Clean your car, stairs, and other hard-to-reach areas with the Eureka 71B Handheld Vacuum ($48). This 5.5 amp mini-vac features two motors — one for suction, one for the revolving brush — an onboard extending hose with crevice tool, a 20-foot cord which wraps for storage, and a Riser Visor cover that stays down for normal cleaning but flips up for vertical surfaces like stair fronts. It's the perfect complement to your full-size vacuum.
Designed by renowned design house RKS, the Neuma Hybrid Tattoo Machine ($400) might be the first to look as good as the body art it's used to create. Made from anodized aircraft aluminum, stainless steel, and other plastics and rubber, the Neuma Hybrid features optimized air flow for better torque and higher speeds, variable stroke length, a variable cushioning armature, a stunning design, and more, all adding up to a less painful, quicker-healing tattoo.
Sporting the beautiful Les Paul profile and made from a mahogany body and carved maple top, the Gibson Dark Fire ($4,400) is the fusion of geek and guitar, combining a classic design with some of the most advanced technology available. Using Chameleon Tone Technology, the Dark Fire owns the iconic Les Paul sound, but allows you to reach infinite tonal possibilities, recreating any guitar sound you can imagine. Second generation Robot Guitar Technology keeps you on key as you play. The new P-90h neck and Burstbucker III bridge pickups go from blues to shred with the flip of a switch, and the included Robot Interface Pack — a small box the size of a deck of cards — operates as a preamp, firewire interface, breakout box, and more. Be sure to watch the demo video. [Thanks, Will]
Wouldn't it be cool if there was a clock that could respond to voice commands just like the computer on the Enterprise? The voice activated Moshi IVR Alarm clock ($50) takes you one step closer to realizing your lifelong dream of commanding a Federation starship. You initiate voice commands by saying "Hello Moshi," and the clock responds by illuminating and voicing its readiness for your command. You can request the time and date, the temperature. program the time and alarm, and choose from a variety of background sounds (waterfall, forest, stream) for uninterrupted sleep. You can even silence the alarm right from bed, all with the sound of your voice. Holodeck not included. [Thanks, Joe]
The Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum ($180) is a bagless vacuum that features Hoover's WindTunnel technology. Its motorized power brush will pick up the deep-down dirt other vacuums miss, removing any trace of last night's party. At just over 7 pounts, the Linx is lightweight, maneuverable, quiet, and perfect for use on both carpets and floors. Even better, the machine runs on an 18-volt Lithium Ion battery, so there're no cords to tangle.