Warrior Monster USB PC Game Controller Pad

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i know standard game controller pad can look pretty dorky, but i never thought spicing up its design could result in this Warrior Monster USB PC Game Controller Pad which, honestly, looks pretty painful to hold on but then again, you will never know until you spend $26.05 to give it go. the controller has a samurai-inspired design with intricate pattern adorning the controller, complete with a skeleton-version of a samurai warrior right smack in the center that has eyes that grow green when plugged into your PC’s USB port. understanding that a full skull head isn’t everyone’s cup of Earl Grey, the manufacturer is kind enough to include a lower faceplate that helps to soften the monstrous sight. even though it may look pretty uncomfortable to use for long hours, i am drawn to the detailed 3D patterns of the dragons on the handles and Japanese folklore creatures on its analog sticks. along with the red armor and overall burnt bronze paint job, the controller looks rather morbid-cool. perhaps more for the sake of collection than practical usage. Continue reading “Warrior Monster USB PC Game Controller Pad”

140 foot drop at 121 degree is the world’s steepest roller coaster

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roller coaster fans has a reason to rejoice come July-16 when Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park will open the door to the world’s steepest roller coaster ride that will put thrill seekers to over 1,000-meters (3,280-feet) of tracks complete with seven major twists and a nerve-wrecking drop of 43-meters (140-feet) at 121 degrees incline. the roller coaster, dubbed the Takabisha which translates to ‘dominant’ in English will take over the title of ‘ride with the steepest incline’ from British attraction, Mumbo Jumbo at Flamingoland in UK. this is one ride that’s definitely not for the faint-of-heart. check out a time-lapse video of the construction of the world’s steepest roller coaster after the break. Continue reading “140 foot drop at 121 degree is the world’s steepest roller coaster”

Louis Vuitton creates custom wine case for French winemaker

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(credit: Cordier Mestrezat) Cordier Mestrezat Louis Vuitton Wine Case | US$tba | www.cordier-mestrezat.com

i am assuming that the super rich, when heading to some glamourous party, would bring a couple of their prized wines with them, for good-will sake or whatever. in that sense, to lug those expensive wines in a paper bag or even a box may make it look like a less-than-glamourous affair but French winemaker, Cordier Mestrezat Grands Crus has a perfect solution to this problem: encasing those precious wine in a custom made Louis Vuitton carrying case finished in the famous monogram canvas design. the carry case allows four bottles of worthy wine, like the 2008 vintages of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion, to be stored snugly and safely when transiting to its destination. Continue reading “Louis Vuitton creates custom wine case for French winemaker”

Lomography introduces Diana Mini Flash package white

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(credit: Lomography) Diana Mini Flash Package White | US$126.85 | www.lomography.com

by now, we should be all familiar with Diana Mini. if not, it is not too late to be acquaint with this sexy star of lo-fi analog photography, starting with this fresh off-the-factory Diana Mini Flash Package White. this package is essentially the classic Diana Mini in a refreshing white paint job packaged with the Diana F+ Flash White. honestly, i was drawn to it in an instant but i have to restraint myself from betraying my classic Diana Mini. the Diana Mini Flash Package White can be yours for $126.85 and are available now on Lomography web store. hit the jump for a few more alluring images. Continue reading “Lomography introduces Diana Mini Flash package white”

finally, instructions on how to make your own Portal Gun

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if you missed out your chance to own the awesome Portal Gun replica during the last Child’s Play auction, here’s your chance to make yourself one – all thanks to a couple of college students, collectively known as ThePropNerds. their version of the iconic Portal Guns from the hugely popular game, Portal, is based loosely on Harrison Krix’s (of Volpin Props) “first real ASHPD (Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device). so if you are a huge fan of Portal (a game that had me feeling nausea and dizzy), and you get ready to get your hands dirty and follow ThePropNerds’ instructions to create the awesome replica of the Portal Gun. oh, before you head your way to Instructables for their instructions, be sure to check out the video of the Portal Gun in action after the break. Continue reading “finally, instructions on how to make your own Portal Gun”

Suck UK switch notes fit over your traditional light switch

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(credit: Suck UK) Suck UK Switch Notes | £7.50 | www.suck.uk.com

who doesn’t know Post It sticky notes? the familiar yellow sticky notes that we rely to remind us of the little things in life, before smartphones (and earlier, PDA) took over this reminding chore. SUCK UK has taken a new twist to sticky note pad by introducing one that conveniently stick on your traditional light switch so that you can be reminded about things (whatever you wish, really) while on you are on the way out. assuming that you have the good habit of switching off the lights on your way out. Continue reading “Suck UK switch notes fit over your traditional light switch”

U-Socket USB Wallplug – power outlets with USB ports

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(credit: via ThinkGeek) U-Socket USB Wallplug | US$24.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

there are probably tons of things that needs to be charged and i am guessing a least half those charges over USB. i often thought why can’t our power outlets come with USB ports as well and free us from the bulky adapter that manufacturer was kind enough enough to supply us? well, ThinkGeek just made that dream comes true by giving us the U-Socket USB Wallplug. Continue reading “U-Socket USB Wallplug – power outlets with USB ports”

Sony Ericsson announced Xperia ray, Xperia active and txt

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Sony Ericsson has taken its wrap off three new handsets, which include two Android-powered smartphone and a feature phone simply dubbed as Sony Ericsson txt. both Android handsets, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray and Sony Ericsson Xperia active is powered by the latest Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread OS. Continue reading “Sony Ericsson announced Xperia ray, Xperia active and txt”

Audio-Technica new active noise-canceling headphones

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(image credit: Audio-Technica) Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-canceling Headphones | from US$79.95 | www.audio-technica.com

if you are in the market for active noise-canceling headphones, then you are in luck. Audio-Technical recently announced a line of active noise-canceling headphones catering to a broad range of listeners with different style and budget. in fact, the lowest in range has a MSRP of just $79.95. the line, aptly dubbed the QuietPoint, offers four models that ranges from in-ear earphones to over-ear headphones. all four in the line employs Audio-Technica’s exclusive QuietPoint active noise-canceling technology that runs off a single AAA battery and offer up to 90% noise-canceling performance. Continue reading “Audio-Technica new active noise-canceling headphones”

coming soon: Incase Soundesign line of headphones

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Incase, a company better known for churning out beautiful bags and cases, is dabbling into the audio game with the Incase Soundesign line of headphones. the line of headphones offers four levels of audio products ranging from in-ear earphones to over-ear headphones. Incase Soundesign line offers Incase custom-tuned audio drivers that promise to deliver natural sound that accurately reproduces the source audio without artificially flavoring the sound. in terms of aesthetic, Soundesign takes a clean, minimalistic approach for its design, while a wide range of adjustment available ensures a personal fit for the users. Continue reading “coming soon: Incase Soundesign line of headphones”