It would seem that lately people are putting more thought into the simple appliances such as the toaster. Which, I find very cool because I believe it’s good to question how we do even the little things.
Looking for a way to personalize your Wii a bit? Now you can purchase these all new skins for it. If you go to the manufacturer’s site they have pages of these skins to choose from, which means it’s highly unlikely that your friends will have the same ones.
Want a different crazy thumb drive from the Solid Alliance? Now they have created a cute heart shaped one. Now, you may be wondering why I didn’t post this before Valentine’s Day, it being heart shaped and all. That would be because the geniuses over at Solid Alliance released it the day after V-day.
Last October I pledged to make it my life's work to acquire Sega Toys' adorable Yume Neko Smile, a robot cat that momentarily seized the blogosphere with its lifelike movements and blinking eyes. True to my post, I emailed Sega and begged/cajoled/threatened them, sadly never to receive a reply. Then, early in December, a kindly commenter left word that CScout Japan were selling Yume Neko - I instantly fired off an email hoping to get a PR contact; instead, they were generous enough to send me one themselves.
And that brings us up to now, and the story of how a white, furry automaton stole my heart.
Back in the eighties, my aunt & uncle had a Teasmade on their bedside table. I, being a young and impressionable sort, thought it was the height of high-technology - imagine, a fresh cup of tea newly brewed for when you wake! - and despite not even liking tea was desperate for one of my own.
Had I known Matty Salin back then, perhaps I would've been less ready to sell my soul for a water-boiling alarm clock. His Wake'n'Bacon, with its ability to freshly grill a rasher or two by the time you're due to rise, blows the Goblin out the water.
If fingers could talk, then a) we'd be living in some hideous Cronenberg world with misplaced mouths and unending horror round every corner, and b) The Boy Genius' digits would have a book deal by now. As it is, they have to tell their story via exclusive photos and articles, such as this unboxing of Cingular's BlackBerry 8800.