Latest from Knomo is the Slim. For anyone that has been looking for a sleek new way to tote your laptop around, this is pretty slick, and still simple enough to slot into a tote, backpack, large purse, you name it. "This ultra light and Slim pocket is handcrafted from full hide leather and nylon twill quilting to protect your laptop from any knocks or bumps. The retractable padded handle makes it comfortable to carry and easy to fit into your bag." I've been very anti-zippers on laptops for a while ever since my constant use of my iBook in and out of a neoprene sleeve with zips around the side left pretty deep scratches on both sides... so its been all velcro for me, until now perhaps. This sleeve has a unique zipper which goes around, so it looks like it would be pretty easy to lift the laptop in and out of top loading bags! … Read more
It doesn't happen often, but even the diabolical Hello Kitty can commit the occasional blunder in its quest to conquer the world. Case in point: While seeking to control every facet of our lives, from finances to driving, its latest ploy seems to be protecting privacy with a screen shade for handheld LCDs.
But there's one thing the evil feline didn't take into account with the "Hello Kitty Mail Peeping Block and Display Protect Sticker" spotted on Shiny Shiny. It's supposed to block prying eyes from spying something sensitive or potentially embarrassing, but what … Read more
What's a tablecloth without a table? This thing, apparently.
The table uses solid acrylic "tablecloth" corners to provide the support needed to keep the table on terra firma.
At $225 to about $470 for the tables, depending on the size and style, you may not be in the market to buy one. But if you're an aspiring magician, you should at least bear … Read more
This month's Living with Technology package on CNET.com is a must-see for anyone who values form over function, or function over form, or form that enhances function.
As you may have already gathered, the key word here is form. This month, Living with Technology is all about design: the good, the bad, the future, and the new philosophies that are budding in today's designers.
Swarovski, please stop taking over the gadget world.
This time, the crystal maker is pairing with Plantronics to introduce a limited-edition Bluetooth headset--unlike Philips, which decided to opt out of the Bluetooth trend when it came to Swarovski-adorned gadgets.
The white jeweled headset will retail for $59.95 in October, while the unjeweled version (which also comes in black, gray and pink) will be $49.95. This headset, the newest edition to the MIX line, will be called MIX Explorer 330. The white headset clearly appeals to the fashion-conscious more than its black counterpart, but it isn't something I'… Read more
During football season, there are really only two times of day: game time, and the lame 164 or so hours a week when your team isn't playing.
Finally, there's a watch that realizes this. The Pro Sports Schedule Watch comes preloaded with your favorite NFL or MLB team's season schedule.
These $130 watches aren't one-year wonders, either. The USB-compatible watch can download future schedules from the Web, so you'll always have the current schedule on your wrist.
When it's game time, the watch plays "The Star Spangled Banner" for football games or &… Read more
I know that girls' feet (and hence, their shoes) are supposed to smell like a combination of fresh-cut lilies and pure spring rain, but mine sure don't, especially when I'm coming back to the apartment after a jog through Manhattan's sticky summer humidity.
So far, I've found no solution to the issue, which concerns me, because I like to keep the health and well-being of my roommates and neighbors in mind. On particularly hot days, sometimes I worry that the smell of my sneakers post-workout might accidentally kill some baby bunnies or kittens, or on the … Read more
Of all the ideas you wish you had, this one's probably way up there.
The idea behind Wants for Sale is simple, but that's what makes it absolute genius. New York artists Christine and Justin simply paint pictures of the things they want. Then, they sell those paintings for exactly the same price as what those objects cost.
The artists' tech "wants" include a Guitar Hero controller (the painting costs $64.98), an iPhone ($649.17), and, uh, chicken wings ($12.70).
You might've thought the World of Warcraft credit card was pushing it, but really, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
Upon encountering the Hello Kitty Platinum Plus Visa on ThisNext, I initially thought it had to be a joke. But, no, a quick amount of Googling revealed that it's legitimate. Sanrio really does offer a Hello Kitty credit card, so that you can hop around the world in search of all things pink and shiny. Now, not only will the ubiquitous cat be telling you that you're fat or making you toast, but she'll also be … Read more
Does the curse of the mummy begin with bunions?
Jacky Finch, a researcher at the University of Manchester's KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology, is testing to see whether two large wooden toes from the era of the Pharaohs were ornamental or actual medical devices.
If the wooden toes turn out to be prosthetics, this will mean that the art of making fake body parts for practical is centuries older than believed. The oldest prosthesis yet discovered is an artificial leg dating from 300 B.C. The toes are from between 1,000 B.C. and 600 B.C.
One … Read more