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Handgun USB Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

We’ve seen all kinds of crazy USB gadgets, but this may be the first handgun USB drive we’ve seen. The Handgun USB Drive comes with 4GB of storage and is USB 2.0 compatible. It will work with Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS and measures just 75mm by 54mm and 12mm.

Even though it’s tiny, you don’t want to pack it in your bag and get on a plane, unless you like long talks with the TSA. The Handgun USB drive is only $22 from USB Geek.

Twist Alarm Clock wakes you and your brain

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

The Twist Alarm Clock from D-Forme makes you think when you wake up. It uses two displays along with two rotatable sections to give you a math problem to solve, thereby truly waking you up and making you think.

The alarm won’t shut off until you solve the math problem. For example 2 + 5 = 7. The idea is that you aren’t really awake unless your brain is functioning. The Twist Alarm clock is only available in Japan at the moment, where they are excellent in math in the morning, for just $30.

Panasonic SC-SP100 iPod speaker

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Despite all evidence to the contrary, you can play your music and have the speaker look good at the same time. The Panasonic SC-SP100 Audio System looks like it will deliver exactly that experience.

It’s compatible with both the iPhone and the iPod, with a total power of 20W and consists of a 2.5 inch Dual Passive Radiator and 2.5 inch sub-woofer. Some other features include synchronization with your PC and that unusual stylish shape. It will cost just $115.

Papercraft Game Boy looks authentic

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

This Gameboy may look real right down to the screen color, but it isn’t. It’s made of paper, with a slot for a papercraft game cartridge as well. It’s the best looking gameboy you’ll never play. But you can still have some fun putting it together.

It comes from French graphic design duo Zim & Zou, who have paper cuts covering both bandaged hands just so they could bring you this magnificent sight. They did a great job. It looks amazing.

Cal-Q-Tek 2000 calculator watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Even though there isn’t any real reason to wear one today, calculator watches always bring back memories of the 80s. If you like the retro style of a calculator watch on your wrist, the Cal-Q-Tek 2000 calculator watch should do nicely.

The style is pretty cool and at just $18, you won’t need a calculator to figure out if you can afford it or not. Heck it may even come in handy. Maybe at the grocery store or when you balance your checkbook.

Bottle opener remote is the perfect man tool

Posted in Remotes by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

On the weekend, when sitting in a comfy chair in our man-caves, men require two things and only two things. A remote and a bottle opener. When you put the two together, you get a tool of pure awesomeness.

The Clicker adds a bottle opener to the side of a universal remote, so you can open your brew and continue to channel surf. However this won’t help you if you drink canned beer. Too bad for you guys. I’ll be kicking back and relaxing.

Apple offering discounted iPad 10-packs to educational institutions

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Apple has now started promoting its 10-pack iPad bundles for educational institutions. Insert packaged maxi-pad jokes here. When purchased in a pack, the price of the iPad goes down by $20 per iPad, or $40 per iPad if purchased with AppleCare.

Purchasing iPads in bundles like this also helps the environment since packaging is reduced by eliminating separate retail boxing for each device. You should not have to buy pads one at a time. Ask any woman. In each package you get ten iPads and the USB-to-Dock connector cables, power adapters, and one set of documentation.

Get messages from the grave, to your phone

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Phoenix-based company, Objecs has come up with the Memorial RosettaStone Tablet which allows visitors to the cemetery to access text and images from graves simply by touching their cell phone to the headstone. The Memorial RosettaStone Tablet has a microchip inside, and uses near-field communication to stream personal information. Yes, talking to the dead.

That info could be photos and even a pre-recorded message from the dead. It isn’t super expensive either. Only $225. Might as well spend the money, you can’t take it with you, right?

McDonalds Japan to train employees using Nintendo DS

Posted in Nintendo DS by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Looks like McDonald’s is embracing Nintendo’s portable gaming console to train it’s employees. The fast food company is developing a Nintendo DS training program for its part-time employees, called eSmart. It will cost ¥200,000,000 (or about $2.2M USD) to develop, which is apparently no big deal for the mega-giant.

The company hopes that the software will reduce training time by at least half. And everyone in Japan is already familiar with the Nintendo DS and plays it all the time, so it seems like a marriage made in heaven.

Xbox 360 Coffin

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2010

Gamers love their consoles. When a console dies, it’s like mourning a dear friend who you have spent years with. So you have to bury it appropriately. When the Red Ring of Death strikes, don’t just throw your Xbox 360 in the closet. Bury it.

This coffin, designed by Alexis Vanamois, will allow it to rest in peace in video game heaven. It even has space for an accompanying controller, even though your controller will likely outlive the console.

Hublot Liberty Bullet Pocket Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 20th, 2010

Your pocket watch isn’t nearly as manly as the Hublot bullet pocket watch. It’s soon to be number one with a bullet on the pocket watch charts. It’s called “Liberty” and houses a Tourbillon. You can even wear it as a bracelet or pendant.

There is a titanium bullet head and a black aluminum base. Hublot isn’t condoning war as far as we know. Just trying to appeal to those who want a more manly form for their pocket watch. You can own one and still give peace a chance.

GameBone turns your iPhone into a PSP

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 20th, 2010

When last we checked in with the Gamebone, it looked, well, like a bone. Thankfully the latest version actually looks good, even if it does turn your iPhone into a PSP lookalike, giving it four buttons and a d-pad. The accessory features a 2000mAh battery for extra power, an LED to display charging and capacity, start/select buttons, built-in stereo speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an omni-directional microphone.

We don’t have a release date yet, but you can expect it by the end of the year. 22moo has released developer tools to make games compatible with the accessory.

BenQ intros three green, 1080p 24-inch monitors

Posted in BenQ by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2010

BenQ has several LED-backlit LCD monitors on the way, including the widescreen V2410T, V2410B and the E2420HDB. The first two models come with 24″ displays, native 1080p resolution, height-adjustable stands and a 5ms response time.

The E2420HDB forgoes the LED panel, although it does have native 1080p resolution, 300 lumens of brightness, a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 5ms response time. All three models have Senseye image enhancement settings that will change depending on the application and display mode hotkeys lets you play back images with different aspect ratios aside from 16:9.

Motorola Milestone launching in India this month

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2010

Good news for those living in India. The Motorola Milestone will be arriving in India this month on March 22nd. It will likely be pre-loaded with Android 2.1 just like the US version, which we know as the Verizon Droid.

The Milestone features a 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and lots of wireless options like HSDPA/HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Look for it to show up in Bollywood dance flicks sometime soon.

Samsung Diva S7070 Luxury Gold edition

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2010

Are you a Diva? Do you spend all morning bitching about your director and the script to the make-up person? Have you gotten anyone fired yet today? Well, if you are a Diva, the Samsung Diva S7070 is for you. It comes in black and white and very soon it will arrive in a Luxury Gold edition.

The Samsung Diva S7070 will come with similar hardware specs as the original, like a 2.8″ QVGA touchscreen display with 16 million colors, the TouchWiz UI, an accelerometer, social networking integration, and a 3.2-megapixel. No word on price yet, but it’s a phone meant for a Diva like you.