World Wide Gadget

October 3, 2007

Riding Lawn Mower!

Filed under: Art — zyud @ 3:33 pm

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Treehugger has put together a fun roundup of bikes with reel mowers bolted onto the fronts of them. Not sure how effective this is as a mower, or rideable as a bike — this might be more Chindogu than workable hack. Has anyone made and/or ridden one of these?

The Cutting Edge: Bicycle Lawnmowing – Link

Mario’s Brother Air Freshener.

Filed under: Uncategorized — zyud @ 3:29 pm

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When we think of freshness, there’s nothing better than the smell of two Italian dudes that spend their day stomping on mushrooms and sticking their heads into toilets and pipes. For $7.61, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. The only thing worse than this is if they released a second edition Wario air freshener, which would probably smell like Costco wine, day-old vomit and Mario’s ass. [Dealextreme via Uber Review]

Your Tiny Chairs for Your Gadgets!

Filed under: Uncategorized — zyud @ 3:22 pm

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Looking for a place to park that new Zune? Brando suggests pulling up The Chair, a $6 gadget stand that looks like those stackable chairs you lugged outside to the church picnic back in olden times. Now when you play Bag Lady Barbie with those mini shopping carts Jason introduced you to last week, at least Barbie will have a tacky old-fashioned 6-inch-high chair in which to sit. [Brando]

September 23, 2007

Portable Phono System.

Filed under: Technology — zyud @ 4:40 am

In 1983, an enterprising inventor came up with Mister Disc, the “personal portable phono system.” Considering that I, a major audio geek, had never heard of Mister Disc until 2006, I can only assume that it never caught on with the public. That’s not hard to understand. After all, who wanted to haul an armload of LPs or 45s with them wherever they went?

Whatever the case, I hope you enjoy learning about this short-lived piece of audio history. Link

 

Watch Out for this Alien Furniture!

Filed under: Art — zyud @ 12:05 am

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Check out these absolutely thumping furniture pieces. The company producing the magic makes each unit individually from various scrap vehicle parts. All products are made from scratch ensuring your alien coffee table is nothing like the one your friend has, keeping you special, just like your mother always told you you were. galleryPost(‘AlienFurniture’, 3, ‘AlienFurniture’);

 

 

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If having alien permanently crouched on your carpet turns you on, you shall be thankful for the unintentional ergonomics of the design, but you shall need some serious cash to get one of these bad-boys state side. Prices range from approx. $124 – $4,500, depending on what you opt for. Chairs, coffee tables, stools and coat racks are all available. As the manufacturer is based in the UK, postage shall probably be vast, but if you are dropping $4,500 on a coffee table that probably is not such an issue. Bornrich has an extensive gallery, be sure to hit the link to check it all out. Link

September 22, 2007

The Making of Phonographs.

Filed under: Technology — zyud @ 4:36 am

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PSM Picture Story by ROBERT F. SMITH and HARRY SAMUELS
THE silent black disk that makes noises when needled is chiefly shellac, lampblack and limestone. In its manufacture, however, pure gold, wax, glass, copper, nickel and sometimes chromium are used by the craftsmen who operate the intricate and delicate machines that squeeze sound into a scratch.

From beginning to end, the commercial manufacture of records is a tremendously exacting process. For example, 50 percent of the wax-coated glass disks on which the music is recorded are rejected before reaching the cutting room. The accompanying pictures tell the story. Link

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