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FanSee: A fan that displays the digital temperature

Posted in Office Gadgets by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2009

FanSee: A fan that displays the digital temperatureThe FanSee is a nice innovation on the standard desk fan. Thanks to LEDs built right into the fan blades, the FanSee gives you the current temperature while the blades are spinning. That’s right! Feel the oppressive heat, turn on the fan, and let it tell you what you already know. That it’s damn hot. That’s why you turned the fan on.

So, it’s a device that states the obvious. The temperature readout on the 9 inch diameter fan blades is large enough so that the whole room can see it. If you absolutely need this in your life, it can be had for $39.99.

Infrared flashlight records video

Posted in Flashlights by Conner Flynn on April 3rd, 2009

Infrared flashlight records videoIf you are adventuring in the night and want to catch all your findings on video, this is the flashlight for you. You only have two hands. Why hold a video camera in one hand and a flashlight in the other? You’re sure to drop one when you see Bigfoot or the Chupracabra anyway, and there goes your proof.

The Infrared Video Recording Flashlight comes with 17 infrared LEDs to illuminate what’s ahead of you. The built-in camera will capture everything in 640 x 480 resolution at 30 fps, with 128MB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot.

Honda builds giant LED display out of Insights

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2009

Honda builds giant LED display out of InsightsForget Samsung’s viral marketing ad with LEDs strapped to a bunch of sheep. Honda has gone all out, showing off its new Insight by turning their LED headlights into a gigantic animated Lite-Brite for an upcoming commercial. The commercial is called “Let it Shine,” and you can watch it below.

The Insight can cruise on electric power alone but not accelerate, so it isn’t technically a hybrid. The Insight’s main selling point is the price, starting under $20,000.

Spotlight 12V Rechargeable LED Flashlight Review

Posted in Review by Darrin Olson on March 28th, 2009

Spotlight 12V rechargeable LED flashlightThe tough guys over at Spotlight were nice enough to send us a few samples of their their small rechargeable 12V flashlight to try out for ourselves we have to admit that we were impressed. Now, the Spotlight has but only a couple features and is no new radical cutting-edge technology but we would consider it a gadget nonetheless. Also, its refreshing to see a very simple and useful gadget come across the desk from time to time.

The Spotlight is just like it sounds; it’s a small flashlight measuring a mere 2 inches and weighing in at a svelte 1.8 ounces. What makes this little guy so handy is it’s small size which is by no coincidence the same size as many automotive outlets. The flashlight alone fit in 4 of the 6 different car outlets we tried and emits a glowing red light to let you know it’s charging. For those outlets that don’t quite fit, Spotlight provides a small length adapter and a Super Socket adapter (separately) to allow it to fit just about any vehicle.

Sony Ericsson T707

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2009

Sony Ericsson T707 to be endorsed by Maria SharapovaThe Sony Ericsson T707 is finally out and about and comes packed with cool light effects and gesture controls. The phone lights up when you get a call and you can personalize the light settings to each of your friends, so you know whose calling.

The T707 features a 2.2-inch, 262k color TFT (240×320 pixels) scratch-resistant display, 3.2 megapixel camera with 3.2x digital zoom, geo tagging, video recording and video light, media player with MP3/AAc support, stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, Exchange ActiveSync and Google Maps.

Pong-playing LED sheep

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

Check this out. A bunch of Sheep herder dudes in the Uk got together and armed with a bunch of LEDs and a camera created some amazing moving art.

“We took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display.”

The best part? They create a giant Pong game with the LED wearing sheep. Sure there are a few stray pixels because the dumber ones can’t get it together, but it rocks.

HexoLight 3000 LED lighting system for Guitar Hero

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2009

HexoLight 3000 LED lighting system for Guitar Hero Are you rocking as hard as you can? Maybe you can rock harder with your fake guitar. The HexoLight 3000 Sound Activated LED Lighting System can help. This lighting system will add a whole new dimension to the game how you enjoy the game, with pulsating colors that flash according to the game’s beat.

There are three colors in all and no roadies are required to set them up. Red, yellow and blue, in an octagonal shape. You can customize the different shapes and configurations and you can control the sound threshold as well as speed of the flash.

Kisai Sensai Tokyoflash aluminum LED watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2009

Kisai Sensai Tokyoflash aluminum LED watchThe line of Kisai aluminum LED watches from Tokyoflash has just been upgraded and this has to be one of the more striking pieces we’ve seen in some time.

