Next time your friend starts bragging about his brand new flat screen, shrug and tell him you’re more of an “omni-directional guy.” When he doesn’t know what the hell you’re talking about, show him your T.O.O.B Omni-directional Dome screen. Then, watch his head explode.
The dome by T.O.O.B is the new wave in home entertainment, bringing IMAX to your living room. Now you don’t have to go out to a movie theatre to experience a screen that completely immerses you. Throw in any movie or any video game and be blown away right in the comfort of your living room… or anywhere outdoors. Huh, you say? That’s right, the dome is inflatable, and thus portable, and works perfectly on a warm summer night outside. Your buddy will never get to watch his movies on his flat screen “al fresco”. Explain that this is yet another reason why you are superior to him.
Somewhere deep in a closet in the house you grew up in there is an old dusty box. And in that old dusty box are a bunch of grey cartridges that once consumed your every waking thought.
These are the original Nintendo Entertainment System’s 8-bit video games from your childhood that you could never bring yourself to throw away. Why? Because you knew that one day you might just need them again. One day, they might just save your life. Well, take a deep breath and start blowing out those cartridges. That day has come.
The Retro Mini Handheld NES System lets you pop in those old games and play them all over again on a high-res, LCD screen. And if mini ain’t your thing, there are AV out cables so you can play on your billion inch flatscreen if you’d like. Slide the cartridge into the top, turn it on, and you’re instantly taken back to your childhood. The Retro Mini goes for $40.00 and can be bought here.
There are some days when it’s not okay to lay on the couch all day, nursing a hangover. For instance, if you’re supposed to be married that day. Or, better, if your buddies are relying on your killer jumpshot. Or another party.
So it would be nice if the people in charge of science had some sort of emergency summit and discussed the thing that’s been plaguing man longer than… well, the plague: the Hangover. Unfortunately, this isn’t at the top of their list these days (we hear AIDS, boner pills and cancer are what science’s big guns are shooting for), but luckily, author and bartender Ben Reed decided to fight the good fight for us with his new book “Hangover Cures”.
The 64-page book explains the causes of hangovers, how to prevent them, and remedies from around the world to help you stop dry heaving into your bathroom sink. These are tried and true recipes from a veteran bartender who has been featured in “GQ”, and author of the book “The Art of the Cocktail.” This guy knows his stuff. So there is no need to spend another Sunday suffering. Pick up the book for $10 and make all the pain go away.
Just letting you know, your childhood dreams have come true. The Force is real, and you can learn to wield it to your own desire. Okay, deep breaths. Don’t geek out. Gotta get through this with some shred of dignity. Not unlike a Jedi.
Okay, so you won’t exactly be using Jedi mind tricks to get hot chicks to go home with you, or lifting your car with your mind to change a flat tire. You’ll be making a ping-pong sized ball float a few inches in the air. But, hey, even Obi-Wan had to start somewhere, right? With the Star Wars Force Trainer, you’ll be living by yourself in the desert and scaring off Sand People in no time.
The headset you’ll be strapping on reads your brain waves and determines how hard you are concentrating, which signals the Force Trainer to blow the ball higher in the air or lower it. And, brace for the geek out again, there are 15 voice-guided levels in which words of encouragement and wisdom will be provided to you by none other than… Yoda. What else do we have to say to get you to buy this thing? It comes with Leia in her Jabba’s Sand-Barge bikini?
It goes for about $120. Now if only somebody would invent real Ewoks so they can be our pets.
Be one of the first to sport this new line of shirts from Fluent Apparel. Designer Matt Convente, who decided to put his inner-most thoughts onto posters for a senior project in college, has now put them on t-shirts.
Oddly enough, you might find that a lot of his thoughts are ones you’ve had yourself. You’ve heard about wearing your heart on your sleeve? Now, wear it right smack on the front of your shirt. Silently announce things like “I don’t like ordering coffee in Italian,” or “I am awful at remembering names,” or “You think I’m listening to music, but I’m listening to you,” or “Maury Povich is my guilty pleasure.” of course accompanied by appropriate images.
