March 2010 - Posts

iSnapMe - It's a Forward Facing iPhone Camera,There I fixed it moment
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:46 PM

So the iPhone doesn't have a forward facing camera so you can't do video conferencing or take a picture of yourself very easily. Well someone figured out how to solve that little problem with a pop on mirror that attaches to the iPhone. It looks a bit wonky, but I guess it gets the job done. I would like to see more pictures taken with this little device before spending $20 bucks on it. I would be afraid you would need a lot of light and the camera might have a hard time focusing.

Having said that though if this inspired someone to release an application that did video conferencing because of the jimmy rigged forward facing camera I would be all about it.

isnapme - VIA Gizmodo
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iPhone App Magnet Set
Thursday, March 11, 2010 10:19 AM


I am really tempted to pickup a set of these iPhone app magnets. All 17 of the original apps for the iPhone are present. They are magnetic and they have a nice little embossed icon on each. A pretty unique gift idea for the iPhone freak in your life. The whole set is $12.99 which is pretty cheap for such a unique idea.

iPhone Magnets
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A-Box - Speaker Box Made from an Ammobox
Friday, March 5, 2010 8:58 AM

This is not so much a geek toy or geek gadget as it is a Gun Geek toy. It's the A-box a speaker box that is made from an ammobox. If you are into guns and like music this is the ultimate in portable iPod tuneage. This thing is made out of a real ammabox made from 1mm steel plate fortified from the inside with 6mm trespa. They have also thought about vibration when working with metal so they have insulated the inside to eliminate vibration and produce the best sound possible. It comes with a rechargeable battery and iPod hookups so you can connect your iPod and jam out. This portable speaker system sells in the UK for 350 euros, which is about $475.00 US. A little bit pricey but you are sure to be the only person on the block with one of these.

$475 A-Box Ammobox Speaker

 
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Vintage Industrial Pendant Light
Thursday, March 4, 2010 3:31 PM

I don't know about you but I definitely would feel more like Edison with this light lighting up the room. It's a vintage style industrial pendant light from Etsy, and I think they are very cool. Makes me want to rethink how I choose to light my house. They feature the "FatBoy" brass socket with a peddle switch. What makes this light is the 1910 "Squirrel Cage" light bulb that almost takes you back in time to the industrial revolution. These are sold by a someone on Etsy and for $75 which sounds like a lot to me. You can buy those "Fatboy" sockets online for about $10 bucks and the "Squirrel Cage"bulbs cost about $10 each.That plus a little wiring and faceplate to cover the hole you could be done for $30 - 40 bucks. Still thought the one on Etsy looks pretty nice and you don't have to do any wiring.

Esty Vintage Industrial Pendant Light

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Polluted Glass - Drink to your Health
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:51 PM

This is a bit unusual it's a glass that is shaped like a 55 gallon drum featuring the hazard logo on the side. I don't know why I love unique glassware, but it's fun to have different receptacles to drink out of. Each glass is hand blown and made from strong lead-free borosilicate glass. Each box comes with two of these unique glasses. Available through Fred's online stores for $15 bucks.

Polluted Glasses by Fred
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BuckyBalls - Magnetic Toy, a great gift for the Anyone!
Monday, March 1, 2010 11:40 AM

BuckyBalls is a set of 216 rare earth magnets that allow you to make an unlimited set of shapes and designs. The magnets are much more powerful than you are use to playing with so it's very different than other magnets you maybe familiar with. I recently bought some from thinkgeek and they are awesome. I spent several hours playing with them trying to master some of the shapes and it's a lot of fun. I think my favorite shape is the hexagon because the shape is very stable and can be made into all kind of things, taken a apart and redesigned. buckyballs are $29 but I think they are worth it for a very unique toy. They make a great gift for the geek that has everything and they are sure in impress your friends.


Play with your balls at work BuckyBalls @ ThinkGeek
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