Monthly Archives: March 2006

iRobot Face For Real

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You all seen iRobot, right? This reminds me of the animated robot faces in the film, but unfortunately this guy, or gal, is all neck up. It works by projecting a real or computer-generated face from the inside out, creating a 3d like appearance. Check the video to see what all...

Software Based WiFi Isn’t Too Far Away

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With new wireless frequencies emerging what seems to be every week, it’s no surprise that wireless devices, especially WiFi, have to be replaced. Some scientists at Dublin’s CTVR (Center for Telecommunications ValueChain Research) hope to curb this adoption frenzy by developing a device that is a ‘software-defined’ radio. This means...

Battery Free Wireless Mouse

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Most wireless mice come with rechargeable batteries and a charging dock, but that means infrequent periods of none use due to cradle placement. To escape this inevitable problem some folks developed a wireless mouse sans batteries. The mouse operates by drawing its power from the included special mouse pad. Sure...

Suitcase that Literally Shocks Thieves

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This suitcase sounds like an accident waiting to happen – after all how many of us have mistakenly set off our car alarm. This suitcase sports not only a 107db alarm system, but an 80k volt electric shock (equivalent to a stun gun) for prying individuals. Comes in brown or...

Spy Computer Mouse

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Nothing says ‘gadget’ like a spy tool. If you remember we featured a few phones that would perhaps assist in home security, but what about office snooping? The CP-1 mouse has a built in microphone that turns on when plugged into a powered up PC. You’ll need the matching receiver...

Kikkerland Parking Meter Alarm

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Sick of that collection of parking tickets builing up in your glove compartment?  It may be time to pick up the Kikkerland KR06 Parking Meter Alarm.  This keychain alarm features a spring-loaded cyllinder for holding up to 10 quarters and has a 24 hour countdown timer  on the top. You...

Book Clocks

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Alright, we’ve done enough innovative alarm clocks for a life time.  Maybe it’s time for just a plain old clock.  These two sets of Book Clocks are definitely one of the most unique pieces I’ve ever seen.  These clocks are disguised like hardback books and should blend in nicely on...

NEC Wireless Projector Displays Cinema Size Image

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NEC’s newest wireless projector can produce a quality image standing anywhere from 2.5 – 68.5 feet from the screen. Two versions exist: NP1000 and NP2000. The NP2000 can produce about 500 more ANSI lumens then the NP1000, bring total lumens to 4000. In order to place the projector at varying...

Stainless Steel/Titanium SmartPhone

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This phone, called the Mago, is pretty “hot? looking, but probably tips the scales in its stainless steel and titanium finish. Although purely a conceptual phone, the Mago Smartphone running Windows Mobile includes 802.11b, Bluetooth V1.2, an extended battery, 2.8? QVGA touch screen displaying 262k colors, stereo speakers, and a memory...

Top 10 Apple Concept Phones

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So the Internet is flush with rumors that Apple is set to produce the forever rumored iPhone.  With that, we thought why not put together a gallery of Apple concept phones that have littered the tech blogs.  We almost went with 5, but then decided to be cliché and follow...