Inspected Gadget: Hard Graft Laptop Sleeve + Add-On Pouch


A friend of mine has one of these laptop sleeves from Hard Graft, and it pairs quite nicely with a sleek aluminum Macbook Pro. I can imagine it quite nicely slipping into the LL Bean Hunter’s tote – I just might need to request these from Santa.

Imagine a nice, thick felt (100% pure new wool), with leather accents (Italian aniline dyed). This year, Hard Graft is offering an add-on pocket for any extra doodads you need to carry along with your laptop.

Via hypebeast

Inspected Gadget: Kohjinsha Dual Screen Laptop


Now this may be rather large to fall under the “gadget” theme, but this thing is just too special-ops hackerish to pass up sharing. Kohjinsha’s DZ-series laptops house a pair of slide-open 10.1-inch screens, each with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution. Closed, the laptop is 1.02 x 8.26 x 0.74~1.65 inches, weighing in at 4.09 pounds (1.84 kg). On sale now for ¥95,800 (about $1,110) with Linux pre-loaded. Windows 7 Home Premium is another ¥5,000 (about $58). Somebody will probably hack a Mac OSX installation.

1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo

ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics

802.11b/g/n WiFi

3x USB

3-in-1 card reader

1.3 megapixel webcam

1GB memory (expandable to 4GB)

160GB 5,400 RPM hard drive

4.5-hour battery

Via Engadget

Technics SL-1200 Ceasing Production – Get ’em While They’re Hot


It is a sad day today but due to low sales globally in analogue turntables a decision to stop production has been made on Technics Turntables.” Production to end by Februrary 2010 according to SlashGear.

Technics SL-1200MK2 Turbtable on Amazon

Inspected Gadget: Black Friday Preview Edition


Nice start to the week: a couple of black friday gadget shopping lists.

General black friday shopping list from Gizmodo

…and here is their NewEgg black friday list.

Kibisi’s TMA headphones


I realized lately that the earbuds just don’t cut it. Check out the Kibisi‘s TMA headphones in some matte black sickness! When these are ultimately produced by aiaiai, they will be on the top of my list!


Inspected Gadget: Rugged Casio Exilim EX-G1


Over the last couple of days, I came across this camera a few times and held back from writing about it – at first glance I thought it was just kinda ugly and hyping up the ‘rugged’ thing. Giving it a harder look, I’ve grown to like it – obviously a tie-in to the Casio’s  G-Shock watch “endurance-minded features” without exactly aping the name. It looks like it could still slide into a pocket nicely, and when you miss that pocket, it’ll survive the fall. I’d love to see a true endurance test when it is released.
The specs:

-Shock resistant elements inside and outside. Stainless steel outer casing, resin protective ring on the lens. Supposedly fine for seven foot drops.
-Water resistant to 10 feet for 60 continuous minutes, even under direct spray.
-Weather resistant down to 14°F
-12.1 Megapixels, with interval shooting of photos or movies (fun)
-Available in black or red, $299 MSRP in December 2009

Buy it on Amazon

Inspected Gadget: Lightsaber Chopsticks, Darth Vader & R2-D2 USB Hubs


If you’re eating with these you are most likely eating alone – but they still look sorta neat. Since these don’t exactly qualify as a “gadget” – after the jump, check out the Darth Vader/R2-D2 USB hubs.

For sale at GeekStuff4U: Light Saber Chopsticks

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Inspected Gadget: Ear Force X41 Wireless Headphones for XBOX 360


The Ear Force X41 is an update to the Ear Force X4 Wireless headphones/micriphone for XBOX 360. Chat with coplayers while you blast them away listening to Dolby 7.1 surround, 2.4GHz RF audio transmission, USB powered base station. Retail price is $200, but can be found cheaper. These look solid enough that I may pick up a set. Probably also pretty good for some late night frag sessions at full volume without waking up neighbors or roomies…

Via Gizmodo. Here it is at Amazon at cheaper than list price.

rock block


Vintage 1959 Fender Bassman amps up for auction at Christie’s

a special edition


Urban Outfitters has partnered with The Impossible Project to help restart and reinvent instant film photography. The Impossible Project bought all the machinery and equipment at Polaroid’s Dutch factory where the instant films were made. Urban Outfitters is helping them bring it back for 2010.

More details and dates after the jump…

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make your own lane


Make your own lane….The device attaches to the back of your bike frame and an illuminated bike lane appears instantly. Although the LightLane isn’t available to the public just yet, this product will give bikers the space they need on those all too many roads without bike lanes. I think a better use would be to sell advertising to bike messengers….two for one Domino’s Pizza delivers….

Via: UO

buckle up your wallet


Check out this wallet made from seatbelt straps created by Interrobang. Available here for only cost $32. Source

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