Night Stand is a free app that makes the screen on your iPhone or iPod Touch look like a classic, late '70s/early '80s LED clock. If you keep your device plugged in or docked near your bed, this can be a fun and easy way to have a bedside clock that can also play songs from your iTunes playlists (via iPod playback). Night Stand comes with three themes (red, green, and blue), vertical and horizontal mode, and options for displaying seconds and days of the week. Battery consumption is relatively modest, but you'll want to keep your device … Read more
When it comes to the kitchen, options are a cook's best friend. Stand mixers have long offered versatility and performance to help cooks save time. Cuisinart has two models of stand mixers, the SM-70, a 7-quart model, and the SM-55, a 5.5-quart model.
Both stand mixers have several attachments designed to do many tasks. In addition to standard paddle attachments, accessories include a pasta maker, a mincer and grinder, food processor, juicer, and even a blender. In addition to the accessory attachments, the convenience of power is also included. The larger stand mixer has a 1,000-watt motor, … Read more
Before we get to this week's apps, I ran into a problem recently with my iPhone that I was able to quickly fix after a little online research. I had recently synced my iPhone only to find that most of my music was gone. When I got home and plugged in to my computer I saw that most of my storage space was taken up by "Other." Only about a third was music, about 900MB for apps (you better believe it!), and some smallish amount for photos. But more than half of the storage space out of … Read more
Who knew? Every once in a while I come across a kitchen item that completely baffles me. Usually it is some sort of Frankenstein creation that merges two common tasks into one unit. Another popular item to find, however, is an appliance that is dedicated to one task, and one task only. These devices are likely to be large and priced to attract would-be gift-givers, but ultimately they turn out to be mostly useless. But every now and again I stumble across something that just seems to arise out of a natural need.
I just spent the past week vacationing in a rural area of Hawaii, where I was surrounded by palm trees and dense tropical foliage. Now I'm back in my office, surrounded by plastic computer cases and peripherals, all atop a white laminate desk. It's bad enough that my vacation's over, but the sudden withdrawal of natural materials is really bringing me down.
Which is why the wooden Stiletto laptop stand spoke to me when I saw it on shopping blog Mighty Goods Wednesday morning. The unique stand is quite a bit more stylish than the usual plastic riser, … Read more
Bruce Wayne has more than enough money to throw down on an official Apple iPhone dock, but citizens like us might be looking for a cheaper solution. London-based designer Courenay Inchbald of Seskimo has come up with one that not only costs less than a gallon of gas ($4), but also manages to fit in your wallet too. Called the "BatRest," it's a piece of cut plastic that folds up like a picture frame to cradle your shiny new toy phone.
There are perhaps only a few places and times when really great ideas are born into existence. While doing the dishes, in the shower, perhaps at the beach while watching the waves endlessly cycle through their inspiring rhythms. Or maybe the truly good ones are saved for another activity surrounding a liquid: Drinking beer in a parking lot with some buddies. Which is exactly how Event Hog got its start.
The team at Event Hog brainstormed their line of BrandStands as a central gathering spot at entertainment events. The theory stemmed from a simple idea of creating a familiar environment--a … Read more
As we've witnessed more than a few times, some Cupertino loyalists just don't feel right unless they're comforted by a Mac at their side at all times. So for those times when it's not practical to lug around a desktop monitor, there's a stand for the iPhone and iPod Touch that can help them cope.
The strangely named "iClooly" from RockRidgeSound will turn either handheld device into a mini-lookalike of the iMac, especially when turned on its side for video viewing. It apparently has no speakers, however, so we're not sure how … Read more
Typically, when you can place your camera on a flat plane to take a shot, you probably can't angle your camera very easily. Here's where the Stand Pouch comes in handy.
The Stand Pouch is essentially a camera case with a tripod connector built into the front panel. But the connector can be tilted to different angles like a three-legged stand.
According to the demonstration video on its Web site, you just have to flip the connector out and screw it into the camera's base. Instant tripod.
(Source: Crave Asia)
Thanko may be known to many as the company that comes with the weirdest contraptions from time to time, but its latest "Electric Up and Down Big TV Stand" may just be its most interesting product yet.
As the awkward name suggests, it's basically a TV stand with a built-in motor to raise and lower large displays. Apparently designed with Wii gamers in mind, the electric TV stand can be conveniently raised by more than 4 feet using a remote control, making it possible to play games more comfortably at eye level. It is rated to lift … Read more