Archive for April, 2009

Grossan HydroPulse Nasal Irrigator

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Grossan HydroPulse Nasal IrrigatorSwine Flu got you down? This gadget may help clean your nose from harmful bacteria and other nasty stuff. The Grossan HydroPulse Nasal Irrigator shoots warm saline through your nasal cavities to flush out all the stuff which can cause problems.

Only $149.95. A clean nose is a healthy nose. Many people swear by clearing their sinuses in this way. These days with the pig/bacon/bird/swine flu you can’t be too careful.

Wiimotes get wireless induction charging

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Wiimotes get wireless induction chargingYou’ll be seeing more gadgets with induction technology. It allows you to charge gadgets with no wires. Just place the gadget on the charging surface and it’ll charge up like magic. Which makes you a wizard. Not really. Now you can charge your Wiimotes without taking the rubber sleeves off. For those of you who actually use them.

The Energizer Wiimote Induction Charging System lets you just set your Wiimotes on it and it’ll charge them up automatically. I can’t wait until we are charging everything like this. I want an electric car that can charge just by parking it in a certain spot.

Sony Ericsson W518a approved by FCC, headed for AT&T

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Sony Ericsson W518a approved by FCC, headed for AT&TIf you’ve been wondering how long you would have to wait for Sony Ericsson’s W518a, there’s good news. Not much longer. The FCC just approved the handset and it will be available via AT&T. We still don’t have an exact release date, but it will be arriving in the next few months for sure.

The Sony Ericsson W518a features a QVGA display, external dedicated music controls, stereo Bluetooth connectivity and a 3.2–megapixel camera.

Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray player

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Oppo Digital BDP-83 Blu-ray playerOppo Digital is introducing their first Blu-ray player, the BDP-83. The company is most famous for its upscaling DVD players capable of supporting multiple formats that include SACD, DVD-Audio and HDCD. The BDP-83 has some decent specs.

Like BonusView and BD-Live support, VRS de-interlacing and scaling capabilities, 7.1-channel analog output, Dedicated stereo output, USB connectivity, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio codecs support.

Yinlips TDB G80 MicroPC

Posted in Mobile Accessories by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Yinlips TDB G80 MicroPCYinlips intros yet another portable device with the sad name of Yinlips attached. The TDB G80 MicroPC offers you another MID alternative that’s more affordable. For $189.99 you get a MID with the Yinlips moniker that has the following specs.

How about a Samsung S3C443 533MHz processor?, 4.3″ touchscreen display at 480 x 272 resolution, 64MB internal memory, miniSD memory card slot, Windows CE 5.0 operating system, and Integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity.

Android “cupcake” 1.5 available for T-Mobile G1s

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Android "cupcake" 1.5 available for T-Mobile G1sT-Mobile G1 users will be like well behaved kindergarten children in that they will be rewarded a new cupcake. The Android Cupcake 1.5 update is now available. Just realize that custom ROMs will make it so that the G1 will not have the ability to receive the update notification.

Lucky for you it’s easy to remove those ROMs. Once that’s done, the official Cupcake update can be applied. With sprinkles on top.

Palm Eos headed to AT&T

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Palm Eos headed to AT&TThe much hyped Palm Pre isn’t even here yet, and here we have another leak of a new Palm device called the Eos. This one looks pretty awesome in it’s own right. It’s a quadband GSM/HSDPA smartphone that is super thin at just 10.6mm, and weighs just 100 grams.

Some features include: 2.63″ capacitive display at 320 x 400 resolution, 2-megapixel camera with video recording capability, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and USB 2.0 connectivity, A-GPS support, Audio and video file format support, and 4GB internal memory.

Breathing Bud analyzes air quality, looks like rabbit ears

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Breathing Bud analyzes air quality, looks like rabbit earsThe Breathing Bud is exactly that, a buddy that will help with your breathing. It’s a concept that gives you a visual look at the air quality in your home using pretty colors. It was designed to look like a plant bud, even though it more closely resembles rabbit ears.

