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June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007 Archives

  • June 22, 2007
    From the designer's site: The number keys are like pieces of pretty quartz crystal (with LED light at the bottom). Once pressed, the key will shine like brilliant jewel. The super large screen, the perfect display of incoming call, and such functions as calendar, phone book an... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2007
    The Pool Treadmill allows you to swim in your pool as if it were a full-sized lap pool. Turn it on and it creates a downstream current of up to 6 mph. Sadly, the thing costs $3,999.95. For that price I could probably just buy a river. Or Australia. I have no idea how much thing... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2007
    The catapult watch is exactly what it sounds like, a watch that's also a catapult. It shoots BBs, dried peas, basically anything you can fit into the little launcher on the face. It's made out of stainless steel and claims to be able to shoot the projectiles up to 8 feet across... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2007
    The HRP-3 Promet Mk-II is a robot designed to take over blue-collar jobs. It stands 5' 3", weighs 150 pounds, and is part of a 5-year joint effort by Kawada Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AI... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2007
    Pleo is a dinosaur robot similar to an AIBO. Each one is unique, in that they start off as a newly-hatched baby Camarasaurus but then develop their own personality, mood, and habits. It's created by the same guy who created the Furby and was introduced awhile ago, but now they'... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2007
    Ever wondered why Japanese television is better than anything else in the entire world? It's because they come up with ridiculous game shows like this. And by ridiculous I mean super genius.... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2007
    The Life Bank One is a little coin counter that you can screw onto the top of bottles, turning any empty bottle into a piggy bank. Or, uh, change bank. Unless it happens to be a pig bottle, in which case, yeah, piggy bank. Unfortunately, the thing only counts 1 yen coins, which... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2007
    Strap-Ya is selling this cell phone strap that looks like a set of tiny metallic handcuffs. The handcuffs actually lock with the included keys, so you can use them to attach your phone to your belt strap. Or do whatever else it is you'd want to do with tiny functional handcuffs... / Continue →
  • June 21, 2007
    This is a baby stroller that's been modded into a Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker. There's not much info available about the stroller except that it was photographed by multiple attendees of the Star Wars Celebration IV convention held in Los Angeles. And I think it's safe to s... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2007
    Ever seen a Tesla coil make music before? You have now. This is a solid state musical Tesla coil. Tesla coils normally operate at a frequency inaudible to human ears, but the musical Tesla coil produces sound by rapidly turning on and off at audible frequencies. Similar to how ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2007
    Froggetmee is a combination utensil similar to the Chork which combines a soup spoon and pair of chopsticks. It costs $8 off shopmodi, though I don't understand how they named it. I know it's tough to combine 'soup spoon' and 'chopsticks' into one word, but 'froggetmee' isn't ... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2007
    Thanks to this commenter for sharing the greatest USB drive ever created. I'm not saying you shouldn't buy electronics off the streets of China, but don't be surprised if your new computer turns out to be a stack of bricks glued to a lamp.... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2007
    The Bulgari Assioma Tourbillon Multicomplication Squelette is a watch which features a perpetual calendar as well as a tourbillon. The case is made from platinum and has double sapphire cyrstals, and the tourbillon movement employs the Caliber BVL 416 which has a 64 hour power... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2007
    The Gold Disk On Key is a USB drive made out of 14K gold with three diamonds inset that are backlit and light up when the drive is working. The drive also has a 4GB capacity, which means it's totally worth the $2,000 price tag. And by worth it I mean totally not worth it. Altho... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2007
    Entertainment Earth has Super Deformed Star Wars Plush dolls for $12.99 each, which are expected to go on sale sometime this month. They stand 7 inches tall and look absolutely great. I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up buying all of them and re-enacting a super cute version of... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2007
    The Wear Your Seat is basically a semi-rigid padded cushion that you wear on your back so you can sit down comfortably no matter where you are. It actually looks pretty comfortable, but they can't actually expect to sell any of these can they? I mean, look at it. The only peopl... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2007
    Designers Sofie Collin and Gustav Lanber have developed The Carpet Alarm Clock, which forces you to get up and step on it in order to turn it off. Which sounds pretty good in theory, but you'd just end up walking back to your bed and falling asleep. What they really need to do ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2007
    Sheila's Wheels, a spinoff division of UK insurance company eSure, has created a pair of convertible stilettos. The company markets insurance to women and found that British women regularly wear inappropriate footwear when driving, so they developed Sheila's Heels, which is a ... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2007
    Dutch designer Will Vanden Vos has reinvented the classic flip clock from the seventies and called it the Bomba Alarm Clock. He removed the casing to expose the inner-workings, and the clock is illuminated by two LEDs. They're currently only available in Japan for about $80. A... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2007
    You know what's a good idea? Having a desk clock in the shape of a metal revolver. The pistol clock costs $20 and is perfect to keep in your pocket so you can whip it out whenever you need to know the time. Especially around police officers. Don't even wait for them to ask the ... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2007
    The Epoq EMP-CVWD-2 is a watch which plays MP4 video on a 1.8 inch screen. The watch also serves as a photo viewer and MP3 player, and is disguised as a regular dress watch. The 2GB model costs $199.95, although a 4GB model will be available as well. Because, really, the world ... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2007
    Man, I hate it when people tape me playing those arcade basketball games.... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2007
    If a regular stylus just isn't gimmicky enough for your Nintendo DS, you can get one of these pencil-shaped ones. They're only available in Japan and are like a regular DS stylus except thicker. Although personally I just use a regular pencil on my DS. It doesn't work at all an... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2007
    From the online store: Although the "im in ur" meme started off with virtual death and destruction (I'm in your base killing your d00dz), it was quickly overtaken by the legions of cute, fluffy, and irresistible. (And by that we mean cats.) Reclaim the phrase for the humans ... / Continue →