Microsoft replaces its Surface Book with a new design that combines the best of tablets and laptops. Rather than a removable display, its touchscreen pulls forward over the keyboard in studio mode. It packs an 11th-gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU with an Intel Iris Xe or Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU and a […]
Haxson’s unique household appliance goes beyond ordinary fans, embedding many useful features into its sleek, modern housing. In addition to cooling, it can produce heat, purify the air, and works as a clock, Bluetooth speaker, Alexa device, and light. Its design allows it to be mounted horizontally or vertically.
Protect yourself and your car with this bargain-priced windshield camera. It shoots crisp 1080p footage, triggering when it detects motion. It has a wide 140º viewing angle, and can continuously record on a loop. In the event of a collision, it automatically locks the current recording.
Developed by TinyCircuits, the Thumby is basically the world’s smallest Game Boy. It measures just 1.2″ x 0.7″ x 0.3″, and packs a Raspberry Pi RP2040 processor and a tiny 72×40 OLED screen. The system comes pre-loaded with five retro games, and players can upload their own custom games. Launches on Kickstarter 9.28.2021 for $19.
Improve your mobile gaming accuracy with Razer’s fingertip sleeves. They’re designed to improve aim and control while keeping fingers dry and cool. They’re made from stretchy nylon and spandex, woven with conductive silver fiber to ensure contact with capacitive touchscreens.
Teamwolf’s real stainless steel keycaps give your keyboard a slick and modern look while increasing the durability of its most-used keys. The set includes all 26 letters of the English alphabet, with laser-cut characters to allow backlighting to shine through. Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones.
LEGO machine master Akiyuki shows some fascinating and unusual mechanisms. The designs were inspired by a “mangle rack,” which converts circular motion into rectilinear motion by moving a gear along the outside of a set of pins. He uses the method to smoothly move shapes around a track and to create a clock display.
Apple’s iPhone 13 has dropped. Before you drop that fragile $1000 phone put it in a protective case that means business. Pelican’s clear, four-layer Voyager case is tested to military standards to protect against impact, dust, shocks, and 18-foot drops. Comes with a swivel-clipped holster that converts to a kickstand.
Marshall applies their signature style and audio expertise to a pair of true wireless headphones. They pack custom-tuned drivers for clean and crisp sound and intuitive touch-based controls. They run for 5 hours per charge and up to 25 hours of recharges with the included charging case.
Rather than go with an off-the-shelf synthesizer, Edward Black Rose built his own from scrap wood. Its wooden keys make strings vibrate between a laser and a photocell, then send that signal to a software synthesizer. It’s not ideal for creating polyphonic sounds, but it’s a clever design nonetheless.
The 2021 GoPro model has the most powerful processor yet, a GP2 chip that can shoot 5.3K video at 60fps, 4K at 120fps, and 2.7K at 240fps (8x slow-mo). HyperSmooth 4.0 ensures stable video in all modes, and it can shoot 23 megapixel still images too. A removable lens cover beads water and reduces unwanted […]
Marshall’s mid-size wireless speaker kicks out extraordinary sound, and looks great doing it. It packs two 15W and one 50W Class D amplifier wrapped up in a wooden cabinet with Marshall’s iconic styling. Save 10% with coupon code MARSHALL10 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.
Numeric displays typically have seven segments. Artist and engineer Chris Combs linked together 288 four-digit displays for a total 7200 segments once you factor in the colons. It can be programmed to show large digits or other moving images. It’s on display at VisArts’ Concourse Gallery in Rockville, MD through 10.17.21.
LG giant DVLED screens have millions of individual self-illuminating LEDs for vibrant, high-contrast images. The screens will come in 2K, 4K, and 8K resolutions in sizes from 108″ to 325″ diagonal, and both 16:9 and ultrawide 32:9 configurations. The high-end displays are available only via custom installers.
Artist Love Hultén is a genius at designing and building retro-modernist technology. His EC1 is a custom analog synthesizer and beat making machine that folds up briefcase style when not in use. Someday, we hope to commission Love to build us something for The Awesomer HQ.
The TAU battery pack is small enough to fit on your keychain or hang from your belt loop. It packs a 1400 mAh battery and has integrated USB-C, Micro-USB, and Lightning connectors, so you can charge any phone without carrying around a cable. It comes with a charging dock that can sit on a desk […]
This bit of geeky fun comes courtesy of builder JohnO3, who created a machine which works like a giant dot-matrix printer. Except in this case, it deposits colorful and tangy Skittles to create its prints instead of droplets of ink. He provided the full build details on Instructables, should you want to build your own […]
Maker Ivan Miranda lives in a beautiful place in Spain. But he hates when it rains there, and he doesn’t like carrying an umbrella. So he set about the task of engineering a motorized helmet that uses a powerful motor and a turbine to blow the rain away from his body.
These may look like ordinary sunglasses, but their temples pack tiny speakers, a battery, and a microphone, so they double as headphones. They feature polarized lenses with UVA/UVB protection and offer up to 5 hours of talk and music time via a Bluetooth wireless connection.
A young engineer named Burke McGabe got it in his head to build something totally unnecessary but nonetheless entertaining. What looks like an ordinary wall clock is designed to automatically fall off the wall any time he looks at it to check the time. It’s seen better days after all of its crashes.