Olivier_C, a remote-controlled hobbyist from France, has unveiled his latest project: a TIE Fighter drone. It was modeled after the TIE Interceptor from Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, and took about 15-hours to design, and "at least as many" to get it flying right. No word yet on if Olivier_C plans on releasing plans / conversion kit for others to build their own. Continue reading for a video.
Before GPS navigators, there was the Iter Avto, which used a map on a scroll, and is believed to be the first on-board direction guide. Similar to modern devices such as a Tom Tom or Garmin, the device was positioned on the dashboard of a car, and came complete with a set of paper maps, which were wound from one roll to another across a display. A cable connected to the speedometer controlled the scroll rate. To make things easier to read, the speed at which the display moved was proportional to the speed of the car so it always showed the correct point.
Celluon's EPIC Laser Projection Keyboard is currently being offered for only $88.89 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. Perfect for mobile devices, EPIC is a portable projection keyboard that doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse. With a single flick of a switch, it projects a full-size, laser QWERTY keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and unboxing.
Keurig fans rejoice! Rather than use a microwave, there's an even easier way to make instant cup noodles, that is if you own a single-cup Keurig coffee machine. Just set the temperature to 192° F, select the second largest (or largest depending on how seasoned you like your noodles) cup size and then brew your noodles. On a side note, did you know that K-Cup portion packs were invented by Colby College roommates Peter Dragone and John Sylvan? That's right, Dragone and Sylvan founded Keurig in 1990, with later support from co-founder and former vice president of Contract Manufacturing & Quality assurance, Dick Sweeney, in 1993. Continue reading for more lazy people who are bordering on genius.
Harman Kardon's CL Precision On-Ear Headphones offer big sound and classic looks at the small price of $74.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $199.99. A unique baffle creates air flow that extends low frequencies. The CL headphones also incorporate a bass tube that functions like a tuned bass port. It boosts bass performance and helps the headphones produce exceptional bass response at any volume level. As a result, CL headphones provide better bass response than other headphones in their class. Product page. Continue reading for a more pictures and information.
Not just any turntables, these are made from the cross-sections of black walnut trees by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. Currently, they're sending these handmade turntables to Kickstarter supporters who offer $750 pledges. More form than function, the record players feature transparent glass platters to show off the rich wood bases. Walter says: "The music that we like is unique, it's got life, it's distinctive. We think that the things we play it on should be the same way." Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never mess with praying mantises.
Poweradd's 3-in-1 Charging Combo is currently being offered for only $3.99 with coupon code: MQE2FP23, today only, originally priced at $29.99. It comes with both a car charger and wall adapter that provide dual USB ports, so you can charge multiple devices at the same time. The compact and light weight design,easily slides into your pocket on the go. Take it to the office, on a traveling, on business or an evening out on the country. You can keep working, keep playing, or keep moving. Poweradd is your go-to, go-anywhere, go on-and-on power source. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: MQE2FP23 for the additional discount.
Anyone looking to become a real-life superhero (aka vigilante), should probably invest in a Lorica Suit. It's made entirely from carbon-fiber, polycarbonate material, and elastomeric foam, making it both lightweight and pretty flexible. Most importantly, the suit absorbs much of the impact from any shot it takes. Now being shot at with an assault rifle is a whole new story. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
Logitech's Z623 is perfect for those seeking a THX-certified speaker system that won't break the bank and take up too much space in your room. Two high-performance satellite speakers deliver crisp, clean high notes and warm mid-range. The 130 watt subwoofer gives you big, deep, distortion-free bass and room-shaking rumbles. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, more pictures and additional information.
Unlike other folding bikes, Peter Boutakis' Helix can fold smaller than any other, thanks to a snazzy lightweight titanium frame. At just 21-pounds (wheels included), its two 24-inch wheels fold in against either side of the one-piece main frame and sit between the cranks. It measures 23 x 25 x 9 inches (584 x 635 x 229 mm) once the handlebars have also been folded down, the seat lowered and the pedals flipped in. The wheels still turn when the bike is folded, allowing it to be carted along like wheeled luggage. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Power Rangers reboot with a dark twist.