7. Nissan Around View Monitor
new navigation system enables the driver to see the surroundings of his
car as he parks... all sides, 360 degrees around your car in one view.
Using cameras positioned on all four sides of the car, Nissan's system
synthesizes all views into one on the navigation screen. The things
that are possible!
8. M-Spector Digital Inspection Camera
you've ever had to break through a big patch of drywall in your home
just to find out what was on the other side, you will love this M-Spector Digital Inspection Camera.
The LED-lens is at the end of a three foot cable. Send it into a small
hole and rotate it, The lens will pick up what's behind the wall and
beam it back to the 2.4 inch LCD. It will help the pros and the DIYers
to find leaks, trace wiring, and maybe even see the trail of your TV
cable wire! Find out more about it at Milwaukee Tool or buy it on Amazon .
9. Intel Atom Processor
let the size of the above picture fool you, the Intel Atom Processor is
not called "Atom" for nothing. It has 47 million transistors on one 26
x 26 millimeter chip! Intel intends to use this little tyke in a new
generation of mobile phone-computers and maybe automobiles (just
kidding about the cars), for even greater potential. For more
information go straight to the Atom at Intel.
10. Caroma Profile Smart Dual Flush Toilet
a great idea for conserving water -- a toilet with a built-in sink.
Wash up and then the water gets reused to move waste in the toilet.
(Let's hope the flow doesn't get mixed up.) The Caroma toilet is only available in Australia now, but is scheduled to come to North American in 2009. Steve Levenstein has published a whole blog about this eco-friendly toilet; read more about his experience with it here.
Popular Mechanics has short videos of these Brilliant Gadgets of 2008 on its site!
Above photos are from Popular Mechanics.
Sources: Popular Mechanics and company websites (linked above).