Tinkerers looking for a way to make their old speakers play nice with Apple’s AirPlay technology can now do so on the cheap, thanks to the Raspberry Pi, a neat hack made by Cambridge Engineering student Jordan Burgess and some free software.
If you’re going to be in the market for an inexpensive Android tablet, you might want to hold out another few weeks until CES 2013. Some images of a tablet that ASUS is rumored to be launching have leaked onto the web.
Are you looking for an affordable gift for a young Star Wars fan? Are you a young Star Wars fan? Are you an affordable gift? Whatever you are, you’ll surely love this activity book, which lets you make paper airplanes starfighters.
Here’s one of the most clever uses of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones that I’ve ever seen. It’s called the MeterPlug, a Bluetooth device that plugs in between anything with a power cord and an AC outlet. Together with a mobile app, MeterPlug can tell you how much electricity a particular appliance is consuming.
These are awesome action figures of the player’s avatar in Minecraft. If you play the game then these are also action figures of yourself. Although you can’t customize Steve’s skin, he – or she – does have a ball-jointed head and poseable arms.
You’ve shared your Instagram pictures on Twitter and Facebook. You’ve sent them as actual pictures, stickers and magnets. But that’s not enough. You’re a sharing monster that can’t be stopped. Because I love monsters, here’s something to feed your desire, a tiny projector that uses 35mm film to display and embiggen your pictures.
If you only have a cassette player in your car, you probably bought a cassette adapter to connect your mp3 player or phone. This neat hack by the clever Kipkay will help you keep up with the times without shelling out a lot of money by turning this:
Into… (drumroll, please…) this:
The hack involves taking the Bluetooth transmitter from a (used) Bluetooth headset and connecting it with the electronics inside the adapter:
I wish Kipkay provided an alternative way of making the Bluetooth transmitter’s controls accessible, because that’s an equally crucial part of the hack.
The minimalist look of Apple’s devices and peripherals isn’t for everyone. If you’re the type who immediately buys a colorful case for your new iDevice, check out Whooz, a set of colored stickers that will make your iPod, iPhone or iPad chargers and cables stand out.
I tried to replace my corrective glasses with contact lenses, but after about a thousand and three tries of putting them on it just seemed silly to me to damage my eye further. But those of you who do wear contacts should find this geeky lens case to be quite convenient.
The rear touch-panel is one of the most unique features of the Sony’s PS Vita. Now, a Minnesota-based company called Canopy wants to bring that same feature to the iPhone 4 and 4S with the Sensus, a protective case with built in capacitive touch sensors.
Unlike most of the geeky merchandise we’ve seen, the design of the Wealth of Knowledge Wallet also serves a practical purpose. The wallet is printed with many unit conversions including Celsius to Fahrenheit and inches to centimeters.
Your beat-up ride may not be able to make the Kessel Run, is smaller on the inside and can only go where you’ve already gone before, but you can always use your imagination. Though that could be mentally taxing depending on the state of your car, so you might want to make it easier with these geeky car emblems.
In theory, Apple’s AirPlay technology is great – effortless mirroring or streaming to media players from an Apple device. But in reality, AirPlay is severely limited by a couple of factors. It’s only compatible with a handful of media players – including the AppleTV – and it needs an Wi-Fi connection to work.