Snapalarm

October 21, 2009

Snapalarm by Michael Olsson and Rickard Grönstedt is clicked into place, with no need for tools, on the cord of a pendant lamp, rod or chain. Snapalarm recieved the international red dot design award in 2005.

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Via DesignFlute, I found out about designer screen printed solar cells. ‘Instead of mounting the solar module on the roof, it could be integrated in the glass façade of a building. It is possible to produce it in desired colours, print images or text on the module.’

Designer Screen Printed Solar Cells

‘Newly available in the United States, this minimalist wall-mounted CD player features a single speaker built into the player’s case. Sleek and functional, the player’s power cord hangs straight down and turns the unit on and off with a simple tug.’

Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player

Wireless Earphones

August 12, 2008

I have a pair of wireless earphones, but they are the kind that wrap around the back of my head and I kind of hate them. I’d much prefer this pair which look to be similiar to ear buds and they are a lot cheaper than the pair I currently have….if only I had known…

Wireless Earphones

AutoPilot

June 9, 2008

A new twist to the classic car charger for iPod, the AutoPilot’s illuminated knob gives you controls for Play/Pause and Track Forward/Backward. You never have to glance down or touch the face of your iPod.

AutoPilot

The No-Contact Jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created to aid women in their struggle for protection from violence. When activated by the wearer, 80,000 volts of low amperage electric current pulses just below the surface shell of the entire jacket. This exo-electric armor prevents any person from unauthorized contact with the wearer’s body. If an assailant were to grab hold of the wearer the high voltage exterior would interrupt their neurological impulses which control voluntary muscle movement. The neuromuscular system would be overwhelmed causing disorientation and loss of balance to occur and of course pain. The pain experienced is non-lethal but is enough to effectively and immediately deter contact with the wearer and provide a critical life saving oppurtunity for escape.

No-Contact Jacket for Women

This new generation All-in-One PC in a keyboard not only takes up far less desktop space, but also puts an Intel® Core™ 2 Quad CPU with all its features and performance at your fingertips. The new ZPC-GX31™ is a true innovation packing so much power, performance and compatibility inside a normal size keyboard. With features such as Dual Display capabilities, 4GB of DDR2/667MHz RAM, 1Gb LAN and DVI interface you now have a complete personal computer that takes up no more space than a typical keyboard. Simply place it on your desktop, plug in a monitor and you are done!

All-in-One PC

 

USB Phone Charger

May 29, 2008

I have problems with keeping my cell phone charged, especially now that I’m carpooling and can’t charge it while I drive, and I don’t know why but I never think to plug it in when I’m at home. This USB phone charger is light and compact and has an auto-retract design so it doesn’t get tangled up like a regular charger and is easy to carry, so I can charge my phone while I sit at my computer.

USB Phone Charger

LightCap 200

May 28, 2008

This small, lightweight (just 2.6oz) cap fits on any ‘standard’ water bottle (2” wide mouth) such as Nalgene®, Camelbak®, GSI® and most others, turning your bottle into a solar-powered lantern.

LightCap 200

 

Soft-Touch Stylus

May 27, 2008

The Soft-Touch Stylus for Apple iPhone and iPod touch lets you type, tap and scroll effortlessly on your iPhone or iPod touch. We all know typing on the iPhone or iPod touch can be frustrating at times. The Soft-Touch Stylus is the perfect solution as it lets you type with precision and tap or scroll with ease. Soft-touch tip won’t scratch your screen.

Soft-Touch Stylus

USB Cell

May 21, 2008

Ok…I may be ridiculously behind on things…but I didn’t realize they made these…

The USBCELL is a NiMH AA cell can be used like a normal battery and can be recharged simply by plugging into a USB port.

 

USB Cell

Care to guess?

May 8, 2008

 

Yeah, so apparently it’s a computer, the Enlighten Computer by Suissa.

Because of its unique form factor, Enlighten comes with a technology package slightly different than the rest of the Suissa collection.

