USB Hollywood Film Kit: Lights! Webcamera! Action!

I?m sure most have you have seen the film Cloverfield, the J.J. Abrams monster movie that was filmed in the style of a handheld movie camera. Contrary to what is depicted in the film, the camera used for shooting that film was a very fancy high-definition camera, not a Best Buy handheld.

I only bring this up because I have also had a great idea for a movie that is filmed in the style of a webcam. I don?t exactly have a plot just yet, but I noticed in my test filming of potential action that webcams produce shotty image quality.

This is why the USB Hollywood Film kit is pertinent to my future indie blockbuster. This kit comes with a webcam that looks like a real movie camera, and a separate spotlight for more lighting, which has the Hollywood-style flaps.

Both the camera and spotlight are mounted on flexible arms, and each require separate USB ports. The camera is compatible with Windows XP SP2, Vista, plus Mac OS 10.4.8 and up.

According to my source, the USB Hollywood Film kit is not available in the United States, and there is no word on price. There is also no word from J.J. Abrams on the status of my webcam movie, other than ?we?ll get back to you?.


The Electro Puff Lamp Dimmer

I have to say, sometimes people scare me, or in this case specifically some parents scare me. I keep waiting to listen to the news to hear about a child sent to school in a giant roll of bubble wrap. There are just some parents that see danger lurking around every corner even with the smallest of things. One thing I never ever even considered dangerous was a dimmer switch. I mean seriously, who finds a dimmer switch dangerous?! At first I prayed that the Electro Puff Lamp Dimmer was just a bizarre concept design, but no such luck.

Someone actually paid to have it manufactured and some crazy parents I’m sure are snatching them up. The switch works by you gently tapping it and it will change the light to a different level of brightness. The puff is made from recycled carpet fiber and conductive yarns. It also is stain-resistant and antimicrobial, which is good since this is meant for people with kids. It’s safe for ages 8 and up and you can pick it up at the MoMA Store for $35.

Source: OhGizmo

Handheld Aquarium from Sega Toys: Nemo would be proud

The Handheld Aquarium by Sega Toys could best be described as a Virtual Pet, which haven?t been popular since the early nineties. In fact, I think that is when Sega Toys peaked with their Sega Saturn.

The full color graphics are certainly better than anything the Tamigotchi had back in the day. In this case, the user gets to take care of a fish, or some other marine animal like a dolphin.

The underwater pet will grow, and there is an extra bonus as well, because the virtual pet?s space will somehow expand. I am assuming this is a virtual expansion, because there is a tiny screen on this handheld aquarium.

The user, or virtual pet owner, also has the option of playing three different mini games with their pet, and hopefully isn?t punished too hard if they fail in their responsibility. If you are wondering what I mean by that, just picture a little kid picking up their Handheld Aquarium only to find that their virtual aquatic friend is floating on his or her back. Yeah, that?s a pretty gruesome image, and the little tyke may never watch Finding Nemo again.

The Handheld Aquarium is available at the Japan Trend Shop for $59.


SanDisk Mobile Ultra memory cards

The leader in flash memory, SanDisk, has available their SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD, and Memory Stick Micro M2 flash mobile memory card, and these are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB making them the industries first premium storage cards for the mobile phone.
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Cute Butterfly Speakers iPod Dock with interchangeable faceplates

If you’re looking for an iPod dock that is a little more feminine, you’ll love these Butterfly Speakers. Although frankly, after staring at them for a few minutes I don’t see a single butterfly. I thought for a second maybe it was the overall shape, but even that is just curved nicely but not necessarily modeled after a butterfly. If anything this should be called Flower Speakers or something equally descriptive. Alright, they’re cute so I suppose I can let it slide that the product name doesn’t quite describe the product.

The cute speakers come with three interchangeable faceplates a blue, pink and green one. Which means if you aren’t quite in a pink mood you can switch to a slightly less obvious girl color. The dock comes from PBTeen, but even for those that aren’t teens I’m sure quite a few female adults would appreciate the look of these. The dock will work with either an iPod or and iPhone and of course other MP3 players can be hooked up to the speakers they just can’t sit in the dock. To pick one up it will cost you $99 and they will become available as of October 12th.

Source: Gizmodiva

Lotus Notes tool on Apple iPhone 3G

IBM said its producing its Lotus Notes tools which will be available for Apples iPhone, the Notes tool will include calendar applications as well as email. New York based IBM said iPhone users can access the latest version of the software using the Safari browser.
Since Apple launched a software developers kit allowing want-to-be and experienced […]