• The CHOBI CAM WP is a cute, waterproof, and (very) small camera

    It’s cute, it’s as small as an eraser, it’s light, and it’s waterproof: Tokyo-based accessory maker Japan Trust Technology is offering the CHOBi CAM WP, a digital camera that’s actually not waterproof by itself but comes with a special case that makes it possible to take it up to 20m underwater without any problems (IP68). Read More

  • Is that a data center in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

    With word that MySpace has swapped traditional hard drives for solid state drives, this “prototype” portable data center from a pioneering Dell employee may be a sign of things to come. This is a pretty marked departure from the shipping container data centers being constructed by Google, Sun, and seemingly everyone else. This datacenter-in-a-briefcase is not an actual product… Read More

  • Hitachi Maxell develops world's smallest lens module for camera phones

    Cameras in cell phones are getting better and better, and now Hitachi Maxell has announced [JP] its contribution to make them more worthwhile: the world’s smallest lens modules for camera phones. And the company managed to reduce the mechanical noise picked up when you make video clips with your phone, too. Read More

  • Xpod: Tiny speakers, presumably tiny sound

    These portable Xpod speakers are about the size of the iPod nano. As such, they couldn’t possibly sound any better than two wires connected to a dirty penny. The two-channel 770mW amp hardly belies that metaphor. Moving on. Any USB port can charge them, so, at the very least, you won’t be scrambling to find batteries when they die during the “good part” of that one… Read More

  • Toshiba showcases super-small projector

    It seems development of micro projectors picks up steam in Japan. Following Tokyo-based venture firm Nippon Signal (“We’ve built the world’s smallest projector”), Toshiba recently exhibited a projector the size of an iPod at one of the company’s own exhibitions in Japan. The device was already on display at IFA 2008, a consumer electronics trade show that took… Read More

  • Tiny Linux Space Cube: Oh boy, more stuff to misplace

    The future! Look at the size of this tiny Linux PC, wouldja? It’s nary larger than a small apple. What’s crammed inside, you ask? A 300 MHz processor, 16MB of onboard flash memory, 64MB of SDRAM, and a 1GB CompactFlash card loaded with Red Hat Linux. On the outside, there’s a single USB port, VGA, Ethernet port, RS232 port, and mic and speaker plugs. The whole… Read More

  • Tiny cell phone concept with cool fold-out screen

    Here’s a pencil-tiny cell phone (currently just a concept) for people with small pockets. From the looks of the device, there doesn’t appear to be much in the way of gobbledygook to confuse the older segment of society — except that they’d have to either squint or do that thing where they lift up their glasses and pull the thing WAY away from their face to see… Read More

  • AlphaGrip Handheld Computer, surprisingly, is small

    Despite having quite a headache and approximately $400 worth of drink tickets on my desk, I yet post. And about really fun stuff, too. This little gem is the AlphaGrip Handheld Computer. Esoteric name aside, she’s a computer that so happens to be really, very small. Yeah, I was surprised, too! Apparently she’s rated at 50-70 words per minute, so it’s more tool than toy. Read More

  • World's smallest car gets great mileage, made in 1963

    Behold the Peel P50 in all its glory. It’s got a 4.5 horsepower engine, 35 MPH top speed, and 100 MPG fuel efficiency. It was manufactured in the Isle of Man back in 1963 and originally sold for 198 GBP (about $400). It’s so small that the BBC’s Jeremy Clarkson can actually wheel it around from place to place — like up to his office. Good thing, too, because… Read More

  • SANYO claims 'smallest and lightest' LCD projector

    Behold! Either the woman in the photo is nine feet tall or I present to you the new champion of tiny projectors! The LP-XW60 weighs just 3.5 pounds and features a 400:1 contrast ratio with a 2,000-lumen brightness. It’s built mainly for business, not pleasure, as you’ll get a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024×768 resolution. SANYO was able to shrink the projector size down thanks to a… Read More

  • Asus Nova P20: Mac Mini for PC people

    Kudos to CNET UK for referring to the Asus Nova P20 as a “Mac Mini mangler” instead of a “Mac Mini killer” but honestly, I don’t know why people are so hell bent on one type of device choking the last, sweet breaths out of another device. There’s plenty of room here for gadgets from all walks of life. I guess mangling’s better than killing… Read More

  • Limepc: Little Linux, big possibilities

    The forthcoming Limepc and LimeOS represent the ever-shrinking “motherboard-on-a-chip” concept, allowing fully functional computers to run off of an integrated hardware board that’s smaller than an iPod Nano. The devices should be available in the US by the end of the year and will include varying versions of UMPCs, data-enabled HDTVs, thin-clients, smaller PDA-type devices… Read More

  • 120GB hard drive is roughly the size of a matchbox

    Toshiba’s announced a tiny, tiny 120GB hard drive aimed at subnotebook computers, portable media players, and the like. At 0.31" tall by 2.12" wide by 2.79" long, it’s just barely bigger than a box of matches (although not as thick). The drive has a 4,200rpm spindle speed, 8MB buffer, 15ms seek time, and consumes very little power. Aside from being useful in… Read More

  • Credit card sized video players or gigantic hand model?

    These tiny video players are available at for $100 each. One’s got a 2.8-inch display and one has a 2.4-inch display. How do you like that? They’ve each got 2GB of memory and can handle AVI and MPEG videos as well as MP3 audio. They also have a built-in FM tuner, a speaker, text viewer, picture viewer, and games. How’d they do that?! Battery life lasts 3-4 hours… Read More