Eveready Boombox

Someone decided it would be good to take apart a torch and stick a 4 inch speaker in it, connect it to an iPod and power the thing with a Duracell 9V battery… what do you get from that? An Eveready Boombox (sub for those in the UK).

The assembly is quite obvious from what I can see although you will need to figure out how to make the amp. I am sure an electronics geek friend could help in that catagory though. Maybe some ultra bright LED’s should be put at the front also so that it can be used as a torch also.


Link to Components

Samsung Q35

Now this does look good and the price is not too shabby either. Samsung have made this uo core processer the smallest in the world as of the 13th June 2006. The laptop has a widescreen and also a 5 in 1 card reader which comes very handy for digital cameras and such.

The price of the device is less then £1000 which is a good price for something so small and portable.


Asus W3J 14-Inch Duo Laptop

The new Asus W3J core duo centrino laptop weighs in at just 4lbs and puts it’s self in the ultra portable catagory of laptops. The Asus has a 14 Inch screen, a core duo processor and boasts 1GB DDR2 RAM with an ATI mobility Radeon X1600. Bluetooth 2.0 is included and is made from a brushed metal type case. Sounds very swish!


NES Controller Mobile

Now we are talking! Someone has modded an old NES controller and made it in to a mobile phone. The NES controller was taken apart and a Nokia 3200 series phone was also taken apart and both of them put together to make the ultimate in retro mods. Check it out here

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Solar Powered Helicopter

This German made woddern helicopter has solar panels fitted to the blades causing them to spin when in direct sunlight. Of course it doesnt fly… but does make for a nice knick knack to be sat on your windowsill.


Interactive Dancing Floor

The interactive dancing floor is a funky floor device which has dancing squares as you walk over it or case a shadow over it. See the image below and the video below that.



Spinning LED Displays

HackedGadgets.com has made a list of the top 5 Spinning LED Displays. You may have seen these displays dotted around airports and other busy shopping malls. People have decided to make them on their own! Kind of cool but I have no idea how to make them my self.

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Arko DAP

Arko have launched a new MP3 player which looks not too shabby at all. The Arko has the usual MP3 capabilities as well as on screen lyrics, FM radio and voice recording.

You can see a lack of buttons on the device which may effect how easy it is to use, but it is still worth a look at.


Meizu iPod-Like Video Player

Meizu are releasing an iPod like video player (named Mini Player) which from the screen shots looks like it has potential to be a good contender. The Meizu has video, photo and music capabilities which is pretty much standard for a device like this. What makes it stand out is the nice large screen and the sleek looks which it sports.

Display: 2.4-inch 260K color QVGA (320×240) TFT LCD, 100 brightness levels
Memory: 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions available
Audio support: MP3, WMA, OGG and WAV
Video support: XviD
USB 2.0 interface
Other hardware features: Integrated FM tuner, voice recording capabilities
Other software features: E-Book support, clock, calculator, games
Weight: 55g

The mini player has a claimed 20 hours of audio playback and 6 hours of video playback and looks very similar to the iPod with the chrome back and buttons sunk in to the case.


The Mega USB Hub

Now this Mega USB Hub thing truly is Mega. I came across it on Techeblog. It’s no less then a USB Hub to connect 31 of your USB devices to your PC. No instructions or anything on this one. I guess there isnt much else to add to the story except what has already been said… connect 31 USB devices 🙂

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Buffalo pre-N AirStation Nfiniti


Buffalo has created a wifi router which claims it can transmit at 300mbps on a single channel and 600mbps on a dual channel (tests revealed a lot less although not so shabby 46mbps and 75mbps). However, the device costs around $200 and is out as soon as the 802.11n standard is actually ratified by the IEEE.

ezVision Video iWear HMD from ezGear

ezGear have created a HMD (head mounted display) so you can watch full screen movies on your travels although it’s ideal to sit when wearing one of these 😉


The HMD has the ability to create a simulated 50 inch screen right in front of you (not sure how far away it looks) and comes with iPOD and RCA cables for $400.

I am still not convinced with one of these although it could be something I wear in bed while trying to fall asleep.