• Enjoy Your Portable Media On The Cheap With A 16GB MP3/MP4/RMVB Player

    Enjoy Your Portable Media On The Cheap With A 16GB MP3/MP4/RMVB Player

    Like the iPod Touch’s design but don’t need all those apps?  Neither do a lot of people.  For folks like you, this 16GB MP3/MP4/RMVB player might prove a little more suited for your requirements. Borrowing the looks of Apple’s top-of-the-line PMP, this little Chinese clone (95 x 56 x 14 mm) does all that you need it to do without drowning you in unnecessary tack-ons.  It plays a slew of music formats (MP3, WAV, WMA, ASF and OGG) and video [...]

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  • Watch Meteors, Satellites And Aliens With SBIG’s New AllSky-340 And AllSky-340C

    Watch Meteors, Satellites And Aliens With SBIG’s New AllSky-340 And AllSky-340C

    Want to spend evenings waiting for your birth parents from outer space to take you back home (seriously, those drones downstairs can’t be your real old folks)?  Better get Santa Barbara Instrument Group’s (SBIG) new horizon-to-horizon view camcorders, which are specially-designed to facilitate keeping an extended eye on the sky. Called the AllSky-340 and the AllSky-340C, the new models are geared towards a multitude of uses, including monitoring the weather, detecting meteors, catching passing comets and recording UFO flights.  If [...]

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  • The Chrome OS Netbook Sounds Like It Really Will Be Awesome

    The Chrome OS Netbook Sounds Like It Really Will Be Awesome

    We all know that a Chrome OS netbook is coming next year.  Since the OS is free and hardware requirements are low, expectations were that it will be cheap.  However, Google’s recent announcements pegged it at $300, which is no different from the flood of netbooks in the market. A new piece from IBTimes seems to change the tide.  While they claim that the $300 price is accurate, the hardware will actually be wildly different from existing netbook fare – [...]

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  • Shaun T’s Insanity 60 Day Workout For Extreme Cardio Fitness

    Shaun T’s Insanity 60 Day Workout For Extreme Cardio Fitness

    I like Shaun T, but his Hip-Hop Abs and Rockin Body programs are just a little too dance-focused for my Henry Rollins sensibilities when it comes to getting buff.  That’s why I’m lovin’ how he’s turning the corner for the better with this new extreme fitness program, the Insanity 60 Day Workout. Rather than go the “shake that booty” route one more time, this new fitness DVD turns to sports science and high-level techniques.  Of course, the workouts are insane, [...]

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  • Cut Those Big Paper Shapes With The New Blue Cricut Expression Machine

    Cut Those Big Paper Shapes With The New Blue Cricut Expression Machine

    In the world of papercraft, no recent development has been more impressive than Provo Craft’s Cricut machines.  The electronic paper cutter doesn’t only turn complicated shape-making into a simple push-button affair, it gives you near-limitless possibilities by expanding its available designs via add-on cartridges. The Blue Cricut Expression Machine is a bigger version of the original Cricut, allowing you to produce even larger paper die cuts than usual.  It comes in two versions, each one with mostly cosmetic differences.  The [...]

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  • iMac CS Turns Old All-In-One Into A New Three-In-One

    iMac CS Turns Old All-In-One Into A New Three-In-One

    We’re kinda used to people turning used Mac cases into a bunch of other things.  I doubt most of us have seen anything like the iMac CS though, which outfits a decommissioned iMac’s shell with a small computer, a sound system and a single-serve coffee maker. Yep, a real coffee-maker, ready to make a deliciously steaming cup, punched through where the actual screen used to be.  That way, you can save yourself a trip to the kitchen while banging out [...]

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  • Seiko Pyramid Clock Brings 80s PyramidTalk Into The 21st Century

    Seiko Pyramid Clock Brings 80s PyramidTalk Into The 21st Century

    Miss the ’80s that much?  Here’s another throwback to help you relive your favorite decade – a 21st century version of Seiko’s PyramidTalk (which was all the rage back in 1984) called the Seiko Pyramid Clock.  Yay! A relic that came to life during the same decade that spawned Cyndi Lauper and Rick Astley, it holds the distinction of being the first talking quartz clock ever produced.  Its newest iteration retains both the quirky looks and useful functions, along with [...]

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  • Magimix Toaster Vision Lets You See Your Bread As It Burns So You Can Save Breakfast

    Magimix Toaster Vision Lets You See Your Bread As It Burns So You Can Save Breakfast

    Hate burnt toast? Join the club. Better yet, petition Magimix to hurry up in producing the Toaster Vision, a see-through toaster oven which lets you see the bread as it bakes for a second time. Since my mental faculties are also at their slowest early morning, my ability to make decent toast is often severely compromised. I’ve never burned toast bad enough to start a fire (seriously, those people should be locked away from the kitchen), but I’ve probably had [...]

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  • Tableturns Watch Puts A Shrunken Turntable On Your Wrist

    Tableturns Watch Puts A Shrunken Turntable On Your Wrist

    When watches attempt to look like other items, it usually ends up campy. I wouldn’t go that far with Flud’s Tableturns watch but you’ll have to be naïve not to find it just a bit cheesy. A timepiece for DJs clad as a mini-turntable? Yep, the idea’s a tad cheesy. That’s like a mainframe programmer (I seriously want to know if this job description still exists for one of you guys) wearing a watch styled as a terminal. Or one [...]

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  • Wear A Picture Frame On Your Finger With The Good Time Ring

    Wear A Picture Frame On Your Finger With The Good Time Ring

    Why settle for a photo frame in your wallet when you can put one in your finger?  That’s not exactly the idea that went into the Polaroid-inspired “Good Time Ring,” but it might as well be.  After all, it’s literally a picture frame that slips over one of your knuckles.  Way cool. Created by Etsy user Yellowgoat, out of Hongkong, the very creative piece comes with a tiny frame slot where you can slip a small picture in.  It can [...]

