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Sharp LC-32GP3U LCD TVs for gamers

Sharp LC-32GP3U LCD TVs for gamers

Oh, add onto the end of that model number another hyphen (-) and your choice of B, R, or W for Black, Red Wine, or White which are your bezel color choices (are they really marketing to gamers with colors like Red Wine?). They are apparently very bright and offer a 176 degree viewing angle.

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Cord Lamp – The Non-Cordless Lamp

Cord Lamp – The Non-Cordless Lamp

In my experience dealing with cords is nothing short of a monumental hassle. One cord is too long, another too short, you trip over them and knock them loose… the list goes on. The bottom line is that cords = Hassle.

Apparently though, it’s not true with everyone because Swedish design group ‘Form Us With Love” has created a Cord Lamp. It embraces the cord and puts it on display (Why do I feel like I should be doing performance art as I say that?). Anyway, let’s get down to it. The lamp has a completely flexible “cord” that allows you to shape the way it stands. Its “cord” base, however, is sturdy so it wont topple over. It seems this is one (probably the only one) appliance it’s ok for the cord to show.

It come with an uncovered 60w bulb that really brings the whole piece together. You could purchase one from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for $150.

Standing Cord Lamp [via OhGizmo!]

The Intelligent Lantern – Smart and Functional

The Intelligent Lantern – Smart and Functional

Camping is something my whole family really enjoys. The best part being all the nifty gadgets you can buy to make your ‘back to the basics’ vacation not so basic after all.

The Intelligent Lantern would be one such gadget. It’s equipped with a digital clock, speakers, radio and an mp3 hookup. Not to mention its primary function… its light can be seen from over a mile away with its ‘dual articulating lanterns’.

This is definitely my kind of lantern. Not only does it serve its purpose but cuts down on space and equipment by serving several other purposes as well. If you know any camping enthusiasts you may want to add the Intelligent Lantern to your shopping list.

An Unexpected Convergence Device: The Lantern [via Crave]

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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The Happy Hour Lamps

The Happy Hour Lamps

Brightly colored lamps that don't completely look like the should be in an 8 year olds room can be hard to come by sometimes. This Happy Hour Lamp is great for any age, that is of course if you can handle the pretty yellows, oranges, blues and greens.

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