DODOcase announced exclusive ORK DODOcase for iPad 2

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(image credit: DODOcase) ORK DODOcase for iPad 2 | US$89.95 | www.dodocase.com

DODOcase announced its second artist collaborative case, this time artist Jenny Beorkrem’s art graces the wonderful DODOcase with its signature ORK Poster design. for $89.95, you will not only get to lug around Beorkrem’s art along with your iPad 2 but you will also get an interior pop out guide with full context for the literary landscape featured on its cover. honestly, i think the cover design is already alluring enough to entice me, though the price is a little on the prohibitive side for me. nevertheless, we really shouldn’t put a price on beautiful art. don’t you think so? the ORK DODOcase for iPad 2 is available now via DODOcase web store. a few more look of this gorgeous case after the break. Continue reading “DODOcase announced exclusive ORK DODOcase for iPad 2”

when steampunk meets plasma arc speaker

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(image credit: ConsciousFlesh)

we love everything steampunk. we love it even more if the steampunk object in question combines cutting edge technology like this steampunk plasma speaker created by an artist simply known as ConsciousFlesh. instead of simply steam the punk out of ordinary object, ConsciousFlesh takes it up a notch by having a plasma arc speaker in the mix and as you can witness from the video after the break, it even has uber-cool steampunk MP3 player accompanying it. it just makes us go ‘woooo….’ and exclaims, we want one too! Continue reading “when steampunk meets plasma arc speaker”

Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool

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(image credit: Swiss+Tech) Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 | US$9.99 | swisstechtools.com

how many tools can you cramp into something that you can use as keychain as well? not many, but Swiss-Tech managed to clammed in nine handy tools into its latest Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 key tool. constructed from polished stainless steel, this key tool has a pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper, bottle opener, 2 x flat tip screwdrivers and 2 x philips screwdrivers built into it and like all Swiss-Tech tools, it also inherited the patented quick release mechanism that securely locks the Micro-Plus EX onto your keyring. i guess you won’t be needing all the tools all the time but it’s always good to know there are tools by your side for those just-in-case situations. you have the keys with you, so why not hook up with a multi-tool? especially when it cost just $9.99 a pop. another look after the break. Continue reading “Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool”

check out this incredibly detailed LEGO Porsche 911

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(image credit: Sheepo’s Garage)

let me assure you that though the above LEGO creation is in red, it is not your standard LEGO Ferrari but a custom Porsche 911 with incredible amount of details. created by one Spanish Fernando (aka Sheepo), this LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet PDK is built from nearly 3,500 parts that has twenty-three LEGO electric elements in it, including eight motors, three remote controllers, three Infrared receivers, three pairs of lights and almost seven meters worth of wirings. to be honest, i was skeptical about how detailed it could be, until i saw the video – which you can witness for yourself after the break. Continue reading “check out this incredibly detailed LEGO Porsche 911”

Harry Potter’s Wand From The First Film With Ollivander’s Box

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(image credit: FireBox) Harry Potter’s wand with Ollivander’s Box | £31.99 | www.firebox.com

fans of Harry Potter would certainly love to have piece of this natural born wizard, and what’s better than to start with owning a piece of his wand as seen in the first Harry Potter film? this exact replica is no knock off but a true-to-the-core officially licensed product and it even comes with the presentation box as seen in the movie. if you aspired to be a wizard, then this is the magic stick for you and the truth is, the wand doesn’t need to choose its wizard like they said – you get to choose the wand yourself. well, not that there are a lot of them to choose from but for £31.99 (about US$52), you d’get the hero’s stick, i mean magic stick. so what’s not to love? Continue reading “Harry Potter’s Wand From The First Film With Ollivander’s Box”

a real functioning light switch that doubles as a spy camera

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(credit: Chinavasion) The Spy Camera Light Switch | US$80.00 | www.chinavasion.com

robbers aren’t stupid. they know where your security cameras are and will avoid them at all cost. this is where things like the Spy Camera Light Switch can come in handy. it is a functioning wall mountable light switch with a built-in motion sensor and a high resolution spy camera that records video at 320 x 240 resolution (30 fps) and captures still images at 1280 x 960 resolution. though the resolution are not the greatest of all but they are good enough for you and the police to identify the intruder. Continue reading “a real functioning light switch that doubles as a spy camera”

