Turn Off This Cordless, Motion-Sensing Lamp By Simply Knocking It Over

Even fans of extreme minimalism still need on and off switches—after all, what good is a beautiful lamp if it doesn't work? Industrial Designer William Lee, though, has figured out how to banish the on/off switch using a simple tilting mechanism that knows to kill its soft glow when the lamp's been knocked over. » 6/10/13 5:59pm 6/10/13 5:59pm

Twitter Is Axing The Old Interface This Week

Twitter users hanging onto the old interface have a few more days to enjoy the legacy design. This week Twitter will upgrade you to the new interface. Kick or scream all you want, it's going to happen. [Twitter via Mashable] » 8/02/11 8:16pm 8/02/11 8:16pm

Light Switch Stickers to Make You Feel Guilty

Designers Hu2 think their smart pretty stickers will remind people to turn off the light to save energy and not produce CO2. Designers Hu2 are really naive, but we like them anyway. [HU2 via Bored Panda] » 1/18/11 6:20pm 1/18/11 6:20pm

The Next Time You Move Out, Leave A Time Capsule Behind The Light Switch

Maybe I'm a sensitive fool, but I've always had a hard time moving out of a place I call home. That's why I'm going to follow these instructions to leave a "time capsule" note behind light switches from now on. » 12/04/10 6:00pm 12/04/10 6:00pm

Gizmodo University: Flippin' Switches


It's Saturday, it's noon; that can mean only one thing: It's time for Gizmodo University! We've got an action-packed lesson today as our intrepid Sparkle Labs host (and proud new papa) Ariel takes a look at switches, sensors, and detectors! » 11/13/10 12:00pm 11/13/10 12:00pm

Switch, the Choose Your Own Swiss(ish) Army Knife

A pocket knife that you can configure yourself with just the turn of a quarter? That's a clever bit of engineering. The "Switch" is on presale at Quirky for $68 with 13 tools, including a memory stick. [Quirky] » 4/27/10 10:00am 4/27/10 10:00am

I Wish My Car Had Switches For Porn and Magic

I don't know why this guy revealed what the switches in his car do, but I certainly wish my gas-guzzler could produce magic at the flick of a switch—heck, I'd settle for a card trick. [TwitPic via Reddit] » 4/02/10 10:00pm 4/02/10 10:00pm

Perhaps It is Time To Make "The Switch" to an Electric Razor

Because the original switch on this model was busted. Of course, the modification looks like it would get in the way of a close, comfortable shave. [TIFI via Boing Boing] » 11/20/09 8:20pm 11/20/09 8:20pm

Nintendo DS Game Selector Switches Between, Shows Off Your Top 3 Games

This Blaze Game Selector for the Nintendo DS Lite attaches to the DS's back and allows you to toggle between 3 games with the flip of a switch. We're not sure the marginal effort saved is worth the aesthetic sacrifice. » 7/13/09 8:20pm 7/13/09 8:20pm

Apple Patents iSight Cam Behind Laptop Screen, Will Hear From Errol…

A recent Apple patent for an iSight camera located behind the screen instead of above it sounds like a cool idea—too bad a system just like it has already been invented. » 1/13/09 12:20pm 1/13/09 12:20pm

Jesus Switch Turns On, Off

We like our switches switches switches here in Gizmodo, but this Jesuswitch is just wrong wrong wrong. WRONG. Blame my catholic upbringing, but I would stay in the room in the dark for fear of turning the light on. [Flickr via Digg] » 2/22/08 6:49am 2/22/08 6:49am

Google Phone to Resemble a BlackBerry, Will Run on Multiple Carriers

The first time we saw the Google phone (codenamed Switch) we weren't sure what to make of it. Two months later the Internet is buzzing again with claims that the "GPhone" will be BlackBerry-like and available on multiple carriers, rather than just one. There's still no pricing or better images to show off, but one… » 3/05/07 7:09pm 3/05/07 7:09pm

Portable Light Switch: Does What Your Girlfriend Does but with Less…

For all of us who have woken up at 5am on the sofa after a couple of beers and the late-night movie, this portable light switch could be the answer to our dreams. Using wireless technology, the $120 device can be programmed to control any of the lights in your sitting room if you're too pooped to get up. At that… » 3/05/07 5:00am 3/05/07 5:00am

What's Mac Switcher Ellen Feiss Doing Now?

Our favorite Mac switcher Ellen Feiss has been busy the last few years. First, she does that awesome switch ad. Then she made a French movie over the summer. Now she's all colleged up and getting her education on. » 1/29/07 5:20pm 1/29/07 5:20pm

Sears Apes Apple's Old Switch Ads To Sell Xbox 360s

We're all for homages and sharing ideas, but this Sears ad looks a bit too much like the old Apple Switch ads in timing, editing, and style. It makes us ashamed that we bought our Xbox 360s at Sears early this year when demand was high and supply was low. We're still paying for it now, as Sears continues to spam us… » 10/19/06 6:40pm 10/19/06 6:40pm

Ellen Feiss Stars In A Movie

Ellen Feiss, star of the most famous and most watched Switch Ad, is back! She's starring in a french movie called "Bed and Breakfast" as one half of a set of newlyweds (I think, as my French is nonexistent). » 7/13/06 6:57pm 7/13/06 6:57pm

Belkin PureAV HDMI Switch

Belkin has released the PureAV HDMI Interfact 3-to-1 Video Switch. That describes it pretty well, it is a hub that allows up to three HDMI devices to be plugged in and connected to your single HDMI port. The PureAV box supports HD resolutions up to 1080p. It also includes a remote control and a 6-foot HDMI cable. This… » 6/02/06 12:16pm 6/02/06 12:16pm

UltraAV HDMI Switch

Accell's HDMI switch allows you to plug in two HDMI devices at once—no more traipsing to the back of the set. Plug in your new Blu-Ray player, HDTV DVR or Xbox 360 (HDMI coming soon) and switch between the two with their bundled IR Remote Control. The switch doesn't require an external power source, and at $99, is… » 5/23/06 6:55pm 5/23/06 6:55pm

K-OS Switch

This looks a bit too black box for our taste, but let's give it a chance. It seems to be a mini-PC with RGB, S-Video, and Stereo Audio out as well as an Ethernet jack. It can supply IPTV, Video-on-Demand, and gaming as well as wireless keyboards smartcards. This paragraph: » 4/28/06 10:29am 4/28/06 10:29am