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Tag: Magnetic

Magnetic Nail Holder Protects Your Fingers

Magnetic Nail Holder Protects Your Fingers
How many times have you been hammering a nail into a piece of wood, only to miss and smack your finger? The pain from this action is the worst. It’s right up there with stepping on LEGO pieces. And if you hit your fingernail, it will probably turn black and…

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks

This Handmade Jukebox Uses a Card Scanner to Select Tracks
Designer Chris Patty may have won Christmas. This year, his family decided all the gifts they gave each other had to be handmade. He decided to make his dad a fancy jukebox with some classic tunes inside. This isn’t a jukebox like you’d see in a ’50s diner mind you,…
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Float Levitating Lamp Looks Like a Tiny Hot Air Balloon

Float Levitating Lamp Looks Like a Tiny Hot Air Balloon
These days, all kinds of desktop playthings take advantage of magnetic levitation, from speakers, to gadget chargers, to clocks. Now, you can have your own personal hot air balloon that uses magnets, not hot air to float. The aptly-named Float lamp looks just like a miniature hot air balloon as…

Review: Audeze iSINE 10 in-ear Planar Magnetic Headphones

Review: Audeze iSINE 10 in-ear Planar Magnetic Headphones
Planar magnetic headphones have long been considered some of the best sounding personal listening devices on the market. Many audiophiles swear by the big, natural, and open sound this technology can produce. However, until now, planar magnetics were limited only to big, on-ear cans. Now, Audeze has managed to squeeze…

NOZIPP Sleeping Bag Ditches the Zipper for Magnets

NOZIPP Sleeping Bag Ditches the Zipper for Magnets
As handy as zippers are 99% of the time, those occasional times when the zipper gets stuck are a real pain in the butt. Well, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in your sleeping bag with the NOZIPP. It’s a $400+ sleeping bag that uses a strip of…

Gecko Wireless Charging Adapter for Mobile Devices: PseudoQi

Gecko Wireless Charging Adapter for Mobile Devices: PseudoQi
We’ve seen a couple of charging cable adapters that mimic Apple’s MagSafe connector. The Gecko on the other hand mimics both MagSafe and wireless chargers using thin magnetic adapters. Instead of plugging your devices, you’ll just place them on top of your cable or power bank and the adapters will…

Znaps Magnetic Connector for Smartphones Makes Charging a Snap

Znaps Magnetic Connector for Smartphones Makes Charging a Snap
Over the years, I have used a bunch of different iPhone models and Android devices. I like the Lightning connector for the iPhone because it’s easy to connect and you don’t have to worry about which way the connector goes in. You can’t say the same about Android devices. I…

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge Floats in Mid-air

Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge Floats in Mid-air
Growing up, my favorite part of being a Cub Scout was the magazine that came with the membership called Boy’s Life. I didn’t really like the articles, but the wacky ads in the back that had stuff like x-ray glasses and Sea Monkeys that you could order. The coolest of…

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally

Guy Walks on Ceiling with Homemade Magneto Boots, Laughs Maniacally
Check out this video of Colin Furze (the maniac who gave us those cool Wolverine claws) walking on the ceiling using his newly-completed, homemade Magneto boots. I question his sanity after seeing him laughing hysterically over the feat. Magneto never got that excited. This is proof that you respect a…

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty

Fun with 100 Pounds of Magnetic Thinking Putty
When I was growing up, the only putty-like plaything I had was good old Silly Putty. I always loved messing around with it until it started to turn a sort of weird grey color after picking up too many prints of the Sunday funnies with the stuff. There’s another kind…

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power

Levitating Light Bulb: Duck and Cover When There’s No Power
How many engineering students does it take to build a floating light bulb? Just one. University of Queensland student Chris Rieger combined magnetic levitation and wireless power transfer like peanut butter and jelly to create a fancy floating sandwich. And by sandwich I mean light bulb.…

Quirky Ions Magnetic LED Lamp: Light Where You Need It

Quirky Ions Magnetic LED Lamp: Light Where You Need It
The problem with repairing stuff is that I don’t how to do it. But if there’s one thing I do know about repairing, it’s that whatever it is you’re working on is bound to be dimly lit. That’s why the world needs something like Ions, which are tiny magnetic LED…

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second

DataKiller Obliterates Hard Drive Data in a Second
If you’ve got a bunch of data lying around on old hard drives, and want to make sure that nobody gets their hands on it, you could try reformatting the drives, but there’s always a chance that a data recovery service could pull the data off. You could also smash…

Giant Scrabble Board Still Guaranteed to Give You All Vowels

Giant Scrabble Board Still Guaranteed to Give You All Vowels
Being a tech geek, you’ll more often find me playing video games than board games, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still enjoy a good old game of Scrabble. Sure, you won’t be playing with someone across the globe, like with Words with Friends, but at least you get to…

Steelie Mobile Device Holder: Perfect Kitchen Stand for iPad

Steelie Mobile Device Holder: Perfect Kitchen Stand for iPad
If you’re like me, you probably drag your iPad or tablet around pretty much everywhere you go. That includes the kitchen (and the bathroom.) The Steelie Mobile Device Holder looks like a perfect way of checking on recipes while you’re making your next gourmet dinner.…

Wrap Your iPad in Duct Tape (and Bacon)

Wrap Your iPad in Duct Tape (and Bacon)
A while back, I told you guys about a pretty cool iPad 2 case which was made out of good old duct tape. At the time, the case was only a one-off, but you can now get in on the duct tape action yourself. The case’s creator, Coregeek has recently…
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