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Walking Table

12 Apr

Oh sure, the invention of the wheel was a pretty big milestone in the history of mankind, but let’s not forget that before its creation our good old legs were more than capable of getting us around. So maybe it was designed as an homage to a simpler time before man got caught up in wheel-hysteria, but I have to say I really like this walking table electronic gadgets from Wouter Scheublin which forgoes casters in favor of a set of legs to move it around.

A fairly simple set of wooden mechanics results in a natural walking motion of its 8 legs as you push it across the floor, but unfortunately it’s limited to motion in only one direction. Turning it or moving it lengthwise is out of the question… You win this round wheels!

The Walking Table electronic gadgets is also exclusively available from Priveekollektie in a limited edition run of 8 walnut pieces, so if it’s not already sold out, you can safely assume it’s not going to be cheap.

 

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Water-Powered Color-Changing LED Shower Head

23 Mar


Besides adding a little ‘bling’ or pizazz to your bathroom, color changing LED-equipped shower heads are often touted as having chroma-therapeutic benefits. Whether or not that’s true is beyond my area of expertise, but I know for a fact that this particular LED shower head most definitely has medical benefits, in that it will prevent you from accidentally getting a nasty burn.

Coolest tech gadgets!

Instead of flashing in random discotheque-like colors and patterns, the LEDs in this shower head indicate the temperature of the water. Oddly enough green is used in to indicate temperatures below 90°F, blue covers 91 to 105°F and red is about 107 to 113°F. Anything above 114°F will cause the shower head to flash red, letting you know it might be wise to add some cold water into the mix. And don’t worry about having to run power to the shower head. An internal generator powered by the flow of the water provides enough electricity for the temperature monitor and LEDs to do their thing. Available from Chinavasion for ~$13.

 

Source from ohgizmo

I’m Sure There’s Lots Of Demand For A $1,300 Morse Code Signal Lamp These Days Right?

23 Mar

I’m not saying it will never be useful, I’m just saying I’m finding it hard to see how anyone could justify dropping $1,300 on a decorative morse code lamp, even if it is fully functional. It’s got seven louvers covering the 13 1/2-inch lamp which are controlled by a metal handle, and the aluminum and brass finishes give it an authentic look that I’m sure any family member who served in the Navy in the late 1800’s will appreciate. Though in lieu of the carbon arc lamps of yesteryear it uses a single 100-watt bulb of your choosing for your illumination. So purists beware! Available from where other than Hammacher Schlemmer. Coolest gadgets

Source from ohgizmo

Kawasaki Synergy concept race bike

23 Mar

The Kawasaki Synergy concept bike seems to be a race bike designed by transport design Coventry University designer Piers Prendergast who reveals its sustainable concept bike. This ecologically conscious race bike is a zero emission replica which is powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

This green bike is designed to change the vision of traditional environmentally friendly bikes. The cunning design includes its angular bodywork making it look like a sporty model and advanced hubless wheels to make it a real stunner while its driving range is almost 150 miles. How cool such gadgets for men!

This is expected to be a like sport bike with performance of 125cc to 250cc thanks to its 5kW fuel cells. Its up to date wheels operate through a strongly positioned inner rim as well as spinning outer rim which rotates on internal bearings.

Mostly the rear wheel works as a huge bearing while the tire is fixed to the outer rim. As electromagnet rotates the outer rim, its center remains unchanged. The electromagnet is also capable of regaining some power via regenerative braking. Compressed hydrogen fuel cylinders are positioned in the fuel tank.

 

Source from sexygadgets

Sprint Announces the HTC EVO 3D; Dual-Core 1.2 Ghz CPU and 4.3″ Glasses-free 3D display

23 Mar

Just yesterday, AT&T announced that they’d be snatching up LG’s Optimus 3D and bringin’ it stateside as the “Thrill 4G” — and today at CTIA, Sprint’s following up with the announcement of the second 3D smartphone in the US, the EVO 3D.

Even if 3D isn’t your thing, though, the specs on these electronic gadgets definitely make it worth lookin’ at. Follow us behind the jump for the details.

Here’s what we know:

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense
Dual-Core 1.2 GHZ CPU
4.3 inch, glasses-free 3D display running at 960×540
Not one, not two, but three cameras: two 5 megapixel cameras on the back (for 3D stereoscopic images), and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front
Weight: 6.0 oz
Sprint 4G support
Wireless Hotspot service can support up to 8 devices simultaneously

Samsung unveils strongest Plasma TV Line-up for 2011

19 Mar

Plasma TV technology has been called out many times to be on the way out, but LCD and even the new LED LCD technology is still not matching the Plasma image quality. I am a big Plasma fan and apparently Samsung is seeing the success Panasonic has with their always strong Plasma line-up. The 2011 line represents Samsung’s broadest range of plasma TVs, with 15 new electronic gadgets across six product series. Its new Plasma+1 narrow bezel design delivers larger screen sizes than previously available.

