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a perfect work of art for aviation-fans or any aviator. Motoart is a company that specialized in converting aircraft parts into sculptures and working furnitures. whether you are a serious aviator fan, aviator or just want to stand out from the masses, this would be the choice for furniture. i am certain that this will be a conversation piece in a party. featured here, is one of the many custom furniture by Motoart, a office chair customed out of a B52 Stratofortress. each chair comes with the original, intact ejection pin, complete with “remove before flight” warning tag. and no, you can’t eject yourself out of a boring board meeting, if that’s what you were thinking. as for pricing, you got to contact Motoart via their enquiry form.
visit Motoart website.
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i got to give this a big star for it’s design. the design of the Snow Shredder is really cool and resembles a Snow Ski, but this works only on a slope. get ready to rock the slope this coming winter and slide in style. want to shred the snow slope at night? not to worry, the Snow Shredder comes with a working headlight with an easy on/off button to make sure fun is not missed at night. obviously, the designer of this Snow Shredder knows you want to be in control, so it comes with a steerable wheel with adjustable heights up front for control your slide down slope. this should make control freaks happy. looks like adjustable steering is not just for automobile. the Snow Shredder fits 2 kids, aged 6 and up and as an added security, the kid behind gets to hold on to the handles if the ride becomes to rough. finally, a retractable hand up front enables easy towing of your slide up the slope for your next slide down slope. i love to have one of this but unfortunately, there’s no snow in this part of the world.
check it out @ Quirky website.
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remember those guys who brought you the simple, yet stylish CableBox to organize your cables? now there’s a CableBox mini that comes in a series of cheerful hues, and a surge protector within. just plug your devices into the supplied surge protector and stow the excess cables into the space with the CableBox Mini, cover it and your place will look neat and tidy. personally, i am obsessed with cable tidiness, hence this one certainly caught my attention.
CableBox Mini is available at BlueLounge for US29.95.
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if you are an aspiring wizard or a wizard wannabe, this is a must have. a magic wand that can learns up to 13 commands to make your remote controlled appliances do your biddings. there are no buttons here, just magical gestures such as flicking the wand from side to side to flip through the TV channels or twist of the wand to up the volume. with it’s remote control learning ability, you can do more than just controlling your TV. i am sure it’s going to need sometime to master the symphonic gesturing but isn’t it cool that you can do your magic with your appliances without buttons? well, at least, this is as close as you can get to realizing your wizardry dream for now. i suspect it’s going to give you some sore-wrist in the beginning. Continue reading Magic Wand programmable TV remote – control your TV with gesturing
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this one is a must-have if you are an eco-conscious adventurer. if you only can have one gadget to survive the outdoor adventure, the Scorpion should be the one. let me try listing it’s features: digital AM/FM radio tuner, aluminum carabiner, LED flash light, bottle opener, USB for charging your mobile phone, NOAA weather band, all these house in a splash-proof rugged exterior case. sweet? asides from water and food, this could be the one thing you have to bring in your outdoor adventure. no worries if there’s no sunlight, it has a crank-powered to give you the power you will need. how’s that for an eco-friendly gadget? Continue reading Scorpion multi-purpose solar-powered digital weather radio
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this sounds like a scene out of Minority Report (2002, Fox Movies). remember how Chief John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) gesturing through the police databases? yea, think this technology is gradually becoming a reality. isn’t that exciting? in the recent CEATEC Japan 2010, Hitachi introduced the world to this reality. in this case, we are looking at gesturing through for information services in public places. gesturing means no physical touching unlike current touch-screen technology, therefore it’s certainly going to be more hygienic.
the gesture UI includes hand sensors that detect hand movement over the display which enables the manipulation of the on-screen menus. the combination of infra-red illumination and 3D cameras enable sensing of hand position and the movement. this technology has wide spectrum of applications including education, amusement, medical et cetera. welcome to the future. i am totally thrilled. aren’t you?
visit Ceatec Official Website.
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LEGO has announced it’s first Android application for LEGO MINDSTORMS which allows you to wireless connect to your NXT, and controls it by tilting and turning your Android phone. now we have one master droid reining over another droid. are they going to have an iPhone version?
read more HERE.
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although, i don’t own a bike, i like the Bike Shelf. rather ingenious way of hanging your bike to show off to your guests or personal admiration when you feel like it. on top of just hanging up your beloved ride, you can use the top shelf to display your books, or any item that you fancy. pretty neat. seriously, if i ever have a bike, this is what i would get.
visit knife&saw blog.
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the art of telling time: if telling time is an art to you. this a wrist watch for you. it’s not analog, neither is this digital display. it’s orange LED light bars display the time for you to figure out the time of the day – literally. the orange LED reminds us of the neon skyline of Shinjuku and at the same time, futuristic too. i have always been fascinated by TokyoFlash wrist watches ever since it’s introduction. i was amazed by the alternative ways of telling time, never mind if the methods of time-telling might be awkward (mostly). it’s definitely, an art on your wrist. seriously, do you really look at the watch to tell time or you simply look at your mobile phone for time? often, i find myself checking my iPhone for time, even if i had a wrist watch on me. wrist watch is a fashion statement and so is this Kisai Denshoku aluminum LED watch. get it? Continue reading TokyoFlash Kisai Denshoku Aluminum LED Watch
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i want one of this! ok, i know there are a lot of things that i want but you can’t blame me, these babies are simply too irresistible! the guys who brought you ZIKMU Parrot wireless speakers designed by Philippe Starck, now brings you the Parrot AR.Drone, a WIFI iPhone-controlled RC flyer. on the first glance, the AR.Drone looks like something that came out of the US Army Air Force Recon Base. the AR.Drone is by no means child’s play. in case you are not quite a RC flyer like myself, the AR.Drone is packed with technology advancement which allows it to fly itself. don’t believe? Continue reading A.R.Drone: iPhone-controlled RC flyer