Dokkiri Hand Case gives a new meaning to lend a hand

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(image credit: Strapya) Dokkiri Hand Case for iPhone 4 | ¥5,000.00 | www.strapya-world.com

the next time when someone comes around and ask to lend a hand, he’s probably asking if he can borrow your iPhone. i am referring to this creepy case from Dokkiri, the same folks who brought to you the Japanese Beetle case. i have no idea why would someone want to produce a case with such a life-like rubber hand stuck to its back. perhaps, it is for some shock-factor? or there are those who feel the need to hold someone’s hand when making a call? regardless, it looks pretty awkward to hold. anyway, despite its creepiness, this might just be another mobile conversational piece. thankfully, Dokkiri decided not throw in some fake blood at the wrist cut off area. Continue reading Dokkiri Hand Case gives a new meaning to lend a hand

Zippo Lighter Gun – lighting up could never be more dangerous

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camera disguised as a lighter isn’t new but a Zippo Lighter with a 6-mm pistol hidden within is something totally new. well, not really the newest new but in fact the said Zippo Lighter Gun was auctioned off back in 2006 for a cool $6,810. dubbed simply as “4mm”, this Zippo-branded lighter has barrel in place of the wick and instead of striking to light up, the flint striking wheel is the trigger. it came together with faux Ronson flint dispenser that contains eight individual copper-based 6-mm bullets. now, that just put a whole new meaning to the danger of lighting up. doesn’t it? a few more look of this awesome firearm after the break. Continue reading Zippo Lighter Gun – lighting up could never be more dangerous

Video: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland for Star Tours promo

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(image credit: screenshot from Star Tours: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland video)

this one for is all Star Wars fans. the Dark Sith descends on to Disneyland to check out the newly opened Star Tours but it turns out that Star Tours isn’t ready, so what do Vader do? well, since he and his two stormtroopers are already there, they might as well check out the park. you know the drill, take a spin in the saucer cup and carousel, grab some popcorns et cetera, hoping when by the time they are done, the Star Tours will be ready for them… check out the light hearted moments of the Sith Lord in the video after the break. Star Wars fans won’t want to miss it. trust me. Continue reading Video: Darth Vader goes to Disneyland for Star Tours promo

Motorola XT531 Smartphone. its Android 2.3 and its budget

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(credit: Motorola Mobility) Motorola XT531 Smartphone | US$tba | www.motorola.com

Motorola has just announced its newest addition to its growing list of Android handset. dubbed the Motorola XT531 Smartphone, it is touted to be a budget-friendly Android smartphone that runs on Android latest 2.3 Operating System (aka Gingerbread) but just exactly how ‘budget’ it is remains to be seen. China will be the first country to received this handset this month, followed by Hong Kong, Taiwan and selected countries in Europe and Latin America starting this Fall. Continue reading Motorola XT531 Smartphone. its Android 2.3 and its budget

Magnetic Switch Cover for $24.95 or make yourself one

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(credit: Jake Frey) Magnetic Switch Cover | US$24.95 | shop.thefancy.com

there is nothing magical here. the Magnetic Switch Cover is your regular switch cover plate (US) integrated with a high power magnet underneath. so what good does it do? well, it will hold your keys when you step into the room and (the keys) be ready for you when you are heading out – unless your keys and key ring are made out of plastics. as Glenn Santos has noted, this probably is just a “semi-gadget” (or half gadget, if you like) but if it were to incorporate with a subtle glow night light or sort, then it would probably justify the hassle involves in changing switch cover. Continue reading Magnetic Switch Cover for $24.95 or make yourself one

Canon X Mark I Mouse – mouse, calculator and keypad in one

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(credit: Canon) Canon X Mark I Mouse Slim | US$59.90 | usa.canon.com

honestly, a calculator is the last thing we expect to be integrated into a mouse but that’s exactly what the Canon X Mark I Mouse Slim is. it is, in fact, a three-in-one device that serves as a wireless 1,200 dpi laser mouse, a 10-digit calculator, as well as a keypad. i’d say it might just be the perfect peripheral for any road warriors who aims to reduce their on-the-road clutter. if you often lug around a mouse, a calculator and an additional keyboard while on the road, the X Mark I Mouse just did you a flavor by cutting lose two peripherals for your next trip. Continue reading Canon X Mark I Mouse – mouse, calculator and keypad in one

RIM introduces five new BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

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(credit: RIM) freshly announced BlackBerry 7 Smartphones (from L-R) Torch 9810, Bold 9900/9930, and Torch 9850/9860

yes, RIM is very much alive and undaunted by their recent set back, they have announced plans to launch not one but five new BlackBerry smartphones powered by its BlackBerry 7 OS. the five smartphones include the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, and the new Torch 9810, 9850 and 9860 smartphones. the Bold duo are the thinnest smartphones from RIM to date and is designed in the tradition of the BlackBerry Bold with the integration of a 2.8-inch multi-touch display. the Torch handsets, on the other hand, features large touchscreen display of 3.2-inch and 3.7-inch for the 9810 and 9850/9860, respectively. additionally, Torch 9810 features a slide out keyboard for faster typing. Continue reading RIM introduces five new BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

Infiniti launches 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD limited edition model

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(credit: Nissan) 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD Limited Edition | US$52,550.00 | www.InfinitiUSA.com

along with the announcement of the refreshed 2012 Infiniti FX performance luxury crossover yesterday, Infiniti also announced an FX35 AWD Limited Edition model. price from $51,500, the LE model features an exclusive Iridium Blue paint job, huge 21-inch 10-spoke graphite finish aluminum wheels, dark tinted headlights with Adaptive Front Light System (AFS) and auto leveling, and dark tinted side air vents and lower door trim. Continue reading Infiniti launches 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD limited edition model

NuForce uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition headphone amp

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(credit: NuForce) NuForce uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition | US$399.00 | signature.nuforce.com

Nubox’s uDAC-2 solves your woes of less-than-ideal music quality pumped out from your laptop to your headphone, desktop speaker system or home stereo system with its 24bit/96kHz USB Digital Audio Converter or DAC. it is not new. it exist as a plain black version, and later a special violet version and now, this latest rendition sports a gold-plated enclosure with a subtle touch of Swarovski crystal, tastefully embedded on its volume control. it will definitely look perfect on your mahogany laptop desk – if you happen to have one. standard outputs include a pair of RCA out, a digital coaxial, and as well as headphone output jack. want one? then be prepared to shell out $399 for it or you could go for the “lesser kind” which starts from $129. a more few look after the break to convince ourselves why we should fork out premium for this gadget. Continue reading NuForce uDAC-2 Signature Gold Edition headphone amp

turn your iPad 2 into an oversized Game Boy-lookalike

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(credit: LOOTIFUL) LOOTIFUL Game Boy case for iPad 2 | US$tba | lootiful.com

still miss your old school Game Boy handheld? well, fret not my friend. LOOTIFUL, a Massachusetts-based company is offering cases that will make your iOS devices looks like a Game Boy. well, it will look like one from the back of the device. granted Game Boy-style case isn’t new for iPhone or even iPod Touch, but coming soon from LOOTIFUL is the Game Boy-style case for your iPad 2, simply dubbed iPWN!. if you love to pretend that your modern day iPad 2 is an old school handheld game machine (albeit, an oversized one), this is the case for you. however, there is no word on its price or the exact availability of the case at this point. the image you see above is a render of the would-be product. if you can’t wait for it, perhaps you can grab yourself a more ‘regular’ version for iPhone 4 which cost just $17.99 a pop. Continue reading turn your iPad 2 into an oversized Game Boy-lookalike

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