First things first, i wish this came in black. That being said, Its a nice idea, simplifying down an internet crossover cable into simply the adapter (and a keychain or tiny portable version) at that.
Or you could just carry the Ethernet Crossover Adapter on your keyring and forget about those stupid numbers. Along with our Ethernet Loopback Jack, the crossover adapter could just help you out of a tight network jam. And besides, having this adapter on your keyring quietly shows the world your status as a prepared geek.
Yea, a “prepared geek”… or someone who appreciates some of the finer details that make life easier at those unsuspecting moments? And see the Internet Loopback Jack below… i kind of like the colors/design of that one better… talk about a bizarre necklace. Hm or a new variation of those BFF heart necklaces you break in half and give half to your friend? They are two of a kind, and fit together nicely…ThinkGeek
Finally! I love these guys, their wallet i first found at MOCA, the bags, their BOOK is a constant source of disbelief and inspiration… the soccer ball, the punching bag! (that i will someday have)… cute shirts even.
In case you’ve been living in a design free cave for the last few years, Freitag are the truck tarp, seat belts, and inner tube recyclers, who reinvent these items into colorful unique high quality designer goods, started by two swiss brothers. And they even have a somewhat DIY section where you can make the standard messenger bags by choosing which parts of specific tarps you want in their online flash store.
Here is their new iBook and Powerbook line, sadly only white and yellow solid colors so far, but if they go nuts and do random tarp sections, i’m all over it. Freitag
Here we have the Sharp Healsio Water-oven (thanks to popgadget). While the name and idea were interesting at first, you must read more on the Sharp site about the science behind it (some interesting diagrams after the jump).
The AX-HC1 enables low-calorie cooking by roasting foods using water. It uses a Superheated Steam Generator to produce superheated steam at a temperature of approximately 300Â°C from steam heated to approximately 100Â°C. This superheated steam is sprayed onto the food, delivering approximately eight times more heat content than convection ovens, cooking foods such as meat and fried foods while causing excessive fat to quickly melt and drop away. For example, for a steak, the AX-HC1 removes approximately eight times more fat than cooking in a fry pan, cutting calories by approximately 13% (approximately 88 kcal). When reheating tempura or fried dishes, it removes oils contained in batter coatings, and for shrimp tempura, cuts the oil content by approximately 13% (approximately 58 kcal) compared to microwave heating. The AX-HC1 also has a salt reducing effect for grilled fish such as shiozake (salted salmon) and shiosaba (salted mackerel), and reduces salt content by approximately three times compared to cooking using a gas grill.
Check it out, it doesn’t possibly give you cancer from microwaves, it REDUCES fat and salt, and cooks all at once. And last i heard steam facials are still good, so the technology seems mild enough?
Cableyoyo is a small, ultra-thin product with a big mission: to reduce cable clutter and bring order to your desktops or floors. Designed and produced by Bluelounge, Cableyoyo’s minimalist casing relieves the eyesore of unmanaged cords, and protects them from damage due to twisting and tangling.
I love how these are mountable through a knob that fits into the center of the square. And their images of the product are so enticing (take a look at more post jump). A clean simple solution for packing/travelling as well as mounting the cables at home for a discreet docking station. Black, Silver, and White and a mere 3”sq, they are as tiny as their 5$ price.
Wacom launches a Bluetooth tablet (in Japan). Finally! Looks like it even comes with its own adapter for those without. I hope this means its a matter of time before we get one launched to the rest of the world. I’m all for lessening the amount of cables produced/carried around in our ever increasing tech driven lifestyles. More info in Japanese here. Via Gizmodo.
Been posted before, but rediscovered in a hunt for the perfect iPod case: GAS graphic designer cases. Vol. 1 (perhaps this implies more to come.) So far imagery from Adorn, So_Me, Genevieve Gauckler, Kuntzel & Deygas, Will Sweeny, Mooog Yamamoto, Mask, The Boo’s, Ben Sansbury, and Perks and Mini. (If you don’t know at least a few of these its time to do some graphic design catch-up!)
Take a look at the images below to see how design of the actual case, it has a top flap that comes down over a black covering for the click-wheel ipods. It looks to be printed on a canvas type material.
Pics of my favorites after the jump as well as far more information and links. Grazie mille Jermacide + Hello-Friend
Bluetooth Sony Ericsson Phone Controlled Camera… beautifully designed, here is the new ROB-1 which is a three wheel phone driven camera that streams 15 fps video to the controller phone. At 2.2 pounds, running on Linux, and has incorporated night-vision… mobile surveillance is reaching a new level, and into the realm of everyday people.
Use your phone to drive ROB-1 around and check out the surroundings with the built-in video camera. When you see something interesting, take a snapshot. You can tilt the camera so itâ€™s easy to get a frogâ€™s perspective â€“ no more crawling around on your stomach to take those hard-to-get pictures.
More imagery and links after the jump.
But look at that visual? What is this Freefall?
Freefall puts the wonders of satellite exploration at your fingertips, simulating the flight path of more than 850 actual satellites â€” Global Positioning Systems, GOES, NOAA and other unclassified orbiters used by amateur radio stations, weather services, search and rescue teams and more.
Simply put, it’s an incredible screensaver and program which allows you a better understanding of the world and our many satellites in nice 3D rendering videos of real time. Now if only we could see what the satellites saw or were processing, that WOULD be something… for now i will settle playing with this fun little prog, being mesmerized by the imagery and the options it allows. More NORMAL, less intensly overwhelming picture after the jump.
Found at CreativeGeneralist
First the idea grabbed me… then this image of a literal cowboy style ranch… it only get’s better as you visit Ben’s Ranch online.
Couldn’t have said it better than DailyCandy:
Luddite (luh-dyte) n. 1. One of a group of British laborers who opposed the development of textile machinery 2. One who fears technological change 3. You.
Only i’d switch ‘you’ maybe for parents, or friends of parents, or friends of friends… or anyone who’s tired of tech support, and you just can’t answer one more tech support session as a favor to whoever it may be…
So send them to the local luddite rescue:
Ben’s Ranch (benz ranch) n. 1. A new in-home service, owned by tech whiz Jonathon Fishman, providing support for all aspects of modern life, from laptop woes to BlackBerry queries 2. A tribute to Fishman’s ranching grandfather 3. That rare union of techie brilliance and interpersonal skills that you so desperately need. (Jonathon can actually explain things in a vocabulary you’ll understand.)
[ok so this is very LA, and does reek of it, but its an innovative and necessary concept, considering i dabbled with a group of web designers, paid a designer’s rate, to babysit the “Fat Actress” computer shopping… who know’s you might be able to tap into the niche in your city/town/farm/ranch]