Whereas the Analogue Nt is a sleek retro-futuristic take on the NES and Famicom, Dave Nunez’ Model G1 has a Bauhaus-inspired design, like some random doodad you’d find gathering dust in the corner of an antique shop.
Fuhu is known for Nabi, its brand of kid-friendly tablets. The current top of the line Nabi is the Big Tab HD 24, a 24″ tablet. But this year Fuhu is expanding the Big Tab line with 32″, 43″, 55″ and 65″ models, with the latter two equipped with a 4K display.
Last year, Microsoft Research made headlines with its IllumiRoom concept, which extends video from a console or media player to the walls and objects around the TV. A company called Catopsys is working on an similar but theoretically much better version of IllumiRoom called Immersis.
I have a couple of external hard drives that I bought just a couple of years ago. Together, they’re large enough to use as a foot rest. But now we have this. The Fasetto Link is a wireless external SSD encased in a rugged wristband that’s just a tad larger than a watch.
With their chicken-wire like appearance, I thought that electrostatic speakers like those produced by MartinLogan were the weirdest of its kind. Until now. Behold, the Viotone M One, a speaker that pipes its sound through a violin.
Similar to Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid line, Beast Kingdom’s Egg Attack figures are highly detailed chibi-style models. While some of them are propped up on their pedestal by a plastic rod, the new Iron Man Mk.
Last year we featured Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih’s concept for a keyboard with E-ink screens on each key. The idea is for the each key to display a set of shortcuts, similar to Art Lebedev’s Optimus keyboards.
Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in creating replicas of famous movie cars and props. Its most famous replica is that of the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, which it sells for $65,000-$75,000 (USD) and rents for $1,500 a day.
A new Dutch clothing company called Spacelife is launching with a big bang. Its first product is a limited edition jacket inspired by the classic spacesuit. Sadly, as far as my budget is concerned getting it will launch me to a planet called Bankruptcy.
Thingmade has invented one of the most annoying neon signs on the planet: a physical version of the loading icon. Put it in front of a teenager and he will immediately be unable to even. Such is the power of the Gyroscopic Illuminated Figure.
Do you know someone who’s always bragging about his Rubik’s Cube solving skills? Get the Pillow 13x13x13 IQ Cube and lob it at that person’s head. Then dare him to solve it. Not only is it an irregular Rubik’s Cube knockoff, it’s also freakin’ huge.
Last October, we talked about WriteBoard, a concept for a touchscreen display that can stream its screen to mobile devices. Its fundraiser is a complete flop, but if you were hoping for such a device check out Smart Kapp.
It may not have been as popular in the U.S., but the Sinclair ZX Spectrum holds a special place in British home computer history. Sinclair founder Sir Clive Sinclair was freakin’ knighted mainly because of the ZX Spectrum.
Smart doorbells are all the rage these days, but I’d rather have Droog’s Bottoms Up Doorbell. Invented by Peter van der Jagt, this delightful mechanical doorbell strikes two wine glasses to produce sound.
Check out one of the shortest YouTube videos ever made to hear what it sounds like:
You can buy the Bottoms Up Doorbell from Lumens or Amazon for around $290 (USD).
Zane Amiralis and Joshua de Haan want you to dust off your old Game Boy and give it a much needed upgrade. Their Hdmyboy hardware mod upscales the video from the handheld gaming device into high definition, which you can then view on a modern display via an HDMI cable.
Here’s a great way for you and 24 of your buddies to spend your 13th month pay. eBay seller charliepass is selling a used 2006 Ford F250 with a trailer. But the real gem is what’s inside the trailer: 25 Xbox 360 consoles, each connected to a 24″ 1080p monitor, a controller and a headset.