Gadgets

Big Daddy Nerf Gun

The Big Daddy Nerf Gun ($300) is crafted from wood planks that were part of a 75-year-old chair and hand-riveted aluminum, and sports a working scope. It holds 10 whistler Nerf darts and all the dreams of your steam-powered childhood.

 


Mophie Juice Pack Reserve

The Mophie Juice Pack Reserve is an emergency keychain power source for the iPhone and iPod. It has a 700mAh battery and elegantly integrated USB cable and 30-pin connector.


Orime Mouse by Elecom @ Nendo

The Japanese peripheral company Elecom has released a striking new mouse, the Orime Mouse as designed by Nendo.  This faceted, lo-fi design is an array of flat surfaces meeting on hard edges, with no curves or slopes by nature.  On the functional side, your standard three buttons (with scroll) are in place, as well as a fourth button on the left side of the mouse.  It connects wirelessly using a USB dongle and is available in four different color styles.

 


Microsoft Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Special Edition

To coincide with the launch of Gears of War 3, Microsoft has released this limited edition Xbox 360 bundle. Featuring a full-body custom Gears of War 3 paint job, the 320GB Wi-Fi ready pack also comes with two matching custom-painted wireless controllers, a wireless headset, and a copy of the game. The limited edition Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 hardware pack is available now at video game retailers for $399.99 USD.


mastermind JAPAN – Ron Herman – Casio Exilim TR100 Pocket Camera

Casio has teamed up with retailer Ron Herman to create two exclusive make ups of Casio Exilim TR100 pocket camera. The camera features a 21mm lens, an angular pop-out handle, a 3-inch touch-screen display and ican record 12 megapixel HD videos. The collaborative effort includes an exclusive black mastermind JAPAN Casio Exilim TR100, in addition to a white Ron Herman model. Launching October 2011 in Japan.


Polaroid SX-70 Camera

The SX-70 is a true legend in the photographic world, as it was the first shooter to take integral instant film, and the first SLR to feature a folding body. The Polaroid SX-70 Camera ($300) isn’t a modern remake of this classic — it is the classic, painstakingly restored so it works perfectly — especially with Impossible Project film — folds flat, and looks great even when it’s just sitting around. Instragram’s got nothing on this

 


Wacom Inkling Digital Stylus Pen

Wacom, the maker of illustration interfaces for designers and artists, has finally forgone the tablet and put pen-and-ink back in the hands of creatives.  The Wacom Inkling Digital Stylus Pen is a real, ink-filled pen that records an illustrators drawings and transports them to a computer.  Artists who prefer to sketch on paper can do so again, yet a digital representation of their work can be tossed into Photoshop and Illustrator in moments.


Fujifilm X10

This is the promotional video for Fujifilm’s new X10 digital camera. For more information, please visit http://www.fujifilm.ca


Sony S & P Tablets

Sony joins the tablet battle as it unveils two new models to hit the market soon. Dubbed simply S and P, both models are Sony’s first foray into Android tablets. Featuring a 9.4-inch IPS display that features Sony’s very own TruBlack and Bravia technologies, the “S” model is WiFi enabled and comes in 16GB and 32GB sizes. It is also capable of cross-device connectivity as it comes with an IR port on the backside which can be used to control Sony Bravia TVs, while Bluetooth connectivity allows the device to interact with PS3. The P model on the other hand is a clamshell device that comes with two five-inch 1024 x 480 screens. It can work independently or together depending on certain applications used.


Sony Cybershot – Take Control

Here is the new campaign for Sony Cybershot range. The spotentitled “Take Control” was produced by 180LA, directed byChristopher Riggert and published by Arcade Edit. The campaign features Scene Recognition function to take bright pictures in any situation.


Urwerk UR-1001 Pocket Watch

The UR-1001 Zeit Device is an über complication both measuring and quantifying our era, from a solitary second all the way to a monumental 1,000 years.

The UR-1001 features 10 complications and indications, the majority of which are exclusive to URWERK: satellite hours, retrograde minutes, day/night indicator, running seconds, power reserve indicator, revolving satellite calendar displaying months plus date, Oil Change indicator, 100-year indicator and 1000-year indicator.


Razer Blade Gaming Laptop

The PC industry introduces the new Razer Blade laptop specially geared toward gaming. The laptop is made with a sturdy aluminum frame with an incredible performance and an all-new revolutionary user interface. The Razer Blade offers the perfect balance between portability and performance with an exterior measuring at 0.88 inches thin and weighing in at only 6.97lbs. Developed in partnership with Intel, the Razer Blade features a fast Intel Core i7 processor and a high performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. With an incredible LED-backlit high-definition 17” display, you’ll get the full gaming experience with the Razer Blade’s wide screen, fast performance and portability.

 


Cineskates Portable Tripod Dolly

A couple of MIT students came up with an interesting idea and developed the Cineskate Portable Tripod Dolly. The wheels that they developed attach to the GorilliaPod tripod for DSLR’s and thus allow for slow tracking shots and smooth rotation. For $275 you get the full kit including the GorillaPod Focus and the ballhead. $150 just gets you the little skates. The project is now up on Kickstarter and and if you believe in the idea or would want to use something like this, you can support it here.


