Yes, that's right, other than the five minutes of novelty and the hours of torture for everyone around you that an iOS application like Cat Piano can provide, it seems that one can also turn it towards loftier pursuits... like riffing on Katy Perry. In what could easily be the best video you see all day, an intrepid YouTube user has managed to pull together a very respectable cover of Perry's "Teenage Dream," playing every part of the song on his iPad.
Besides the Tauntaun Sleeping bag, there hasn't been an April Fool's product from ThinkGeek that has had us drooling more than the iCade. Lucky for us Ion Audio, has teamed up with ThinkGeek and Atari to bring the iCade to life.
Online editor and snowboarding fanatic Robbie Baldwin got a chance to check out the Recon Instruments Transcend goggles. These shades do more than protect your eyes from the sun and cold; they're the world's first alpine goggles with GPS data integrated into the head mounted display. The googles give real-time feedback to you with a micro LCD display on the inside that shows speed, coordinates, altitude, how much you've traveled and more. The Goggles use Google's Android platform and they're compatible with your Mac. There are two models currently available for $399 and $499. Check out the video after the cut for a quick look.
You should be able to do more with your toy helicopters than fly them around. In fact, as Parrot has proved in the video below, you should be able to put on your dancing shoes and groove along with it, too! Watch as the iPhone-controlled Parrot AR Drone shakes its booty--literally.
Like a page out of a sci-fi comic set far in the distance future, this wall of solar charging backpacks come our way via Voltaic. The backpacks contain a battery pack ithat generates power as you walk out in the sunlight. The bags are lightweight, waterproof and are pretty rugged. Plus, there's a universal USB battery pack that stores power for your mobile devices.
Associate Editor Nic Vargus moseyed on over to the Speck booth earlier today for a quick look at some of their new cases for the iPhone 4. And when he got there, he came across a very important, very hard rocking person. Take a look at the video--you might recognize him. He was even nice enough to point and smile at the camera.
This new projector from Optoma takes a different approach at iPhone and iPod projectors by integrating a dock into it. The Neo-i sound dock has a built-in 50 ANSI lumen DLP projector that offers WVGA resolution in 16:9 format. The dock has several ports on it, including VGA, HDMI, and audio in and out. You can also hook up an external battery pack to it and run it that way if you're, say, aching for a backyard projector party. Check out the video for a quick look.
Editor-in-Chief Paul Curthoys took some time out with Blue Microphones at CES 2011 to chat about the new Yeti Pro. It's got all of the same features as its predecessor, plus an added Analog XLR port so that professionals can plug it into an actual mixing board. And for singers looking for the highest quality sound for their next single, the Yeti does 24-bit/192kHz recording. Check out the video for a quick look at the mic.
Planes, trains, and…bubble cars? You heard right. GM is working on an innovative new electric car dubbed the EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle). The compact two-seater has a 40-mile range and from the looks of it, it's a really smooth ride. Robbie managed to catch some footage of the vehicle in action at CES 2011. Check it out!