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Review: Wicked Lasers are truly wicked

Posted in Review by Darrin Olson on August 3rd, 2008

Review of Wicked Lasers Elite 125Wicked Lasers recently gave us the opportunity to check out one of their popular laser pointers, which gave us quite a surprise. Actually, before we received it we called it a laser pointer but not any more. Wicked Lasers assured us that it is not a laser pointer – it truly is a wicked laser, and we can’t disagree.

The sample product we received was from the Elite Series of green lasers, specifically the Elite 125. This laser appears to be around the middle of the road for the different lasers offered by Wicked Lasers. The average output power according to the company runs from 125mW to 149mW. They also have lasers in their catalog with as little as 50mW and as much as 300mW. The Elite 125 for us had plenty of power and made it very clear why this is not a laser pointer for regular presentations. For starters it would be difficult to see anything on a presentation screen because the light from the laser is way too bright, even from across a large room. Also, the crowd would be so distracted by what you’re using to point with they’d never pay attention to anything else you’re trying to show them.

Giant LED clock shelf is all about time and your stuff

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2008

Giant LED clock shelf is all about time and your stuff
Here’s a neat large LED clock that also doubles as a bookshelf and holds your stuff. Pretty nifty space saving idea. The area not taken up by shelf space contains LED strips that act as a clock. And when you look for the time, you’ll always see your stuff. Whether it’s your prize Spiderman statue, porn award or even your mint condition Ewok village, it will be displayed in style. I think Lucas in Carbonite would look swell above this thing.

Most expensive Leatherman ever costs $40,000

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2008

Most expensive Leatherman ever costs $40,000
Normally if you are a DIY kind of guy, you would just whip out your Leatherman or other similarly priced multi-tool. But if you want to fix things in style, while worrying about breaking a $40,000 tool this Leatherman is for you.

It’s more for say, the handyman in charge of a palace, or the rapper who has absolutely run out of bling options. Leatherman’s 25th annivesary Argentum collection is all about looks, but they still are fully functional. The collection ranges from the $12,000 Acanto to the $40,000 Dorado, and are the work of artist Adrian Pollarols.

The Apple “iThink” concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2008

The Apple “iThink” conceptConsider this a concept that that might have been and may still be, should Steve Jobs get a bit too enamored with The Matrix. It could be the next hot Apple item, leaving the iPod and iPhone in the dust. Designer Paul Micarelli came up with it.

The Symbiosis™ Neural Interface:Direct brain-computer link means your mind and computer are one. It sports Intel Fusion™, Quantum Processing that uses the power of the atom to instantly compute at the speed of thought., Holographic Data Storage thanks to the iThink’s tiny internal holochip with an amazing individual capacity of over 666 Yottabytes for seemingly infinite augmented memory, Intra-neural Communication lets you mentally allow or block any kind of signal you want. With the iThink, it wont be long until you are docking yourself like some Borg in the hive collective, rather then docking your iPod.

Kid kidnaps himself to buy a Wii

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2008

Kid kidnaps himself to buy a WiiApparently it’s a true story, even though it sounds more like a comedy movie. A kid named Yang from China wasn’t to happy that his parents refused to buy him a Wii. So he found a couple of lowlife friends and faked his own kidnapping.

The ransom they demanded was $1,400 USD. The geniuses got nabbed trying to withdraw it from an ATM machine. Yang’s cut of the money would have bought him a Wii for sure, although I’m certain it would have been suspicious that he suddenly has a Wii right after.

Jamo jams with R 907 tower speaker

Posted in Speakers,Supercomputer by Nino Marchetti on August 1st, 2008

Jamo R 907

Jamo recently released a slightly cheaper (we assume) version of a flagship tower speaker. This particular model is called the R 907.

Jamo is a brand of Klipsch and concentrates on mostly making speakers. This particular speaker features dipolar engineering and electrodynamic speakers to deliver what is described as “the impression of a larger room.” In this environment the audio comes out from both sides of the speaker.

BeeB @-space creates personal computing furniture space

Posted in Furniture by Nino Marchetti on August 1st, 2008

BeeB @-space

Here’s a nice little piece of furniture to help you kick off a weekend of gaming and personal entertainment time. It’s the BeeB @-space chair and it sports a hefty price tag of €3290.

The BeeB @-space is designed to be your personal computing space. It comes with an integrated 2.1-speaker system and built-in cables for computer, 19-inch screen and keyboard. You can use your keyboard and mouse while seated via a knee-top board with a grain-filled cushion bottom.

