Bosch IXO Vino puts power to opening bottles of wine

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(credit: Bosch via Amazon UK) Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Scewdriver with Corkscrew Attachment | £39.90 | www.bosch.com

i have unnerving experiences in opening wine bottles because more often than not, i managed to break the cork. which obviously is a disaster. hopefully, a tool like the Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Screwdriver with Corkscrew Attachment will help to ease the fear and also make wine opening a less tedious affair. the IXO Vino combines a cordless screwdriver with a corkscrew adapter to help lessen the pain in opening bottles of wine and in case you need to open bottles in a less than favorable lighting condition, an integrated LED light help to shed some light so that you won’t miss the bottle. Continue reading Bosch IXO Vino puts power to opening bottles of wine

iDVM Multimeter turns your iOS devices into a multimeter

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(credit: RedFish Instruments) iDVM Multimeter | US$220.00 | www.redfishinstruments.com

joining the list of ‘what your iPhone is capable of’ is the iDVM Multimeter. yes, you heard that right. you can turn your iOS devices, iPad included, into a fully functional digital multimeter. as you can see, the iDVM Multimeter is completely devoid of display and switches that’s because it connects to your iOS devices by wireless network, making use of the iOS device’s glorious high resolution display to display the readings and of course, the measurement switch. Continue reading iDVM Multimeter turns your iOS devices into a multimeter

Azimuth SP-1 Landship, a luxury time piece inspired by a tank

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(credit: Azimuth) Azimuth SP-1 Landship | around US$7,000.00 | www.azimuthwatch.com

you will be forgiven to think the above time piece from Singapore-based Azimuth looks like a tank. it is in fact, inspired by a tank. though not any particular tank but the form is unmistakeable: the muscular sides reminisce of a tank’s tracks, the top is the ‘turret’ of a tank and the steeply raked front is also typical of a modern day tank design. check out a short intro video of the SP-1 Landship after the break. Continue reading Azimuth SP-1 Landship, a luxury time piece inspired by a tank

Felt Mouse is cool but not for the those with sweaty palms

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this is one designer mouse that defies ergonomic. while mouse makers are cracking their heads on how to make your palm feel more comfy using their mice, Joey Roth goes the way: an absolutely square edged, rectangle mouse that’s wrapped in felt. in the world where manufacturers are pushing ergonomic in mice to us, it nice to see one that challenge the conventional. though i have some concern about the felt which could pose a problem for those with sweaty palms, not to mention the dirt and grimes that are going to stick to the felt. Continue reading Felt Mouse is cool but not for the those with sweaty palms

Samsung new business-oriented netbook snooped out

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in a recent report by Netbook Italia, an Italy language blog focus on mobile computing ‘uncovered’ Samsung latest business oriented netbook, dubbed the Series 4 400BSBs. i’m not the black Armani suited business person but i’m totally sold by the sneak images. for some reasons, it reminds me of IBM Thinkpad in its heydays. sporting an aluminum chassis, this 12.5-inch netbook is reportedly able to withstand a 72 centimeters high drop and a pressure of 500 grams. Continue reading Samsung new business-oriented netbook snooped out

Mercedes-Benz new luxuriously appointed G-Class

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(credit: Daimler) (above) Mercedes-Benz G-Class – BA3 Final Edition will come in two variants

Mercedes-Benz recently announced two new, luxuriously appointed G-Class models to usher in the spring season. enhancements are restricted mainly to aesthetic which includes extensive stainless steel package and AMG body kits. the two models, one is based on the short-wheelbase Station Wagon, while the other is based on the long wheelbase vehicle. in general, chrome package and other “comfort-enhancing” extras dominate these two models. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz new luxuriously appointed G-Class

rugged Casio G-SHOCK now gets a touch (metallic) gold

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i was never a fan of gold color goods but however, when i first lay my eyes on the Casio G-SHOCK Metallic Gold Pack, it was love at first sight. well, almost. while embodying the same toughness and reliability that G-SHOCK has been known for, this series has been given a touch of gold. actually, it’s more than just a touch: each of this rugged jet black time piece features a sparkling metallic gold face while the ‘G-SHOCK’ and ‘PROTECTION’ wordings are given a matching gold-ish yellow treatment. Continue reading rugged Casio G-SHOCK now gets a touch (metallic) gold

express yourself using brainwave-controlled cat ears

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we have seen how commercially available EEG device can be modded to control a RC helicopter, now here’s another interesting application: brainwave-controlled cat-like ears. dubbed the Necomimi, the ears is worn like a headband over the user’s head and when the user concentrates or sees something interesting, the ears stand up. as the user relaxes, the sensor detects the decreasing brain activity, hence making the ears fall down. Continue reading express yourself using brainwave-controlled cat ears

the Pod separates you from the hustle and bustle of daily life

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(credit: Benjamin Hubert / De Vorm) Pod by Benjamin Hubert | US$tbc | www.devorm.nl

yet another designer chair that tickles my weakness for beautifully designed stuff. the Pod, designed by Benjamin Hubert, is not just any other chair. for starter, it is a large chair without the bulk and its high perimeter covers up to the user’s head, providing a sense of personal space. in a way, seated on the chair provides a break for the users from the hustle and bustle of their daily life. think of it as a room-in-room solution. Continue reading the Pod separates you from the hustle and bustle of daily life

Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

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(image credit: screenshot from Amazing Lasers! video)

the guru of all things laser has done it again. this time KipKay cracked open a replica Plasma Cutter from Dead Space 2 that came with the collectors’ edition game. though, this replica is a little shy of the full size replica from Epic Weapons but KipKay has bestowed it with two blue 1-watt laser diodes with micro boost drives, one purple 600 mW laser diode with a micro flex-drive, and the result is a working laser emitting Plasma Cutter that burst balloon and light matches. check out the humorous informercial-like brief instructional video after the break. Continue reading Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

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