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With the future of reading heading squarely in the direction of electronic devices, what to do with the old timey book form? Build a lamp, of course. During a recent visit to the City by the Bay, we popped into the TechShop hackerspace and were introduced to Max Gunawan, the designer behind Lumio (not to be confused with a certain smartphone line of similar name). The product, developed in that very space, offers up a cool take on the desktop lamp, fitting it into a wooden, old timey-looking book form. Open it up and the pages fan out into what looks like a paper lantern.
It’s an LED light powered by a lithium ion battery that’ll give you around eight hours on a charge. Due to the foldable nature of the Lumio, the device is portable and can be opened into a number of configurations, to suit your needs. Gunawan is a couple of days away from launching a Kickstarter page for the project, in hopes of getting together $ 60,000. Interested funders will be able to pick one up for around $ 95 — wait for it to come to market, and that price will jump to around $ 125 or $ 135.
After the break, check out a video of Gunawan giving us the lowdown on Lumio.
Source: Hello Lumio
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This is the Daydreamer Work desk, a pillowtopped work desk developed by Nick Demarco. “I can have designed that.” You can have done a whole lot of things, however you didn’t. Don’t go raining on various other people’s parades simply since they have the drive to obtain out there and march around in the rain. I’m joking, you can do whatever the hell you desire but we’re all going to call you a giant behind your back. If I get drunk sufficient I may even state it to your face, however you much better believe I’m gonna have my pepper spray on the prepared in case you try anything silly. This is the Musing Work desk and, regardless of being clearly made for a righty, I just bought one because SPOILER: I enjoy napping at work. Oh, hold on– my supervisor is trying to mouth something from the door. Yes I’m tired, why do you think I got a pillow workdesk on the business’s penny? Oh, fiiiiiired. Well this sucks.
Struck the jump for some shots of the work desk in use in case the concept is blowing your mind.
Chell is standing at the edge of an bottomless pit. She sighs deeply and gazes longingly across the void to the astounding energy guard. She hoped there is an exit over there. Exit is a funny term, she thought. Though an exit from this room, the door is also an entrance to yet another puzzle room.
Remembering the warning posters a couple of steps back, she recalled that falling into this pit would indicate game over. Death. She doesn ’ t desire death. Not yet. She was promised cake. And with cake, comes the meeting of this facility ’ s creator. Then she ’ d find death.
However first she has to overcome this pit. There ’ s a platform floating about 20 feet out. She can easily ’ t jump that far even if she hadn ’ t wounded her leg two rooms back. But it ’ s easy enough. With a fast broken of her firearm, she makes 2 sites and falls rather tough onto the platform. Her leg harms a little bit more now. Fan-fucking-tastic, she thought massaging her calf. With 2 even more brokens of her weapon, featuring one fired at the bottom of the pit to get the right momentum, she soars over the significant energy guard.
The sentry powered up and announced in its women robotic voice;
\* I see you. Preparing to dispense item. \* A trick. Exactly how could she be so careless. It should be my leg, thought Chell as she dived out of the array of the sentry turret. She couldn ’ t see it. However she knew it was there. Sentry turrets are snarky bastards. But that ’ s their downfall. If they didn ’ t talk, she wouldn ’ t notice them many of the moment.
\* Are you still there, \* called the turret in its squeaky voice.
Yeah, I ’ m right here, thought Chell, nursing her sore leg.
\* Are you still there \* Chell gathered her wits, browsed, and chose to make a go at it. Turrets in the past haven ’ t caused much of a concern. They ’ re just a trouble.
She darts out into the entrance and fires her weapon in the basic instructions of the turret. Misses. The blast from the portal gun sails into the back wall.
\* There you are. \* Chell closes her eyes. Sweet death is upon her. She knows it. It came too early. She should have looked prior to leaping. Possibly it was her bum leg. Who understands.
\* I see you \* \* Triggered \* \* There you are \* Huh, she thought. Possibly I did hit it.
The turret is talking however Chell is standing there, shoulders slumped in defeat but she ’ s still breathing. She ’ s not dead. Chell gradually starts to move down the lone passageway. The exit door is getting close. The turret is still speaking with her.
\* Preparing to dispense product \* She walks a bit closer and sees it.
There, standing in front of the exit door is a small turret. It could ’ t be more than 7.5-inches tall. It ’ s benign besides its aggravating voice. It doesn ’ t shoot anything. Chell notices it ’ s connected to an old Dell Latitude notebook through USB.
