Portal Turrets Music Speakers

Portal Turret Speakers by Dave Delisle

Here’s a pair of Portal-themed speakers that would flank your gaming PC. The red eyes would pulse to the audio of the music. In all likelihood these would be static speakers to avoid noisy motors, but if possible these guys would “dance” just like in the game (when they sang at the end of Portal 2).

Clone Console PC Drives

Clone Console PC Drive design by Dave Delisle

I know emulation makes this device unnecessary, but sometimes you want to play with genuine controllers and a real cartridge. I feel clone consoles that slot into a desktop PC like an optical DVD-R drive would be coveted by a few gamers out there.

Most PC towers have several drive slots in the front, may as well populate them with clone consoles! Cartridge-based clone consoles would look similar to the above example. Disc-based systems would have a DVD tray and compatible control ports. I don’t think memory card slots (GameCube, PS2) are needed.

There is the Retrode device, which has cartridge slots for the SNES and Genesis, and plugs into the PC via USB. It’s a great device and is portable, but I would prefer something that is integrated, given the choice.

Ghostbusters PKE Meter Wireless Router

Ghostbusters WiFi Router Design by Dave Delisle

The Ghostbusters’ PKE Meter would make for a very cool wireless router. The two “ears” would double as antennae, and the array of LED lights would display the current signal strength. Plus the screen would display helpful network information. The handle would need to be weighted down to ensure this stays upright.

Star Trek Enterprise Blu-Ray Case

Star Trek blu-ray case by Dave Delisle

Here I was thinking I was so clever about this Star Trek blu-ray case design, but then it turned out it was already made as an actual product (see below). Not sure how I arrived at something so similar. Usually I do some checking to see if it exists or not, and the official product didn’t show up on my radar.

It was made as an exclusive for fans in Germany, Japan, and Australia, according to this article. Here it is:

USS Enterprise Replica Blu-Ray Case 2010

 

There appears to be two different versions: the top one almost looks diecast, the lower one looks plastic. Both do the job, and I wouldn’t mind owning one myself. Too bad it wasn’t released for North American fans.

Tron Hockey Puck

TRON hockey puck design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

I used to make fun of the absurd Fox Puck, but a part of me thinks it would look cool if the hockey puck had LED lights embedded within. It would look remarkably different for starters, the Fox Puck relied on graphics applied in the TV broadcast (much like the line of scrimmage in football); whereas the lights would emit from the actual puck and be cast onto the nearby ice surface, boards, skates, hockey sticks, etc.

The puck would be more apparent in scrums in the corner and in the crease. I don’t know if it would look like a blur of light from a slap-shot, but I’d like to think there would be some tracer effect.