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Beer Holster

Posted in Humor by Reuben Drake on May 19th, 2007

Beer HolsterWhile doing projects around the house, grilling outside and even at social events I’ll often find myself asking where I put my beer, but my problem ends with this beer holster.

Made of the same type of rugged leather of tool belts, pliers and gun holsters, this will snap onto your belt and has a strap to go around your leg to keep the holster upright at all times and is the perfect size for a 12 ounce can or bottle. Imagine the convenience of never losing track of your beer while having both hands free to keep things going on the grill in your backyard.

Maybe this wouldn’t be appropriate for all social events, but it would be a hit at most of them that I attend. Combine this beer holster with your bottle opener sandals you’re all set.

Red Envelope has these beer holsters …

Money Clip Flash Drive Holds Your Bank Statement and Roll

Posted in Flash Memory,Memorex,USB by Reuben Drake on May 16th, 2007

Money Clip Flash drive from MemorexSimilar to peanut butter and chocolate a money clip and a USB Flash drive each on their own are not too bad, but combine the two and now you’ve really got something.

One of the better Father’s Day gadget gift contenders I’ve seen this year, the Memorex Money Clip Flash Drive connects to both a Mac and PC via USB 2.0, has a 1GB capacity and is getting $34.99 at Target stores. It’s a little on the thick side as far as money clips go, but convenience should more the inconvenience of size.

You can see it listed at Target.com but you’ll have to find a brick and mortar to actually buy one.

Save the bunny with interactive surgery

Posted in Humor by Reuben Drake on May 14th, 2007

Save the bunny with surgery onlineTo show off some interactive web experiences, you can perform some life-saving events on a bunny by trying to shock it back to life and then perform surgery, all under 60 seconds. Good luck.

link via Boing Boing

iPod Video Boombox Dock

Posted in Dock,iPod by Reuben Drake on May 11th, 2007

iPod video boombox dockAfter spending some time searching, the folks over at Crave have found a boombox for the iPod video that has a built-in video screen and an actual dock made for the iPod, plus more.

This iPod video boombox has a 7 inch video screen that comes in two different design models, one mounted on the front and another with a flip-up screen as shown here. This device makes it easy for iPod owners to take their player to the beach and share their music and videos with others, using the convenience of a boombox with a dock specific for the iPod.

We mentioned the “more” part because this boombox also plays CD’s, DVD’s, can pick up television signals and of course what would a boombox be if it didn’t get FM radio? The “iMep” series iPod video boombox is available from Boston Innovation retailing for …

Digital Camera for Your Dog

Posted in Digital Cameras by Reuben Drake on March 10th, 2007

Digital Camera for DogsRecently shown by TokyoMango is a special type of camera called Wonderful Shot. This camera is meant to hang from a pet’s collar so that the owner can basically see through the eyes of their beloved pet.

The toy has two settings: it can either take a photo when a button is pressed on a remote control, or take photos periodically so that the owner can see what their pet has been up to. Takara Tomy, the maker of the dog camera, has also set up a site for sharing the pictures that your pet has taken.

Gone are the days of looking for something your pet has hidden. Now, if your dog or cat happens to take something away from you and bury it somewhere, all you have to do is check through the photos.

First Digital Cameras from GE

Posted in Digital Cameras,Digital Imaging,GE by Reuben Drake on March 10th, 2007

GE G-1 Digital Camera released by General ImagingToday, General Imaging launched its anticipated line of GE digital cameras.

This new line totaling 8 cameras is the first time the GE brand has been used on a consumer camera. Every camera offers the advanced features that we see in a lot of cameras these days. This includes image stabilization, red-eye removal, high ISO sensitivity, and panoramic stitching.

First off is the A Series of cameras. The most affordable of the bunch, these cameras are made for first-time buyers and offers the minimum. The E Series is for those who have had more experience with cameras. As with most average cameras on the market, cameras in this series offer a wide 3inch screen and 4x optical zoom. The G Series or G1 is the most compact of the line up. Made as a ‘point and shoot’ camera, this is perfect …

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Wireless Digital Camera

Posted in Digital Cameras,Sony by Reuben Drake on March 10th, 2007

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Wireless Digital CameraSony recently announced its first wireless digital camera; the DSC-G1. Wireless digital cameras are a relatively new thing on the market. Basically, they allow you to send and receive photos via other cameras with the same feature. Those who want to upload directly to their PC can still do so without the use of wires, but this nifty feature will get rid of one of the many USB wires you have running into your computer, and allow you get those pictures that you’ve always wanted from your friend. Granted, he/she will need to have a camera with the same feature.

The DSC-G1 also features 912,000 pixels and a nice and wide 3.5inch screen. One of the greatest features about this new camera is the very large 2GB internal memory it has. Without any memory card, you will be able to store …

GPS Embedding Sniper Rifle

Posted in GPS,Spy Gear by Reuben Drake on March 9th, 2007

GPS Sniper RifleThe Danish company Empire North is currently working on a special kind of sniper rifle. When gamers hear the words ‘sniper rifle’ they immediately think of some first person shooter game or another. However, this is not the case with this particular rifle.

Empire North is working on a GPS-based sniper rifle dubbed ID Sniper that is built to embed a tiny GPS tracking device on a target up to 1.1km away. This rifle will also be able to take pictures of the ‘target’ with the scope. Straight from the movies, the target will not feel the GPS device hit him/her/it.

