Category: Oddity

Ronnie O’Sullivan gets sucked into VR pool, bites the dirt

Ronnie O Sullivan VR pool

Ronnie O’Sullivan (a.k.a The Rocket) is a legend when it comes to playing the gentleman’s game. But he is having a hard time in virtual reality environment. Yes, the snooker champion recently tested a virtual reality pool game, but forgot that there was no table to lean on. Wearing a HTC Vive headset accompanied by the VR controllers, Ronnie had a hilarious moment on his American Hustle show which searches players from across the United States.
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Starry Sky Envelopes – Miniature planetarium for light polluted cities

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Are you always fascinated by the starry sky? Intrigued by what’s out there and how expansive the universe actually is? Then you’ve landed at the right place. This might sound strange, but for star gazers it is the perfect thing to get hold of. The Starry Sky Envelopes are developed keeping in mind urban areas where artificial lighting is so intense that seeing the stars is a bit of a rare event.
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Stay entertained in your afterlife with Internet Ready Coffin by MyRepublic

Internet ready coffin by Myrepublic

Most civilizations around the world believe in life after death, that’s why after someone deceases there are certain traditions to keep them happy in the afterlife. These rituals have been followed for ages, and the practice involves keeping the deceased’s most liked things close to the coffin. Well, New Zealand based fiber internet provider MyRepublic has designed a coffin keeping this fact on top of their list. They have kept in mind modern cravings like internet connectivity, gaming and quality sound to make a coffin that’ll always keep one entertained six feet under the ground.
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Please don’t drill hole in your iPhone 7 for headphone jack!

iPhone 7 drilling headphone jack

Ever since the iPhone 7 was revealed much has been said about its missing 3.5mm headphone jack. Some like the new upgrade, while others are constantly making us all believe that it is a bad move by Apple. That said, Apple iPhone 7 is another gizmo which is popular in the blogosphere and video streaming platforms. Be it good or sarcastic criticism. Interestingly, a video is going viral which shows how you can drill a hole in your iPhone 7 to reveal a hidden 3.5 mm headphone jack!
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Hyper-realistic Batman suit with 23 functional gadgets enters Guinness World Records

If you’re into all things Batman, you’re going to love this Batman suit created by special effects artist Julian Checkley. Styled after the ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ game, the hyper-realistic cosplay has earned Checkley a name in the Guinness World Records. To enter the record books, Checkley has embedded the suit with some 23 functional gadgets, each one making him more of a Batman when suited-up. Read More…

Pizza Hut will deliver in world’s first playable DJ pizza box

world’s first playable DJ pizza box

Printed electronics company Novalia has created one of a kind pizza delivery box for Pizza Hut. The box unlike other pizza boxes is made of standard cardboard but is fitted in with mixer, controllable buttons and touch-enabled decks to form the world’s first playable DJ pizza box. Yes, it’s functional. Gear up to receive your pizza in a DJ box that you can play once you’ve gulped down the pizza. Read More…

Kick Stick propels you at 30mph on a skateboard [video]

Modes of personal transportation are going crazier by the day. If you wanted a car alternative to beat the traffic on the way to work, folks at Rise Robotics have developed the Kick Stick – a bionic oar that can help you skateboard at the speed of a car. The Kick Stick is a battery-powered robotic stick with a wheel at the base. It has a 2.75-horsepower motor, just above the wheel, which helps propel the skateboard at mindboggling 30 miles per hour. Read More…

Vintage Works builds functional Speeder Bike motorcycle

Speeder bike motorcycle

We’ve seen our share of Star Wars memorabilia, here’s a new one chasing the dream. The Speeder Bike from Return of the Jedi. This one doesn’t fly through Endor, but better than any to ride on road (not sure if it will be street legal). Created by Vintage Works, the Speeder Bike motorcycle is more than a replica and if you want it, you may need to convince these guys at Vintage Works to build you one. Make sure you have the cash do buy it. Read More…

Smart umbrella connects to your phone, alerts if you forget it behind

Jonas smart umbrella

We’ve seen a few smart umbrellas in our time, it turns out, Jonas by Fantastik is by far the smartest of them. This smartphone controlled umbrella is priced at 10,778 yen (about US$105) and runs via an app. Jonas connects to a smartphone through an app over Bluetooth, and lets you receive an alert as and when you’ve left the umbrella behind. Additionally, the umbrella also vibrates in case you’ve left your phone unattended somewhere. Read More…

OvRcharge wireless charger levitates your smartphone in mid-air

OvRcharge levitating wireless charger

Wireless chargers have been around for quite some time now, and there’s nothing special when a new one rises over the horizon. But things are different when a wireless charger levitates you phone in the air. Now, that’s a cool wireless charger to own, don’t you think so? But, there is a downside to the OvRcharge wireless charger too. That being, it charges your phone very slowly while in levitating mode. If you are ready to bear with that hassle, you’ll have a cool looking phone that levitates in mid-air. And mind you, the base can even levitate a light-weight tablet.
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