Home Swimmer Reminds us of Special Needs Children

Home Swimmer Reminds us of Special Needs Children

It was so abnormally hot yesterday that we could walk around solely in our underwear without feeling the least bit drafty, which really made us wish we had the Home Swimmer to use in our apartment’s pool. If you’ve got a tiny pool of your own, the Home Swimmer allows…

Illupillow Combines Big Pillow With Tiny Light

Illupillow Combines Big Pillow With Tiny Light

Personally, I think the Illupillow looks mildly uncomfortable, but this depends on how squishy it is”if it’s overly firm I could envision some back pain after reading on this thing for a couple of hours if I’m sprawled all over it. Google Translate (tenuously) confirms that the light is both…

Griffin Amplifi, Journi iPod Docks Shipping

Griffin Amplifi, Journi iPod Docks Shipping

Despite announcing these pretty neat looking iPod docks back in January, Griffin’s only getting around to shipping them now. If you recall, the Amplifi is a standard-looking iPod dock with a PowerMate stuck on the front for volume control. Like a wheel in the sky, perhaps. The Journi, on the…

StrikeAlert Personal Lightning Detector: Not The Greased Kind

StrikeAlert Personal Lightning Detector: Not The Greased Kind

At first we thought this was a lighting detector (for photographers), but upon closer inspection we realized it was a lightning detector. You know, the type that tells you if there’s lightning. The thing has a convenient belt clip and tells you whether lightning’s 20-40 miles away, 12-24 miles away,…

Chinese Take Out Container Containers

Chinese Take Out Container Containers

It must be take out week this week, and if you didn’t get enough of take out goodness with the Take Out Container lamps, these Take Out Container Containers should satisfy you in the moo goo gai pan. These are ceramic containers that you can actually use to hold stuff….

Sony Number One in “True Brand Power”

Sony Number One in “True Brand Power”

Despite exploding batteries, no rumble in the PS3 (well, maybe), their commitment to $600 PS3s, and oh, meh PS3 sales, Sony somehow emerged as the most powerful brand in a study by AlixPartners, besting among others, Tylenol and Toyota. Better yet, AlixPartners claims to ascertain “true brand power, which the…

FastMac Ships First < $500 Blu-ray Burner For Macs

FastMac Ships First < $500 Blu-ray Burner For Macs

Whether you’re making home Blu-ray movies to distribute to your friends or just backing up all your data with 50GB chunks, Blu-ray seems to be the way to go if you’ve got a Mac. FastMac’s latest Blu-ray drives are the first sub-$500 BD burners that we’ve seen, and work fine…

Are You Hot? Infrared Thermometers Give You a New Pickup Line

Are You Hot? Infrared Thermometers Give You a New Pickup Line

Although it’s not specifically used for wine, like the Nuvo Vino, there’s nothing technically stopping you from taking temperatures of your drinks with these infrared thermometers. They come in three sizes”keychain, pocket, and radar detector”and all are able to measure anywhere between -76 degrees F to 938 degrees F. Word…

Summertime Shenanigans: Floating Table Tennis Game

Summertime Shenanigans: Floating Table Tennis Game

This waterproof floating table tennis table is the perfect addition to any summer party. It measures in at 54 inches long by 27 inches wide, which is significantly smaller than a traditional table, but it could still provide some fun. It has a hard top surface and soft sides (for…

iRiver Clix Video Walkthrough

iRiver Clix Video Walkthrough

As promised, here is a video of the iRiver Clix demonstrating how the actual “clix” works along with an interface tour. Pardon the partial blurriness”my camera was set to “amateur pornography” mode and I forgot to turn it off. “Travis Hudson iRiver Clix Unboxed, Groped [Gizmodo] 2nd Generation iRiver Clix…

DARPA Completes First Bionic Arm Prototype

DARPA Completes First Bionic Arm Prototype

Move over Dean Kamen. You might have the money you’ve made from the dozens upon dozens of Segways you’ve sold, but your budget can’t compete with DARPA’s, and they’re in the bionic arm field too. DARPA already has their first prototype done, and they say they’re on track to “provide,…

Sony Ericsson K800i Cellphone Now Ferrari-ized

Sony Ericsson K800i Cellphone Now Ferrari-ized

Has Ferrari no sense of decency? Now the esteemed Italian carmaker-cum-gadget ho has agreed to festoon its logo on yet another geegaw, this time the Sony Ericsson K800i cellphone. If you recall, the K800i has been available for over a year, and has a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and Dual Mode…

