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October 7, 2007 - October 13, 2007 Archives

  • October 12, 2007
    It seems like today is theme day at Geekologie. Two shotgun posts, and now another transformer post. Whee! For those of you struggling to get a Halloween costume together, look to these guys for inspiration. Me? I already have my costume picked out, and it's clever. I'm g... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    The URWERK 201 is not just a watch that tells time in a unique way, no sir -- it's a watch that tells time in a unique way and probably costs more than your house. Designed to appeal to sports car buffs, this thing is ridiculous. It tells time with three hands that rotate to di... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    From the "I've seen it all now and can die sadly" department comes "The Rack". It's a shotgun rack that slides under your mattress so the gun lies flush with the side of your bed at all times -- because under the bed is just too far away. It costs $40 and is a real product (v... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    Alexander Reh designed the 'Fully Loaded' chair awhile ago, but now has 30 available for purchase. You have to contact him for pricing information though (read: they're expensive). Each contains 450 .12 gauge shotgun shells, and are allegedly comfortable. If ammunition real... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    Three friends spent three months in China building a large robotic looking creature out of a Citroen C2. The thing stands 15 feet tall and has been named X2. It is loosely based on Bumblebee and Jazz from the Transformers movie. They wanted to make an Optimus Prime, but said... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    I hate getting out of the shower and ready to shave only to realize I can't see a damn thing in the bathroom mirror. If I leave the bathroom door open while I shower it helps, but then I get a cold breeze in there that makes my penis shrivel up inside me. And wiping the mirro... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    I used to have one of those plastic see-through models of an engine, and it sucked. Finally someone has gotten a damn camera in a real engine so I can really see what's going on in there. The camera was high-pressure and heat-resistant, shooting at 1,000 fps, so you get some... / Continue →
  • October 12, 2007
    The Pet Finder from GadgetsUK consists of a remote control and a pet locating siren beacon you attach to your pet's collar. When they're asleep you jam on the button, letting loose an 85db beep that's sure to help your pet on its way to an early grave. The system costs $40, h... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2007
    Gotta love Japan. They make every product ever. Take this marvel of modern technology -- the push-up counter ($15). Someone must have traveled far into the distant future to snag this idea. It's a button you push with your chin every time you do a push-up. I don't underst... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2007
    Is it an armchair? Is it a Hover-round? What the hell is it? It's Toyota's new mobility concept, the i-Real. The seat moves from an upright position to a lying down one depending on your speed. The thing tops out at about 18 mph, which is the max legal speed for 50cc type ... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2007
    Jimm Lasser pushed his Apple G4 Laptop under the bed after a "late night email session". Later he was woken up by a "FFFFFffffffff" sound, which was, of course, his laptop getting ready to blow up. He called the fire department and while on the phone the damn thing burst int... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2007
    The Office Collar was designed by Simone Brewster. They're constructed of white leather, and come in a variety of shapes depending on what sort of task you're assigned. The Office Collar has been designed in response to the open plan, working environment. The collars act as s... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2007
    In celebration of the first General Assembly of the World Toilet Association, the founder, Sim Jae-duck had this commode house built south of Seoul. The home boasts four deluxe toilets -- whatever the hell those are, and its center has a showcase bathroom, where "the toilets h... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2007
    Not to be outdone by Nissan and their cute little Pivo 2 Honda showed off the Puyo (which I thought was Spanish for a woman's genitals) concept van/box thing in Tokyo this week. It has a gel-like outer shell instead of sheet metal that's supposed to be a lot more resilient and... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    Have a bunch of Mac IIs sitting around and don't know what to do with them? How about making a couch? I know it's the first thing that came to my mind. I was so inspired that I made my own. But I used cinderblocks because I don't have any old Macs. And let me tell you -- i... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    When I first saw this I thought the guys were getting strapped in for some sort of new roller coaster ride. Well it turns out that new ride is called "The Worst F'ing Job On Planet Earth". Build a damn robot China, Jesus. What do you do for a living? I stack metal pots and duck... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    Because that last post got me thinking about the awesomeness of Star Wars, I bring you the Darth Vader flashlight. It's a flashlight that plays Star Wars sound effects when you turn the light on. It also looks like Darth Vader. Unfortunately Lillian Vernon says they're sold ... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    Eternal Image, a manufacturer of "brand name funerary products that celebrate the passions of life" is releasing a line of Star Trek inspired products. And if Star Trek isn't your thing there's a Precious Moments line. Monuments and vaults will be available next year, along wi... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    The WiFi detector shirt from ThinkGeek finds WiFi connections and displays signal strength by lighting up the blue bars. Currently, the shirt is only capable of detecting 802.11b and 802.11g signals. It runs off of three AAA batteries and will set you back $30, but they're cu... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2007
