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Elements Atomic Projection Alarm Clock with Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2009

Elements Atomic Projection Alarm Clock with Indoor/Outdoor ThermometerHere’s yet another time and temperature device. By now you would think that everyone has this info at their fingertips, but I guess not. The Elements Atomic Projection Alarm Clock with Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer is just what it sounds like.

From Oregon Scientific, this clock will automatically set itself to your location within the US, even making adjustments for Daylight Savings Time without you having to do anything. It also sports a projection feature for night time clock reading fun. It will project details like time, weather and alarm on nearly any surface.

First look at Pixel Qi’s outdoor readable screens

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on May 28th, 2009

First look at Pixel Qi’s outdoor readable screensPixel Qi is showing off its latest line of displays that are more energy efficient compared to your standard LCD display. The screens will feature two modes: A backlit mode with full color saturation and an ePaper mode that will not use the backlight in order to use less energy.

The ePaper mode also makes the display easier to read when in bright sunlight compared to most displays. The image above is of a Pixel Qi display modified to for an Acer Aspire One in ePaper mode, chillin in the sun.

LG announces new 14.1-inch LCD for outdoor/indoor use

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2008

LG announces new 14.1-inch LCD for outdoor/indoor useThe one problem with working on a laptop outdoors is that the screen does not adapt to the natural light, which takes the portable out of the whole portability thing. Well, LG has rolled out a new 14.1″ LCD monitor for use both indoors and in outdoor environments, bringing adaptive backlight displays to a new level.

LG’s latest offering will give you optimum screen visibility under virtually any condition, since you can switch from Transmissive mode to Reflective on-the-fly. LG claims that the innovative display will also help prolong your notebooks’ battery life, although that remains to be seen.

Outdoor grill unfolds, looks at home on Tatooine

Posted in Grilling by Conner Flynn on December 3rd, 2008

Elite outdoor grill unfolds, looks at home on TatooineCheck this awesome grill out. If you liked the iQue grill, you’ll like this one. Hampton Grills has pulled out all the stops with this grill that resembles a moisture evaporator on the planet Tatooine. It unfolds into three separate grilling stations, each with their own individual temperature controls.

You can do it all with this one whether you grill, steam, smoke or grill, rotisserie, stir fri etc. It all can be done on this one grill. The whole unit folds up at the push of a button, which is pretty damn spiffy. The grill also features nearly 1200 square inches of primary cooking space on three independent grill stations. It will cost you though. The Hampton Grill is priced at $4,000.

Hive outdoor audio system

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on August 20th, 2008

Hive outdoor audio systemThis simple and rugged speaker known as the Hive Audio System looks like it’s popping out of the ground and doing a bad Darth Vader impersonation. The Hive was specially designed for outdoor environments and comes with a sound tube that prevents the elements from damaging its precious innards, while amplifying sound.

The base gives it added stability, and since it’s wireless, the speaker can be linked to other units to form a “hive”. You know, these guys pride themselves on being the Borg of sound. Cool as the idea is, it’s just a concept. No word on when it may become something more.

Solar-powered Wii station for outdoor play

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2008

Solar-powered Wii station for outdoor play
It’s a beautiful summer day. You want nothing more then to play your Wii and enjoy the outdoors. But you can’t do both. Or can you? Now you can, thanks to this solar powered Wii station.

Whether it’s some exercise with Wii fit or a kick-ass round of Mario Kart, you’ll be having fun in the sun. It’s basically little more then a wooden case that houses the Wii, a high definition display, a solar power panel, and a battery, so I’m sure it’s entirely worth the $1,431 build cost.

Intelli Cool: Outdoor air conditioning

Posted in Outdoors by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2008

Intelli Cool: Outdoor air conditioning
Close the door, you’re letting the cool air out. It used to be a bad thing, when you heard a parent say that. But apparently, there are those who actually want to cool the outside with an air conditioner. The Intelli Cool is tauted as the first ever outside air conditioning unit that uses a special water evaporation technology. The fans attached to it cool the air in your nearby surroundings.

But the fun doesn’t end there. It also provides bright light so you can enjoy yourself on those not so sunny days. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of info otherwise. It seems fairly ridiculous to me and it looks…freakish.

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Rechargeable outdoor candles

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2008

Rechargeable outdoor candles
These somewhat realistic looking outdoor candles are made from silicone and use an LED light bulb to simulate the natural flickering effect of an actual flame.

There are actually a few benefits to using fake candles. They are safer, you won’t get that nasty smell when you blow them out, and you can still set a nice romantic mood while at the same time impressing her with tech. And who knows where that will lead. On a full charge the fake candles can last for about 12 hours. You can get a set of 4 with charger for $89.95.