Morgan Bornstein

Lightsaber Duel, USB Style

ThinkGeek has been steadily importing Star Wars ephemera from across the pond for quite some time, making available goods that would never have previously seen the light of day stateside.  And honestly, how did we live for so long before without our lightsaber chopsticks?  Their latest offering is in the form of  lightsaber-shaped USB drives, and …

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USB Beverage Chiller/Warmer Review

I am a sucker for anything that functions via USB.  Funky shaped flash drives, licensed character hubs that recite theme songs and quotes, and little creatures that perform random repetitive actions have all found their way to my desk at one time or another.  When a USB-based beverage warmer and cooler from Convenient Gadgets & Gifts …

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Kodak Slice, Digital Camera with Facial Recognition and Touch screen

Another CES unveiling:  Kodak will have a new entry to their consumer-grade digital camera line–Slice, available in April 2010.  The 14MP camera will feature a widescreen 3.5″ color touch screen and built-in facial recognition software in order to instantly tag and search for your friends from your customized database.  Up to 20 unique faces can …

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It’s a Little Pitchy, Dawg–Karaoke Game

Just in time for the kick off of the ninth season of American Idol, there is the lengthily named The Only Scoring Karaoke Game to tell you just how pitchy your rendition of “Hey Jude” really is.  Featuring a wireless microphone with an adapter that plugs directly into your television, this karaoke game measures your pitch …

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Trip Glasses Review

At first glance Cornfield Electronics’ Trip Glasses look like a throwback to the X-Ray specs offered in the back pages of comic books.  Despite cartoons showcasing the lascivious properties of the specs, they didn’t actually do anything, whereas Trip Glasses purport to bring the user on a crazy head trip.  It’s not called a “brain machine” just …

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The Disneyland of Fish Tanks

For people who are confused as to whether they have a hamster or a goldfish, the aptly named online retailer Opulent Items has constructed the Labyrinth Fishtank to help address this growing problem.  They’ve designed a  community of six tanks connected by tunnels for fish to swim through.  Honestly I really can’t imagine my little Betta being …

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The “Kindle Killer” is here – Barnes & Noble’s Nook

Today Barnes & Noble finally unveiled their foray into the eReader world that Sony and Amazon have thus far been dominating with the Nook.  At first glance, it looks suspiciously similar to a Kindle and does have many of the same features–instant ebook downloads, $9.99 best sellers,  E ink display, in text dictionary, and wireless …

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Be in the movies with Yoostar

Think you would make a better Sarah Connor?  Or maybe you see yourself as a natural addition to Mad Men or Sesame Street?  With the Yoostar system, it’s possible to insert yourself as a character from one of your favorite movies and then share your scene-chewing with others.    Think of it as Rock Band …

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SUMO Camo Laptop/Netbook Sleeve Review

I had been looking for a laptop sleeve for awhile to replace my large, clunky leather briefcase. Between going back and forth to work and weekend trips, I wanted to ditch the extra bag and just toss my computer in my backpack without worrying about it being bumped, scratched, or damaged.  I’ve been using the …

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Kindle of the Kitchen? The Demy

I admit it– I have a recipe problem.  There are rows and rows of cookbooks lining my bookshelves, binders filled with recipe print outs, and piles of Gourmet and Martha Stewart back issues splattered with ingredients from the meals I have concocted.  The Demy purports to change the lives of the unorganized like myself.  Demy …

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Huru Humi Heidi and Friends

First of all– whoa— these are some horrifying  looking little  monsters toys.  The Huru Humi clan feature digital faces, a speaker built into the chest, and since they are marketed towards girls they of course must have interchangeable bodies/clothing and hair.  In a functionality they seem part tamagotchi and part neopet- you talk to them …

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