Electrical outlets are just one of those things that we don’t really notice or think about, partly because we see them everywhere and we use them all the time, and partly because, well, there’s really nothing to look at.
Entertainment Earth is selling a Star Trek: The Motion Picture phaser replica, an affordable yet fun gift for Trekkie fans. Or kids, because they’re bound to like anything that lights up and goes pew pew. The replica is based on production blueprints of the movie prop and uses sound effects from the movie as well.
The AQ Amigo is made of plastic, but it’s so thin it seems more fragile than a pair of ceramic speakers. At 0.98 inches thick, it’s just a bit fatter than a typical laptop screen.
The speaker is equipped with two 1.2-watt
Even though it seems that the scientific sleuths of Mythbusters have run out of actual myths to test, we can’t deny that their show has brought us a ton of geeky fun throughout the years. From building a platoon of (literal) foot soldier robots to try and wreck a bridge, to trying to put out fire with fire, Adam and Jamie have gone to great lengths to pursue the truth in the name of science and fun.
Transformers fans, don’t miss the chance to grab the limited edition Autobot logo flash drive! Each flash drive comes in a special tin case and can carry up to 4 GB of data! The flash drive itself is in the logo’s forehead, so you don’t have to take the whole thing with you if you don’t want to.
DLO (Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a Philips brand) has an iPhone & iPod dock that’s simple and practical, and adds style to the mundane act of charging. The WallDock is nothing but a tiny charger with the dock connector integrated onto the plug itself.
The cleverly designed Chocolate Sweet Magnet lets you break the whole bar into smaller pieces, so you can share it as you would a real chocolate bar. Just let the kids know that it’s made of wax and metal and not cocoa and milk.
You can get the Chocolate Sweet Magnet at MollaSpace for $18 (USD).
The DJ Mouse is a nice gadget for budding DJs to mess with. The left- and right-click buttons double as loop play/hold controls, while the scroll wheel fast forwards or rewinds. The built-in jog dial takes care of the wiki-wiki.
When I first saw the Lego Brick Light I thought it was an awesome way of adding working headlamps to Lego vehicles. Although Red Save didn’t post the measurements of the lamp, it did say that the lamp runs on three AAA batteries.
It’s not like there aren’t already tons of cheap Chinese iPhone clones out there, but this is definitely the first one I’ve seen with a full keyboard.
The badly named “COOLi902” looks just like a fat iPhone when closed, but the back slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard.
The HypnosEye lets you project images from the screen of your iPhone, iPod Touch or other mobile device onto a screen. Nope, it doesn’t take the video signal and project it using a separate light source – it actually uses a special anti-glare mirror and lens to blow up the screen onto a projection surface.
While it is sort of a cool analog hack, I can’t imagine you’d get much brightness from your mobile phone’s screen.
Get it? Thanko’s neat pen and SD card reader combo can accommodate up to 4 SD or MMC cards in its slim 0.6″ x 0.6″ x 6″ frame. And if you really want to look like a dork, just keep your memory cards on the pen all the time.
The thinking geeks at ThinkGeek recently unleashed one of their most awesome creations: WEARABLE ROCK. Their Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt features a semi-guitar with 14 major chords – which were recorded from a real electric guitar – assigned to different areas on the neck, so you can play songs for real without really knowing how to play the guitar.
It even comes with a magnetic pick for some strumming action, and an awesome mini amplifier that has “Think Geek” written on it using the same font that Marshall uses on its amps.
Here’s a couple of fun games for Star Wars fans to play on their TVs. The guys over a Jakks Pacific (makers of all of those great retro TV game systems) have recently released two new standalone TV games from the Star Wars universe.
The first of the game systems is called Classic Battles, which features a controller that looks like Darth Vader.