While I rarely switch my phone off, (i.e. never) I do like to make it shut up when I’m busy. That means that I had to adjust all my push notifications, because I don’t want an update whenever you like a cat on Facebook.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably got some tunes playing while you tackle your daily workload. Depending on if you use Last.fm or Spotify, the Skube might be an interesting way to share your music. It has a lot of retro design appeal, and the skewed cube look is pretty neat.
Remember the CB radio handset for mobile phones? The first time we saw them it seemed as if they were only available in Japan. Well, bring out your trucker hats, because ThinkGeek just got some in stock.
I used to love this old, heavy radio that I salvaged when someone dumped it on the corner of their driveway. It was really substantial and the case was completely made out of solid wood. This modern day iPhone dock kind of reminds me of that, since it has the same look and period feel.
If you’re the kind of person that loves retro-looking gear, then you’ll love these new radios launched by the UK brand Pure. The Evoke Mio comes all kinds of retro-trendy color schemes and will definitely set itself apart in your swanky pad.
Remember those old CB radios with the huge microphones you spoke into? My dad told me a story once of how these radio used to be the “cellphones” of their time. They were huge when he was in college, and he and his friends would use this to communicate with each other (and with girls, if you can believe it.)
So you’ve created your DIY Pip-Boy 3000, you’ve torn out all of the grass in your yard to get that wasteland look, and your house now looks like a run-down shack. You’ve even painted some bottle caps to say Nuka Cola and spread them around.
Despite their simplicity, cubes are still one of the coolest shapes for gadgets – especially when they look like they’re melting into your desk. These cubic speakers and clocks remind me of the awe-inspiring Borg Cube from Star Trek: The Next Generation – only much smaller.
With services like Pandora, XM and Sirius, you might think FM radio is well beyond its heyday. You’d be right. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t listen to FM with a modern gadget. This handy pocket sized device from Energy Sistem combines an FM radio with media player and Internet radio/television streamer.
It’s too bad that my entire CD collection is packed away in boxes somewhere in my basement since I converted everything to digital files so I can just carry all my tunes in my pocket. Because if I still listened to CDs, I’d totally buy this Darth Vader CD player.
I’ve heard of cardboard being used for a variety of purposes, but this is the first radio that I’ve seen that made out of it. This radio is appropriately named the Cardboard Radio.
It was designed by Christopher McNicholl for SUCK UK.
I have been parked in my car on many occasions looking down at the small screen of my iPhone watching Netflix or Hulu. I generally always wish I had a larger screen to watch on. Back in April, I talked a bit about a new radio from Pioneer for your car that has a larger screen for viewing your iPhone apps called AppRadio.
I use my iPhone all the time in the car, particularly while I sit outside waiting for my kids to come out of school. I have on more than one occasion thought that I need some sort of radio or screen in my car that will let me shoot that video content from Hulu Plus or the web over to a larger screen.