Nothing explodes, but we’re still dazzled by this test of a jet-mounted airborne laser (ABL) as it targets a MARTI missile loaded with sensors; a shoot-down test takes place later this year.
Old is (somewhat) new again with LG’s 14″ Classic TV; it packs a digital tuner, remote, and composite video, but goes retro with a CRT, rabbit-ear antenna, chrome legs, and knobs.
The duaLink isn’t just an iPod/iPhone cable but a USB hub; it manages connecting, syncing, and charging, allowing you to plug two devices simultaneously to a single USB port.
Ion Audio’s Twin Video makes vacation movies twice as grueling: the two-way camcorder records both the subject and the person holding the camera in PiP or split-screen modes.
The MacBook case gets classy with Twelve South’s BookBook (13″/15″); the hardback leather case looks the part of a vintage book, complete with rigid cover and spine with padded interior.
OXO is usually found in the kitchen, but their Cord Catch is at home in any office: made out of heavy die cast zinc and padded with a non-slip base, it keeps cords and cables within reach.
Maingear goes over the top (and then some) with their new gaming F1X desktop; it packs a Core i7 975 oc’d to 3.6GHz, Dual 1GB Radeon HD 5870s, 12GB RAM, and a 1000W PSU.
NASA’s Puffin is a one-man VTOL aircraft with top speeds of 300 mph; thanks to electric motors, LiPo batteries and carbon fiber composites, it’s not only green and light but stealthy.
Simple, space saving, and sleek, The Space Bar is more like an aluminum parking spot for your keyboard, hiding it away when not in use; also included: six USB ports at the front.
Samsung’s 12.2MP HZ35W (WB650 in Europe) hits the spot for compact superzooms; 30mm thick, it features a 24mm ultra wide angle lens, 15x optical zoom, GPS, and 3.0″ AMOLED display.
Trexa aims to offer the first fully-electric vehicle platform; the base AWD unit includes a battery and transmission with a 0-60 of 8s, 105 mi range, 4 hour charge time, and 100 mph top speed.
With a high density carbon fiber frame, four rotors, gyro stabilization and autonomous flight abilities, the NicoletoMK is one heckuva camera mount; it’ll carry up to a 1.1 lb payload.
Available late 2010, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 is a synth, sampler, and controller all-in-one with FM radio, accelerometer, AMOLED display, scissor switch keys, and aluminum unibody.
Build your own weapon of legged destruction with these SpiderBot (Hexapod) plans on Thingiverse by Daniel Schatzmayr; his design calls for a laser cutter, wood, and 20 servos.
It may look like an axe, but the Misa Digital Guitar a completely different instrument; this string-less Linux-powered MIDI controller features 24 frets and a multifunction touchscreen.
Now available: Aliph’s Jawbone ICON is their latest bluetooth headset with six distinct designs; each boasts a visual battery gauge, a MyTALK app store, and NoiseAssassin 2.5.
If you liked Parrot’s AR.Drone, build your own using Arduino; Paul Rene’s aptly-named Quaduino features four rotors, pitch/roll//yaw controls, a compass, barometer, and accelerometer.
Praised by professional guitarists, Line 6’s Relay G30 is a 6-channel stompbox-style 2.4GHz digital wireless system with 10Hz-20Khz frequency response and 120dB dynamic range.
Korg’s Sound on Sound is loud and clear with its unique selling point: it’s able to record unlimited tracks; it also packs a speaker, mic, Sound Stretch, and microSDHC card slot.
John Hunter’s Quicklauncher is a 3,600 ft. underwater space cannon placed near the equator that can be easily swiveled since it floats; it’ll shoot satellites 13,000 mph at only $250/lb.
It’s not the first iPhone Steadicam we’ve seen, but Tiffen’s Steadicam Smoothee is compatible with Droids and Flips; it also features a removable mount that can attach to any tripod.
The Miniguru keyboard’s slogan is “Always on the Home Row,” and it just may do so with a built-in trackpoint, a “swirl” key-activated second layer, and three levels of tactile feedback.
The Ultimate Ears 18 Pro Custom Monitors are Logitech’s flagship in-ear monitors; they feature 6 hi-fi speakers in each earphone, a 4-way crossover, and 3 tuned sound channels.
Metal Gear Solid 4 is no spring chicken, but Snake fans will dig Astro Gaming’s Audio System/Headset MGS4 editions; choose from three speaker tags and a black or white headset.
Introducing Iron Chef: Inkjet Edition; Cornucopia: Digital Gastronomy is an ongoing project by two MIT grad students to develop a 3D printer that mixes, deposits, and cooks food.
UrbanEars’ Plattan headphones target minimalist audiophiles; the tonal-colored cans sport a cord mic, fold down to the size of your fist, and can share music with other headphones.
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