Not all of these are available yet, as the line is still awaiting a full launch. For now there are two designs for sale on the Fluent website, and you can sign up for a newsletter to alert you to when you can go ahead and buy all of them. The shirts are available for men and women, in three different sizes, and are $20 each.
So, there’s an awesome fight about to go down at the bar you’re in. You’re pretty sure this dude’s going to get knocked the ef out and this would go perfectly on Break.com’s main page.
However, a camera in either of those guys’ faces might result in them joining forces in the joint kicking of your ass. What do you do? There is an answer to this conundrum: the Spy Camera Watch, in all its James Bond glory, allows you to record video covertly for whatever reason you can come up with.
Let’s face it; the secret camera in a watch is pretty much the definition of awesome gadget. It records video at a resolution of 640×480 at 20 frames per second, with a built in microphone for audio. The camera can also take still pictures, and comes with 8GB of memory. It has a rechargeable battery you can plug into your laptop (PC or Mac) via USB port.
It’s pretty cool when new technology can pay homage to its predecessors. Nostalgia seems increasingly important to our generation, and here to help remind you where you came from is infectious.com’s retro vinyl skins.
These skins are applicable to iPhones, iPods, and laptops alike, and infectious has recruited artists from around the world to submit artwork for the skins. They’re voted on (like Threadless), and the most popular ones have been put into production. Naturally, the retro ones rose to the top. Turn your iPod touch into a cassette player. Your iPhone can become a Gameboy, complete with buttons on the front. A laptop is now a boom box; throw that thing on your shoulder, put on some MC Hammer pants, and blast A Tribe Called Quest from your iTunes. It’s 1994 all over again.
The skins vary in price and size, and can all be found at infectious.com
Get out your credit cards. We’ve got the perfect, no-brainer gift for your special lady (and kind of for you). The iPanties combine your two favorite things: technology and lingerie, without embarrassing trips to the emergency room.
Anyone who has an iPhone knows how they’re greeted with a “Slide to Unlock” screen when they go to activate the device. Imagine that same sexy message every time you go to activate your girlfriend’s, well, you know what. Kind of puts the G-spot in the 3G. Bonus: Women with a good sense of humor will enjoy the iPanties as much as you will, what with their high-quality cotton, comfy elastic trim, and thong coverage, ensuring a perfect fit and making them feel sexier than ever. There was no app for that last time we checked.
The makers keep it simple, offering them in black and white, small, medium, or large. Sorry, fellas, there’s no men’s version… But that would be a bit creepy, anyway, especially if you put them on backwards. They go for $12 each and you can purchase them at http://ipanties.weebly.com/
Tired of all those shirts with just numbers on them? You’re #87, huh? What team do you play for again? The American Eagles? Oh, yeah, you guys beat the GAP and went on to lose to the Aeropostales in three, right? Tough luck.
How about a shirt that’s different? A shirt that shows you’re not just a number or a joke. Graphic designer Stijn van der Pol’s new line of “Self-Editing T-Shirts” will make people look at you differently, but not in the Hot Topic “Please, look at me differently” kind of way. The shirts are designed with two messages: a stated one, and one that requires a little more searching by piecing together the words or letters that aren’t crossed out to say something totally different.
It’s a fresh conceptualization of the message tee, and a great way to pick up chicks once they’ve invested a little brain-power in reading your shirt. It doesn’t hurt that the shirts look good, either. You can order these and other Stijn van der Pol apparel at http://www.thisissaf.com/
If you’re going to put something in your mouth and pull the trigger, it should probably be one of these. The Trigger Mugs are for those Second Amendment enthusiast who just can’t take his fingers off the trigger.
Or just for somebody looking for a little something different in their coffee cup, such as the illusion of holding a lethal weapon. You start drinking out of one of these around the office and suddenly you’ll find people being a lot more polite around you. And think how bad-ass you’ll look compared to the plethora of #1 Dad and/or Dilbert mugs that surround you.
The porcelain mugs go for $16.00 each and come in white or black, with platinum or gold-glazed triggers. And of course there is a safety-catch… You know, to help avoid pretend accidentally shooting somebody. That would be tragic.