What a brilliant idea. Sony has just killed two birds with one stone, with the release of the SONY LED LIGHT BULB SPEAKER ($199). The speaker has the model number "LSPX-100E26J" and will be released in Japan on May 23rd. It takes an LED light bulb and combines it with a Bluetooth speaker. The whole kit screws into a standard light bulb socket. You can control the 360-lumen light with a smartphone app that can control the volume of the speaker and the brightness of the light. The sound is delivered by a 40mm, 2-watt, full-range speaker. It won't blow your socks off, but should be good enough for some nice background music. The Light Bulb Speaker also comes with a remote control just in case you don't have a phone near by. No details yet on when it will be released to the states.
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The evocatively titled Fifty Shades of Bacon ($11) is an erotic cookbook which delves into the full experience that only bacon can deliver. Well, it's not really erotic, but is rather a very tongue in cheek look at some of the greatest ever bacon recipes. You will find everything here from your basic bacon bits to bacon au gratin, alfredo and even bacon ice cream. If you are into the delicious slices of pork we know as bacon, or simply want an interesting conversation starter, or looking for that special gift for your favorite meat eater, this book if for you. This softcover book has 62 pages packed with 50 recipes.
The Madri architecture firm, Abaton, has created a mobile dwelling that can be placed almost anywhere. Imagine being able to change your scenery on a whim taking your views form the country to a lake to a vacant lot in an urban setting. The APH80 Portable Home ($44k-$59k) makes this all possible. It comes in two options; the first has a bedroom, a living/kitchen area, and a bath, while the second comes with a bedroom and living area. Each model is approximately 300 square feet and is perfect for 2 people.Additional features include grey cement wood board exterior, a solid timber structure, and Spanish Fir interior panels. Most of the materials are recycled and meet sustainability requirements. What's amazing is that you can have your very own home that'll put your standard double wide to shame in just 8 weeks. Check out additional pics after the break.[gallery type="slideshow" ids="9219,9220,9218,9217,9216"]
The Kano Simplified Computer Kit ($100) is taking the legendary Raspberry Pi to the next level. The Kit is a computer and coding platform for all ages anywhere in the world. It allows anyone to learn to code on an affordable computer that you make yourself. The kits includes a Raspberry Pi Model B, custom case, keyboard, an 8GB SD card with Kano OS and Levels, and much more.
One of the most difficult parts of 3D printing is the learning curve associated with the software. The 3Doodler ($75+) removes that hurtle so anyone can build cool 3D models. The 3Doodler is the first and only 3D printing pen currently available. It uses the same ABS plastic spools used by other 3D printers and requires no software or computers. All you have to do is plug it in, let it heat up for a few minutes and start drawing. Check out the [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=DQWyhezIze4 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the 3Doodler in action.