In New York City, “straphangers” is the term used for subway commuters. TranStrap Corp has taking this to the literal, portable meaning of the term and developed this awesome piece of equipment. The simple design is made of plush heavy-duty nylon webbing, aircraft grade aluminum, and high-friction neoprene, resulting hygiene freak’s dream come true. Selling for a reasonable $14.95 - 19.95 depending on the model, TranStrap is a must own for the rush hour commuters. Everyone else can use it to play the role of Captain Hook in the next community play.
While the term biometric might not quite apply the fingerprint watch by Piaget has a certain geeky luxury to it. The Fingerprint watch is a unique creation - you order the watch and the company will make it custom designed for you based on a copy of your fingerprint. The fingerprint motif will be rendered in diamonds and white gold. Obviously such a personal treatment comes with a high price (so high they don’t list it on their website), but for the truly unique timepiece some might just find it worth the cash.
So, Mobile Edge is calling this one the smallest WiFi signal locator in the world. The nice thing about this is that it slips right on to your keychain, so it’s always with you, and pretty hard to forget. Unless, you know, you lose your keys all the time. The WiFi Locator weighs in at $29.99 USD.
- Patent-pending technology instantly detects ONLY WiFi signal presence
- Eliminates false readings from microwave and portable phone interference
- Detects 802.11B and G Networks
- Four bright LED’s to show signal strength
Our sister site, I4U News, has a great story on a post of a more literal sense - the iPod dock made from a tree. The dock is made from an actual log and features stereo speakers poking out from either end, used to play music from the iPod which can be docked in it’s top. This brings to mind a calming evening at home listening to the classics on an audiobook. Were I to have one I would keep it in the fireplace - the perfect statement about technology and nature blended together.
If you are still looking to squeeze out those last few framerates out of your computer, this just may be the overclockers dream.
The Prometia Cooler Unit uses Phase-Change technology or Vapor Compression Refrigeration to achieve freezing temperatures. The main components include the Evaporator (Copper Cold Plate), Compressor, and Condenser. Heat from the CPU causes liquid refrigerant in the system to be evaporated and carried away to the Condenser via the Compressor. The Condenser then cools the refrigerant back to a liquid which returns to the Evaporator.
Using this device, some users have reported reaching CPU temperatures as low as -50C. Remember, these types of systems may result in condensation. Be careful, as we wouldn’t want to see the $931 you spend on this thing ruin any of your internal components.
We have recently showed you iGuy for Your iPod and we couldn’t resist showing you his “adventures.” This blog for the little fella gives you some insight into the good life for iGuy. Here he is kickin’ it Hugh Heffner style accompanied by one of the Bratz, Polly Pocket, and maybe Polly’s cousin or other distant relative. iGuy, you scoundrel, you.
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At first glance at the title I said to myself, “This must be as useful as a solar powered flashlight.” Then I noticed that it’s actually a very cool little device that runs on a solar powered rechargeable lithium battery. Small enough to fit in your pocket and moderately priced at $25 dollars, this may be a perfect gift for the tech lover in your family.
The Plasticsmith, a company specializing in Apple accessories, has begun selling its new tux line of iPod and iPod mini stands. The stands, made of clear acrylic, give your iPod a firm place to sit, with an added touch of here-to-fore unheard-of class. The stands leave both top and bottom connection ports available and are stabilized by rubber feet underneath. The stands, which sell for around $35 each, look like they would make a great gift for the professional in the family who tries to maintain the high-brow look of their office, but still wants to jam out to their tunes at work.
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There is always room for cheap gadgets like the iPorter in my home. The iPorter xSD hooks on to a keychain, and holds 3 digital memory cards. It contains an anti-static additive in the plastic to minimize shock risk to the card and prevent dust collection. It can hold SD, xD, MMC, and Memory Stick Duo flash memory. The best part, though, is the price - just $9.95 USD for a package of two.
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Apple’s most popular USB Drive - oh yeah it plays music too - has a new buddy to connect to. This adapter from Belkin is quite useful if you want to use your shuffle with the plethora of accessories for 3G and 4G iPods. For example, a car charger, FM transmitter, or those cool alarm clocks. Look for it in late September at a price of $19.99 USD. Read on for the full release.
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