Help your kid be more interested in math – or at least in using calculators – with the “building block” calculator by Homade. It comes in four colors, red, blue, green and black. I don’t know if the blocks are separable though.
It was only a matter of time before some cheap Chinese clone of Amazon’s Kindle digital book reader would find its way to market.
This knock-off – from a company called “Wefound” – is a dead ringer for the Kindle 2.
Been waiting for the price to drop before taking the plunge and upgrading from DVD to a Blu-Ray player? This is easily the cheapest Blu-Ray deal I’ve ever seen.
According to the guys over at FormatWarCentral, the Magnavox NB530MGX Blu-Ray player has been spotted at at least one Wal-Mart store with a price Rollback to just $98 (USD).
While everyone (mostly Brando) was going crazy making all sorts of gadget designs like panda paper shredders and white bread wrist rests, the obvious connection between the multi-tentacled octopus and anything that has to do with wires or cords remained untapped.
Sure, you can charge your USB gadgets with that boring old A/C adapter that the factory shipped with your electronics, but why would you want to do that if you could have one that looks like this?
These goofy looking Penguin chargers juice up any gadget that can plug into a USB connector.
You can also cram the battery from most cell phones into the head of the penguin, but I’m not sure that the wonky looking “universal” contacts are exactly something I’d place against the terminals on my battery.
Fydelity’s Stay-Puff Stereo Backpack is just begging to bust out some Beastie Boys or Q Tip. Equipped with a 3000 milliwatt amplifier, the backpack’s built-in speakers can play music for up to 8 hours on 4 AA batteries.
Casio’s limited edition calculator watch is so nerdy it should be a character in The Big Bang Theory. Fortunately, it has been infused with G-Shock toughness, which somewhat offsets its bully magnet looks. Available in 4 nerdtastic colors, it has data storage capabilities and a calculator, as well as a currency converter and a calendar.
The Casio G-Shock Data Bank Calculator Watch (I can almost hear Sheldon saying that) is available at Need Supply for $90 (USD).
Monster hasn’t had a great year, what with their fake performance tests and their un-endorsements. But that doesn’t mean that the company is 100% crap. Take their Outlets To Go power strip with USB port for example.
Crochet connoisseur Rin aka deadcraft aka oddgumi makes wonderful dolls of personalities both fictional and real, as long as they’re awesome. I am confident that a Barney Stinson doll is in the works. Let’s look at some her creations:
Now that’s something you don’t see everyday.
Lomography’s new Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator allows users to use up to 3 pinholes in one shot. The pinholes create a ripple, cross-eyed effect that only worsens becomes crazier once you add the color filters to the mix.
Design Commission has started selling an iPhone stencil kit, targeted towards app developers. I don’t know if there’s a software equivalent to this, but if there’s none I hereby declare that I was the one who thought of it first.
Put an end to the frustration of lighting up your grill or starting a bonfire with the Mag Fire firestarter. It’s capable of producing white-hot 3000ºC (5500ºF) sparks, even in humid, stormy or freezing conditions. You can even use it as a flare of sorts to call for help.
This is something that all Swiss army knives should have.
If I ever have kids, I’ll be sure to pass on to them everything that I know about anything. Like the joys of reading, or the merits of moderation. And thanks to all of the fascinating things I’ve read about since I started writing here, if someday my kids come to me and ask, “Dad, where can I find some of the strangest shit in the world?”
Poor PSP-3000. Within weeks it was served a double whammy. After a fairly long period of being homebrew-proof, it was finally hacked. And then shortly afterwards it became (sorta) obsolete. Give your PSP some retail therapy and get one of these custom faceplates from console makeover masters XCM.
Get a transparent faceplate for your PSP-3000 so you can see its inner beauty, and you’ll realize that even though it’s not the hottest thing on the market anymore, it’s still a technological wonder.
Protect your PSP-3000 from smudge and finger grease with the smooth black faceplate.
No XCM product line would be complete without a touch of chrome.
This kitchen sink gadget from China combines a projector, media player, DVD player and video game console all in one device.
The CVGI-E28 projector is a low-cost LED based projector that’s got all sorts of stuff built in.
That’s the story of gadgets right there. They start out big and clunky, but pretty soon they’ll be replaced with better and smaller versions of themselves. I still remember the early “mobile” phones, which were mobile only in the theoretical sense of the word.