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Guide Dog Lamp Lights Up When You Call It

Guide Dog Lamp Lights Up When You Call It
Industrial designer Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido has created this nifty lamp that looks like a dog. It’s called the Guide Dog because when you enter a dark room and whistle, it illuminates to show you the way. At this point the lamp is just a design concept, and Nicolas hasn’t announced plans to produce it.

Woofy the Cable Dog Hits the Party Circuit

Woofy the Cable Dog Hits the Party Circuit
Designer Gabriel Nigro couldn’t stand the rats’ nest of cables that were strewn about his floor, but didn’t want some industrial-looking cord management system. So he created everyone’s new best friend, Woofy the Cable Dog. Woofy conceals cables inside his belly to keep all your wires nice and tidy.
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Track & Field Challenge Like Wii Fit Lite

Track & Field Challenge Like Wii Fit Lite
Remember the arcade classic Track & Field? Well Konami has updated the game and turned it into one of those games that just hooks up to your TV. Instead of the blister-inducing button mashing of the 1980s arcade game, the new Track & Field Challenge actually comes with a two-player foot controller mat that makes you actually work up a sweat when you play.   There are ten different events including the 100m dash, long jump, javelin throw, hurdles and more.

Bandroid Robotic Trio Jams to Your Tunes

Bandroid Robotic Trio Jams to Your Tunes
This trio of pint-sized robots connects to your media player and rocks out to the beat of your favorite tracks. The robotic musical group, known as Bandroid, has a lead guitar player, keyboardist and drummer, which can each wildly gesticulate to the beat.

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy

R2-D2 Webcam to Drive Star Wars Fanboys Crazy
Everyone’s favorite little trash-can droid can now be a regular occupant of your home or office, thanks to the new R2-D2 webcam. The little guy is a pretty accurate replica of the famous droid, complete with authentic movie sound effects.

Nintendo Guerilla (or is That Gorilla) Advertising

Nintendo Guerilla (or is That Gorilla) Advertising
Check out these recently sighted Nintendo ads comprised of thousands of individual sticky notes used to create giant versions of The Big N’s classic gaming icons. Taking some obvious inspiration from this earlier video game Post-it art, the colored notes were used to create pixelated versions of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and other gaming characters.

Creative Zen Stone, Made Out of Wood

Creative Zen Stone, Made Out of Wood
Somebody sure likes their Creative Zen Stone media player. In fact, this guy loves his enough that he created a mammoth wooden version of his portable media player. Captain Ødegård’s giant-sized wood media player measures in at 8.25″

USB Greenhouse Keeps Desk Gardens Growing

USB Greenhouse Keeps Desk Gardens Growing
Here’s a way to add a little green to your desktop surroundings. This USB mini greenhouse helps you easily grow a little garden with the help of your computer The egg-shaped device from DreamCheeky holds artificial soil, seeds and water, then helps your budding garden grow by feeding it with a USB-powered grow-light.

Audi Auto-Mobile Phone

Audi Auto-Mobile Phone
While most of us have driven a vehicle while we’re on our cell phone, this is the first time I’ve seen a mobile phone that actually is a car. From what I can tell, this mobile phone from China is doing its best impression of an Audi A9 concept car. The phone conceals its battery pack in the “trunk” and has an antenna that pops out of one of the headlights.

Q*Bert + Quilt = Quiltbert

Q*Bert + Quilt = Quiltbert
Remember the expletive-spouting orange dude from 1980s arcade game, Q*bert? Well the strange little guy has now been immortalized in this awesome handmade video game quilt by Lenore, an artist over an Evil Mad Scientist Labs. She’s done a valiant job recreating the details of the game, including the game’s signature isometric diamond blocks you jumped on, those spinny colored escape platforms, and a couple of those weird enemies.

The Wireless Cheese Cutter

The Wireless Cheese Cutter
Have a juvenile sense of humor? Now you can get out your immature tendencies with this remote controlled version of the “classic” Whoopee Cushion. Just place the battery-operated receiver unit under your unsuspecting coworker’s chair, head back to your cubicle and press the wireless trigger and let the mayhem ensue.

Cardboard Mini Arcade for the Psp

Cardboard Mini Arcade for the Psp
Now you can have your own tiny arcade machine anywhere you take your Sony PSP portable gaming system. These arcade cardboard stands make your PSP look like it’s an arcade game cabinet (in miniature of course). Two versions of the compact cabinets are in the works, one that’s a racing game called Dirt Track Rally, and some sort of space game named Cosmic Intruders.

The Mix Tape Goes USB

The Mix Tape Goes USB
For those of us who were born in the pre-MP3 era, the idea of creating a custom mix of your favorite tunes and putting them on a cassette tape was one of the most romantic things that you could do for your significant other (unless you happened to include “That’s What Friends Are For” or “The Breakup Song” on there.) The oh-so-clever designers over at Suck UK have put together this kit that lets you make a modern version of the mix tape.

Pac-Man Shot Glasses: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Drinky

Pac-Man Shot Glasses: Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Drinky
Nothing goes better with a game of 80’s classic arcade game Pac-Man than getting completely looped doing shots of your favorite booze. At least that’s what I think Namco was trying to say with this set of commemorative Pac-Man shot glasses. The set of six 1.5oz

Optimus Prime 18-Wheeler iPod Dock

Optimus Prime 18-Wheeler iPod Dock
I guess news of this Transformers Optimus Prime iPod dock has been floating around for a few months now, but this is the first time I’ve seen up close photos of this fun compact stereo in action. The dock features an 18-wheeler that provides a place for your iPod and speakers on its bed.

Play Some Foosball While You Sip Your Starbucks

Play Some Foosball While You Sip Your Starbucks
One of life’s great guilty pleasures has to be the classic table game of foosball. But how can you incorporate this pub favorite into your civilized modern lifestyle? The artisans over at Britain’s Trifle Design have the answer with this contemporary Offside Foosball Coffee Table.
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