LED Coffee table!
Spending a lot of time with your friends at the popular lounges lately? Ever wondered if that effect could be brought to your own drawing room? The answer is here. Maybe something more than you expected! Here's an interactive LED coffee table that refuses to simply table your coffee it twinkles and sparkles, reacting to movement. The Wave uses 32 near-infrared sensors which observe the space above the table and any motion detected is mimicked with trails of light and color from 480 LEDs(Light Emitting Diodes).
A cat, for instance, would be followed by LEDs as it walked across the table. Once sitting, only its moving parts would be responded to, such as its tail. It's good that the table only uses 35 Watts of power when fully active, or else mesmerized guests would run your coffers absolutely dry. Each 62" long, 31" wide, and 18" high table is made to order and starts at around $2,500.
That's a whooping 175,000 Bangladeshi Takas!!!
The Decider Watch!
Hmm… new gadgets are taking over the world so why would a simple thing like tossing a coin be left behind? Let this cool $161(BDT 11270) watch from Mr. Jones Watches do the trick for you. The operation is simple. When you press the button for toss, it shows either a 'Yes' or 'No' with equal probability of either one. No more accusations of throwing the coin 'in a certain' manner for a biased result and going into conflict because of that! Price tag is on the higher side, but it is a good buy nevertheless.
Here's Sony's latest Camcorder, with ultra cool looks and the ability to upload videos to YouTube via mobile internet. It's basically a small camcorder that records to Sony's proprietary Memory Stick DUO format, shooting video at either QVGA (320 x 240) at 15 FPS or VGA (640 x 480) at 30 FPS. Not exactly HD, but it's meant to go online, so it doesn't really matter. It has special software with it that'll toss your videos onto YouTube without needing to go to the site at all, which is a nice touch. What's less nice is the price: $200 (BDT 14,000) for a pretty limited device. But considering the fact that Sony cameras always have a great quality, the price isn't really that high.
Compiled by Mahdin Mahboob
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