

USB Basketball Game: Hoop Dreams in Your Cubicle

USB Basketball Game: Hoop Dreams in Your Cubicle
Now that you’ve got one of those USB Whac-a-Mole games and a Mini Claw Machine in your office, why not round out your collection of mini carny games with this basketball dunking game? The desktop game is a pint-sized replica of those B-Ball dunking games you might find at Chuck E.

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying

Remote Control Cars Send Passengers Flying
What fun are toy cars if you can’t smash them together and cause little car crashes? These new r/c cars encourage reckless driving by sending their occupants into the sky when they hit. No airbags here, just flying little men, spiraling through the air to an untimely demise. Buttons on the sides of each car automatically trigger ejector seats that make its passengers and driver go airborne on contact.

Mario Brothers Mini Golf: Putt-Putt Forthefunofit

Mario Brothers Mini Golf: Putt-Putt Forthefunofit
Somehow I let these Mario Brothers miniature golf players slip between the cracks when they came out a couple of months back. But in my quest for holiday gifts for gamers, they popped back on my radar screen — so I guess it’s better late than never. Mario and Luigi sit on your tabletop and can putt a tiny golf ball into a little cup.

Xbox 360 Faceplates Get Furry

Xbox 360 Faceplates Get Furry
Give your Xbox 360 system a retro-lounge makeover with these animal print faceplates. These snap-on replacements for the standard Xbox 360 front cover don’t just look like their mammalian counterparts, they’re velvety soft to the touch.   Whether you’re going for a jungle theme or fifties kitsch, they’ll definitely get looks when you have your friends over.

World’s Largest Arcade Machine Debuts

World’s Largest Arcade Machine Debuts
G4TV’s Attack of the Show has put together this unbelievably large cabinet for playing classic arcade games. It’s so tall that players have to stand on stepladders just to reach the controls. The cabinet measures in at over 13-feet tall, and has a 70-inch screen for massively monstrous gaming action.

24: the Early Years

24: the Early Years
Check out this never before seen episode of 24, shot back in the early 1990s. Apparently, CTU’s technology hadn’t come along quite as far as it has today. Seriously, I don’t know what’s funnier, the AOL and Prodigy references, or the old brick cordless phone.

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying

Exploding Piggy Bank Sends Coins Flying
Put your cash in this bomb-shaped piggy bank and if you’re not a good saver, you’ll be punished. The electronic piggy bank waits for you to add coins too it every day. If you’re not consistent, it’ll explode, sending coins all over your desktop. If you don’t add coins each and every day, the bank will start to vibrate, flash its lights and make sounds once an hour until you pay up.

Chocolate Laptop Makes Computing Tasty

Chocolate Laptop Makes Computing Tasty
Do you ever find yourself sitting at your computer, toiling away in your e-mail box when those late afternoon hunger pangs hit you? This laptop out of Germany might help you get your blood sugar going. Nope, the Chocolap isn’t a functional computer, rather, it’s a fake laptop made from cardboard, and loaded with a delicious edible chocolate keyboard in the middle.

Pac-Man Guitar Rocks

Pac-Man Guitar Rocks
Okay, okay, enough about pac-man already, right? Wrong. Check this awesome custom made guitar by Ian Schneller over at Specimen Products. This sweet 25 1/2″ scale instrument is made of ebony, basswood, and maple with mother of pearl accents, and is finished in the happy familiar yellow lacquer of our beloved arcade character. Bonus: twelve blinking lights in the headstock controlled by a variable switch in the eyeball!

Flash Drives Look Like Cans of Soda Pop

Flash Drives Look Like Cans of Soda Pop
These USB flash memory drives get their inspiration from aluminum soda cans. While they won’t actually quench your thirst, they will store plenty of your files when you pop their tops. The miniature soda cans come in a metallic blue or chrome silver finish which does a great job simulating a shiny aluminum can.

Arcade Cabinet + Beer Keg = Geek Heaven

Arcade Cabinet + Beer Keg = Geek Heaven
This could very well be the best home arcade cabinet of all time. Not only does it include a fully decked-out arcade emulation system, complete with real arcade controls, it also happens to have a kegerator built in. That’s right.
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