Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gadget Geek Galore: Batmobile and Casio Watches

After so much controversies and gadget leakages, we're bringing back the 'ol fun in this blog. This post will be about some gadgets that not everybody will be able to afford, but will definitely want.

Batmobile Replica!

Batman has always been considered as one of the more iconic comic characters of all time and it's no surprise that his gadgets and technology attract a lot of tech freaks. However, no one's been able to replicate the classic Batmobile from his Burton movies until now. Presenting the Batmobile ... in Stokholm, Sweden!

  • Cost: over $1 million.
  • Time: 3.5 years, 20,000 hours of painstaking work to convert a ‘73 Lincoln Continental.
  • Contents: DVD, voice recognition, height adjustment, reversing cameras….
  • Pleasure: Incalculable, as people gather around to oggle outside IKEA.

All I can say is wow!

Casio Cubic Puzzle Digital Watch

The watch was once an integral gadget that one should have, nowadays mobile phones seems to have taken that spot. There's been a small resurgence lately with watchphones, but it hasn't really really taken off as expected. Will they die off like the rotary telephones or will their designers fashion a new one that will attract the watchless crowds? Maybe Casio, one of the premier digital watchmakers, will do it?

One of Casio's slimmest time pieces to date, the "Poptone Cubic Puzzle Watch" has a long case with a custom designed LCD display and buttons arranged at the bottom in a Tetris-like layout.
  • Maximum wrist size: 190 mm (approx.)
  • Case Dimensions: 29 mm x 52 mm x 17 mm
  • Weight: 25 grams
  • Water resistance: 5ATM
  • Japanese and English instructions
  • One year manufacturers warranty
  • Stopwatch (1/100 seconds)
  • Alarm
  • Date mode
  • 12/24 hour time
  • Backlight
It looks funky and cool, my only problem is the $89.56 pre-order price. It's way too expensive for a digital watch that can be replaced easily by any low-end mobile phone. I hope they change their minds before they release this.

Batmobile Source
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Casio Cubic Puzzle Picture Source

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