Monthly Archives: May 2011

heh heh! May 25, 2011 posted by

NES Advantage Lamp re-purposes that old joystick

There are gamers out there that likely still remember the NES Advantage that was basically a giant joystick for the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Whether or not you prefer them to today’s controllers, you’ve got to know that there are hundreds if not thousands of this classic controllers in the trash or on their way there. If you prefer to instead commemorate this controller, you can head over to Recycled Retro Gear’s Etsy and buy the NES Advantage Lamp…

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NES Advantage Lamp re-purposes that old joystick
Free Software May 25, 2011 posted by

Use freeware to clear up some disk space on your computer

I remember the hard drive of my first computer. It held a whopping 500MB of data, and to many at the time, it seemed like more space than one could ever need. These days you’ll get a new computer with a hard drive that can hold several hundred gigs, and yet still manage to fill it up. The worst part is when you realize that you aren’t even sure what is taking up a nice chunk of that space. Well,…

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Use freeware to clear up some disk space on your computer
general May 25, 2011 posted by

Icon Clock displays only the bare minimum

Whatever your style may be, there’s usually a market to go along with it. The problem with that being, what if you don’t like having anything with numbers, letters, or much color at all? How on earth would you decorate your home? If you have that minimalist style, a good place to start with in decorating is the Icon Clock. It shows no numbers, has no brand name plastered on the face of the clock, and doesn’t even have different…

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Icon Clock displays only the bare minimum
cool tech May 24, 2011 posted by

PianoMaestro is a great teaching aid for beginning piano students

Learning piano can be extremely difficult. There are always teachers you can go to, but that costs a lot of money if you go to lessons for several years. If you want to start learning at your own pace, and with a bit more of an electronic teacher, you may want to look into the PianoMaestro. Companies that make electronic keyboards such as Casio have been making keyboards with follow-along lights for years, but if you want to use a…

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PianoMaestro is a great teaching aid for beginning piano students
Fun & Games May 24, 2011 posted by

Google and iOS Pillows – Just click for comfort

It’s always fun to decorate your house according to your lifestyle. If you happen to be a geek, why not show it off with these awesome Google pillows from Craftsquatch? You can find a variety of different pillows based off the Android, Google, and the iPhone. These pillows look like they’re made out of a very soft felt, and would be the perfect fit for any geeky home. There seems to be a plethora of iPillows as there are so…

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Google and iOS Pillows – Just click for comfort
Awesome May 24, 2011 posted by

Use your old CD-R spindle case to make the perfect hamburgers

With the warmer months upon us, there’s nothing more delicious than something cooked out on the grill. Hamburgers are always a nice go-to, as they don’t take a lot of prep work, and taste wonderful. The most difficult part is rolling out the right size patties, as you want to get them just that right size. Well you’ve probably got the perfect tool to assist you with this task sitting in your house, and you don’t even know it. You’d…

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Use your old CD-R spindle case to make the perfect hamburgers
Fun & Games May 24, 2011 posted by

Gigantic Inflatable Climbing Iceberg won’t sink the Titanic (just your wallet)

Ever felt like climbing Mt Everest, but couldn’t get the money together to do it? If you have an extra $6,000 on hand, you may want to look into the Gigantic Inflatable Climbing Iceberg. Sure, it may not be as tall as Mt. Everest, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get to fulfill all of those climbing fantasies. This giant mountain of white commercial grade 28 oz PVC fabric is ironically used only in the summer, as it’s not…

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Gigantic Inflatable Climbing Iceberg won’t sink the Titanic (just your wallet)
diy May 24, 2011 posted by

Use a contact lens case to easily store your earbuds

When you want to listen to music on the go, the easiest output device is usually a set of earbuds. They are very small, and generally provide a pretty decent sound (depending on which ones you choose). The biggest complaint I have about them is that no matter how tightly you wrap them up, they are always a tangled mess when you remove them from your pocket. So how does one keep the cord nice and neat? One of the…

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Use a contact lens case to easily store your earbuds
hmm..interesting May 24, 2011 posted by

Metal Inkless Micro Pen ensures that you’ll always have something to write with

Whenever you need to jot down information, having a pen or pencil handy can be useful, but if the graphite or ink runs out, you may be faced with a serious problem. If you need to write down an email or phone number and don’t have a proper writing utensil on hand, it can be detrimental to your future. Whether it be a job interview or for a potential date, there are times when archaic writing utensils are all but…

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Metal Inkless Micro Pen ensures that you’ll always have something to write with
hmm..interesting May 23, 2011 posted by

Wander Pack lets your dog help out on long treks

Hiking the wilderness can be a little lonely at times. Bringing along your dog would be nice, but carrying the extra food and water on your pack would be a little too strenuous. The Kurgo Wander Pack lets you prepare your pup for hikes or even just walking around town, so you don’t have to haul around extra supplies. Packs are usually recommended by veterinarians and trainers for several reasons. This dog backpack is a body harness and will let…

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Wander Pack lets your dog help out on long treks
Gadgets May 23, 2011 posted by

The iPad Flexible Arm gives you an extra hand

Sitting in bed with your iPad can be a bit of a chore after a while, as your hand starts to cramp up from holding it. Not to mention the more tired you get, the less you want to hold it up. Thanko is normally known for making some very odd and useless items, but it seems that the iPad Flexible Arm might actually be worthwhile. This arm will accommodate your needs while you’re either horizontal or vertical in bed….

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The iPad Flexible Arm gives you an extra hand
Free Software May 23, 2011 posted by

Camera Sim lets you practice with a DSLR

Have you ever wondered how a DSLR functions? While you can set it on auto and operate it in the same manner as your point-and-shoot, it’s not going to yield the best results. To unlock the full potential of the device, you have to learn how to adjust the manual controls. Well, if you’re in the market for such a camera, you can get in some practice time with this handy Camera Sim. This site gives you a simulated viewfinder,…

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Camera Sim lets you practice with a DSLR
Fun & Games May 23, 2011 posted by

Tape Gun Dispenser livens up your boring desk

I’ve seen a lot of “tape guns” that look nothing like an actual firearm, but still have their function of providing you with sticky plastic. It seems only natural that someone out there would make one that actually looks the part at some point, and this particular model is crafted in the likeness of a .45 caliber pistol. Although it may look the part, you can’t bring any sort of injury to anyone except the tape. This Tape Gun Dispenser…

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Tape Gun Dispenser livens up your boring desk
diy May 23, 2011 posted by

DIY Project brings a new meaning to the term potter’s wheel

Half of the fun of making art is the process that you go through. There is something liberating about putting a pencil to paper, or slinging paint of a canvas that is freeing. Unfortunately, some forms of artistic expression require very specialized tools, which can be costly. So what do you do when you want to start creating something, but don’t have the right tools? Why, you make them, of course! A nice potter’s wheel can easily set you back…

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DIY Project brings a new meaning to the term potter’s wheel
Gadgets May 23, 2011 posted by

CleanTouch Pen

One of the most annoying things about our fancy iPhones, iPads and other touchscreen devices is that they smudge extremely fast and have a hard time looking shiny and new. Wiping it on the bottom of a clean, dry spot on your shirt is always a good go-to, but even then you’ll find fuzzy things all over your screen. If you want something that you can rely on, you may want to look into the CleanTouch Pen for your glass…

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CleanTouch Pen