Archive for 2011

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ski mask

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Whether robbing a convenience store or just strolling down the street on a winter’s day, you might as well do it in style. Plain black ski masks have been done and putting a pair of nylons on your head is just weird. Be the Staypuft Marshmallow Man instead.

This Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ski mask is just $20. It will make you feel warm and cozy. In some cases it may also make sure that no one can identify you. Who is going to believe that the Staypuft Marshmallow man held up a bank? Not that we condone that behavior.

iPhone 4 Bottle and Can Opener Case

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

There are two things that a man should never be without. Beer and your phone. What could be better than popping open that bottle of beer with your iPhone 4? This new case will help you do just that. It comes with a bottle and a can opener.

The rubberized slider case will make sure you are never thirsty. It even has a supporting app, which will play sounds or display pictures as you open your drinks. The Be A Head Case iPhone 4 Bottle and Can Opener will cost you $24.99.

Xbox 360 Toaster

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

I’ve always wanted to rip the guts out of a four-slice toaster and replace them with an Xbox 360. Luckily for me, now I don’t have to do it as someone else has done it for me. You may not be able to enjoy breakfast anymore with this mod, but you’ll be able to play CoD: Black Ops in the kitchen.

It is the work of modder ncaruso11, aka (akatheguy2) and it is dubbed the XToaster360. Best kitchen appliance ever. COD is way better than toast anyway.

Verizon cuts Galaxy Tab to $500

Posted in Verizon by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Verizon has cut the price of the Galaxy Tab to $500 contract-free. The $100 price drop should take effect soon and will also include $60 of movie rentals from Blockbuster’s app or Samsung’s Media Hub. As a bonus, anyone who bought the Android tablet within the past two weeks can get a refund for the price difference. Can’t complain about that.

The price drop comes just two months after release and since we don’t have any information on how well the seven-inch slate has been selling, we have to assume that things are not good. Then again, maybe they are just trying harder to compete. Motorola’s Droid Xoom will be launched at CES next week after all.

Vizio uses Rose Bowl to tease upcoming tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Vizio has used this year’s Rose Bowl to tease the company’s upcoming tablet device. The company is known for their LCD TV’s, not tablets. Vizio chief sales officer Randy Waynick demonstrates the device in a message that aired during the half-time break.

He also talks about Vizio’s desire to create products that deliver “entertainment freedom for all,” and the ability to view games on their LCD TVs or “any of their great new products, from anywhere”. In the spot, the tablet appears to stream match content directly to the device. Video below.

Origin PC Hybrid Liquid-Cooled Xbox 360 Gaming Computer

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Among the gear set to be shown off at CES, Origin PC will be showcasing its Hybrid Liquid-Cooled Xbox 360 Gaming Computer. It’s a high-end gaming PC and also new slimmed-down Xbox 360 console that’s liquid-cooled.

This new Hybrid PC Xbox system features an Intel Core i7 930 processor overclocked to 4.9GHz, dual NVIDIA GTX480 graphics cards and 6GB of Corsair Dominator memory, overclocked to 1,600MHz. That is some serious power.

Call Of Duty players log over 600 million hours in just 45 days

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Activision has released some amazing new statistics showing that more than 20 million Call of Duty: Black Ops players have logged over 600 million hours within the game…in just 45 days since its November 9 release.

The total amount of hours played is equivalent to over 68,000 man-years amounting to an average of 87 minutes per day for each player through to Dec 24th 2010. That exceeds the average daily usage of a Facebook user. Treyarch has got to be happy about the continued success of this game.

Empire Brands to launch 3D series headphones at CES 2011

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2011

Empire Brands will use CES to roll out its new 3D series line of headphones. The 3D series will be the flagship line of headphones under their Wicked Audio line-up, featuring raised and colorful artwork in a striking 3D effect. We have to admit, they look pretty stylish.

They also feature maximum noise isolation that will inhibit ambient noise to ensure the best audio quality. The adjustable headband and padded earcups will also guarantee a great listening experience.

Mac fish tank made from an old Power Mac G4 Cube

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2011

Your pets should have the same interests you have right? So, if you are a Mac enthusiast, it makes sense that you would want your fish to love Mac too. Now he/she can. This “Macquarium” is made from an old Power Mac G4 Cube. The cube has been specially modified with bonded plexiglas to make it safe for your fish.

This aquarium measures 8.9″ H × 7.7″ W × 7.7″ D. If you have the $149.00 necessary to get this aquarium, go ahead and geek up your fish, changing it’s computing allegiance from neutral to Apple. Maybe you can put a little Steve Jobs figure in there and play Stevejob Squarepants.

Olympus E-PL2 spotted, with macro spotlight

Posted in Olympus by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2011

Images of the Olympus E-PL2, the follow up to the E-PL1, have already leaked. The Micro Four Thirds camera is said to pack in a new 14-42mm f/3.5 – 5.6 kit lens, a ‘direct movie’ button, a high-resolution 3-inch display, and an optional Bluetooth model.

But the latest image above suggests that there will also be an optional ‘Medusa’ version of the camera with a closeup spotlight for your macro shots. Finally a camera that Doctor Octopus can love! The adjustable LED will not require an extra battery, which makes it an add-on worthy of your consideration.

Dell to launch Latitiude 2120 netbook at CES

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2011

Looks like Dell will be launching a new Latitude 2120 netbook at CES next week. The 2120 is said to have specs identical to the previous 2110, but it packs double the power thanks to a dual core N550 processor. It features 3 and 6 cell battery options, a 10.1 inch display (with an optional touchscreen), 1 to 2GB of RAM, USB, Ethernet, and VGA ports.

The other interesting news about this latest Latitude is that it gets an optional Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator. There’s no info about price or availability just yet though.