    The Tempo 250GB External Recycling Bin is exactly what it sounds like. Whenever you delete files they're automatically copied to the Tempo drive. As you throw more stuff away, the blue LEDs on the outside of the bin fill up too, indicating how much of the drive is used. While i... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    Grandma's Kitchen, from designers Melanie Olle and Ilja Oelschlägel, transforms from a wall into a kitchen, then into a dining room. Designed to invoke the coziness of nanna’s best room, Grandma’s Kitchen is the ultimate example of space efficiency. The unit transforms ... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    Okay, the clock doesn't actually shock you in the traditional sense. It just makes crackling and buzzing electrical noises to wake you up. It also has a little lightning show in the glass tube when the alarm goes off. It costs $60. Now call me crazy, but who the hell wants ... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    This video is of an Adidas billboard in Tokyo where two players are suspended by ropes and kick a tethered soccer ball around. They keep calling it a "real soccer match", but I think that's debatable, seeing how it's nothing like a real soccer match. It's from 2006, so you ma... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    Nissan recently unveiled their Pivo 2 concept car. It has a 360-degree rotating cabin, and rotating wheels so you can parallel park by driving straight into the spot. It also comes with a friendly little robot, that converses in Japanese and English. The little bastard even ... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    The Doberman Credit Card Reminder is a device that reminds you to get your credit card back from the bartender at the end of the night. You push one of the buttons, which starts an alarm for 1-4 hours, and when the time is up it beeps and flashes it's LED. This amazing techno... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    The Energy Bucket, from designer Stefano Merlo, is a bucket with a solar panel top. At nightfall the bucket uses the energy collected during the day to power it's LEDs inside. It makes a statement about energy consumption. I'm not positive what that statement is, but I'm sur... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    Jonas Samson, who may in fact be the homeless looking vagrant in the picture, has allegedly created light-emitting wallpaper. When in the 'off' position, you've got boring ass wallpaper. When 'on' you've got a funky tree or something and a bird. My only problem with this is,... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2007
    Computer Choppers just finished work on a 24k Gold and Diamonds Macbook Pro. If you can't tell what that is from the name or picture, you may be stupid. Or an a-hole. Unlike these guys, who went the extra mile and paint matched the keyboard and re-etched it. Good looking. ... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    The Animal Scale doesn't have any numbers on it, just animals. It goes from baby rabbit to bear, with a bunch of other animals in the middle. It costs $49 and is available from Angry Associates. I'm probably somewhere between hog and ox. But not the woman I brought home fro... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    The Stanley Calculator Ruler Watch is just that -- a watch made by Stanley that adds, measures distances up to six inches, AND tells time. What functionality. They cost $62 and are available from Brando. While I can appreciate the concept, I think the final product came up a... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    The Interactive LED Coffee Table, designed by Because We Can and Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, is a coffee table with LEDs that is interactive. They are motion sensitive, and light up as you pass objects over them. When they don't detect motion anymore, the blinking slowly... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    The WL777PB Blue LED Cross is a very high tech cross indeed. I mean, it has blue LEDs. Talk about futuristic. Not only that, it comes with fake diamonds and can be programmed to scroll whatever you want. They cost about $38, and are available from a Korean site that I could... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    Andy Woerner and his friends built a life size X-Wing Fighter and are going to set that bitch off on in California on October 10th. It's 21-feet long and has a 19-foot wingspan. It's powered by four Class M rocket engines (on the wings), which produce a red glow, just like... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    Carlo Volf displayed his Stick Chair at the recent Made In Denmark exhibit in London. He actually made the chair back in 2000, but it's still drawing oohs and aahs from crowds for some reason. "The chair directly references the classic Spindleback Chair, but with a modern twi... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    Mini Golfing Mario & Luigi are remote controlled desktop toys. You use the A and B buttons on a Famicom style remote to control their swings. Each comes with two balls and a practice hole. They run $25 apiece. I want one, despite the fact that they can only putt. They need... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2007
    Scientists at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan unveiled their air-pressure robot suit at a recent trade fair. The long term goal of the technology is to strap these on the elderly to make them more mobile. For now though they're focusing on caregivers, suggesting... / Continue →