Chell smiles and it feels excellent. She hasn ’ t done that for numerous rooms. She doesn ’ t disconnect the little toy but simply knocks it over with her shoe as she with confidence walks the 10 feet to the exit door.
\* Hello, hey, hi \* Startled, Chell turns around. Oh, she thought, it ’ s simply simulating exactly what occurs when a genuine turret falls overs. Adorable.
\* I don ’ t hate you \* Chell smiles once again as she presses the button on the elevator to take her to the next room. Possibly I ’ m coming up to the end, she thought. Possibly the cake will be in the following room.
In a distant area Blue is seeing Chell ’ s proceed on a wall of monitors. He feels pleased with his little acquisition from ThinkGeek- that is, as much as a robotic could feel anything. The little prank went well. She smiled. The USB desktop computer turret just cost him $ 39.99 but it delivered a little bit of joy to Chell ’ s presence. A good purchase.
Blue turns his attention back to the screens. Chell is not going to make it from the following space.
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Some folks we met in Charlotte had a mission: they wanted to win a contest (sponsored by Red Bull) for the coolest Arduino project in the land. I think they may have nailed it. The project, built by engineers and designers for Edison Nation, turns an ordinary desk into a booze-infused party zone when the clock hits five (or when you slap the Swingline stapler.)
The project has been submitted to the Red Bull website and the guys could use your help getting to the top so they can head out to the 2012 Maker Faire in NYC.
Sadly the Red Bull website is an absolute mess and there is no visible means of voting, but if you figure it out, give these guys a nod. It’s not every day that you see a system that can turn an office into a red-hot, robotic bar.
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This is a nearly funded Kickstarter for Ferrite Interactive Liquid Sculptures. They’re basically TMNT ooze canisters with a magnetic liquid (ferrofluid) suspended in another, clear liquid that you can manipulate to make cool shapes with external magnets. Contributing $ 100 gets you a mini one when (if) they’re manufactured next July, $ 150 a large one, and $ 200 scores one of each. You’ll have to watch the demonstration video after the jump though to fully appreciate them, just talking about them doesn’t really do them justice. But do you know who does do justice? My crime fighting alter-ego, Captain Handsome. Dashing, isn’t he? “That’s just you ducking behind a movie-theater cutout of that kid from Twilight.” It’s true. I used to have a Batman one but my roommate fought it and won.
Hit the jump for the worthwhile video demo and a link to the Kickstarter page.
This week we bring you the Fujifilm X10, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and my new standing desk. The standing desk, incidentally, is my second desk, which puts me firmly in the 1% camp when it comes to home workstations.
We also talk about Devin’s favorite camera this week, the Fujifilm X10, and my favorite Android tablet this week, the Galaxy Tab 8.9. I’ve included MP3 downloads and RSS feeds for your listening pleasure.
For the modern dental enthusiast, we present to you the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean USB toothbrush — because keeping your stank breath fresh at your computer is essential for early morning Skype calls. Long since gone are the days where brushing your teeth was limited to the bathroom. Nowadays, you’ll need to keep those chompers fresh no matter where you might find yourself, including (but not limited to): the computer lab at school, your home office, your boss’ office, or maybe even the Apple Store. Claiming up to 100 percent plaque removal and 44 percent more bristles, some are going so far as to call this £250 ($ 405) teeth gleamer the “iPod of toothbrushes.” Check out the full PR and the so fresh, so clean jam after the break.
In far less depressing (non-squid) animal news, a 12-year old African spur-thighed tortoise NAMED GAMERA (♫ Gamera is really neat, Gamera is filled with meat ♫) had to have its front left leg amputated after a severe burn and tissue damage. So what did the vets do? What any Transformers fan would — epoxied a swivel wheel from somebody’s desk chair on him. BU-BWAM! — Gamera rolled out of surgery with a new lease on life. Oh man, just think if he’d had a set of wheels when he was racing that cocky hare (NOT assy fur). He…probably would’ve flown off the course and crashed into a tree or something.
Hit the jump for one more shot and a video of Gamera bein’ all “I don’t if I got a wheel for a leg, I’m here for the grass.”
Sick and tired of your pathetic little mousepad? Why not check out the WarPad? It’s a massive 16.97 by 13.98 inch surface designed to rid your gaming marathons of mousing friction and the vague discomfort that comes with having the palm of your hand rest on the edge of the pad. The WarPad accomplishes the latter by clipping to the edge of your desk and slowly tapering off the side. XFX’s massive single-player gaming mousepad can also slide back and forth on your desk, when you need to make some more room for your Novint Falcon. You can buy the WarPad now for $ 55. Video after the break.
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