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MP4 4GB watch with FM transmitter

Posted in MP4,Watches by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2007

MP4 4GB watch with FM transmitter
Looking for the ultimate multi-media player for your wrist? This one can even wirelessly broadcast music through a car stereo or portable radio with it’s integrated FM transmitter. It also has an embedded 4Gb flash memory, a 1.8″ 160×128 pixel OLED display which they say produces bright, vivid color images. You know, if you want to watch something on a really small screen.

It’s capable of playing MP3, WMA, MP4 music videos or movies, as well as displaying JPG photos, recording, e-book reading, and yes displaying the time too. As far as power, it’s got a built-in Li-on battery and it can still play while charging.

Make a rainbow indoors this Christmas

Posted in Home,Science,Toys by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2007

The Discovery Rainbow In My Room.The Discovery Rainbow In My Room makes a great gift if you want to steer your kid toward Science and away from say, Halo. Though I doubt most boys would appreciate this. It fits in more in a room filled with My Little Pony’s.

LED lights recreate the colors of a real rainbow and the motion-activated sensor turns the unit off with a wave of your hand.

Dr. Light alarm clock has iPod envy

Posted in Clocks,Lamps by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2007

Dr. Light Alarm Clock has iPod EnvyIf the iPod were a supermodel, it might look something like this. Tall, skinny and beautiful. It’s as if an iPod were caught in a black hole and stretched. Words can’t really describe just how pleasing the above products are to my eye.

Beautiful as they are, Dr. Lite is simply an Alarm clock. No more, no less. An alarm clock with 2 distinct features: It struts around like an iPod snob and it has several rows of LEDs that light up to reflect the time of day, simulating dawn and dusk.

Star Trek photon torpedo coffin to die for

Posted in Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2007

Star Trek photon torpedo coffin from Eternal Image.Looking for something to do in your geek afterlife? How about reliving Spocks death during your own, with this sweet coffin based on the Photon Torpedo from STII: The Wrath of Khan. Currently, the technology doesn’t exist to jettison you from the enterprise and onto the Genesis planet, so this is the next best thing.

It’s from Eternal Image, the makers of all kinds of afterlife geek accessories and it is their final design of the torpedo replica coffin. As you might expect, it comes with Federation insignia on the inside and convenient handles so your poll bearers can carry your dead weight. This morbid and FINAL collectible will be available in 2008. So try not to die before then.

21st century compass from Wayfinder

Posted in Clocks,Compass by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2007

21st century compass from WayfinderLooking cool with a backlit “X-Files green” lcd display, this little device can replace that old style compass on your dashboard. They say that this updated version of the old explorers tool even has digital accuracy.

In the center, you’ll see the analog clock face that syncs with the atomic time broadcasts. Just in case those features aren’t enough, they saw fit to include an altimeter for those who like to know what altitude they are in. Don’t trust your weatherman? They covered that too by integrating a barometer capable of 12-24 hour weather forecasting. Comes with a lithium battery for power and a suction cup mounting bracket for your windshield.

iShoes 2.0: the Segway in shoe form

Posted in Apparel,Foot Apparel,R/C Toys by Conner Flynn on October 31st, 2007

iShoes 2.0: the Segway in shoe formWhen the iShoes first rolled out, they looked fairly clunky, with 4 large wheels. But in no time at all, they have had an upgrade. They lost a wheel and look a lot sleeker now. These “shoes” are powered by electric motors and controlled by a wired remote. They can also hit speeds of up to 15 mph. Presumably more with their new sleeker upgrade and they come in men’s and women’s sizes.

Right now it is in the prototype phase still, but they hope that they will go 5 to 7 miles without having to recharge the batteries. Can you say Skinned knees? How about broken limbs?

XBox 360 inspired sneakers won’t help your game

Posted in Apparel,Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2007

XBOX 360 inspired sneakers.Heelys are those shoes with the rollers that kids wear all over the place. Now the same maker gives us some XBOX 360 inspired shoes that only look cool, but do nothing to interact with your XBOX. The soles resemble the game controllers.

It’s a great concept, but I for one would like to kick back, take my shoes off and THEN use them to play a game or two. Essentially all they have done here is create a new, useless and stinkier controller. But maybe that’s just me. I like my video game inspired apparel multi-functional. Strangely I want them and yet I want nothing to do with them.

