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June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007 Archives

  • June 8, 2007
    From the site: Either place this shower curtain facing away from the tub as a funny, decorative piece. Or, face it into the tub. When your "victim" takes a shower and pulls the curtain closed, they will get a frightening surprise. A hilarious prank to play on unsuspecting gue... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2007
    The Face Bank is a money eating piggy bank robot which features an object-sensitive sensor to distinguish between coins. And when I say 'money eating' I mean like it actually eats money. It moves its mouth and everything. Although I can't figure out if this thing is supposed to... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2007
    This USB stick comes in either 14 or 18 carat gold and is available with diamonds for $3,500 or without diamonds for $2,800. It doesn't even list the storage capacity because, well, who cares about that crap. The only goal when you buy something like this is to show off how ric... / Continue →
  • June 8, 2007
    MARUBENI INFOTEC presented a variety of wooden PC peripherals in Taiwan recently, including a keyboard, USB memory, card reader, and USB hub. Wood's cool and all, but when are they going to make these things out of marshmallow? I want my gadgets to be useful and delicious.... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2007
    This is a Skoda Capri 205 with, uh, wooden tires. And no, that's not some sort of euphemism or metaphor, they're actually tires made out of wood. Like sections of a tree trunk. I can't imagine that's a very comfortable ride, but it still beats my tires: human skulls! Just kiddi... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2007
    Tomotaka Takahashi noticed the dominance of male robots in the industry and decided he'd create a female one, that not only looked female but moved in a feminine way as well. The FT (female type) robot was shown at New York Japan Society's Tech Epoch, where it struck poses à l... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2007
    Everglide is a bicycle designed by Frag Woodall that transforms into a backpack. And, uh, that's all. ... / Continue →
  • June 7, 2007
    If you want to be the coolest person EVER, the Shade Blade is for you. It possesses far reaching impact potential on consumers by providing a solar powered digital arsenal of modular components. The ShadeBlade visor component is constructed of extremely flexible polyester en... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2007
    No, this isn't Photoshopped. It's an ad for Nationwide Insurance showing paint dripping off a three banner spread across the north side of the Atlas Building in downtown Columbus Ohio. I'm assuming the parked cars are part of the ad, but deep down in my heart I really hope they... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2007
    And this, my friends, is why you don't home school your children.... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2007
    The Lock Alarm is an alarm that screams at 100 decibels (about as loud as a chain saw or jackhammer) if the cable is cut or the combination lock is attacked. There's also an optional movement sensor that sounds the alarm if the lock is moved, with a time delay which allows a us... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2007
    The Game Boy iPod Case is an iPod case made out of a vintage black and white Game Boy. The iPod is actually controlled through the Game Boy controls so you can change the song and volume with the case closed. It works with the original iPod Mini and also the Nano, and costs $30... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2007
    Dance Dance Immolation is, well, exactly what it sounds like. A couple of insane people got together Saturday night at a warehouse in California and combined Dance Dance Revolution with flamethrowers. Because, you know, that just seems like the logical thing to do.... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2007
    The Abduction Lamp is a lamp designed by Lasse Klein to look like a UFO beam. The bulb inside the UFO lights up the beam and the windows and the glass is frosted to distribute light in all directions. You can also swap out the base, so it looks like it's beaming up a person or ... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2007
    The Smart Lid is a color changing coffee lid designed to prevent idiots from burning themselves by getting more and more red depending on how hot the coffee is. If they cost about the same as regular coffee lids then sure, get them. Otherwise let's stick with regular coffee lid... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2007
    The FACTRON Re-Nano is an $820 iPod Nano case made out of titanium. Designer Kiwami Studio says they use precision tooling similar to that used to build satellites and Formula One cars. Which is exactly the type of over the top craftsmanship I need to protect my $149 iPod Nano.... / Continue →
  • June 5, 2007
    Friedrich Kirschner has built a 3D scanner called the Milkscanner v1.0 using just a webcam, Legos, a plastic bowl, and some milk. The Legos are used to hold the webcam up, and basically a manual stop-motion technique is used to get the 3D scan. An object is placed in the bowl a... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2007
    If you've ever thought to yourself, "Hey, I really wish there was a fork and knife in my wallet," then you've got serious mental issues. But you'll also be glad to hear about Credit Card Cutlery designed by Ineke Hans. You can purchase it for $10, and never again will you be wi... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2007
    Remember the $19,000 turntable from last week? Well you must be some sort of poor person to buy those, because Goldmund's "The Reference II" turntables cost a mind-blowing $300,000. They're a limited series and only 25 will ever exist, but at $300,000 they're the most expensive... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2007
    The Ashcan is a personal ashtray the size of a cigarette. You just stuff your cigarette in and, because it's airtight, it extinguishes it and traps in the smoke and smell. Unfortunately, they cost a whopping $2.40 each. You'd be better off just extinguishing your cigarettes on ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2007
    If regular Rubik's Cubes just aren't tough enough for you, try the Rubik's Cube Earth. It costs about $20, and should be significantly harder than regular Rubik's Cubes because it lacks the distinguishing colors. Plus, you also have to know what the Earth actually looks like. I... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2007
    Apple has released some commercials for the iPhone, and it's official release date has been set for June 29. I'll admit, I didn't really care about the iPhone at all until I saw these. The interface looks amazingly slick, although it seems like your fingers would start hurting ... / Continue →