The new Fuji Instax Mini 90 flagship instant film camera brings us back to the days of the classic instant camera, while keeping it modern with updated features. The Mini 90 has a classic look, which hearkens back to the days of the analog shooter. Fuji likes to call it a ‘NEO CLASSIC’ camera as it rolls together both old and new advanced technology, such as bulb and double exposures. Party Mode allows both the subject and the background to be brightly illuminated, for an all encompassing shot in low light situations. The Mini 90 also features adjustable brightness and macro capabilities. Bulb exposure mode allows you to take shots with the shutter open for up to 10 seconds. Double exposure mode allows you to superimpose two shots over each other for a cool visual effect. Buy ($222)
3D printing is finally becoming a somewhat affordable way to create awesome things out of plastic. The CubeX from Cubify is one of the more advanced 3D printers on the market today. It has the capability to print in multiple colors at once, up to 18 colors of ABS or PLA plastics. The CubeX can print thousands of designs, available free with the device, or anything you can dream up and design with the 3D modeling software. Print designs as big as 10.8” x 10.45” x 9.5″. That’s larger than a basketball! Buy ($2,499)
The Easy-Macro, not to be confused with Kraft’s delicious Easy-Mac, is a great way to take very detailed close up photos on your smartphone. Simply wrap the band around your phone or table, line up the 4x magnification lens to your camera and you’ll be taking crisp macro photos in no time. The innovative design of basically a rubber band with a lens attached to it allows the Easy-Macro to fit almost any device while remaining small and easy to throw into a pocket or even a wallet when not in use. Check out some sample shots after the jump. Buy ($15) Continue reading Easy-Macro
Legos never go out of style. Ever. Especially when coupled with a franchise like Star Wars. Even more so when they have anything to do with robots/droids. They are probably one of the only toys on the market that a grown man can have fun with and not worry about being chastised for it. The limited production Lego R2-D2 is one of the best executed Star Wars/Lego tie-ins we’ve seen to date. It is part of the Ultimate Collector Series, and is a very hard to find piece. Features include a retractable third leg, a universal computer interface arm and circular saw, a realistic rotating head and a fact plaque with included R2-D2 minifigure. R2 Stands over a foot tall and is an excellent addition to your collection. Buy ($179) Continue reading Lego R2-D2
This Tuesday, September 24th Warner Brothers is releasing the Blu-Ray combo pack everyone has been waiting for: The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition. This incredible collection includes not only the three best Batman films ever produced, but a slew of other awesome extras and features. The extras include Mattel Hot Wheels models of the Bat, Batmobile, and Batpod. Continue reading The Dark Knight Trilogy Ultimate Collector’s Edition
The Qlocktwo W by Biegert&Funk flips the conventional watch concept on its head. Instead of a set of hands or a digital readout, the Qlocktwo W literally reads the time, in plain English. The stainless steel case measures 35 x 35 mm and contains a grid of 110 letters. When the button on the side is pressed, words that tell the time illuminate in random places. The Qlocktwo also shows the calendar date and even shows seconds. Available in 4 styles with a 24 mm leather strap. Buy ($770-880)
The Lockitron is one of the best wifi enabled smart door locks on the market right now. Currently available for preorder for $179, and shipping in the fall, Lockitron is a fully portable and transferable deadbolt automation system that replaces your standard house key with your cell phone. With it, you can grant family and friends access to your home without having to give up a spare key, and you can easily revoke access at a moments notice. Phones with bluetooth 4.0 can simply walk up to the door and the Lockitron will automatically unlock when in range, and lock when the phone is away from the door. It even has a knock sensor and will send you a message when someone knocks on your door. Preorder yours today! Continue reading Lockitron
The Nest has been around for a few years now, but is worth mentioning since recent incentives from utilities such as National Grid have made it more affordable. The nest is a brilliantly designed learning thermostat that programs itself through your normal day to day input. To set it up, all you have to do is answer a few basic questions and it is ready to go. The Nest has built in activity sensors that can tell whether or not you’re home, and adjust the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can monitor the Nest via a convenient and intuitive smartphone app. Over time the nest will develop efficient habits and help you to save money on heat and electric bills. The Nest is currently priced at $249, but National Grid customers can save $100 instantly in the Nest Store.