Save yourself from boredom while waiting for the next Legend of Zelda game (or remake) with the official Link Figma. This is an action figure of the Link that links all the other Links: the hero from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Whoever invented LAN parties got things right, albeit at a smaller scale. There’s a good chance our future will be filled with keychain-sized computers like the Pocket TV, ready to be plugged into any display. Or we could skip that part altogether and perfect holograms already.
You were amazed at Iron Man’s transforming suitcase in Iron Man 2. You were surprised by his transforming… pod thing in The Avengers. Now, behold: Iron Man cufflinks. What’s that? No, they don’t transform. But I’ll let you in on a trade secret: neither did the suitcase and that pod thing!
Several days ago we saw Disney’s plan for turning everyday objects – including humans – into touch-sensitive interfaces. The MaKey MaKey is a lot simpler than that, but what it does is still very impressive. Any object that can conduct “at least a tiny bit of electricity” – fruits, Play-Doh, humans, water, etc.
When it was first released back in 2005, the Xbox 360 sold for $299-$399 (USD). But by next week, it could cost you as low as $99 to get one. There’s a catch of course, and I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a rumor: the $99 Xbox 360 actually costs $459.
The Calculator App is one of the most basic and essential programs that ships with the iPhone and most other smartphones out there. Given the fact that pretty much everybody has a smartphone these days, I don’t see much reason for a dedicated calculator anymore.
Nintendo has a long and storied history of offering lame accessories for its game consoles. The trend started back in the original Nintendo console days when he had R.O.B. – that robot that would pick up spinning gyroscopes in tune with the game, and never seemed to sync up and always seem to miss placing the gyroscopes correctly.
I’m going to start out by saying that I’m about 99.9% sure that this is not an official Iron Man product, so if anyone from Marvel is reading this, please don’t sue us. I just see stuff that looks cool and write about it.
Aside from the usual functions of an alarm clock – telling the time, making you irritated first thing in the morning – the Napper has a one-press nap alarm mode. Just press any of the three nap buttons to set an alarm – the number on top indicates the duration of the countdown in minutes.
Just because comic book geeks love characters who wear underpants on the outside doesn’t mean they don’t know a thing about grooming or smelling great. Doesn’t mean they’re gullible to cash-ins either, but I’m sure JADS International, makers of the Avengers Cologne set, already did their research.
In-ear headphones provide great sounds and decent noise cancellation, but only if you can find a set that fits right. Some companies like Westone or Ultimate Ears offer custom fitting – they have specialists that make molds of your ear canal, which are then used to make ear buds that fit you perfectly.
…or tablet or PC or any other Bluetooth-enabled device that supports A2DP. Developed by ZMote, the Smart Cord is a 3-f00t long extension cord with an on-and-off switch that is activated via an app or audio file, both of which are free.
Xpal Power – the same company that sells the Energizer battery – have made a mobile phone that trumps John’s Phone in terms of simplicity. Called the SpareOne, it can sustain its charge for up to 15 years on just a single AA battery.
If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own robot, why not take a shot at a cardboard hexapod? It will cost you less than $100(USD) for the parts. I did say cardboard after all. Mike Estee is in the process of building this one here, which is still in the early stages, but looks great.