a cushion, a 6-in-1 remote? it is both

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(photo credit: brookstone.com) Pillow Remote Control | US$29.95 | www.brookstone.com

what you see here is a cushion and it is also a six-in-one remote control. i am not kidding you. this is not just a cushion with remote control layout stitched to it. it is a real working remote control. an ultimate statement of lifestyle fused with technology, the Pillow Remote Control has databases of over 500 remote control devices.

it also featured a auto shutoff function that power down the remote after 60 seconds of inactivity. this wide-range transmitter with infrared LED built-in requires two AAA batteries with is not included. i guess you won’t be misplacing your remote with this cuddly cushion due to its size and it will definitely feel “at home” with the rest of its non-remote control fellow cushions.

you don’t need to fork out thousands of dollars to grab those cool universal remote, because this cool Pillow Remote Control cost only US$29.95. simple does it.

via ZDNET

zip up those ear buds: Zipbuds By DGA

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(photo credit: dgastore.com) Zipbuds By DGA | US$39.99 | www.dgastore.com

if you are looking for a tangle-free earphones, and you need something more than just fabric cords then Zipbuds by DGA could be it. the highlight of the Zipbuds is the tangle resistant zipper integrated cable. tangle-free? makes sense to us, cos’ we can’t really tangle a zipper, can we?

while it may seems quite bulky looking (as compared to traditional cord), but the concept of zipper makes it a style-statement. the zipper portion only runs up to a few inches before the noise-isolating stubbed ear buds, so you won’t look ridiculous wearing it. other features of the Zipbuds include Dupont Kevlar reinforced cabling, braided nylon cable, gold plated audio jack, 8mm driver with a rated output of 2mW (max input: 5mW).

the Zipbuds come in 5 different color and includes three custom fitted ear tip sizes, two sport ear clips and a storage pouch. pretty neat huh? just don’t confuse with your jacket’s zipper.

i thought the Zipbuds is suitable for those who’s looking for tangle-free earbuds and at the same time, doing it with style.

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Lotus Exige based British Electric Supercar (photos)

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Ecotricity Nemesis Electric Supercar | under £1million | www.ecotricity.co.uk

i am not a pro-electric person but this one-off sports car from Ecotricity is looking real good. the Ecotricity’s Nemesis was based on the Lotus Exige body. with a brief by Dale Vince, founder and MD of British green power company, Ecotricity, a team comprising of engineers behind the name icons such as the McLaren and DeLorean, set to work. Continue reading “Lotus Exige based British Electric Supercar (photos)”

it’s official: pre-order Gran Turismo 5 and receive one exclusive downloadable car.

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(photo credit: playstation.com) Gran Turismo 5 | from US$59.99 | www.playstation.com

i received an email from Sony Playstation network regarding the release of the much anticipated Gran Turismo 5. “much anticipated” is very much an understatement. year after year, fans like me has been waiting for this sequel ever since Playstation 3 made its debut to the world. looks like the date is confirmed, at least for North America. Continue reading “it’s official: pre-order Gran Turismo 5 and receive one exclusive downloadable car.”

21st century skateboard: MXB Shocker Motocrossboard

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(photo credit: motocrossboard.com) MXB Shocker Motocrossboard | from US$2,999 | www.motocrossboard.com

welcome the 21st century skateboard. while hover board has yet to be realized, we have to make do with the electric powered skateboard, and one that can go off road. Performance Concepts has a 2011 MXB Motocrossboard that is electric powered and can go off road. sounds cool? read on. Continue reading “21st century skateboard: MXB Shocker Motocrossboard”

more than time: round up of dual-function (wrist)watches

if you’re a geek, you probably want a watch that says who you are (i.e. geek). we are not talking about some fancy LED face watch or designer’s item but a watch that does more than just telling time. here’s a hit list of our favorite geek watches.

MicroSD Card Reader Watch
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needless to say, this watch tells time and it is also a MicroSD card reader. the watch features a stainless steel bezel, back cover and buckle and reads MicroSD card without the need for an adapter. all it need is an USB cord, and of course the MicroSD (not included) that you want to read. Continue reading “more than time: round up of dual-function (wrist)watches”

now showing on your TV: Boxee Box by DLink

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(photo credit: dlink.com) Boxee Box by DLink | from US$200 | www.dlink.com

DLink has joined the flock of media players in the market with Boxee Box. yes, it is a box that looks as though a quarter of the box has sunken onto a flat surface. last month we reported on the Western Digital TV Live Hub and we go ‘wow’… however the Boxee Box definitely had us go ‘Wow… wow…”

not only did this Linux-based Boxee Box look gorgeous but it is packed with features. first off, the box offers full 1080p playback via the HDMI, optical out, two USB ports, Ethernet port and standard audio out. the biggest boost for Boxee Box perhaps is the content it promise to deliver.

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something that caught our eye is the remote which doubles up as a QWERTY keyboard. we completely understand the pain of trying to scroll through the (on screen) alphabets just to make some searches, thus we welcome the implementation of QWERTY keyboard with open arms. the QWERTY definitely will be make users feel more at home when using this set top box. those who gone through the onscreen input ritual (Playstation 3, WD HD TV Live etc) will know what we mean.

we certainly love the Boxee Box and hope it will land on out shore soon. for those in North America, you are are just so lucky! and with HULU and NETFLIK in the pipe line, couch potatoes will be totally spoilt for choice!

Infiniti creates Limited Edition “Essence Sculpture” with Louis Vuitton handcrafted carrying case

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Limited Edition Infiniti Essence Sculpture | from US$300 | www.nissan.com

Infiniti will be debuting the “Essence Sculpture” which is inspired by the Infiniti Essence concept car unveiled last year. the sculpture will be restricted to 300 individually numbered units worldwide and no second production run will be made.

to add to the exclusivity, Louis Vuitton has handcrafted a Damier Graphite carrying case for the very first Essence Sculpture for transporting and presentation. the “Essence Sculpture” with the Louis Vuitton case will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

those who wish to own one of these exclusive pieces can visit the Infiniti merchandise website beginning in December.

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car genetic splicing: 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

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(photo credit: nissan.com) 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet | US$tbc | www.nissan.com

when Sports Utility Vehicle or SUV was first introduced in 1983, it started a new car segment and ever since, no new segment has been coined (saves for the Porsche Panamera)… until now. Nissan will debut it’s Murano CrossCabriolet in the Los Angeles Auto Show on the November 17th, 2010. Continue reading “car genetic splicing: 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet”

“smart” looking car: the Wheego Whip LiFe electric car

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(photo credit: wheego.net) Wheego Whip LiFe electric car | from US$32,995 | wheego.net

the 2011 LiFe from Wheego is a what you see here is the 2011 LiFe from Wheego, a fully electric car which looks suspiciously like the Smart Fortwo. this two seater has a range of 100 miles per charge and it takes just 5 hours to charge to full from 50% on a 220V/240V outlet. Continue reading ““smart” looking car: the Wheego Whip LiFe electric car”