LEXON’s Tykho Bulb

April 30, 2007

LEXON always has nice silicon products. These unique lighting fixtures from LEXON feature a soft silicon rubber exterior that conceals a cool fluorescent tube light source.

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Random pic of the week

April 30, 2007

Its a mouse mouse! I mean its real… and there’s instructions to guide you in making one yourself.  

Warning: This project involves taxidermy, dremels, and sometimes graphic pictures of dead animals. While there are no guts in this tutorial, viewer discretion is still advised. I am not promoting this in case you from the SPCA, animal rights activist or something… I am innocent!

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Indy-Cator Shiftknobs

April 29, 2007

 

This universal shiftknob with LCD display is not only good for looks: it also increases driving safety and helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 15 percent by means of an adapted driving style. It fits all cars with manual transmissions up to 6 speed and is designed to work with every gearshift pattern. A light sensor adapts the brightness of the digital display to the surrounding light by means of an automatic dimming function, ensuring optimal readability at all times.
Hmmm… I thought you are not suppose to look at the gear shift knob while driving…

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Cat’s Arse Sharpener

April 28, 2007

It’s a cat, you stick your pencil in its derrière, it meows, and it sharpens your pencil. Your feline friend stands in his own litter tray that catches your pencil shavings. No animals were harmed in the making of this product. Don’t try sharpening your pencil in a real cat if you value your life.

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Sony NW-E016

April 27, 2007

Its simpler and plainer than the Sony’s NW-S700/600 series… in fact its just a USB stick. The NW-E01x series is a range of ultra-slim players, with 30 hours of battery life from a 1-hour charge and the same audio-enhancement tech that delivered cracking playback on the Sony NW-A808. These new offerings come in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions and support Sony’s usual range of audio formats, such as MP3, WMA, ATRAC and L-PCM, but they also support unprotected AAC music files.

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Before Transformers invade the silver screens around the world on the 4th of July, little ones are already appearing to takeover mankind. These earphones from Takara Tomy can be transformed into a robot! Here it is, on a woman’s ear, in the midst of its transformation. It’s called the Transformers Music Label Frenzy & Rumble. It will go on sale in Japan on July 19, 2007 for 3,950 yen.

 

The Japanese toymaker Tomy Company’s “Transformers Sports Label Convoy feat. Nike Free 7.0”, which transforms from a pair of plastic half-scale Nike shoes (bottom) into a robot named “Convoy” (L), is displayed in front of a full-size Nike Free 7.0 shoe in Tokyo, April 25, 2007. The robot, created as a collaboration between the Japanese toymaker and Nike Japan, will go on sale in Japan on April 26, 2007 for a price of 2,625 yen.

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Spring Floor Clock

April 26, 2007

 

This 62-inch-high clock uses a pendulum on a spring to power itself, bouncing up and down and keeping time (or I assume so because it didn’t state the power input). The minimalist clock has an aluminum face and its stalk is made out of wood. USD198 for a piece.

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Chrono Shredder

April 26, 2007

The Chrono_Shredder is a device that makes past time tangible. It is a hybrid between calendar, clock and waste producing automaton. It has no on/off-button, thus it is unstoppable, just like time. It features the 365 days of the year represented on a paper-roll. The paper-roll is led through a hacked paper-shredder, which is programmed to use exactly 24 hours to shred one “day”.
Click on link to read more on this interesting concept.

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RE:MO – DIY FURNITURE

April 26, 2007

Taking the Japanese term “Sozo” meaning creation, the Osaka based company SOZ have brought a new meaning to the phrase “Do It Yourself”.  The furniture is constructed by assembling individual shapes into what you’d see lying around the house; a bookshelf, a magazine rack, a storage box or anything else that takes your fancy. 


The transformation is limited only by your creativity.

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Sony NW-A808

April 26, 2007

The A808 has been designed with elegance in mind. The graphite-black matte finish is complimented by a stylish silver trimming (They got rid of the candy colours starting from Sony Ericsson Z610i for a more serious look). It’s ever so slightly smaller than the nano and weighs a mere 10g more, despite being capable of playing full-screen video. Screen size is important when you’re going to be watching video on a device, and the A808’s screen is a very attractive 2-inch 240 x 320-pixel color QVGA LCD screen.

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