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IKEA to sell consumer electronics in Europe
From DIY to DVR, IKEA have announced that they are to begin selling consumer electronics in their European stores. The Swedish brand will be selling TVs, wireless sound systems and Blu-ray CD/DVD players alongside their flat-pack furniture kits from June,…
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Best Gaming Chairs
Christmas morning arrives, you've unwrapped a brand spanking new copy of Modern Warfare 3 and are just settling down for a marathon session of Skyrim. But alas! With all the family around, the sofas are full, and the room is…
Top 10 Gaming Chairs for the super-geeky
Winter shadows loom, the nights are drawing in, Christmas is just around the corner and you've got a brand new copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops waiting to be fired up. Beer in one hand, can of Pringles in…
Eyeball clock makes you cross-eyed at 3:45pm
I want one. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells the time with a pair of constantly rotating eyeballs. The left eye represents hours, and the right one the minutes. At 12 hours or 60 minutes, the eyeballs look up, at 6 hours or 30 minutes they look down, and so on.
It’s just a concept design, sadly, but it’s still awesome. It couldn’t that hard to knock together yourself either, surely. Just take apart one of those clock kits and stick some big black circles to it, then mount it in a nice frame. I think I’ll have a word with CraftCrafty.
Mike Mak (via Technabob)
LED chairs – for the nu-rave regent
There’s no accounting for taste, is there? The fruit of designer Philippe Boulet’s loins, these Léon and Max chairs light up in different colours thanks to colour-changing LEDs within the seats.
Though given that it looks like they’re made out of solid plastic, I suspect comfort’s taking a back seat here. Would you buy these? No, not as a joke, for real? Let us know in the comments.
Collection LOUIS DIXMIL (via Technabob)
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Take on burglars… dark ages style
The world is on alert tonight after intelligence reports have suggested that the Vikings may be coming back and launching a new wave of attacks. Unlike the only partially successful invasion 1300 years ago, this time it looks as though the hoards may have a new trick up their sleeves. From the country that brought us IKEA comes a new high-concept bedside table that can transform in moments to a battle ready club and shield (some assembly required).
Spectral GB intros Catena home entertainment furniture range
Assuming you’ve still got some cash left after forking out on all that home cinema gear, consider installing it on Spectral’s latest furnishing masterpiece rather than plonking it on some home-assembly tat from MFI.
Spectral GB’s Catena cabinets offer maximum support for flat screen TVs on a pivoting T-mount, while all the other hi-fi components can be stored alongside. There’s plenty of room for DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, as well…
IFA 2008: Room-sized Speakers from Swan
In the above video Dan is awed by a set of *massive* speakers from Swan. One is the size of a wardrobe. You can only buy them as a set, and each one its own costs in the region of £20k, but they make poor Dan look like a dwarf. Imagine the volume you’d get out of those…
Sony intros BRAVIA Theatre integrated TV stand: RHT-G500
Sony has announced its new “Home theatre in a stand” system designed to be used with 32-40 inch BRAVIA TVs, though unlikely to self-destruct if you deign to put a different brand of flat screen telly on it.
It’s a 3:1 system, featuring centre, left, and right speakers and a subwoofer built in to the stand, and it used S-Force PRO Front Surround technology to offer virtual surround sound without the need for rear speakers and the near-obligatory trailing wires…