Archive for June, 2008

The HomeStar Spa turns your bathroom into a planetarium

The HomeStar Spa turns your bathroom into a planetarium

If you enjoy your baths but candlelight isn't quite the right mood for you, this cool little planetarium is definitely great for those that are in need of mood lighting. With this you can lay back as it casts pretty starry skies onto your walls.

It makes me wish I could sit still long enough to soak in the tub, however, I just tend to enjoy showers way more. For those that aren't as squirmy as I am, you can also flip the planetarium over and have it cast different colors and designs into the water itself.

The Homestar Spa from SEGA Toys is being sold for $70. It might also be cool for those with hot tubs to give different lighting than the boring colored bulbs that are usually featured in hot tubs.

[via geekologie]

TechRestore puts 500 Gigabyte hard drive on MacBook or MacBook Pro

TechRestore puts 500 Gigabyte hard drive on MacBook or MacBook Pro

TechRestore is offering a certified exchange of your hard drive for a new 500 Gig one, but it'll cost you. This procedure will be done within two days and is door to door shipping for an extra $50, if not standard shipping will cost you $20. this company will clone your old hard drive to the new one causing no data loss which is nice and for an extra $40 they will clone a Bootcamp Windows partition.

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Loewe’s the Individual crystal-studded LCD TV

Loewe’s the Individual crystal-studded LCD TV

If you aren't satisfied with just any LCD TV, this overly shiny version will surely keep your friends envious. This limited edition Loewe TV is covered in little crystals all along the edge, to give it that “I have too much money” look.

The TV pictures are displayed at 16:9 cinema format and is 1366 x 768 pixels. The TV decked out in crystals measures 80cm across, diagonally of course. It is sold in black as well as white, although the black looks plenty chic.

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Sony SRT-DG820 AV Receiver with HD Audio launches in Europe

Sony SRT-DG820 AV Receiver with HD Audio launches in Europe

Sony Europe has announced availability of three new home cinema AV receivers, each supporting 1080p 24fps True Cinema high-definition.  The range flagship, the SRT-DG820, also includes full HD audio decoding, including Dolby True HD, dts Master Audio and eight-channel Linear PCM.  All three have HDMI v1.3 inputs together with digital audio and standard A/V inputs, support BRAVIA Sync for unifying remote control, feature auto-calibration and a Sony Digital Media port for plugging in WiFi or Bluetooth adaptors, iPods or Walkman PMPs.

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Readybot domestic robot prototype video: now with Roomba garage

Readybot domestic robot prototype video: now with Roomba garage

The "Readybot Challenge" team have released footage of their domestic robot, intended to demonstrate the feasibility of a home-help robot capable of performing up to 80-percent of routine chores.  This current Readybot prototype - which resembles a dishwasher with a bin-lid dome and outstretched "hug me!" arms - can tidy up mess left on the floor, empty trash and, thanks to a flip-down garage at the back, release a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.

Check out the video of Readybot in action, after the cut!

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