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Tag: Aluminum

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.

Seiko Slimstick Tracks Your Every Move

Seiko Slimstick Tracks Your Every Move
This modern twist on the classic pedometer doesn’t just track your steps, it lets you keep tabs on the quality of the exercise you get during your day-to-day life. Unlike meters that just count your steps, the Seiko SlimStick uses modern dual-axis accelerometers to track the magnitude of your movements, giving greater value to more intensive exercise.

Redpost Signbeta: Linux Pic Frame Gets an Upgrade

Redpost Signbeta: Linux Pic Frame Gets an Upgrade
Almost a year ago a RedPost made news with their hackable Linux picture frame, the RedPost/Kit. Today, the guys at RedPost announced Kit’s better, faster, stronger kid brother, the Signbeta. While it certainly can be used as a digital picture frame, RedPost’s real mission is to replace wasteful paper-covedred bulletin boards with an electronic version.

Gais Lisire 2.1 Aluminum Speakers Are Totally Tubular

Gais Lisire 2.1 Aluminum Speakers Are Totally Tubular
Looking for some compact speakers that don’t look like all the others? Then check out this funky aluminum audio system from Gais. The Gais Lisire Series 020 is a complete 2.1 channel sound system featuring distinct cylindrical styling.

Alienware HD Media Server: Heavy Metal Home Theater

Alienware HD Media Server: Heavy Metal Home Theater
Alienware is showing off their latest high-end server, designed for use in home theaters and media rooms. The system contains everything you need for controlling your digital media in one slick aluminum box. The Alienware HD Media Server (HDMS) comes in a dramatic brushed aluminum, rack-mountable enclosure, and provides a powerful HTPC under the hood.

LED Lighting Gets Flat

LED Lighting Gets Flat
These minimal lighting fixtures actually are designed to be shipped flat, like a postcard. Each lamp is actually a laser-cut sheet of aluminum with an embedded LED illumination source and powered by a single button battery.

Macbook Air Price, Specs, Release Date Revealed

Macbook Air Price, Specs, Release Date Revealed
After much speculation and hype, Apple today announced their new ultra-slim laptop, the MacBook Air. Measuring just 0.16″ to 0.76″ thick (when closed), the 3-pound machine is touted as the “world’s thinnest laptop”. The new MacBook Air features a striking aluminum case design, and is skinny enough to fit inside of a standard manilla envelope.

Space Invaders Water Bottles: Fill ‘Em With Alien Fluids

Space Invaders Water Bottles: Fill ‘Em With Alien Fluids
I don’t know why, but I really can’t resist anything with those fun-loving Space Invaders on them. Case in point, these new water bottles featuring those classic arcade critters. I’m really not sure what the connection is between space aliens and bottled H20, but what was the last time Japanese video game schwag made much sense?

Wii-Mote Aluminum Briefcase Conceals Controllers

Wii-Mote Aluminum Briefcase Conceals Controllers
You’re sure to intimidate your gaming opponents when you walk in to the room carrying this aluminum briefcase. Looking like something out of an episode of 24 or Mission Impossible, this mini-briefcase lets you carry your Wii controller in secret agent style.

O Mighty Isis, This is One Tough Puzzle

O Mighty Isis, This is One Tough Puzzle
Let me start by saying this — the glorious ISIS puzzle was designed with one mission in mind — to be the most difficult puzzle ever made. Handmade in England using aluminum alloy, the puzzle not only is insanely challenging, it looks really, really cool sitting on your table.

Ferguson Hill Clear Speakers: Do They Make You Horny?

Ferguson Hill Clear Speakers: Do They Make You Horny?
At almost 5.5-feet tall, you certainly won’t miss these giant speakers in your living room. The Ferguson Hill FH001 loudspeakers feature a huge acrylic horn balanced on a delicate aluminum base. The speakers’ massive horn design allows them to crank out plenty of volume with as little as 5-watts of power driving them.

Ultimate Digg Case Mod for Sale

Ultimate Digg Case Mod for Sale
The talented case-modders over at Computer Choppers have put their amazing Digg custom computer up for sale on eBay. The system is a glorious tribute to the popular social news website. In addition to the over-the-top case design, the system is loaded up with a goodly amount of high-end components, including: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU w/ Asus Silent Square HSF Asus P5B-Deluxe Motherboard 3GB DDR2 Memory (2GB Gskill HZ DDR2-800 & 1GB (512×2) Kingston HyperX DDR2-1066) 3x500GB Western Digital WD5000YS Hard Drives BFG 8800GTS 640MB Video Card Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum 18x Sata DVDRW w/ lightscribe Hiper 580watt Power Supply Noritake 3900 512×32 VFD PCI fan controller & LPT port It even includes a matching, custom painted 20-inch LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse, and slick aluminum mouse pads to round out the system.

Chromac Lets Plastic iMacs Join the Aluminum Club

Chromac Lets Plastic iMacs Join the Aluminum Club
If you haven’t yet managed to snag one of Apple’s latest aluminum and glass iMacs, there’s now a way to give your older iMac a healthy dose of metal in its otherwise plastic diet. These covers from ChroMac wrap around the outside of your white plastic iMac, giving it a dramatic new look.

Troja Arc Lamp Blows My Mind

Troja Arc Lamp Blows My Mind
On very rare occasion, I’ll see something that truly knocks me off my feet. That time is now. The Troja Arc Lamp is simply awe inspiring. Designed by Germany’s hansandfranz studio, the lamp features a sweeping arc that emits a warm halo of light around its subject.

Elac Speakers Cones Look Like Crystals

Elac Speakers Cones Look Like Crystals
If you’re looking for some deluxe speakers to complement your shmancy crystal radio, look no further than these noisemakers from ELAC. Their new 240 series speakers feature drivers that look like crystal. They’re made from aluminum covered with a angled crystalline surface that mimics the look of a cut precious gem.

Nintendo Necklace for Girl Gamers With Style

Nintendo Necklace for Girl Gamers With Style
It seems like most gamer gear is oriented towards dudes, so it’s nice to see the occasional accessory for girls who like to get their game on. On one side, this contemporary necklace features a feminine cherry blossom design, but flip it over and it shows off your true gamer spirit with the image of a classic Nintendo NES controller.

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