Archive for the ‘Gadgets & Gear’ Category

The Best Air-To-Air Squadron in the USAF

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

This video was created to commemorate the 67FS winning the 2011 Raytheon Trophy for outstanding aerial achievement, given to the top air-to-air squadron in the USAF. You’ll never get any closer to real aerial combat than watching this full screen!

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Flip Phone Concept by Kristian Ulrich Larsen

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Back in September I posted some photos of the Seabird mobile phone concept. The Seabird certainly does seem like the ideal phone with everything you could ever want from a mobile device. The triple-display Flip Phone concept by Kristian Ulrich Larsen features a remarkably creative design with more versatility than anything I’ve seen before. This concept features three displays that flip out and collapse as well as a full qwerty keyboard. Check out the video and additional photos after the break.

Flip Phone Concept by Kristian Ulrich Larsen


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The Switch Modular Pocket Knife

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I ran across the website this week. Quirky is a social product development company that brings two brand new consumer products to market each week. Users submit product ideas and the community along with Quirky’s expert product design staff help turn those ideas into real products and share the profits. One of the products they currently have in production is called Switch. Switch is a modular pocket knife with 17 different attachments you can mix and match to create your own unique tool. The tool will be as thick or thin as you wish depending upon how many attachments you chose to include. Other utility tools I have are either too large because they have more features than I need or too small and you find yourself wishing it had one or two more features. I’ve already ordered mine.

Quirky Switch Modular Pocket Knife


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Holden Efijy Concept Car

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

My good buddy and auto enthusiast @mcpeak sent me a link to this article on featuring this masterpiece. Holden, GM’s Australian subsidiary, debuted the Efigy in 2005, but Chief Designer Richard Ferlazzo first sketched the car back in 1989. Ferlazzo’s aim was to combine the raw might and appeal of glory days hot rods with the technology available today. Proximity sensors open the doors as you approach. In addition to a push-button transmission, there’s a drop-down touchscreen LCD that controls the air suspension, sat-nav, radio, and other functions. The retro stereo graphic that appears onscreen controls a 2000-watt system with a hard drive for audio and video. The instrument cluster is electronic. The floor is hardwood: maple timber veneer with aluminum bands. Dual filament LED’s inside can provide different colored mood lighting. LED’s do illumination duty outside front and rear, with the LED headlamps cooled by fans. This is one sweet ride.

Holden Efijy


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Seabird – Mobile Phone Concept

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I’ve never been one to get overly excited about a mobile phone. In fact, to be entirely honest with you, I’ve never really even liked phones. Until now. Meet the Seabird, a community-driven mobile phone concept for Mozilla Labs by Billy May. The styling is gorgeous and the projected keyboard interface looks amazing. It even comes with a detachable Bluetooth mouse/headset combo. This is the mobile phone no one has but everyone wants. Be sure to check out the YouTube video as well.



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Handroid Riding Gloves from Knox Lab

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I didn’t have a category for a blog post on riding gloves, but these are so cool I just had to post photos – so I renamed my “Computers & Hardware” category “Gadgets & Gear”. To call them “riding gloves” actually does them a disservice. Knox Lab calls them “Hand Armour”. The Handroid is designed with sliding systems on all sides so in the event of an accident, the majority of contact with the ground is to the sliders and not the leather. They also sport an exoskeleton system for knuckle protection on the fingers and thumbs.

Knox Handroid


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Logitech Illuminated Keyboard

Friday, April 9th, 2010

I went out shopping for a keyboard for my new computer a few weeks ago. I hadn’t been shopping for a keyboard for quite a long time so I didn’t really know what would be available or what options I would have. My plan was to just try out a few of the display models and hope something would catch my eye. Keyboards come in all different shapes, sizes, and styles these days, but nothing really sparked my interest until I noticed the slim green Logitech box on the lower shelf that simply read “Logitech Illuminated Keyboard”.


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