Archive for the ‘Electronics’ category

Black Friday is almost here!

November 23, 2009

Yeah, but I saved $50 on a Sony Bluray player (after rebate) and got The Notebook for free!


LaCie Sound2 Speakers

September 30, 2009




30 watts, USB powered, and fucking awesome.

Ear Light – $6.99

April 9, 2007

ear light reading light

Reading in bed with a night lamp is so 2006. The Ear Light is the all-new futuristic reading light that you wear on your ear, kinda like the Star Trek-ish Bluetooth headsets. The Ear Light contains a white LED light that runs off 2 coin-cell lithium batteries (included).

Get with the times!

USBCELL Rechargable Battery – $9.30

March 16, 2007

usb cell rechargable batteries

These are your standard NiMH 1.2v 1300mah AA batteries, but rechargable via the USB port on your computer. Unfortunately, it takes about 5 hours for a 90% recharge. A bit pricey considering the $18.59 price tag for a pack of 2, but cool nonetheless.

Get them at Amazon

Macworld Expo 2007

January 11, 2007

macworld expo 2007

Aside from all the free promotional schwag, most of the cool stuff at this year’s Macworld Expo cost over $10, way waaay over. Below are some pictures. Enjoy!


iWoofer looks like an iPod with legs.


A really ugly iPod speaker system by JBL.


lacie bluetooth speakers
Wireless Bluetooth speakers by LaCie. Looks like sewer pipes from Super Mario Bros.


This tentacle contraption by LaCie comes with every connector you could possibly imagine.


Spill-proof skins for Apple keyboards.


apple tv
Apple TV streams music and videos from your computer to your TV.


Etymotic Ety8 Bluetooth earbuds with iPod Adapter. If you can get past the ugliness, they actually sound pretty damn good.


nikon lens
A big ass Nikon lens!


lacie brick hard drive
LaCie 250 GB Brick hard drive. They are stackable like Legos.


apple iphone
iPhone, the most coveted gadget at Macworld. You can’t even touch this thing.

USB Nail Care System – $8.17

January 8, 2007

usb nail care

The USB Nail Care System, from the geniuses at Thanko, is a modern breakthrough for nail care technology. This is great for the nail-obsessed women (and some men, but not me) who sit in front of a computer all day. The package comes with 6 different attachments to help shape, polish, and smooth your nails. It even has a cuticle pusher to push back those damn pesky cuticles.

USB Nail Care System available at Rare Mono Shop

Cell Phones – “Free”

January 5, 2007

Wirefly, owned by InPhonic Inc., is a mobile company that offers free and heavily-discounted cell phones to customers who sign up for wireless plans through their website. Right now, you have the choice of a free Motorola RAZR, LG Chocolate, Cingular BlackJack i607, or Sony W810i. Depending on the phone you want, you typically have to sign a 1-2 year contract with Cingular, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, or whatever vendor the phone is tied to. The phone is free after you fill out a few rebates.

It all sounds simple and dandy, but my gut feeling says that this is too good to be true, and Wirefly’s poor record at the Better Business Bureau seems to confirm this. In the past 36 months, they’ve had a total of 3422 complaints filed. People seem to have problems with Wirefly’s selling practices, service and delivery issues, refund practices, and product quality. Head over to Consumer Affairs and you’ll find a long list of user testimonials complaining about how crappy their service is. There’s also an article from the Washington Post about the Attorney General for the District of Columbia suing InPhonic on behalf of customers.

If you’re in the market for a new phone, I recommend looking elsewhere.

Disclosure: Ironically, this review was sponsored by Wirefly.