A company called Swiss Military Watch has created a video to show how tough the watch can actually be. The company may be a virtual no-namer, but the watch sure does look tough. The watch in question is the 7750 Valjoux, and it can survive gunshots, blowing up by a stick of dynamite, and it can work even 20,000 feet under water. Probably worth the $4428 price tag.
The Puma Pitcrew deserve applause for the ingenuity and creativity they have shown in creating a life size F1 car from their clothing line, complete with wheels and all. Also since they have a deal with Ferrari, they get to complete the car with the prancing horse badge.
Rubik’s Cube, the frustrating scourge for the mind that looks like a cube, has now been created with stained glasses for sides. It doesn’t make it any bit easier, but sort of makes the puzzle look better.
The Robot Tiles created by Hiroo Iwata keep themselves under your feet, no matter how or where you walk. The “tiles” are actually small vehicles that detect your movement and move to take position right under your feet as you walk. They are covered in a layer of Kuralon EC, which is a touch sensitive conductive fabric. This fabric detects the pressure applied by the walker and determines the direction and the position of the next step. Ultrasonic sensors relay information to other tiles so they can also move accordingly.
Many alarm clocks choose to go the scary way to get you up from your slumber, but this one has chosen the path of patriotism. It will start with patriotic music, flag raising and finally, a cannon boom will definitely get you out of your sleep. Innovative, but sadly it doesn’t have a price tag yet.
Sony Ericsson has unveiled its cool new Motion Activated MH907 Headphones, and they’ve gone to the length of claiming that the new headphones will revolutionise personal audio, and that may very much be the case. The headset uses SensMe technology where capacitive sensors in earbuds can check if they are in the user’s ears and control the mobile phone accordingly. This will make it easier for users to answer calls while listening to music, and switching back to music after the call. The headphones will only be compatible with Sony Ericsson phones with the “fast port” connector and will cost $57.
The vintage lighter cufflinks appear to be great for smokers. They’ll let you light the stick in style, and there’s no problem of fumbling around for a lighter. The cufflinks are made from 50 year old working vintage lighters and are handmade. They cost $40, but appear to have been sold out at the moment.
This bulb is supposed to draw your attention towards your carbon footprint, but it reminds me more of vampires or probably the devil himself. Designer Mike Thompson’s Blood Lamp concept is an imaginary, satanic design piece. To make the bulb glow, you are supposed to break the top of the glass, then cut your finger on the jagged edge, and let the blood flow into the lamp and add a some sort of a tablet to the mix. Voila! Satan shows his power and the bulb glows. The designer plans to exhibit the lamp at Discovery09 at Nemo, Amsterdam on the 25th of September.