This iPhone is worth its weight in gold, literally. Created by Goldstriker‘s Stuart Hughes, the phone’s body is made of solid gold, and the Apple logo is covered in diamonds, 53 22-carat diamonds to be precise. It is priced at $34,290.
A recent survey backs the status of some cars as “chick magnets.” The survey by UK based illicitencounters website, which incidentally is the country’s largest extra-marital dating site says nearly 21% of their clients have a top-notch luxury car. Well, that’s conventional wisdom backed by statistics!
As soon as I open my mouth to sing, my “melodious” voice makes people request (or threaten) me to shut up. That is the case with a lot of people, and Japan Trust Technology apparently has a solution in the Mute Mic for the Nintendo Wii. The soundproof cup with the microphone makes it soundproof, so no matter how loud you sing, it’s only the mic that catches your voice, the surroundings remain perfectly calm. It costs $35 and is available only in Japan.
What makes the Canon Mixed Reality Aquarium awesome is that it beautifully combines the real world with a virtual undersea experience. Just put on the gadget, and the place gets filled with CG fish swimming around. Canon has not decided if it will make a product out of this gadget, but I can think of a number of games that would absolutely rock with this thing. Hell, any game will get better with the Mixed Reality thing.
Who doesn’t like listening to music while cruising down the road? It probably isn’t such a good idea if you’re on a motorcycle, but if you are going to do it, the Tweed iPod Helmet should be your weapon of choice. Granted, the iPod doesn’t look very comfortable on that helmet, but it’s likely a better fit than it appears.
Microbots created by Micromuscle are small enough to live inside a human body. Under the effect of a small voltage, they can morph into complex structures, change shape and volume. All this holds great potential application for medical science, but they are currently concentrating on “catheters that can steer themselves through the bloodstream, drug delivery mechanisms that can deploy multiple substances on command, and even microscopic robots that can pick up tiny things and move them tiny distances.”
The futuristic 3D robots were designed by David Lohr. Entitled “Lets Speak Science” it is an entire series of robots commisioned by German agency Neteye for some product line of Nivea Men. A very interesting idea for an ad campaign, that wouldn’t have to work hard to grab attention.
English explorer Henry Hudson reached Manhattan 400 years ago. Then, it was just an island covered in forests and wetlands where wild animals roamed. The Manhattan of 1609 has been recreated by computers, and it obviously is in stark contrast to the Manhattan of 2009.
Taikkun Lin has designed a way to generate power in a perfect eco friendly way. By using old bicycle parts and fan motors combined with prayer wheels, LED’s could be used for lighting the streets. So the next time you are visiting a Buddhist monastery and spinning a prayer wheel you could be helping in lighting up a street. What a way to pray and at the same time help the planet go green.