Do not get me wrong, premium LED LCD TV panels deliver outstanding image quality, but there is something about Plasma that appeals more to me. It is more organic. LCD technology is “cold”. A good comparison is that people prefer a regular light bulb over the cold light LED lamps are emitting. In any case I appreciate the new strong line-up of Samsung Plasma TVs to keep Panasonic on its toes.

The Samsung Plasma D8000 and D7000 Series TVs feature Samsung’s signature brushed metal bezel design that was widely popular with the 2010 LED TV line, while the D550 series sports the trademark Touch of Color design. New in 2011, Samsung’s unique Quad Stand will be introduced to the plasma D8000 series to offer the elegance associated with a luxury product.  Samsung says the new Plasma TVs are only 1.5-inches deep.

The new D8000, D7000 and D6500 are equipped with Samsung Smart Hub. The Samsung Smart Hub offers Search, Video recommendations, web browser and Samsung Apps. Connecting to Smart Hub and the Internet is easy right out of the box. Built-in Wi-Fi is included across Samsung’s ultra-slim plasma portfolio – the D8000, D7000 and D6500 Series electronic gadgets.

Samsung will include 3D in three-quarters of its plasma portfolio in 2011. If I would need to buy a new TV right now, I still would say no to 3D. 3D lost quite some steam. I really wonder if the industry manages to drum up interest again for Q4 and the crucial Black Friday shopping season.

The 15 new Samsung 2011 Plasma TVs will be available depending on the model this and next months. Below is a table with the list prices of all new Samsung Plasma models. Amazon will offer the new Samsung Plasma TVs way below list price as soon as they become available.

If Apple Made the Facebook Phone

17 Mar

If Apple made the Facebook phone, the lock screen and push notifications might look like the concept above, complete with the “poke to unlock” function. In related news, if you missed the review of INQ’s real Facebook phone, continue reading for a video  gadget reviews.

Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad 2

17 Mar

A couple of weeks back we put the original iPad up against the Xoom in a site-loading speed battle. While most of the feedback was positive, a few commenters expressed their disappointment that we used the original iPad instead of the iPad 2. Well, now that the iPad 2 has been released, we can in fact post the story you’ve been waiting for. One that will no doubt completely satisfy everyone.

So, let’s get right to it. Battle of these two high tech gadgets!

Testing
Site-loading speed is one of the simplest things to test, and it’s a test many users can immediately relate to. As I said in the previous post, I’m a greater fan of real-world tests like going to actual, real sites, than of synthetic benchmarks.

We used three different Web sites for the tests: CNET.com, CBSNews.com, and GiantBomb.com. Each tablet was connected to the same closed network with no other devices on it, with the router about 5 feet away. We considered the test to begin the moment we pressed Enter and run to the time the blue progress bar on each tablet disappeared. We used iOS 4.3 for the iPad 2 and iPad,  and the Xoom is using Android OS 3.0.1.

Although in the video you’ll only see one iteration for each test, we actually ran each test several times; over those runs we got results consistent with what you’ll see here. Also, we cleared each tablet’s browser cache before each iteration of the tests was run.

Now, as much as we’d love for these tests to be completely relevant for everyone in every situation, that’s nearly impossible. We tested these electronic gadgets under specific conditions in a “free” environment. The network was closed, but we can’t account for noise from other networks interfering. This is a snapshot of performance in our testing environment, and your results may vary.

Conclusion
The iPad 2 shows a huge improvement over the original iPad and holds its own against the Xoom for the most part. On a really busy site like CBSnews.com, however, the iPad 2 chokes a bit, while the Xoom flies through with relative ease.

 

Source from CNET

World’s Smallest Video Camera Can Fit In Your Nose

16 Mar

This is the world’s tiniest camera and it’s been designed to shoot video inside your body. It’s supposed to replace the fiber optic endoscope despite the fact that I saw it used in the last episode of House, it’s not science fiction.

The cute tech gadgets are only about 1 mm³ in size – about “the size of a coarsely ground grain of salt,” and that’s pretty small. It’s got 62,500 pixel resolution, so the images it captures inside your body should be pretty sharp. The developer is the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and they say that the camera should be cheap enough to be disposable by 2012.

There could be a lot of uses for this type of tiny camera, from a Big Brother-like surveillance scenario, to better rear view mirrors for your SUV. Fraunhofer expects these cameras to become available next year. I wonder when they will make a wireless version.

 

Source from technabob

Ashcraft Aria headphones for the eco-conscious audiophiles

16 Mar

Designed by Britt Ashcraft, the Aria headphones from Ashcraft Design combine the latest in audio technology with the environmentally friendly materials. While the headband is made from the wood recycled from acoustic guitars of musicians from around the world, the satin spun finished earcups have been carved from reclaimed aluminum. The leather used around the earcups and the quilted leather lining have been reclaimed from bags, jackets and other pieces of clothing. The use of leather offers a comfortable fit for the listener’s ears. The tuned 40-millimeter titanium-plated drivers guarantee high quality, clear sound for an optimum listening experience. It is a really pretty electronic gadgets for musicians!

 

Via: DesignAddict/Yanko Design