Boing Boing Gadgets: Are A Fun Time


Ooh, we’ve not done this for a bit, so here’s a list of some of the best stuff from our chums over at Boing Boing Gadgets.

One day every RPS reader will have one of these mad pod things. “Ovei pods cost £50,000 and contain a “personal multimedia experience,” supposedly enhanced by their egg-shaped chassis. Complete isolation, brown-note bass, the self-righting luxury of rolling around while you do whatever you need complete isolation to do … what? I’m a paragraph in and am already completely confused.”

LEGO the-flying-car-from-Bladerunner. Which confirms my suspicion that someone, somewhere, is compiling a Lego collection of all the designs of science fiction, ever. One day this museum will be opened, and it will be the greatest thing we have ever known.

Incredible not-quite-mono-cycle design. “Marrying a top-mounted seat with a traditional monocycle would quickly lead to a glistening smear of spinal fluid trailing slug-like down the freeway, but the NOAH is not a real monocycle — it has two closely mounted wheels, which act as stabilizers in turns. Speed, braking and turning is controlled Segway-style through pitching, leaning and shifting.”

The worst thing about this invention is that I actually need one.

Sexy Star Wars Stormtrooper footwear. Mr Brownlee admits: “I’m not the only one who has nuzzled a passionate fantasy of PVC Death Star fumblings with a sexy female stormtrooper in both my brain and nethers ever since my pre-pubertal sexuality was awakened while watching the The Empire Strikes Back…” It’s comforting, that internet.

Lego For Adults. LEGO Uzi 9mm. What? (Americans call them Legos, you know.) Will the Legos never stop?

Handcranked greetings cards. For our steampunk retro-future greetings?

Also they’ve been at the Diablo II on Battlenet, and point out that it can be procured digitally here.

5 Comments

  1. Frans Coehoorn says:

    O no. The sexy Star Wars footwear link isn’t working and it’s all my fault so it seems.

    (Fix the link please. ;))

  2. roskelld says:

    Crazy the way it’s more expensive to download Diablo II than it is to get a hard copy of it (£9.99 x 2 instead of £18.99 for both).

  3. Fat Zombie says:

    Or £10 for D2 & the expansion (and another game), at GAME.

    Also, that semi-automatic Lego crossbow/gun was awesome. I need me that book.

  4. inle says:

    “Which confirms my suspicion that someone, somewhere, is compiling a Lego collection of all the designs of science fiction, ever.”

    It’s called Brickshelf.com.

    Enter your search terms and kiss your day goodbye.

    (Personal recommend: look up “Star Control 2” and “Nebuchadnezzar”.)