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R2D2 w/8 Consoles

R2D2 w/8 Consoles

Using a repurposed cooler, Brian De Vitis’ R2D2 carries far more than Death Star plans: it’s packed with eight consoles, a sound system and a dome-mounted projector.

Fog of War: Op. Flashpoint

Fog of War: Op. Flashpoint

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising’s devs talk graphics in this Fog of War trailer; attention to detail is incredible, with impact, lighting, weather, smoke, and even types of plants.

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Alienware M15x Laptop

Alienware M15x Laptop

Alienware’s M15x laptop gets seriously upgraded; it packs a 2.0GHz Core i7 920XM CPU, a 1GB GeForce GTX 260M, up to 8GB RAM, Blu-ray burner, FireWire and 3 USB ports.

Eco-Friendly T-shirt

Eco-Friendly T-shirt

Available today only at TeeFury, Alex Solis’ Eco-Friendly t-shirt resembles an amped-up franken-WALL-E; environmental themes aside, the details on this tee are absolutely incredible.

Subway Yearbook Photos

Subway Yearbook Photos

Improv Everywhere hits NYC again, but this time with pants: Subway Yearbook Photos is definitely one of their subtler, gentler pranks as they pose as official photographers for MTA.

Microsoft Courier Concept

Microsoft Courier Concept

The Giz has scored a first look at Microsoft’s Courier Concept; it’s basically two tablets (a booklet?) in one with dual 7″ multitouch/stylus screens, a 3 MP camera and single home button.

iPhone ARider

iPhone ARider

It’s not designed to be used while moving, but the ARider is ideal for cyclers who need hands-free navigation; it’s a retractable helmet-mounted display that pulls data from an iPhone 3GS.

Dr. Grordbort’s Victory

Dr. Grordbort’s Victory

Now available for Victorian men and women: Dr. Grordbort’s Victory is a steampunk-themed book that delves into the backstories and mythos behind Weta’s collectible ray-gun line.

Product Placement Tee

Product Placement Tee

The 33 logos on this Product Placement t-shirt should seem vaguely familiar: a tribute to fake companies seen in movies, Cyberdyne, OCP, and Initech are best left purely fictional.

Hamann Ferrari California

Hamann Ferrari California

Hamann’s Ferrari California aero kit is cosmetic (exhaust and ECU mods are coming soon), but what a beautiful kit it is: you’ll get a new hood, spoiler, diffuser, wing and forged wheels.

Monkey Island x CryEngine

Monkey Island x CryEngine

We’ve seen what Blade Runner might look like using CryEngine 2, but our pirate hats off to Hannes Appel for using it to create this glorious, grog-filled 5 min. video of Monkey Island 2.

STALKER Chernobyl LARP

STALKER Chernobyl LARP

After their awesome Fallout reenactment, Russian live-action fans hit much closer to home with this STALKER LARP; over 200 players were involved, albeit in Vyborg instead of Chernobyl.

Nike SB x Lau x Janoski

Nike SB x Lau x Janoski

Available at LA’s De La Barracuda on 10/3, these sweet wood grain shoes are a triple collaboration between Nike SB, Stefan Janoski and Michael Lau; the latter will throw in a vinyl toy.

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Big Daddy Costume

Big Daddy Costume

We don’t normally feature costumes, but this Bioshock-inspired Big Daddy suit could easily be mistaken for the real thing: weighing 50-60 pounds, it sports an actual spinning drill.

The Hundreds: Phoenix

The Hundreds: Phoenix

Introducing The Phoenix, The Hundreds’ first eyewear line: debuting 9/24 at their LA and SF locations, the Wayfarer-style shades are handcrafted in Italy and come in four colorways.

Launch: Katamari Forever

Launch: Katamari Forever

Available 9/30 on the PS3, Katamari Forever gives the Prince new moves such as the Prince Hop and King Shock while players can use cel-shading, wood grain and other graphic filters.

Sonic Golf System-1

Sonic Golf System-1

Used by Vijay Singh to fine tune his tempo, rhythm and timing, Sonic Golf’s System-1 actually lets you hear these variables by converting swing data into a real-time audio soundscape.

Wired: 12 Shocking Ideas

Wired: 12 Shocking Ideas

Wired goes off the deep end with 12 Shocking Ideas That Could Change The World, including emptying prisons and cheating death; truly heinous: a plan to bust up big league sports.

LEGO Cello

LEGO Cello

Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO cello not only is roughly the size of a real cello, but can be played, too–just don’t’ expect it to sound like one; watch the time lapse, brick-by-brick video above.

Penfield FW 2009 Jackets

Penfield FW 2009 Jackets

Dad and grandpa’s jackets make a comeback with Penfield’s F/W 2009 jackets; both the Stapleton and Rockford feature vintage-style shoulder yokes and come in a variety of materials.

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Monster vs. Hunter Chess

Monster vs. Hunter Chess

Crafted from cold-cast marble and limited to 750 sets, the devil is really in the details with this Monster vs. Hunter chess set; our favorite piece: the chainsaw-packing Good queen.

Direct2Drive: $5 Games

Direct2Drive: $5 Games

In celebration of its 5th anniversary, Direct2Drive has a deal that’s almost too good to pass up: get games like NWN 2, Assassin’s Creed, Eve Online and Civilization 4 for only $5.

Funny: The Infinitisphereb

Funny: The Infinitisphereb

Despite ten eons of human evolution and goofy space togas, one thing remains the same: The Infinitisphereb is a look into the distant future and its not-so-distant take on tech support.

Vers iPhone/iPod Cases

Vers iPhone/iPod Cases

Made out of solid wood and bamboo with a UV and moisture-resistant clear-coat, Vers’ iPhone/iPod cases obscure most of the screen but are easily removed with a quick eject detail.

Funny: Cloverbrawl

Funny: Cloverbrawl

“Epic” barely begins to describe Cloverbrawl, a Smash Bros.-powered Cloverfield parody that manages to squeeze in Star Fox, Fallout, Bioshock, Half Life, and cake (Part 1, Part 2).

Sensia DAB/Wi-Fi Radio

Sensia DAB/Wi-Fi Radio

It looks like a football, but the Sensia is more about touchscreens than touchdowns; it’s a convergence device with a 5.7″ display that streams music via Wi-Fi and plays DAB/FM radio.

Medieval Robot Tee

Medieval Robot Tee

Sir Lancelot turns into Sir Spamalot in this The Robots Come Out At Knight t-shirt; castles are cool and all, but not against 50 foot tall metal monsters that spew cannon and flames.

Arden Bentley GT

Arden Bentley GT

Anything Bentley hardly qualifies as a sleeper, but props to this Arden-tuned Bentley GT; it bumps power from 560 to 600 and torque from 480 to 600 with relatively low-key grills and rims.

Gameplay Trailer: APB

Gameplay Trailer: APB

This Gang War gameplay trailer for APB shows off the advantages of multiplayer; it’s basically an MMORPG version of GTA, which means passenger gunners and … dance crews.

Aramis Gentlemen Collection

Aramis Gentlemen Collection

Vintage bottles of Aramis are hard to find, but thankfully the Gentlemen’s Collection pulls together three decades of their best colognes; it includes 900, Devin, Havana and J-H-L.

DIY: Racing Console

DIY: Racing Console

Our friends at 0-60mag.com show you how to build your own Need For Speed: Shift-themed racing console for only $500 (not including electronics); get the 60-page PDF here.

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