Water Heater Alarm
July 20, 2010, 1:02 AM
Filed under: Design, Electronics

Remember when your dietician said you should start your day with a warm glass of water? I never abided by that just because I’m too lazy in the morning. Well, Kai-ning Huang & Yu-Yang Chen, two chinese designers found a solution to that. Basically, this is an alarm clock that starts to heat the water in the glass half an hour before the alarm goes off. So wake up, drink the water, and kick-start that metabolism of yours!

Source: Taiwan Industrial Design Competition


Beware iphone 4 buyers!
June 26, 2010, 3:03 AM
Filed under: Electronics

I got my iphone 2 days ago and I must say – we were not informed of this little “enhancement” that could be damaging to our experience. Evidently, Apple decided to revamp the iphone 4 by miniaturizing their SIM card slot so that it can only fit the new “micro SIM” card. Well, this is not a problem for users in the US because this technology has already been introduced. So for us “non-US” users, check with your carrier if you can get this version of a SIM card before getting the phone. Also, using this card means that if you were to switch to another phone, you will also have to switch to another card, which may result in a hassle..

iPhone 4G Prototype
April 20, 2010, 1:13 AM
Filed under: Electronics

Still a couple of months away from the launch of the iPhone 4G, renders of this phone can be found all over the web.. But this was an interesting “leak” found by gizmodo.com.

Apparently, the phone could be made out of a combination of aluminum sides and a glass (zirconia) casing. Interesting features include the dual camera, higher resolution screen and it had a MicroSIM card slot. This should be an interesting launch as I have grown to be a big fan of iPhone!


April 2, 2010, 12:57 AM
Filed under: Electronics

Saturday, April 3 at 9:00 a.m.

Wowwee Rovio
February 19, 2010, 11:09 AM
Filed under: Electronics, Motor, Travel

Rovio is a robot car that acts as a moving surveillance camera in your house. It connects to your wireless internet to give you a live feed of the video its recording. The cool thing about this robot is that it has an automated charging dock. So whenever its battery gets low, automatically, it heads to the charging dock and recharges!

Lets say you travel and access the Rovio through your internet from another country. You can move it through controls on your website and go wherever you want in your house. Also, you can order extra sets of headlights that are made for the Rovio, and with that, you will never have to worry about the darkness. Zip your bags, close your shutters, and never worry about your place anymore!

I just placed an order for one and I hope its as good as it sounds!

PS. It’s supposed to be compatible to work with the iPhone


Lame videotapes
January 14, 2010, 11:33 PM
Filed under: Electronics


VCR video players are stupid! Recently, I got a video tape to watch. In order to do that, it took me around 2 hours to plug a player that is still alive to a TV and get the wires right. After all that, I spent a good 15 minutes clicking on the “tracking” button just to get the thing to work without scrambling. Off course, the thing never worked and I ended up wasting around 2.5 hours of my life today. What a lame device you are.

Eye stick
November 14, 2009, 3:30 PM
Filed under: Electronics

I admire designs that have a purpose in life. Especially ones that can be life altering such as this one. This is by a Korean designer (Wonjun Songg). The stick looks like the typical white and red one but it can recognize things like a step, traffic light, subway station, etc.. Upon recognizing such a thing, the stick sends a message to the person through vibrations that can be identified by the blind person holding it.. My only concern would be, does the person holding the stick have to practice learning what each vibration means? So would that mean that he/she have to be guided the first couple of times to learn them? Or can the whole process be achieved solely?


Source: www.yankodesign.com