It’s a Sign
Granted, you may not have much use for a tank-crossing
sign in your garage, but it certainly will get the neigh-
bors talking. Roundabout Signs offers authentic
metal signs from the foreign countries in which
they are posted. Ranging from $125 to $155,
the hieroglyphic guid eposts—which include
Australia’s kangaroo crossing and a Dutch
water-hazard warning—are luring
famous fans like car enthusiasts
Jay Leno and Ralph Lauren.
Amtrak riders, though, may be
partial to this train-themed
version from Germany. For
purchase and information,
call 888-527-1704 or visit
From the Rails
to the Ring
Two of boxing’s most decorated
superstars, “The Golden Boy”
Oscar de la Hoya and “Pretty Boy”
Floyd Mayweather, will square off
May 5 in one of the biggest sport-
ing events of the decade. The fight
will be held at the MGM Grand in
Las Vegas and is expected to break
records for pay-per-view subscrip-
tions and gate ticket sales.
The two champions and their
entourages recently embarked
on the first leg of an 11-city
media tour, riding Amtrak through
New York City, Philadelphia and
Washington, D.C., to attend press
conferences and build hype for
the once-in-a-lifetime event.
You love your iPod, notebook computer and Black-
Berry. And so do all of your friends, who have the
same “personal” devices. How do you avoid mix-ups
or being labeled an electronic copycat? Personalize
your property by having it laser etched.
Adafruit Industries offers laser etching on laptop
computers, MP3 players, cell phones, cameras or any
other gadget you can think of. Just take your device
and artwork to Adafruit’s New York City office and
you’ll be the one to press the Go button on the machine.
Have your item etched with your name and “return to”
information or a “Do not touch or you will be hurt” warning.
Or give your gadget some flair with original artwork. Laser
etching is great for businesses looking to keep tabs on their
Prices range from $30 for small devices like iPods and cell
phones to $100 for laptop computers. Bulk and business rates
are offered. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to
make an appointment. Visit adafruit.com/laser for more
pictures of sample work.
Etch Marks the Spot