This isn’t the first iPhone controlled robot but Lego’s latest, the Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kit isn’t going to vacuum the den. And even though the play, look, & feel of these robots were created for children—playable within 20 minutes of opening the box—big boys will appreciate their advanced design and programmability. Available in the second half of 2013.
Snap your iPad into this new integrated sound system from Belkin and you’ll upgrade your tablet’s tone from tinny to titanic. It delivers deep bass & room-filling cinematic sound plus a Thunderstorm app lets you customize soundscapes for watching movies, gaming, or playing music.
Most origami kits teach you how to make a paper flower or grasshopper, which is about as interesting as, well, origami. How about a paper-folding project with balls instead? These paper models are downloadable PDFs that you just print out and build: all your favorite late-model and classic trucks are available. No grasshoppers.
This compact little camera from Samsung is the first of its kind to capture both still images and 1080p HD video in 3D with just a single lens. Built-in wi-fi connectivity also lets you instantly share those 3D pics & videos with everyone in one click, with the Direct Link hot key. Available March 2013.
If the side effects of gaming on your phone or tablet are worse than the symptoms of not playing at all, prescribe yourself the new Project Shield portable gaming console. It’s got a super-powerful Nvidia Quad-core processor and a full-size controller for playing your favorite Android games or connecting wirelessly to your GeForce GTX-powered PC game catalog. And remember, if your erection lasts more than four hours, call a physician.
Inspired by the sci-fi classic Blade Runner & created by award-winning designer Phillipe Starck, this high performance USB 3.0-powered 4TB hard drive will easily handle your storage needs and if you ask us, it will look damn good doing so.
This wireless bluetooth receiver lets you play music from your Android smartphone over your home stereo or speaker system. Built in NFC allows you to pair your mobile device to the receiver by simply tapping it on the base unit. This system also works with all iOS devices but sorry, no tap & play pairing for you.
This lamp is not just some anonymous piece of lighting hardware. It’s Japanese and was born in the 70s. Saved from the salvage yard by the craftsmen at Classified Moto, this old camshaft has been re-purposed & transformed back into a useful piece of machinery.
4-Star General Stanley McChrystal was not a whoremonger or a wannabe politician. Boring to some but if you’re interested in actual military and personal history, you’ll find his memoir enthralling. Throughout his long career McChrystal was a focused, effective leader who most recently oversaw operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and the War On Terror.
So, you want to clean up your home entertainment system? How about a single unit that contains Airplay, Bluetooth, FM, DAB/DAB+, DMB, HDMI, Speakers, & Amplifier, all-in-one? The Geneva XXL does it all while disguised as a piece of modern furniture.