Saturday, December 26, 2009

Asus' E-Clean Robo Vacuum has Antibac UV Beam

Believe it or not, this round little thing which looks more like a digital weighing scale is a robot. Yes, you read that right. Not all robots have head, arms, or feet which can perform human-like abilities. This UFO looking vacuum cleaner is set to clean your floors and keep it bacteria-free!
Asus E-Clean Robo Vacuum 01
Asus is set to introduce the E-Cleaner robot in China and Taiwan for around $150 before the year ends. According to Taiwan Economic News, the robot will be offered by Asus’s subsidiary AGAiT Technology.

Asus’ ECleaner has noticeable design and features similar to Roomba - the first automated cauum cleaner introduced by iRobot in 2002. Only that it has a few nice upgrades. The ECleaner has a photo sensor to detect stairs and avoid falling down. The ECleaner also returns to its battery charge base automatically when it is done with its task or if the battery needs to be recharged.

Watch the video to see how it works:

The Main features of ECleaner includes:

  • a 6000-hour UV light for disinfecting the floor
  • a slot for spreading fragrance
  • a remote control that fits neatly on top of the vacuum
source: wired

Fleximus Camera: Flexibility ideal for Plumbers!

Have you ever imagined how hard and time consuming it is for plumbers to find the faults in pipes whenever they try to do some repairs or maintenance works? Thanks to Art Lebedev Studio, they can now easily locate the source of problem as they introduced their Fleximus camera.

Fleximus Camera 04Fleximus camera is an innovative, yet simply designed, flexible tubular camera with lens. It can be mounted on a compact view finder or a 3-inch display module.
Fleximus Camera 02       Fleximus Camera 01  
          Camera with a compact view finder                Horizons for creativity broadened tremendously
  Fleximus Camera 03
Detachable part with a large screen

Fleximus can capture clear photos, record videos, and is designed to have as few controllers as possible. The flexible tube allows a photographer to shoot at angles never imaginable before. Just right for plumbers angling through pipes.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket Projector

  A Handy Dandy Projector That You Can Bring Anywhere.Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket-sized Projector 05 Optoma, one of the largest projector companies in the world, is proud to introduce the stunning Optoma Pico PK101 – a projector that’s so small it fits easily in your pocket! Imagine being able to show your friends and family videos from your media player or mobile phone at up to sixty inches in size. Ever wanted to show the photos on your digital camera or PDA whilst you’re out and about? Well, now it’s possible with this revolutionary new projector you can hold in your hand. No need to worry about connecting to the mains either; the Optoma Pico Pocket projector comes supplied with batteries to give you complete freedom on the move and what’s more it’s fully rechargeable, just like your mobile phone.

   Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket-sized Projector 01   Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket-sized Projector 06
    Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket-sized Projector 04   Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket-sized Projector 03
Two cautionary notes: The sound output is dinky, so you'll want to use it with headphones, which makes it less fun for the whole family, or an external speaker, which makes it bulky. (Or, see the FoxL Bluetooth Speaker, at No. 5 on this list). And the rechargeable battery lasts 1.5 hours. Luckily, it ships with two. Price: $399. Optoma Pico PK-101 – This has got to be the coolest gadget to date. It is a mini-projector. All you have to do is plug this small gizmo into your iPod and you have your own personal projector where crisp video images are projected on a wall.
Optoma Pico PK101 - Pocket-sized Projector 02 The latest LED technology, Optoma’s projector expertise and Texas Instruments tried and trusted DLP® chip technology, (used in millions of business and home cinema projectors the world over), come together to produce astonishing image quality from such a small projector. There’s no need to worry about replacing the lamp either - the Pico has a lamp-life of an astonishing twenty thousand hours: enough for more than eighteen years of life, even if you use the projector three hours a day, every single day of the year.

Watch the video here:

Pico could even project an image up to 6ft if it were in a very dark room - depending on the source. This tiny Optoma model may be the most expensive and unusual iPod accessory to date. Optoma's diminutive projector makes a great traveling companion, despite somewhat fuzzy image projection. But, once you’ve seen the Optoma Pico, you’ll agree that it sets the standard in pocket projectors.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Zippo Lighter Camera/DVR Spy Gadget

What could be easier to carry or less obvious than a normal Zippo lighter. Who would ever guess that this unobtrusive item is actually a colour and sound digital video recording system? You can't get much more James Bond than that!!

