LED Football 2 for iPhone

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2008

LED Football 2 for iPhoneWhile it won’t impress today’s kids who grew up on Madden NFL, this will be a familiar sight to those of us who grew up in the 70s/80s. It’s an updated version of the LED football handheld we all knew and loved. It’s up at the AppStore.

Some new features include running, kicking, punts, field goals and passing. You won’t even have to worry about wear to the plastic buttons or buying a new 9 volt battery. With Passing you have total offense. This is how football was played once upon a time, as blips on a screen.

DIY colonoscopy is not a good New Year’s Resolution

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on December 25th, 2008

DIY colonoscopy is not a good New Year’s ResolutionColonoscopies are not fun. They require nakedness with another man in the room(meaning your doctor). Even if you have a female doc, that’s just as bad. It’s all like a strange consensual alien abduction, only your memory isn’t erased. Sadly, they’re very necessary and can detect and prevent colon cancer. But there has to be a better way.

Wait. There is. Just do the procedure yourself with this harmless looking gadget that bears a lightning bolt and the name of a crap beer. A few beers before hand might be a good idea, before you get all up in your own business. And hey, you’ll feel better about it since you can use this thing in all kinds of dark tight places, not just your fat can.

Seabright PC430 handheld

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2008

Seabright PC430Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A Windows CE 5.0-powered handheld device which a gamepad featured over the traditional keyboard. The Seabright PC430 features a Samsung 2443A 533MHz processor, Maximum 4GB of internal memory, SD memory card slot, USB 2.0 port, Optional Wi-Fi connectivity, GPS navigation, Webcam and a 4.3″ display.

The D-pad is on the left while the A, B, X and Y buttons are on the right. The Seabright PC430 also comes with multimedia playback capability, email support, Pocket Microsoft Word and Excel, PDF reader, Skype and MSN.

Handheld Dreamcast looks like a Stormtrooper

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2008

Handheld Dreamcast looks like a StormtrooperThis must be how Stormtroopers get their game on, since it matches their armor pretty nicely. It really is a nice piece of work. Created by Hailrazer on the Ben Heck Forums in about 90 hours. He used a kids toy called “Lazer Doodle” for the case.

It reminds us of what used to be. And it reminds us of the Dreamcast’s short life-span and the untimely demise of what some consider to be one of the greatest video game systems of all time. It features a Sony PSOne 5″ LCD screen, an InterAct Quantum Fighterpad controller, stereo speakers and a battery pack which lets him play for about 2.5 hours per charge. Nice!

Feeding Nemo: Sega Toys’ handheld aquarium

Posted in Toys by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2008

Feeding Nemo: Sega Toys’ handheld aquariumThis device looks like a Wiimote and an iPod collided at seaworld. It’s a toy that’s similar to the Tamogotchi toys, but in this case it features a fish in an aquarium that is displayed on the screen. Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to take care of it so that it survives. Your fish grows, but so does the world around it, giving you some interesting game options.

You can play using a dolphin or an angelfish and it even has three mini games you can play with your digital pet. If you love virtual fish, this device is good for all ages and may even teach kids how to care for a fish, though I doubt it. Keeping a real fish swimming takes more then button pushing.

11 cool Nintendo DS mods

Posted in Nintendo DS by Conner Flynn on August 30th, 2008

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While we’re waiting with bated breath for a possible new updated Nintendo DS model that has been rumored, we thought we would take a look at some of our favorite DS mods. Like the Wii, modders love to spice up Nintendo’s boring design and put their own personal touches on the device. Some are weird, some are awesome, some will make you wonder what’s in the modder’s local water supply, but all are creative.

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A sneak peek at the Peek handheld

Posted in email by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2008

A sneak peek at the Peek handheldYou might remember the Peek handheld email device we showed you last week. It looks like a Blackberry and keeps it’s nose to the grindstone, doing only email, nothing but email and still more email for $20 a month.

It’s not going end up in the hands of most gadget lovers, but considering the demographic they are aiming for, it could do well. Laptop mag had themselves a peek at the device and are claiming that it’s simple to use. They really liked the soft keyboard and talk about how it can be tucked away anywhere thanks to it’s thinness, which ought to make grandma happy. Until she loses it.

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Peek handheld focuses on e-mail only

Posted in email by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2008

Peek handheld focuses on e-mail onlyLooking for a device that does email and only email? Well here’s a new handheld from Peek and it will only handle your e-mails.

Sure, you can scoff and say what the hell is that about, but it may just catch on. Think of the older generation, you know the ones who can handle email but can’t figure out iPhones and such. It’s only real hurdle is pricing, which will be $99.95 when it hits Target next month. Oh, and $19.95 per month to send unlimited e-mails over T-Mobile’s network. Ouch!

