Microsoft’s Sidewinder X3 is gaming on a budget; it packs eight buttons, ambidextrous layout, and on-the-fly sensitivity switching with a laser sensor that ranges from 400 to 2,000 DPI.
Brando’s latest cheaptastic gadget is the USB Cubic Card reader, patterned after a Rubik’s Cube; it allows up to 270 degrees of rotation and includes SD, microSD, MMC and XD support.
Iriver’s LZR Racer Aquabeat is an MP3 player that is designed for underwater use; it’s good at up to 3 meters and features 2GB of storage with up to eight hours of continuous playback.
The union of a dragon cutout and an Arduino tracked platform, Puff is designed put out fires with puffs of air; he even has a panic mode that makes him flee after too many failed attempts.
Sanyo’s short focus laser projector is a gamechanger: it only requires 24″ of space between itself and the wall, yet manages to project a 100″ 1080p images with 7,000 lumens.v
Available at the Maker SHED store, this Truth Wristband Kit lets you build your own lie detector; it measures galvanic skin response and goes from blue to red if you’re a big, fat fibber.
It’s just a single function MP3 player, but the Little Sleep Machine makes an ideal gift for insomniac friends and family; it broadcasts three hours of soothing music designed to induce sleep.
A modern update of a classic 1965 Italian radio, the Brionvega RR227 includes an AM/FM radio and can play MP3 or WMA files through its 3W speaker via SD card, USB or Line-In.
Now official after a leak yesterday, Nikon’s D5000 DSLR packs a 12.3MP DX-format sensor, 2.7″ swiveling display, Live View, 11-point AF system and a 720/24p movie mode.
Bridging the virtual and physical worlds, Mike Neumann’s Poly.Touch concept is a “tangible” synthesizer which lets you dynamically configure real objects to serve as controls.
The racing stripes make it look like a soapbox racer, but CMU’s Scarab Lunar Rover is all business: able to work in light or dark using 3D laser scanners, it features a 1 meter coring drill.
From cans to blocks: WeSC’s ALP Horn headphones feature funky square earcups; they also sport a convenient dual headband system, with a flexible inner band that fits your head.
A funky but fascinating social experiment, watch Kacie Kinzer’s Tweenbots as they rely on the aid of strangers to get to their destination (displayed on a flag); they can only roll forward.
Not too shabby: The DXG-125V is a 720p camcorder for less than $100; it also happens to be waterproof, includes a compass/lanyard, uses SD cards and runs on Li-ion batteries.
TechCrunch’s CrunchPad tablet now sports a slimmer design, an Intel Atom chip, bottom-up Linux OS and new Webkit browser version; Michael Arrington calls this the B.5 version.
It’s not the first rugged military-spec cellphone we’ve seen, but Samsung’s SGH-a657 is well-featured with A-GPS, 3G, PTT, Bluetooth, email, microSDHC slot and built-in flashlight.
XCM’s Rumble Joystick is the first to be compatible with the PS3; beyond the rockin’ and rollin’, it includes 4 memory buttons with up to 20 moves each, rapid fire and turbo modes.
KDDI’s Idda G9 sliderphone may be Japan only, but we’re fawning over its stainless steel frame and titanium finish; it packs a 3″ touchscreen, 3.2 MP camera and pico projector support.
Think of the Bulbdial Clock as a modern sundial: three rings of 12 multicolored LEDs project light onto a central rod, which in turn casts shadows–i.e., minute, hour and second hands.
Ranging from 13.3″ to 15.6″, Acer’s Timeline laptops target style-conscious buyers but also boast a decent feature set: LED displays, multitouch trackpads and up to 8 hours of battery life.
For all you WALL-E lovers out there: your favorite robot has been cast into a fantastically detailed computer case, complete with meticulous step by step instructions. Thanks, IceBone!
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