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December 9, 2007 - December 15, 2007 Archives

  • December 14, 2007
    Take a guitar, plug in a VOX AmPlug, and then attach an OhMiBod vibrator to that and what do you get? A vibrator that responds to what you play on the guitar! Cool. The Vox AmPlug is really just a little amp you can plug headphones into, it's the OhMiBod vibrator that makes ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    We posted about the USBCELL batteries before, and now they're available for purchase. USBCELL is a product line by Moxia Energy that features USB rechargeable batteries. Right now the company only has AAs for sale, but 9Vs are coming soon, along with cell phone and device bat... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    Lokulokus are little pig toys out of Japan that you can smush the hell out of but will regain their piglike shape in a few seconds. They're pretty damn amazing and only cost $2-$3 in Japan. Unfortunately I couldn't find any online, so somone either send me a link to a seller ... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    The Reflection watch costs $159. For that money you get a mirror you wear on your wrist that transforms into a watch with bright red LEDs when you push a button. To me it looks a lot like a men's watch, which seems to be the wrong demographic for such a device. I mean, I don... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    'The Ride' is no ordinary bicycle. Nope, it's got a 'NuVinci' transmission that uses ball bearings and metal disks to create an infinite number of gears. Twist a dial on the handlebar, and ball bearings in the bike’s NuVinci transmission tilt between two rotating metal disc... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde has created a piece of art that would give the guy responsible for this thing a raging boner. The piece is entitled Flow 5.0. Flow 5.0 is an interactive landscape made out of hundreds of fans which reacts to your sound and motion. By walking and... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    The Pursuader (notice the clever name) from designer James Piatt is a leather purse made to look like a gun. For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching.... / Continue →
  • December 14, 2007
    In the video above Johnny Chung Lee (from such videos as Spirit Fingers: Tracking Your Fingers With A Wiimote) shows you how to make a huge multi-touch display using a Wiimote and some infra-red LEDs. It's pretty impressive. And you know what else is impressive? The size of... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    The Mobile Notetaker attaches to the top of any pad of paper and digitizes your notes for download to a computer later (and translated to editable text). It can store up to 50 standard pages of notes or doodles, and costs $170. It's aimed at solving the same problem of analog... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    Some students in Sweden made a good looking NES controller computer case for a school project. They did it for $300 and put an old computer in it. It looks pretty alright, especially for a school project. I'm getting a little bitter that I never had any cool classes in schoo... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    The picture above shows a cordless drill a man modded into a little handheld Tesla Coil. As is evident from the picture, the little coil is great for things like, um, making a light bulb glow like a plasma globe. Neat buddy, but can you mod a cordless drill to put holes in wood... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    This conceptual extension cord has plugs all over it, so you can plug things in at different lengths of the cord. It was designed by Wilson Song, and probably won't work. Feel free to chime in and explain why it won't work, or what it would take to make it plausible. Just be... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    We've seen Star Wars and Star Trek themed home theaters in the past, and now comes a Terminator one. Darren Mortenson put this all together himself, and allegedly on "a reasonable budget". The picture there shows a television, but there's also a projector so he can watch movi... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    The Contura ring is a ring that displays your face in profile along the entirety of the band. You send the company a picture of your (or a loved one's) facial profile and it's custom cut into a ring. Prices start at $625 for stainless steel and go up to $5,730 for platinum. N... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    MPK is a glow-in-the-dark paint company that has recently announced a new product -- Litroenergy. It's made of self-luminous micro-particles that are cheap, non-toxic, and will keep a glow for over 12 years. They never need to be exposed to the sun or recharged in any way, th... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2007
    These $425 capsules are dipped in and filled with 24-karat gold and you're supposed to eat them to "increase your self-worth". Which isn't true, because if you do ingest them you'll just be increasing your "self-stupidity" and "self-flushing-money-down-the-toilet". I'll kill ... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    The Pencil Bench is a bench that has a seating surface made of 1,600 pencils. Which is a lot. All the pencils fit into holes in the bottom so you can remove and use them if you desire. It's made by Boex 3D Creative Solutions and will set you back $2,450 -- a ridiculous price... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    Yes the picture's real. Burj Al Arab in Dubai is home to the world's highest tennis court (at times). At 210 meters (about 690 feet), it's pretty far up there. Way higher than I'd feel comfortable running around hitting a ball. The court doubles as a landing pad when there ... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    A company called Sentilla came up with the idea for these "Smart Coasters". What makes them smart you ask? The coasters know when a drink is placed on top of them and when it is removed. The coasters can blink in different ways depending on the amount of beverage remaining.... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    We've featured the rocket belt in the past, and even some cool footage from a jet pack convention, and now comes a new jet pack from Jet Pack International! "These turbine jet packs are supposed to have much greater flight time and be much safer than traditional jet pack techn... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    I remember the days in college when we'd play Power Hour. Except it's not so much a game as it is drinking a shot of beer every minute for an hour. Ah, fond memories. Well if you still play now you can buy the Shot Caller device, which flashes a light and makes an audible an... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2007
