Those longing for their dearly departed Sony Aibo may be able to find a new robotic friend in the Akazawa PLEN Desktop Hobby Robot ($2,400). Only 50 of these little, expensive hobby robots are initially being made. Designed to be controlled through Bluetooth devices such as your cell phone or a PC keyboard, this little guy can be instructed to mount and use a tiny skateboard with ease. He can also get busy with a pair of snap-on skates to do basic stunts like the pros.
We may have an irrational hatred of the USPS (Who doesn't?) but every once in a while they surprise us — like with the release of these Star Wars Postage Stamps (41 cents each; May 25). The stamps, released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of A New Hope, feature images of Star Wars' most iconic characters and scenes, like Darth Vader and Princess Leia with R2-D2. Oh, and if the stamps just aren't enough for you, they'll also be releasing three limited edition Express Mail boxes featuring Vader, Obi-Wan, and Yoda.
The Schuberth J1 Helmet ($660) looks more Master Chief than Speed Racer, and that's a good thing. Innovations like a football helmet-inspired removable chin guard hoop, an Optical Class 1 distortion-free visor, integrated sun shade, and unique ventilation system with air intake let this helmet preform as good as it looks. Sure, it looks better suited to a spaceship than a motorcycle, but it has the technology to back it up.