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Sony Tabletop Remote With Wide Coverage

Sony Tabletop Remote

How often do you forget to point your remote at the VCR but instead aim it at the TV? Sony’s new waterproof RM-PZ1FD with three infrared LEDs offers wider cover and is designed for tables, counters, or nightstands with soft buttons for both digital and analog transmissions. The remote also works with fifteen other brands such as Matsushita, Sharp, and JVC. At a size of 4 x 5-inches, it will be available sometime this month, and comes with the mini-price tag of ¥1,980 (~$17.00) in each of three different colors.

 

Read More | Far East Gizmos

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Tokyoflash Remakes Classic Watches

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Hot Deals, Misc. Tech,

Pimp Revolution

Tokyoflash has pimped some of their most popular classic watches. The Star Performer at ¥19,800 (~$173.00) now comes in white or blue LED and their IP at ¥21,900 (~$191.00) is black with white, orange, blue or multi-color LED. Their PU/leather strap is also available again for ¥17,900 (~$156.00) with a black body and either orange or blue LED, while the all metal version features a blue LED. You also get a ¥1000 (~$9.00) discount if you order before the end of the month (“AUGU7” in the coupon code box) and if your purchase is over ¥10,000 (~$87.00,) you qualify for free shipping.

Read More | Tokyoflash

Reflect Your Moods with Mirror Tiles

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Smart Home, Misc. Tech,

Mood-Light Tiles

Now that someone has discovered a way to reflect moods in furniture, along comes Generate’s ultra-bright LED light matrix with an RF Mood-Light Reflector program. The 19.7 x 19.7 x 3.75-inch panels look like ordinary mirrors, but turn them on and you can display random colors, rainbow sequences, gradually changing hues with pulsations, or preprogrammed mood sequences with red, blue and green light. Each panel will set you back $600.00, the remote goes for $45.00 (which runs up to four panels,) and the power supply is $279.00. We think we would program the tiles to show how we see red after adding up the exorbitant price tag.

 

Read More | Generate

Watch Doubles as USB Device

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Storage, USB,

USB WatchThis watch does double duty as not only a timepiece, but has built-in USB 2GB storage hidden in the watchband that pops up for easy connection to most PCs with included extension cord. At a size of 1.5 x .375-inches and a weight of only 1.5 oz., the watch features an LED indicator light, is shock proof and water resistant, and claims to be a comfortable fit. It will operate on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Linux 2.4 or higher, and Mac OS 8.6 or higher. Available at ThinkGeek for $49.00, this is very good news to those of you who have a tendency to lose small USB keys, but not for those who also tend to misplace watches.

Read More | ThinkGeek

The Disko iPod Case Lights Up Your Life

Disko iPod CaseWhether you’re bored with your current case (you do have one, right?), want to liven up a party, or just in dire need of attention, we bring you the oddly-named Disko Case from .  It’s polycarbonate shell protects your player, while colored lights surround the click wheel—and blink, flash and chase each other in any of five lighting sequences.  Plus, the case is motion-sensitive, so it turns on automatically with movement. Available for the 5G and nano iPods, and also for the Sansa.  Available in clear or black for $30 USD.

Read More | Griffin via Techie Diva


Spinmallow Saves Marshmallows From Flames

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Smart Home, Misc. Tech,

Super SpinmallowWe love our marshmallows after a good barbecue, but somehow they always manage to fall off the stick before they have attained that perfect tan. The Sparky Super Spinmallow rotates at 153 RPMs, has a removable telescoping skewer, and utilizes an LED flashlight to help you keep an eye on the tasty morsel. The gadget, at a length of 27.5-inches, is battery operated (not included,) can also handle hot dogs and kebobs, and is all yours for the delicious price of $19.95.

Read More | Marky Sparky

Jelio Lite Table = New Lite Brite?

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Smart Home, Toys,

Lite Table

Retro clothing, gadgets, toys, accessories, etc. seem to be the rage these days (that is if your idea of “retro” is the 70s and 80s), which is why we loved the Gold Cassette Belt Buckle, the Boombox Bag and the Pac-Man Belt. Now we’re getting all wistful over Jellio’s Lite Table, which has 100 large, colorful acrylic pegs to arrange and re-arrange to create your own designs. And of course the pegs light up when “positioned over a small light source.” Somehow we suspect grown-ups will create decidedly different —and more adult—designs from the rainbows and unicorns we made as kids. Sounds like fun and it’s a great conversation piece, but feel it’s a tad expensive at $600 USD.

 

Read More | Jellio Lite Table Product Page via Gizmodo


DIY Clock Competition for Timely Inventors

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Smart Home, Misc. Tech,

Contest ClockWe have found another DIY contest for those of you that sit up and take notice at the mention of the word competition, thinking this could be your big break. To enter the Montreal-based FurniCreations’ challenge, you must either purchase their simple LED Clock Kit, (which comes with a display, breakout board with buttons, and a power supply,) or print out their cut out version and come up with your own design. The contest will be going on until January 1, 2008, so that you will have plenty of time to plan your project. The winner’s design will be added to their spring lineup and will receive 50% of the profits earned. Even if you don’t win, your creation will be included on the site for others to see how you spend your time.

Read More | FurniCreations

DIY: The LED Picnic Blanket

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Misc. Tech, Mods / Hacks,

LED Picnic Blanket
We at Gear Live rarely cater to the craftsy, DIY, “Maker Faire”-types (you know who you are), so here’s a little something for you: The LED Picnic Blanket. It’s a water-resistant blanket that glows with romantic lights, perfect for an evening date with that special someone. Plus, it has a hard center, so that sangria won’t spill all over the grass and ruin the mood. Being more gadgety than craftsy, we wish we could just buy this blanket, but until someone patents it, click below to learn how to make it.

Read More | Instructables via Craftzine


Battery Eater Unnecessary, but Cute

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech,

Battery EaterWhen your AA batteries haver reached their weakest point, but are not quite out of juice, there is now an alternative to putting them in the nearest trash or seeking out a recycling center. Toss them into the Magnetic Battery Eater and watch his LED eyes blink until the battery’s juice is no more. David Dear created this gadget for Kikkerland which is available for $6.95 at Ship the Web. We are thinking that the Eater could be made in a battery-operated version, but perhaps that concept is in fact a wee bit cannibalistic.

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