Stick-on Speakers

30 01 2009

This is a great idea, stick a speaker on any surface you like.

These SoundPads will stick to your wall, posters, bookshelves, the ground, wherever you need them to stick. Each time you switch the location/surface it will give a different sound.

It’s a perfect solution to put your music where you want it.
The only disadvantage is that when it’s stuck, it stays there. It would have been better if we could just stick it in the kitchen when we’re cooking and then peal it off and stick it on our living room wall. Unfortunately that does not work, so maybe that’s a good idea for a future enhancement.

Priced at $18 a piece it’s cheap enough to buy a few, maybe 2 for each room in your house?





Wireless outdoor speakerPost a comment

27 01 2009

If you’re anything like me you’re probably spending all your summer evenings in the garden, eating barbecue with some friends.

It’s always nice to have a little background music and that’s what the next gadget is built for. Transmit your songs from your iPod or any other mp3 player to this wireless garden speaker. The distance between sender and receiver can reach up to 70 metres.

It is splash proof so you can put it close to a swimming pool (though not recommended for obvious reasons).

It features a left, right or mono switch which makes it perfect if you’re using two of these. If you want a cool stereo effect, you can position the players perfectly in your garden.

The battery lasts about 6 hours. This gadget works with any standard 3.5mm jack connection.

Available for $100.





Cellphone Jammer

22 01 2009

Tired of those idiots screaming to their cellphones? I mean, why on earth do they have to talk so loud? Want to just smash their cellphone into millions of pieces?

Now there’s a better solution: the cell phone jammer. Sure it’s been around for a while, but this one is really cool because it’s portable and actually works.

Not much bigger than an iPhone, it will silence any cellphone for about 32 feet in all directions. It is able to block the following frequencies: GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900, CDMA800, WCDMA/CDMA2000, PHS, DECT and 3G.

Even though the battery only lasts for about 1.5 hours, it’s long enough to jam most annoying conversations.

Priced at $246 it is rather expensive.





Cigarette Lighter CameraPost a comment

18 01 2009

This reminds me of James Bond. Take this cool little cigarette lighter camera with you wherever you go or on your next mission to capture important evidence.

Disguised as a lighter (which does not work ofcourse so don’t try to light a fire with it), it features 64MB SDRAM storing up to 104 images (640×480) or 30 images (1280×960). These images can be downloaded to your computer with USB.

So basically it’s a decent digital camera inside a fake cigarette lighter. If anyone needs this spy camera, get it for $195 over at SpyGadgets.





Bionic Contacts

15 01 2009

The University of Washington’s Babak Parviz has created a prototype “bionic” contact lens that creates a display over the wearer’s visual field, so images, maps, data, etc., appear to float in midair. The lens works using tiny LEDs, which are powered by solar cells, and a radio-frequency receiver.





The Peraves MonoTracer

11 01 2009

You really need the mind of a Swiss engineer to come up with a vehicle that combines the lithe maneuverability of a motorcycle with the not-getting-rained-on-ability of a conventional automobile. In addition to looking as though it just fell out of a time machine from a distant and much cooler future, the MonoTracer furnishes its driver (and one passenger) with such luxuries as air-conditioning and windshield wipers, plus the safety of a cockpit made from Kevlar and carbon fiber and reinforced with an aluminum roll cage. The MonoTracer is also energy-efficient: its BMW engine, which goes from zero to 62 m.p.h. in 4.8 sec. (100 km/h), gets about 65 m.p.g. (28 km/L).





Spore!

7 01 2009

It’s blasphemy, brilliance or both to take the entire evolution of a species — from a single-celled animalcule in a drop of water to a space-faring, galaxy-exploring sentient being — and turn it into a video game. But that’s exactly what Will Wright has done. Wright is the man who created The Sims, a game about everyday life in suburbia, but apparently he found the vast panorama of human experience too confining, because he then spent seven years creating Spore, in which players design their own life-form and then manage every aspect of its progress through the centuries, from savagery to civilization.

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