Iron Man MAGTITAN NEO LEGEND Power Band

Avengers "Iron Man" MAGTITAN NEO LEGEND Power Band
(photos: ThinkGeek) Avengers “Iron Man” MAGTITAN NEO LEGEND Power Band | US$199.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

have you watched The Avengers yet? if yes, you probably recall the breathtaking scene where Robert Downey, Jr. aka Tony Stark leaped off his own tower with a pair of ‘Power Bands’ strapped to his wrists and subsequently but not surprisingly, equipped with his new Iron Man suit feet before hitting the ground. that ‘Power Band’ there is known as the MAGTITAN NEO LEGEND Power Band (quite a mouthful, eh?), which can be yours if you have $199.99 to spare. Continue reading

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2
(photos: LEGO) LEGO Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2 | US$179.99 | www.lego.com

when it comes to Star Wars, the characters Darth Vader, C3-PO and R2-D2, appear to stand out from the horde, each having their own ‘qualities’ that capture our hearts. strangely, Luke Skywalker never seems to make the popularity list but at least his light saber managed to make the round of replicas that Star Wars fans endear so much. it turns out that we earthlings either lookup to the dark side and on the other spectrum, adore the cute. speaking of cute, R2-D2 is perhaps the most loved character and it’s popularity is not something to be belittled. Continue reading

DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock

DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock
DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock | US$149.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

there are lots of way of relishing those nostalgic days and frankly, we get even more fond of the bygone days as the clock ticks faster or perhaps, when you are nearing the forties (scientifically speaking, the clock won’t tick faster. you know that don’t you?). speaking of nostalgic and clock, an item like the DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock could bring quite a touch of retro-ism to your home decor, well, if that’s what you are after. if not, we are quite sure you can’t ignore how good the nixie tubes look even after all these years. Continue reading

SilverStone Fortress FT03-MINI

SilverStone Fortress FT03-MINI
(photos: SilverStone) SilverStone Fortress FT03-MINI | US$tba | www.silverstonetek.com

one of the many reasons that draw people to Mac is its simplicity and sleek look. you got to give it to Apple for coming with gadgets that are so aesthetically pleasing. if you are a non-Mac users, the good news is, you won’t be left out of the sleek-kingdom, thanks to SilverStone Technology. while firms like Cooler Master and Thermaltake do offers cool looking cases, the Taiwan-based firm stands as one of the few that takes the minimalist route and its micro-ITX case, the Fortress FT03-MINI is one good example. Continue reading

1978 Williams FW06 Formula One Racing Car

1978 Williams FW06 Formula One Racing Car
1978 Williams FW06 Formula One Racing Car | US$auction | www.rmauction.com

the glitz and glamor associated with a Formula One career is a far and away dream for most aspiring racer boys but if money is of no object, you can always grab yourself a real-deal Formula One race car, albeit being a little on the vintage side, to fulfill your adrenalin-charged dream. though, the fame and fortune are not guaranteed here. sure, you can spend a million on one brand new example but how is that going to compare with one that was built for and driven by 1980 F1 world champion Alan Jones? we see this as two pluses: one, it was once piloted by a champ and two, it has the vintage Formula One race car design that had captured our imaginations when we were just an adolescent. Continue reading

Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props

Custom LEGO The Avengers' Props
(photos: Ken Robichaud) Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props | US$na

like we said, not everything we feature here is to tempt you into spending your hard-earned dough and you certainly won’t be able to buy these awesome fan-made Custom LEGO The Avengers’ Props. skilled LEGO builder Ken Robichaud created these brick-based full-scaled props inspired by the movie, The Avengers, which include Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Hawkeye’s bow and a set of specialty arrow heads, and Black Widow’s equipment. and for those who are wondering… no, there’s no Hulk’s fist, which we thought would be an awesome addition (though technically speaking, that’s no weapon) and we are missing a repulsor too. Continue reading

Anti-WiFi Wallpaper

Anti-WiFi Wallpaper
(photos: via DVICE) Anti-WiFi Wallpaper | US$tba

are you paranoid about scheming neighbors who will take every chance to freeload on your WiFi even if you already password protected it? well, good news for you paranoia folks, researchers at the institut polytechnique Grenoble INP and the Centre Technique du Papier have created a wallpaper that when installed in your room or home, prevents your WiFi signal from getting out. thus, preventing your neighbors from sapping off your already pathetically slow Internet. this wallpaper is coated with silver crystals that are arranged in a manner to allow it to block certain wireless frequencies, thereby keeping your precious WiFi signal from getting out of your room or house. Continue reading

Marshall Headphones Pitch Black

Marshall Headphones Major Pitch Black
(photos: Marshall) Marshall Headphones Pitch Black | from US$80.00 | www.marshallheadphones.com

long before Apple make white looks good on gadgets, black was the predominant color of most gadgets, save for some fusion of wenge or polished silver or whatever. fervent fan of all things black lament the near-demise of gadgets in black, however, all hope is not lost. you can get back at the white paint job movement with the new Marshall Headphones Pitch Black. featuring a completely colorless colorway (?), the Pitch Black is simply just black and nothing more. available for both of Marshall Headphones, namely, the Major and the Minor. Continue reading

Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe

Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe
(photos: Brook & Hunter) Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe | US$49.99 | brookandhunter.com

we hate to flood your head with the ideas of an imminent apocalypse and the possibility of the undead walking among us, and snacking on our toes, hands and whatever parts that they find it tantalizing. it is indeed a pessimist’s thought but it won’t hurt a bit to be all prepared with something like this beautiful Mo-Tool Wood Inlay Axe for zombie-defense, as well as some handy camping duties during the still peace time. yes, it is an axe and a pretty pocketable one too. in fact, it is more than just a puny axe with a hammer contraption integrated into it. Continue reading

Nike Basketball Elite Series Shoes

Nike Basketball Elite Series
(photos: Nike) Nike Elite Series Shoes | from US$200.00 | www.nike.com

carbon fiber and Kevlar are cutting edge materials that are more commonly associated with automotive and military, respectively. so, they are not something you would find in fashion wear or sports wear, for that matter. however, those are exactly the materials that are being used on the Nike Elite Series Shoes, which should put a smile on any carbon fiber and/or Kevlar aficionados. these shoes come in three flavors that include Lebron 9 PS, Zoom Kobe VII System, and Zoom Hyperdunk and are available in two colorways: black or predominantly white, with both sporting accents of carbon fiber/Kevlar and the golden swoosh branding. Continue reading

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