Empire North states that, “it feels like getting a small mosquito bite and that [the] pain is absolutely minimal.” This rifle, taken directly from Hollywood, is sure to have some useful purposes.

via CruchGear

Kodak EasyShare Z885 Zoom Digital Camera

Posted in Digital Cameras,Kodak by Reuben Drake on March 8th, 2007

Kodak EasyShare Z885 Zoom Digital CameraRecently announced by Kodak was the latest addition to its large line of digital cameras. The Kodak EasyShare Z885 Zoom Digital Camera boasts a high ISO that will allow users to take “great pictures in any lighting conditions.” Along with this, the EasyShare Z885 also has a 5x optical zoom and a high 8.1 mega-pixel resolution. It is also said that because these features are so easy to use, combined with 10 automatic smart scene modes, the number of stunning shots available to take is immeasurable.

Set for release in May, the EasyShare Z885 will sell with a retail price of $199.95.

Sony’s ‘Home’ for PS3

Posted in Games,Home,Sony by Reuben Drake on March 8th, 2007

Sony Home for PS3Currently, the talk of the town over at GDC is Sony’s new “Home” for the PlayStation 3. This virtual world will allow you to create your own character, complete with avatar, and live life to the fullest in the vast online community. Users will communicate in any of 3 ways: text messages, audio chat or video chat. Among the immense amount of features, users will also be able to create their own home. Storing it with furniture, decorations, games and other things, users will be able to customize their “Home” as much as they like. Premium items will be available to show off. Naturally, users will be able to invite others into their home to have a look around or to just play some games.

Outside of the user’s home will be a huge environment for everyone to socialize in. There will be …

Fujitsu shows off faster 2.5″ drive

Posted in Fujitsu,Hard Drives by Reuben Drake on March 7th, 2007

Fujitsu announced a new SATA 2.5″ hard driveEveryone could use a bigger hard drive, there’s no doubt there; but there is something to be said about a fast drive as well. Not long after unveiling a 300 GB 2.5″ SATA, Fujitsu has announced 3 new 2.5” SATA models running at a nice 7,200 rpm.

The three models, MHW2080BJ, MHW2120BJ and MHW2160BJ, come at, 80GB, 120GB, and a hefty 160GB respectively. These hard drives also have a very fast transfer rate of up to 300MB/s.

All three models should be out sometime in May 2007.

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ARCHOS 704 WiFi Introduced

Posted in Archos,Digital Audio,Digital Video by Reuben Drake on March 7th, 2007

Archos 704 WiFi portable audio and video player announcedWe had a sneak-preview of the ARCHOS 704 WiFi via the FCC last month, and now ARCHOS announced the new ARCHOS 704-WiFi. Boasted as the only portable media player with a 7inch screen and full WiFi capabilities, the 704-WiFi also has a very high quality screen with a resolution of 800×480 with 6 million colors. Just as the older 604-WiFi model, the 704 comes with video, music and photo playback, as well as full internet access whatever your needs may be. Along with these features, the 704 also has an 80GB hard drive, touch screen navigation for use with your fingers or a stylus, and video editing capabilities.

If you happen to have a wireless network in your home, the 704-WiFi will allow you to browse your vast media collection in the comfort of your living room. …

Free space TV coming with the HelioDisplay

Posted in Digital Imaging,Television by Reuben Drake on March 6th, 2007

Free Space television with the HeliodisplayThe very same company that produced the M2 Heliodisplay mid-air projector has just come out with their latest project – the new M3/M3i Heliodisplay.

This nifty thing is basically a monitor that displays images in free space, just like those holograms of Princess Lea asking Obi Wan for help. With a viewing space of 30inches and a resolution of 1024×768, the display is quite blurry and not very stable. However, with advances this particular technology should become a big thing in the near future. Currently, this will set you back a very hefty price of $18,100 for the basic version and $19,400 for the interactive version.

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Solar Car Battery Charger

Posted in Automotive,Solar Powered by Reuben Drake on March 6th, 2007

Solar car battery charge keeps from getting a dead batteryCar batteries are something that no one wants to let run down. Whether we might use it up fiddling with the GPS system too much or just generally mucking around the car, the towing bill that we will inevitably have to pay just takes all the fun out of it.

ICP Solar has come to the rescue and produced a solar panel that will help to charge your car battery. The new “Sunsei SolarCharger” will keep your car battery charged using energy from the Sun. Naturally the panel must be placed on the dashboard or attached to the windshield. With its ‘Trickle-Down’ feature, the solar panel will never overcharge the 12-volt battery in your car.

This neat little gadget may end up saving you quite a few bucks. We all know that there is nothing more frustrating than coming …

New Maps for Resistance: Fall of Man

Posted in FPS,PS3 by Reuben Drake on March 6th, 2007

New Maps for Resistance: Fall of ManIn a recent interview with IGN, Eric Ellis, the Multiplayer Team Leader of Insomniac, announced that the most popular game on the PS3, Resistance: Fall of Man, will be receiving a couple new maps in time for the Australian and European launch. Thankfully, these two maps are going to be completely new ones based somewhere in England.

Along with these maps are two new modes: Team Conversion and Assault. Team conversion is exactly like Conversion, but just with teams. Assault will be based around attacking and destroying nodes to try and reach the other team’s base, to destroy that as well.

Hopefully, these new features will help to keep us going until we get a few more games in our PS3 library. As an added tidbit, while Eric and the guys over at IGN were in discussion about a possible …