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  • The Cruden Hexatech Could Be The Ultimate Racing Simulator

    The Cruden Hexatech Could Be The Ultimate Racing Simulator

    Since none of us are about to be real F1 drivers anytime soon, simulating the sensation is pretty much the most awesome thing we can do to enjoy the experience.  Short of driving a real regulation racer on the tracks, the Cruden Hexatech F1 Simulator should prove the best option you have available. In fact, I’d go so far as to imply that it’s better than shelling out primo cash to spend a day doing laps with Schumacher.  That’s just [...]

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  • Sidecar Disguised As A World War II Messerschmitt ME109 Fighter Plane

    Sidecar Disguised As A World War II Messerschmitt ME109 Fighter Plane

    Ever wanted to take over a fighter plane, land it on the highway and drive it like a giant monster truck?  That’s not exactly what happens when you hit the streets on this World War II Messerschmitt ME109 Fighter Plane, but you can always dream. Since operating a plane on the road is not only illegal, it’s downright suicide, the fighter jet in the photo is just a reproduction.  It also doesn’t run on its own.  Instead, it’s actually a [...]

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  • Imeüble’s 3D Shelf Complicates Wall Storage, Leaves Me Dizzy

    Imeüble’s 3D Shelf Complicates Wall Storage, Leaves Me Dizzy

    Spend an hour staring at these 3D Shelves, trying to figure out where you’re actually supposed to put stuff in, and I’m sure you’ll throw send your head into a dizzying frenzy. But you cannot ignore the cool factor either. Created by freshly-minted furniture designer Bjørn Jørund Blikstad (Imeüble), the wall-mounted storage is a truly strange idea.  Honestly, I have no clue how he dreamed up this thing without going into fits.  My simple mind is seriously amazed. The 3D [...]

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  • Swiss Knife For Worker Dones – The Office Mini Tool

    Swiss Knife For Worker Dones – The Office Mini Tool

    Let’s face it.  You don’t have any real use for a multi-tool.  Other than the off-chance that you spend a long weekend in the woods, that nifty pocket gadget pretty much stays pristine and undisturbed. That’s why the All-Purpose Office Mini Tool is more brilliant than any multi-function tool we’ve ever seen.  Instead of useless mini-screwdrivers and mini-blades, it arms itself with items you will actually use in daily workplace warfare. Measuring 4 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 2/8 [...]

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  • Bark4Beer Adds Opening Beer Bottles To Your Dog’s Skills, Makes Him Truly Man’s Best Friend

    Bark4Beer Adds Opening Beer Bottles To Your Dog’s Skills, Makes Him Truly Man’s Best Friend

    The word boozehound gets literal with the Bark4Beer, a dog collar that comes with its own retractable bottle opener.   Why put a cap popper around the neck of a dog?  So you can wear it on your angry pitbull and scare the hell out of gatecrashers trying to scam free beer from your fridge, that’s why. Got a trained mutt?  Even better.  Just call it by name, instruct it to come over and you’ve got an instant bottle opener – [...]

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  • The Roddler: A Hot Rod Stroller For Your Swinging Hipster Toddler

    The Roddler: A Hot Rod Stroller For Your Swinging Hipster Toddler

    “When my son grows up, he will be a tattooed gearhead with a pompadour and a greasy scarf hanging from his backpocket.”  If that sounds anything like you talking about your newborn child, better get them started early with The Roddler, a hot rod-style, built-for-speed baby stroller. Clad like a tuned-out 50s muscle car, the unusually ornate baby buggy looks more at home in the parking lot of a hot rod convention than the neighborhood park.  Unlike those fuel-injected, V8 [...]

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  • The 2010 Winter Olympics Get Their Own Luxury Commemorative Item With The Richard Mille RM011 Americas White Watch

    The 2010 Winter Olympics Get Their Own Luxury Commemorative Item With The Richard Mille RM011 Americas White Watch

    Swiss watches rarely get special editions geared strictly for North American audiences.  That’s why the new Richard Mille RM011 Americas White timepiece is some kind of special.  Celebrating the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, it’s a limited edition design with only 30 examples to go around. Why Americas White? According to the watchmaker, the dark sheen of the case makes for the perfect complement to the bright white chapter ring and white ring around the crown, making for an excellent [...]

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  • Art Lebedev’s Transparentius Lets You See Through Trucks

    Art Lebedev’s Transparentius Lets You See Through Trucks

    I hate driving behind a truck.  For one, those large containers they’ve got hoisted in the back scares the crap out of me (I sometimes dream they’re falling on my windshield – ouch).  Worse, they make passing difficult since you can’t see what’s coming.  Unless the truck in front of you is using the Transparentius, that is. Created by Art Lebedev, the clever concept solves the problem of the “blind zone” by projecting the image of the road ahead onto [...]

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  • Mattracks Powerboard: A Stand-On Scooter That Lets You Plow Through The Snow

    Mattracks Powerboard: A Stand-On Scooter That Lets You Plow Through The Snow

    Hankering for a new solo sport you can play in the snow when you’re away from the slopes?  Get the same snowboard feeling while taking a romp around the neighborhood with the Mattracks Powerboard, a motorized, single-rider board that lets you plow through the ice. Intended to deliver the thrill of snowboarding without traveling to the nearest ski spots, it functions much like a stand-on scooter.  Since wheels won’t cut it in thick powder surfaces, it’s outfitted with a large [...]

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