Sun, January 23, 2011, 21:39
I use the term hardcore cos I actually can’t imagine surrounding myself with bricky products all the time. Thought of sharing these products as I saw quite a few of the Elecom gadgets while I was in Taiwan (and in Japan of course). But think the only one I can actually imagine using is the USB hub… perhaps can make a small vignette onto it. Actually the iPhone 4 casing isn’t too bad as well. Could be fun to customise some LEGO mosiac/design using 1×1 studs/tiles onto the back. What do you think? Would you get them to use in your daily life? Or are you already using them?
There is also a speaker attachment from Homade, but I’m not sure if it’s compatible with the latest iPhone and iPod models so I decided not to include it. If you know otherwise let me know k?
Btw Brickify doesn’t work for me. Anyone here tried and managed to get your images bricked out? There are loads of other mosiac software of course, but was curious to try after reading TechCrunch’s post here.
SmallWorks BrickCase for iPhone 4
It’s available at US$19.99 from Amazon.com in black, white or clear (and eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping). You can read more about the case in the gadgeteer’s excellent pictorial review here.
Elecom is a Japanese brand and the products can be easily found in Japan and Taiwan. Saw them pretty often in bookshops, music and gadget stores. I’ve seen Elecom brick-type earphones, usb hub and calculator, not sure if there are more brick-type products.
Earphones (or brickphones?) (model: EHP-CIN40) is available in black, blue, blue-red, pink, red and white.
Calculator (LE-CA3) is available in black, blue and green. Dimensions: 14(L): x 6.4(W) x 2.54(H)cm.
USB hub (U2H-BL4B) is available in red, yellow, blue, green, white and black, and are stackable if you ever need to save space, using the studs. Specs below.
* Max. Transfer Speed：480Mbps(USB2.0 ) * Interface：USB2.0/1.1 * Dimension：W 64 × D 32 × H 15mm * Ports：4 port * Cable : 10cm * Weight：20g
Source: All Elecom products are available from Gadgetshunter. Earphones & USB Hub also available from Geekstuff4u.