Bouncy Kids Camera

It’s an ordinary camera lined with Sugru silicone rubber, which is kind of like clay but also sorta like duct tape. Once attached to something, Sugru sets itself permanently. Like this camera. Watch it roll around on the street.


Pentax Q black


Pentax has announced the world’s smallest and lightest digital camera with interchangeable lens. The Pentax Q-Black is only 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2”. It has 12.4 megapixel CMOS image sensor, capable of producing 12-bit DNG RAW and JPG images and to benefit from very low noise even in low light situations. And you can choose a variety of specialty Q lenses which include prime, zoom and fisheye lenses… Other features include HDR Capture, 1080p HD Video, Sensor-Shift Shake Reduction, 3 Inch LCD Monitor, 5 FPS, Bokeh Control Filter and smart effect.


Tokyo Cultart – Photo Cowboy Holster

Phat Photo and Tokyo Cultart by Beams have teamed with camera equipment brand Diagnal, who’ve all together designed this new concept camera case. The Cowboy Holster incorporates Diagnal’s popular ninja camera strap, whilst the holster’s innovative design allows it to be carried on bag shoulder straps. Also, the holster allows the housed camera to be taken out in a quick and impressive pinch

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Available at ZOzo


Sony dev-5 Digital Binoculars

Dubbed as the first-ever digital binoculars, the dev-5 offers requisitely high levels of magnification as well as the opportunity to record full HD video (including stereo sound), an option to use a 3D record mode which captures scenes in stereoscope for playback on 3D-ready devices, and even the ability to take 7.1-megapixel still photographs


Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse – Albino Edition

The Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Albino has all the features of the high-end R.A.T. series – removable weights, palm and pinkie rests, programmable buttons – plus a 6400 DPI sensor and matte white body.


Google Buys Motorola Mobility

Google announced Monday morning that it will acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

Motorola is one of 39 manufacturers of handsets that use Google’s Android operating system.

Buying a hardware company is an unusual move for Google. The acquisition, Google said in a statement, “will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem.”


Mercedes prosthetic LIMB

A teenage Formula One fan has been fitted with a souped-up artificial hand after he offered to sell advertising space to Mercedes – on his prosthetic LIMB.

Brave Matthew James, 14, who was born without his left hand, sent a cheeky letter to Ross Brawn, boss of F1 team Mercedes GP Petronas, asking for £35,000 to pay for a top-of-the range artificial limb. In return, shrewd Matthew said he would allow the company to sponsor the hand by putting the Mercedes logo on it – like ads seen on F1 cars.

But Mercedes where so touched by Matthew’s ‘intelligent and moving letter’ they agreed to help him and teamed up with firm Touch Bionics, who create and fit hi-tech artificial limbs. Together they designed his own customised i-LIMB Pulse – the most advanced prosthetic limb in the world.

The hand is so versatile Matthew can grip a pen to draw pictures and write, tie his shoe laces and catch a ball. The hand, made from high-grade plastic with a black silicone socket, literally plugs into Matthew’s arm.Two electrodes on the inside of the socket detect electrical impulses made by the muscles in Matthew’s lower arm. The signals are then beamed to a mini-computer in the palm which translates the messages into movements, replicating a normal hand.

After receiving the letter in June, Mercedes invited Matthew to their headquarters, where he toured the factory and met racing legend Michael Schumacher.

The company said they were unable to pay for the hand but agreed to help Matthew raise the money, by asking fans and sponsors to make donations. Touch Bionics also agreed to fit the hand and train Matthew at their state of the art facilities for free, which would have otherwise cost £25,000.

via DailyMail


The HiLo

The HiLo is quite an interesting concept; it is a 10” OLED Tablet with a wireless felt keyboard. Now the thing about the keyboard is that it’s styled as a jacket to hold the tablet. At the same time it features fused (hot pressed – embedded circuitry) keys on the outside.


Baand Remote

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Here is the concept of a remote designed by  Kristian Ulrich Larsen. A new user experience in navigation and how to consume TV content.

 


iPod – iPhone Bluelounge MiniDock

MiniDock allows you to charge your favorite iPhone or iPod with your existing Apple USB Power Adapter. Your device sits upright in the MiniDock while it charges directly into the wall socket, allowing you to free up counter or tabletop space. Small and simple, MiniDock enables users to make the most of their upright devices while they charge.

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Tilt-Shift Camera

The lens is mounted at an angle for real “miniaturized” photos. It’s teeny-weeny (about the size of your mobile) so the power of tilt-shift can always be in your pocket.

Make buildings look tiny! Make people look small! Make beautiful blurry bokeh!

Lovely vignetting and a 5MP sensor put you squarely in lo-fi toy-camera territory, like shooting with a Lomo or Holga. Plus it’s got all the stuff you’d expect from a point & shoot: flash, zoom, exposure control, white balance, even video!

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