Remote Controlled Fun: CAUL the Helibot

Remote Controlled Fun: CAUL the Helibot

Remote controlled things that fly around your office are all the rage these days, what with the WowWee Dragonfly and Micro Mosquito burning up the sales charts. This hot Caul Helibot is supposedly even better, since, you know, it’s a little man on a jetpack. How else can you explain…

Cubic Pillow Has Holes for Sound, Phones

Cubic Pillow Has Holes for Sound, Phones

Talking with your girlfriend on the phone for hours on end is such a chore, but it can be less of one with this cubic pillow. Each of the six sides has a hole in the middle, so you can easily stick a phone receiver in there but still have…

Jake’s Steampunk Computer Mouse

Jake’s Steampunk Computer Mouse

The fetish-driven industrial nut inside of us all squirms with joy at this steampunk mouse designed by Jake of Jake of All Trades. He even wrote up an old-timey narrative about this mouse. Role-playing and steampunk? It’s like an explosion in my pants! It is actually smaller than it looks”reminds…

MacBook Mini Pushed Back to 2008?

MacBook Mini Pushed Back to 2008?

It was never confirmed by Apple, but the folks at AppleInsider are reporting that Apple’s ultraportable MacBook Mini won’t see the light of day till late this year or possibly next. The reason? Apparently Leopard’s delay will also affect the MacBook Mini because the flash-based ultraportable will rely on software…

Martinis Not Shaken, Not Stirred, But Yo-Yo’d

Martinis Not Shaken, Not Stirred, But Yo-Yo’d

Tanaka is a design that will add a bit of flair to your bartending, combining a martini shaker with a yo-yo to let you shake things up and entertain your drinking audience all in one smooth motion. Just fill it up with your favorite ingredients, and throw that sucker down,…

You May Not Actually Want an OLPC For Yourself

You May Not Actually Want an OLPC For Yourself

OLPC: They’re cute and colorful and can be powered by the pull of a string. They run Linux and Windows, and cost just $175 apiece. But unfortunately for your well-heeled ass (is that even anatomically possible?), these laptops are for underprivileged kiddies only. And even then, as the name informs…

NeuroSky Gamer Headset Reads Brain Waves

NeuroSky Gamer Headset Reads Brain Waves

A US company has come up with a headset that reads your brainwaves – and they plan on marketing it to gamers. NeuroSky’s prototype measures a person’s baseline brain-wave activity, including signals that relate to concentration, relaxation and anxiety. So, if you’re playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour and you lose…

Big week: CeBIT and Photo Imaging World

Big week: CeBIT and Photo Imaging World

We’ll be hitting our stride this week in local coverage, starting with on-location blogging from two major events taking place in Sydney and Melbourne. We’ll be on the floor at CeBIT Sydney tomorrow and Wednesday, then down to Melbourne on Friday and Saturday for PMA Photo Imaging World. Check out…

JVC DD-3 Networked Home Theater Unboxed, Groped

JVC DD-3 Networked Home Theater Unboxed, Groped

Recently I got all excited about a pretty cool-looking networked 3.1 home theater system from JVC. Since it seems most of the innovative networked products are coming from brands that aren’t as easy to find at Best Buy, and since JVC said it supported a wide range of file formats…

WidgetWare: My Fav Phone Apps at the Moment

WidgetWare: My Fav Phone Apps at the Moment

Yes, the joy of weekend shift. That’s 3 times in 6 weeks, you know. Anyhow, I’ve got a wedding to dash off to in a bit (not mine) but I’ve been using some cool stuff on my phone that you should try. Especially if you’re at a wedding and are…

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…

One Lamp, Twelve Bulbs, Lots of Blindness

One Lamp, Twelve Bulbs, Lots of Blindness

With 12 chrome balls and sockets for 12 light bulbs, this sputnik table lamp is perfect for lighting up your desk or a small city. Unfortunately, the bulbs are not included in the €325 (roughly $440 US by Nerd Approved’s calculations) price tag, so sending messages to outer space in…

OLPC = One Cancerous Deathtrap Per Child?

OLPC = One Cancerous Deathtrap Per Child?

Oh those Brits. On Monday they were kvetching about a Wi-Fi-induced “health time bomb.” Now they’re telling you to keep laptops out of the, um, laps of your oh-so-precious children because it’s like dropping”oh the horror”a mobile phoneright into into their pocket in terms of signal exposure. That $100-but-really-$175 laptop’s…

Meizu M3 Music Card Preview

Meizu M3 Music Card Preview

We’re actually fans of Meizu’s players, despite (or maybe because of) their similarities to Apple’s offerings. Their latest, the Meizu M3 Music Card, has 8GB of storage, 1.5-inch display, FM radio, 20-hour battery life, and a $100 price point. You can get 2 and 4GB models for $65 and $80,…

Steampunk Guitar Plays Like a Gibson

Steampunk Guitar Plays Like a Gibson

Although we suck really hard at guitar (but we’re fairly decent at Guitar Hero), we can still appreciate this custom made Villainizer steampunk guitar. It’s a one-off guitar custom made out of a Rhodes Jackson V, with gauges, gears, pipes, welds, and a bunch of fake rust. You probably can’t…

German Shift Knob LCD Makes Gadget Fans Happy

German Shift Knob LCD Makes Gadget Fans Happy

Although people who drive stick know what gear they’re in by feel, this German shift knob is something we think they can get behind. It’s a learning shifter, which you assign gear numbers to depending on your car’s specific position. When you switch to that gear, the LCD display on…

Apple on the Prowl for More Flash Memory

Apple on the Prowl for More Flash Memory

There’s a predator on the loose and rumor on the Interwebs says that it’s Apple. According to DigiTimes, Apple is on the hunt for more NAND flash memory to satisfy its insatiable belly. It already has a deal with Samsung, but now Apple is asking for 10-15% more than what…

Gardner Baby Grand Master: Classical DJing

Gardner Baby Grand Master: Classical DJing

Some DJs bust out the old school and some DJs bust out the really old school. The Baby Grand Master is for the really really old school. Packing some serious hardware”Dual Pioneer DVJ-X1 DVD Players, Edirol V-4 Video Mixer, 3 Marshal LCD Monitors, 5 subwoofers, 3 tweeters, 1100 Watt Power…

Multi-Tool Pen Has 5-in-1 Versatility

Multi-Tool Pen Has 5-in-1 Versatility

There are plenty of multi-tool pens around, but none as beautiful as this hand-turned creation by John Russell. He chooses from 50 varieties of wood to craft these one-of-a-kind writing instruments. The type of wood you get is random, but one thing’s for sure, you’ll have a Phillips screwdriver, regular…

Philips X200 Hoists Its Screen for the Brits

Philips X200 Hoists Its Screen for the Brits

Philips isn’t exactly the first brand that comes to mind when you think of laptops, but their upcoming X200 Ultra Portable actually looks pretty nice. It’s got some pretty standard specs, such as a 1.73GHz Core Duo U2500 processor, a 100GB HDD, and 1GB of RAM, but what really makes…