Optimus Keyboard Gets Priced: $1564

Optimus Keyboard Gets Priced: $1564

We already knew that we were going to be forking out about $1500 for the Optimus uber-keyboard, but now they’ve got a finalized number. $1564 (Shakespeare’s birthday). Fantastic. In other news, their updated development schedule has the plastic tooling done by July 10, OLED tooling done by July 16 (they…

Slouchpod: The Gamer’s Beanbag

Slouchpod: The Gamer’s Beanbag

If beanbags had a version 2.0, the Slouchpad would be it. A gamer’s dream, it has two built-in 5-watt RMS speakers and a 10-watt RMS subwoofer for those outta-the-chair moments when you’re playing Gears Of War. And it’s not just gamer-friendly, as you can plug just about anything into it,…

iPods Banned by Schools to Stop Exam Cheating

iPods Banned by Schools to Stop Exam Cheating

Teachers, eh? First they came to praise the iPod, then they came to bury it. A spate of incidents involving iPods in class and exam rooms has led to a ban on digital media players in some schools. A high school in Idaho has been one of the first establishments…

Giz Oz: Our greatest week ever

Yes, without any competition, our first week wins the title of best ever. Here we’ve gathered some links back to the first week of Australian content, in case you missed them in the face of overwhelming US entries. We had some Sony videos: Creative Side and Kiss. That last one…

Steve Jobs: Subscription Model Still Sucks

Steve Jobs: Subscription Model Still Sucks

Despite Big Four agitation for an iTunes subscription service, Steve-o told Reuters on Wednesday that not only has that model “failed so far,” iTunes customers “don’t seem to be interested in it.” He reasons that they’d prefer to own, rather than rent, music. So why not just give us the…

Book-Style Remote Control Comes with Pages

Book-Style Remote Control Comes with Pages

Tired of flipping between four remote controls to operate all your A/V gear? Designed by Chen Hung Ming, the Book-style remote has three “pages” you can flip through to control either your TV, DVD or stereo. Each page has a small tab/bookmark that explains what each page controls. The concept…

The Suitcase Bike: Oh God, They Actually Made It

The Suitcase Bike: Oh God, They Actually Made It

Some of you might remember the Suitcase Bike concept that we showed you last year. Where the bike folds up into itself to resemble a suitcase with wheels. While this may look similar, it has one major difference. It’s in production. That’s right, in just a few short months for…

Man Reviews 105 Power Supplies, Goes Insane, Recommends a Few

Man Reviews 105 Power Supplies, Goes Insane, Recommends a Few

If you’re hardcore enough to review 105 power supplies, you’d better have some kind of spectacular testing regimen in place. The guys at matbe do, and they’ve come out the other side with a handful of recommendations on which one you should buy. For the nonmodular units, they recommend Akasa…

Bush Office Countdown Keyring

Bush Office Countdown Keyring

We’ll leave the political debate for our concerned citizen cousins over at Wonkette, but here’s a Backwards Bush keychain that counts down the days he has left in office. So if you’re the kind of person who really needs to know exactly how much time is left until we need…

When Pants Attack: A Cautionary Tale of G Suits and Planes

When Pants Attack: A Cautionary Tale of G Suits and Planes

You may or may not have read reports last week about a Swedish fighter jet crashing in the Arctic Circle. So far, so what, you’re probably saying”after all, there were no fatalities. And so began the questions. What caused the accident&madash;was it pilot error? The wrong kind of snow? Maybe…

Cassette Wallets Let You Carry Nostalgia Around With You

Cassette Wallets Let You Carry Nostalgia Around With You

Nothing says “the 1980s” like cassettes. The now dead format holds a dear place in the heart of any child of the ’80s who fondly recalls meticulously recording mixtapes, trading for concert recordings by mail on XLII’s, and putting Scotch tape over the little hole on the top of that…

Bullshit Button

Bullshit Button

Although this bullshit button is quite similar to Staple’s Easy Button, and both are actually available for purchase, the bullshit button actually does something useful. See, whenever your buddies make some outlandish claim, just slam on this button and it’ll pop out one of five “clever” sayings. “¢ “(Beep) That…

LG Planning Dual Touchscreen Clamshell

LG Planning Dual Touchscreen Clamshell

Now that the Prada phone is out, rumor has it that LG is planning another touchscreen cellphone. This time around the phone will be a clamshell with dual touchscreens (like this NTT DoCoMo phone). The touchscreens will function as one giant display, or they can act independently of one another,…

Glo Pillow Simulates Sunrise to Gently Wake You Up

Glo Pillow Simulates Sunrise to Gently Wake You Up

Say goodbye to that obnoxious alarm clock, scaring you out of bed every morning with its cacophonous din. Now you can rage against the dying of the light with the Glo Pillow, gently waking you up with soft LED lights, slowly increasing their brightness over 40 minutes just like the…