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The Baby Mop makes tots earn their keep

Posted in Humor by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

The Baby Mop makes tots earn their keepWhy did I not think of this? With the Baby mop, having a baby means never having a dirty floor again. It’s brilliant! They call them rugrats because they are always crawling all over the floor anyway. Junior can make himself useful while he’s whining about that overflowing diaper. Put some elbow grease into it, give it a little drool for that extra shine.

It lets you get on with neglect while baby learns a work ethic. Child services may not like it, but I bet their floor is filthy. Too bad there’s no purchase information. Probably just a gag. Too bad, cause I think some swiffer pads on the opposite side would complete the suit.

Pixel Art Jackets for books

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Pixel Art Jackets for booksThese Pixel art book jackets really add to your geek cred. They are a great way to not only dress up your books, but to add some decorative nerd-flair to your home.

The folks over at icoeye have compiled a great guide and a PDF that you can download to add some geeky style to your library. Pretty cool. You can download the template to create your own designs too.

Aquavolo showerhead both rains and pours

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Aquavolo showerhead both rains and poursThe Aquavolo showerhead from Italy’s Bossini looks pretty stylish and modern, but that isn’t all it has going for it. It will give you the option to choose between either a pouring out waterfall style shower or a rain shower.

You know, because sometimes you just want something different. Just flip the stainless steel shower fixture up or down to switch between the two. Maybe your wife prefers to re-enact shampoo commercials under a waterfall, while posing and smiling, while you prefer to just get rained on. Whatever floats your boat.

VHS Toaster wins toaster format war against Bagelmax

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

VHS Toaster wins toaster format war against BagelmaxOkay. Not really. But that’s how a format war would play out with this VHS toaster. It may look like a typical Daewoo VCR, but this one takes slices of bread instead of VHS tapes.

It actually toasts the letters VHS onto the toast. It only gets better if someone makes one that toasts movie scenes onto your bread. When your VCR is toast, then by all means let it make toast. Video below.

Sonic Design’s Tough Times Belt Puncher

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Sonic Design’s Tough Times Belt PuncherIt ain’t easy getting by in these tough economic times. That’s why Sonic Design, a Brooklyn based company, has developed the Tough Times Belt Puncher for the tough times we are all enduring due to the credit crunch.

If you’re feeling squeezed by the current economic climate and are forced to go on a recession diet, (Usually consisting of Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches or worse SPAM) this belt is for you. It uses a 3-disc adjustment mechanism allowing the user to dial in their annual net income and estimated cost of living. The hole punch is positioned an appropriate distance from the last hole according to the economic situation and personal needs of the user.

Underground Time Capsule comes too late for my childhood

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Underground Time Capsule comes too late for my childhoodKids are like dogs. They make messes, they dig stuff, they bury stuff…Some slobber all over themselves. They love to bury things and dig them up like 20 years later. Check out this awesome toy that I never had as a kid. The Underground Time Capsule.

It’s designed to go underground and hide precious objects for future generations(Or yourself) to find. You know, Baseball cards, bottle caps, a porn mag or two. What makes this so interesting is that it makes the process easier for you with a screw-on rock at the top, allowing you to add new items without digging it up again.

Windows Mobile 6.5 OS unveiled

Posted in Windows by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Windows Mobile 6.5 OS unveiledIt’s been long overdue and at long last Microsoft has redesigned the Windows Mobile interface. No doubt users will like the honeycomb layout and the Zune-like feel. There’s more to like with no-waiting voice mail, cloud-syncing MyPhone online service, and a new app store. Hey, where have I heard this before?

Things are not only meant to be finger friendly, but are designed to be used with one hand. The design on some of the screens has clearly been inspired by Windows Media Center and much of the information can be accessed by simply swiping up/down, left/right.

LG GD900 transparent phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

LG GD900 transparent phoneThe LG GD900 has just been unveiled, and the transparent keypad phone is a real looker. It’s definitely a first. The phone is just 13mm thick and features a slide out keypad that’s see through, knocking the iPhone dead as far as cool looks. It may be crystal clear, but the LG GD900 keypad will still glow if you are in the dark.

