John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies.
Sometimes the simplest things are the most useful, but rarely something makes me shake my head at how clever and cool it is like the Pocket Tripod 360º has. I keep thinking "why didn't someone do this before" and "what a great idea that I wish I'd thought of." I'm still blown away that the angle is adjustable like…
"Dear Gizmodo," the email started, "I would like to introduce our new product." I could have never imagined that such a neutral phrase was hiding the best phone stand ever created by mankind, one that can store your headphones and act as a keyring and make your phone look like a duck face.
It's called The Hipster, it's made of a pelvis and it's an iPad stand. The possibilities are endless, but I would just leave all the stupid jokes for you to make in the comments. Enjoy! [Dublin Design Lab]
If you're so rugged you demand your technology is teamed with accessories that look like they should form part of an engine, this is definitely the iPad stand for you. It even has a manly name: this is the Rokstand.
Folding things is awesome. Laptops, pizza, gymnasts—foldable things are fun and great. So this foldable iPhone/iPod stand from XtremeMac better not suck or it's going to take a dump all over my foldy worldview.
The latest office trend sweeping the nation is stand up desks, according to the Wall Street Journal. A growing number of employees at companies like Facebook and Google are tossing aside their chair and asking to work while standing.
If you're hooked on Apple's Smart Cover design and you've wished you could somehow mimic its propping functionality on your laptop, AViiQ's Portable Quick Stand might work for you.
PDP is offering three different solutions to place your Xbox 360 Kinect: On a wall, on your TV, or on a stand, next to your TV. What, placing it on top of the entertainment center not good enough?
Those looking to minimize desk clutter will be pleased with HyperMac's entrant to the iPad stand rodeo, offering a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery for 16 hours of extra life.
Don't rest your monitor on magazines, books and bricks—it's an accident waiting to happen. Turn your 17" Dell into a design feature with the Humanscale M2 Monitor Arm, which has triumphed at the 2010 International Design Excellence Awards.
As this thing costs 25 notes, I'm going to suggest you pick up some wood and a drill and make it yourself. If you really don't have the inclination for doing so, then head over to Etsy and cough up.
This is an iPad disguised as a classic Macintosh. It's also a clever, beautiful stand. I'm not gutting my original 1984 Macintosh to make one, but I'm thinking about buying the same Macintosh Classic just to have the same setup.
I'm glad someone actually took the time to design a simple stand that not only matches the iPad's industrial design but makes it look even better. The Joule's made in California, but it reminds me of classic 70s European designs.
Since not everyone has the space and pesos to build a full-size home theater, here's an option that only requires an iPhone and the space of a shoe box. Which—in New York—means half of your apartment. [Thanks Gary!]
Hookai. So, quick question for $1,000: What sticks, stands, and hangs?
Although it'll be awkward to have this iPetals solar charger out on the street, taking advantage of the sun to keep your phone charged is just smart.
Here you have the first Nook stand at a Barnes & Noble in NYC. The $259 Double-screen Gadget That Stole All The Crappy Kindle Thunder will arrive in November 30. If you are in Manhattan, here are the addresses:
When someone goes all Jerry Bruckheimery and starts his pitch with "From the creator of the Paperclip iPhone Stand," you know you are in for something absolutely craptastic or something quite cool. The GoGoStand Gadget Stand is the latter.