Are you tired of your plain old black PlayStation 4 console? Maybe it’s time you gave it a proper makeover and wrapped it in real wood. Thanks to the folks at Toast, you can upgrade the styling of your PS4 or PS4 Pro with real wood skins.
Check out this cool T.Rex night light from lampUp. This guy will keep you safe while you sleep, looking like a dinosaur that has returned as a Jedi ghost. Don’t discount him due to his stubby and tiny arms.
Woodworker Frank Howarth is celebrating Star Wars Day in a very awesome way indeed, because he made this amazing wood Death Star. You can check out a video of him making the entire thing much faster than the Empire made theirs.
I’ve been a regular user of the 2015 and 2016 model Dell XPS laptops – the XPS 13 and XPS 15, and have been very impressed with the overall performance, usability and build quality of these portable workhorses.
Give your current gen consoles a dash of Intellivision and Atari style with Toast’s wood veneers. They’re made of ash, bamboo, walnut or ebony and can be customized with laser engraving.
Polygon got a sample for the PS4 and they say the panels can easily be installed in 20 minutes.
Custom lighting maker Luke Kelly came up with a clever way to turn anything that makes light shine through into a decorative lamp. Luke’s Baselamp is a dimmable LED light pointed upwards. Just place a transparent or translucent object over the LED and you have a one-of-a-kind lamp.
Woodworker Dave Stencil wants a zombie in every kitchen. He just wants to “make quality cutting boards that showcase your love for braaaaiiiins… and well prepared meals.” Well Dave, I don’t love the taste of brains, but I do love chopping zombies up, so I’ll get your cutting board anyhow.
If you need a flash drive, here are some geeky gaming alternatives that are screaming for your money. These hand-carved classic game console inspired controllers can even be personalized with a name. Heck, maybe your high score on your favorite game too.
I’d have to be really hungry and desperate to eat bugs. For instance, I would gladly lick that gross jelly goo from the inside of a tin of Spam before I would eat a bug. If you want a really gross gift to give someone as a gag, ThinkGeek has a new Edible Bugs Gift pack.
A company called Carbide3D claims it has developed a CNC mill that’s as compact and user-friendly as the latest consumer-grade 3D printers. The company’s Nomad 883 will be sold fully assembled and connects to computers via USB.
A few months ago we heard about a supercapacitor designed by a high school student that could lead to quick charging and longer lasting mobile phones. The Blueshift Helium speaker gives us a taste of that future.
I’ve always thought that utilizing a natural material like wood for gadget cases was a smart idea – providing a nice contrast to the metal, glass and plastic found in today’s devices. Check out two new wood cases from Grove, which will perfectly fit your new iPads when they release this November.
No other art form transacts with us the way literature can. It’s very accessible yet it demands and invites us to add depth to the world and the ideas it conjures. Devin Montgomery tries to capture the joy of discovery and exploration that we get from reading with his unique invention.