 

Components that differ are: 

Enlighten’s design dissipates heat through the use of aluminum around the power supply and DVD drive and through careful venting of air into, around and out of the main housing.  By separating the power supply and DVD out of the main housing, we have been able to avoid a cascading heat effect found in many computer designs.

 

 

Powermate

May 2, 2008

PowerMate functions beautifully as a convenient volume knob and mute button for music listening on your PC or Mac. But that’s just the beginning of PowerMate’s possibilities. Edit movies just like the pros with PowerMate functioning as your very own Jog/Shuttle wheel. PowerMate makes editing anything from home movies to your next demo a breeze. It even comes preset to work with iMovie, FinalCut Pro and GarageBand right out of the box!

But the real power of PowerMate is its programmable driver. You can quickly and easily program it to execute any Key Command, in any application.

PowerMate

I posted in the past about the Belkins Conserve Surge Protector that is available this summer that allows you to completely shut off the power to devices that consume standby power with a handy remote control, but the Power Cost Controller Power Strip allows you to monitor its large LCD display to count consumption and cost by the kilowatt-hour, same as your local utility. Monitor your electric consumption by hour, day, week, month, even an entire year. Also check the quality of your power by monitoring voltage, line frequency, and power factor.

Available to ship May 21.

Charger DVR

April 24, 2008

I’m a bit of a control freak….so this little camera instantly had me thinking how I could see what is going on at my house when I’m not there

The Charger DVR plugs into a standard outlet and records up to 66 hours of audio video in 2GB Micro SD card. It also has a built in lithium battery for when it’s not connected to the outlet. The lithium battery will provide 3 hours of audio video.

 

miShare

April 24, 2008

miShare is a smart little gadget for sharing files and playlists between iPods. No computer or cable is needed, and it’s super easy to use. Just attach the source and target iPods and press miShare’s big button to start the transfer.

miShare does not currently work with the distinctive disk format of the iPhone or iPod Touch

The Docking Entertainment System by Philips lets you enjoy DVDs and iPod videos on an 9″ color widescreen. Featuring a retractable adaptor for iPod and built-in SD/MMC card slots, you can view DivX movies or digital photos from multiple sources.  Of course, this would be much nicer if it came in a larger version.

 

Snooze

April 10, 2008

Here’s another concept design by Laurence Willmott. I especially like this one since I know many people who us their cell phone as their alarm

Research showed that 85% of people use their mobile phones as alarm clocks. ‘Snooze’ is a basic mobile phone with a secondary designed function – an alarm clock.

 

 

 

 

Remote Light Switch

March 21, 2008

This wireless light switch can control any light fixture (or any electrical device) within 100 feet. Attach the remote component to the fixture of your choice and simply “flip the switch”.

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Light Switch   $149.00

Flat Wire

March 18, 2008

This flat, low-voltage wire is so thin that you can add light fixtures or home-theater equipment wherever you want without cutting holes. Just stick it on a wall or ceiling and then conceal it beneath a coat of drywall mud and paint.

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Flatwire   Approx. $2 per linear foot

Mobile Digital Scribe

March 6, 2008

Mobile Digital Scribe is the first device ever to capture natural handwriting from any surface, and store it in the receiver for future use. Based on a revolutionary electronic pen that uses ordinary ink refill to write on any paper, the Mobile Digital Scribe stores handwritten notes, memos or drawings for easy upload to any computer at your convenience. No special digital notepad is required.Additionally, if the Mobile Digital Scribe is connected to a computer, handwritten text and drawings are displayed directly on the computer screen.Photobucketiogear  

I really hate those bluetooth phones stuck in everyones ears these days but Yves Behar has created a line of limited edition headsets that look as good as you can get walking around with something stuck in your ear.

Gold is for sweet talk, black is for dirty talk, white is for trash talk

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Jawbone 

This would be great to take your iPod to the pool or beach….

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MollaSpace    $58.00