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MOVA globes – Solar powered self-spinning globes

on Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Globes by themselves are both educational and cool, but MOVA globes take the cool factor to all new heights. These globes have a rotating inner sphere with graphics that is contained within a clear acrylic outer shell. The thin space between the inner globe and outer shell is filled with a clear fluid that buoyantly supports Read More…

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Hang 66 robots, cyborgs, and other synthetic beings on your office wall

on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

If you’re a fan of robots (like our own Gadgeteer, Julie), you will probably want to find a place on your walls for this artwork by Scott Park.  Synthespians has a total of 66 of TV’s and movie’s most famous robots and synthetic beings.  You’ll find Lt. Commander Data and WALL-E, Robocop and the Gunslinger Read More…

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Dale Mathis 3D Metal Mechanized Playing Cards are insanely cool

on Friday, November 1st, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Geek Toys, News

My heart skipped a couple beats when I first saw the 3D Metal Mechanized Playing Cards from artist Dale Mathis. I absolutely love gears and Steampunk style art, so I was very interested in learning more about Dale’s Kickstarter project. First of all, the Tuck Box (the box that holds the playing cards) is the Read More…

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3D Lake Maps show the topography of your favorite US or Canadian lake

on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

3D Lake Maps from Lakehouse Lifestyle are a very cool way to add unique artwork to the walls of your cabin or lakehouse. The maps use nautical charts along with laser cut wood slices to create a 3D “sculpture” that replicates shorelines, depths, bottom contours, streets and landmarks. The 3D Lake Maps are not limited Read More…

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Ten One Design Pogo Connect Bluetooth 4.0 stylus review

on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

If you enjoy drawing, doodling and even writing with a stylus on your iPad, you will be interested in learning more about the Pogo Connect Bluetooth 4.0 stylus from Ten One Design. The Pogo Connect is a capacitive stylus with super powers. When used with a certain selection of drawing and note taking apps, line Read More…

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Pixuru smartphone app and digital printing service review

on Monday, July 1st, 2013

Pixuru (Pix-sue-roo) is an iOS and Android app that allows you to easily turn your snapshots from Facebook, Instagram and your phone’s image gallery into real canvas, wood, metal or framed prints. They offered to let me try out their app and print service, so let’s check out the results.

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You’ve heard of zen gardening, but how about zen drawing?

on Monday, June 17th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Buddha Board is a specially designed art board that you paint on with an included brush and water. That’s right, you don’t use paint or ink… just water. The zen aspect is that as the water evaporates your image will completely disappear. This is supposed to teach you to live in the now. Draw/write Read More…

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Your child is an animator with the SquiggleFish app for iPad

on Monday, May 6th, 2013

The SquiggleFish iPad app combines drawing on paper and iPad apps to entertain your child.  Your child draws and colors a fish on a piece of plain paper, then uses the iPad’s camera to scan it in to the SquiggleFish app.  The app then animates the fish, making it seem to come to life.  It’s Read More…

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Photo-Canvas photo canvas print review

on Saturday, April 6th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I don’t consider myself a true photographer, but I love taking pictures and every so often I manage to snap one that I’m really proud of… like the one above, which I captured last year on a vacation to Lake Michigan. When London based Photo-Canvas.com asked if I would be interested in reviewing their photo Read More…

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City Prints maps fantasy worlds and tech landscapes

on Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Gear, News

City Prints is a map company that produces artful maps of a variety of venues – home towns, states, college campuses, stadiums, and more.  They expanded their line to include the Pop Culture series (maps of video game, comics, and TV and movie locations) and Computer schematics diagram prints.  The image shows maps for Resident Read More…

Samsung GALAXY Note II – Perfect artist’s tool

on Friday, March 15th, 2013
Posted in: Android related, News

Three Australian illustrators were invited to create an exclusive piece of art using only the Samsung GALAXY Note II. Meet Andrew Millist and discover a stunning, digitally painted world of robots, turtles and pure happiness. Video sponsored by Samsung.

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npw Build Your Own Kaleidoscope Kit review

on Monday, January 28th, 2013

Some of my favorite childhood toys include a Spirograph set and a kaleidoscope. I’m still fascinated by geometric art and actually ordered a couple modern Spirograph type sets for myself this past Christmas. I always thought it would be really cool to make my own kaleidoscope, so when I was asked by the UK based Read More…

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Transform Your Photos into Aluminum Art with Aluminyze

on Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

A lot of families like to give photos of their children to the grandparents as holiday gifts, and Aluminyze  has a unique photo product that is the perfect gift.  Instead of paper, Aluminyze infuses your images on a thin, solid sheet of aluminum.  Vibrant colors make your photo come alive, and the aluminum means your Read More…

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Let R2D2 Bring a Touch of Class to Your Decor

on Thursday, October 4th, 2012

So you’re a big Star Wars fan, but your spouse won’t let you decorate the living room with your old movie posters.  What’s a fan to do?  Well, you could buy a piece by Tommervik to hang on your walls!  Fine Art America is offering Tommervik’s R2D2 as an art print, a canvas print, framed print, or Read More…

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iPhoneography and the Mobile Art Movement

on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Regulars here at The Gadgeteer know that I tend to blather on and on about how much I love the camera built into the iPhone 4S. It’s one of the main reasons why I continue to flutter back to the iPhone after taking brief vacations using other handsets. I guess I’m in good company because Read More…

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Nathan Sawaya – LEGO Brick Artist

on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I know lots of us Gadgeteers love stuff like creating and building things with LEGO.  Well Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who’s taken things to another level. He builds with LEGO for a career As a full-time freelance artist Nathan accepts commissions to design and build custom creations. His work has graced photoshoots, conferences Read More…

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Ten One Design Announces new Pogo Sketch Pro Stylus

on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Do you enjoy making art with your iPad or Android tablet? If so, you probably prefer using a stylus instead of your finger when drawing. There are quite a few capacitive styli on the market, and now there’s another. Ten One Design, the company that has brought us the Pogo Stylus has just announced the Read More…

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Lefty Artists Rejoice – SmudgeGuard

on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

How many lefties do we have in the audience? Me too Don’t you just hate it when you’re drawing and writing and get ink on the side of your hand? There’s a product to solve that problem. The SmudgeGuard is a nylon glove that protect the outer edge of your hand/pinkie finger, while leaving the Read More…

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Canvas on Demand Photos on Canvas Review

on Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Instead of choosing pre-framed artwork for the walls in your home or office, how about using some of your own pictures for a custom touch. Canvas on Demand gives you a wide variety of choices as far as frame styles and photo effects. They offered me a coupon to try their service. Let’s see the Read More…

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Artist’s Touch App for iPad

on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Artamata has introduced their Artist’s Touch app for iPad.  With this app, you apply paper, canvas, or other textures to a photograph.  You then add color that looks like brush strokes, charcoal, watercolor, pencil, or other effects.  You don’t have to be an artist to produce a work of art with Artist’s Touch.  The app is Read More…

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The Ultimate Self-Portrait: DNA Portrait from ThinkGeek

on Monday, May 10th, 2010
Posted in: News

Here’s an unusual use for your DNA – artwork for your home.  The kit from ThinkGeek requires a cheek swab for DNA collection.   You send the swab in to the lab, where your DNA is processed into one of those electrophoresis spreads so familiar from those forensics shows.  The spread is photographed and colorized in Read More…

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Not a gadget, but still neat

on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Yes, I know these aren’t gadgets, but I still can’t help but like them. Can you guess what they are without checking the answer after the jump? Here’s a hint… Look at the word written below them. Give up?