One button to start or stop recording and the unit is re-charged from your computer via a USB cable. Charging takes 2 hours and this will give you an operating time of one hour.

All files are time and date stamped and can be transferred to and viewed on your computer.

This is an extraordinary product giving excellent colour video pictures and sound.

Resolution: 1.3 milion CMOS
Visual angle:  65 degrees
Minimum illumination:  1 Lux
Storage Temperature: -20 to 80 degrees C.
Operating temperature  -10 to 50 degrees C.
Operating humidity:  15b to 85% RH
Memory card capacity:  2Gb. 1 hour of filming
Video Recording Function
(Supporting formats):  For video coding and decoding, Motion JPEG is used; files in  AV1 format  VGA
                                  (640 480 @ 15 VIR/sec).
USB interface:  USB 1.1/2.0
Operation system:  Windows98/ME/2000/XP/Vista32/MAC OS/LINUX
Battery:  Run time 1 hour; Charge time 2 hours.
Size: 55x47x13mm's.

Here are some other pictures of lighter spy cameras available in the market:


Sunday, December 20, 2009

USB Rechargeable Cell

No electrical outlet to plug your battery charger into? No worry! These batteries plug into any powered USB port for quick and convenient charging.

USB Rechargeable Cell 01USB Rechargeable Cell 02
A really convenient gadget, these rechargeable batteries actually have a 5V DC USB plug attached to the cell, allowing you to recharge them from your laptop or any other USB Source. Perfect for recharging any digital camera that uses AA Batteries without the need for bulky chargers and cables.
  • Simply plug the cells into a USB port on your laptop, personal computer or video game console and let the recharging begin
  • Work great in flashlights, bike lights, remote controls, digital cameras and wireless computer peripherals
    LED status light indicates when charging is in progress; light flashes when batteries are 90% charged and turns off when fully charged
  • Nickel-metal hydride batteries pose less threat to the environment as they do not contain the heavy metal cadmium found in nickel cadmium batteries
  • Save money and create less toxic waste by using rechargeable batteries rather than single-use alkaline batteries
  • Recommended charge time of five hours via USB port; can also be charged in a NiMH battery charger
Help keep harmful heavy metals out of our air and water by recycling your rechargeable batteries. For information on how you can get started recycling rechargeable batteries, visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation website at

USBCELL has also designed batteries in the AAA format with an instant foldout full-size USB, and with a mini-USB.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Zero Emission Air Powered Car

A low cost car that runs on air? Probably a new hope for the Green Revolution.
Air powered car 02Gasoline is already the fuel of the past. It might not seem that way as you fill up on your way to work, but the petroleum used to make it is gradually running out. It also pollutes air that's becoming increasingly unhealthy to breathe, and people no longer want to pay the high prices that oil companies are charging for it. Automobile manufacturers know all of this and have spent lots of time and money to find and develop the fuel of the future.
The search is on, but what will this fuel of the future be? Ready-made fuels like petroleum are becoming more difficult to find and automobile manufacturers are turning to greener energy sources like batteries. These batteries can be charged with energy and placed in a car where that energy can be released. As good as that idea might seem, some manufacturers think air could become an even better energy source.

Air? At first glance, the idea of running a car on air seems almost too good to be true. If we can use air as fuel, why think about using anything else? Air is all around us. Air never runs out. Air is nonpolluting. Best of all, air is free.

Unfortunately, air alone can't be used as a fuel. First, energy has to be stored in it by squeezing the air tightly using a mechanical air compressor. Once the compressed air is released, it expands. This expanding air can be used, for example, to drive the pistons that power an engine. The idea of using compressed air to power a vehicle isn't new: Early prototypes of an air-powered vehicle go back to the middle of the 19th century, even before the invention of the internal combustion engine.
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The first air cars will almost certainly use the Compressed Air Engine (CAE) developed by the French company, Motor Development International (MDI). Air cars using this engine will have tanks that will probably hold about 3,200 cubic feet (90.6 kiloliters) of compressed air. The vehicle's accelerator operates a valve on its tank that allows air to be released into a pipe and then into the engine, where the pressure of the air's expansion will push against the pistons and turn the crankshaft. This will produce enough power for speeds of about 35 miles (56 kilometers) per hour. When the air car surpasses that speed, a motor will kick in to operate the in-car air compressor so it can compress more air on the fly and provide extra power to the engine. The air is also heated as it hits the engine, increasing its volume to allow the car to move faster

