July 31, 2008
Ever since I saw the Icon A5 I have been advocating the need for a flying motorcycle. Apparently Samson Motorworks has something like that in the works. Their SkyBike is a three-wheel enclosed vehicle. Samson claims “you can drive in air conditioned comfort to a local airport where the wings are extended, fly to another airport to land, retract the wings and then continue to drive wherever you want to go.” The use of a motorcycle engine enables the plane to use regular gas. They expect the SkyBike to; get 55mpg economy on land, 25mpg in the air, have a 95mph maximum road velocity / 140mph+ while flying, do 0-60mph in six seconds and it should only need a 500′ runway to take off. Right not it is only a concept but Samson Motorworks says they are close to production. See more pictures.
July 19, 2008
The Samsung TL9 10 megapixel digital camera has dual analog gauges for memory and battery status. It features a 2.7 inch LCD, internal 5x optical zoom, as well as Dual Image Stabilization. The TL9 will be available in September for $280. See another image.
July 16, 2008
The Pandora (not to be confused with Pandora) is a handheld that is following along the path of the GP2x, open source and runs Linux. It was designed as an ultraportable open source computer with gaming controls. Apparently they were attempting “to make to make the ultimate open source handheld device.” And it seems they have, but we’ll see…
July 9, 2008
We have been reporting on SSDs for a while now. Its about time we get to let loose some good news for us consumers. OCZ has announced its new line of 2.5in Solid State Hard Drives which are the most affordable yet. They come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB and retail for $169, $259 and $479 respectively. We can now get ten times the speed of traditional hard drives with a fraction of the power consumption.
July 8, 2008
From Inseq Design comes the Zuse toast printer. The toaster is made of plastic and aluminum. It is capable of printing a 12 x 12 px image on a piece of toast. Included is a memory card to store several images.
July 8, 2008
Creative’s latest PMP the Zen X-Fi features; wifi, IM capabilities, SD card slot, built-in speaker, FM tuner, and 9-way d-pad. It also includes software which will allow you to stream media from your computer. We do not have any details on price or when it will be available. The X-Fi will come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB flavors.
July 7, 2008
Summer is prime time for parties, now throwing a kegger just got a little easier. The Kegstand allows you to easily move your keg around without throwing out your back. If you don’t have a kegerator it also keeps the keg cold (when you add ice). Since im such a germaphobe my favorite part is the notch that holds the tap. See more pictures.
July 7, 2008
Orchids are some of the hardest plants to grow and keep alive. With this kit anyone can get the green thumb and grow their own Orchid. Invitro supplies you with the seeds, the test tubes, and the nutrient-rich gel that’ll make it foolproof.
July 5, 2008
Designed by Ron Guild, the Ingo Lamp, is made of 16 desk lamps affixed together to create a spider-looking chandelier. Its size ranges from 3ft – 8ft depending of how you want it positioned. Price and availability are yet to be announced.
July 4, 2008
The Norton M28 uses its 499cc single-cylinder engine as a stress point for its carbon fiber chassis. The designer, Aaron Rogers aimed at taking a minimalistic approach to performance. Much of the engine is used as the body. The M28 engine uses a desmodromic valve drive — a technology originally patented by Norton in 1924. When all is said and done this bike should pump out about 70 bhp. Another photo from the back.