Vents at the base suck in the air for analysis. A blue bud means good quality air, while pink means not so good. Or as Aerosmith might say, the rabbit done died. The Breathing Bud is connected via USB to your computer, where it will transfer it’s data.

Moto-Terminator concept

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Moto-Terminator conceptI know that you can hardly wait for the Terminator Salvation movie to hit. So here’s something to tide you over until opening day. Titan Books just released the Terminator concept art of the Moto-Terminator. That’s where a Terminator is riding a motorcycle, or is the cycle, or transforms into a cycle. Or whatever. Either way it isn’t good for John Conner.

It’s the Ducati Hypermotard. When the Terminator fuses with the bike, it be an all new killing machine with the familiar red eyes.

This Pizza is saving our future

Posted in patents by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009


So, how do you upgrade the old pizza order and make the whole process greener? US Patent 7,051,919 has the answer. The Pizza Box is perforated and tears, converting itself into plates. It’s the future of pizza and would help save water as you don’t have to wash the plates.

A simple yet effective idea. It’s called the Green Box. The bottom is also perforated so you can fold it into a new box that conveniently fits in your refrigerator. That’s damn convenient.

Luxeed u5 color-changing LED keyboard available for pre-order with mac, linux support

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Luxeed u5 color-changing LED keyboard available for pre-order with mac, linux supportYou might remember that Luxeed LED multicolor keyboard we featured last August. It’s back with a new update for 2009. Mac and Linux users can now get in on the action with the Luxeed U5 keyboard. It’s like a rave for your fingers.

It improves on the original Luxeed by adding multi-platform support. The Luxeed L5 also makes changes to the LED system to reduce ghosting. Plus they’ve added a firmware updater utility and improved the responsiveness of the keys.

iPod FM Transmitter

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

iPod FM TransmitterOne of the problems with the iPod is the lack of an FM transmitter, though there are dozens of iPod FM transmitters available from third party accessories manufacturers.

This device allows you to stream your iPod or iPhone music to any FM radio within a 10 meter radius, and with digital PLL it enables the reception to remain crystal clear even under extreme conditions. All you have to do is plug it in.

Sony debuts connected BRAVIA Z5500 LCD HDTV line

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Sony debuts connected BRAVIA Z5500 LCD HDTV lineSony introduced the Z5500 line. A trio consisting of 40-inch, 46-inch and 52-inch models, the set boasts Motionflow 200Hz technology, DLNA certification, the outfit’s BRAVIA Engine 3, its own ‘draw the LINE’ design concept, a 1080p panel and a CI Plus interface.

You’ll also get an integrated MPEG-4/AVC HD tuner, BRAVIA Sync (HDMI-CEC), an auto shut-off function, a dedicated ‘Energy Saving Switch’ and AppliCast, which lets users access a range of online services (RSS feeds and all sorts of other widgets) via the built-in Ethernet jack.

NES gamepad mouse is amazingly awesome

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

NES gamepad mouse amazingly awesomeLook at it. Just sitting there ominous like the monolith in 2001. Watching mankind since the dawn of man. Waiting. Waiting for a mouse manufacturer to run with this design.

Because right now, this beautiful work of art is just a foam mock-up. The first company to build this will have my money. I don’t care how much. I’ll just hand you my wallet. I don’t even mind that the D-pad is on the side.

Swine Flu surgical mask designs protect you in style

Posted in Humor by Conner Flynn on April 30th, 2009

Swine Flu surgical mask designs protect you in styleJust because you’re afraid of the dreaded Swine Flu doesn’t mean you have to look like Michael Jackson. These masks will keep you smiling during this scary time and all the other scares that are sure to follow in the 21st century.

No one knows what to think with so much conflicting info. Is it an epidemic? A pandemic? Can you catch it from bacon? Who knows? So instead of looking like a boring TV doctor in surgery, hit the town in style and look like a demented doctor.