With a liquid crystal display (LCD) television, the screen contains thousands of tiny crystals, with a light source located behind the screen. With LCD technology, the visual output is exceptional, providing an amazing visual experience. I'm sure you've checked out a LCD TV before, but have you ever witnessed a human LCD before? Click on the video below which shows two different sets of soccer fans in South Korea who have created their own LCD—with their clothes! They all have jackets that are one color and a different color on the back. Plus they can open or close their jacket to show a third color on the inside. All I can say is wow and that this video puts the wave to shame.
Bathroom gadgets are so much fun, especially when you can take them in the shower! Here's another waterproof device that is sure to be a hit with gadget gurus. Featured on 7 Gadgets, this 8-Inch LCD Screen by Sharp comes with 640x480 resolution, an audio/video input for any kind of media source, and a waterproof remote. I can totally picture myself using it to watch all my favorite TV shows and movies while taking a bath. These LCD screens are priced around $240.
A liquid crystal display (often referred to as LCD) is a thin, flat display device made up of any number of color or monochrome pixels arrayed in front of a light source or reflector. Engineers like it because it uses very small amounts of electric power, and is therefore suitable for use in battery-powered electronic devices.
LCDs are not susceptible to burn-in and are common in gadgets like laptop computers, digital clocks and watches, microwave ovens and CD players.
I have lusted after many a gadget or gizmo. The iPhone, Sony's Bravia TV, the techie umbrella - these are all plastic electronic things that have stolen my heart and captured true human emotion. I have also been repulsed by many a gadget or gizmo. The USB caplet, the MP3 Player that gives facials and the skirt covered mouse pad all make me wonder if half the industrial designers in the world are color blind creatures who have never met a smart, feeling woman.
For a split second I considered showcasing the Executive Billiards Table as a "Totally Geeky or Geek Chic?" item, then realized it wasn't a fair fight. While touted as a luxury device, the table is so horrifically geeky that I can barely look at it.
The table has a LCD TV, stereo with flat paneled speakers, games/DVD player, library rack, night lights, ball storage rack and a mirror backed bar. It costs $12,000. I say, buy a normal billiards table and a sweet flat-screen set. Forget all these awful devices that combine 10 bajillion gadgets into one.
Just clip, plug and play the crystal clip cam and you'll be chatting with friends and family in no time. This USB cam is as versatile as the playful USB happy-kid webcam, as it can clip onto your LCD monitor or just stand on your desk. It also takes still images and rotates up to 180 degrees for easy adjustment. Best of all, it has LED lights so you can chat in the dark (don't get any crazy ideas...hehe). Use it on ICQ, MSN, Skype, etc. Priced at only $19.
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There's been a tremendous influx of TVs that were designed to live in or around water recently. From Inflatable Widescreen Outdoor Theater Systems to TVs designed to fit in bathroom mirrors and of course the "Weatherproof Monitor" from Florida-based Iizell, (seen at right) which is an LCD that can be submerged a full meter deep and costs a hooting $11,020 for screens sized 26 to 55 inches.
I happen to be a firm believer in a relaxing, commercial free bath, but as Yumsugar pointed out, the waterproof TV might be ideal for a stockbroker addicted to that lovely little ticker.
The Concierge system from Springboard Networks might be the upcoming innovation I'm looking forward to the most. It's a cart-mounted computer interface with LCD screen that acts as a guide through your favorite (or foreign) grocery store. You won't have to ask anyone where the black olives are because you can just do a query on your cart.
While the Concierge system is still in its concept juncture, the device seems like it would come in handy in nearly any shopping situation. For more about it, read more