Tech Gear Inspired by TRON: Legacy

Tech Gear Inspired by TRON: Legacy

Joel Pirela
Nov 2, 2010

For many fans, the brand new Tron: Legacy movie is a film they've been waiting to be released for 30 years. It is going to be more than a movie, it'll be an event. Now we are starting to see more and more tech gear inspired or influenced by the movie's recognizable aesthetic. Streaming lines, tech-organic and with the trademark trails of neon color...

Cyglo Tires comes with motion sensitive LEDs embedded into the tire wall, making you more visible to other road users, while also creating a TRON light cycle effect. Switched on using a motion sensor within the tire, the high powered, tough and durable LED bulbs are built into the tread wall of the tire and can be set to either flash or be permanently on. When the wheel reaches a certain speed, a ring of light is formed whilst continually and perpetually creating its own power (perhaps an impetus to pedal faster?). Manufacturing bicycle tires with LED lights already built-in has significant benefits; the LED system provides the equivalent of permanent running lights now found in many autos, while at night the lighting maximizes visibility regardless of outdoor lighting conditions.

Motorola Aura
This ultra expensive phone has the vintage charm that goes against the current iTrend with the use of high quality materials and a round LCD display. Inspired by luxury watches and handcrafted design, AURA is a unique handset that breaks convention and re-establishes artistry in mobile device design and manufacturing. Combining superb craftsmanship and a distinctive interface, AURA delivers a sensory experience while reminding us of the Master Control Program from TRON (a character who won't be in the new update).

Tron Zero Gravity Light Cycle
A palm sized replica of Tron: Legacy's Light Cycle that you can race around any flat surface, including walls and ceilings. There are blue and yellow versions which emits a short light trails for a night time show. The battery powered remote also acts as a charger for the bikes.

TRON Keyboard and Mouse
A configurable keyboard which allows for both left or right positioning of the number pad for optimal gaming positioning. Laser etched keys glow, bringing to life a TRON-like feel with every keystroke. From the rez and de-rez lighting effects during startup and shutdown to the smooth black finish of the Hyperesponse keys, the backlit TRON Gaming Keyboard Designed by Razer is exactly what you need to dominate the Game Grid. A detachable modular keypad, lighting effects triggered by in-game alerts, and fully programmable keys with macro capabilities almost turn this keyboard into a Recognizer capturing you in the TRON universe.

Now, for the DIY'er out there, this could be a nice challenge: DIY Daft Punk Helmet. Do you want an awesome space helmet like the guys from Daft Punk wear? Well now you can make your own, thanks to a very in-depth build page by Volpin Props. The amount of detail is incredible and the look alone is worth the 17 months it took to get it done.

And we don't know about you, but we're still looking forward to the day when our desk actually looks and operates like Ed Dillinger's desk from the original TRON. Touch-sensitive keyboard, flush surface interface of a giant iPad with text displaym synthesized speech, security camera feeds, 3D apps and of course, connection to one mean machine MCP!

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