Sunday, September 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The designers of this keyboard concept have claimed the design is for you to bring your own keyboard along to avoid infections when using other computers. While that’s a noble pursuit (and possibly overkill- just bring a wipe to swipe down the keyboard instead), the result is a great conceptual design for a keyboard that folds up like a fan. Unlike say a silicon roll-up keyboard, this one maintains the rigidity you’re used to for typing. Good idea..
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Cloak Bags are a new type of camera bag for your DLSR or SLR camera that let you take photos without having to remove your camera from the bag. It’s “world’s first and only shoot-through camera bag”. These bags are great for people who want to walk around with an expensive SLR camera to take pictures but don’t want to advertise the fact that they are walking around with an expensive SLR camera. Sure other backpacks and bags can hold your camera inconspicuously but none make it as easy to quickly snap a picture as the Cloak Bag.
Here’s how it works-the bags look like a normal small lightweight nylon bag but with a few major differences. Most importantly is that the bottom of the bag unzips and rolls up which allows you to quickly flip up the bag to take pictures without even opening the bag:
Your camera is secured within the bag itself using a slotted screw that goes into your tripod mount and through the bag as well as via the included (matching) replacement camera strap that attaches to the bag as well. There are slits on the side of the bag that enable you to grip the camera and use the shutter button easily. The top of the bag flips open for quick viewfinder and camera control access.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Locking up bikes to poles in an urban environment is always a tricky proposition. Often you will see bikes with two locks, one for each wheel and of course the frame. But with this ingenious invention by 21 year old Kevin Scott, the bicycle will fold over itself around the pole:
A ratchet in the seat-post part of the frame is used to tighten or bend the bike’s frame. Once it’s in the curved position, you can use a single lock to secure both wheels and the frame. It’s an interesting idea that should be explored further.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The ultimate stealth wallet. Nobody will suspect your cheap cellphone actually has all your money inside it’s plastic shell. Just as long as the mugger doesn’t ask for your cell phone, you’ll be ok.