The vehicles themselves also will be relatively cheap. Zero Pollution Motors, which plans to release the first air cars in the United States and estimates a sticker price of about $17,800, which would make these cars affordable to budget-conscious American buyers.

source: howstuffworks

Friday, December 18, 2009

HP TouchSmart PC

Touch the future now

Introducing the next great innovation from HP. The new TouchSmart products redefine what touch can do for you.  Add a new touch of style and interactivity to your home or office with the all-in-one, multi-touch enabled HP TouchSmart PC.

HP TOuchSmart PC 01 An attendee of the CES 2009 Exhibit is playing Solitaire on an HP TouchSmart PC.

What's new with HP TouchSmart 3.0

  • Multi-touch capabilities such as pinch, zoom and pan to handle your content how you want.
  • New and enhanced apps such as Canvas, Recipe Box, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter
  • Wider 16:9

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Powermat Wireless Charger

Powermat wireless charger 01The wireless power business sure seems to be getting crowded these days, with upstart Powermat Ltd. only the latest company promising to free your gadgets from yet another cord. Unlike some similar products, however, Powermat’s system looks to actually be ready to charge your devices, with the Loews Regency Hotel Business Center in New York City the first to put it to use. While the company eventually sees its technology being directly integrated into various electronic devices (like every other company), in the meantime you simply hook your device up to a so-called “puck,” which in turn wirelessly picks up the signals from the power mat it’s placed on. No word on when you’ll be able to get a Powermat for yourself, but the company does say the system will be “inexpensive." (2007)

 Powermat wireless charger 02 Powermat wireless charger 03

The newest versions of Powermat Wireless Charges were showcased at CES 2009. It can now charge up to four handheld devices at once. The device is compatible with most of popular electronic devices, including iPhones, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players, Bluetooth devices, PDAs, digital cameras, portable GPS devices, and more. Rather than introduce a slew of new flashy gadgets, companies are focusing on solving design issues that have been created by years of poor design. Powermat is a revolutionary new design which aims to help frustrated users charge their army of battery powered devices. However, instead of fumbling with power cords and adaptors, Powermat charges your gadgets wirelessly. The system works with a non-conductive Powermat which syncs with receivers attached to your devices. Powermat eventually hopes that manufacturers will integrate wireless charging receivers into devices making syncing even easier. The mat will retail for around $100 and the receivers will be around $35 when the system is launched later this year.


source: techlogique

Monday, December 14, 2009

Total Video Converter v3.21 + Crack

Total Video Converter v3.21 E.M. Total Video Converter is a piece of extremely powerful and full-featured converter software that supports almost all video and audio formats. The software is designed to convert video for your mobile video player as 3gp, mp4, PSP, PS3, iPod, iPhone etc and also VCD or DVD player, XBOX360.let you experience Unparalleled High-Definition movie. It is the best and unique software today with incomparable support for converting and burning video to AVCHD disc which can work on PS3 and Blu-ray player. Meanwhile, it supports for converting and burning video to HD formats like H.264 TS, Mpeg-2 TS, WMV-HD, MKV-HD, DivX-HD, Divx-HD, MOV-HD, FLV-HD and MP4-HD.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Eliica 8 Wheeled Car: Key to Zero Emission?

Could this be the answer to reduce fossil fuel cost and pollution due to gas emissions of vehicles?
Eliica 8 Wheeled Electric Car from Japan 01"The Eliica (or the Electric Lithium-Ion Car) is a battery electric vehicle prototype, or concept car designed by a team at Keio University in Tokyo, led by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu. The 5.1 metre (16.7 feet) car runs on a lithium-ion battery and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (60 mph) in four seconds. In 2004, the Eliica reached a speed of 370 km/h (230 mph) on Italy's Nardo High Speed Track.
Eliica 8 Wheeled Electric Car from Japan 02 The Eliica weighs in at 2400 kg (5291 lbs) and seats the driver and three passengers. The body of the four door car has a futuristic, bullet shape design which was tested in a wind tunnel. The front doors open forward and the rear doors open upward like wings. The car's platform contains 4 tracks of 80 batteries, which make for one third of the vehicle's cost. They currently require about 10 hours of recharging from empty to full charge, and can be easily charged off of a residential power grid.
Eliica 8 Wheeled Electric Car from Japan 03The car has eight wheels enabling it to be closer to the ground for better traction. Each of the wheels has a 60 kW (80 hp) electric motor, giving a 480 kW (640 hp) eight wheel drive which can tackle all kinds of road surfaces. The four front wheels steer. The electric motors mean that the Eliica can deliver a smooth acceleration free from gear shifts of about 0.8 g. Each wheel contains a disc brake and employs a regenerative brake system to recover energy.

