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Weird Japan: the Digital Push-Up Counter

Weird Japan: the Digital Push-Up Counter
It’s always fun to see what sort of quirky tech will come out of the creative minds of Japan’s electronic toy makers. The latest wacky gadget to find its way from Konami’s Party Goods division is the electronic Push-Up Counter.

Voodoo Glow Skull Arrives Just in Time for Halloween

Voodoo Glow Skull Arrives Just in Time for Halloween
I’m thinking that this Halloween, I’d like to scare all the neighborhood kids out of their wits with a bunch of these disembodied robo-heads sitting in my front windows. The brilliantly named “Glowing Scary Deaths-Head Toy” looks like your average, everyday metal-headed, Skeletor-robot-zombie until you flip the switch.
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Giant LED Lamps Made From Leds

Giant LED Lamps Made From Leds
Designer Kei Yamamoto created these lighting fixtures that look like giant LEDs. Made from acrylic, aluminum and a dozen LED light sources each, they’re each about 20-times the size of a normal light-emitting diode. The fixtures’ clear acrylic shell and arrangement of LEDs create a beautiful visual effect on the wall above the lamps.

Boing Balls Change Color When You Squeeze Them

Boing Balls Change Color When You Squeeze Them
Boy, does that sound painful, or what? Actually, it’s fun. These colorful rubber BOING Balls (not to be confused with the classic Amiga orb of the same name) have a set of tri-colored LEDs inside of them, and change hues when you apply pressure to them.

Tokyoflash Kyokusen Watch: Didn’t I See This on Star Trek?

Tokyoflash Kyokusen Watch: Didn’t I See This on Star Trek?
The latest watch hitting our shores courtesy of Japan’s TokyoFlash looks more like something on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise than something that could actually tell time. Heck, for all I know, it’s actually displaying the current temperature level of the warp core.

Storm Circuit: Modern LED Watch has Retro Spirit

Storm Circuit: Modern LED Watch has Retro Spirit
For some reason, the latest digital watch from London’s STORM features a readout that brings back memories of classic TV shows from my childhood. I’m not sure if it’s more reminiscent of a Cylon Centurion helmet from Battlestar Galactica, or the dashboard from KITT from Knight Rider.

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages
Here’s a cool gadget that lets you send messages using the wheels of your bicycle. By using an optical illusion called persistence of vision, your words are revealed as you pedal your bike. The Lampex Lex module screws onto the spokes of your bicycle, and produces rapidly flashing sequences of LEDs to display your messages.

LED Lights Don’t Hide Their Technology

LED Lights Don’t Hide Their Technology
Most modern LED lighting fixtures do their best to conceal their individual light emitters for some reason. These colorful Tino fixtures from Lite Source are proud of their high-tech roots, letting the light sources speak for themselves.

Homer Simpson USB Lamp Isn’t Very Bright

Homer Simpson USB Lamp Isn’t Very Bright
Now you can have the dumb but lovable dad from The Simpsons take up residence on your desk with this fun Homer Simpson USB Lamp. But just like its namesake, the light is a bit of a dim bulb, so don’t expect to light up an entire room with it.

Fusion Dt1 Digital Watch: Surprisingly Easy to Read

Fusion Dt1 Digital Watch: Surprisingly Easy to Read
I’ve written about so many modern digital watches that sacrifice ease of use for cool design (I’m talking to you, TokyoFlash). So it’s a breath of fresh air to see a modern digital that manages to balance looks with ease-of-use.

9-Volt Flashlight: a Simple, Bright Idea

9-Volt Flashlight: a Simple, Bright Idea
This tiny flashlight is about as minimal as it gets. Just snap the little LED light unit onto the top of any 9-volt battery, and voilà, you have a fully functional source of illumination. The compact light includes a trio of super-bright LEDs, which should be plenty for helping you find your keys in the dark.

Ultimate Digg Case Mod for Sale

Ultimate Digg Case Mod for Sale
The talented case-modders over at Computer Choppers have put their amazing Digg custom computer up for sale on eBay. The system is a glorious tribute to the popular social news website. In addition to the over-the-top case design, the system is loaded up with a goodly amount of high-end components, including: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU w/ Asus Silent Square HSF Asus P5B-Deluxe Motherboard 3GB DDR2 Memory (2GB Gskill HZ DDR2-800 & 1GB (512×2) Kingston HyperX DDR2-1066) 3x500GB Western Digital WD5000YS Hard Drives BFG 8800GTS 640MB Video Card Soundblaster X-Fi Platinum 18x Sata DVDRW w/ lightscribe Hiper 580watt Power Supply Noritake 3900 512×32 VFD PCI fan controller & LPT port It even includes a matching, custom painted 20-inch LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse, and slick aluminum mouse pads to round out the system.

Wii Feeling Blue? Go Green or Red Instead

Wii Feeling Blue? Go Green or Red Instead
If you’re looking for a quick and easy mod to change the look of your Nintendo Wii, here’s a kit that lets you easily change the color of the LEDs in the console’s DVD loading slot.

D-Battery Lamp Laughs in the Face of Complexity

D-Battery Lamp Laughs in the Face of Complexity
This delightfully minimal lighting fixture is the latest creation from Sam and Jude, the creative minds behind SUCK UK. The Little Lamp is literally just a lampshade strapped to an LED light source, strapped to a D-Cell battery.

Troja Arc Lamp Blows My Mind

Troja Arc Lamp Blows My Mind
On very rare occasion, I’ll see something that truly knocks me off my feet. That time is now. The Troja Arc Lamp is simply awe inspiring. Designed by Germany’s hansandfranz studio, the lamp features a sweeping arc that emits a warm halo of light around its subject.

Tokyoflash Geomesh LED Watch: What Time is It Again?

Tokyoflash Geomesh LED Watch: What Time is It Again?
In keeping with tradition, Japanese watch importer TokyoFlash is getting set to release yet another watch that might require an advanced degree to read. Their new Geomesh watch has a grid of 27 colored LEDs concealed beneath a mirrored finish.
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