In a few easy steps you can convert your valuable vinyl into digital music. The Ion iTTUSB Turntable with USB Record is a clever compact record player that rapidly converts your old records directly into MP3 or CD formats.
The process is simple: install the recording software, connect the turntable via USB to your PC or Mac, blow the dust off your Elvis, Frank Sinatra, or, um, Cindy Lauper (no judgment!) and within minutes you'll have a new digital album to enjoy.
Stop what you're doing and listen very, very carefully. Do you hear that? It's the sound of thousands of firefighters celebrating their job security, now 100% guaranteed for life thanks to these ice cream cone lighters ($5).
Absolutely irresistible to young children who would otherwise ignore a book of matches.
Via Nerd Approved.
Disguised as a standard pair of white headphones, Frenzy and Rumble can appear on either side of your head in an instant (well, their heads, arms, and legs can, anyway). Fortunately for your brain and skull, both robots have pledged their allegiance to the Decepticons, so the possibility of a battle breaking out as they try to reach each other is incredibly unlikely.
Happy, Happy days! You loved cupcakes as a child and you love them more as an adult. Plus, there seems to be a trend afoot in cupcake-styled do-dads these days. A cute and yummy way to celebrate this delectable object of our desire and get a lot of smiles, is to bake a super-sized cupcake with Sur La Table's Wilton® Giant Cupcake Cake Pan.
Privacy please! Sometimes I just want to say that out loud to the people around me who can't seem to take their eyes off my laptop's screen. If you have a long commute or travel frequently, you probably find yourself feeling "watched." This can be a problem, especially if your work requires you to deal with sensitive corporate information. The last thing you need to do is inadvertently display information about your company's latest project to a geek blogger (they look like everyone else, but they're always on the prowl for tips).
The LapWorks Screen Shield is an efficient and space-saving way to keep your data free from wandering eyes. The Screen Shield works as a glare filter when viewed directly, it darkens significantly and becomes a privacy shield from any other angle of 30 degrees or more. Smart peel-and-stick design allows you to choose between removable and permanent placement.
Nicely done. A perfect product for my work expense account.
Price: $59.95 from Laptopdesk.net .
Doncha just hate being at the beach when your cell phone dies? If you had this heavy-duty solar beach tote which incorporates a high-tech flexible solar panel, you'd never have that problem.
Just plug your device right into the bag using your car adapter. With convenient gadget pocket for your phone or camera, you're never out of power.(The solar panel can be removed for cleaning the canvas bag.)
This September, Oral-B will revolutionize toothbrush technology with their newest addition, the Triumph with SmartGuide. This dental duo promises to be the iPhone of the toothbrush world. I swear I'm not exaggerating. I'll even bet you a trip to the dentist if I'm wrong.
A true team approach, the Triumph (the toothbrush) communicates wirelessly via a transmitter to the SmartGuide. The SmartGuide is a small battery operated LCD display that you can stick on your bathroom mirror. Basically, the SmartGuide tells you how long to brush and can be set to tell you how much time to spend in each quadrant of your mouth. If you've got sensitive teeth or gums, no worries, there are settings for sensitive cleaning, cleaning, massaging, and polishing.
The trickiest part of mastering the routine is committing the smart icon system to memory . After that, it's a breeze (well, brush really). Soon, you'll be switching between the two different brush heads, cleaning and polishing like a fiend. Just don't get too attached to your brush heads, because they actually talk to the toothbrush base and let you both know when it's time to change over to a new set.
The tech industry is definitely not in danger of ever running low on egg-shaped gadgets.
Take this Casio USB label printer, for example. Sure, it can print any TrueType font on the roll of included thermal paper, take care of all of your labeling needs, and run solely on USB power. But it's the fact that it's shaped like an egg that's supposed to make you reach for your credit card.
Available now for $29.
Thanks to the industrious Yelpers! we now know that August 7th is National Underwear Day. So in honor of this national holiday, they're saluting their skivvies and bringing you a brief list of lingerie shops that are giving people something to talk about.
Yelp! is the fun, informative, reader-generated review site which has hyper-active communities in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Seattle, Washington D.C., Austin and San Jose.
Last month they celebrated National Ice Cream day -- this month it's lingerie. So you're in the know, Panty Raid got 4 stars and this reader review:
Panty Raid carries some of the best brands - Elle Macpherson (who'da thunk she'd have such a kick-ass lingerie line?), Cosabella, Huit, Mary Green, etc. They are also sweet as can be and dog-friendly.
Other LA favorties included Faire Frou Frou and a Touch of Romance. Check out who's baring all in your city.
The great irony of our wireless devices is that they aren't totally wireless. Glance over at where you charge your peripherals. Yikes! Does it look like the wall threw up? Yeah, us too. There's a burgeoning market to help us get control of wire tangles, and while we've seen some simple, tidy, and pragmatic organizers, nothing beats designer Ora-Ito's Hub.
At first glance, The Hub looks like an elegant piece of modern desk art, which it is, but it's also a hi-tech organizer. The Hub's globe-shaped base is host to 4USB ports and 2 Firewire ports, so you can connect up to six devices simultaneously. The eight delightful flexible tentacle-like extensions that protrude from the top are actually cables (5 USB 2.0 and 3 FireWire 400). If you don't have eight devices to plug in, you can use the USB fan, USB light, a USB extension cable, an AC adapter and a FireWire 400 extension cable that are all included.
Both beauty and brilliance define this must-have find!
Price: $90 at Aplusrstore.com