Sega will have a new projector out this August, with a decided twist. The 190×205×200mm portable device has the ability to show electronic fireworks on your wall or ceiling. With a library of 55 different virtual displays, it is powered by 3 AAA batteries. Not many details were given out besides its ¥15,540 price (~$160.00,) but here’s what we are thinking: If you have ever seen an electronic fireworks greeting card, it gets rather annoying after the first thirty seconds. Ooh, ahh.
Neither Apple devotees nor iPhone users with other computing proclivities want dirty floors. How can all of those floors POSSIBLY stay clean and yet still let visitors know that this household strongly supports the telephonic ventures of Apple? The “Slide to Unlock” doormat. Made of washable rubber and available from the Meninos Store for $50, it’s a piece not-tech that will add some personality to your entry while keeping the rest of the house ship-shape.
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Since it is time to put up your new calendars, we were thinking how nice it would be if we could have an everlasting one. The Jenda Lifetime Voice Calendar fits that request quite nicely. Record important dates and messages to yourself or other family members with an easy interface and one-touch recording. It features a low-battery notice and runs on three AAA alkaline batteries. Best of all, order now and pay a price that was recently reduced to $39.95.
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If you’ve graduated beyond elementary math, this wall lamp created by Mingyu Jeung will be happy to turn on for you after you solve a randomly generated equation. If math really isn’t your thing – or you run out of fingers to count on – the integrated chalkboard may be your new best friend (though I wonder how you would see what you were writing…). As far as we can tell, problems appear to be of the simple add/subtract/multiply/divide variety, but a clever prankster would throw in a random calculus problem just to keep you on your toes.
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Need a nightlight but don’t want to admit it? Try one of these ‘Tude Beams for your bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen for a late night traipse through the house. Choose between Flex, Feisty, Cross, and Loaf, and adjust with different light settings. Each one is 100 x 80 x 60mm and weighs about 200g. Don’t forget to load the included 4 AAA batteries or you may really see some heavy ‘tudes while you sleep. Pick your fave for £9.95 (~$20.00.)
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Do you often get up in the middle of the night and grope around for your cellie or glasses and end up knocking them off the nightstand instead? The Nite Coaster lights up in blue at night and shuts of automatically in the morning. The device is made of water-resistant plastic (in case you spill your bedside water,) non-slip rubber feet, runs on 4 AAA batteries (not included,) and comes at a price of $24.98.
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We have a friend who got an air purifier that he could never figure out how to work, but then our friend is obviously not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. The result is that there is more dust on the thing than in it. Would that he had Joseph Kim’s Daan (Korean for column.) The prototype consists of simple disks that combine to handle any size room. Single ones can be used when you travel. The Daan is constructed of brushed aluminum and fabric.
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We already know that plants thrive when you talk to them, but what if your plant decided to chat with you? The prototype Pet Plant by Junyi Heo keeps track of its soil temperature, humidity, and water condition, and lets its owner know what it needs by means of LCD display pictograms. Supposedly, it will also drain itself if over-watered. The Pet Plant’s USB interface charges and transmits the info from computer software. Perhaps the next gen of the gadget will scream out “Feed me, Seymore!”
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Panasonic pushes GPS to the limit with its new Strada F-Class CN-HX1000D and CN-HW1000D. The gadget has a 7-inch Viera screen for DVDs, an iPod link, a hard drive, 1-seg mobile digital TV, and what Panasonic calls a “from home to car” idea. If you have Bluetooth on your cellie, you can order sat-nav and the Strada will let you know what’s going on at home from the screen in your car. You can also turn on or off appliances. This one doesn’t come cheaply. The Stradas will go on sale in Japan next month with a ¥355,000 (~$3,500) price tag.
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Wouldn’t you love to be able to watch your fave TV shows while lounging in the tub? If so, consider the SoakTV Wireless Waterproof Television. It has an LCD screen, stereo speakers and you can hook it up to a DVD player…or even a PC! Perfect for bathtime, the kitchen, even pool parties…and since it’s wireless, you can take it anywhere. Unfortunately, this particular model isn’t available yet, however the company’s similar Soak104 model is for $972 USD.
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