Star Trek Enterprise putter for the golf course

Posted in Golf,Sci-Fi by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2007

Golfsmith Star Trek Enterprise PutterI’m not much of a golfer myself, but if I was, the Golfsmith Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 putter would be a great way to scare the ladies away and get my geek on.

In fact I would say that this is a must for that rare breed of golfer/Trekkie in your life. The retail price on these is $130 and they will be an extremely limited run of…you guessed it, a quantity of 1701.

Vocal CD albums for the mp3 shy

Posted in music,Storage by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2007

Voice Recording CD Album.There are always going to be some of us who haven’t quite made the leap toward the current media standard. I am sure that one or two of you reading this may have even actually played a vinyl record in your lifetime. Luckily for these people, technology seems to have a “No one left behind, even your grandpa” rule, as there always seems to be a new product to bridge the gap.

Take this CD album, for instance. If you haven’t quite made the jump to digital music and still have a CD player in your car, it will help you keep your eyes on the road. Each album holds 20 CDs. Just record a 3 second voice message for every CD. Then as you are flipping through the album, just listen to the messages telling you which albums they are.

Gas powered RC car can go 60mph

Posted in R/C Toys,Toys by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2007

Ford GT gas powered RC Car.RC cars aren’t just for kids anymore. Not when your toy can reach speeds up to 60 MPH. Let’s face it, the bigger and faster they are, the more we want one under our Christmas tree.

This particular RC car is gas powered. Hence the power. It’s a 1:5 scale replica of a Ford GT, which is also built for speed. Under the hood is a 23cc engine with 15kb metal gear ratio, 450cc fuel tank, and even disc brakes. Just in case you want to slow down. Yeah right.

Toilet Tunes for your bathroom soundtrack

Posted in Home,music by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2007

Toilet Tunes bathroom soundtrack system.

If you are one of those people that feel they have to run the faucet to cover up your strange biological bathroom sounds, then you might want to order yourself Toilet Tunes. But to me, it just seems wrong, using potty time as an excuse to have your own personal party. You are there for business after all. It’s not a library either.

The gadget works via a sensor installed in the toilet lid that plays six musical choices when the lid is raised. The choices include rain, waves, jazz, latin, modern, and stream. Hang on guys, don’t start dancing and throwing off your aim just yet. There’s more.

Next-Gen credit card to keep you safer?

Posted in News,Security by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2007

Innovative Card Technologies and eMue Technologies card system.You like to buy your gadgets and electronics using your credit card, right? It’s convenient and quick. You don’t even think about it. But it’s not always safe. The chip in cards and the PIN have been a security and safety problem for some time now. How do they intend to cure these problems and make you safer?

If Innovative Card Technologies and eMue Technologies have their way, you will be using their new card system, which will be shown at the Cartes & Identification in Paris this November.

Quicksilver Pac-Man style phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2007

Quicksilver’s new phone looks like Pac-ManThis stylish new phone concept comes from a company that normally makes surf clothes. Apparently, that was getting boring, so they are branching out. And their first attempt is fairly neat looking to say the least. In it’s closed state, it resembles a Pac-Man hibernating. Opened up, it kinda looks like a crescent moon with a screen.

No one seems to be sure if this has actually passed the concept phase at the moment. While it gets points for looks alone, it certainly doesn’t look easy to use.

Tell time with the Stonehenge watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2007

The Stonehenge watch actually tells timeJust when you think you’ve seen everything, some backwards thinker has put Stonehenge in a pocket watch casing along with a compass. It’s truly unique among watches, with the miniature rocks aligned up exactly as they are at the real Stonehenge.

The best part is that it actually tells time. You use the compass to find and face North. Then you insert the gnomon (The fancy stick in the middle. What do they teach you in school?) in front of the altar. Now, just look at the shadows that it creates and you will see the real time. Very cool. The kind of thing your friends will be impressed by. Obviously, with this watch you will be out of luck at night time or in the dark, but that’s the price you pay for nice things.

Convert cassettes to MP3 with plusdeckEX

Posted in MP3,music,USB by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2007

Convert cassettes to MP3 with plusdeckEXWe all love music. Some of us so much so that we hold on to old media long after it’s time has passed. Take that box of old cassettes you have stashed in the closet, for example. You know who you are. Problem is, tapes degrade over time. Eventually, you either have to buy it anew on more recent media, or convert it somehow.

Enter the plusdeckEX. It mates with your PC via USB and the result is beautiful digital music. A 7.1 channel built-in sound card converts the analog signal from the cassette tape into a digital file format like MP3. It’s just that easy.