Don’t we all hate the mess created by wires, so here is solution for at least one of them – Holeder Earphone Concept. Its simple but a great and practical concept. Just interlock the earphones around your neck and the messy wires are no longer a problem. This concept comes from South Korea by designer Yoonsang Kim. Great work.
Bill Durovchic has created a weird mechanical machine – Magnetic Gear Box. Though it doesn’t do a thing except that the energy used by the machine is rendered useless, but you can have some fun watching the gears move and you can even change the patterns in which they move. Its priced around $310, may be worth spending for some.
Carrying alcohol along wherever you go is about to get a whole lot simple and easy. Strange as it sounds, powdered alcohol is on way to the bars. Of all the things in the world, I never thought this would happen. Now that it is happening, I’ll buy it; hell I’ll buy it to keep stock. No word on pricing or availability yet.
Transformer Sneakers sound cheesy and outright weird. They’re simply not even close to being as awesome as the “real” Transformers, but they probably make some sneaky sneakers. You can’t really wear them, but they do change into fighting robots!
Anime and cartoon fans can give the new iPod Shuffle company with these silicone covers inspired by Naruto and Disney characters. The Naruto covers look way better, only the Akatsuki cover seems a bit lame. Disney covers are good too, but Naruto wins hands down.
Artist Robert Shuttleworth makes cute robot figures using junk and tarnished metal. He works under the name SHUTTLEWERKS and his artistically cute creations are called NOBOTS. A bit of creativity does take things a long way.
It’s hard to give up something we are very familiar with, and well, buttons on gadgets are one of those things. Multi-touch devices could be a lot more comfortable if displays developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University get to the market. These displays have physical buttons that remain dormant, but once they are needed, air is pumped and the buttons become visible and ready for use. Watch the video here.
Students from the Arizona State University’s College of Design have an unusually odd design with the “Go With The Flow” toilet. It functions like a squat toilet, and can tone up the abdominal and back muscles (yeah, that’s the yoga connection). There’s a hint of environment friendliness as well; it uses less water for flushing and can reuse water from hand washing.
Manga fans will soon be able to get hold of their favorites online, and officially. Plans are afoot by Japanese book publisher Shogakukan to make translated Mangas available online, and put a rein on the illegal copies. But they will likely limit it to Japanese and US subscribers only.
From Akihabara News:
Since this company only hired someone with half a working brain, they couldn’t resist screwing it up by ONLY limiting the website to Japanese and US visitors… Yep… I know… Piracy will still kick idiots like these.
Blackbird Guitars is going to launch the Super OM (Orchestra Model) Carbon Fiber Guitar. This black beauty has an extremely light one-piece carbon fiber body, an asymmetrical sound hole and a hollow neck. The Super Om has a awesome design, easy access 21 frets with the sound-hole on the edge. Price varies from $1,899 to $2,039. Simply Great! Great! Great!