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Headbanger Chat Headset for Call of Duty: Black Ops

You know that a video game is super popular when it has its own unique accessories. PDP has made several of them, like their Nunchuk for Epic Mickey plus all their Tron Legacy peripherals, put out even before the game or the movie has been released.

PDP has also made the Headbanger Chat Headset, which is specifically designed for Call of Duty: Black Ops. I had a chance to check out the game over the weekend, and the game certainly lives up to all the franchise hype.

This Headbanger is designed for the Wii version of the Call of Duty: Black Ops game and is also compatible with Conduit 2. It has a “Noise-canceling microphone provides crystal-clear sound and high-quality voice input”.

It is not wireless, but it does have a 10 foot long cord. So for those who want to do their Black Ops with a group of friends, you got a peripheral for it. Just pretend its a Bluetooth headset with a wire.

You should be able to get the Headbanger Chat Headset at the PDP site for about $24.99 in either black or white. Good luck fighting zombies in the Pentagon with John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, and Fidel Castro. I actually believe that is one of the campaigns.


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Conrad makes a lock to put your bike up high

I’m guessing that most bike locks can be taken off using some fast-filing skills or some very sharp Sawzall.

However, what if there was a way to make it very inconvenient for a thief to get to a bicycle because it was high up on a lamppost?

This is apparently the idea from Conrad, a German toy and model company who made a very interesting bike lock made from a motorized skateboard. You can watch a video of their accomplishment after the jump. Just be warned that most of the video is in German with some sporadic English.

You will note the hexagonal shape seems to embrace the lamppost. I am assuming that lampposts are of a standard circumference. Anyway, it is then as easy as mounting the bike on the frame. Then, at a touch of a button on a remote control, the bike goes up like it is in an elevator.

No thief is going to be climbing a lamppost to steal a bike, it is just too much effort and way too public of a crime to get away with. Yes, the only person who will be climbing this pole to get to a bike is the owner with the busted remote control.

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BendDesk could change the face of desktop computing

This is the BendDesk from Media Computing Group. Just looking at this picture makes me want one, badly.

I can honestly say that I would probably keep my desk a whole lot cleaner if it was a screen. I have a video of it after the jump that shows a very interesting photo sorting session. You will note how they can be arranged in a row at the “bend”.

What really made it interesting was the games. You will note how the horizontal area is used as a controller to zap the bad guys dominating the vertical portion of the screen. Don’t let them go around the corner!

I suppose that I am looking forward to a future where I have screens everywhere on this BendDesk. I would probably have my work and a movie going on the vertical screen, and I would have a bundle of side-projects literally at my side. I’m guessing that since it has ten possible points of touch activity, the horizontal area could be a good for a keyboard.

Man, I’m not certain if this would increase my productivity, or decrease my attention span. Perhaps both. Either way, I might want to get two projectors and set this up on my desk now. I don’t suppose that Media Computing Group is not going to be selling these anytime soon.

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Midland SubZero Headphones

Some of you out there simply cannot live without your music, which is why having a pair of headphones is of the utmost importance. Well, since it is winter for those living in the northern hemisphere, it makes perfect sense to wear a pair of headphones if you’re going to go all out with portable music, and why not do it in style wit the Midland SubZero Headphones? Available in black, camouflage and white shades for £34.99 a pop, it not only doubles up as a pair of headphones, it also works as stylish earmuffs to keep your two hearing organs nice and warm (at least on the outside). The Midland SubZero Headphones even comes with a clever cable-mounted remote/mic which allows you to take calls wherever you are, keeping your hands free to do whatever else they were tasked to do at that point in time. Suitable for everyone except for folks living in the tropics, and for obvious reasons.


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Radio Flyer Classic Bumper Car

Bumper cars belong to the realm of carnivals and fun fairs, eh? Well, apparently not any more these days, especially when you have the $59.99 Radio Flyer Classic Bumper Car. This classic piece of work can now be enjoyed every single day, guaranteed to drive you nuts if you’re sick and tired of fun fair ditties. After all, it will come with seven sounds which are activated with bumping action. This wall-friendly bumper is safe to play at home, since it won’t mark your walls or furniture thanks to foam bumpers. Purchasing multiple cars are perfect for kids aged 1 to 3 to bump into each other, saving you a whole lot of money compared to bringing them to the fun fair frequently and forking out dollar after dollar for them to have some fun. Something tells me that the age range for this toy won’t make it too appealing for adults who are looking for value-for-money purchases in the long run….


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Color Wonder Sound Studio – Coloring goes high tech

Ah the primary school rite of passage, coloring. How I remember the importance of a neatly colored page and my teachers gentle suggestions that I stay within the lines and the pride I felt when my “artwork” made it to the front of the refrigerator.

I remember the thrill of a box of crayons containing *gasp* 4 different shades of blue.