Watch the Eliica Car Video Here:

Interest in Dr. Shimizu's efforts apparently has been recently rekindled as the government of Japan recognizes the importance of electric vehicles. The team would like to receive corporate sponsorship to build 200 of the four-passenger vehicles for an estimated price of 30 million Yen or approximately $255,000. This look more like an electric limo in a science fiction film. Will it be worth buying for a four-seated vehicle? what do you think?


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater

Looking for a really awesome outdoor entertainment vehicle? Here comes the Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater. It was developed through Toyota’s partnership with Brooks & Dunn. As a tribute to the music duo’s large truck-devoted fan base, Toyota wanted to push the boundaries of bed utility and capture the imagery of the truck trucker. When you slide out the tailgate, exposing a BBQ grill, beer tap, ice chest, 42″ HDTV and Kicker sound system. The sound system features a dual subwoofer system and a separate amp, four two-way speakers with tweeters and separate crossovers, and dual two-channel amps with separate equalizers and speaker control units.
If you want to see the Tundra Midnight Runner Tailgater for yourself, you can catch it sitting outside most venues on Brooks & Dunn's upcoming 2010 Farewell Tour. Showing off the vehicle in person at the 2009 SEMA Show, Ronnie Dunn joked that he and Kix Brooks were going to fight over who gets to drive it to each city. Whoever wins, they'll definitely be riding in style. This tailgater could be perfect for friends night out, or camping with family and friends.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Voice Interactive Coffee Maker

This coffee maker takes coffee drinkers to a new level. Hammacher Schlemmer offers the first voice-interactive coffee maker that asks, "Would you like to set the clock or set the coffee brewing time?" and operates in response to your verbal commands.If you are feeling lazy to make a coffee, this Voice Interactive Coffee Machine could pass for a maid or servant that will whip up your daily brew according to your wishes.

Simply saying, "Set the coffee brewing time," or "Set the clock," will prompt the machine to reply, "Please say the time, including AM or PM." It uses an advanced voice recognition system to identify any time of day you speak, eliminating the hassle of fussing with buttons. The included reusable, dishwasher-safe plastic filter is specially designed to allow the water to thoroughly saturate coffee grounds, maximizing the richness and aroma of coffee.

The coffee machine brews up to 10 cups at once and allows you to remove the carafe during brewing to pour a cup. To prompt the coffee maker to speak, simply press the "Talk" button; can also be operated manually. Stainless steel housing. 13" H x 9 1/2" D x 6" W. (4 3/4 lbs.)


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Stackable Furniture for Future Houses

Not much room in your living room? Buy stackable furniture! It's stylish and futuristic design is no doubt a work of art and a space saving solution. With this, you can simply turn a paved patio in a designer lounge.

This stacking lawn furniture tower -- called Obelisk from Dedon -- was featured at a Paris furniture salon, and it was pretty stunning even without the ocean backdrop, with its four chairs and coffee table that could be piled into a sculptural object when not in use. It creates an object of visual interest, unobtrusive but present, when not used as chairs.

Lawn furniture has become incredibly high-tech, often as comfortable and expensive as its indoor counterparts. But the Obelisk from Dedon could also work in an unconventional studio apartment -- perfect for a dancer, maybe, who could put away her living room during the day so she could pirouette around the open floor space. Or for an artist who likes visitors to stop by his little studio for coffee breaks, but always frets that he doesn't have enough room for chairs and a coffee table.
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The Obelisk Chairs is four powdered coated aluminum frame chairs with white cushions and a table which can stack into one piece made out of woven polyethylene. With both larger and smaller versions available, two to four seats along with a coffee table all emerge from a single sphere or obelisk shape. The table alone sets this apart from most transforming/collapsing chair sets, but with the passable style and transforming functional of this set one could also imagine cramped interior spaces benefiting from one of these designs. And yeah, it's cool!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

5 in 1 Bond Pen: Be A Spy For Only $10

It may look like an ordinary fountain pen, but today, a seemingly innocent writing instrument was unmasked as a James Bond style spy gadget. This Ultimate 5-in-1 Geek Pen does more than you average pen in that it features extras that would make James Bond film fanatics smile with delight.

