Color cupboard keeps your selection of books in a color coded circular shelves, much like a color wheel. Yeah, cool stuff, but nowhere near as good as the walking bookshelf.
Available in styles like the Samurai Sword and Wise Wizard, this shoulder strapped weapon will keep you filled with the most important of all necessities: beer. The insulated sling can hold five cans, while a place in the shoulder strap offers room for another, taking the total to six cans. Yep, that should work good enough. Costs $20.
Untitled Motorcycles is a group of three guys in London making custom motorcycles. Each of the designs is elegant, done with classy styling and quality mechanics. Untitled says the idea isn’t about power, but about motorcycles that speak the soul. They start off with old motorcycles and bring them back to life with classic looks.
Landmines are responsible for scarring thousands of lives across war torn countries, and they still continue to wreak havoc. To get people’s attention to the plight of landmine victims, UNICEF orchestrated a creative campaign. They placed “landmine stickers” with self-adhesive tops in front of booths, and when people unwittingly stepped on these stickers, they saw the sticker’s reverse side drawn in the shape of a landmine. The action reminded people that such simple strolls could prove deadly to thousands in many countries. UNICEF says the campaign turned out successful, with increased donations and visits.
Sunscreens and shades are so passe when you can cover your face in glass that makes it look like you came from a hard day of arc welding. Made out of the same material as luxurious eyewear, the giant glasses almost cover the entire face. They keep the sun away, the face safe, and the wearer looking like a weirdo. Something tells me many people won’t have any problems with the weirdo part, as long as the product works as advertised.
Even walking to the coffee machine is a pain when you have something like a gazillion cups of coffee everyday. Ergo, this handheld espresso maker is a blessing that will bestow a cuppa upon you without forcing you to leave your seat. It has the appearance of an icecream scoop, has gas cartridges to fumble up 9 bars of pressure, and you can use a trigger to get it going. The cartridges cost $16 while the coffee maker itself clocks in at $190.
Yay for multifunction and multipurpose equipment. The crovel is basically a combination of a shovel and a crowbar but it really is more than that. It’s like the swiss army knife of tools. It can be a hammer, a saw, a machette and even a bottle opener when you need to show off. Also, it should be the default weapon in some upcoming video game, like the crowbar in Half Life. Costs $45.
Rejoice, lovers separated by distance, and the pervy perversons wanting more out of internet sex chat. The device may sure be tacky, but then kisses sometimes manage to say a lot more than words could ever manage to get across. Besides, distance is the worst enemy of lovers. Japan’s Kajimoto Research Laboratory has come up with a straw like device that can apparently capture the essence of a kiss and transfer it over the internet to be repeated by a similar device at the other end. You have to “kiss” the gadget and it will apparently get the kiss across, together with the manner of breathing, tongue moistness and the gross feeling of kissing a writhing plastic straw.
Apple has announced a refresh of the iMac line, while is isn’t otherworldly, they have made a few interesting and significant changes. Prices still start off at $1199 for the 21.5-inch version that comes with a new 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and 512MB of AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics. Top of the line 27-inch version costs $1999 and has 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 CPU and 1GB of AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics to show off. Additionally, both models mentioned here will get a Thunderbolt jack, and FaceTime HD camera.
Advent of flexible OLED screens holds the promise of revamping gadget design. Tiny miniaturization levels we can go to in circuitry will be able to go hand in hand with portability once we master the art of folding display screens. Feno folding notebook concept from designer Niels van Hoof plays around the tunes of folding OLEDs to create a super-portable laptop that has an extra hinge along the screen to fold the screen and fold the laptop into one tiny package.