Leaf AFi 10 camera has 56 Megapixels

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2008

Leaf AFi 10 camera has 56 Megapixels
We recently told you about the Hasselblad H3DII50 – 50 Megapixel Camera. The Leaf AFi 10 Camera wants you to know that it is currently in the lead at 56 megapixels should you be able to spend the spare scratch. By spare scratch, I man $43,675. It sports True Wide Frame 56×36 mm, 56 megapixel digital imaging sensor, captures images at about 1 second per frame, 6 x 7 cm touch screen and it can shoot up to ISO800.

Another nice feature is the high-quality auto focus digital (AFD) Schneider-Kreuznach lenses with the option of an advanced Leaf digital camera back. The lenses have been specially created for use with 30+ Mega Pixel digital camera backs. You’ll get the optimal focus sharpness while making good use of high-resolution CCD sensors. The 6 x 6 medium format digital camera that can be used as a hand-held and with a tripod.

Blaze Sega Megadrive handheld console

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2008

Blaze Megadrive handheld console
Back in the day Sega’s Megadrive boasted superior graphics to the NES, not that Mario and Luigi seemed hurt by it. Now Blaze will be unleashing a 16-bit Megadrive handheld this month, so you can relive your youth and play Sega Megadrive classics like Sonic and Knuckles, Golden Axe, Shinobi and Ecco the Dolphin.

Other games include Alex Kidd – Enchanted Castle, Alien Storm Altered Beast, Arrow Flash, Crackdown, Decap Attack, Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Ecco Junior, Flicky, Gain Ground, Jewel Master, Kid Chameleon, Sonic Spinball and Shadow Dancer. It’s powered by 3 AAA batteries and will retail for £29.99.

Patents point to a new handheld device from Sony

Posted in patents by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2008

Patents point to a new handheld device from Sony
Sony’s patent application for a haptic touchscreen composed of “tactile pixels” shows former Sony Computer Entertainment chief Phil Harrison as the inventor. It also has a bunch of references to potential use in “a game device” and to “game events,” so it seems fairly obvious that it was developed as an idea for PSP.

The patent app describes a haptic feedback system that seems pretty complicated. The pixels themselves are capable of moving up and down, providing feedback to user actions. It’s certainly interesting, but we’re not gonna hold our breath waiting for this to hit the consumer market anytime soon. We wouldn’t mind being wrong though.

New DS colors confirmed for Europe

Posted in Nintendo DS by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2008

New DS colors confirmed for Europe
Remember those new DS colors that we told you about the other day? Looks like the rumors were true. For Europe anyway, which would explain why they showed up on a Spanish site.

Nintendo has begun distributing these advertisements which show some new colors for the European market. Europe needs some more colors too. They haven’t had as many as the U.S. No word on when they might hit here. These will hit stores on June 13th. Look at all those pretty colors. It’s like Easter without the eggs.

Handheld Thermal Imager for Predator hunting

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2008

Handheld Thermal Imager hunts for Predator
So the Predator is loose in your city, half your men are dead and it keeps making that eerie noise as it stalks you. Carl Weathers and Jesse Ventura were no help at all. Unfortunately, Predators have state of the art camoflage, so chances are, you won’t live very long to tell the tale…Unless you have something that can show you his heat source. Like this Handheld Thermal Imager for instance.

It combines a visible light digital image with an infrared one, producing a single view that lets you get an immediate visual temperature map of whatever you aim it at. It’s priced at about $7500. These thermal imagers are designed for heavy-duty industrial troubleshooting and safety applications, but there’s no reason you can’t use it to snag yourself a Predator before it detonates an atomic bomb from it’s wrist.

Micro VS System: Donkey Kong Hockey

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2008

Micro VS System: Donkey Kong Hockey
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to play hockey with Donkey Kong. It’s just a dream of mine. I’m a geek. I know he wouldn’t perform well on the ice since he’s so big, so I know I can save the Princess. I’ll finally get my chance.

The Micro VS System was released in 1984 and is one of the earliest consoles that let’s you play against another player and with DK. With the console’s two handhelds, two players can join a game by sharing the screen between them. They are pretty hard to find, but the good news is that Play-Asia.com got hold of a limited quantity of brand new factory sealed consoles. Better hurry.

AlphaGrip handheld computer concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2008

AlphaGrip handheld computer concept
Here’s another entry from Microsoft’s Next-Gen PC Design Competition. The AlphaGrip Handheld Computer (or AlphaGrip HC, for short), features full-size rocker keys on the front with a flip-up display and a keypad for thumb-typing. It also has a trackball for mousing and some buttons for “sophisticated PC games”.

Thing is, you may have noticed two things, both unappealing: It’s bulky and the top is shaped somewhat like a heart. I can’t imagine ever using this in public, but despite that fact, I like it. It took some imagination and looks a lot like the Atari Jaguar.