Well the time has come to put away childish things, because even coloring has gone electronic.

Crayola, the folks that bring you the mess free Color Wonder series of products have taken things up a notch with the Color Wonder Sound Studio that can bring your child’s drawings to life with interactive sounds.

The drawing board works with Color Wonder paper and lets you choose from over 50 sound effects that can be placed anywhere on any Color Wonder coloring page, by selecting the desired sound, and placing it where you want it on your page with a press of your finger. The sound effects will play back as the page is being colored.

The Interactive Drawing Base comes with 6 sound cards, 5 Color Wonder Mini Markers, 12 pages of pre-printed Color Wonder art and 6 sheets of blank Color Wonder Paper.

Available for around $23.00 from  www.amazon.com

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PhotoFast – A new wireless audio solution for your car

I love my iPod, and I especially love my music collection, what I don’t love is trying to listen to my iPod in the car. I hate driving with earbuds and my stupid little portable speaker just doesn’t cut it. But since the introduction of Airplay, Apple’s new streaming technology that allows audio (photos and video) to be streamed from any iOS device to another iOS device, I knew good things were about to happen.

Enter PhotoFast, the newest way to listen to your tunes, the way you want to, in your car. After what appears to be a somewhat labor intensive, although pretty straightforward installation, this cool little black WIFI box will automatically turn on when you start your car and will connect with your WIFI enabled device, streaming your music library through your stereo system. Very nice.

You will have the ability to pause, fast forward and rewind using your iPod. The PhotoFast is designed to transmit high quality sound. Works with iPad, iPod and iPhone.

Surely some car manufacturers will be jumping on the Airplay bandwagon, but until then, PhotoFast is now available in Japan, and look for it sometime soon, in a store near you for around $299.00

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Ion Twin Camcorder – Because the look on your face is priceless too

I was watching some old videos the other day. I have somehow become the family photographer and videographer. In fact, if the crew knows I’m going to be at any family function, they don’t bother to bring their cameras at all. This would be fine, but in looking back, I realize that I’m not in a single video, not one.

Well, the Ion Twin Camcorder has the answer to this problem with the world’s first dual-lens video camera that can actually capture both front and rear VGA quality video and audio. Now I can capture Christmas morning with my family, and still be in the show, so 15 years from now we can all remember just how tired and stressed out I really was.

The Twin Video has a front and back camera, dual microphones so as to maintain proper audio for each side and you can toggle between rear and forward views with the touch of a button, in real time. The Twin also features a 3x digital zoom and front and rear LED lights, so it is perfect in low light conditions.

The Ion Twin comes with a remote, along with a miniUSB port and a TV out.

The Ion Twin has an internal, rechargeable battery, or it can be plugged in using an optional AC adaptor. It connects via USB to virtually any Mac or PC for easy video transfer. Say Cheese!

Available now for around $130.00 from www.amazon.com

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Metropolis II: Art, Toy, or Both?

Now that Thanksgiving is over, a lot of households are setting up a toy electric train track around a Christmas tree. Imagine if you had to set up something like this!

This is the Metropolis II installation by Chris Burden, which is a huge track made up of 1,200 Matchbox or Hot Wheels cars zipping around and around. I have a video of it after the jump, but I don’t see any of the toy trains.

I do see all the cars, which are put on some sort of weird conveyor with many twists and turns. You will note the two inclined planes in the middle that carries the cars slowly to the top like a roller coaster.

I would imagine that a whole lot of calculation had to happen in order to make this track. You will note that there doesn’t seem to be any accidents going on.

If you want to see the Metropolis II, it is currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. I guess it could be considered art, and I see its message: modern life is nothing more than a series of fast-moving vehicles stuck in an infinite loop of traffic. Adults might appreciate that, but I think kids would just appreciate that it is a big toy.

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See Legos come to life with OASIS

Okay, this is about the neatest thing that you will see on Black Friday. Intel has been working on a system called OASIS (Object Aware Situated Interaction System) that combines projections with Lego.

This system uses cameras that can detect both objects and depth. As a result, it knows where the Lego toys are, and can even add a little bit of special effects with the practical application of some projectors.

I have a video of this OASIS in action after the jump if you want to see how it works, and it is the coolest thing to happen to Lego since the Mindstorms NXT.

You will note how the Lego dragon can breathe “fire”, and how its flames can even set a house ablaze. I realize that you might not want your kids to play games like that, but don’t worry, a Lego fire engine is on standby to put the flames out.

I think the neatest thing about this is the Lego train and projected tracks that can be made by waving ones hand across the table. You will then notice that when the Lego train stops at a certain point, projected people get off.

Okay, after watching this video below, I challenge you to find something better today. Leave it in the comments box, and don’t let your neat thing be some Black Friday deal that you were fortunate to get today.

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