Another day, another piece of Tron merchandise. These light cycle USB flash drives are available in 4GB and 8GB, are available in black and white, and have a flashing wheel base, you know, just like the lightcycles in the movie. The 4GB version costs $25, the 8GB version is priced at $35.
This workstation sits inside what once used to be a piano. The modder salvaged a termite-ridden, non-functional piano and converted it into this cool multi-screen workstation.
TouchMagix Media have unveiled the MagixTable, which they claim is the thinnest multitouch interactive table on offer. The table has 40 touch points, consumes 60% less power as compared to similar computers, and can still display at a rate of 50fps. As far as the specs go, the table has a 350GB HDD, 4gigs of RAM, Nvidia 9400M graphics and runs Apple Mac Mini OS, though it supports Windows 7 as well.
This Steampunk record player may be controlled by an Arduino, but it keeps in line with its Victorian style in not just looks, but also the power source. Simon Jansen created the boiler and engine from “bits and pieces” he had lying around. The speed is regulated to 33 1/3 and is displayed on an analog meter.
Tyler Held is pre-occupied with with re-purposing the discarded. Noticing that society is somehow “trained to believe” that it is easier to replace an object than to repare it, Tyler makes his point not just by repairing, but also by repurposing the same entity. The entertainment system you see here was once a discarded cooking range/ stove. Tyler added new elements to the stove, converting it into one rocking entertainment system.
Moshi Moshi MM03i Bluetooth handset would give all your devices a somewhat “traditional” wired approach. It has a charge/sync cradle for the iPhone, but it can effectively get along with any Bluetooth-enabled device, and route all your calls to the handset that is shaped like the receiver of a landline phone. Using MultiPoing support, the device can bring together the iPhone and the Laptop, allowing it to be used for calls on the iPhone, Skype and regular calls. A 3.5 mm audio output in the device allows you to attach external speakers as well. Costs $181.
Created in Steampunk style and named “The Timekeeper” this computer obviously has a Victorian look, the innards however, hold Athlon 64 Dual Core 4400+ CPU, 2 Gigs of RAM, a 160GB SATA hard drive, Windows 7, and you can also make requests for custom/additional items. Priced at $1099.
The Seabird concept was created by Billy May as part of the Mozilla Labs Concept Series. Seabird experiments with and observes how users may interact with the mobile phone as modern technology continues to advance. The concept provides greater and more reliable levels for gestural interfaces, managing to distinguish its user from a crowd. A pico projector with crisp resolution provides further interactivity, virtually behaving as a notebook.
Via: Mozilla Labs
Via: Space Sinkhole
Kinect’s depth cameras seem to have a quiet a few interesting effects. Intel’s Seattle Research Lab has been making use of “Kinect style” cameras for a few intriguing projects. These can bring Legos to life, or make mundane objects interactive. Basically, a lot can be done, like interactive mapping, interactive projection systems, and object recognition to name a few.