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Tag: Aluminum

Guy Actually Builds a Better Mousetrap

Guy Actually Builds a Better Mousetrap
How many times have you heard the phrase “build a better mousetrap,” yet nobody seems to have actually done it? Until now. This modern, high-tech mousetrap is sure to crush the bones of tiny rodentia with greater efficiency and style than ever before.

Lavod Bike Speaker Plays Mp3s From Your Handlebars

Lavod Bike Speaker Plays Mp3s From Your Handlebars
This handy gadget adds a complete digital sound system on the handlebars of your bicycle. The Lavod Bikeman LFB-615 clips onto a sturdy mount on your bike, and lets you play your favorite digital tunes through its built in amp and directional speaker.
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Kisai Denshoku LED Watch: How a Cylon Tells the Time

Kisai Denshoku LED Watch: How a Cylon Tells the Time
Inspired by the neon lights of the flashy Shinjuku district of Tokyo, this new watch out of Japan is sure to draw plenty of attention when you check the time. The Kisai Denshoku watch is crafted from aluminum and stainless steel, and tells time using a unique set of stacked orange LED bars.

Metal NES Controllers Look Like Artifacts From Our Gaming Past

Metal NES Controllers Look Like Artifacts From Our Gaming Past
As though the original NES controllers didn’t look great enough on their own–you’ve gotta love that sleek, simple design, if only for the nostalgia value–someone’s gone and turned them into bonafide art. These bronze and aluminum NES controllers were both cast using max models and silicone molds, and then the bronze replicas were aged to give them a unique look.

Color Your Mac Mini With Custom Anodizing

Color Your Mac Mini With Custom Anodizing
Looking to add a splash of color to your Mac Mini without losing the aluminum finish? Well here’s a new way to add a serious splash of color to your Mini. The guys over at Computer Choppers are now offering a custom Mac Mini anodizing service, letting you really give your computer a new look.

Hackintosh Jr. Casemod: the Power to Crush the Other Kids

Hackintosh Jr. Casemod: the Power to Crush the Other Kids
Want a small Mac, but like the look of the beefy aluminum Mac Pro tower? Too impatient to wait for Apple to make a metal Mac Mini, this one modder decided to craft his own. While not running on official Apple hardware, the Hackintosh Jr.

Camera Lens Calendar F. Stops in the Year 2038

Camera Lens Calendar F. Stops in the Year 2038
Photographer Sharad Haksar chiseled this unique camera lens calendar from a single block of aluminum. I love the idea, but at $2000 for a calendar that runs out of years in 2038, I don’t know I could justify the $66+ per year price tag.

Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan LED Watch is a Curvaceous Beauty

Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan LED Watch is a Curvaceous Beauty
The guys over at Tokyoflash just revealed their latest digital watch today, and this one is really quite a looker, IMHO. The new Kisai Keisan watch uses a unique rippled convex lens that magnifies the lighting effect from the LEDs behind the numbers in the watch face.

Lexon Jet LED Flashlights Put Some Style in Your Pocket

Lexon Jet LED Flashlights Put Some Style in Your Pocket
It takes a lot for me to get excited about a flashlight. Sure, I suppose if you make one that can set things on fire, I might write about it, but most of the time, there just isn’t much to say.

Now Invading at a Glacial Pace: Slobot Sculptures

Now Invading at a Glacial Pace: Slobot Sculptures
If you’ve been on the lookout for a colorful ‘bot to guard your desk, check out this cool handmade Slobot sculpture. All of the Slobots made by crafter Slobot are handmade and one-of-a-kind, with no molds used.

Pac-Man Cufflinks Perfect for Any Black Tie Affair

Pac-Man Cufflinks Perfect for Any Black Tie Affair
I just got invited to a formal wedding this Fall, and have been stymied as to what I would wear since it’s been about 15 years since I had to wear a tuxedo to anything. While I still might have to rent a tux and bow tie, at least I know what I’ll be wearing on my sleeves.

Nemo LED Chain Lamp is More Flexible Than You Are

Nemo LED Chain Lamp is More Flexible Than You Are
Looking for a really cool lamp to replace that cheap IKEA lighting fixture on your desk? As long as you’re willing to drop a little dough, this Italian designer lamp is sure to impress. Designed by Iliara Marelli for Nemo Italianaluce, the Chain Lamp is a real thing of beauty.

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes

Your Old Hard Drives Reborn as Wind Chimes
Do you have loads of old hard drives laying around your house? Do you love the sweet tinny tones of wind chimes clinkity clinking on your back porch? If so, this is a great project for you- you can turn your old, unused or crashed hard drives into this set of aluminum wind chimes.

Iclooly iPhone Stand Makes Mini iMacs

Iclooly iPhone Stand Makes Mini iMacs
So did you stand in line this morning to get your grubby little hands on an iPhone 3G? What better way to celebrate your shiny new toy (assuming you managed to activate it), but with a desktop stand that makes it look like a tiny little iMac?

Nacsound Modern Speakers Belong in a Gallery

Nacsound Modern Speakers Belong in a Gallery
I have a tendency to prefer my sound systems to be heard, not seen. After all, isn’t it all about the audio? But I recently came across a speaker line that even the most ardent of design snobs would be proud to put in their living rooms.

Retractable Calculator Rears Its Metal Head

Retractable Calculator Rears Its Metal Head
I don’t usually get too excited over the prospects of owning a new calculator, but sometimes industrial design just reaches out and speaks to me. Such is the case with designer Theo Williams’ new Jet Calculator from LEXON.
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