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Tag Archives: toaster

No More Burnt Fingers Thanks to the Arzum Firrin AKA the Horizontal Toaster

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Unlike traditional toasters, the Arzum Firrin, picture above, doesn’t let you gain access to the bread by pulling an oven-type door vertically. Instead, you’re supposed to slide a tray out horizontally so you can get to your slice of toast–which has been toasted to perfection in a vertical position.

For years, people have been battling gravity as they stick a fork into their ovens to keep the door open or to fish something out from the bottom, only to get burnt or worse, get electrocuted. The Arzum Firrin eliminates both problems, but with a compromise: you can only toast one slice at a time.

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USB Toaster Hub with Toast Flash Drives are Deliciously Geeky

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USB hubs and flash drives don’t get any more adorable than this. This might not be the first time that we’ve seen quirky USB drives of this kind (remember the Mini Cooper Flash Drive?), but these certainly take the cake in their category–or is it the toast?

The hub and thumbdrives are perfectly complementary, given that the former is in the shape of a miniature toaster while the latter are shaped like teeny, tiny yummy slices of toast. Of course, the toaster hub works with USB drives of all shapes, sizes, and forms, but it’s way more fun to use it with the toast drives for obvious reasons.

The toaster hub comes with 4 USB 2.0 ports and a one-meter long cable. It’s also got an SD card reader on the side for all your card reading needs. Meanwhile, the toast flash drive has a 4GB capacity and comes in four colors (or designs): White (Tato), Yellow (Butta), Tan (Ry Ry), and Brown (Crisp).

Toast USB Drives

Unfortunately, the toaster and thumbdrives aren’t sold as a set and come off a bit pricey as a whole. The toaster hub is priced at $27.99, while each USB drive retails for $24.99.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Craziest Gadgets ]

Transparent Toaster Ensures Perfect Toastage

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By Evan Ackerman

This toaster is not nearly as cool as the transparent toaster that we posted about, um, two and a half years ago, but this is one that you can (reportedly) actually buy. From a company called Magimix comes “Le Toaster Vision,” a toaster with insulated glass walls that let you see just exactly how burnt to a crisp your toast is getting.

Despite its toaster moniker, Le Toaster Vision is really more of a vertical toaster oven, using two toaster elements per side that are positioned above and below the slices of bread. Reflectors behind the elements make sure that the bread gets toasted evenly while keeping the windowed sides (mostly) clear to see through. Transparent, yes, sort of… But it’s nowhere near as sexy as it could be without all of that other metal in the way.

I can’t find a way to order one of these, but it’s a real product from a real company so sooner or later it will probably show up somewhere. We hope.

[ Magimix ] VIA [ Moco Loco ]

Put That Old VCR To Use Making Toast

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By Luke Anderson

I’ve got an old VCR that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with for some time. I purged my movie collection of all VHS tapes a couple of years ago, but never got rid of the player itself. I’m really not sure if I was expecting the format to make a comeback or what, but it’s still taking up valuable space in my closet. Well now it seems that my inability to part with old technology will finally pay off. No, tapes aren’t making a comeback. Rather, I might just take a cue from this awesome toaster mod.

If you think about it, the slot for your tape does sort of look like a giant toaster slot. I’m actually a bit surprised that this is the first time I’ve seen a mod like this. It makes perfect sense. This guy even went so far as to have it burn in the letters ‘VHS’ on toast. Brilliant. The guy was nice enough to provide a tutorial on how to make your own, though he warns against doing so for safety reasons.

[ Instructables ] VIA [ SlipperyBrick ]

Vader Toaster Starts Your Morning Off On The Dark Side

By Luke Anderson

People talk about getting up on the wrong side of the bed, but what about waking up on the wrong side of the Force? I mean, can you imagine a Sith Lord going into the office and using his powers for good? That would be an absolute disaster. Thankfully, there’s the Darth Vader Toaster to remind you about the power of the Dark Side.

If you don’t mind having your toast burned in some spots, and not quite done in others, then you’ll probably enjoy this novelty toaster. The toaster itself is as black as the visage which is burned into your otherwise boring bread. The $55 price is a bit expensive, but I know you’ll get one anyway. After all, it is your destiny.

[ Star Wars Shop ] VIA [ GeekAlerts ]

Frakkin (Computer) Toasters!


By Jonathan Kimak

A while back I did an article about a toaster inspired by Battlestar Galactica. Well now another innovation in toaster technology has brought us the toaster computer.

A modder from the website Impress converted a 4 slot toaster into a fully functioning computer. The toaster now has a 3600 MHz processor, 2.5 inch hard drive, DVD-rom drive and even a router. I’ve seen many other stealthy computers and most are quite clever. But I’ve got to admit that a toaster would not be one of my top choices for a unique computer case.

I wonder if the producers of Battlestar prequel Caprica will use this as an origin story.

[ Impress(Japanese site) ] VIA [ TechEBlog ]

Cylon Toaster, Frak.

By Jonathan Kimak

So what do you do when a show nicknames a robotic species a toaster? You take a regular toaster and modify it and sell it for $65.

NBC/Universal has released a limited edition toaster that comes with the Battlestar Galactica logo on the side and imprints an image of a Cylon centurion on the toast. The toaster was made for the San Diego Comic-Con but is also being sold online. The NBC site states that only one production run of the toaster will occur.

If no one’s the wiser you might get away with selling the miraculous toasted image on ebay for thousands of dollars, or maybe learn what a holding cell looks like. At least you can help the war effort by eating the heads of Cylons each morning.

[ NBC Store ] VIA [ New Launches ]