The Alternative Clothes Cleaner by Harsha Vardhan

July 7th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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Tired of your washer and dryer taking up unnecessary space in your crib? India-based designer Harsha Vardhan has come up with a smart washing machine concept that eliminates the need for the traditional washer-dryer combo by integrating an ionic pressure washing system into a pebble-looking lounge chair. Instead of using water, Vardhan’s Alternative Clothes Cleaner blasts laundry with ionized air, so it emerges clean and dry. Whether the Alternative Clothes Cleaner is at work or at rest, this futuristic washing machine serves as a lounge seat. And according to the designer, purchasers would have the option to select from a variety of colors and custom finishes.

While the Alternative Clothes Cleaner remains a concept, we can see similar space-saving washer-dryer units making it into more than just the laundry room. Peep the large image gallery after the jump for a more in-depth look at the Alternative Clothes Cleaner and its functionality.

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MarineAV’s Fully Waterproof 70″ HD 1080P Flatscreen

June 26th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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MarineAV’s waterproof 70″ LCD is the most baller outdoor product we’ve seen so far this summer. The 70-inch high definition wide screen uses a Samsung LCD panel and comes with all the standard features you’d expect in standard LCD TV, including AV, S-Video, component, HDMI, PC (VGA) and a remote control. Resolution on the TV is 1920 x 1080 pixels, with a 1500:1 contrast ratio. Throw it on the deck, on the houseboat, or in the pool. This 70″ waterproof LCD is bound to impress. The cost? Approximately $55,500.

Available through: Marine Audio [via BornRich]

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Garmin Introduces New and Improved Dog GPS

June 26th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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Whether you’re looking to track your dogs on a bird hunt or just want to make sure you know where they are on your property, Garmin’s new and improved Astro GPS Dog Tracking System is the perfect tool for keeping tabs on your pooches. The system includes a lightweight DC 30 collar and an Astro 220 receiver, which pinpoints exactly where your dog is and what he’s doing. Designed specifically for hunting, Garmin’s Astro GPS Dog Tracking System works in dense cover, has a seven-mile range, and can support ten dogs simultaneously. The device is capable of identifying hunting-specific objects, like ATV’s, bird flushes, and raccoons. And when the receiver’s not in use, it doubles as a hand held GPS that you can use in your car, boat, etc.

The Astro GPS Dog Tracking System will run you $650, with one DC 30 collar included. Each additional collar will go for $200. The system is expected to hit stores in the third quarter of 2008.

[via Engadget]

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Sega’s Ampbot Serves Up Your Tunes

June 20th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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Sega is on a roll with its innovative personal robots. Back on Tuesday we showed you the company’s new E.M.A. “robotic girlfriend.” Now, Sega has released the A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality) Ampbot, a 2.4-foot robot that follows you around bumping your music, dancing, and letting you scratch on its turntable hands. The two-wheeled robot comes with a built-in MP3 or iPod cradle on its back, which you can control via a wireless remote. Built into the chest is a 5-inch mid-range speaker in the chest as well as two tweeters in the shoulder. Using six D and three AAA batteries, the Ampbot will pump out music for up to 10 hours. Priced at $500, the Sega Ampbot will hit stores in the U.S. and Japan in November.

[via Engadget]

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Floating Wireless Speakers Bring Music to the Tub or Pool

June 19th, 2008 by BallerHouse

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We’ve shown you how to hook up a sound system in your shower. But finding a quick and easy music solution that works in the bathtub is a different story. Sure, you could always throw your boom box in the bathroom. But if you want to do something more unique, look to the Wireless Floating Speaker, which as the name suggests floats in water and works up to 150 feet away from the sound source. To get the music bumping, all you need to do is connect a small transmitter to your MP3 player or other audio output jack, and you’re ready to start playing. your tunes. Priced at $78, these floating speakers make for an inexpensive music solution you can bring to the pool, bath, lake, or any other place you might want to float them.

Available through: iwantoneofthose

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