Category Archives: LIVING

Solar Sun Jar & Touch Sensitive Dog Lamp

Solar Sun Jar(photo source: urbancubes.com)
green heads out there rejoice, cos’ here’s another cool stuff to show your love for the planet. comes Solar Sun Jar, a lamp made out with traditional mason jar (you know those jars that your mum use to store your favorite cookies?) with high-efficiency solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps. placed the jar under the sun and it charges up the battery over a few hours. this energy is stored and can be use at night to power three LED lamps inside the jar. the jar is frosted, so the LED lights emitted is diffused and making it appears like sunlight. the Solar Sun Jar has no switch, cos’ in-built sensor will do the job of detecting darkness and lights up. there’s no paranormal activity but work of the sensor. being a mason jar, it is completely water tight. so there’s no need to worry about weather condition when you leave outside to charge. this also means you can add a touch of mystic coolness to your garden by deploying the Solar Sun Jar as a garden light or simply use it as a night light.

Touch Sensitive Dog Lampyou asked your dog to sit, paw, roll over. how do you like to ask him to light up your study table? now you can with the Touch Sensitive Dog Lamp. well, not a real dog though. i assure you that no animals will be harm in the process. with just a pat on the touch sensitive ‘head’, the lamp can be switched on and off, and brightness can be adjusted through 3 distinct level. the Touch Sensitive Dog Lamp is made of solid acrylic plastic body and uses a 40W (Max) E27 bulb. did i mention that the ‘head’ is adjustable? very cool.

available @ UrbanCubes.com.

iLOQ Privus – electronic locking system

iLOQ Privus - electronic locking system 544px(photo source: iloq.com)
key lock is probably the last thing you would defined as ‘high tech’. wait till you hear this. iLOQ, a Finnish company, specializes in development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative high security electronic locking solutions, has a lock systems which is worthy of the words ‘high tech’. Privus is a cylindrical lock which you can define access rights. you may ask: what access rights? isn’t by duplicating the keys for whoever needs it grants the access? it’s far more than that. Privus is an electronic locking system, and the best part is no batteries and cables are involved. need new keys? you can make it yourself, right there and then.

what i like about this lock is, you can remove the access for certain keys if the holders do not have the right to access anymore. it also lessen the number of keys you may carry if you install the Privus to more than one property or locations, and programmed it to a single key. i know what you are thinking. there are bound to have risks but if you have a bunch of keys that you need readily always, this could be a good news for you. you can also limit access to a key if situation requires, such as keeping certain part of your office or house off-limits to guest. hmmm. why does it begin to sound like hotel’s card keys? nevertheless, being a tech head, i am all for this system.

visit iLOQ website.

Brinno PeepHole Viewer – look who’s knocking?

this is a very interesting product. it is a cross between a conventional optical peephole and a wall/ceiling mounted security cam. the PeepHole Viewer replaces the traditional optical peephole and let’s you view who’s knocking via the 2.5″ TFT-LCD. the PeepHole Viewer is a direct replacement for the traditional optical item. image is captured through a 1.3 Megapixel CMOS camera, project to the 2.5″ TFT-LCD with a viewing angle of 96DEG or 99DEG, depending on the model. power comes from 2x AA batteries which means it is totally cable-free. Brinno don’t need to sell me the PeepHole Viewer’s benefits, just the concept alone has won me over – except that i don’t have a Peephole to start with. but it certainly makes sense to use such device, as oppose to sticking your face to the door just to get a glimpse of who’s knocking on the door. that’s what i call home improvement. Continue reading Brinno PeepHole Viewer – look who’s knocking?

B52 Ejection Chair by Motoart

Motoart's B52 Ejection Chair(photo source: motoart.com)

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.

Magic Wand programmable TV remote – control your TV with gesturing

Magic Wand programmable TV remote - control your TV with gesturing(photo credit: ThinkGeek)

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