Archive for June, 2008

This Nokia phone is pure trash – literally

This Nokia phone is pure trash – literally

Nokia has decided to try their hand at a green phone, it is a growing trend so perhaps it's time for them to jump on the bandwagon as well. Although this is still a concept design, the fact that they are trying their hand at it even is a good sign.

The USB 4-Port Hub with Notebook Light

The USB 4-Port Hub with Notebook Light

If you're looking for a USB hub with more than one use, besides being one of the many that just happens to look cool. This little guy is a nice alternative, it not only has 4 different ports but a light as well.

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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The Big Time Wall Clock for the absent-minded

The Big Time Wall Clock for the absent-minded

If you have a tendency to completely flake on what time it is, this giant wall clock is a nice reminder to keep you on time. The massive clock is large enough that no matter how busy you get, you can't possibly miss the time.

The Hitachi HP-CN11 Swarvoski crystal earbuds

The Hitachi HP-CN11 Swarvoski crystal earbuds

Apparently I'm on a shiny kick this morning, because I've managed to write up two different very shiny gadgets so far. This set of earbuds is looking overly girly already in the pretty pink and even has a Swarvoski crystal thrown in.

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.

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.

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam first for Mac from company

Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam first for Mac from company

Mac-owners, cease your ongoing protests against the cold-shoulder of Logitech.  The peripheral company has announced its latest webcam, the Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam for Mac, and while it may resemble just about any other recent model from Logitech's range, in actual fact it's the first they've made that's Apple-compatible. 

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!