OK, so it's just a pen. And not even a high-tech writing instrument, but a ballpoint one at that. Still, this one's weird enough that we think it qualifies as a gadget just based on its looks alone.
The "Free Ride Pen" by designer Jean Pierre Lepine may look like something that melted in a factory fire, but there's actually a method to the apparent madness of its form. Not only is it ergonomic, Luxist says, but its rubber pads are strategically placed "to cushion the areas where finger meets pen."
Something of … Read more
You can stop rubbing your eyes--this is the first actual gameplay footage of Solid Snake's final adventure. This 15-minute demo shows off some of the new features of the game in addition to the impressive graphics and presentation. If you have trouble reading the subtitles, try viewing the video in full-screen mode by clicking the arrow in the bottom-right hand corner of the player.
UPDATE: If you're having difficulty playing the embedded video above, try here instead.
Solid Snake returns for his last mission in Metal Gear Solid 4. This PlayStation 3 exclusive features all the stealth-based action, giant robots, and confusing plot twists you've come to expect from Konami and Hideo Kojima's epic series. MGS4 hits the PS3 in early 2008.
We've seen the robots that mow your lawn, save your life, hit on your girlfriend, make you an omelet, dispense Kleenex, even make abstract artwork--but where are the robots that help make you filthy rich? We found two robot contenders today that should at least pay for themselves over time.
First off, John Corney from Wiltshire, UK, has spent the past seven years perfecting a remote controlled metal detector. Inspired by robotic land-mine sweepers, John adapted a wonderfully selfless and humanitarian idea into something far more personally rewarding. Although he spent approximately $3,800 to develop and build … Read more
If we didn't know better (and we don't), we might think this was based on an old Monty Python skit.
U.K. newspapers are reporting the development of the "Roboglove," a wearable device that can supposedly detect weapons hidden on subjects while they're being searched. If the glove touches a concealed firearm, knife or other metal object, Gearfuse says, it will vibrate and alert its wearer of the discovery.
British police have reportedly been testing the device, which is said to be far more sensitive than standard metal detectors. And the glove is made of … Read more
It's Valentine's Day, so we'll take this opportunity to declare our affection for all things metal and shiny (on the desktop, anyway). Just as we pined away for the aluminum Onkyo hardware barely a week ago, we are similarly taken with this Speed Link keyboard made of the same material.
Gizmodo rightly questions the practicality of this item, especially calling out its "compact" key arrangement. But we're a superficial lot here at Crave, and our heads are easily turned by a pretty peripheral--especially one that's ultra-thin with a jet-black metal finish and backlit … Read more
Some of us at Crave have a rather unusual confession to make: We have a weakness for brushed metal. Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel--we just can't get enough. (Yes, we've been given the names of several reputable therapists.)
It probably started in our formative years with the DeLorean but has persisted right up to the cool steel profile of the LG Shine. You'll understand, therefore, why we never miss a chance to ogle these shiny objects, even if they be the otherwise mundane computer peripheral.
Onkyo, which won us over decades ago with its stereo equipment, has lured … Read more