Tag Archives | Personality

TDK’s Sound Cube Makes Music Beautiful

TDK Sound Cube

TDK calls their Sound Cube “a movable and sharable centerpiece for out-loud expressions of personality”, and I’d say that’s a pretty good description for something that looks as good, if not better, than it sounds.

With sound ports on each of its four sides, the Sound Cube delivers 360 degrees of sound, and with a tailored handle and lightweight, solid frame, it’s designed to go where the party goes.

The included USB port charges your iPod or iPhone while playing, or you can use the auxiliary audio jack for connecting just about any source that needs a bit of extra audio oomph.

[TDK – Sound Cube]

…It’s Things Thursday: DigiDudes?

DigiDudes

DigiDudes are “funky, portable camera tripod and keychains with attitude”.

To use, simply screw off the dude’s head and pull out the retractable legs. The keychain allows you to attach the dude to your camera bag or backpack, making it the perfect on-the-go camera mount for when you just need something that’s a little more stable.

The five dudes are Pinky Scorsese, Snot Buster, 1iChomp, BoltBot, and G-bling-Money-Son, and each comes with its own personality and attitude.

[Quirky – DigiDudes]

…The Bridge and The King of Kong are fantastic documentaries?

I watched two fantastic (and fantastically different) documentaries this weekend, so I’ve decided to make this post a hybrid review of both.

The BridgeFirst, there was The Bridge, a morbid (and controversial) yet fascinating look at those that decide to end their lives by jumping off of the Golden Gate Bridge.

For a year, director Eric Steel aimed his cameras at the majestic and iconic bridge, capturing nearly two-dozen suicides and an equally high number of prevented or failed attempts. Switching between long, beautiful shots of the bridge and close, almost biographical shots of those teetering on the edge of life, it juxtaposes the two sides of the bridge perfectly, and you find yourself engulfed by a landmark with a personality all its own.

The Bridge also features interviews with the friends, family, and loved ones of each jumper, and attempts to explain the story and the history of those featured. You slowly begin to understand a little bit of what each person was going through, and you can see their affect on those around them.

And then they jump.

If the thought of watching someone end his or her life in front of an unknown eye disturbs you, then this film is definitely not for you; but if you’re interested in trying to understand what someone goes through at the lowest of lows, then I can’t think of a better way to do it.

King Of Kong: A Fistful Of QuartersSecond, there was King of King: A Fistful of Quarters, a humorous and touching look at those that have decided to dedicate a part of their lives to becoming the best in the world at their classic video game of choice.

The two “stars” are the perfect poster children for a hobby that only a select few find excitement in. Steve Wiebe, the family man who sits in his garage and games away while his family stands by and supports his quest, goes against Billy Mitchell, the long haired hot sauce salesman who has held the title for over twenty years, yet struggles to live up to the crown that he has placed upon his own head.

Though a film about video game records doesn’t exactly sound like an attention grabber, this film manages to capture the heart and soul of each gamer through interviews and over the shoulders in a way that draws you in and makes you a part of the action. You feel for the two men and their quest (along with the handful of supporting characters), and you begin to understand how these games can become a symbol of something more than just the record.

[The Bridge]

[King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters]

[Rotten Tomatoes – The Bridge]

[Rotten Tomatoes – King Of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters]

…The Internet is having a party?

The Internet Party

Cracked’s Internet Party is a fantastic spoof of what would happen if you took various website personalities and put them in a room together.

Digg it, sell it, and poke it, because this party’s going to be crazy.

[Cracked – The Internet Party]

…Stuffed BigGame Trophies would look great on your walls?

BigGame Trophies

If you’re putting together an African safari themed room, and you want the look of walls adorned with big game heads, but you don’t want to actually kill and mount each animal, then check out BigGame Trophies, a company that specializes in large, life-like animal puppets that hang on the wall.

These handcrafted stuffed animal heads are strong and durable, and definitely give your room a unique bit of personality.

[BigGame Tropies]

[Via: Neatorama]