Today on Boing Boing Gadgets


Today on Boing Boing Gadgets we looked at this curved monitor prototype from Alienware, more shots of that scooter clad in old appliance parts, mittens for smokers, some sort of zit-cooking heat gadget, an awesome tank with MiG turbines that shoots water at fires, a tiny climate control unit from Herman Miller that is not a space heater, a nice folding electric scooter prototype, an attractive lamp made from cups, saucers, and spoons, the confusion between audio compression and data compression, Sony BMG's ricockulous plan to sell MP3s via physical gift card, Guinness' take on videogame world records, a ghastly overpriced bed so advanced you'll never have to leave, an update to the handy Solio solar charger, a system that turns your mattress into speakers, why I decided not to go to CES, a man making a vacuum tube by hand, and technologically keen wireless headphones from Sennheiser that are way expensive.

And one of our first round-ups of retro tech from our friends at Modern Mechanix, as well as a contest where you can win a $500 vacuum for sharing your suckiest gadget experience.