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November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007 Archives

  • November 16, 2007
    The Ripsaw is an unmanned ground vehicle that tears shit up and doesn't even bother taking names later. It goes from 0 to 50 MPH in 3.5 seconds, is very maneuverable, and can knock over barns. It's been around for about two years since it hit the scene as a privately funded DAR... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    The Throwzini Knife Block isn't your ordinary knife receptacle. Okay it is, but at least it looks good. Reminiscent of this knife rest, it resembles the 'Rotating Wheel of Puncture Wounds' I saw at a circus once as a kid. It was awesome, the dude caught a knife right in the le... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    Nick Rodrigues, a Boston artist, has developed the Personal Cell Phone Booth. If you're making or receiving a call you pull this clunky bastard out and put it on over your head. That way no one else has to listen to you talk about why your boss sucks or what you're making for... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    If my father taught me anything, it's that no home improvement project should ever be attempted without a copious amount of alcohol. So he would probably be ecstatic to see this bad boy -- the hammer beer bottle opener. They run $15 from crazyaboutgadgets and have a bottle open... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    Induction recharge devices have existed for a little while, but this one adds some flair to the typically boring design of such units. This unnamed charger by designer Sun Kyung Kim resembles a little bird bath. When you place your phone on the unit the water ripples act as a v... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    You can cut a beer bottle using string dipped in acetone and then setting it on fire. The video is a demonstration. I like how the guy in the video shows you some great uses for the bottle after you've removed the top. Apparently it makes a great toothbrush holder or place t... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    SentrySafe and Maxtor got together to develop a line of hard drives that can withstand extreme conditions (briefly). The drives come in 80GB ($260) and 160GB ($320) capacities and "can withstand temperatures up to 1,550° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes and can be submerged in water... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2007
    The Brighton Bi-Plugs are AC adapters for USB devices. You plug one side into a wall outlet, and then plug your USB gadgetry (i.e. iPod) into the other -- for immediate use or charging. These things are awesome, and I wish I had invented them. No price yet, but they go on sale ... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    Maybe you've seen this before because it has been out for a little while, but in case you haven't the Warmkeyboard is a keyboard that has heating elements incorporated right into the keys. That way your fingers stay nice and warm on a cold day in the cubicle. It connects to y... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    Valerie Beetle, a man from Pervomayske (probably where I should live) in southern Ukraine handcarved this PC case. It is wood and looks good. Now I'm all for cool computer mods and all, but I think we all know the true story behind this one. This man sold his soul to the dev... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    The Electronic Bubble Wrap Keychain from ThinkGeek ($10) is exactly what it sounds like. It's a little keychain with 8 buttons, and every time you push one it makes a popping noise like bubble wrap. For every 100 pops it rewards you with a round of applause or some other noise... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    The Shocks Car Key ($51), from Bim Bam Banana, is a key fob that looks like it will unlock your car. Except it won't, it will just shock you. How in the hell you're supposed to find someone dumb enough to push the big red button on the side that says "SHOCK" is a mystery to me.... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    The Duracell PowerSource Mobile 100 is a rechargeable power supply for your precious gadgets and gizmos. The Duracell PowerSource Mobile 100 is the portable, rechargeable AC and USB power solution for all your mobile needs. It will extend the runtime of all of your mobile elec... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    G4's Attack of the Show has built what is being billed as the "world's largest arcade machine". The monster stands over 13-feet tall, has a 70-inch screen, and is one bad mother. It looks like they're playing some 'Rampage', which can be a fun game. But you know what else is... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    Denmark's Lantic Systems have just released a solid f'ing gold remote control that's "designed for operating home media and automation systems including video, audio, internet, CCTV, alarm, lights, curtains, air-conditioning and even navigation systems." It costs -- sit down -... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2007
    Okay ladies (and men who like wearing jewelry), here comes a novel ring concept by Charles Windlin, which loosely reminds me of this bad boy. It's a ring watch that uses 1,400 metal balls to tell the time. Each ball has a decorative and magnetic side, and is electrically acti... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The Chewbacca Backpack from ThinkGeek is a backpack made from a juvenile Wookiee that was killed and then dyed to look like Chewbacca. They run $40. There are two extra features the Chewbacca Backpack has to offer. First, his bandoleer bag can hold some smaller accessories su... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    Looks like some ass-clowns broke into the laser laboratory again and decided to use the CO2 laser to cut a pizza. While it is neat watching the laser do its thing, the video left a bad taste in my mouth. Mostly because it was shot horribly and the video starts with some dongle ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The Roly Poly Shot Glasses Cordial set costs $33 and make your precious liquor wobble around on the table. This is the last thing I need, because I have a hard enough time getting the goodness to my lips without spilling anything, and I'm tired of drinking off the table/floor. ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    MIT believes they have come up with an eco-friendly solution to the 'last mile' problem. The 'last mile' refers to the distance you have to walk between your subway stop and your actual destination (i.e. home, work). The idea is to have a network of these small, electric cars s... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The Eco Shoes Dryer, from Life In Detail, is a product designed to dry your shoes out if they get wet or if you're gross and your feet sweat (like mine). It’s packed with silica gel (do not eat contents of packet) that absorb moisture. After the gel is saturated you plug it... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The Take Control Remotes are talking remotes that let the man/woman in your life know exactly what they need to be doing. The Control Your Man Remote features 18 different phrases like "Time to listen!", "What about my needs?", "What were you thinking?", and "Just tell me you ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    The GroundSurf is an electric "surfboard" from Paris based Ratleads. It looks like a three-wheeled "skateboard", but whatever. They're due out early next year for around $2,000. The board can be controlled by either using the pressure sensitive board (lean forward to accelerate... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2007
    Korean company Innobitz has released the JooZoo, which is a gold and diamond encrusted MP3 player for dogs. It's supposed to "enhance your pet’s physical health and relieve stress through automatic content responding to various pet behaviors." Or make it kill itself if you ... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    The World View lighting system from PID are helium balloons that hold up some lights. The light source consists of 35 ultra strong diodes hanging on a helium balloon, with adjustable floating height. Available in two models, one with cord and one limited edition powered by rec... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    Crayon Physics Deluxe by Kloonigames is a physics based game designed for play on a tablet PC. The object is to get your ball to make contact with the star. You can draw whatever the hell you want, including dongs or whatever, as long as you make it to the star. It looks awesom... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    Mike Yoder, a man who loves both LEGO and Aliens made a bunch of LEGO dioramas from scenes in the movie. They look pretty freaking good if you ask me, so props to Mike, especially for the lighting, etc. that give the pictures that movie feel. He's really inspired me to make a... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    The Taipei 101 has the fastest elevators in the world, which whisk passengers from the 5th floor to the 89th floor observation deck at a top speed of 37.7 MPH. The trip only takes 37-seconds. The elevators feature triple-stage anti-overshooting systems and high-tech emergency... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    The Cre8txt cell phone keyboard is for people who can't type on a regular keyboard because they're so accustomed to texting on a phone that their brains can no longer handle a standard QWERTY keyboard. Even my roommate, who is a hunt and pecker (and a dick), can manage to type... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    Take a look at the picture. I know what you're thinking, because I thought the same thing when I first saw it. "What the f*** is that?" To my disappointment it turns out to not be a big blue train coming at you, but a luggage robot. A Russian based company will be selling "Tony... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    The Dual Bladed EZ Clam Shell Opener from ThinkGeek is a device made for opening those annoying-as-hell clamshells that everything I buy seems to come in these days. It'll set you back $5, and in an ironic twist, the "Product comes in clam shell packaging (the last one you'll e... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2007
    We've posted steampunk laptops in the past, and while this one doesn't quite have the extreme bad-assness as the first, it does work and can actually be closed and transported easily. I like the key there next to the left wrist-pad, I think that's a nice touch. I bet it unloc... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2007
    There are a lot of pretty stupid things to collect in the world, and Super Soakers is one of them. This is allegedly every model made to date, including small variations. Seeing how most are still in their original packaging, I get the feeling this guy doesn't have too many f... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2007
    Designer Byung-seok You came up with this clever little ceremic rack that sits perfectly on top of an old radiator. It's got places to set your coffee and other breakfast items to keep them warm without having to use another heating device. It looks good. Really takes me bac... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2007
    The Brain Gold Mouse is a mouse that loosely resembles a golden brain. It's made by Pat Says Now, features 800 DPI, and costs a staggering $43. Why this product exists is a mystery to me. Because it's stupid as hell. I guess it's for people that want other people to know ju... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2007
    You take a 727 jet, throw it down on a Mercedes bus, and TA-DA, a Boeing 727 limo. It runs on the original Mercedes turbo diesel engine and weighs 24,000 pounds fully fueled. It's fairly long, at 53', and has a passenger capacity of about 50 people. All the crap you normally fi... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2007
    Soccermania is a solar powered arcade machine from Polish game manufacturer Kriss-Sports. It won some award for using green technology at an amusement machine expo held last month. Soccermania features solar panels and a rechargeable battery, and does not require any other ... / Continue →