Q: How many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None. It turns itself in.
You’ve probably already heard your fair share of lightbulb jokes, so I won’t try to entertain (or bore) you with any more.
I always enjoy checking out the TokyoFlash design blog for new modern watch concepts. Sure, many of them are impractical, some of them are hard to read, but for the most part, they look pretty cool, like this concept design called Raitosho.
Combine conservation and some good old creativity, and you’ll get the Secret Lamp.
I admit it also looks a bit like a novelty with its design and is a bit on the bulky side as far as table lamp goes, but you have to give it an “A” in both creativity and effort.
I have to admit that these lights are kind of cute, especially if you spend a lot of hours in front of a computer and love Super Mario Bros. While I can’t say if they’ll give you an extra life or make you grow bigger, these new green and red mushrooms from Super Mario Bros still look pretty cool.
A true testament that exhibits just how strapped for time everyone is nowadays is evident with just how many clocks there are out there. For example, there are two clocks in my room: one in front of the bed, and one hung on the space above the TV.
The latest thing in Japanese orthodontistry involves putting LEDs into braces. Actually, no, but hip young Japanese kids can have their teeth outfitted with LEDs to light up their smiles like a Christmas tree.
Cork is a strange wood. It’s very light and you can use it to make all sorts of things. We have seen cork cases for smartphones and other things. Today I ran across this quirky cork light fixture called the Pinha, designed by London’s Raw Edges for Materia.
We’ve certainly seen our share of Kinect hacks around here, but I have to say this is one I haven’t run across before. These dramatic photos were shot using the infrared 3D mapping dots that the Kinect projects, viewed through an infrared lens filter.
Geeks never cease to amaze me with the things they can think up – and then sell to other geeks. Take this dude, Dan Riordan. He has made a small business over on Etsy out of taking Polaroid cameras and making them into lamps.
Kinect hacks are the big new thing for geeks with time on their hands. That’s all fine and good since many of the hacks we have seen lately are actually things that are interesting. A hack has surfaced today that takes the Kinect and turns it into a home automation controller.
This cute Veilleuse d`Orient clip-on lamp from Tsé & Tsé Associées won’t be very bright, but that’s not the point. The lamp is a nightlight that will illuminate your darkened room with a warm glow thanks to its special moon and star filament bulb.
The Kindle – or any eBook reader that uses E-Ink for that matter – is great for reading in bright light, because you won’t get glare or reflections on the screen. On the other hand, it’s not great for reading in a dimly lit area, which is why Amazon sells official Kindle leather covers with a built-in LED light.
We’ve featured flashlights that are incredibly small and light, and flashlights that are designed to last at least forever. Now here’s a flashlight that goes over the top where it matters most: shining a light. Actually I don’t think “shining” can do justice to the Olight SR90 Intimidator, not when its maximum output is 2200 lumens – way brighter than a car’s headlights.
Now I’ll start out by saying that if I even tried to skateboard during the daytime, I’d probably end up with a bloody lip and a concussion within 10 minutes, so the idea of skateboarding in the dark is completely off-limits for me.
I am a fan of the purveyor of oddities known as Quirky. The company has some of the coolest and strangest things you never really need, but want nonetheless. The latest offering from the company is the Mantis.
This dock allows you to charge and sync your iPhone ,while at the same time mesmerizing anyone who watches it for too long.
The hypnotic LED light show inside the round dock can be programmed to display plasma, lightning, flames, rainbow, breath, or remix effects.