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Looking like a mix between good ol’ R2D2, a lamp and a golf ball, here comes the Robocco from Asahi.
As you might have guessed from the title, this robot’s only task is related to beer: it should take one out of its belly, open it, and pour it in a mug. And this is what it does.
Initially only available as a prize for a contest, it is now on sale at CScout Japan.
It can hold a sixpack (of standard cans) in its refrigerating belly.
At the press of a button, a can will be lifted, opened and poured into the mug.
The whole operation will be accompanied by incessant nagging and lots of text on its display.
Click on for some more data and for a video of it in action.
The ‘used, but in perfect condition’ robots are available for $800 (add $100 for insured delivery). The price is steep, for a device that only does one thing (and it doesn’t even do it good), but think of how rare it is.
Here are some features:
- can be loaded with 6 cans
- programmable voices (really, the one in the video is SO annoying)
- child protection (funny, this whole robot is here to cater for your inner child)
- auto-cleaning mode
You’ll see by the length of the video that it takes an eternity to get your beer poured. As if this wasn’t enough, the operation is accompanied by robot sounds, lights and that incessant voice.. And to top all of it, the beer will get a huge head.
No, not good.. I’d rather see the beer launching fridge available for sale.
New for 2007! At a mere 4 ounces, the SteriPEN Adventurer water purifier is ideal for backcountry hiking and camping trips. Utilizing the same technology used to purify water in municipal treatment facilities, hospitals and water-bottling plants, the Adventurer destroys viruses, bacteria and cysts, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium, by using high-energy Ultraviolet (UV) light. The Adventurer is easy to operate and purifies water quickly and efficiently without the need for chemicals or pumping. The Adventurer makes purifying water a cinch. Simply fill a 16 oz. or 32 oz. glass, plastic, ceramic or metal container with clear water, push the activation button once for 32 oz. or twice for 16 oz., dip it in the container and stir slightly to agitate the water. Ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye, but a visible blue light indicates that the Adventurer is working and shuts off as soon as a full dose has been delivered. The Adventurer purifies 16 oz. of water in 48 seconds and 32 oz. in 90 seconds! The UV light breaks down the DNA of viruses, bacteria and cysts, rendering them harmless. Because the penetration of UV light can be limited by discoloration, solids and debris, it is important that clear, unfrozen water be used. The SteriPEN Water Bottle Pre-Filter (sold separately) can be employed to filter particulate-filled water before UV treatment takes place. The Adventurer is powered by two CR123 rechargeable batteries (included). The Adventurer’s electronics are designed to activate only as long as there is enough battery power available to produce the required UV dosage, so there is no risk of an inadequate dose as batteries run low.
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Both AnythingButIpod and Gear Diary had a chance to check out Future Sonics latest earphones the Atrio M5.
The Future Sonics Atrio m5s are an impressive set of earphones. I found them to be some of the most comfortable I have ever tried, and the sound produced was distinctly impressive. Let’s face it, $200 is a lot to plunk down on a set of earphones. But if the sound coming out of your player is really important to you, then making this particular sacrifice will be easily justified.
Without a doubt, the Future Sonics Atrios are my favorite in-ear monitors at the moment. No other IEMs I know of do so much right and so little wrong. They’re not the most “pedantic” phones out there, but they’re the most musical ones for my tastes. Almost like good full-sized headphones, they make the sound really enjoyable, and they get my feet tapping – no matter what style of music I’m listening to. They are punchy and precise without being fatiguing, they are quite spacious and still isolate a lot. The Future Sonics Atrio M5 are not the cheapest in-ear monitors around, but they’re far from being the most expensive ones you can find. They’re worth every penny, and they give the double/triple/quadruple balanced armature IEMs a run for their money. Highly recommended for people who love to listen to the music instead of analyzing single sine waves.
OEM manufacturer Amtek’s rolled into Computex with a fresh new UMPC prototype, and it looks like it may have already signed up a partner in the US to offer it under their brand name. That bit of news comes from GottaBeMobile, which has also managed to scope out a few of the device’s specs.
As is par for the course these days, the device is based on Intel’s McCaslin platform, and packs either an 800MHz A110 or 600MHz A100 processor, a 3600mAh 2-cell battery with an optional 4-cell extended battery, and an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, not to mention a full QWERTY keypad. Apparently, Amtek is set to put the device into mass production by the end of the year, although it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to hear anything on pricing or availability, as well as any word about that mystery US partner.