This is definitely one of the more unusual lamps I’ve seen in a while. The tube-shaped lighting fixture is loaded up with colorful LEDs, and can be adjusted to almost an infinite variety of hues to suit your mood.
This new mobile phone out of China may look like your average smartphone, but under the hood it’s actually packing a tiny little projector. Too bad the images it produces look pretty horrendous.
The inappropriately named COOL GTW18 features a 3.2-inch
This LED light dress was designed by fashion design student Kristi Kuusk. She studies at the University of São Paulo in Brazil and came up with this wonderful idea for one of her classes.
The dress is supposed to light up like when the snow sparkles at night.
Check out this cool clock made from an old hard drive. Built by modder Svofski, the clock tells time on the face of the hard drive’s rapidly spinning platter.
The Strobeshnik hard drive clock uses a stroboscopic effect to make it look like the numbers of the clock are persistent on the face of the drive platter – which Svofski galvanically etched to make the cool cutout numbers.
A set of LEDs is positioned behind the platter, and a custom controller circuit automatically coordinates the rapidly blinking LEDs to illuminate precisely when the appropriate number window in the platter is lined up in the right location.
Here’s a video clip of the Strobeshnik clock in action.
We can always count on the guys over at TokyoFlash to come up with new and different ways to tell the time. With their modern approach to product design, they’re now asking shoppers to weigh in on prospective designs before they go ahead and create the real watches.
No, these bug-eyed critters aren’t going to bite. On the contrary – these insect-inspired mini robots are actually quite harmless.
In between farming blueberry crops, Adam Claflin of MiddleCreekMerchants makes the little Wigglebot robots (shown above) from a few bent wires for legs, a coin battery for a body, and a pair of colorful LEDs for eyes.
Looking for a unique piece of art for your home or office that embodies your geeky aesthetic? Check out these cool LED light sculptures by artist/electrical engineer Andrew O’Malley.
Each of Andrew’s Electric Window digital sculptures displays a variety of intriguing images as they sit there on your shelf.
Looking for a way to give your Xbox 360 a little extra pizazz? While I’ve seen plenty of colorful Xbox 360 case replacements, I can’t say that I’ve come across much in the way of hard drive color mods.
Chatman is a new sort of toy that plugs into your computer, helping to make your instant messaging more interesting for everyone, especially kids.
Chatman is kind of an emoticon itself, but it’s able to display different faces based on your IM discussions.
From the outside, this cardboard box sure doesn’t look like a very nice place to seek shelter. But one look inside, and you’ll see that the Five-Stars Cardboard Hotel is a luxurious resort, crafted from paper.
The design team of Keung Caputo created four foldable suites, each with a cardboard bed, pillow and intricate cardboard details, cut with lasers and backlit with LEDs.
Need some extra light on your desktop so you can see what you’re typing? These whimsical lamps are great for computer geeks who want to show their love for their keyboards. They’re also pretty good if you’re a giant.
These oversize computer key LED lamps plug into a spare USB port, and provide a little extra accent lighting for your workspace.
Let me start by saying this. I love TokyoFlash. These guys have brought some of the coolest digital watch designs I’ve ever seen to the world, and now they’re amping up their game with their first consumer electronics gadget, the Escape C.
While this saucer-shaped device might look like something you’d use to hail your alien mothership with, it’s actually got slightly more humble ambitions.
These gigantic origami tigers signal the beginning of another Year of the Tiger, which will be shortly coming up after Chinese New Year on February 14th.
These origami tigers were designed by the Australian firm LAVA and they were made to raise the awareness of tigers as an endangered species.
I love Lady Gaga. A lot. Don’t believe me? Check out my Last.fm page. That’s right; by my iTunes’ count I’ve played her tracks four hundred and fourteen times. The closest runner-up? Minus the Bear, at 133 plays.
The new Sony BRAVIA XBR-60LX900, XBR-52LX900, XBR-46LX900 and XBR40LX900 have a feature I haven’t come across on any other set yet. These sets include a new feature called “Intelligent Presence Sensor,” which automatically detects faces of people viewing the set, and optimizes the picture for their viewing pleasure.
Another cool new technology just surfaced during CES week. Casio has just announced a new slimline projector that does away with those nasty mercury based light bulbs and replaces them with a combination of LED, laser and fluorescent illumination.
And unlike those LED mini projectors, this is a serious projector, pumping out a whopping peak brightness of 3000 lumens!