1. Twist the shaft one way and you get a ballpoint pen

2. Twist it the other way and you get a stylus tip for style using stuff.

3. Press the top button to turn on the laser pointer.

4. Press the bottom button to cycle through the flashlight and UV light.

5. The flashlight even comes on a flexible shaft for precision aiming.

If you are wondering what is being talked about, allow me to confirm you its a pen. A pen that works 5 ways just like James Bond’s gadgets do. So if you have already read an article about the ultimate Bond watch, won’t you just love to increase your collection?

Here is a brush up of the things you can get with $10.
  •     Ballpoint Pen (replaceable)
  •     Stylus
  •     Bright white LED flexible-shaft flashlight
  •     UV light
  •     Red laser pointer
  •     Batteries: 3 LR41 button batteries (included)
  •     Dimensions: 5.25″ long

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

E-Ball: A Complete Computer in a Ball

  How about taking whole computer in your pocket all the time?  This ball predicts the future of computing. You might have seen many things like this but the unique feature of this ball is that when it is closed, no one can guess that whole computer is hidden inside this ball. Much like the 5 in 1 Pen drive which was fetured in this blog earlier.

The concept PC is called E-Ball designed by  Apostol Tnokovski. It’s shaped like a sphere because in Tnokovski’s opinion this is the best shape in nature and it draws everybody’s attention.

E-Ball will feature a dual core processor, 250-500GB HDD, 2GB of RAM, integrated graphic card and sound card, 2 x 50W speakers, HD-DVD recorder, wireless optical mouse and laser keyboard, LAN and WLAN card, modem, Web cam and integrated LCD projector.

The E-Ball PC supports a paper holder and the paper sheet on the holder could act like a screen where you can watch movies or something. This concept PC will measure 160mm in diameter and it was designed for Microsoft Windows OS. For the moment, there is no word on pricing or when it’s going to be available. But upon release,  it will surely hit the markets as everyone would like to see a small spherical PC like this one.

The spherical shape may not be practical. A sphere isn’t a very good idea for an object that needs to dissipate heat. Spheres have the highest volume/surface area ratio possible (which is why bubbles are spherical) and so would have the hardest time getting rid of waste heat. But hey, the most important here is that someone is pushing the envelope of PC computing and getting bigger ideas. It takes a brilliant mind to think these ideas which engineers then bring to reality. Sure there are some very dodgy concepts like the round mobo etc, but if nobody demands that engineers stretch their imagination we would still be having dinner with a pick axe out of stone.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Drive on Land and Water Thru Aquada Car

Aquada Watercar 03The Saleen Aquada, as you may be able to fathom from its name, is a convertible sports car that also
happens to drive just fine along the surface of water. It is a cross between a Jet Ski and a quad bike.
which can reach speeds of up to 40 mph on land.

Switching between the two modes is as simple as hitting a button. When you are approaching waters,
just hit a specific button and drive straight into water. The wheels automatically rise and as you press the
accelerator, nearly a tonne of thrust pushes the Aquada onto the plane. Within 12 seconds the Aquada
can turn into a boat that can zoom up to 30mph on water.
Aquada Watercar 02 Saleen will be conducting manufacturing design and engineering work required to bring the Gibbs Aquada
and Quadski to the North American market. Gibbs plans to introduce the models late in 2009 or early in
2010. Saleen is also looking at ways to improve their performance.

Python Water Car is now holding the record for the world's fatest amphibious car. Aquada may not be the
fastest, but it has one of the most sleekiest design among the amphi cars available in the market.
Rinspeed's sQuba Car is still on the top of my list.

Watch the car in action:

While it may not be able to go underwater like some other cars, it's still pretty cool that you can get this
vehicle to serve both as a speed boat and a sports car. Not bad for being the first.
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