Author Archives: Rob Beschizza

About Rob Beschizza

Follow Rob @beschizza on Twitter.

Review: Sorapot tea pot. Verdict: Tea is officially sexier than coffee

Giant ipad queue at Pittsburgh Apple store

Unexpected, at least in Steel city! Many have no reservation.

Somebody should make a phone like this

The Sinclair Sovereign, a pocket calculator from 1976. [Planet Sinclair]

Joey Roth's Ceramic Speakers

Joey Roth, designer of the wonderful Sorapot, has a new creation: Ceramic Speakers. As you can see, it’s a speaker system made from porcelain, cork, and maple wood. I wanted to reduce the speaker system to its most simple form, … Continue reading

Sidekick servers "impacted" by outage.

T-Mobile’s Sidekick data outage entered its third day on Sunday, according to The Consumerist. The official word: While we anticipate a significant portion of data services to be restored by Monday, some richer data services may lag. We sincerely apologize … Continue reading

Little Dog


If only these retro fake ads were for real products!

Bobster855’s collection of ancient “National Lampoon” advertisements is fantastic–like a cross between comic book ads and Skymall. I’m pretty sure that digital grandfather clock came to be.

Introducing the Kindle Gutenberg Bookreader

The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney’s: Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some … Continue reading

Flotsam Robots

Prices start at $250. [Etsy via Dinosaurs and Robots]

Technical illustrations by Karl Hans Janke

An entire world could be built around them. More at Biblio Odyssey.