OK, I think The Floating Seahorse ($1.7M) is all I need. Officially launched at the Dubai International Boat Show, it's basically a floating villa. They are planning to build 42 of them located just offshore from St. Petersburg and Main Europe Island. Each will have its own plot and are just a short boat ride from Dubai. 35 have already been sold.Each Floating Seahorse will have three levels, one of which is underwater, another at sea level, and an upper deck. Rather than putting the master bed and bath on the upper deck as you would expect, they are completely submerged underwater with breathtaking views of the surrounding coral reef and marine life.You will also have awesome views at sea level with floor to ceiling windows, a complete kitchen, dining area, open plan livingroom, and a sun deck. But lets not forget the upper deck, which contains a smaller kitchenette, glass bottom jacuzzi, external shower, a second informal bed, mini bar, and area for impromptu dinners.Like I said at the beginning, I want one. But I'm pretty sure when they announce the price tag it'll be just a tad out of my range.
The major problem with 3D printers is the creation of the 3D model. The software used to do this can be complicated for beginners. The Makerbot Digitizer ($1400) makes creating 3D models simple enough even for those new to 3D printer. With a couple of clicks the Makerbot will create a 3D model that is ready to print. No 3D design skills are needed and you can use the design files with the 3D printer of your choice. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=9GfnKKczec0 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] for more details.
If you've ever wanted to turn your laptop screen into a touch screen, your prayers have been answered. The Neonode AirBar turns any laptop into a touchscreen ($49). AirBar projects an invisible light field on the surface of your display allowing you to touch the screen and interact with Windows 8 or 10 gestures. This kind of tech is perfect for designers, teachers, and pretty much anyone who gives presentations. AirBar is available for pre-order at the moment. They say that a PC version is coming soon, and if you have a Mac, you're out luck. There's limited functionality for OS X, but no official support.
The Tusa Evo Sea Scooter ($2900) allows you to completely free your hands and soar through the water like you were flying. Getting started is real simple. When you're in the water just grab the handle and slide the scooter between your legs. Turn on the main switch and pull on the throttle to get moving. The lead battery will get your about 80 minutes of dive time and will produce a maximum speed of 2.6 mph. Additional features include a new LED battery life indicator, 3 speed variable pitch propeller, and a depth rating of 230ft. Unite includes battery and charger.
Sony is kicking its Walkman line up a notch with the soon to be released 3-in-1 Walkman WH Series Headpohones ($TBA). The headphones feature a built-in mp3 player (16GB for the top of the line NWZ-WH505's and 4GB for the NWZ-WH303's), and they can be flipped around and turned into xLound loudspeakers that feature Sony's Virtualphone surround sound. Fully charged the 505's will provide 30 hours of playback and the 303's will provide 20 hours. The headphones will be compatible with mac and pc devices via the provided cable. We'll update this post when we have more information on pricing and availability.
Last year TOPs ran an employee contest to see who could design the best hatchet, tomahawk or ax. The winner was Lorenzo Espinoza and his creation was the TOPS Grandpa's Ax ($160). The Grandpa's Ax is the perfect combination of size, weight, and chopping capability. It's a small hatchet, weighing under 1.5 pounds, allowing it to be carried over long distances. If you're a backpacker or a camper headed out for the weekend, this would be a perfect addition to your pack.