Some people are really obsessed with their iPhones. Tuan Nguyen, Ken Thomas and a few buds got together to create this unique coffee table in the shape of the Apple phone. The iLounge members made the furniture out of corrugated wood and glue. They also made built-in coasters out of the icons. We like the design and figure we can put it alongside our Pacman Living Room Set in the room with the Super Mario Wall Decals.
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The SunTable automatically stores back-up energy of laptops, cell phones, MP3 players, small appliances, and other electronic devices. The silicon solar cells charge the battery for about 4 hours for a laptop. It has volt and hour meters and a 12V DC output. Add its inverter and you have an extra outlet. Made of moisture-resistant teak, stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and acrylic, there are no moving parts and it ships flat. And should it ever wear out, you can recycle it. At a size of 18 x 31 x 54-inches, it was created by Devang A. Shah and Mike Low and is priced at $2,200.00. For that price we wish it would give us a suntan, too.
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Now you can play Japanese Chef with the Grill n Table. Six students in Quebec teamed up to design this prototype that combines an aluminum grill with wooden patio furniture. The group, known as the Dial_6 Faction, were told to create something to “encourage” the use of aluminum. The table will seat up to eight diners who can watch the master/mistress of the house prepare dinner and chat at the same time. Just watch out for cooks who like to toss their burgers.
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We dig this NES controller/coffee table/storage box that actually works! Kyle Downs created the design for the top by scanning his controller for measurements. After building the piece with wood and painting it, he covered it with glass. You can get full instructions and see the process on his site to learn how to assemble your own. Maybe Kyle will show us how to make a Super Mario ‘Shroom stool next.
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We thought it was cool enough to have a machine that shuffles cards, but when we saw this AOTOMO Automatic Mahjong Table we thought it had to be a prototype. Not so. Utilizing electricity, light, and magnetism, and controlled by microcomputer programming, the table automatically shuffles and deals tiles. The company claims that the 95x95x75cm gadget is noiseless. It comes in red, black, or silver, and is made of either plastic or wood. One of us learned how to play mahjong as a kid by our grandmother, and until they make a machine that can kibitz along with shuffling, we think we will pass.
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Take your gambling fetish everywhere you go with the Swiss designed Roulette Watch. Push a side button and the wheel spins. Made of stainless steel with either silver or gold finish with a leather strap, it is water resistant and comes with a two year guarantee. We don’t want to forget its special pouch with its integrated table and rules in case co-workers or friends want to make a few bets on the side. The timepiece is available for $150.00.
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Made by I-Mu, I-Jerry is a rodent-like MP3 Player with 1 GB memory. Control him by the ear, and get ready for his bottom which, when placed on a surface, turns it into a speaker. The company also features an i-Pig, an i-Bird, and a basic design that does the same thing, but we have to admit we are partial to the mouse. Visit the i-Mu site and find out there is more to music than sound, it’s a philosophy. Expect an arrival later this year at a $99.00 price.
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