Sylvania unveils low cost laptops

Posted in Notebooks by Nino Marchetti on August 1st, 2008

Sylvania G Netbook

Sylvania – that’s right, Sylvania – is geared up to release a low cost notebook to the masses. The new G Netbook will reportedly cost around $400 starting.

The Sylvania G Netbook, according to Sylvania, will make use of Intel’s new Atom processor. A 7-inch display model is reportedly already available, with 8.9- and 10-inch models set to follow soon. The newer Netbook models will let consumers choose from either Linux-based gOS or Microsoft XP operating systems.

Dell’s got some new Inspiron PCs up its sleeve

Posted in Computers by Nino Marchetti on August 1st, 2008

Dell Inspiron 518

Dell this week unveiled two new Inspiron PCs – one is a desktop for family activities and the other is a laptop geared towards students. The Inspiron 518 desktop prices at around $350 for a basic model, while the Inspiron 13 laptop costs around $700 at Wal-Mart.

Dell had this to say of its two computers, both of which are available now. “The Inspiron 13 laptop is a great choice for back to school shoppers looking for a small, light, highly efficient mobile PC. With a starting weight of just under 5 pounds, the Inspiron 13 combines a simple and clean design encased in glossy Pacific blue with black trim. Smart features include a 13-inch high definition display, capacitive touch media buttons, 8-in-1 media card reader and slot-load DVD drive. Optional features include built-in wireless networking, built-in webcam and Bluetooth connectivity.

‘Rithm’ speaker is a beautiful Star Trek symbol

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2008

‘Rithm’ speaker is a beautiful Star Trek symbol
Danish company Davone’s Rithm speaker combines quality sound with art. I wonder if they knew they were creating an artful Star Trek symbol as well. It says, “I’m in Starfleet and I own cool stuff. Deal.” The speaker has a 8-inch coaxial driver with a 1-inch dome tweeter in the center of the woofer. Davone will tell ya that the layers of glue and wood that make the frame actually give it extra damping and reduce vibrations for superior sound quality. Get one in walnut, oak, or black stained oak. It’s perfect decor for your Starship’s ready-room.

Wii Fit balance board gets an LCD display

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2008

Wii Fit balance board gets an LCD display
Surely Nintendo didn’t think they would be the only Balance Board dealer in town. Njoy will introduce its own version of the Wii Fit accessory on September 12th. It’s a bit more-expensive at $130. But hey, their model has a built-in LCD display, set just forward enough to see it past your huge gut. Presumably it displays weight etc.

Toyota’s Winglet wants to compete with Segway

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2008

Toyota’s Winglet wants to compete with Segway
Segway has been trying like hell to revolutionize how humans get around and it seems like they are selling more as gas prices go up. Toyota wants to give them some competition with the Toyota Winglet. The name alone doesn’t inspire much confidence. The Winglet’s body has a 10.4 x 18-inch footprint and stands 3.7-feet tall, depending upon the model you choose.(They come in S, M, or L models)

The electric motor can do a max 6km/h cruising speed for up to 10km. The user controls the Winglet by shifting his weight to move it forward and back or make turns. Consumer testing should begin at the Central Japan International Airport this fall with more testing in crowded places planned for 2009. It looks pretty sily, but as gas prices go up, it begins to look beter and better. Check out a video below.

IDC says worldwide cell phone shipments grew 15.3% in Q2

Posted in Mobile Phones by Shane McGlaun on August 1st, 2008

Nokia N96Mobile phones are one of the hottest categories of electronic devices around the world. While the smartphone gets most of the press and is one of the biggest growth categories in the segment, most users still opt for basic phones.

According to research, firm IDC worldwide cell phone shipments grew 15.3% in Q2 2008 with 306 million phones shipped. In Q1 2008, 289.7 million phones were shipped total. In Q2 of 2007, 265.4 million cell phones were shipped for a 15.3% increase. Smartphones are still seeing year-over-year growth of 40%.

Formation doubles ToughDisk 3500 rugged HDD capacity

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on August 1st, 2008

Formation ToughDiskThere are many places in the military and enterprise environments where a standard 3.5-inch hard drive just won’t work. In the military, hard drives find their way into all sorts of applications from mobile command centers to aircraft where vibration and shock are big issues.

One provider of SATA hard drives — called Formation — has a hard drive that was designed especially for environments where a normal hard drive won’t work and the only alternative is expensive, and lower capacity SSDs. Formation has announced that it has doubled the capacity of its ToughDisk 3500 SATA Rugged hard drive.