It’s that time again…when you eagerly count down the hours, minutes and, for some, minutes until your weekend festivities begin. But before you run out of the office, check out all the cool and exciting things that went down in the tech world for the week! From a Star Wars AT-AT Dog Costume to a .22 Caliber Gun Knife and even a Floating Magnetic Lamp, we’ve compiled some interesting reads to help entertain you while you do your weekend countdown. Enjoy!
8. BOSE OE2 Headphones
BOSE has released a new set of headphones, the OE2i and the OE2. The OE2i includes an inline mic that’s supposed to work with the iPhone, but features the same specs as the OE2. Both are lighter and smaller than BOSE’s original on-ear headphones and use memory foam, making them comfortable to wear. The OE2 and OE2is are available now in black or white for $149.95 and $179.95 respectively.
7. Tagg GPS Dog Tracker
Never worry about losing your canine friend thanks to the innovative new Tagg GPS Dog Tracker. As a very small device, simply attach it to your pet’s collar and you can log into the company’s website to track your dog. You can also setup a zone notification so that Fido doesn’t leave the confines of the zone. For $199.95, the Tagg’s master kit includes the tracker, a battery charger, USB and AC plug, as well as a year’s service.
6. Star Wars AT-AT Dog Costume
In celebration of Halloween why not dress up Fido in this cute and unique Star Wars AT-AT costume. It’s custom made by Katie Mello, but we’re sure you can have a professional seamstress replicate it.
5. Real Life-Like Masks from Real-f
The Japanese company, Real-f, is offering a life-like photocopy of your face or head to hand on your wall. Sounds freaky, but, hey, some people like that sort of stuff. So the digital images are printed on to an image on vinyl chloride resin stretched over a mold and then shipped to you to display.
4. Floating Magnetic Lamp
The Light-Light looks like a normal light, but the top – or really the lip of the lamp – is wireless, which lights up and floats freely above the base unit due to a set of magnets and innovative engineering minds (the company is called Crealev). The lights are pretty pricey, which is what you’d expect from some next level lighting like this. The price tag starts at $1,300.
3. iTar: The iPad Guitar
The iTar transform your iPad into a guitar thanks to Starr Labs’ patented button-based guitar fretboard. But the iPad’s touchscreen can also be converted into a “keytar” (piano guitar) or even a drum set, making the possibilities almost limitless! Since Starr Labs is a small shop they’ve created a donation campaign, with $200 minimum to get your own version.
2. SpyNet Laser Trip Wire
Set up a laser trip wire anywhere you want to protect some goods or valuables using The SpyNet Laser Trip Wire system. It comes with a transmitter that beams a laser to a receiver unit, in addition to two mirror units to expand its reach around corners and through doorways. If someone, or something, crosses its path an alarm will go off to notify you of an intruder.
1. A .22 Caliber Knife Gun
A knife that doubles as a gun…only on YouTube! This deadly weapon not only has the ability to cut and stab, but it also shoots thanks to a .22 caliber chamber. Where are the bullets you ask?
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.