June 25, 2009
The Launch Kontrol firework launcher is a firework igniter system that allows you to set off fireworks remotely, reducing risk of injury. It features igniters that clip onto up to five firework fuses, which are then controlled by a remote control. Fifteen igniters are included with the device for $35, and an extra fifteen go for $17. The product is currently available only in the UK.
April 22, 2009
Now there is a case that ruggedly protects your iPhone, and is biodegradable. Made of bamboo (40% reclaimed) pulp which is pressed into the perfect shape to protect the phone from most accidents. I have even seen one swiped LCD side down on a brick surface, the bevel on the case saved the screen. The case is available at Amazon for $35.
February 16, 2009
HTC has raised the bar for their Touch series phones. The Touch Pro2 has an upgraded screen (3.6-inch 800 x 400), and a dedicated touch-sensitive zoom slider. It features a 3.2 megapixel camera, MicroSD expansion, and “Straight Talk” technology for contact transition between email, text, and calls. It even has a full-duplex speakerphone, which is activated by flipping the phone over. Expect to see this phone in major global markets early this summer. See another photo of it.
January 12, 2009
And that’s not such a bad thing. The Pandora (official site – Written about previously here) is an open source gaming beast. The ship date has been moved back several times, most recently because LCD’s have taken too long to be produced and bank problems with the orders. Things are slowly coming together. Read the rest of this entry »
January 6, 2009
These gloves made by Swany, are the first bluetooth enables ski gloves ($495). They feature a built-in speaker and microphone so you will never have cold hands while trying to use your phone. These gloves come in your choice of colors, unfortunately availability is very limited at the moment. Congratulations Swany now lets see this technology in motorcycle gloves. See another photo.
December 30, 2008
Even though CDs have been around for over 25 years ton of cars are still equipped with cassette decks. Now you can add extra life to the dead format with the Bluetooth Cassette Tape Adapter ($40). Simply pair the adapter with your cell phone with the bluetooth headset profile, then pop it into your tape deck. It allows you can make hands free calls while driving. The only downside is that the bluetooth headset profile is the ONLY profile currently supported, A2DP would make this the ultimate cassette receiver. More pictures.
December 10, 2008
Everyone I know has tried several different ways to transmit music from their MP3 player to their car, yet many of those products fail to live up to expectations. Some reasons why they don’t produce perfect quality audio through a FM reciever are; 1. lack of external power, and 2. lack of antenna. The C. Crane Digital FM Transmitter ($70) has tackled both those obstacles, allowing it to transmit audio from any device with a standard headphone jack to a nearby FM radio receiver in perfect stereo quality. The device even transmits 40 – 70 feet away! Now you can enjoy internet radio, and music from your mp3 player on that legacy audio system. Take a peek at the image gallery.
November 21, 2008
So you want to be a baller and have latest and greatest phone. One problem, your carrier doesn’t sell the phone. You may feel out of luck, but your not. There are plenty on unlocked (and never locked) phones out there. Here is our list of our favorite unlocked phones available today. What are you waiting for? Go to the list!
November 19, 2008
I am a huge fan of fisheye photography, but couldn’t get into it because the equipment is too expensive. Thats why “I was all over it” when this fisheye camera from Paul Smith ($150) came out. It features a fisheye No2 lens, a 180 degree wide-angle view, and runs on 35mm film. More images.
November 1, 2008
A flashlight is a pretty good self defense tool (temporary blindness can be key), however in most situations a light wont stop an attacker. Meet the FlashLauncher, its basically a combination of a flashlight, a laser sight paintball gun, and pepper spray. This is the perfect non-lethal solution to deal with someone who might just be drunk or otherwise temporarily deranged. The starter kit costs $400 and comes with 30 rounds of purple inert powder (for practicing), and 10 rounds of 10X Hot Pepper Powder. Did I mention the FlashLauncher spits these balls out like a machine gun?