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iRemocon lets you control your gadgets while away from home

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iRemocon Network Remote Controller | ¥26,880.00 | i-remocon.com

Japanese firm Glamo Inc has unveiled a new network remote controller, dubbed the iRemocon, that allows you to control your Infrared controlled gadgets at home even when you are out of your house. the ¥26,880 (about US$330) iRemocon hardware works in sync with the iPhone iRemocon app, turning your iPhone to an universal remote. basically, any appliances or gadgets that relies on Infrared signal for control can be controlled by the iRemocon. this app also boast a customizable layout and theme to suit your usage and taste. check out a 2-minutes plus product intro video after the break. Continue reading iRemocon lets you control your gadgets while away from home

Star Trek Original Series Captain’s Chair Replica

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Star Trek Original Series Captain’s Chair Replica | US$5,499.95 | www.roddenberry.com

any die-hard Star Trek fans would love a piece of the cult TV series, so how about a start by getting a piece of Captain James Tiberus Kirk’s bridge chair? a replica, that is. the Star Trek Original Series Captain’s Chair Replica is handcrafted to perfection by Steve Horch of HMS Creative Productions. it is no coincidence that Steve Horch is also the man who created the original replica for use on later TV series. however, various improvements were made over the original. such as the use of LEDs for the control panel light up, instead of incandescent lights and of course, better materials. the chair is constructed from combination of hard woods with formica finish, while the center seat is of plywood coupled with solid laminated walnut arms which are faithful to the originals. Continue reading Star Trek Original Series Captain’s Chair Replica

steampunk: Tom Banwell’s Tauruscat Dream Helmet

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what you see here is probably what a thinking helmet would like in the steampunk era. created by artist Tom Banwell, the Tauruscat Dream Helmet is the latest to join this leather and resin maestro’s line of crazy steampunk mask, helmet and raygun creations. check out a few more images after the break. if you love steampunk, then i am sure you can relate to Tom’s works. Continue reading steampunk: Tom Banwell’s Tauruscat Dream Helmet

how to splurge $2.5 million on a themed home theater

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(image credit: Elite HTS) Hollywood Movie Themed Home Theater Setup | US$PoA | www.elitehometheaterseating.com

if you are looking for an ultimate home theater setup that’s beyond audio and video, we have exactly the place for you. how about a home theater that is themed after the Pirates of the Caribbean that comes complete with a pirate tavern, a captain’s helm, a vintage paved entrance and a ticketing booth? every aspect of the interior is adorned and decorated to closely replicate a real pirate ship. the set up is probably so real that you will be forgiven to think you are onboard a pirate ship. conceptualized by specialist theater seat maker Elite Home Theater Seating, this uber-cool Hollywood movie themed home theater cost a whopping $2.5 million. however, if Pirates are not your cup of tea, Elite shows you that they can do more, such as a Batcave-themed home theater. needless to say, this kind of extravagant setup will have a ‘price on application’ price tag. hit the jump for a few more render of this awesome home theater setup. Continue reading how to splurge $2.5 million on a themed home theater

Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker, makes coffee on the go

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Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker | US$89.99 | www.coleman.com

in today’s on-the-go lifestyle, even coffee machine has to be portable too and Coleman, the maker of all things outdoor adventure, has a solution for that. meet the Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker, your savior for your coffee addiction where there is not a single cafe in sight. you don’t even need electricity to run this machine – all you need is a single 16.4 oz propane cylinder that’s good for 4.4 hours of usage. the machine is capable of brewing up to 10 cups in just 18 minutes. the authentic stainless steel carafe further emphasize that this machine is made for on-the-go, cos’ glass can be such a hazard when you are out and about. the Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker is available now for $89.99 each. Continue reading Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker, makes coffee on the go

Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set – who says coffee cup have to be round?

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(credit: ThinkGeek) Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set | US$11.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

i thought these cups are a must have for all tech geeks. aside from looking like oversized Ctrl-Alt-Delete keys of your standard keyboard, it defies how a cup should be by taking on a square form. what more can i say? the cups look best when overturned. i secretly hope they have every keys that are on our keyboard, you know, for completeness sake. the cups are constructed from sturdy plastic that’s also dishwasher safe and suitable for both hot or cold drinks. it comes complete with a ‘circuit board’ etched tray, making it a pretty display piece too. come to think of it, it’s kind of ironical as ctrl-alt-delete would be last three keys i want to press when using a Windows-based computer. anyway, i am just saying. you can get yours for just $11.99 from ThinkGeek. Continue reading Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set – who says coffee cup have to be round?

the 20-foot animatronic Triceratops up for grab for just $350k

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The 20 Foot Animatronic Triceratops | US$350,000.00 | www.hammacher.com

generally, there are two types of super rich. one that splurge on things that obviously look expensive, and the those that spend on less-than-ordinary things which happens to be not cheap either. if you belong to the latter group, then how about grabbing a 20 Foot Animatronic Triceratops as the center piece of your humble abode? don’t belittle this giant, as it was once featured at The Field Museum of Natural History and it will not stand there looking silly. Continue reading the 20-foot animatronic Triceratops up for grab for just $350k

photos: Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza

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Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza | S$auction | www.nespresso.com

you probably have heard about the Nespresso machine encrusted with Swarovski crystals. however, what we have see thus far are just images released from company but yesterday, i got my chance to feast my eyes on one of these stunning, if not dazzlingly, example at the Nespresso boutique. this machine was first sighted back in 2008 as a limited edition item and hence, it is safe to assume that it is no longer up for grab. according to the boutique staff, this particular bling-out Essenza is not for sale. yes, unfortunately but it will likely be release for auction at a charity event, of which, no further details were provided. anyway, it’s nothing like seeing the machine in person, especially with thousands of Swarovski glittering right in front of your eyes. check out a few more images taken by yours truly after the break. Continue reading photos: Nespresso Limited Edition Brilliant Black Essenza

Let’s Crystal It toilet bowl has 10,000 Swarovski Crystals

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Let’s Crystal It Swarovski Crystals-encrusted Toilet Bowl | US$25,000.00 | www.letscrystalit.com

we have seen our fair share of opulent throne, and there’s even one that’s was adorned with Swarovski Crystals but one that’s completely encrusted with these gorgeous crystals got to be the first. instead of just a handful crystals, this ultimate in bling bling throne is encrusted with 10,000 Swarovski Crystals. for three weeks, three employees from Let’s Crystal It spent 40 hours each week, painstakingly hand-set the gorgeous crystals onto the toilet bowl. in fact, it feels kind of rude to be terming it as a toilet bowl. with such a bling, it should be worthy to be called the throne. Continue reading Let’s Crystal It toilet bowl has 10,000 Swarovski Crystals

U-Socket USB Wallplug – power outlets with USB ports

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(credit: via ThinkGeek) U-Socket USB Wallplug | US$24.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

there are probably tons of things that needs to be charged and i am guessing a least half those charges over USB. i often thought why can’t our power outlets come with USB ports as well and free us from the bulky adapter that manufacturer was kind enough enough to supply us? well, ThinkGeek just made that dream comes true by giving us the U-Socket USB Wallplug. Continue reading U-Socket USB Wallplug – power outlets with USB ports