we continue our worship for beautifully designed faucet with the Kross Faucet by ISMA Creative Faucets. on the first glance, the Kross Faucet doesn’t look anything close to faucet but it is one and function like one complete with a matching square handle for temperature and volume adjustment. we just wonder how the stream would look like, would it be a rectangular stream? nah. we are just kidding. anyway, it looks pretty awesome and it will definitely feel at home in any contemporary interior. the Kross Faucet is available in black, nickel and white. colors that speaks of contemporary.
(image credit: Photojojo) The Ring Flash Adapter | US$40.00 | photojojo.com
this oddly nice looking contraption, dubbed The Ring Flash Adapter, is a reflective circle that attaches to your external flash and directs the light from your external flash to front surrounding of your lens, giving a even (hopefully) and soft lighting which your flash cannot achieve. this one goes straight into our cheap and functional solution category. it could saves us the headache when we face taking macro pictures but wait… we don’t have a DSLR! duh! one reason to get this: even it doesn’t work, it gets people talking.
(image credit: Liquid Image) Liquid Image Summit Summit and Snow Sports Goggles | about US$400.00 | www.liquidimageco.com
if you are an outdoor adventure guy, you will agree that capturing those exhilarating moments in first person perspective is kind of like a trophy to any adrenalin junkies. in the past, we have to content with standard definition, and subsequently 720p quality strap-on action cam to do the job. however, miniaturization of technology occurs so quickly and now your glorious moments can be captured in full high definition (HD) 1080p quality with the Liquid Image Summit and Impact series goggles. Continue reading Summit and Snow Sports goggles let you record in 1080p→
if you think Microsoft is letting its guard down after the success of Kinect (success as hack, not as a gaming peripheral), then you are all so wrong. as if moving our body for gaming isn’t enough, Microsoft wants us to touch ourselves to make a call or play a game of Tetris. yup, that’s right – touch ourselves. no keyboard, no mouse, just us and our arms and hands. Microsoft has tasked a team of researchers to dream up of new ways on how we might one day make a call, control our media players and reinstall the Windows OS to Mac OS. nah… i made the last one up.
one of the projects, dubbed “Skinput” is a system that allows you control your devices by touching specific points on your arm. apparently, unique vibration is generated when we ‘hit’ at different parts of our arm, thus this technology is able to pick up this unique signature and matches it to a specific operations, such as shuffling of songs on your MP3 player. check out the video after break on the vibration-sensing based control, which also can combine with a pico projector mounted on the armband (which also houses the sensing and processing unit of Skinput) to project an interface on your arm or palm.
another method being explored is sensing of electric signals from the muscles as it contracts. hence, when we executes different gestures or movements, our muscles in our body will emit signals in which a contraption such as an armband with sensors built-in could pick them up and translating them to the preassigned action. check out the cool video of hacked Guitar Hero taking input from muscles electric signals after the jump.
while these developments will certainly improve our mobility greatly but it will not see the light of implementation until many years on as they are still in its research phase. though the prospect sounds exciting but these technologies would have far bigger implication to our daily life than we thought. we would probably grow conscious about how we interact with the objects around us, as these moves might just trigger you to call 911 or volume up your media player accidentally or perhaps, getting tiny bruises all over our arms.
who would think that a flashlight could be further improved beyond going LED? well, apparently, Maglite think it could be further improved. introducing the Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight with Advanced Flashlight User Interface. on the first look, this 4.8-inches long Maglite looks like just any other Maglite but upon a closer inspection, you will find a red button at its end with five selectable modes. granted that the different modes isn’t a top-notch feature but it is its motion sensor that makes this thing kick butts. by holding on the the red button and turning the flashlight light in either direction, user can adjust almost everything, ranging from brightness to the strobe light speed. how cool is that? check out the video of how it works after the break. Continue reading Motion Sensor control comes to Maglite XL100 Flashlight→
travel back in time with this modern take of the first ever vehicle built by British automaker, Morgan Motor – the 3-Wheeler. it was considered an oddity when it first appeared in 1909 and it’s still an oddity by today’s standard. heck, it is odd when it has only three wheels and no roof! with cars growing in physical size, it is certainly odd to be seeing such as diminutive vehicle taking on the road once again. i for one, will be in constant paranoid of being run over by the bigger SUVs on the road. Continue reading Morgan Motor’s modern take on its classic 3-Wheeler→
i have never tried paintball and till today, i’m still contemplating to do so. however, if the Mega Hurtz becomes a reality, i want to be the guy operating it and not being chase by it in a game of paintball. the name alone sounds menacing enough and it doesn’t help that it has a paintball gun mounted that’s capable of 13 rounds per second. designed by RC enthusiast, Chris Rogers, the Mega Hurtz looks any other unmanned land vehicle that are a common place in battlefield today. featuring a 4-wheel drive mechanism and clad in steel plated body, this 280 pounds machine is cable of breaking through concrete walls and powerful enough to tow a hummer. Continue reading Mega Hurtz is going to change how paintball are played→
(credit: screenshot by mike from official Ferrari FF video)
if you haven’t already heard, Ferrari has unveiled the official Ferrari FF video during its web unveiling last week. up until last week, what we have were sparse information and a few images to satisfy our curiosity about the first four wheel drive and four seater Ferrari. the video takes audience on a journey with the Ferrari FF going through a variety of scenic drive and terrains that most of people wouldn’t dream of doing. well, maybe in a dream, yes but in a high-end machine like the FF? definitely, no. the drive also take viewers to the world’s first Ferrari Theme Park in Abu Dhabi. pretty awesome video. check out the video after the break. Continue reading Ferrari releases new official Ferrari FF video →
we read about a Chinese man who built a homemade tank (without the artillery, of course) but perhaps, that’s was nothing compared to what this man who called himself, Steel Legend, did. Steel Legend actually built a junkyard version of Megatron from the movie Transformer 2 with nothing but scrap metals. this Megatron serves as a metal sculpture and measures 4.5 m long, 3.2 m wide, 2.5 m height, and weighs a hefty 5 tons. just check out the intricate tracks which reportedly had at least ten modifications before its final form. i’m totally awed. Continue reading Megatron appears in a scrapyard somewhere on earth!→
(image credit: Ross Parry) Mini Multifunctional Console | £8,000.00
this is one entertainment throne that all couch-potatoes cum part time car freak will love. conceived by David Gawthorpe, this entertainment cocoon is crafted out from an actual classic Mini Cooper. it took David two years to complete this piece of multi-functional console, in which gaming is just part of its many other functions. the working hood flips up to unveil a plush seating complete with backrest and from this seat, you can blast your favorite tunes, watch a movie, execute your overflowed work from office here or simply dump the work and play games on it. Continue reading classic Mini Cooper turned into an ultimate gaming chair→