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Tag: Korea

iRiver U100 Gets Official, Heads to Korea

iRiver U100 Gets Official, Heads to Korea
iRiver has a bunch of different media players. The company has gone official with one of its first new products for 2011 and it is called the U100. The thing looks nice and can be had in a couple colors, with the green and pink offerings in the photo below.

Moneual Play Ball PC: What Has Three Balls, Six Axes and Seven Windows?

Moneual Play Ball PC: What Has Three Balls, Six Axes and Seven Windows?
Would you believe what you’re looking at is a PC? Yep. This set of orbs is a completely functional Windows 7 PC, courtesy of the guys at Korea’s Moneaul.

Pantech Vega X Phones as Fast as Some PCs

Pantech Vega X Phones as Fast as Some PCs
Ever got annoyed at the speed of your smartphone? Well, this is something that Pantech has finally addressed in Korea. Their new Vega X is supposed to run almost as fast as some PCs, thanks to the inclusion of speedy DDR2 memory.

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification
According to the Telegraph, a remarkable experiment conducted at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, South Korea resulted in female mice “to reject the advances of their male counterparts and attempt to mate with fellow females.”

Earlyadopters’ the Audio System Controlled by Metal Rods, Not Knobs or Buttons

Earlyadopters’ the Audio System Controlled by Metal Rods, Not Knobs or Buttons
We’ve featured a number of unusual finds from Korea’s EarlyAdopter over the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen them come out with their own electronic hardware. While it might look like some sort of strange antennae or musical instrument, this otherworldly-looking device is actually a complete audio system.

Junimotion Kit Robot Will be Your Pal (for $4,000)

Junimotion Kit Robot Will be Your Pal (for $4,000)
This new humanoid robot will be available soon in South Korea thanks to a company name Robotro. The 15 inch-tall, 6 lb. robot is called the Junimotion and it’s a kit that you have to assemble for yourself.

Sil-Bot: Grandma Gets a Crazy Looking Robot Companion!

Sil-Bot: Grandma Gets a Crazy Looking Robot Companion!
In an age where we expected robots to be all around us, it seems that even the elderly will be getting their own special robot. This odd-little robot named Sil-bot is the brainchild of KIST’s Center for Intelligent Robotics.

Motz Tiny Wooden Fm Radio: Don’T Lose It in the Couch Cushions!

Motz Tiny Wooden Fm Radio: Don’T Lose It in the Couch Cushions!
Do you like to buy gadgets just because they keep getting tinier and tinier? Then have I got something for you! This weensy little wooden box is actually an FM radio. Measuring in at just 1.45″ (w) x 1″(h) x 0.75 (d), the Motz wooden FM radio is the perfect radio for dollhouses, and people with really small hands.

Abigs T6 & D7 Wireless Media Players Jump Into the HD Fray

Abigs T6 & D7 Wireless Media Players Jump Into the HD Fray
Hot off the heels of the CES show, the market is flush with countless set-top media player boxes – my personal favorite being the upcoming Boxee Box. But even the Boxee Box doesn’t have tons of local storage.

Fils Sound Film is a Flexible, Transparent Speaker

Fils Sound Film is a Flexible, Transparent Speaker
Here’s another cool find from the aisles of this year’s CES show. Developed by Korean electronics manufacturer FILS, this innovative material might look like a piece of acetate, but it’s actually a transparent speaker. Fils Sound Film is a flexible, light transparent sound technology which can be used to create speakers pretty much anywhere you’d ever want.

Merry Robot Christmas From Korea

Merry Robot Christmas From Korea
Here’s a wonderful little bit of robotic choreography and general weirdness from a recent Christmas special featured on a South Korean television show. Highlights include a robot chorus line and surreal reactions from Korean boy band members and their fans.

Enfren Free Style LED Lamp is Also Fun to Play With

Enfren Free Style LED Lamp is Also Fun to Play With
Enfren’s new environment-frenly friendly lamp isn’t called a “free style lamp” for nothing. The lamp not only has a bendy neck that allows users to adjust the height or angle of the light, the LEDs are separated into five disks that resemble contact lens cases.

Sound Pot Porcelain Speakers: Handle With Care

Sound Pot Porcelain Speakers: Handle With Care
I always thought that making speakers out of something as fragile as porcelain would be a bad idea. But these bulbous clay speakers look intriguing enough that I might be willing to risk breaking ’em. Korean design firm Studio Lim created these unique speakers called Sound Pots.

Minivan Speakers for Tiny Soccer Moms

Minivan Speakers for Tiny Soccer Moms
One of my recurring nightmares is about the day I end up driving a minivan. Thankfully, that particular dream hasn’t come true, but this new gadget might keep that idea in the back of my mind if I kept it in my pocket.

Blinking E-Ink Name Badges on the Way. Why? Why Not?

Blinking E-Ink Name Badges on the Way. Why? Why Not?
The only thing more unnecessary than a name badge that says “Hello, my name is…” is one that blinks. Sorta like the old HTML <BLINK> tag that most of us had the good sense to stop using about a decade ago.

Space Foosball: Foosball Gets Virtual

Space Foosball: Foosball Gets Virtual
Space Foosball is a modern-day spin on the old foosball table does away with those mechanical men and ping pong balls and replaces them with pixels and a physics engine. The cool thing about the virtual foosball players and ball is that they’re still controlled by the same sort of spinny axle controllers that traditional foosball machines use.

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