• LED Animation Box: Four LEDs, Some Silly Drawings And You’ve Got Your Own Cartoons

    LED Animation Box: Four LEDs, Some Silly Drawings And You’ve Got Your Own Cartoons

    Nothing to watch on TV?  Make your own entertainment with the LED Animation Box, a toy that lets you create and watch your own four-panel animated cartoons ad infinitum, till you’re as sick of it as HBO. Aaah… what I would have done as a child to get my hands on something this cool.  Simply sketch your four action scenes on the provided drawing panel, slip it into the box, flip the switch and off you go – your original [...]

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  • Portable Leather Cocktail Bag For Bartenders On The Go

    Portable Leather Cocktail Bag For Bartenders On The Go

    Ugh.  Beer again?  Don’t you wish your friends can grow up a little and start serving stiff cocktails during your Friday night poker sessions?  Screw reasoning with those clowns and start traveling with the Portable Leather Cocktail Bag, a veritable bartender kit that lets you have cocktails on-the-go. A satchel for boozehounds, it’s the perfect companion for everyone who likes to party with a martini in hand, wherever they end up.  Pre-filled with a stainless steel cocktail shaker and four [...]

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  • Star Trek Tricorder Media Player Out-Nerds Your Favorite PMPs

    Star Trek Tricorder Media Player Out-Nerds Your Favorite PMPs

    As an often-seen handheld gadget for scanning areas and recording information in the Star Trek universe, the Tricorder is naturally fodder for plenty of DIY modders and niche gizmo manufacturers.  The Tricorder-style personal media players (PMPs) from Ameralis Grafx look about the best we’ve ever seen, mimicking the futuristic movie prop without rendering itself as a useless brick. While it can’t really analyze metal samples or diagnose diseases, it does a bang-up job of pretending to, complete with an attractive [...]

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  • NaturMobil One Horsepower Car Is Literally Powered By One Horse

    NaturMobil One Horsepower Car Is Literally Powered By One Horse

    If this is the future of eco-friendly travel, we’re screwed.  The NaturMobil is a motorized vehicle that literally runs on one horsepower – as in, a horse jogging on a treadmill, producing kinetic energy to charge up the car’s battery.  More of a sideshow than an actual environmental solution, it’s one odd ride, to say the least. Created by Iranian engineer Hadi Mirhejazi, the Naturmobil is a large van-like vehicle that trudges on six wheels.  It seats the driver and [...]

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  • Sony PS3 Slim Is Real, Affordably-Priced

    Sony PS3 Slim Is Real, Affordably-Priced

    Now, the console wars have really begun.  Not only did Sony make the rumored price cuts for the PS3 happen, but they also unveiled its thinner, less-hefty brother.  Billed as the Sony PS3 Slim, the new console is 33 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter than the machine’s original iteration. According to early reviews, the updated console features physical buttons (unlike the touch variety on original models), a swappable hard disk and noticeably more quiet operation.  It sports a general [...]

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  • Verbatim InSight Looks Like The Sleekest USB Drive Ever, Can Double As A Drink Tray Too

    Verbatim InSight Looks Like The Sleekest USB Drive Ever, Can Double As A Drink Tray Too

    Drinks and USB storage don’t exactly go hand in hand. Verbatim’s new Insight external hard drive, however, seems to suggest you can marry the two together, with an enclosure that looks like a perfect tray for serving coffee to your guests. Unusually-styled, the InSight features a glossy piano black finish across a sleek-looking chassis, with 6 x 3.5 x 0.7 inch dimensions. The front end of the external disk curves just a bit upwards, while the rest of the body [...]

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  • ArKeg Arcade System Puts Both Games And Beer On Tap

    ArKeg Arcade System Puts Both Games And Beer On Tap

    Playing games is fun. Getting drunk is just as entertaining. Playing games while getting drunk, however, makes all the lonely nights go away… forever. Just ask anyone who’s bought the Arkeg, an arcade-style game machine with a tap that pumps free-flowing beer for a jolly, old time. Not a complex machine by any means, the Arkeg houses a five gallon keg with a dispensing system and a functional game-ready PC. Stored inside the cabinet of the arcade box, the keg [...]

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  • CRISTAL Puts A Visual Universal Remote Control On Your Coffee Table

    CRISTAL Puts A Visual Universal Remote Control On Your Coffee Table

    While designing coffee tables has, generally, been the realm of artistic types, a new contraption might totally change its function in future homes. Instead of being the default surface to set your drinks (and your stinky feet) on, CRISTAL turns it into a universal remote control for your entire living room. The acronym stands for “Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems using Touch-based Actions in living Spaces,” a convoluted name for what’s essentially a coffee table that functions as a central [...]

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  • Weirdly-Configured Splitfish PS3 Controllers Want To Replace Your DualShocks

    Weirdly-Configured Splitfish PS3 Controllers Want To Replace Your DualShocks

    Still playing Infamous with a dogbone-shaped controller?  Don’t you think it’s time you broadened your console-gaming horizons with differently-configured control mechanisms?  This month, Splitfish is showing off two new devices that challenge the way you enjoy PS3 games, with the Dual SFX FragPro and the Dual SFX Evolution. The Dual SFX FragPro has been touted by many as the best controller around for FPS enthusiasts, making first-person play as trouble-free as ever.   The FragPro package consists of a 2,000 dpi [...]

