The Leap motion controller is one of the most hyped gadgets unveiled this year, and it really is promising. But if you can’t wait until next year to have a 3D tracking interface, MAKE knows a way to make one using readily available tools.
Say what you want about its origins or depth, but Angry Birds is a prime example of touchscreen gaming done right. But what about its PC and Mac versions? Maybe Rovio should’ve included something similar to this USB controller.
I’m not sure how the TSA will deal with the grenade-like looks of this USB flash drive, but it definitely looks interesting. While I prefer something more minimal, the fact of the matter is that some USB flash drives get lost so quickly that it makes sense to make them more visible.
Buying a new PC or laptop can be exciting, but setting it up for use, and keeping it working smoothly can be quite a pain. There’s the primary concern of installing software to secure your machine and protect it against viruses and Trojans, but at the same time, the pre-loaded software that it came bundled with could end up becoming quite a hassle.
If you have an abundance of mobile devices and sunlight, then you’ll find a solar charger handy. Admittedly, this one from Brando isn’t the prettiest charger – or ornament – you’ll see, but it does make up for it in versatility and price.
With Lion and the upcoming Mountain Lion operating systems, Apple is continuously integrating features from its mobile OS to the desktop experience. Does it mean that a touchscreen iMac is a good idea? I still don’t think so, but you can decide for yourself with the help of the Zorro Macsk attachment.
I know a lot of PC gamers also splurge on high end speakers for their gaming rigs, while others prefer to use headphones or headsets. If you use both – or several of both – on your computer, I suggest you check out the Siphon.
I’ve seen a handful of third party iOS charge and sync cables, but they were all practical and designed to add functionality. On the other hand, this cable is just determined to stand out. Although it will at times stand out as rubbish or a piece of rope.
Over the years, USB drives have become smaller, sleeker, and more compact than they’ve ever been – even while packing tons of gigabytes into a teeny, tiny device. SanDisk has always been known for good quality flash drives, and I especially like how they managed to make the Cruzer Fit so compact (it’s the size of a thumbnail and can hold up to 16GB) And then there’s the Cruzer Pop, which takes flash drives from just being functional to being ultra flashy and creatively decorated.
Mimoco has been offering Star Wars themed flash drives for a long time now. In fact, the latest batch of five themed flash drives is the eighth series to come from the company. I happen to think this series has what might be the coolest of all the Star Wars Mimobot flash drives the company has ever offered.
I laughed at the 12-port USB hubs. I shook my head at the 24-port model. But apparently even that was not enough for some of you. Here! Take the MondoHub! You’ll probably have to steal devices to fill this one up.
SteelSeries has been producing branded peripherals with the World of Warcraft theme in conjunction with Blizzard for a long time. Back in 2010, SteelSeries launched a wired Warcraft mouse, and now a new wireless mouse has turned up aimed specifically at WoW players.
We were just saying how R2-D2 gets all the good merchandise and how C-3PO gets none of it, and along comes another case in point. Check out these awesome R2-D2 cufflinks – perfect for adding a touch of droid to your nicest dress shirts.
When it comes to computer accessories, we know that Satechi can swing the polar opposites of practicality. They have something that’s more useful than the average human being, and then there’s this. But the company also has a third offering: products that look pretty.
Whoever invented LAN parties got things right, albeit at a smaller scale. There’s a good chance our future will be filled with keychain-sized computers like the Pocket TV, ready to be plugged into any display. Or we could skip that part altogether and perfect holograms already.