Category : gadgets

New Trees

May 9th, 2010 by Jeff | 0

German photographer Robert Voit has taken a terrific series of photos of what he calls New Trees, examples of cellphone antennae camouflaged as trees.


January 4th, 2010 by Jeff | 0


The SBU self-balancing unicycle is slightly less geeky than a Segway.

Hippo Rollers

September 14th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

A great example of better living through better design, the Hippo Roller.


July 30th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Let me be the first to welcome our iPhone robot overlords.

Vine Creeping From Your Outlet

June 12th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Tokyo designer Shunsuke Umiyama has created AC Adapter Midori, a mobile phone charger that looks like a vine.

Vintage Computing

April 6th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Here’s a nice set of vintage computer ads.


Goatee Saver

March 12th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

I’ve never grown a goatee, but if I could I’d probably use the Goatee Saver to keep it trimmed nice and neat. Remember “your goatee helps fashion your identity,” so keep it tidy.


February 24th, 2009 by Jeff | 1 comment

Bay Area engineer Ugo Conti has created a boat inspired by insects that might change the way certain seagoing ships will look from now on. The WAM-V, Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel, is an ultralight flexible catamaran that is designed to flex and skim over waves rather than pierce or push through them. The ship also has a modular design to allow the cabin to be swapped out quickly– it can go from a research vessel to rescue boat in less than an hour. With the ship’s light weight and very low draft, it’s a fuel sipper, with a maximum range of 5,000 miles. Take a look at Proteus in action.

Beard Head

February 18th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Not everyone can grow a thick, full beard every winter. And for us, there is Beard Head. Beard Head knit beard caps combine the comfort and warmth of a traditional knit cap with the amazing styling of having a massive beard and moustache growing on your face.


A Cyborg Goes Shopping

February 7th, 2009 by Jeff | 0


Some nerds at MIT have developed a wearable computer system that projects Internet data onto any surface. Pattie Maes of the lab’s Fluid Interfaces group says the device hopes to create a new digital sixth sense for humans.

On Their Wrists in Tokyo

May 27th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

As the site says, if you’re looking for a super cool watch, then you’ve just found the only place to buy one. At least the only place online in Engrish. Indeed, most of the watches at Tokyo Flash are super cool, though some of the watches, like the JLr7, are a little heavier on form than function. There are 12 lights for the hour, 3 for “quarter past”, “half past” & “quarter to” and 14 lights for the times in between. There are also 3 other lights which show the seconds ticking by. Yeah not that easy to tell the time at glance.


January 28th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

Well that was quick. Here’s a manila envelope sleeve fer yer MacBook Air.

Tilt Viewer

October 26th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

From Airtight Interactive, the folks who brought us the awesome Simple Viewer photo gallery flash app., comes Tilt Viewer. It may not be better, but it’s more fun.

Vanity Ring

October 16th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

German digital media artist Markus Kison has come up with a VanityRing that displays the number of Google hits your name returns. Each night you can place it in a docking station to refresh your hits.

Hand Soaps

September 1st, 2007 by Jeff | 0

These hand soaps creep me out.


July 18th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Interactive Telecommunications student Joo Youn Paek has created some really great objects. Pillowig is one of the best. It lets users to sleep comfortably whenever and whenever they’d like.

Growing Business Cards

May 23rd, 2007 by Jeff | 0

London designer Jamie Wieck hands out Growing Business Cards which sprout alfalfa or cress when dipped in water.

Flexible Seating

February 20th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Take a look at this flexible seating from Vancouver-based furniture company Molo Design. It’s made from kraft paper and it’s 100% recyclable and looks like a slinky. Read more info.

Fusion at Home

November 21st, 2006 by Jeff | 0

A 17 year-old Michigan high school student created a nuclear fusion device in his parent’s garage. The reactor, which took two years and 1,000 hours to research to build, uses deuterium gas and about 40,000 volts of electricity.

Future of the User Interface

November 4th, 2006 by Jeff | 0

This is going to change the way we interact with machines from now on, proclaims NYU research scientist Jeff Han. He’s been working on a new touch-driven computer screen that does away with the mouse and keyboard and lets you control the screen by touching it at mulitple points. The only way to explain it is to see it. Or you can read more at Jeff Han’s site.