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  • LifeCam Cinema Brings True 720p, 30FPS Video Capture To Webcam Freaks Worldwide

    LifeCam Cinema Brings True 720p, 30FPS Video Capture To Webcam Freaks Worldwide

    You can’t be the world’s coolest cam freak if your webcam sucks. Even if you’ve got the trashiest internet poses this side of Stickam, no one wants to watch your grainy low-resolution feed on their computer with so many other distractions available online. Be the coolest attention whore in town with Microsoft’s new LifeCam Cinema, the first consumer webcam to offer 720p motion capture at 30fps. Putting on a live web show? Videoconferencing with clients in Skype? Chatting with distant [...]

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  • Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Lets You Enjoy Affordable Driving Simulation

    Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Lets You Enjoy Affordable Driving Simulation

    We both know what you really want is an F1Showcar Motion Simulator.  Priced at an ungodly $44,900, though, it’s probably out of the question when all you want is to enjoy a good driving game at your dorm room. Put that ton of cash to your college education, instead, and grab yourself Logitech’s latest G27 Racing Package. Sure, it won’t rock your seats like a mechanized platform will, but you’ll be shifting and revving along with the AI racers on [...]

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  • GrabIt Pack: A Cooler, More Secure Fanny Pack

    GrabIt Pack: A Cooler, More Secure Fanny Pack

    Love fanny packs, but can’t stand the bulge coming out of your waist?  Salvation is here.  The GrabIt Pack lets you put on a waist-mounted bag, all while allowing you the same freedom of movement you can enjoy without it. Unlike regular fanny packs, the GrabIt Pack features a clever wraparound design that makes it feel more like a pants pocket than an extra accessory.  It bends naturally with your thighs, instead of sticking out and bumping into everything in [...]

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  • DormVault Laptop Safe Offers Dedicated Security For Your Notebooks

    DormVault Laptop Safe Offers Dedicated Security For Your Notebooks

    While having a safety vault is a nice idea, it seems overkill when your only valuable property is a 17-inch laptop.  That’s exactly what the DormVault Laptop Safe does, protecting your precious piece of electronics from the never-ending hazards of college dormitories. As much as you may trust your roommates, you just never know what can really go on when you’re not around.  Between spilled beer, visitors you don’t know and compromising videos stored away in a secret folder, there [...]

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  • Color-Changing Ice Cube Turns Your Drinks Into A Light Show

    Color-Changing Ice Cube Turns Your Drinks Into A Light Show

    What’s better than a stiff drink on the rocks at the end of a long day?  A glass of anything that dizzies you up with color, that’s what.  Even a glass of water filled with these Color-Changing Lite Cubes will probably be enough to give you a buzz. Ice cubes with light – how did they do that?  Well, they didn’t really.  Instead of actual ice, these “sparkling” boxes are actually freeze gels, which absorb the cold temperature when you [...]

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  • Zune HD Gives The iPod Touch A Worthy Adversary

    Zune HD Gives The iPod Touch A Worthy Adversary

    Microsoft’s officially back on the music player block, after what seemed like imminent death for the Zune brand.  They’re making the return in a huge way with the Zune HD, a stylish-looking media-centered handheld that’s being positioned as a competitor to the iPod Touch. There’s a lot of buzz going about Microsoft’s new device and for good reason.  Powered by the HD-packing, power-saving Nvidia Tegra, it brings a full range of hardware capabilities on a very small package.  In case [...]

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  • Shoe Inn Puts Hospital Booties On Automatic

    Shoe Inn Puts Hospital Booties On Automatic

    Your shoes are dirty.  As such, it needs to be contained.  Shoe booties have long been the de facto protection used by operating rooms and similarly sensitive places to keep contaminants that could be hiding on your footwear away. Of course, putting them on can be another hassle, since you’ll have to touch the potentially dirt-infested gear in order to fit shoe covers over them.  Well, not anymore.  Simply put your foot in one of Shoe Inn’s automatic dispensers and [...]

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  • Leica A la Carte Lets You Customize Your Camera In 4,000 Different Ways

    Leica A la Carte Lets You Customize Your Camera In 4,000 Different Ways

    If you have an extra five or six grand lying around and want a customized Leica camera, you finally got your wish. Voila!  The company’s new a la carte ordering system lets you deck out a new Leica MP or M7 any manner you fancy. Want your camera’s lens cap in your favorite color?  Find that logo on top distracting?  Would rather use leatherette trimmings than actual animal hide?  All of those and more can be customized according to your [...]

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  • Mathematical Model Of Zombie Infestation Concludes You Have To Shoot Them All

    Mathematical Model Of Zombie Infestation Concludes You Have To Shoot Them All

    A zombie threat may not be the foremost worry on your mind, but isn’t it at least possible that it “could” happen one of these days?  A handful of clowns students from the Carleton University and the University of Ottawa thought it was, at least, worthy of investigation and came up with a working mathematical model for human survival in the event of an infestation. Since there isn’t a real-life event to base a zombie attack on, the group decided [...]

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  • Terminate Your Old Hard Drives With MAXXeGUARD

    Terminate Your Old Hard Drives With MAXXeGUARD

    Your paper shredder erases all proof of your activities on paper.  Same with your hard drive.  What? If you feel that low-level software wipes and disk mangling aren’t enough to protect your best-kept secrets from finding their way out of your old hard drives, the MAXXeGUARD probably will.  The refrigerator-sized contraption takes your throwaway drives and shreds them into small slices of metal, ensuring once and for all that no data can ever be recovered from them again. Simply pop [...]

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