There aren’t many details about what’s going on inside other than HSDPA, but it’s due out Q2 this year. We do know that there’s a second camera on the front for video calls, and we’re guessing it’s also a music phone, with a proper headphone jack and may have Dolby Mobile inside.

Casio Exilim C721 with 5 megapixel camera

Posted in Casio by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Casio Exilim C721 with 5 megapixel cameraCasio is a name more associated with watches and Hello Kitty phones than quality cell phones, but that doesn’t mean they can’t deliever one. This new 5 megapixel shooter from Casio is known as the Exilim C721, keeping the name of Casio’s line of digital cameras.

It features autofocus capability and a high resolution WVGA rotating display that makes it more natural to capture images while using a phone. The image quality and features won’t be as good as a standalone digital camera, but what are you gonna do?

Panasonic’s first Blood Pressure Monitor with SD Card

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Panasonic’s first Blood Pressure Monitor with SD CardPanasonic recently unveiled it’s first Blood Pressure monitor with an SD card slot. You can save health data on the SD card for up to 5 different people. Tip: If you have 5 people in your house unhealthy enough to need this device, you are in some serious trouble and should probably be in the hospital right now.

The data can be read via your computer or your doctor‘s PC. No word on pricing yet. All I know is that the 5 of you better start exercising pretty darn quick.

Alcohol Shot Gun

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Alcohol Shot GunThis Alcohol shot gun is light on design, but heavy on shooting alcohol into the mouths of others, or yourself. Great way to re-enact your favorite movies as you soak others with expensive alcohol.

Forget the fact that it doesn’t look threatening. Forget the fact that it resembles one of those cookie press guns. Just make someone drink up with extreme prejudice. Nothing on price or availability, but once the folks at UrbanTrend put their booze guns down and sober up, maybe they’ll let us know.

Canova dual screen laptop inches closer to production

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2009

Canova dual screen laptop inches closer to productionThis cool dual screen laptop concept from V12 designs may actually get into production soon. That’s due to the fact that V12 Design has teamed up with American firm Estari to help with development. Estari knows about developing dual screen computer things, including a 2-VU dual screen laptop from 2007.

In fact, their web page has changed to reflect the news that they’ve teamed up with V12 Design to make a laptop that looks something like this. If it turns out at all like this, it could very well revolutionize the laptop.

Bitstream announces open public beta for BOLT mobile browser

Posted in Bitstream by Shane McGlaun on February 16th, 2009

BOLT Mobile BrowserOne of the biggest problems on many handsets when it comes time to surf the Internet on the go is the browser offered on the phone. Many mobile web browsers force users to view websites in a way that makes navigation difficult and runs the surfing experience we are used to.

Bitstream announced today that it is offering a free public beta for its BOLT web browser that promises to allow users of high-end and low-end cell phones alike to surf the web with a desktop like experience. BOLT allows users to view full desktop style web pages and to zoom in on sections they want to view closer.

Clue Secrets & Spies uses text messaging for hints

Posted in Hasbro by Shane McGlaun on February 16th, 2009

Clue: Secrets & SpiesOne of my favorite board games when I was a kid was Clue. Figuring out who killed Col. Mustard and what they used to do it was great fun. The game has hung around and is now a classic with the same game play that many of us grew up on. Hasbro is also announcing new versions of the game with updated game play.

The latest version is called Clue: Secrets & Spies and has players trying to infiltrate a criminal league as a super spy. Players try to figure out who Agent Mustard and Agent Scarlet are and complete missions independently.

Kingston unveils 16GB microSDHC card

Posted in Kingston by Shane McGlaun on February 16th, 2009

Kingston 16GB microSDHC CardOne of the things I want most on my iPhone is expandable memory. Most smartphones include a microSD card slot that allows you to add more storage for music, images, and other files as you need to. Phones that are compatible with microSDHC cards can offer even more storage capacity with a single small card.

Kingston has announced a new microSDHC card that offers 16GB of storage capacity. According to Kingston, that is enough storage for more than 3,000 songs, over 9,000 images at 5-megapixel resolution and more than 16 hours of video.