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For geeks with Bond-esque style, Adafruit Industries have created iCufflinks. They're electronic cufflinks crafted out of machined aluminum with the standby or power symbol, International Electrotechnical Commission 5009, engraved on it.

That symbol, better known as the Power Button Logo on Macs, doesn't just light up on the iCufflink; it pulses like the sleep indicator on recent Macs.

The company didn't just emulate any pulsing LED, either. Adafruit reverse engineered Applessleep indicator, a technology Apple actually patented. Apple found that the by mimicking human breathing for their sleep indicator, it was more "psychologically appealing and superior" to other waveforms.

http://vimeo.com/25108667

The iCufflinks are currently sold out due to initial demand, but Adafruit hopes to have more in stock soon. They are available from Adafruit's online store for $128. The cufflinks are also open-source with source code, circuit board files and schematics published online.

Article Link: iCufflinks 'Pulse' Just Like Your Sleeping Mac
 

longofest

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Jul 10, 2003
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I don't wear cufflinks very often, but if I did, I would totally want them to be these. This is pretty cool.

It almost makes me want to add cufflinks to my T-Shirts... Wear them like Pips

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Koodauw

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I really want a pair. Even a flatter non pulsing version would be cool. My question is the battery replaceable and do they turn off?
 

iRobby

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I do not know about you all but my Dell from 2006 has the same p[power button on the tower and the monitor. I believe this design is not exclusive to Apple but may be universal for moist computers
 

MrSmith

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Nov 27, 2003
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They're developing an iPrinceAlbert, reversed engineered from the iPhone "vibrate".
 

JTToft

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This is not the same rhythm as Apple's sleep indicator. The symbol is visible when the light is off - Apple's sleep indicator is not.

Poor effort.
 
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