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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets August 9, 2005 posted by

Fridge purifier.

The Fridge Purifier. The Ferret is a relentless cruiser of the info-bahn, and so comes across odd little tidbits now and then. Like the fact that APH sells this purifier for $34.05 when the unit factory gate price apears to be $3.20 from some remote manufacturing origin that eludes investigation. Ah me…profit is a wonderful and strange reflection of desire vs risk, is it not children?  Winmax FRESH-GUARANTEE? is an innovative device that helps freshening food in your refrigerator by…

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Gadgets August 8, 2005 posted by

R/C Lawn Mower.

The Evatech Remote Control Lawn Mower. Dude, if womeneses had more senses, they woulds make everything in the world – and kitchen – work by radio control, so that us male suckas could have real fun doing all dem nasty nasty chores. Vroom, vroom….beep, beep….. Kits around $400.00. and check out their RCLM2007H2 water powered hybrid R/C mower too. Coming next year.

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Gadgets August 8, 2005 posted by

USB Battery Charger.

The USB Battery Charger. There’s something poetically utilitarian about getting your laptop to charge the batteries for your digicam, doncha think? £7.25.  Handy little charger that allows you to use the power from your PC (Desktop or Laptop) to charge and re-charge AA and AAA Ni-Cd/Ni-MH type batteries. Will charge up to 4 X batteries at a time. Price invcludes VAT and Delivery

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Gadgets August 8, 2005 posted by

Meter maid.

The Clipsal Cent-a-Meter. A wireless remote power meter which measures how much electricity you’re using at any one time. Plonk it next to your couch and be amazed as you watch TV. Marvel at your reckless waste when you flick on that X-Box, hairdryer or kettle. Pure, unadulterated guilt on a stick.  The Clipsal CENT-A-METER comprises of a sensor, wireless transmitter and receiver. The sensor is a clip-on current transformer that samples the electric current on each active phase wire inside…

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Gadgets August 8, 2005 posted by

Magic Youth.

The Magic Youth Wand. And lo! There came unto earth a facial massager to banish wrinkles and restore youthfulness to those in dire need. And it was spread amongst the good and the infirm, with infra-red warmth and silica roller. And the people marvelled. And went away. £19.99.   Regular use of the magic wand roller can contribute to clearer, smoother and tighter skin and to fewer wrinkles around the eyes. Warm and gentle massage stimulates the treated area, thus increasing removal of toxins,…

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Gadgets August 5, 2005 posted by

Qonos super calculator.

The Qonos Calculator. Not just any old calculator, oh no. This one is a super duper, party scooper, mad fly calculatorix majorilis. Scientific PDA, graphical calc, pocket computer and entry terminal. Wot, no DVD player? Tsk.  Qonos promises a significant leap in power and flexibility to the graphical calculator power user. In contrast Qonos will provide emulation of two powerful graphical calculator series, the TI89 and the HP48/49G as well as standard PDA functions (Address book, agenda, calendar, note-taking etc)…….

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Gadgets August 5, 2005 posted by

Keychain camera detector.

The Keychain Camera Detector. Spy vs Spy in action. They build small peephole cameras, you carry around a teeny keychain detector which lets you locate them. They slink off in disgust. You order room service. 3 meter range. Priced at around $50.00. Wild-range: include 900, 1200, 1300MHz and 2.4GHz Receiving sensertivity: 500MHz ~ 3GHz Coverage range: 3 meter a radius Signal O/P: red light LED flash Battery: 3V. LR-44 x 2pcs

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Gadgets August 5, 2005 posted by

Keyboard boogie.

The GarageKey USB-MIDI keyboard is designed for Apple’s GarageBand software. The clever bit is that it comes on legs, so you can slide your proper Apple keyboard underneath it when you’re not composing the Next Great Cornflakes Jingle. $139.99.  The GarageKey has 37 full-size, professional quality, velocity sensitive keys. It has octave up and down buttons discretely placed on the rear panel. And, it is plug and play compliant with OS X USB-MIDI. Its clear acrylic over bright white styling,…

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Gadgets August 5, 2005 posted by

Digicam panorama gadget.

The Digital Camera Panorama Gadget. That’s not its name, we just made that up. Why? Because we still haven’t mastered the ancient art of Korean, that’s why. Much to our sorrow, Danny. Anyway this seems to be a small black or silver adapter that you attach to the bottom of your digital camera and then to your tripod to let you easily take panoramic or 360 degree Quicktime sequences. It’s very clever actually, if that’s what it does. Around $40.00 thanks very much…

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Gadgets August 4, 2005 posted by

Power Pocket.

Power Pockets. Roll up solar charging pads complete with cables and connectors. From $149.95 for the 6.5 watt model. ‘Foldable, Portable, Dependable.’  Turn sunshine into electricity – Power Pockets are great for charging mobile phones, games, PDA’s and any other 12 Volt electronic device. And when you’re done, hide it away easily!…Runs or Charges in 2-4 hrs.

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Gadgets August 4, 2005 posted by

Clip-on rearview.

The Clip-on Rearview Mirror with LCD. I think the idea is that you clip this gidget over your existing car mirror, attach a suitable camera and bingo, LCD rear vision to perfectly neutralise your myopia. Or something. And so cheap….cough….at $449.95.  Anti-glare rearview mirror w/ 4.05″ TFT LCD color monitor. Combine this anti-glare blue lens rearview mirror with any of the backup cameras. When used with the 20-VM40RC bracket, it’s easy to install, everything you need is included. Resolution: 480×234….

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Gadgets August 4, 2005 posted by

Pizza party.

The Homer Simpson Talking Pizza Cutter. What else is there to say? Except d’oh! $10.98.  When you press down on the cutter, Homer entertains you with 3 characteristic phrases and a short rendition of “That’s Amore.” No buttons to push, batteries included.

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Gadgets August 3, 2005 posted by

Skygnome roams.

The Skygnome wireless receiver. Nope, doesn’t sit in the garden, sits in the living room. Or bedroom. Or bathroom. In fact anywhere that you want to listen to your Sky satellite TV and radio broadcasts in your home. 30 metres range, 500 sat channels, 80 DAB radio channels and two colours. You want more? No price as yet, available in October.  Simple to set up, compatible with all Sky boxes and with no additional subscription charge, Sky Gnome couldn’t be easier to…

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Gadgets August 3, 2005 posted by

Shooting Net.

The Shooting Net. Er..forget tazers, pepper spray or Mace. What you really really need to cart around is an air-charged Shooting Net like this doohickey. Apparently, because it’s not explosive or lethal, it’s…ahem…totally legal. Not to say somewhat cathartically cartoonish in action we suspect. Poof, splat, tangle.  This product has the outer appearance similar to that of a large electric torch. The operator can put it in the car or carry it on the shoulder, featuring convenient carriage and simple…

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Gadgets August 3, 2005 posted by

The moptastic robot cleaner.

The Orazio Home Cleaner. Think you’re hip with your Roomba do you? Pah! This puppy doesn’t just vacuum carpets, it also cleans floors, sweeps them and even blooming well polishes them using a wet or dry cloth as necessary. It will also cook and serve up a tasty and nutritious Greek dinner for two with candles and soft music afterwards. What? Oh sorry, that’s the Mk II.  With its LCD display featuring 12 function keys, Orazio can perform five different programs, according to the…

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