Browsing Archive 2006
How Does the Wii-Remote Work?

How Does the Wii-Remote Work?

You gyrate, smack and box with the Wii controller, but how does it work? You can thank the invention of inexpensive accelerometers:Scienceline How Do Motion-Sensing Video Game Controllers Work? Spark Fun Electronics – Why? Because Wii want to know!The same thing that accurately measures how far I've run ...

Skullcandy Link Backpack

Skullcandy Link Backpack

When we were in Vegas last week, we saw this Skullcandy Link Backpack at Fry’s Electronics. Remember that image I had of walking down the street with a ghetto blaster on my shoulders sharing my music with the world? Yeah, this backpack does that and I don’t even have to hold the ghetto blaster on my shoulders. It just ...

Wireless Power

Wireless Power

I am currently keeping six small electronic devices charged. That’s six wires, adapters, or cradles that I have to make sure are plugged in, otherwise, my phone or iPod runs out of juice at inopportune times. Wouldn’t it be great if they could just sit in my house (or at a coffee shop) and draw a charge from the air? ...

Blackberry Thumb? Did None Of These People Play Video Games?!

Blackberry Thumb? Did None Of These People Play Video Games?!

The scare of worker's compensation claims because of overuse injuries relating to texting and emailing with Blackberrys provided by your employer sounds like a trumped up charge to me. Did none of these adults play Intellivision when they were kids? Are they not playing Nintendo DS games now? Intellivision Thumb was ...

Xtreme Mac Microblast: The iPod Ghetto Blaster For REAL People

Xtreme Mac Microblast: The iPod Ghetto Blaster For REAL People

Last week, I blasted the JVC RAP10 for being a sucky iPod boombox, but what do I think is better? Honestly, there is nothing that is perfect, but the XtremeMac MicroBlast is the closest I’ve found. Here’s how it stacks up:It Only Costs 40 Bucks:You’ll have to look around for that price or wait until it goes on ...

IPod Boomboxes: They Don’t Freakin’ Get It

IPod Boomboxes: They Don’t Freakin’ Get It

You are looking at the new JVC concept for an iPod boombox called RAP10. You can read this article from Digital World to hear how great it is.Digital World JVC's iPod BoomboxLet me tell you how much it SUCKS.The people who are designing boomboxes, ghetto blasters and portable stereos have been working ...

First Glance: Dance Factory for the PS/2

First Glance: Dance Factory for the PS/2

I haven’t played enough with Dance Factory by Codemasters to do a full review, but I can do a quick first glance of it. Dance Factory is a DDR clone that lets you create dances for any music CD.Short story: It’s freakin’ awesome!I love Dance Factory because I have a weird thing where I can memorize things I’ve ...

How to Make Your Own Video Light

How to Make Your Own Video Light

If your camera does video, you might encounter low light situations. Here’s a DIY hack that might make the difference between unusable video and a low light video.Materials: Double sticky tape, a small LED flashlight and your camera.I got this flashlight for free with my Nintendo DS case, but I’ve seen little ...

REVA Electric Car

REVA Electric Car

Just when I had my heart set on a Smart Car, India comes up with an even cuter electric car for the city:The REVA Electric Car Company – Home PageI love this little car, but it's not available in the United States. After designing my Reva with my favorite colors and choices, I clicked on the Buy this Reva ...

Review: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Review: Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

One of these days, Microsoft will release a product with a simple, catchy one-word name like “Penguin” or “Albatross.” In the meantime, I’ve spent the last few months testing Microsoft’s top-of-the-line ergonomic keyboard, the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.This is a nice keyboard with a good feel. ...