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Freewheeler Speaker Looks Like a Tire, Priced Like a Car

Freewheeler Speaker Looks Like a Tire, Priced Like a Car
Nope, this isn’t some crazy whitewall tire for your car. It’s actually a high-end wireless outdoor speaker which can be rolled around anywhere you want. Designed by Ron Arad and Frances Pellisari for Austria’s Viteo, the Freewheeler produces high quality stereo sound indoors or out.

Orbitwheels Turn Rollerblades on Their Side

Orbitwheels Turn Rollerblades on Their Side
In the beginning, there was the roller skate, then came the skate board and later the Rollerblade. So what’s the next conveyance that we’ll be strapping to our feet to roll around the street? Orbitwheels move sort of like inline skates, but a wheel rotates around your feet, instead of under them.
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Lip Mystic Analog Watch: Watching the Wheels Go ’Round

Lip Mystic Analog Watch: Watching the Wheels Go ’Round
When I first looked at this watch, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of numbers displayed on the face at once. But once I took a second to get my bearings, I actually thought it was pretty cool. The Lip Mystic displays time using three concentric circular discs, the outermost one containing hours, the middle one showing minutes, and the inner one indicating seconds.

Photon Skateboards Get Undercarriage Lighting

Photon Skateboards Get Undercarriage Lighting
The latest in skateboard tech, these Photon Light Boards let you hit the streets after dark thanks to their brilliant built-in illumination. Whether you’re just a hot shot and want to show off your moves, or you’re sick of taking a face plant on the curb when skating in the dark, the LED skateboards are sure to draw attention.

Seiko Discus Watch: Let the Spinning Wheels Spin

Seiko Discus Watch: Let the Spinning Wheels Spin
This gorgeous new watch from Seiko Japan uses a series of spinning aluminum discs to display the current time. Unlike some of the more cryptic modern watches coming out of Japan these days, the Seiko Discus is actually quite easy to read.

Porsche Wheel Casemod Does Rock, Won’t Roll

Porsche Wheel Casemod Does Rock, Won’t Roll
This automotive-inspired casemod embeds a complete high-end PC built inside an alloy wheel from an SUV. The liquid cooled SLI-Machine Wheel PC is loaded into an 18-inch wheel from a Porsche Cayenne, then wrapped up in a Bridgestone Dueler H/P radial tire to round things out. An intense green neon backlighting system gives the computer a bright glow as soon as the lights go out. The system was sponsored by nVidia to show off their SLI video performance platform.

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages

Bike Wheels Reveal Hidden Messages
Here’s a cool gadget that lets you send messages using the wheels of your bicycle. By using an optical illusion called persistence of vision, your words are revealed as you pedal your bike. The Lampex Lex module screws onto the spokes of your bicycle, and produces rapidly flashing sequences of LEDs to display your messages.

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot

Roller-Walker: the Real Rollerskating Robot
A while back I had a very popular post about Plen, a little bipedal humanoid robot who happened to be able to rollerskate. While that was all for show, this robot actually skates around as one of its primary methods of locomotion. Developed by Hirose-Fukushima Robotics Lab, the Roller-Walker robot walks like an insect when in walking mode, but then can transform itself into a rolling, wheel ‘bot when it’s instructed to.

Xbox 360 Racing Wheel: New Model Coming?

Xbox 360 Racing Wheel: New Model Coming?
I was digging through the FCC archives this weekend and came across something interesting. It looks like the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel is getting some sort of an update. A recent filing by Microsoft reveals a new model number “WRW02” for the racing controller (the original version was model number “WRW01.”)

Magicwheel: 20 Mph on a Single Wheel

Magicwheel: 20 Mph on a Single Wheel
This dramatic looking mode of transportation is said to be the modern day replacement for the skateboard. Using a single large bicycle (or I guess that would be unicycle) wheel in front and a smaller caster in the rear for steering, it lets you achieve speeds up to 20 miles per hour, simply using your own leg strength to kick off.

Rolling Treadmill Speeds You Down the Street

Rolling Treadmill Speeds You Down the Street
The guys over at dutch design firm OOOMS are best known for their wooden memory sticks, but here’s another interesting contraption that they also are responsible for. Looking like a treadmill on wheels, the Speedy Rollator uses a special gear drive system to multiply your walking efforts and increase your pace.

Xbox 360 Racing Taken to the Next Level

Xbox 360 Racing Taken to the Next Level
Some serious racing fanatic has gone above and beyond by putting together this insane Xbox 360 racing rig. He’s got the living room all decked out with a real racing chair, a force feedback wheel, and an amazing 3-screen panoramic display.

Slim Mouse With Retractable Cord and Scrollwheel

Slim Mouse With Retractable Cord and Scrollwheel
While plenty of computer mice have gone wireless these days, there’s still nothing quite like the responsiveness and ease of use of corded mice. This new mouse is just 8mm thick and features a unique retractable USB cable for easy travel. The Buffalo BOMU-RHW01 mouse also has a couple of other cool tricks up its sleeve.

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel

USB Device of the Week: Hamster Wheel
Every now and again, I like to mention the odd inventions that have been designed to be controlled (or powered) by your USB ports. Well this week, I bring you a new favorite: the USB hamster wheel.
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