Monthly Archives: January 2006

HealtheTech BodyGem: measure your metabolic rate

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Looking to lose a little weight? The new BodyGem from HealtheTech may be the gadget you need. The BodyGem is able to measure your resting metabolic rate (RMR), or the number of calories your body will burn each day at rest. Knowing your RMR is pretty key if you spend...

Genius VideoCAM Trek 310: infrared webcam

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Genius is now offering the world’s first infrared webcam. The Genius VideoCAM Trek 310 has an infra-red mode, which automatically turns on when poor lighting conditions warrant it. The camera will feature 1.3 megapixel stills and 32-bit VGA video up to 30 FPS. The camera is available in Europe for...

Toshiba W41T: Cell Phone with 4GB Hard Drive

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Toshiba has announced the Toshiba W41T, a cell phone with a 4 GB hard drive. Sure there’s been other cell phones announced with hard drives, like the delayed Nokia N91, however, this cell phone will actually be on sale in Japan next month. That makes the Toshiba W41T the first...

Phone With Hidden Display – Neon by Naoto

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We dont know too much about the Neon, but what we do know is pretty neat. Designed by renowned Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa in conjunction with KDDI, the flip phone features a hidden LED on its exterior that is only viewable upon incoming call, or prompt. The Neon phone also...

Tiny MP3 Player External Speaker

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We’re not sure what this thing is called, but the translated page says “Die Speaker?, and we assume it is powered by the MP3 player itself (hence its light weight of 1.5oz). In any case, this little ditty is a convenient and compact solution for an external speaker for your...

Fingerprint Phone – WX310J

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I am always concerned that I will lose my phone and expose my secrets, phone numbers, and drunken ass videos to the public. Thanks to Japan Radio you can now easily protect your phone’s contents through the use of biometrics – no more remembering yet another password or combination. Just...

Urine Powered Batteries

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Okay, forget fuel cell mobile phones, it’s time for urine powered cell phones. Fuel cells require either fuel or water. Both not always on your person. But think about what you’re always carrying in your bladder. Luckily some physicists in Singapore have. They’ve developed a battery that can be powered...

Gas Powered Blender

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Tailgating means food and drink – period. Usually you get all sauced up before you go into the game or concert, but end up drinking the same old ice soaked cooler beer. No longer will your taste buds lay dormant with the gas powered blender. Yeah we really don’t care...

LED License Plate

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Got something to say to that hottie whose tailgating? Wanna piss of the car full of pearlies who drive 25 in a 50? Then you gotta nab one of these license plates from Gadget Universe. Programmable and controllable via a remote, the Programmable LED license plate can store up to...

Solar Charging on the Cheap

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Taking a trip to nether regions of the Earth (i.e. no electrical plugs)? Then you might wanna pick up one of Solar Style’s solar chargers. The great thing about these devices is that they ain’t expensive. Prices seem to range from $30-50. The devices work by collecting the Sun’s energy...

iRiver G10, or V10, To Be Released in US

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Mobilewhack is reporting that iRiver will in fact release the V10 (brethren to the U10) in the US sometime this year. We were under the impression it held the model number G10, sports 4 to 8GB of memory, runs on the Windows Mobile 5 platform for video gaming and utilizes...