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(photo by gizmag)
Ah, isn’t this gadget picture perfect? Â Actually it’s one of the most practical designs I’ve seen that elegantly combined style and common sense. Â Perfect for your living room as it gently illuminates your area under a cozy warm light.
TheÂ Â Soundolier Duo Wireless Speaker Lamp sells for about $300 each. Â Yes, it’s available online but only in limited quantities. Â One website has even said they only have 4 pieces left. Â
The Soundolier Duo features a timeless contemporary design that complements most home decorating styles. The sleek black base and stem (alternate colors will soon be available) opens to a visually-balanced housing at the top of the lamp containing both a 5-1/4″, full range speaker and dimmer-controlled lighting fixture. Using a patent-pending, pole piece mounted dispersion design, the Soundolier Duo evenly disperses sound in a 360 degree arc, virtually eliminating localization.
Thanks to its advanced 2.4GHz digital technology, the Soundolier Duo’s wireless reception does not suffer from the interference problems found with 900MHz and early 2.4GHz systems. Its wireless transmitter provides 200-foot line-of-sight transmission, making it suitable for waiting rooms, offices, salons or other places where soft lighting and omnidirectional sound are desired. What’s more, signal communication can be switched among four difference channels to avoid interference with WiFi computer networks, cordless phones, or wireless appliances.
If you’re thinking of having a fresh start for the new year… hey, you can start with freshening up your home with one or two of these speaker lamps. Â I think it’s worth the money.
A very artistic concept from designer Lee J. Rowland aptly called “The Big Time“.Â Originally in silver, but gold was the right color after a makeover from the people of Gold Striker.Â For the size it is now you’d think it must weight a ton… but it’s not, but still heavy at 180 lbs.Â This baby is, I believe, made for the rich and famous at a whopping price tag of US$43,150… yup, definitely not for everybody.
The Big Time displays in digital format, so no moving clock hands.Â General Specifications: Table equipped with ultra slim utility drawers and progammable L E D clock. Seconds and date viewed with touch buttons (as per original watch function). Clock time or message (8 letter max) displayed. 24O volt supply – 110 optional.
Hey if I just have an extra 50 grand lying around, I’d surely get myself one.Â Â And I’d probably keep an eye on it all the time! Ha!Â With that much moolah sinked into one of these ultra expensive gadgets, I’d want it in perfect eye view all the time.
Are you losing precious desk space for your additional PC toys?Â Sure, you’ve got a huge desk and for now it all works well.Â I think you need to check out the Ultimate Gaming Table below.
This set-up keeps all your gears within reach and looking really cool.Â Top shelves for those three LCDs (gaming, work and the MTV channel).Â And check out the second shelves, your blue tooth keyboard mouse and that gaming wheel for those lazy kick back moments.
This is sold here Â and surprisingly for just US$379, initially for Continental USA at the moment.
If you have everything on eye level, you’d definitely appreciate this table to boost everything to visible access.Â The only thing I’m missing here is wehre to place my hot cup of Java!Â Or maybe if it is available in other colors or two to three-tone combination perhaps.Â Oh, my mind is seeing endless possibilities.
Ok, I tried to ignore this post from DVice, until I saw that tech blogs I follow are now giving it the limelight it deserves (?).Â I think it’s not a big “thing” but after pondering my thoughts a bit, hey this might really have some relevance in the world geeks live in.Â Answer me this question, sure geeks and books are closely knit… “but do you still find geeks in the physical library?” and “do they need a ‘gadget’ to follow them around?”.
I’m answering a big fat “YES!”.
Geeks still do the library route, and when they do, they need that first class seat that shouts “Geek’s ass here!” (pun intended).
It’s a robot chair designed to follow his geek highness around the library, able to offer it’s soft leathery self to that oh so precious geek.Â It was designed by Dutch designer Jelte van Geest for Openbare Bibliotheek Endhoven, a library design project.Â Â One of its noble tasks is to offer the world a “kind”, “soft” and “real application” robot.
How does it work?Â You get a sim card from the librarian, tap it over the square panel located at the front of the seat and away it goes following you… IR technology (I’m guessing)… or possibly blue tooth or RF?Â Whatever it is, I think this is a cool machine!
View how it works here.
This is an awesome furniture concept by designer Takeshi Miyakawa.Â Really cool for urban living geeks who’d like to squeeze every square inch of small dwelling/living areas.Â It would make a good conversation piece as well when you host those Jengga parties. LOL.
Originally dubbed as Fractal 23, probably because of the fact that there are more or less 23 “ports” or drawers from this cube.Â As a blog aptly puts it, the only problem is that this space-age furniture should be placed in the middle of the room.Â It’s definitely not a corner piece, sad to say.Â Does it rotate though… it would be cool if you have it rotate so to make access to other drawers easier.
Somehow this reminds me of the rubik’s cube toy.Â Ah this would certainly be a good comeback gimik?Â It reminds me too that this may be a new “Transformers” gadget?Â Like legs probably coming out from under and the head popping out.
From Artecnica (http://www.artecnicainc.com/).Â All I can probably say right nowâ€¦ â€œGreat idea (!) why didnâ€™t I think of that!Â Further down the thought bubbles, again I said â€œAh!Â Itâ€™s from the Japanese!â€.Â Design by Takeshi Ishiguro, this â€œgadgetâ€ comes in two forms.Â One depicting an old century design table lamp clothed in red and emitting a warm cozy light that just beckons you to open that brandy and smoke a Cuban cigar.Â
The other form is of a Moscow-like street lamp with a bright white 5-piece led light to show.Â
Let me take you to the inventorâ€™s description of these babies:
â€œThe ultimate illuminated manuscript, Book of Lightsâ€™ pop up protagonist emits a tabletop warming glow. A wonderfully crafted and cleverly folded lamp springs to life from the hardy white pages of the bound book, powered by a simple low voltage adapter. Finally, a coffee table book that youâ€™ll actually open.â€
It is made of both paper and fabric, and here are the dimensions:
W 11 in, 27.9 cm,
D11.5 in, 29.2 cm,
H 2.25 in, 5.7 cm,
W 11 in, 27.9 cm x
D 25.25 in, 64.1 cm x
H 10 in, 25.4 cm
Sold online and in some craft stores in the USA, Japan & Europe.Â I think this will fetch a good sum from the collectors.