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.
Here’s a perfect Holiday gift for the Twitter addict. DJ and journalist Ben Gomori is raising funds on Kickstarter for the HashKey, a USB keyboard that only has a hash key. I bet Facebook is envious no one’s come up with an actual Like button.
Former Apple typeface and graphic designer Susan Kare is selling hand-painted replicas of the Jolly Roger, a pirate flag that she and her Apple colleagues made back in 1983. According to former Apple programmer Andy Hertzfeld, the flag is a reference to Jobs telling them,“It’s better to be a pirate than join the Navy”, an assurance that the Macintosh team would remain tightly knit and independent despite the company’s growth.
TriForce’s officially licensed Halo 2: Anniversary Plasma Rifle full-size replicas are even more shiny and detailed than their re-mastered virtual counterparts. The replica comes in two variants: the original Plasma Rifle and the Brute Plasma Rifle.
If there was ever a gadget that could sum up the current state of consumer technology and mass entertainment, it would be SkreensTV. This home entertainment device supercharges split screen viewing. It lets you share a single HDTV or HDMI-compatible monitor between up to five HDMI sources plus its built-in web browser.
Guardians of the Galaxy fans, you better have a spacious shelf, because this limited edition Rocket Raccoon figure is nearly 3ft. tall. Made by NECA, the figure was based on “the actual digital files used in making the movie.”
In 1992, amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison discovered the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex in South Dakota. The resulting skeleton was named after Stan. Made of 199 bones, STAN is world famous for being one of the most complete specimens ever found.
If you thought the Doom cover art diorama was awesome, check out John Hite’s Icons of Doom. The sculpture, which Doom fans will recognize as the final level in Doom II, is partly made of found objects.
If you’re looking for a way to customize your computer keyboard, check out HolyOOPS. Based in China, HolyOOPS makes CNC-machined keycaps out of aluminum or titanium. They feature symbols or characters from anime, comics and at least one TV series.