So you just plunked down thousands of dollars on that shiny new flat screen HDTV. But you’ve got kids, and they like to throw everything from the remote to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches around the room.
As much as I dig my iPhone and HP Touchsmart touchscreens, there’s something that I still miss about actually feeling buttons under my fingertips. And while I’ve gotten pretty good at typing without even looking at the screen anymore, I’ll never achieve the kind of touch typing speed I’ve hit on a traditional keyboard.
The Rubik’s Cube started out its humble life as a simple little plastic puzzle. But over the years it’s found its way into everything from alarm clocks, to the technabob mascot to crazy viral videos. But this could be my favorite use for a Rubik’s Cube yet.
Ever wonder how it would feel like to lie on a cushion of a magnetic field? Wonder no more. British company Hoverit has released The Lounger, which is so straight out of RPGs and scifi that I can’t bring myself to call it furniture.
Maybe it’s just me, but this wireless remote light switch makes me think of the button you’re supposed to press when you want to keep the money on Deal or No Deal. You know, the one that most of the losers on that show don’t bother to take, even when the offer is well into the 6-figures and they’ve been living on welfare most of their lives.
Here’s a piece of art any retro game fanatic would be proud to hang on their wall. It’s a handmade Pac-Man mixed media piece, using teeny ceramic tiles in place of pixels.
Perhaps inspired by the oh-so-awesome Ms.
Dairy may have been demoted from the four basic food groups (it’s actually now one of the top six), but it’s still an important part of a well-balanced diet. The good news is that you can now enjoy as many glasses of milk as you want, with none of those pesky calories, carbs or fat.
If you’re looking for a way to give the sound on your iPod Touch an extra boost, check out these portable speakers that appear to poke out of the sides of your media player.
With their ear-like appendages, these Green House SPA-214ct speakers do look a little bit goofy (or like some other Disney character with big ears), but they do put the speakers in just the right location to provide decent stereo sound.
Nope, this wild glowy sphere isn’t some sort of newfangled plasma weapon. Actually, what you’re looking at is a combination speaker/light show that’s perfect for your next big dance party.
Inside the transparent red plastic orb of the Zumreed Flash Beat is a downward-firing speaker, surrounded by a rapidly spinning pink light.
Retro gamer girls – here’s a fun accessory that lets you wear your 8-bit fanaticism on your sleeve (or at least on your wrist).
This handmade Tetris resin bracelet is embellished with a scene from the classic block-stacking puzzler.
I was digging around looking for something totally unrelated today, when I came across these nifty color-changing LED lamps from Lumenworks.
Rainbow Star lamps are minimal, modern lighting fixtures, which can be set to any of 7 different colors.
The guys who designed this LEGO block lamp managed to dig up some sort of industrial-strength blocks that won’t melt into a pile of smelly goo when subjected to the heat of a lightbulb.
What makes the Block Light really cool is the fact that you can rearrange the pieces into pretty much any configuration you’d like.
These clever desk lamps get their inspiration from classic LEGO building blocks. Designed by Taiwan’s 25togo, these LED illuminated acrylic block lamps look just like a giant-size version of the popular plastic playthings.
The blocks have a snap-off top layer that’s designed to hold pens, pencils and other office items.
When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course.
The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.
This certainly wouldn’t be the first Nixie tube clock that I’ve written about, but it is definitely one of my favorite designs. Maybe it’s the funky front-facing display tubes that make it super sweet.
There’s something just so right about the contrast of the sleek modern acrylic box which serves as a home for the intricate retro display tubes.