Sonic Screwdriver Wand

Sonic Screwdriver Wand: When Doctor Who Meets Harry Potter

there is little in common between the world’s most doc, Doctor Who and wizard whiz kid Harry Potter except that they both hails from the U.K, but that doesn’t make a Sonic Screwdriver Wand anymore ridiculous – in fact, we thought that’s a pretty cool idea. we are not sure where you could purchase one after the one custom by Praeciarus Wands sold out, but if you have the knack with machinery, in particular wood working rigs, then Instructables member CabbitCastle is more than happy to show you how to craft one for yourself. though also based on the 10th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver, CabbitCastle’s iteration takes on a slightly different twist by fusing it with Romana’s Sonic Screwdriver to complete the wand look. the entire Sonic Screwdriver Wand is crafted from wood (like a wizard’s wand should), turned on a micro lathe as two separate parts (the Doctor’s and Romana’s) and joint together by means of wood dowel and wood glue. Continue reading

Viking Concept Motorcycle Designed By Henry Fisker

Viking Concept Motorcycle Designed By Henry Fisker

what do you get when an industrialist with a lineage to world’s famous toy maker LEGO collaborates with one of the world’s leading vehicle designer? the result may come as a surprise: it is a bike dubbed the Viking Concept Motorcycle. the industrialist here is none other than Danish Anders Kirk Johansen, the new man at the helm of Danish custom bike builder, Lauge Jensen and the automotive designer is Henry Fisker of BMW and Aston Martin fame. yes. the renowned automotive designer has his hands on designing his first motorcycle and the product of his creativity is quite a sight to behold. the Viking indicates the possible future direction for the bespoke Danish custom bike builder since Anders’ acquisition of Lauge Jansen in 2012. touted as the first motorcycle to be Euro IV compliant, the Viking sports a classic cruiser aesthetic with a flowing design that seamlessly linked the sculptured, organic fuel tank with the seat and the rear fender. Continue reading

NuForce Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones

NuForce Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones

it may look like a pair of beautiful flower buds and has a name that sounds more like an Italian pizza eatery, but rest assure that the NuForce Primo 8 In-Ear Headphones is nothing as casual. in fact, it boasts a huge amount of technologies packed into those tiny buds that beckons for audiophiles’ attention. each earbud is outfitted with four proprietary balanced armature speakers forming a unique 3-way design – with a pair to handle the bass, one covers the midrange, while another takes care of treble delivery – effectively making each earbud a monitor by itself, only that these monitors are designed to be stuck in your sound holes. drivers aside, it has a patent-pending three-way phase-coherent crossover design for a linear phase performance that prevents excessive frequency overlap, resulting in a natural, three-dimensional soundstage. Continue reading

iFetch Plays Fetch With Your Dog For You

iFetch Plays Fetch With Your Dog For You

if you are a dog owner, you probably know that your canine friend needs exercise too and that exercise usually involves a lovely game of fetch, which admittedly, can be quite tiring when your dog is like a Bolt-wannabe and always come back to you with the stick or ball a little too fast. this is where iFetch can help to relieve you of the ‘chore’, or in a more positive perspective, teaches your dog to be independent of you when it comes to play time (actually not quite, cos’ iFetch recommends owner supervision). the iFetch is basically a clone of your arm (sort of…) that, unlike the myriad of tennis ball launcher in the market, actually throws the ball and at a variable distance, so in essence, it will feel more ‘human-like’. to get started, just powered up this gadget-for-dogs by plugging it to a wall outlet and drop the included ball (three balls are supplied with the device), or any ball of about 40mm or 1 1/2″ in diameter, into the funnel and iFetch will spit out the ball dutifully. Continue reading

2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition

2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition

when you have a ride as iconic as the Mustang, surely something special needs to be done for its golden jubilee, right? no. we are not thinking of a cheesy birthday cake in the shape of the famous pony… on the other hand, maybe you could get one on your own, but for the rest of the fans, you can look forward to the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition. unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, this handsome stallion is based on the 2015 Mustang GT fastback with Performance Pack. only 1,964 units (marking the year of the first pony) will be offered with a choice of Wimbledon White of Kona Blue and you can also choose between a six-speed stick shift and a six-speed automatic transmission. basically, those are about the only two things you need to choose from cos’ this ride is packed to the brim with nearly every available options right of the factory. Continue reading

DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Communicator

DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Communicator

going off the grid? then you might want to keep the DeLorme inReach SE Satellite Communicator handy next time you do so. you know? in case of emergency, or perhaps to help you in navigating your way around unfamiliar grounds so that you don’t need to lug along a separate GPS device. the InReach Explorer does pretty much everything the SE does, including messaging, tracking and packs SOS capabilities, plus it also doubles as a handy GPS device that lets you view, create and navigate routes and way points. included is a map that displays the routes, waypoints, tracks and messages geo-located onscreen which function like breadcrumbs of sort for backtracking or self-rescue. additionally, there are a bunch of sensors including digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer offering accurate information like heading and bearing, elevation, speed and more. Continue reading

GETAC T800 Fully Rugged Tablet

GETAC T800 Fully Rugged Tablet

while we appreciate large display tablets, those who are slogging out in rugged environment may not share the same sentiment. maneuvering along narrow catwalks with tons of low hanging pipings with a 10- or 11-inch device is not fun and this is where the GETAC T800 Fully Rugged Tablet comes in. the T800 is a 9 by 6 inches (about 229 by 152 mm) small tablet that combines the best of today’s technology, clad in a fully ruggedized package, and the portability of a small size tablet. with over 25 years of building rugged computers, GETAC sure knows a thing or two about ruggedness, and it is only natural that the T800 embodies all the features and virtues that will allow it to perform its task – including a MIL-STD-810G build and an IP65 rating that allows it to survive 6-foot drops and shrugging off whatever you or Mother Nature can throw at it – spills, vibration, dust, extreme temperatures – you name it. Continue reading

Gramofon Cloud Jukebox

Gramofon Cloud Jukebox

the concept of jukebox seems irrelevant in today’s context, or so we thought. on the contrary, it is very much alive, but like a resilient bacteria it has evolved and survive as cloud music server in the guise of Pandora, Spotify and the likes. like many before it, Madrid-based crowdsourced WiFi network operator, Fon, wants you to turn any speakers, old or new, into a jukebox that dishes out music from the cloud, but it does so with a twist: it is also a WiFi router too. how the music streaming works is something most of us are familiar with: hook up this stylish box to your speaker system and connect it to the Internet via the Ethernet port or wireless network. then all that’s left is to induct your iOS or Android device to the new Gramofon WiFi network and you all set to stream Spotify or tune in to the web radio service Wah Wah. Continue reading

The 2Face Backpack By Chivote

The 2Face Backpack By Chivote

the 2Face Backpack By Chivote bears no relation to the fictional district attorney-turn-psycho villain featured throughout Batman comics, but the product name does indeed has two faces, albeit a subtle one, that caters to those who wants a bag with a somewhat versatile look to go with their attire of the day. on one side, it has a smooth leather for that clean, minimalist look and on the other, it has a quilted leather face that adds a dash of sophistication and elegance to it. unlike some leather bags, the designers chose to go for all-leather exterior with the supple material being use on the wide padded straps too. the exterior may look fashionable and all, befitting any fashionista but on the inside, it is one aimed squarely at today’s gadget-toting folks. Continue reading

Foster's Radler Lime & Ginger

Foster’s Radler Lime & Ginger

if you love to drink, but can’t quite hold alcohol as well, then Australian beer maker, Foster’s, might have something for you. the new Foster’s Radler Lime & Gingers offers a refreshingly different and lower-strength booze with a dash of fruity-cross-spicy flavor and since it is extremely light, having just 2 percent ABV (alcohol by volume), this new flavor is perfect beverage for times when lighter drinking is preferred or as post activity refreshment that won’t cause embarrassing drunken stupor. the tradition of ‘Radler’, which is a German word for “cyclist”, dates back as far as 1920s when cyclists would drink the mixed beer while stopping rest. Continue reading

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