Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Page 2 of 4

Tag: Miscellany

Speakers Not Worth the Paper They’re Printed on

Speakers Not Worth the Paper They’re Printed on
Now I’ve seen some cheap speakers in my days, but even the chintziest ones I’ve seen were at least made out of plastic. Not these. These ones are fabricated from thick paper stock. Xenics Music Cube M speakers offer up some truly low-fidelity sound thanks to their flimsy cardboard construction.

Gps Goes Postal: Could Help Solve Usps Delivery Woes

Gps Goes Postal: Could Help Solve Usps Delivery Woes
This new device was commissioned by the United States Postal Service in order to hunt down some of the inefficiencies in their mail delivery process. Developed by California’s TrackingTheWorld, the gadget is slipped inside of a letter, and tracks the precise journey of an individual piece of mail.
Advertisement

Step Into the Audio Spotlight

Step Into the Audio Spotlight
These ceiling mounted speakers from Holosonic Research precisely direct a beam of sound so it can only be heard if you’re standing directly inside the focused area they project. Their square Audio Spotlight speakers easily mount in place of standard 2′ x 2′ ceiling tiles and project a perfectly focused tunnel of sound towards the people standing beneath them.

Pimp My Segway

Pimp My Segway
Got an old Segway scooter lying around? Why not give it a makeover and get rid of that drab grey exterior? California’s Segway Junkyard takes the personal transportation devices and gives them new life with custom paint, metal trim and shiny chrome wheels.

Wmf Coffee Pad: Just One Cup of Joe, Please

Wmf Coffee Pad: Just One Cup of Joe, Please
This cool coffee maker offers up a smart industrial design which cleanly integrates a ceramic mug in place of a carafe. It’s perfect for making a single cup at your desk, or if you’re living a bachelor’s life.

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights
The police department in Osaka, Japan is about to get a whole lot wackier. Apparently, they’ve ordered these goofy rabbit-shaped lights for about 800 of their cars. The bunny strobe lights are designed for use on vehicles patrolling the neighborhoods around schools, presumably so the kids can point and laugh at the cops.

USB Hub is a Bit of a Mickey Mouse Operation

USB Hub is a Bit of a Mickey Mouse Operation
This USB hub out of Japan features the (approximate) likeness of everyone’s favorite animated rodent, Mickey Mouse. When not attached to your computer, the connectors provide Mickey with his ears. When connected though, the Vincent van Mouse look is a bit disturbing.

Digitallife New York: 50% Off for Technabob Readers

Digitallife New York: 50% Off for Technabob Readers
The folks over at the upcoming DigitalLife show in New York have been kind enough to extend a substantial 50% discount off admission for the loyal readers of Technabob. Read on to see how to grab your tickets at this special price.

Apple 9/5 Event to have Madonna Connection?

Apple 9/5 Event to have Madonna Connection?
There’s been all sorts of buzz and speculation going on about what iPods and iTunes news will emerge at Apple’s big dog and pony show tomorrow, but one odd tidbit popped up onto my radar screen today that I was a bit surprised by.

Sony Edits Halo 3 Wikipedia Entry, Slams on Graphics

Sony Edits Halo 3 Wikipedia Entry, Slams on Graphics
You’ve gotta love this. Apparently some dirty little troll over at SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe) has been sneaking around over at Wikipedia and edited Microsoft’s Halo 3 entry. Back in April, the SCEE poster added the small notation “Although it wont look any better than Halo 2” to the listing, implying that the game’s graphics won’t live up to the Xbox 360’s potential.

Vestax S-1 Turntable Lets Djs Roam the Stage

Vestax S-1 Turntable Lets Djs Roam the Stage
Until now, Live DJs have been relegated to standing behind their turntables when they want to spin some tracks. This funky-looking controller from Vestax changes all that. Looking more like an uber-modern electric guitar than a turntable, the Vestax S-1 Premium lets DJs move around the stage just like other members of the band.

Panasonic’s Electric Carpet Keeps Your Tootsies Warm

Panasonic’s Electric Carpet Keeps Your Tootsies Warm
We’ve all heard of electric blankets, right? Japanese electronics giant Panasonic decided to take the basic concept and embed it into a carpet. That way, when you step on the rug, your feet stay nice and toasty.

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash

Second Rotation: Turn Old Gadgets Into Cash
Are you an early adopter like me? If so, I bet you’ve got some old electronic gear lying around and gathering dust. This new service makes it easy to easily make some cold hard lucre in exchange for your old gadgets.

Ironic Image of the Day: Airport Security

Ironic Image of the Day: Airport Security
I’m sure this is no indication of the level of security in airport computer systems… …but it sure doesn’t make me feel all warm and fuzzy about flying. Keep up the good work! [via flickr via DevicePedia]

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks

Turn That Old Keyboard Into Memory Sticks
Using a couple keys from a spare keyboard, this guy made up his own custom USB memory stick that looks like a computer key. Modder Alex over on Hacker Zen shows you step-by-step how to make your own using an old keyboard, a flash drive, an Xacto knife, a file and some glue.

Egg Shaped Fridge is No Yolk

Egg Shaped Fridge is No Yolk
For some reason, this mini desk refrigerator makes me think of the spaceship from Mork and Mindy. [I’m (carbon) dating myself, I know.] Actually, it’s supposed to be a giant egg. Come to think of it, so was Mork’s ship.
Advertisement

Deals in The Technabob Shop

Use Arrow Keys ← → for Faster Navigation Click to DisableClick to Enable