PEEING & PLAYING WITH THE NEW PLAY LOO TOYLET

This post was originally published on Mashable.

Sure Aqua - Portable Water Filter

A new video game system from Sega takes playing video games while you’re in the bathroom to a whole new level. Called Toylet, the urinal-mounted game system not only has you play games while you’re in the bathroom, it’s powered by urine.

Rather than use a traditional controller, the gaming system has a sensor that measures the volume and pressure involved in your…flow, and uses that to control a game.A Toylet system installed in Japan.

A Toylet system installed in Japan.

Games are less than a minute and are displayed on a small eye-level screen. Not exactly a video game system for the kids, games involve doing things like filling a coffee can or blowing wind up an animated reporter’s skirt.
Sure Aqua - Portable Water Filter

The system can only be used on urinals – so there’s no option out there for the ladies – and equipment reportedly starts at 140,000 yen (roughly $US1750), with individual games running 10,000 yen ($US125). Costs are for the gaming system, and not the actual urinal.



Yardgames - Australia's Specialist Retailer / Wholesaler of Giant, Outdoor & Team Games

An optional box can be purchased to accept payment from potential game players, turning the urinal into pay-to-play bathroom arcade. Advertisements can also be sold for and displayed on the Toylet after each completed game.

Sega initially tested the gaming systems in Tokyo last winter, and received enough positive reviews that it has decided to roll out the gaming systems across the country. According to the company people using the Toylet make less of a mess while they’re taking care of business, and the businesses that advertise on the Toylet sell twice as much.
Apex Sales - Leaders in washroom paper & cleaning supplies

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

 

 

 

StemCAPtain – not a bike lock,

but a bike CLOCK

By Ben Coxworth

11:25 March 23, 2011

The StemCAPtain replaces your bicycle's handlebar stem cap with one that incorporates a cl...

The StemCAPtain replaces your bicycle’s handlebar stem cap with one that incorporates a clock, compass or thermometer
(All photos courtesy StemCAPtain)

Consider your bicycle’s handlebar stem cap for a moment. It’s right there in front of you as you ride, yet it tells you nothing. Colorado mountain bikers Graeson Lewis and Mike Hogan obviously thought that just wasn’t good enough, and decided to put the humble stem cap to work. The result is their product, the StemCAPtain, which replaces a conventional cap with one that incorporates a waterproof analog clock, thermometer or compass.

  • The StemCAPtain replaces your bicycle's handlebar stem cap with one that incorporates a cl...
  • The StemCAPtain replaces your bicycle's handlebar stem cap with one that incorporates a cl...
  • The StemCAPtain replaces your bicycle's handlebar stem cap with one that incorporates a cl...

First of all, yes, a cyclocomputer would give you all that information and more. Bicycle computers can be expensive, however, and even if they weren’t, not everyone likes them. A wristwatch also does a pretty bang-up job of telling the time, although some people don’t wear one, or would prefer not to while cycling – who likes a sweaty watch band, or an untanned area on their wrist in the shape of a watch?

To install the device, you just remove your old stem cap with an allen wrench, replace it with the aluminum base of the StemCAPtain, then push in the clock or other insert of your choice. A silicone gasket on the bottom of the insert should keep it snug and rattle-free. If your headset has already been properly set up, removing and replacing the cap shouldn’t cause anything to go out of adjustment.

If you have any round pictures handy, you can also get a cap that simply acts as a picture frame. Lewis and Hogan are planning on future inserts that feature a bottle opener, altimeter, LED light, or a “digital multifunction device.”

The StemCAPtain is available through the company website, and various retailers. Prices range from US$19.95 for a mini version of the clock, to $26.95 for a tilting version of the compass with a non-magnetic mounting bolt.

Sourcd & published by Henry Sapiecha