Category Archives: Gadgets

BMW i3 and BMW i8 Concepts





BMW has just unveiled the new BMW i electric cars series vehicles, i3 and i8.”SUV-like BMW i3 with rear-wheel-drive (originally called the MegaCity) carved from aluminum and carbon-fiber reinforced plastics. It has room for eight passengers (four up front and four in the back) and a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. It’s capable of 170 horsepower, tops out at 93 MPH and can go from 0-60 in less than eight seconds. “Unlike the standard i3, the BMW i8 will be a plug-in hybrid, the hybrid car with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that powers the rear wheels and a electric motor that powers the front, 0-60 mph is claimed to under five seconds. No word on when they will be production…

Via likecool.com, dvice, autoblog

Pen

The design is minimal, the construction is super solid, and indestructible to protect and cherish these coveted ink cartridges. The entire piece is milled and turned from a block of 304 stainless steel. The pen slides slowly into its sleeve, which doubles as a ruler. Designed by CW&T.

Broken Chair Hangers

These clothes hangers make from bro­ken chair back, created by designer Antonello Fusè from REsign. By fixing a metal hook into broken chair back which was cut off at various points, transforming it into a coat hanger. Giving a second life to old chair that going to throw away. Cool idea.

[likecool.com] [Via designboom]

C3PO Would Be Proud

This is an Atari 2600 with 24k gold plating. The casemod was made by Urchin Associates, as part of a project called “Gold Mine, All Mine”.
The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. “