Eye Lamp is watching you watch it

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

Eye Lamp is watching you watch itThis eye lamp is creepy in a Sci-Fi, the-wall-is-alive kind of way. It’s the kind of functional wall art that will have you waxing philosophic. Are you looking at your lamp or is it looking at you? And if the eye lamp is closed so that it can’t see you, do you still exist? Mostly this concept lamp is just cool as hell and unsettling. It’s made of polished metal and shines light when it’s open.

It’s the kind of thing that Gods speak to people through. Will it require a sacrifice? What bad things will it make you do, so that it may join the world of the living? The all seeing thing even has a dimmer light, which is just the “lids” closing partially. And that just makes it looks creepier.

Googly-eyed clock tells time with googly-eyes

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2009

Googly-eyed clock tells time with googly-eyesThis clock tells time with it’s googly-eyes, so no matter what the hour, it’s always goofy. It’s from designer Mike Mak, who states that the “Eyeclock is a pleasuring clock which gives pleasure while telling you time.”

I don’t know about you, but being pleasured by googly eyes doesn’t seem all that pleasurable. If the photos are any indication, the right eye circles around as the minutes tick by, while the right eye swirls slower for the hours. Sure, it’s cute, but would you want to look at it all day?

Webcam equipped headphones put eyes over your ears

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2008

Webcam equipped headphones put eyes over your earsSeems like we have webcams in everything these days. They’re in everything and they are everywhere. It must have occurred to someone that the one place they missed was our ears. Which is a strange place for webcams, as we usually use them for other’s faces.

That’s what makes this so odd. This headphone/webcam combo will show you everything that is on your side. Maybe designer Andy Kurovets is just really paranoid. Maybe he has enemies that use his blind spots to their advantage. But chances are he just wanted to look like some fashion forward Sci-Fi dude.

SpongeBob iPod Dock: The stuff of Nickelodeon nightmares

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2008

SpongeBob iPod Dock: The stuff of Nickelodeon nightmaresI’ve been thinking on it for awhile and I just can’t think of anything more disturbing then this Spongebob Squarepants iPod dock. Mostly the problem is that you remove his large eyeballs and watch them roll around on the table in time with whatever music you play. It’s made more disturbing by the fact that he doesn’t even have a face, just the fleshy part around the eyes. That’s all you get. Don’t buy your kids this monstrosity, unless you like your kid waking up from mutant cartoon nightmares every night, complete with music. Video below.

iRiver Mickey MP3 player, now with hypnotizing eyes

Posted in MP3 by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2008

iRiver Mickey MP3 player, now with hypnotizing eyesRiver has updated their already bizarre Mickey Mouse MP3 players with something new. This version has hypnotizing eyes and may need a good exorcism. Glowing LED demon eyes no doubt make it easier to take over the world. It also has 2GB of storage for your soul, even MP3 or WMA files. If your kid’s head turns all the way around and he/she can’t stop watching Disney movies, don’t complain to us.

SightMate: world’s first portable video magnifier

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2008

At first glance, you’re thinking you would never wear these right? It’s not all that dorky. Looking like Cyclops from the X-Men might just score you a hot Jean Grey. It’s not meant to be a fashion accessory anyway. The SightMate LV920 from a company called Eyetonomy is a wearable device that’s designed to correct poor eyesight for those suffering from serious visual impairments.

The system has a 2-megapixel camera with a 3x zoom situated between the eyes, which provides images on twin 640×480 displays that can be tilted up to 15 degrees for comfort. The headgear comes with a remote to control magnification and other features and it only weighs 8 ounces. It can also help those who are color blind.

Opto-Isolator makes artwork come to life

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2008

Opto-Isolator makes artwork come to life
The Opto-Isolator is a black box prototype that seeks to incorporate robotic technology into artwork to make it more lively and interactive. The idea is that one day soon, there will be some artworks that can exchange eye contact with human beings. The eye mounted in the center of the black box responds to the gaze of whoever is staring at it and stares back.

It has a bunch of psycho-social eye-contact behaviors like looking into the viewer’s eyes directly, studying the viewer’s face, or looking away coyly when it’s been stared at for too long. It could be part of human or animal sculptures. Check out a video after the jump.