BackDrop Headboards

BackDrop Headboards

It seems a bit tacky, but BackDrop’s inflatable headboards can quickly transform your bedroom at half the cost. Included: a microsuede, twill or faux leather slipcover and air cushion.

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rallying the troops: Subaru has massively tweaked its 2.5L four banger for 2009, which now pumps out a full 41 hp and 18 lb-ft. over last year. That’s a total of 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque.

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Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop

Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop

Available as of today, the Vostro 2510 is the latest addition to Dell’s small business line. Clad in red, this 15.4″ laptop sports sharp lines, 4 USB ports and a discrete GeForce 8400M GS video card.

Murasaki Storytelling Robot

Murasaki Storytelling Robot

Robo-Garage’s Murasaki prototype robot is no slouch at storytelling; “she” actually uses an MP3 player. The ‘bot rolls on two wheels and articulates her head and arms with an eight-axis system.

Hoon-Paris Leather Jackets

Hoon-Paris Leather Jackets

Although well-known for their designer jewelry, Hoon-Paris’ new line of stylish leather jackets hold their own. Ideal for slimmer physiques, these fitted threads are accented with gold zips and rivets.

Samsung Omnia Review

Samsung Omnia Review

Phone Arena has reviewed iPhone competitor Samsung Omnia, which features vibrating feedback, 5 MP camera, and bluetooth stereo. It falls flat, however, with a wimpy 240×400 screen.

Scrabulous: Now Wordscraper

Scrabulous: Now Wordscraper

After voluntarily taking down Facebook app Scrabulous due to Hasbro’s legal threats, brothers J. and R. Agarwalla have re-launched less than 48 hours later under a new moniker: Wordscraper.

TAK Push Pins

TAK Push Pins

TAK Push Pins have a U-shaped channel and dual headed pins that make them ideal for hanging Xmas lights. They’d also be great for managing (relatively thin) wires and cables.

Dalek Voice Changer Helmet

Dalek Voice Changer Helmet

Exterminate a whole new generation of SIL-LY HU-MONS with the Dalek Voice Changer Helmet, available at ThinkGeek. Includes authentic Dr. Who sounds and lights; runs on 3 AA batteries.

Porsche 911 Targa 4 & 4S

Porsche 911 Targa 4 & 4S

Porsche’s 2009 911 Targa receives a slight face lift and modest horsepower bumps over the outgoing model. Note: the “4” stands for all-wheel drive; the 4 gets a 3.6L while the 4S gets a 3.8L.

Firef.ly In-Browser Chat

Firef.ly In-Browser Chat

Firef.ly is an in-browser chat client that can be installed on any website with a line of JavaScript code. Visitors can type anywhere on the screen and pick avatars; it also works with Twitter.

LG: Blu-Ray & Netflix

LG: Blu-Ray & Netflix

We love two-fers, and LG’s BD-300 does exactly that: it not only plays Blu-ray discs, but also streams Netflix movies. Available in Fall, Gizmodo reports that the price should be “well under $500.”

Subway Poster Hacks

Subway Poster Hacks

Poster Boy is an NYC artist who vandalizes subway posters, largely with clever cutting and pasting. It’s screwball humor with a healthy dose of social commentary.

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Sanyo Xacti HD800

Sanyo Xacti HD800

Sanyo’s Xacti line of compact HD cameras gets an upgrade with the HD800. Though seemingly a small step up from the HD700 on paper (from 7 MP to 8 MP), Akihabara News reports big noise reductions.

Wallpaper: Earth 2584

Wallpaper: Earth 2584

Earth 2584 is a gorgeous desktop wallpaper and print by German artist Tobias Roetsch (deviantART ID: taenaron), and depicts a future with Europe at war and Asia reigning supreme.

Tibida Binary LED Watch

Tibida Binary LED Watch

Maximize your nerd appeal with the Tibida LED watch: the first two modes are fairly simple, while the final binary mode which gets geek-ah-rific. Available in red, blue, black, or orange.

Darth Maul Vinyl Collectible

Darth Maul Vinyl Collectible

Let’s be clear: Darth Maul was gypped, but we’re happy that he’s getting some primo exposure with this vinyl collectible by Medicom (avail. Q2 2008). Preordering is a good idea: he’s limited edition.

Motorola MOTO U9

Motorola MOTO U9

Motorola’s MOTO U9 is a slick clamshell phone (T-Mobile & AT&T customers) with an eye-catching external OLED display. Also nice: MP3-friendly buttons, quad-band GSM, and stereo bluetooth.

Teak Wood Chaise

Teak Wood Chaise

Linda Horn’s Teak Wood Chaise mixes the organic and artificial on two fronts: materials and form. Teak contrasts with aluminum while its curvy, ergonomic design sits on a stark, angular frame.

88 Ghosts Tee

88 Ghosts Tee

We actually counted, just to be sure: Olly Moss’ 88 Ghosts tee is an eclectic find, guaranteed to induce some level of staring from passersby. Available at Funkrush in all sizes.

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Virgin Galactic’s EVE

Virgin Galactic’s EVE

Recently rolled out in front of the world’s media, Virgin Galactic’s EVE is the mothership which will ferry SpaceShipTwo and astronaut-customers into sub-orbital space for $200k.

Shuttle SLK4800 KPC

Shuttle SLK4800 KPC

Hot on the heels of Dell’s Studio Hybrid, Shuttle’s SLK4800 ($300) steps up from the value K4500 ($200) with the addition of an optical drive and dual VGA/DVI outputs. Standard: Linux; Vista +$180.

40% Off Blu-ray Movies

40% Off Blu-ray Movies

Deal: Amazon has a 40% off sale for select Blu-ray movies. Titles include Cars, Apocalypto, Pirates of the Caribbean (all three films) and The Prestige. Psst: free shipping on orders over 25 bucks.

SimCity Creator Screenshots

SimCity Creator Screenshots

If thoughts of rampaging robots, fiery meteors and ginormous hands of death don’t get you excited, we can’t save you. EA has fresh screens for their upcoming (9/08) Wii-only SimCity Creator.

Samsung Series 9 LCD TV

Samsung Series 9 LCD TV

Samsung’s flagship Series 9 LCD HDTVs feature “art inspired” Touch of Color accents; ToC is hit-or-miss for most folks. Available: 46″ and 55″ models; LED backlighting; 120Hz technology.

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