1:1 scale full size 2011 Ferrari 150° Italia Steering Wheel Replica

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(credit: Ferrari) 1:1 scale full size 2011 Ferrari 150° Italia Steering Wheel Replica | US$2,230.15 | store.ferrari.com

apart from getting in the seat of a real Formula One car, having a replica of a certain part of this wonderful racing machine is probably the dream of any Formula One fans. i am not sure if all the Formula One race teams understand this fact but one thing for sure is that Ferrari certainly does understand the latter point, as it presents to all Ferrari Formula One fans the 1:1 scale full size 2011 Ferrari 150° Italia Steering Wheel Replica as used by Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the 2011 Formula One Championship. if this isn’t something for fans to go gaga about, i don’t know what is. Continue reading “1:1 scale full size 2011 Ferrari 150° Italia Steering Wheel Replica”

limited edition Pentax 645D honors Grand Prix Japan 2011

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Limited Edition Pentax 645D | about ¥1.2 million | www.pentaximaging.com

in celebration of the Pentax 645D being crowned “Camera of the Year” at the Camera Grand Prix Japan 2011, Pentax Imaging has announced a limited edition 645D. if you like everything ‘limited edition’ and has no qualms about waiting four months for it, this is the camera you should get. what you see above is exactly what it will look like: a lacquer-finished body that comes with a matching leather strap, body mount cap, as well as center-spot-matte focusing screen – all packed inside an awesome looking, specially designed paulownia-wood packaging. exist as a built-to-order model with at least a four months wait from the date of each order, this 40-megapixels digital camera juggernaut is a href=”http://en.akihabaranews.com/101469/cameras/pentax-announces-exclusive-limited-edition-of-its-645d-medium-format” target=”_blank”>said to be priced at ¥1.2 million(about US$15,170). according to its official press release, it will be available for pre-order via Pentax web store but at the last check, this luxe-up 645D is yet to be listed. hit the jump for a few more look at this luxe-up camera and the official press release. Continue reading “limited edition Pentax 645D honors Grand Prix Japan 2011”

Canon IXY 32S and A3300 IS PowerShot Digital Camera

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(credit: Canon) Canon A3300 IS and IXY 32S Digital Camera | from ¥14,000.00 | canon.jp

last week, Canon announced a pair of point-and-shoot digital camera, the IXY 32S and the A3300 IS PowerShot for Japan market. the former was originally scheduled for release in April but was postponed due to the March earthquake that hit Japan. the IXY 32 S is equipped with 12.1-megapixels CMOS back side illuminated (or BSI) sensor and 3.2-inch touchscreen viewfinder/display. the camera is capable of full HD video recording and supports ISO 100-3200 that can be expand up to ISO 6400. positioned on the higher end of point-and-shoot segment, this ¥30,000 (about US$380) compact digital shooter features the ‘touch shutter’ function that allows taking of picture just by touching the camera viewfinder. the IXY 32S is available in several hues, including silver, black, gold and pink. Continue reading “Canon IXY 32S and A3300 IS PowerShot Digital Camera”

Jeep Wrangler converts to Pickup form with official kit

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(credit: Jeep) Mopar JK-9 Independence Kit | US$5,499.00 | www.jeep.com

ever wonder why there isn’t a Jeep pickup truck? you might heard that Jeep might have a pickup truck soon, well, it’s official now: there will be one but in a kit form. for $5,499, Wrangler Unlimited owners can transform their lovely Jeep into a pickup truck. though the specified price is a kit-only price tag, meaning you will have to get your hands dirty to put them together yourself. however, the DIY route is recommended for skilled do-it-yourselfers and thus, if you are feeling less confident in your DIY skill, the dealer can do it on your behalf for a fee. Continue reading “Jeep Wrangler converts to Pickup form with official kit”