Archive for November, 2007

TiVo service enters Canada

TiVo service enters Canada

Canadian can finally enjoy the famous TiVo service as TiVo announces its availability in Canada. Tivo Series 2DT is the only device that will be sold during the launch giving Canadian consumer up to 80 hours of recording time. The set top box sells for $199 at some stores such as Best Buys and Future Shop. As for the subscription rates, TiVo said it should be close to what US consumers are paying.

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Students create solar blinds

Students create solar blinds

Most of us have blinds hung to try and block out a bit of the light or for just a bit of added privacy. A bunch of college students from Blakewater College have come up with the idea to use those blinds to gather a bit of energy.

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Retro Atari Earrings and Charm

Retro Atari Earrings and Charm

If you miss all those retro Atari games, sometimes its nice to have a little something to remind you of the 'good old days'. I'm sure I've said before, but Etsy is a great resource for original geek gear. This charm and earring set are a great example of that.

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Protean Chair – A Chair to Suit Your Moods

Protean Chair – A Chair to Suit Your Moods

Chairs don’t normally come with many options. You can get some that recline or massage which is nice, but the Protean Chair offers a few different and inventive ideas.

Designer Justin Porcano’s Protean Chair gives you various options for sitting with company. This multi-useable chair can morph into a loveseat with two end tables, two seats that share a middle table or even two seats that face each other for a better conversation atmosphere.

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Bluetooth Helmet – Music for Fast Listeners

Bluetooth Helmet – Music for Fast Listeners

Despite the growing number of deaths caused by people who are so distracted with their music they quit paying attention to the world while only walking, this product is sure find its way into many hands. The Bluetooth Helmet is made for those who prefer more extreme transportation.

The helmet is made of an injection-molded ABS and a polycarbonate with an EPS foam liner. It has an integrated Bluetooth headset so that you can hook it into your iPod. Somehow I feel like this contradicts the whole purpose of a safety helmet.

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OptiWind Mouse – The ‘Cool’ Mouse for Hot Hands

OptiWind Mouse – The ‘Cool’ Mouse for Hot Hands

When you spend a lot of time in front of the computer, whether with work or play, you’re bound to end up with sweaty hands from time to time. The OptiWind Mouse wants to alleviate your sweaty situation.

This mouse comes with a built-in cooling fan to, well, keep your hands cool. It’s simple in concept as well as appearance. There is a manual control for the fan and there are some blue colored LED lights involved.

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Sample Lab – the place for sample freebies

Sample Lab – the place for sample freebies

I love free stuff, whether its pens, key chains, candy, toys, food stuffs, mini shampoos, etc… I want it, they’re free and there, I’ll take it. Anyone who says they don’t like free things they are either lying or in denial. Free things rock and that’s what makes this Japanese idea so awesome.

The Sample Lab is literally that. It’s a place you can go to get free samples of stuff. While technically it isn’t free, you do have to pay an annual $11 fee, it’s still a bargain. Every time you visit you can have up to 5 sample items.

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Bright Blind – The Faux Window

Bright Blind – The Faux Window

I guess I’m rather lucky when it comes to cubicle settings, I just happen to have two windows in my view so I don’t know what it’s like to be “trapped in a cubicle”. However, I’m sure those of you who do will appreciate this prototype by Makoto Hirahara.

The Bright Blind gives you a sense of the outside world (Resident Evil anyone?) using electroluminescent sheets. And if your fake window is pouring in too much sunlight, a simple adjusting of the blind will turn it down for you.

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E-mood Furnitrue Range – Fashion for your Facility

E-mood Furnitrue Range – Fashion for your Facility

If there is one room in the house where functional and practical take reign over style and class, it’s the bathroom. The bathroom, often small and cramped, needs space and outlets above all other things, aside from a toilet, sink and tub/shower that is. Duravit kept that in mind with its e-mood design and brought along a little style and class with it.

The e-mood furniture range is just about everything you could ask for in a bathroom accessory. It comes with all the lighting requirements, via touch LEDs, one may need in the bathroom and with its programmable mood lighting it also comes with all the lighting one may want in the bathroom. This includes a nightlight feature which turns on when it gets dark. You’ll also find a discretely placed tissue and soap dispenser, a cosmetic shelf and of course a hidden power outlet! You’ll also get the e-light element, e-wall fitted storage cabinet and a large illuminated glass e-screen.

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Lucentoptics 120mW EnVee

Lucentoptics 120mW EnVee

Sleek, Elegant, and Awe Inspiring are all words that will without a question, pop into your mind after using a laser as badass as the Lucentoptics EnVee. A powerful 120mW output gives you the power to burn practically anything in sight, and be seen from up to 60Miles. Not to mention, the EnVee comes in a rugged Otterbox Cigar Daddy 2 which fits the entire laser and has room for extra batteries and the keys.

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