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Compose Music Transcriber

Compose Music Transcriber

Compose is an interesting gadget concept by several Chinese designers. A digital paper tablet uses a built-in mic to automatically transcribe your singing (or squawking) into notes.

Yggdra Union Preorder

Yggdra Union Preorder

The PSP remake of the highly addictive Yggdra Union is getting a pretty sweet preorder bonus: GameStop is throwing in a a hefty 56-track CD with music from the game.

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Etienne Louis Espresso Maker

Etienne Louis Espresso Maker

We can’t decide if Saeco’s Etienne Louis Espresso Machine is, in fact, an espresso machine, or a bad-ass, death-ray spewing tripod with medieval touches bent on world domination.

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe

2010 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Cadillac continues to make strides in the sheet metal department with its much anticipated 2010 CTS Coupe. You can see it in person at the November LA Auto Show.

Revoltech Protect Gear

Revoltech Protect Gear

Kerberos Saga is one of our fave alternative histories (Japan loses WW2 to the Germans), so we’re pumped about this 6″ Protect Gear by Revoltech, due to release in September.

1892 Basketball Shoes

1892 Basketball Shoes

These Original 1892 Basketball Shoes replicate the design of the first basketball sneakers ever, albeit with modern niceties such as a built-in arch and cushioned insole.

Ecko Star Wars Tees

Ecko Star Wars Tees

Marc Ecko’s contemporary Cut & Sew has a line of super-cool shirts and hoodies that take classic Star Wars and remix it with trendy all-over belt printing and foil imprints.

Kit Ray Exotath Sword

Kit Ray Exotath Sword

Defend your castle (or 1 bedroom apartment) with Exotath, Sword of the Dark Elf. It’s a false-edged sword, but at 45″ with a stylized skull motif, its lethal looks alone will send evil a-packin’.

HP 2530p

HP 2530p

Retaining much of the HP 8730w’s visual language, the HP 2530p is an ultraportable with a 12″ LED screen, 80GB hard drive and up to 8 GB of RAM. It weighs just over 3 lbs.

Trailer: Far Cry 2

Trailer: Far Cry 2

It’s been way too long since the original Far Cry, so we’re chomping at the bit to try out Far Cry 2. It looks to continue the mercenary plot line, this time in Africa. Release date is Octoberish.

Obey Essex Fedora

Obey Essex Fedora

We’re not too big on funky hats, but this tweed, short-brimmed Essex Fedora by Obey is cool enough without being over the “top”. It’s wrapped with a stacked satin rope and feather.

Concept: Equation Bookshelf

Concept: Equation Bookshelf

Coders and developers will love the Equation Bookshelf concept by Estudio Breder, which uses brackets, braces and parentheses as clever adjustable bookends.

Sooloos Media System

Sooloos Media System

The Sooloos Media System is a music hub: use the 17″ touchscreen to to choose tailored music “recipes”. At $13k, you can also sync up with your numerous beach houses and penthouses.

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Retro Space Arcade Machine

Retro Space Arcade Machine

Designed by Martijn Koch, Retro Space is as much a functional arcade cabinet as it is an homage to years past, drawing cues from Pong, Pacman and other famous arcade machines.

Pentagon Spokesdrone

Pentagon Spokesdrone

Fresh from The Onion: the Pentagon has replaced its PR department with the Spokesdrone, after apparently realizing that all their responses were canned anyway.

Zombie Hunt Lego Diorama

Zombie Hunt Lego Diorama

Nothing beats an old fashioned zombie attack to get the blood pumpin’: this Zombie Hunt Lego diorama by Justin Vaughn is inspired by Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z.

Cerulean F1 + TX

Cerulean F1 + TX

Cerulean’s F1+TX takes your iPod wireless. The F1 is a pair of stereo bluetooth headphones with 10m range, while the TX can wirelessly connect either the headphones or a dock to your iPod.

Concept: Oficio Workstation

Concept: Oficio Workstation

Luiza Barroso and Quentin Vaulot’s Oficio Workstation concept makes a space for those who are both messy and neat, by designating one half of the desk for clutter.

House of Liu Shaolin Monks

House of Liu Shaolin Monks

Unfortunately, we came across the Student edition (above) of House of Liu’s awesome Shaolin Monk vinyls too late. However, scope out this equally cool bronzed Rotofugi version.

Lewis Leathers Hi Tops

Lewis Leathers Hi Tops

The store’s navigation is tedious, but these Lewis Leathers Hi Top Sneakers are worth the journey: we dig the combination of black leather, zippers, double stitching and tire tread bumpers.

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Photos: Tetrapod Beaches

Photos: Tetrapod Beaches

Like relics of a lost civilization, tetrapods are employed by the Japanese government to minimize beach erosion. These concrete barriers and others like it cover over 50% of the coastline.

Trailer: NBA 2K9

Trailer: NBA 2K9

Basketball games have come a long way on the consoles, enough so we had to do a double-take on this NBA 2K9 teaser. It’ll be on store shelves in October for Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2.

Firetrap Chocataw Shirt

Firetrap Chocataw Shirt

No guy’s wardrobe should be without a good button-up; the Firetrap Chocataw Shirt has a subtle check design with roll-up tab sleeves, double pockets, epaulettes and a stitched logo.

RONN Scorpion

RONN Scorpion

Like the Lightning GT, the RONN Scorpion is a sports car with a twist: it’s a hydrogen fuel-injected hybrid paired with an Acura V6. It makes its own hydrogen with water and gets up to 40 mpg.

Indamixx Portable Studio

Indamixx Portable Studio

Indamixx takes Samsung’s Q1 Ultra touchscreen UMPC and turns it into a mobile mixing studio, with multi track recording and editing, Wi-Fi, Skype, and internet browsing. It’s Eminem!

Trailer: Babylon A.D.

Trailer: Babylon A.D.

Babylon A.D.’s trailer doesn’t reveal much plot-wise, but what we do see has us sold: stealth bombers, Russian submarines, cyborg implants, psionic combat and Michelle Yeoh kicking butt.

Swords (T-Shirt)

Swords (T-Shirt)

Obsessions with sharp, pointy things aside, we like Swords for its simple, silhouetted style. Made by freelancer Ryan of A-OK Mart, the tee is limited to a run of 75.

Concept: Asterisco Hub

Concept: Asterisco Hub

The Asterisco Hub isn’t the most practical of concepts (it’s quite the space hog), but it works on two very important levels: 1) it looks cool; 2) it can be used as a ninja star on short notice.

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

Bionic Commando: Rearmed

We’ve been craving a classic side scroller shoot ’em up, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed answers the call. This game ain’t weak sauce–it’s tough–but it does have co-op play. Soundtrack is here.

Xten Chair

Xten Chair

Pininfarina’s Xten Chair has advanced ergonomic features befitting its sporty heritage: lumbar support, adjustable headrests and arms, and synchronized back and seat tilting.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Check out these screens from Eidos’ upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum game: man are those visuals smokin’ (in a dark, gritty way)! A cross platformer, it’s for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC owners.

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