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Category Archives: Furniture

Game On Stores Game Consoles and Gear on the Wall

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By Shane McGlaun

Keeping the games, controllers and game console tidy and stored out of the way when not in use can be a big issue for some users. Entertainment centers are often too small often leaving a tangled mess of wires and games lying around.

A new storage product for game consoles and accessories called Game On has been unveiled. The device can be mounted to the wall and has an upper shelf that holds games and a lower shelf that holds the game console itself.

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Hands-On With The Nintendo DSi

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By Andrew Liszewski

Nintendo sent over a DSi review unit for me to give a once over, and I’ve finally gotten around to processing and posting my photos comparing the new model to the older DS Lite. Overall it’s a solid update to the hardware, and while not revolutionary, I think it improves the DS where it counts. And the addition and potential of the DSi Shop is probably the biggest reason DS fans might want to make the upgrade. So if you’re still undecided, hit the jump for more of my photos and thoughts on the DSi.Continue Reading

Gyroxus Full-Motion Gaming Chair Gets $100 Price Cut

This post is syndicated with permission from Gadgetoholic.com

I grew up on Atari, moved on to Nintendo and then to PC gaming as the years went by. I am always looking for cool gaming gear that will make games more fun and enjoyable. Driving and racing games are one of my favorite genres and things like force feedback steering wheels make the games much more fun. I am still waiting for full-motion simulators to get affordable so I can add one to my collection of gaming gear.

Gyroxus released what it calls a full-motion video game chair this spring. The chair sold for $489 when it was first launched — not too bad for a full-motion simulator. The Gyroxus price was cut significantly today making the chair now sell for $389. The chair is compatible with the PS3, PS2, Xbox, and Windows PCs. The chair has an adjustable back to accommodate users of different heights and a USB port on the chair so you can plug the controller and chair in with one cable.

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Fake Yellow Pages Booster Seat Is Classy

By Luke Anderson

When you were a kid, did your parents ever use a giant phone book as a booster seat? If you lived somewhere like New York, there’s a good chance that a single set of yellow pages was enough to help you reach the table. Of course if you’re from a small town like me, you were better off finding a large dictionary, as it took several phone books to do any good.

This booster seat looks a lot like a giant phone book. It is made from plastic and is contoured to comfortably seat your child. You’re bound to get a few laughs when friends come over for dinner. Best of all, it’s just $20.

[ Perpetual Kid ] VIA [ GearFuse ]

Italian Artist Makes Objects That Look Like Meat

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By David Ponce

Rarely do you come across artistic genius so keen as to envision everyday objects that look like meat. But that’s exactly what Simone Racheli (an Italian dude) has done. On display at the Paolo Maria Deanesi gallery, his works range from bicycle frames, to irons to delicious toilets. They’re made from plastic, wax and other materials and being works of art, they’re not specifically being sold.

Hit the jump for a bunch of pictures and links.

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Interactive LED Coffee Table

By Evan Ackerman

I’m always impressed by the cool stuff coming out of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories (stuff like this, for example). And their latest project is no disappointment, as you can see from the video. These coffee tables are touch sensitive, and respond to pressure with ripples of blue and white LEDs. When they aren’t being touched, the LEDs twinkle softly, but any contact sets off “waves” of light that move around the table and gradually settle down, kinda like touching a pool of water. There’s no pre-programming and no seizure-inducing blinking or flashing; it’s completely analog and smooth.

I’m happy to report that you can buy one of these. They come in two table styles, and cost in the neighborhood of $2000 (depending on options) from Because We Can. Or, you can just buy the kit (add your own table and do some soldering) starting at $350 (large sizes and colored LEDs besides blue and white cost more) directly from Evil Mad Scientist Labs. Cat+string sold separately.

[ Interactive LED Coffee Tables ] VIA [ Hacked Gadgets ]

Maximum Squishy: Japanese Gel Saves Suicidal Eggs

By Evan Ackerman

Not much to say about this stuff; the video pretty much speaks for itself… A skinny little mat made out of Beta Gel is able to safely catch a raw egg dropped from 22 meters. Made of silicone, Beta Gel (and it’s predecessor Alpha Gel) is non-toxic, weatherproof, and won’t lose its strength over time. Boy does it look comfy. You can find some “Geltec” products on eBay, but I can’t quite tell if they’re the same stuff as this. The Geltec website also shows a variety of consumer products including mattresses and pillows, but they don’t seem to be for sale directly. In some ways, that’s a good thing, since I have enough trouble getting out of bed in the morning as is.

[ Beta Gel ] VIA [ Japan Probe ]

airLUCE Devastatingly Modern Lighting

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By Ryan Nill

Tranlogue Associates, designer of couture household accessories, has created a line of lighting fixtures utilizing surface emitted light. Inspired by fluid, natural lines, the airLUCE series is both modern and exceptionally beautiful; airLUCE looks surreal, almost ethereal. Made from an all new material, designed by Asahi Kasei, it consists of acrylic board that emits surface light from hidden LED sources. This more equal diffusion of the light creates a softer, cleaner feeling; it appears more balanced and natural, especially when compared to the harsher LED lights popular now.

The airLUCE series will be released next week in London. Pricing and availability is unknown, but is probably horribly expensive. And unless you live in an undersea palace or inside of a giant iPod, it probably won’t match your decor anyways. One more picture and links after the jump.

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Space Efficient Furniture From Tetris

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By Evan Ackerman

If you live in a teeny little apartment, or even if you don’t, this combination furniture might come in handy. Depending on how you fit the pieces together, you can create chairs and a low table, a sofa, or even a bed. My only real question is what materials would be used, since I don’t generally fall asleep on two chairs and a table. Unless I’m in class. Anyway, I’d like to see some additional sets that you can combine in different ways to make more furniture, and perhaps if you collect them all, you could make some sort of super ultra badass, uh, combination sectional and loveseat.

[ sdesignunit ] VIA [ Neatorama ]