Archive for April, 2010

Atari Games Shot Glasses

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

Here’s something that’s sure to encourage drinking in geeks. Atari Games Shot Glasses. The shot glasses feature some of our favorite Atari games, including Breakout, Pong, Asteroids, Centipede, Battle Zone and Missile Command.

If you want some of these fun Atari Games Shot Glasses (Of course you do) they are available in a set of six for $15.99 from Think Geek. What are you waiting for? These retro game glasses are awesome.

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Spray bottle turns water into sanitizer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

Spray cleaners that are antibiotic are expensive. That’s because of all the chemicals in there. But this new Ionator turns regular water into an ionized spray that kills 99.9% of common bacteria. It’s magic.

You just keep refilling it with water and you won’t have to buy those expensive cleaners any more. Thing is, the household version of this thing costs $169, so either way you are spending a lot of money. But if getting away from chemicals is important to you, this might be worth it.

AT&T to launch Sierra Wireless AirCard 890

Posted in AT&T by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

AT&T will soon be offering the Sierra Wireless AirCard 890 starting May 5th. The unique 2-in-1 form factor supports both PC Card and ExpressCard slots and offers HSPA 7.2 technology.

There’s also built-in GPS which allows you to use the company‚Äôs TeleNav Track LITE or Xora GPS Locator services. The device will cost you $49.99 after a mail-in rebate with the usual two-year DataConnect plan. Great for business customers who need to access email, the internet and business applications from their laptop while on the go.

ASUS Eee Keyboard finally available for Pre-Order

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

We’ve been waiting forever and it seemed like we might never see it, but ASUS’ EeeKeyboard now has a pre-order price on Amazon with shipping happening by end of next week. Looks like the final specs include a 1.6GHz Atom N270 chip, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 16GB SSD.

Of course there’s the 5-inch LED-backlit multitouch display at 800 x 480 resolution. It runs Windows XP Home and has three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an UWB receiver.

ReZap Battery Engineer recharges normal batteries

Posted in Batteries by Shane McGlaun on April 21st, 2010

Normally when we buy batteries that aren’t specifically designed to be rechargeable, we simply throw them away when they go dead. A company called PC Treasures is bringing a cool device to the US called the Battery Engineer that might change that.

The device is a charging system that claims to be able to recharge disposable batteries as many as ten times. It supports multiple size battery charging and can charge four different batteries at once.

Patriot Zephyr SSD launches

Posted in SSD by Shane McGlaun on April 21st, 2010

Patriot has all sorts of hardware for computer users from memory to flash drives and SSDs. The company has unveiled a new SSD with lots of performance called the Zephyr series.

The Zephyr line comes in capacities of 256GB, 128GB, and 64GB. All of the new drives use the new JMicron JMF612 controller and have Windows 7 Trim support. The line does vary in write performance depending on capacity.

T-Mobile lands Garminfone exclusive

Posted in Garmin by Shane McGlaun on April 21st, 2010

Garmin has been in the GPS market for a long time and makes GPS devices for every need. The company is working on a smartphone that is focused on GPS navigation. The device is called the Garminfone.

T-Mobile has been named the exclusive US carrier for the Garminfone and the device is headed to the network later this spring. The 3G smartphone runs Android and has a 3.5-inch touchscreen. Navigation is the main focus of the device with Gamin maps for drivers and walkers.

Sony micro four thirds camera coming May 11?

Posted in Sony by Shane McGlaun on April 21st, 2010

When micro four thirds cameras first hit the market, I was confused about exactly what they were. The cams have interchangeable lenses like a DSLR, but lack the mirror assembly a DSLR uses.

There are many micro four thirds offerings on the market today and they are all more expensive cameras. A rumor has Sony set to unveiled its on Alpha micro four thirds camera on May 11. The camera is rumored to sport a snap on lens system and offer an adapter to let any Alpha lens work on the camera.

Samsung and Sprint announce the Samsung Restore

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

Samsung and Sprint have teamed up to launch a new green mobile phone to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The Samsung Restore features a body made from post consumer recycled plastic, plus 84 percent of the Samsung Restore is recyclable.

Some specs include a slide out QWERTY keyboard with an optical joystick, a two megapixel camera, a microSD card slot and stereo Bluetooth. The Samsung Restore will be available on Sprint this summer in two colors, Midnight and Limeade.

Game Boy with a Game Boy Advance inside

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

A game Boy with a Game Boy inside? It’s like a modern day version of one of those Russian nesting dolls. It’s mind-boggling. The device uses the chassis of an original Game Boy to hold the guts of a Game Boy Advance.

We have no idea why the creator undertook this mod, but we love it. This mod even features a rechargeable battery. We aren’t sure where the shoulder buttons are located. Pretty awesome mod.

Supermarket Electric Vehicle concept makes shopping easier, shoppers fatter

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

Remember in the Wall-E movie where all of the future humans were lethargic and fat, riding around in hover chairs. Well, this is where it starts. Right here with this concept. Some future fatty may need to put down the soda and chips long enough to time-travel back to 2010 and fight this thing.

A designer has come up with a nice leisurely way to pick up the groceries with this Supermarket Electric Vehicle. The battery-powered vehicle will allow you to zip around the aisles without having to burn a single calorie.

Adidas USB flash drive looks like luggage

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

Flash drives all the look the same for the most part. But Adidas has their own USB flash drive, which stands out from the crowd. These drives are used for marketing purposes and sports a unique design that resembles a miniature roll-on suitcase with three stripes.

It’s different and you have to love the way the USB connector hides away when not needed. If they made this one available to everyone, they would do well.

Devon Works Tread 1 bulletproof watch

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

Man, this is one awesome looking watch. It has a ton of amazing detail. But looks aren’t all the Devon Works Tread 1 has going for it. It’s also the first bulletproof watch we’ve ever seen. Perfect if bad guys are aiming at your wrist. Though I suppose the impact would still shatter your wrist. It won’t protect you where it counts.

How much would you pay for a bullet-proof watch? Well, you’ll have to pay $15,000 if you want this one. I suppose you could do the Wonder Woman thing and deflect bullets with this thing, just know that it is still gonna hurt.

Add a chocolate speaker to your iPod

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

Who doesn’t love chocolate? I do, you do. In fact, you probably don’t have any chocolate right now because you ate it, since it’s delicious and all. Why not add some chocolate to your iPod?

It won’t melt, won’t taste good, but it will deliver some delicious sounds from your music and remind you to buy more when you are at the store. Only $21. And now I’m hungry.

Thieves steal iPad, and finger from buyer

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2010

If you are the queasy type, you best move on some of our other news. For those with stronger stomachs, the story goes like this: A very nice Denver-area man headed to a local Apple store to pick up an iPad for a colleague. It was a nice thing to do. He was being a good friend.

He doesn’t even get what all the fuss is about with the device. He was just doing a good deed. So he buys the iPad and curls the strings of the Apple bag around his hand as he heads for the exit. This is where the story turns sad. It was then that a pair of thieves yanked the bag, stealing the iPad and all of the flesh around his pinky finger as they ran away.