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New Review: Tool Review: iSesamo Opening Tool

iSesamo with unsuspecting victim

“Spudger” is a word well on its way into the limelight. Originally, “spudger” seems to have referred to a particular, fairly specialized implement described by Wikipedia as “a wiring tool used for poking or adjusting small wires or components, generally in the electronics and telecommunications industries.” But these days, “spudger”... Read more »

WWII Air Raid Siren Speaker Conversion


Listen to your iPhone loud and clear with this vintage WWII era air raid siren conversion. Austin’s Chase and Scout preserved the speaker’s industrial vibe while updating it for modern playback. You can connect pretty much anything with a standard 1/8″ headphone jack to the recessed amplifier and 6″ powered... Read more »

Analog Video Mixer for iPhone


Conceived as a simple way to record both sides of a conversation in a single shot for a documentary about love filmed in Paris, The Love Box has a name more likely to elicit a stare rather than a split screen. It achieves its effect using a single mirror mounted... Read more »

iPhone Speaker Dock from Atari 2600


DIY speaker enclosures are a great way to add a little personal style into your decor. Daniel McLeod’s Recycled Atari 2600 Portable Media Audio Dock has to be one of the cooler enclosures I’ve run across lately. Replacing the internals with speakers and including a 30-pin iPhone connector on the... Read more »

iPhone Game Controller Mod

Master modder Ben Heck is at it again. This time around he's created a hand-held game controller for the iPhone using the guts from an Ion iCade iPad game controller and some laser-cut parts. As ever, Ben pulls off a slick portable mod suitable for the store shelves. Read more »