UK lighting maker Mathmos’ latest creation combines modern technology with eco-conscious wind power to create light without need for batteries or plug-in power.
These Wind Lights measure in at just under 8″ tall, but they work just like their bigger windmill cousins, generating electricity through the power of air.
With the holidays just over a month away, I figured it was time to share this clever Hanukkah gift that I came across a little while back.
This modern spin on the Menorah is made from recycled circuit boards, and offers up a bright red LED for each night of celebration.
These dynamic modern lights from Japan create a cool glow in any space without need for connecting them to an external power source.
Kyouei Design’s Mobile Lights store solar energy during the day, and automatically turn on when its dark.
This tiny remote-controlled flying machine from Japan is a combination helicopter, UFO and hovering light show.
A pair of soft, brightly colored rotors help to propel the Roboppi (ROBO-P) flyer upwards and produce stable flight.
As it flies through the air, colored LEDs inside the spinning body of the Roboppi blink rapidly, producing a whirlwind of color.
I don’t know what it is about these retro-futuristic watches from Japan, but for me they conjure up images of 1980s color vector video games like Tempest or Quantum.
The limited-edition Scope 2 watch uses a special multi-color (RGB) LED display to tell the time.
The guys over at XCM are at it once more with another cool mod you can buy to make your Xbox 360 just that much better.
The new XCM Crystal Controller Kit not only redresses your 360 controller in a spiffy clear skin, but it also adds a brand new oversize D-pad that’s designed to prevent you from mistakenly pressing it in the wrong direction.
I can speak from experience when I say there’s nothing worse than accidentally selecting that plasma rifle when you meant to select the rocket launcher.
Of course, the best part of the Crystal Controller is that it comes pre-wired with a gorgeous array of nine colorful LEDs which illuminate the A/B/X/Y, back, start, dashboard and shoulder buttons.
You can get your grubby little paws on the complete Crystal Controller kit over on RenChi for $29.90.
I don’t care if this lamp conjures up memories of my colonoscopy. It’s still cool.
The undulating twists and turns of Kundalini’s Abyss table lamp may look a bit like your intestinal tract, but there’s something about the bendy organic form that I find mesmerizing.
The Abyss can be adjusted into a variety of shapes, thanks to its flexible segmented construction.
I was digging around looking for something totally unrelated today, when I came across these nifty color-changing LED lamps from Lumenworks.
Rainbow Star lamps are minimal, modern lighting fixtures, which can be set to any of 7 different colors.
The Retro Cube Stereo Speaker and Mood Light, in theory, brings the latest in LED and rhyhmic technology to an old familiar shape. In reality, however, it’s more like an unholy marriage between a Rubik’s Cube and the Saturday Night Fever dance floor.
This is a speaker that flashes its LEDs in time with your music, and looks like a fake Rubik’s Cube on a stand.
With a whopping 128 bright LEDs on each digit, there’s no chance that you’ll miss the time on this clock.
Sporting a total of 768 individually addressable amber LEDs, each one of the numbers slides into and out of view as the hours, minutes and seconds tick away.
In the market for a modern digital watch that’s looks cool, but is still easy to read? Storm’s Ambition watches might be just what you’re looking for.
Featuring a stealthy face design that looks like some sort of bar code when the watch is dormant, you’d never know the time was hiding beneath its unassuming surface.
Hot off the presses comes the latest über-cool modern watch from the guys over at Tokyoflash. Their latest creation features a reverse LCD display which lets you view the time without the need for pressing any pesky buttons.
The Tokyoflash Negative watch gets its name from its “always-on” inverse LCD display which uses oversize black dot-matrix pixels to reveal the time, day or date.
The watch features a multi-color LED backlight, which lets you quickly flip between one of seven different colors.
The Lite-Brite is one of my fondest childhood toy memories. Maybe it was the fact that it was THE original way to make pixel art. Or maybe it was the “living on the edge” thrill that any minute I could choke on one of the of hundreds of tiny candy-like pegs.