Gadgets

ACME Tri-fold Laptop at CeBIT

Three LCD screens on a laptop? Oh, don’t doubt it so quick, fellow gearheads. Check out the ACME tri-folding laptop featured at CeBIT. Don’t get your hope panties all up in a bundle just yet. This ACME product is for now, just a prototype, but this rugged piece of lap gear is sure to turn a lot of heads. Especially ...

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One Man Tied: The cable hook that makes you look twice

Feeling a little masochistic? Well don’t go beat your kids just yet. Here’s a safer alternative to unleash some of that built up violence. One Man Tied is a unique cable tidy hook that not only helps organize your cables, but leaves you with the satisfaction of a fresh torture, without the guilt. This 4″ tall poor little man is ...

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Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Noise-Reducing Headset

Plantronics recently released its Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset. A headset that Plantronics claims reduces background noise by 50%. The sound quality still maintains a high resonance, even with the noise-reduction, thanks to AudioIQ, the first ever DSP sound technology that automatically optimizes the clarity of sound for both the caller and the person on the other line. AudioIQ also constantly ...

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DIY: On / Off Footswitch for appliances and tools

Here’s a cool DIY tutorial on how to create your own on / off switch for small tools and appliances, even lights. To create the switch you’ll need an extension cord, an SPST pushbutton switch, 4x4x1.5″ electrical box, 4″ electrical box cover, 5/16″ flat washers, and a 3/8″ electrical box cable connector, along with a basic tool set. The tutorial ...

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Gameboy Konami Code Tattoo…Ouch!

Interesting…yes. Yet so extremely painful looking. Spotted on the same site that brought us the extreme wristwatch piercing. Quite an extreme way to show your love for the old Konami game code on the Gameboy. The retro style original Gameboy sure does bring back some memories too. And such a cute little tummy! — Andrew Dobrow Link

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LED nose stud powered by breathing

Nose studs are cool right? How ’bout having an LED light on, hmm are you going to shove a battery up that nose? Some dude in Israel has got it all figured out, and they called it the Firefly. The Firefly LED nose stud is powered by electricity generated from your breathing airflow? (check out the tiny turbine above) Next ...

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Hack: PIC controlled visual guitar tuner and preamp

Using a PIC microcontroller and an old stereo system, the developer of this hack, known simply as Rob, created a guitar tuner that visually represents the tuning of your guitar strings. LED’s are used to indicate how well tuned each string is. �I recently had to make a guitar amplifier and thought it would be cool to include a PIC ...

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Chip-like Binary Watch

There are 10 different types of people in this world. Those who can read binary and those who can’t. You better be one of the people able to read binary if you want to be able to use this watch, or to understand the fantastic joke from the first two sentences. For someone like me, who is not fluent in ...

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The iPhone at CeBIT…no, not that iPhone

Linksys presented its VoIP phone, the iPhone CIT 400 at CeBIT 2007. You might know it as the uglier iPhone. This is the first time the Linksys iPhone has been publicly presented. It earned much more attention than it would have because of the legal uproar between Linksys and Apple over the iPhone moniker. The Linksys iPhone is an internet ...

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