BMW burns their brand name into your retinas

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(credit: screenshot by mike from YouTube video)

big corporates has tried variety of ways to instill brand loyalty in consumers. one of the commonly used tool is advertisement. probably that isn’t good enough for BMW, now it has decided that they should imprint their brand name into our mind by burning them into our retinas. Continue reading “BMW burns their brand name into your retinas”

Thanko Warming Mouse keeps your hand warm while you work

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(image credit: GeekStuff4u) Thanko Warming Mouse | ¥2,900.00 | www.geekstuff4u.com

this winter, you don’t have suffer from cold hands while working on your computer. at least not if you’re using the Thanko Warming Mouse. well, you can choose to wear gloves while using your standard mouse but you won’t feel your mouse a bit. so i guess, a naked hand is still the way to go to handle a mouse.

basically, this is a real working computer mouse which warm your hands at the same time. connection to your comp is via an USB cable and user can choose between two warming modes. you expect up to 46 degrees of warming that will enable you continue working on your computer without having cold hands. though you will need to hold the mouse with both hands if you want to get both your hands warm. kind of awkward if you try to move the mouse with both hands.

go retrolistic: Motorola StarTAC flip phone with a colorful twist

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(image credit: Lekki) Lekki Motorola StarTAC | €125.00 | www.lekki.fr

remember those days where mobile phones used to be just mobile phones? they were used to make calls while text messaging wasn’t exactly in vogue yet. since then, things have gone a little ‘complicated’ with smartphone outsmarting the standard mobile phone. however, a French company by the name of Lekki decided to give those now-vintage mobile phone a new lease of life by adding some fun colors into them.

throwing in some colorful hues instead of the almost-standard black issue, Lekki transform those vintage mobile into a funky back to basics mobile phone and even comes with Lekki box. if like going the other way, and can live without MMS, Facebook Mobile, the Internet or colored screen, then you can grab yourself a Motorola StarTAC in green, magenta, yellow or create your own combo colors. if you have the thing for authentic nostalgic, there’s also the original black item.

don’t like flip phone? there’s also the candy bar Nokia 3210 with different hues or create your own color combo. with those bright colors, it really makes the Nokia 3210 a true candy bar phone. the price for Nokia starts from €75. accessories, though limited, are also available for Motorola StarTAC.

looking at the StarTAC, i felt a sense of nostalgia as it was my second mobile phone. those were the days where i had more time to myself but these days, my time was divided between work and fiddling with my iPhone. this is so sad. maybe i should consider going back to basics too.

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the Quadrotapult displays insane precision kinetic works [videos]

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(credit: screenshot by mike from YouTube video)

self-taught multi-discipline artist, Bradley N. Litwin has crafted many mechanical arts and has received several honors for his amazing creations. it’s a work of art that requires a superbly good mechanical mind. don’t believe? just check out the precision the Quadrotapult has. it’s insanely precise and hypnotizing at the same time. i just couldn’t take my eyes off the video. Continue reading “the Quadrotapult displays insane precision kinetic works [videos]”

spy gadget meets fashion-chic glasses and it records too

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(image credit: Vichan Technology) Glasses Camcorder | from US$82.11 | www.alieexpress.com

when the world of spying and fashion collides, one of the common fashion item you would expect are wristwatches or may be a not-so-fashionable camera tee and here’s an eyewear to add to the list. sure, there are spy glasses out there, but they definitely looks nothing like this one. Continue reading “spy gadget meets fashion-chic glasses and it records too”

the army is green, but it gets even greener with Solar-powered tents

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while solar energy is not uncommon in the commercial sector, its application in the military is few and far between. however, this might just change with the U.S. Army current evaluation of the possibility of harnessing the power of the sun through the use of transportable solar-powered tents.

currently, three products are being evaluated, namely: Power Shade, TEMPER Fly and QUADrant. pretty fancy names, i must say. these tents has Flexible Photovoltaics (PV) built-in them and are capable of the generating between 200 watts to 3 kilowatts of electricity. of course, the physical size of the tents are different too.

traditionally, portable batteries or generators are used to supply field tents with electrical power, hence with the solar-powered tents, the these traditional way of supplying power in field could be a thing of the past. no more lugging of batteries and fuel around as the tents get redeployed from places to places, not to mention it’s environmental-friendly and saves on cost for deployment in the field.

all we need to established now is the storage of the harvested energy. certainly, the storage must be ample, able to keep the energy stored effectively and last but not least, they mustn’t be bulky. else, it will defeat part of the purposed of the solar-powered tents. it would be funny, to be lugging around huge bulky storage cells, instead of batteries or fuel. don’t you think so?

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a striking concept trike that comes with a detachable sidecar

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how do like a trike that seats two as and when required? the Daniel Munnink‘s NEOS is a concept three-wheel motorcycles that is a single-seater but has a modular sidecar (which doesn’t really looks a bit like a sidecar, which it nice) can be added to ferry a passenger. besides looking all-futuristic-cool, the NEOS is packed with features for both comfort and safety. Continue reading “a striking concept trike that comes with a detachable sidecar”

first it was 3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit, now it’s 5-in-1

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(image credit: Alibaba) 5-in-1 Camera Connection Kit | US$tbc

we just talked about how we would be expected to multi-function a couple of days ago, and thus, we also expects the devices or equipment that we use to do the same. before long, we found the 3-in-1 camera connection kit that allows one gadget to do three things and now, as if three functions wasn’t enough, there’s the 5-in-1 Camera Connection Kit for iPad.

there are two versions of this 5-in-1 device: one that supports a range of memory cards and the other comes with USB port, SD card slot, micro-SD card slot, AV-out port and a mini-USB port. seriously, the latter one has some redundancy to it. it already has the USB port, why bother with a mini-USB?

needless to say, the 5-in-1 Camera Connection Kit is a product of a Chinese electronics company. no words on the pricing and when this thing will be eventually available to the mass market.

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the biggest orders of Microsoft Surface used in karaoke bar [videos]

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check this out. Microsoft Surface finally sees practical use in Hong Kong Red MR karaoke bar. Red MR has 80 units of the Microsoft Surface in 80 of its karaoke rooms and with plan to increase to 300 units in future. it should be the biggest order for the Microsoft Surface to date.

i guess Microsoft will be proud to know at least their Surface is seeing some real use in the commercial sector. though the order number of 80 is hardly considered ‘big’ in commercial sense, but still it is a start. we are more than excited to see things going towards the REAL future. well, we don’t need to detail further, check out the videos below and witness for yourself.

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3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit is an alternative to Apple’s CCK

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(image credit: M.I.C.Gadget) 3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit | US$29.90 | store.micgadget.com

an alternative to Apple camera connection kit this $29.90 3-in-1 Camera Connection Kit for iPad. not only the kit combines the USB and SD card slot dongle into one, it also includes a micro-SD card slot. why the addition? i have no idea. perhaps, it was an attempt to differential itself from the knock-off 2-in-1 Camera Connection Kit.

whatever it is, it makes perfect sense to lump 2 or 3 connectivity into one for convenience sake. we love our gadgets but want to minimize the things we have to bring around to make our lovely gadgets happy. the kit is available in either black or white. at a glance, the kit does look suspiciously like a power pack for iPhone. of course, it is not.