Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Weird Gizmos (Tech)

A look at some interesting and unusual gizmos that may help in our daily lives.

1. The Window Phone. An amazing translucent touch-screen device boast it can accurately give weather predictions. The Window Phone designed by Seunghan Song has a clever glass interface that can smartly simulate and change to reflect the weather conditions outside. A sort of “climate sensitive” phone that displays on it’s sleek glass surface virtual rain drops on rainy days, clear screen on bright sunny days, and even cold snowy days. The phone can give an instant up to date representation of the local weather without having to run to hear the news on TV. This concept phone also features a breath-to-text mode for messaging and dialing.

2. Gamer Glasses. Gunnar Optiks has designed a line of glasses to help alleviate the eye fatigue many gamers suffer from during their extended hours of play time. The San Diego based company has already created a series of glasses for computer users in the work force to improve focus and reduce glare. Gunnar Optiks’ same technology has been utilized to help gamers diminish eye fatigue and give much needed eye protection from the high illumination of computer screens used everyday. A good idea if you suffer from constant eye strain while working with computers or just your average gamer. The price tag will set you back between $100-$200. Gunnar Optiks G005-C001 Catalyst Metal SheaDog Digital Performance Eyewear with i-AMP Lens Technology (Onyx)

3. Plant Growing Book. Eric Zhang has designed a book that grows. Zhang has combined the love of books and knowledge with growing plants. The clever florilegium design is showcased in the “Book of Life”. You can plant seeds on one side of the book and read the meaning of life information within. Small LED lights positioned underneath the plants help them to grow and looks really cool. Featured at for people who really like unique ideas and book lovers who have a bit of a green thumb. Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free



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