Tuesday, June 03, 2008

More high-tech gadgets I saw and thought I would share

The whole high-tech world is quite interesting to me. When will it ever end? When will it be TOO much? Will it ever be TOO much?

Introducing some cool new gadgets:

1. Multi-Coloured LED Shower

Here is a blurb from the article:

"This metal showerhead lights up jets of water using multi-coloured LED and visually indicates the water temperature by the colour. The water jets are blue if the water temperature is under 27°C and red for burning, if the temperature is over 43°C. I found during my tests that 40°C was the ideal temperature, giving off a light purple hue, letting you shower in a futuristic halo...The showerhead comes with an adaptor that connects directly into your water supply pipe. No need for batteries… the showerhead automatically generates the energy needed using water pressure...No more surprises at 6 a.m. being shocked awake during an icy shower. No more yells from burning water scorching your back. You will know the water temperature without even touching the water. Basically, it’s a bit like a traffic signal for the shower: red means stop, and purple means go. Available at Rakuten for approximately $110"

2. Wake up, wake up, WAKE UP! Alarm Clock

A new invention by guess who - the Japanese! "The Japanese are very strict about punctuality. Being late for work is a serious mistake for your career. Surprisingly, society works precisely according to a schedule, and pressures you to do the same", so they have come up with a way to help get you out of bed in the morning.

Here is a blurb from the article:

"I found this wonderful “flying alarm clock” that has a propeller on top and when the time comes to wake up, the propeller flies to a random place in the room meanwhile the alarm beeps like crazy. In order to turn it off, you must find the propeller and put it back on the clock."

It sells for about $40.

3. Autodestruction
"There are days when everything just goes wrong..."

It is a fun invention that serves no REAL purpose but to make you feel a bit better when you are having one of those days when nothing goes right...

Here is a blurb from the article:

"You can now walk a mile in [the name of your favourite dictator]’s shoes during the Cold War. Enjoy the incomparable satisfaction that comes with destroying your problems (like those incomplete or late projects) or anything else you choose to destroy. The destruction is accompanied by a more or less realistic explosion sound effect.
One thing is for sure: pressing the big red button will not in any way affect the contents of your hard disk. Your files will remain intact, and you will feel fresh and revitalized following this little scenario, which is designed to relieve your angst.
Some readers may question the need for such a gadget. In the end, it’s only a funny designed USB hub, nothing more. To these scoffers, I make the following promise: on that day when everything goes wrong – when you feel like you’re at the end of your rope – pressing this button will surely reduce your stress."

I was just surfing the net and found these neat innovative items and they made me want to share them with you. What do you think of them?