Solar Spark Tablet Case keeps your tablet safe and juiced up

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2011

There are plenty of tablet cases available for the iPad but how many are lined with solar panels? The Spark Tablet Case by Voltaic can generate up to 8 watts of power to provide about an hour of iPad runtime for every hour in the sunlight. Not bad. It also comes with a solar chargeable battery that contains almost enough juice to give the iPad a single full charge. The battery can be charged using the solar panels on the case, or via a USB port or wall charger.

Other features include a high-power 2A USB port, a regular 650mA USB port to speed up the iPad recharging process, water resistant solar panels, and the case itself is also waterproof. It’s also large enough to fit other accessories with your iPad and the charger can charge other mobile devices.

iWallet Biometric wallet keeps your cash safe

Posted in Biometrics by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

iWallet is a secure biometric wallet that should keep your cash and cards safe from foreign hands. The device opens with your fingerprint, and alerts you when it loses Bluetooth contact with your cellphone.

Sounds great, but what is the cost? Will you have anything left to keep safe once you buy it? It’s available in a variety of colors, including a fiber glass model for $400 or a lightweight carbon fiber case for $600.

Fridge Locker locks up your food for life, shelf life

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2009

Fridge Locker locks up your food for life, shelf lifeOk this is clearly for you folks who have obese roommates that steal all of your food. Which you pay for. This thing ought to keep your food secure and out of Jabba’s grasp. Great for helping you or someone else stick to your diet too.

Sure it looks like food jail, but your food is being protected not punished. And it’s only $20 and fits inside your refrigerator, secured with a chrome metal lock which you can set to any combination you want.

Numlock Handle makes your home a giant safe

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

Numlock Handle makes your home a giant safe Regular old door locks are so last century. What we really need is something that makes entering our homes feel more like entering a vault. That’s what this design concept for a mechanical lock is all about. It could solve the whole keyless lock thing once and for all.

Numlock Handle is pretty self-explanatory from the pic. The door is unlocked when you configure its four tumblers to the correct numbers. Then when you are inside, it automatically scrambles the tumblers once again to lock the door behind you.

Axxana Phoenix: Bomb proof data protection

Posted in Security by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2009

Axxana Phoenix: Bomb proof data protectionThe Axxana Phoenix is a solid state flash memory disk array that backs up and stores your important data with no need of remote transfer. It claims to be the toughest data recorder in the world. It can withstand earthquake grade shocks of up to 40G and 5000 pounds of pressure.

It can stand up to extreme temperatures as well. It can survive 2000 degrees F for one hour followed by 450 F for another 6 hours. How about the ability to withstand 30 feet of water pressure and a piercing from a 500 pound rod dropped from 10 feet. Now that’s tough.

ioSafe Solo External Hard Drive

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2009

ioSafe Solo External Hard DriveThe ioSafe Solo External Hard Drive is great for those who need to protect their data from every eventuality. It will survive a fire for 30 minutes as well as being submerged in ten feet of water for 10 minutes. I’m not sure that will do you much good in your everyday life, but if the inhabitants of Atlantis had had these, their secrets would have survived. Maybe. So let that be a lesson to you.

For $199 you can get a 500GB model, but, since this thing is pretty bomb-proof, you’ll have a hard time upgrading the drive in there so you may want to go straight for the $349 1.5TB model. Early adopters will get $50 off.

Floating Pet Collar keeps Fido safe

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2008

Floating Pet Collar keeps Fido safeThe Float-a-Pet collar is a good idea. For one thing it keeps your pet safe, for another it’s fun to see pet heads floating down Main Street during a flood. Win/win. It’s an inflating floating emergency collar with a flashing light so you can locate your pet even in the dark.

Sure, dogs can swim, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get tired, just like us. It may not be such a great idea that the flashing light is powered by solar. Probably not the best way to power something that is made for emergency nighttime situations. But with this thing, at least your pet has a chance to become one of many floating heads in a flood situation.

Voice-Activated Biometric Safe is…safe

Posted in Security by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2008

Voice-Activated Biometric Safe is…safeWe sure got a ton of nerd rage regarding that Lego safe we posted last night. If you find the Lego safe to be not safe enough, maybe this safe is more up your alley. With the Voice-Activated Biometric Safe, you can be sure that your nerd-stuff (Like that valuable signed William Shatner album) stays safe and sound.

It will only open with a voice command! Once the proper sound waves of your voice are heard, the door will open automatically. If someone tries and fails, the alarm will sound. Of course, someone will just record your voice and can probably get in that way. It’s only $24.99 and takes three AA batteries.

Lego Safe is ultra secure

Posted in Security by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2008

Legos SafeYou might think that a Lego safe would be easy to open. Maybe just remove a few bricks and you’re in. But that’s not the case with this thing, the cutting edge of Lego safe technology. The safe weighs 14 pounds and has a motion detecting alarm so it can’t be moved without creating a huge ruckus.

The lock takes five double digit codes to open it. That translates into over 305 billion different combinations. It even boasts an electronic status display showing the numbers as you turn the combination dials. When you enter the combination, the door electronically opens itself. It’s a great place to store all of your valuable geek stuff. Check out a video below.

Safe Bedside Table not so safe for intruders

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on October 22nd, 2008

Safe Bedside Table not so safe for intrudersIt’s the middle of the night. You’re lying in bed when you hear a prowler. Not a problem at all thanks to the Safe Bedside Table by James McAdam. Just jump up out of bed, wear your tabletop shield and grab your table leg club. You may want to shout something cool, like “This…is…Sparta!” then go do battle. The thief will be caught off guard and momentarily stunned to see somebody actually brandishing a club and shield. One quick hit to the head and it’s all over. The wife won’t be questioning “that stupid little table” anymore.

Condom Dispenser: You feeling lucky punk?

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 11th, 2008

Condom Dispenser: You feeling lucky punk?The condom dispenser moves the prophylactic party from the drawer to a bedside table top. It’s not for everyone, after all some get luckier then others. In fact, what works for this item also works against it. Sure, it’s great to have a condom dispenser nearby since you get so much sex that you lay in bed all day,(Uh…sure you do.) but chances are that if you actually have a woman in your life, this is wayyy to tacky a decoration to meet with her approval.

But if you have a special kind of gal with vision… One that sees the form and function of the condom dispenser as a great blending of mid-century modern with a blend of trailer park skank, then here are the measurements: 9″ H x 3.5″ W x 4″ D, made of aluminum and plastic, and it can hold up to 24 packs of condoms. Only $28.

Fake stereo protects your real stereo

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2008

Fake stereo protects your real stereo
Whether you find yourself in a so called good part of town or bad, there are thieves everywhere just waiting to cash in on your devices. All it really takes to fool these fools is a bit of DIY to fake them out.

You’ll need some Velcro, a generous helping of epoxy glue and an old cassette tape. Just follow the instructions and hopefully it will keep you from getting ripped off. Because let’s face it, you’ve gotta be a real bottom feeder of a criminal to be stealing cassette decks in 2008.

Hide your valuables in an air vent safe

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2008

Hide your valuables in an air vent safe
Most safes make it pretty obvious that your valuables are inside, usually due to the combination lock or keypad on the outside. You can hide stuff under your mattress or behind various other things that a thief would want to steal, but that’s pretty unorganized. What if you could hide your valuables inside of something that’s so common, that it’s completely out of sight?

How about an air vent? To install it, just cut out a section of drywall, and put in the compartment fastening it with screws. It opens with a mechanism that is hidden in the grill and no one will see your stuff thanks to a black divider. It will cost you $259.95, but you have to admit, it’s the best hiding spot.