You get your choice of case and strap color combinations, each featuring multicolored LEDs beneath black acrylic lenses. The wrist band design has the appearance of a one-piece bracelet and is easily adjustable for different wrist sizes. This one features an animation mode so that once every minute for 12 minutes after the time is displayed, the LEDs rotate on and off in a circular formation.

GeoBulb II: LED lighting that lasts for 20 years

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2009

GeoBulb II: LED lighting that lasts for 20 yearsThe problem with producing a long-lasting and bright LED Light Bulb is that the components in an LED bulb often fail before the LEDs themselves. Looks like that may change. The GeoBulb II Wedge Base type bulb is designed to fit into all wedge-based fixtures, bringing LED light bulbs up to the brightness of incandescent bulbs and maintaining the quality that make LEDs so good.

The bulb will supposedly last 30,000 hours, using just a fraction of the power of incandescent bulbs, while generating very little heat and isn’t susceptible to vibrations or repeated on/off switching. The bulb uses 7.5-Watts of power while dispensing 60-watts of equivalent light.

The Steam Iron gets an LED facelift

Posted in LED by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2009

The Steam Iron gets an LED faceliftThe iron is one of the few gadgets that has remained largely the same over time. Even this Steam Iron with LED concept doesn’t change it all that much. It features LED lighting that lets you know the temperature, with red presumably meaning that it’s hot and ready.

There’s also a soft silicone lining to prevent you from burning yourself accidentally, which is of course a big plus for you and the emergency room staff. Sure, it won’t iron your clothes all by itself while you play Xbox, but it’s an improvement. I mean, what else are you going to do to upgrade the old iron?

Lightware LED Silverware

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 5th, 2009

LED SilverwarePerfect for those romantic candelit dinners, it’s Lightware- the LED lit cutlery. This silverware features a silver head and an engraved crystal body, sure to add to the ambience of any darkly lit dining experience.

They have a small LED powered by a watch battery at the bottom. The electronic part can be removed for washing, because otherwise things would just get gross. Your fork will still stab, but now you will be able to see what you are stabbing. If these don’t impress your date, try the Lego cutlery. At least with those you can join her fork to yours and say something sappy.

LED Undies are scary, light up

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2009

LED Undies are scary, light upLED-embedded undergarments are bizarre. Maybe even creepy. I mean, look at the pic. It looks like you have an evil other-worldly creature living in your nether regions. Do you really want that thing staring at you? But hey, maybe you like that sort of thing in the bedroom. Who am I to judge?

I guess LED undies are only limited by your perverse imagination. At Enlighted, you can get LED g-strings, panties, even hot pants. If it’s not freakish enough for you, they will make a custom piece for you, with lights and patterns of your choice. Perfect for acting out Sci-Fi fantasies. Just don’t ever talk about it outside of the bedroom. Please.

Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan LED watch is a beauty

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2009

Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan LED watch is a beautyThe creative folks over at Tokyoflash just revealed their latest digital watch and it’s pretty sexy if we do say so ourselves. The new Kisai Keisan watch uses a unique convex lens that magnifies the lighting effect from the LEDs behind the numbers in the watch face.

If you’re familiar with Tokyoflash watches, and I know you are, since you read the ‘Brick, you’ll know that reading the time will take some getting used to. To tell the time on this watch, just add the digits in each of the four vertical lines of numbers. The Keisan features an aluminum body and comes in silver (with orange or yellow leds), or black (with red or green LEDs).

Troll Touch adds touchscreen to Apple’s 24-inch LED display

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2009

Troll Touch adds touchscreen to Apple’s 24-inch LED displayIt may still be a while, with the MacWorld just concluding, before Apple comes out with its own version a touch version for their display, but there is a solution. Troll Touch has announced a touch panel integration kit that converts the 24-inch LED display into a touchscreen.

It’s powered internally via USB. And the custom touchscreen overlay design doesn’t alter the panel’s form factor in any way hankfully. But adding touch functionality is going to touch you in the wallet. Starting from scratch, you can order a touch-enabled version now for $2,299, but those looking to simply upgrade their own can ship it to California with $1,399.

LED Torch is a tiny transformer

Posted in Flashlights by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2008

LED Torch is a tiny transformerWorried about the rise of the robots? Sure we all are. But we never saw it coming from our trusty flashlights. Yes, they will transform and enslave us by being useful in the dark. Which is a brilliant plan. We will never see it coming when the light goes out and they finally attack.

This awesome flashlight can transform into three different forms: humanoid robot, scrambling spider and standing spider. That’s three cool things in one flashlight. Which is two more than your current flashlight does. All this coolness for only $20.