IKEA is coming to the rescue of wives everywhere who are fed up with the endless mess of tangled wires in the living room with its Uppleva HDTV. Yes, IKEA is making it's own HDTV, and it's pretty wonderful. First, the tech: 1080p LED display, Wi-Fi-ready, 400Hz, FM radio, DIVX HD, with three USB inputs and four HDMI inputs as well. So, what makes this television so special? It's the fact that the actual display part is just that - a display. All of the goods are built into the surrounding furniture, which is also part of Uppleva. For example, the television also has a Blu-ray player built-in - but it's located beneath the monitor, in the console area. All the wiring is built into the furnite, so it's not visible.
You can add in your own components, of course, and the wiring is handled the same way, allowing everything to be neat and tidy. Also cool? There is a vast array of colors and designs. Uppleva is modular, so you can build it out in any way you see fit. Expect it to launch in the fall for 6,500 Swedish crowns (that's $960 to those of us in the USA.) Wanna get a peek at how it works? Check out the video after the break.
Strapya now carries more than just cutesy phone straps. Keep your iPhone 3G protected while showing everyone your phone is cooler looking than theirs with the Capsule Rebel Shell. In your choice of 9 colors, it comes with 2 display protection stickers, micro fiber cloth for cleaning, dock connector protector, universal dock adapter and stand. The Rebel Shell is available for ¥3,480 ($35.33.)
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The Century Netbook Stand is more than a basic holder. The device comes equipped with a 2.5-inch SATA bay and a DVD multi-drive. At a size of 260 x 19 x 190mm, it has 2 USB ports and a 4cm cooling fan to keep your netbook from overheating. Available in black or white, connect via USB and AC adapter and you are good to go. The versatile stand is priced at ¥9,980 (~$102.00.)
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For those who don’t do tripods or want something a little handier, Etsumi has developed a Digital Camera Pouch with built-in stand. The device is available in dark grey or pink, and comes in two models, the S-sized 60 x 25 x 90mm and the M-sized 60 x 32 x 93mm. Pre-order for $31.26 for a September 1 release date. We like that the case is tiny enough that we can sneak it into places that keep discouraging us from taking “unauthorized” pictures, namely aging rock stars who don’t want to be seen on YouTube or Flickr.
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We found another useless gadget for your iPod touch (8/16/32GB) that will at least be a nice accessory to place next to your iMac or, if you don’t have one, look almost as cool. The adjustable iCooly has a small slot on its side to attach your dock connector and headphones. At a size of 115 × 100 × 45mm and made of aluminum and resin, it weighs about 55g. You can get a mini-holder of your own for ¥4,980 (~$47.00.)
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Since you move around when you Wii, Thanko, the Lillian Vernon of Japan, has come up with this remote controllable device “of electromotive ascent and descent type large-sized television stand.” Translating the translation, the stand is meant for a screen of 40 to 60-inches, can stop at whatever height you desire, and has casters for portability (that thankfully lock down for those times when you get carried away by the game.) It’s available for a hefty 69,800 Yen (~$707.00.)
LaptopSticks, the brainchild of designer Disuke Yamaguchi, look brilliant. Made of bamboo plywood, the pieces fit together to keep them compact and easily stored and carried around - they could even fit right into a laptop bag if you’re anticipating spending a significant amount of time “in the wild” with your computer.
When the pieces are put together, they form a laptop stand that raises the back of the laptop so that the screen is higher, keeping the user’s neck at a better angle and getting airflow underneath the computer. LaptopSticks are available for pre-order at $10 apiece.
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