Don’t Copy That Floppy [5 comments]

October 17, 2011

I was shown this over the weekend, and I think the message still holds true.

I have to say, I’m actually pretty impressed that they show female gaming/programming representation in the video.
But be honest: How many of you don’t even know what a “floppy” is? I feel so old.


Buy a New Phone, Get Free Stuff [Add a comment]

July 11, 2011

AmazonWireless Digital Bonus


Looking for an excuse to get a new phone? (Maybe theĀ Playstation phone we talked about a month ago?)

AmazonWireless told us they’re giving $15 total in credits towards buying apps, eBooks, and MP3s when you buy a new Android device as part of their “Digital Bonus” for customers.

So if you’re interested in reading/gaming on the go (or while you’re stuck in a boring meeting or class), you can load up your new smartphone with some sweet apps and games.

I have an Android phone (the Samsung Galaxy) and love it. Do you have an Android phone? Let us know your favorite app/game in the comments! (I loveĀ 4 Player Reactor myself!)



Playstation Phone is Here! [2 comments]

May 26, 2011

Back in October, Britt posted about a rumored Playstation Phone.

It’s here!!!

The Xperia PLAY is for Verizon, and is available on sale at Amazon Wireless. (Plus, according to my contacts at AW, you’ll get a bonus $10 app store credit if you get the phone through June 4th.)

This is the first Playstation-certified phone, has a slideout Playstation controller, an Android OS (2.3, or Gingerbread), and comes with 2 GB of pre-loaded games. Games include Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Crash Bandicoot, Madden NFL 11, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, and TETRIS.

I have an Android right now (the Samsung Galaxy S) and love it. I can’t even imagine having it slide out into a game controller. Freakin sweet.

Will you be getting one of these phones? I’d love to hear a review!


The Truth About Apple Fans [12 comments]

April 14, 2011

I’m just going to leave this here, then back away slowly.

(Artist: Jesse Lenz Source: Geeks Are Sexy)


Pretty: Exploding XBOX [Add a comment]

December 22, 2010

When I first heard of these photos/videos showcasing exploding Xbox 360s, this was my exact reaction:

“Wait, what? I don’t even HAVE an Xbox! How could they…Oooooohhh….pretty….”

Fortune Xbox Explosion slow motion from Dan Saelinger on Vimeo.

If you MUST have context, it looks like these photos/video were created by Dan Saelinger for the current issue of Fortune magazine. Apparently to get the right shot, 10 Xbox 360s and 8 Xbox controllers were destroyed. (gulp!)


Turn your PC into a Mac! [1 comment]

December 20, 2010

With just three easy steps.

1. Purchase an apple.
2. Tape apple to the middle of your computer.
3. Profit.

Let the fanboy rants begin. ;-)

(Source: Geeks Are Sexy)


We Have a Winner! [2 comments]

December 13, 2010

We have a winner for our awesome wooden Nintendo DS case from Accessory Geeks.

…and the winner is…

KATHRYN! She commented on how cool the fold and play speakers were, and for that, she wins a really sweet DS case.

Kathryn, email tara at zaxy dot com for info on getting your case.

Didn’t win, but found something awesome you want? Make sure you use ZAXY15 to get 15% off!

(For those wondering, I used to generate a random number from the contest entries.)


Parallels Makes a Trippy Video [2 comments]

December 8, 2010

Our friends at Parallels released a new video today: An Avatar/Eminem/PC/Mac Mashup of craziness.

And if you tweet out this message:
“Watch the @ParallelsMac Avatar/Eminem spoof #parallels”
You’ll be entered in to win an iPad from Parallels!

Watch. Enjoy. Say “WTF?”. And then enter to win a free ipad. Not such a bad day, eh?


The Coolest Phone/DS Accessories: AND CONTEST! [18 comments]

December 7, 2010

Our friends over at Accessory Geeks hooked up Zaxy with some early holiday gifts: their exclusive wood iPod Touch cases… engraved with our site! Freaking amazing.

Kristina shows you hers, compliments of blurry-photo-technology.

The wood cases come in a variety of colors: Dark Rose Wood, Dark Beech Wood, Light Beech Wood, and a variety of other finishes for other products.

These cases look really nice, smell good, and the engraving feature is pretty ridiculously awesome.

And for those of us without iPhones or iPods, (cough, me, cough), they engrave their normal phone cases as well. Here’s me rocking one for my Samsung Vibrant:

I’m a huge klutz with my phone, and I haven’t damaged it yet since I’ve had this case on! (Knock on wood…)

If you need any accessories for your phone (or DS, or iPad, or Wii)… this is the place. They’ll keep you functional and looking good. And they’ve got geek in the name.

PLUS, they love you all. They sent us a wood case for a Nintendo DS Lite or DSI to give away to one of your lovely selves. Just respond to this post with your favorite product from their site. You have until 11:59pm on Sunday, December 12th to enter, which will give you a little less than a week to encourage your friends and family to enter for you as well. ;-)

I’ll randomly pick and announce the winner on Monday, December 13th.

EDIT: You now have until 1pm PST to enter the contest. I’ll be randomly picking the winner shortly after that!

ANOTHER EDIT: We have a winner! Check out this post to see if you won.

You better hope I don’t decide to keep it…

Find something from the site you love? Then make sure you use promo code ZAXY15 to get 15% off all products!
(Excluding amplifiers)

Now go win a DS Case!


Past + Present: NES Hard Drives [2 comments]

August 23, 2010

I am in love. With these NES Hard Drives.

The Etsy shop puts Toshiba hard drives into an old NES game. I don’t know why, but something about having the power of a 1TB hard drive in an old copy of Mario Bros just makes me thrilled. Who would have thought when we were first playing NES that we would have access to (or a need for) that much memory?

Prices range from $130 (for 500GB) to $180 (for 1TB). Yeah, you can find a hard drive for half that price on Amazon, but I can guarantee it won’t be as pretty or nostalgic.

Thanks to @andyfortson for finding. I may sometimes scare him with my Geek Speak, but he still finds me awesome stuff!

(EDIT: @Jorge_Z found instructions for you to make your own. If you do, send us some pics!)