We shared with you a portable version of the Otohime aka flushing noise generator found in female public restrooms in Japan. Here’s a custom version of that gadget that not only masks your number two tunes but also teaches you manners.
I went through over five years of laboratory classes in college, and before the start of each course, we’d be given a comprehensive lecture on proper lab behavior, safety rules, and what to do in case of emergency.
Another week, another charger. But while most of the portable electron tanks we’ve featured are only for smartphones or tablets, the AbsolutePower from Kensington packs 100W, enough to charge a laptop.
Geneva Lab has just revealed their new Sound System XS, a portable/travel-sized speaker that looks like a retro clamshell alarm clock. This little guy is Bluetooth-compatible, so you’ll be able to send your tunes to it wirelessly.
Last year, a man named Barry Altman founded Commodore USA, LLC and acquired the rights to the Commodore computer brand. His company has since relaunched the brand along with the Commodore 64, the legendary all-in-one computer in a keyboard that inspired a generation of programmers, tinkerers and gamers.
I was checking out the 2012 Time Traveler’s Calendar at Kickstarter when I stumbled upon – kickstarted upon? – this clever gadget by ESDevices. It’s called the Wiretap, and it’s a more versatile audio splitter because it also lets you use the headphone jack as a microphone jack.
Touchscreen keyboards in tablet are only barely usable, which is why along with cases and stands, external keyboards are one of the most popular accessories for the iPad. Most of these third-party keyboards require power, are quite bulky and add another thing to carry with you.
It’s not as high tech as the OmniTouch or the Sixthsense, but the Monolith case for the iPhone 4 is still innovative. Not only does it protect your phone, it also acts as an external battery pack and has a built-in projector.
Great minds do think alike. I’m sure some of you still remember the Sixthsense wearable computer by Patti Maes and Pranav Mistry. Here’s an very similar concept device that uses different hardware to arrive at the same functionality.
Some bags allow you to strum a few tunes, while others let you strap on your gadgets so you can charge them up as you go. And then there are bags that let you indulge in your habit (which is hopefully not an addiction).
Sony Japan has announced software prices for their PlayStation Vita games. Japan will be getting the handheld on December 17 and that’s when Uncharted: Golden Abyss will cost you 5,980 Yen (~$77 USD), and games like , Hot Shots Golf and Katamari Damacy Novita will sell for 4,980 Yen (~$65 USD).
Kikkerland Design is fond of commissioning gadgets that are quirky yet practical, like the tree branch headphone splitter, the sliced grandfather clock or the USB battleship hub. Here’s more evidence that Kikkerland’s designers knows how to put the ‘fun’ in functional – a laser pointer that looks like a stone arrowhead, an ancient tool or perhaps a primitive cursor.
Aside from alarm clocks, one other gadget that companies and designers get tired of coming up with new instances of are hidden or spy cameras. The device you’re using to read this post could have a hidden camera in it.
I understand that some people want to watch TV while they are taking public transportation, but to me it makes no sense – especially with all the content freely accessible on the Internet. However, I guess that this is something that the Japanese really want and need.
Sure, you can get a tablet stand for less than a dollar, but if you want something more versatile you’re gonna have to shell out a little more. No, I’m not talking about this contraption. I’m talking about the PivotPad by Rocketfish.
Marvel Digital’s 3G/LAN to WiFi Router is a portable device with a rechargeable battery and a 3G network dongle allowing you full mobility while up to 5 users get access to high speed Internet over the 3G mobile network.