Oh those silly knock-off kings, otherwise known as Shanzai. They have a long and proud history of ticking copyright-holders off and flipping them the bird. In this case, they are flipping Rovio the bird, with this Angry Birds tablet.
A couple of years ago the Indian government announced that they were working on a $10 (USD) laptop to help make technology and education accessible to their poor citizens. I didn’t take their plan seriously, but they sure did.
Kikkerland Design is fond of commissioning gadgets that are quirky yet practical, like the tree branch headphone splitter, the sliced grandfather clock or the USB battleship hub. Here’s more evidence that Kikkerland’s designers knows how to put the ‘fun’ in functional – a laser pointer that looks like a stone arrowhead, an ancient tool or perhaps a primitive cursor.
…but it will make it easier to use the tablet while you’re reclining or lying down. The TyPillow isn’t the only cushioned iPad stand on the market, but it is the first one I’ve seen that omits the stand part and goes straight for the cushion.
I’ve yet to see a movie that looks significantly better on 3D, but another reason why I’m not willing to pay to watch a 3D movie is because I wear prescription glasses. Not only do I look stupid wearing two pairs of glasses, the 3D glasses fall off of my face every 30 seconds.
I’ve seen some cases and vinyl skins for the iPhone that attempt to make it look a little like a camera, and even ones that have some practical value, but I think this new case is just a little too over the top.
Would you look at this abomination. This is a knockoff/ripoff “Battman” console whose origins are unknown, though it’s clear from the “Made in China” sticker that it came from somewhere in that part of the world.
Many third-party portable batteries or chargers come with adapters or detachable tips so that they can be used for different devices. But if you only need a cable to sync and charge your diverse array of gadgets by plugging them to your computer, check out this clever and elegant solution from USB Fever.
Ok, now that I’ve lured you into my web of curiosity with that headline, let me explain. What we have here is yet another unusual bastardized gadget from China – it’s a speaker that looks like the Android mascot – if it were a bee.
Touchscreen devices eschew the mouse in favor of our fingers, and no mouse means no cursor. Or does it? Mike Mak designed a pair of styli for devices with capacitive touchscreens. By “designed” I mean he took the mouse cursor and mouse pointer and enlarged them.
Apple’s Smart Cover protects the most important part of the iPad 2 – the touchscreen – but it does nothing for the tablet’s backside, which is the part that’s more prone to damage even in everyday use.
Who says nerds can’t be classy? With Etsy seller doneLeather’s made-to-order leather mouse pads, your desktop will immediately earn +10 style, not to mention +10 armor once equipped. They’ll also blend perfectly with steampunk computer peripherals.
With Apple’s wildly successful iPad, everyone and their brother wants a piece of the now lucrative tablet market. Even the low end of the market wants to get in on the action. Take, for instance, this ridiculous Chinese calculator designed to look (sorta) like an iPad.
Oh hey folks. Didn’t see you there. I was just admiring this article’s title. But on to the topic at hand: floating fish! Air Swimmers are remote-controlled, inflatable nylon balloons. Fill them up with helium, fire up the remote control and let ’em swim through the air.
We’ve seen a handful of still cameras that were made from scratch. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all had the skills and resources to build our own cameras too? Unfortunately cheap and user-friendly 3D printers are still quite a ways off, so for now poor and dumb blokes like me will just have to settle for these DIY camera assembly kits from bargain gadget store DealExtreme.
With the proper accessory, the latest model of the iPod Nano can be worn on one’s wrist like a watch, but you can’t watch videos on it like you could on the previous generation. If you want to get the best of both worlds, Chinavision has something for you – sort of – in the form of the Timesnap media player watch.