    The NES Controller Backpack is available from 80sTees for $40, which isn't too bad for a backpack. Especially one with sweet-ass NES controller styling. It's got one large compartment and three smaller ones, so there's plenty of room for all your stuff. This thing really tak... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    Apparently there's a Super Mario energy drink out and I couldn't be happier about it. It's called Super Mario Bros Power Up! Energy Drink, which is a pretty awesome name, not to mention a great play on 'Power Ups'. It comes as an 8.4 oz can of blue-raspberry tasting deliciousne... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    We've certainly seen our fair share of Optimus Prime here at Geekologie. We've seen cakes of him in truck form and Transformer form, a sick Optimus computer case, along with a whole bunch of other Transformer costumes. And here comes another. These are screenshots from a vide... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    The LM Technologies LM959 Bluetooth Vibrating Bracelet alerts you to incoming calls by discreetly vibrating. It also vibrates to warn you if you travel further than 5 meters away from your precious phone. It'll charge in 3 hours, last for 100 on a charge, and costs $48. The com... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    The Vacuum Broom from designer Wilson Song is the lovechild of a vacuum and broom that were locked in the same closet overnight. I heard a mop insisted on a threesome but they wouldn't have it. Anyways, the hollow broom bristles have suction ducts inside that allow for the va... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    Dimitri Kaliviotis made a badass AT-AT model that recently won a "wreck" themed modeling contest. As you can see, the 1/32 scale AT-AT has certainly seen better days. This entry is a heavily modified ATATRON kit. The ATATRON kit is a garage kit which is not commercially avai... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    The M++CARD is no ordinary business card. No sir, this thing has memory storage on the back, allowing a potential employer to attach a USB adapter and peruse all the information (resume, portfolio, etc.) stored on the little bastard. They're definitely slicker than the portfo... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    Can you tell I'm cold this morning? I am. All I can think about is stretching out on a bearskin rug with a lovely lady and getting under this quilt. Because bearskin rugs and 8-bit video game quilts were practically made for each other. This Galaga quilt measures 60 x 60" ... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2007
    If you have a fireplace and can't get a good blaze going (you're a little girl), maybe you should consider the Newspaper Brick Maker. It costs $30 and turns old newspapers into firestarting bricks of goodness. It might make you feel better than you would if you just threw old... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    You may recall the Hyundai Cameraphone Watch we reported on in October. Well this isn't it. But it is a cell phone watch. Available from ThinkGeek now for $200, it's an unlocked GSM cell phone and PDA all stuffed into a package you wear on your wrist. You'll need service wi... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    Toyota recently displayed a new concept vehicle they've been working on. This is what it looks like -- a lounge chair that will suck your brain out while you're cruising. With lots of neon-ish lighting thrown in for good measure. The thing stands upright at slow speeds and then... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    A group at Southern Taiwan University of Technology have created the world's first solar-powered wheelchair (which may or may not be true). Allegedly the thing runs entirely off solar energy and needs no plugging in. It was designed to be gentler on the environment and preven... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    The Gömböc is “a mono-monostatic object, a three-dimensional thing that has only one way to stand up." No matter how you set it down it will wobble around until it comes to rest at its single point of stability. Pretty neat. Allegedly it's the world's first self-righting ... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    The Tick Tock Timebomb Clock looks like a bunch of trinitrotoluene sticks wrapped together with a detonator (which is actually a little analog clock). It doesn't seem like a good idea. Especially not to ship to anyone or take on an airplane. Thankfully it's only a conceptual... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    The Drive eRazer is a stand alone device (so you don't need a functioning computer to use it) capable of erasing all the files on a drive by writing a data pattern over the entire disk. It costs $100 and can clean a 250GB drive in just short of two hours. For an extra $50 you... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    The Batman Belt Buckle is a device that keeps your pants at an appropriate height so you don't expose yourself to others. It costs $20. Unfortunately it lacks all the cool features that would make a Batman Belt cool. Like Batarangs or Bat-bolas. Good thing I read that befor... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2007
    The Wine Holder Necklace costs $25 for two and holds a regular sized stemmed glass with a stupid looking lanyard. Keep your hands free at parties by keeping your wine close at heart! This clever little clip with adjustable strap holds a regular-size stemmed glass to your chest... / Continue →