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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets May 24, 2005 posted by

Lock an’ load.

The BioCert Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock. $199.95. But what happens if you lose your fingers, eh? Eh? Answer me that! And let’s not talk about the batteries running out at four o’clock on a dark, damp December morning.  Imagine securing your home with the latest in technology and at the same time eliminating the headache of shared or lost keys. Now you can with the BioCert Guardian Fingerprint Biometric Door Lock from Biometrics Direct. The BioCert Guardian Fingerprint Biometric Door Lock runs…


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Gadgets May 24, 2005 posted by

Harness the power.

The Conterra Adjusta Pro Harness. Hah, pfaff with the designer iPod holders already. Real street cred comes from carrying your booty around in a tough, ‘don’t mess wit me Arnie’ harness. Trust me, they only love you for your hardware. $42.95.  Originally designed for ski patrol and mountain rescue use, this “one size fits all” radio harness will instantly adjust to hold any radio snugly to your chest without the use of multiple velcro straps or buckles found on lesser quality…


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Gadgets May 23, 2005 posted by

World Clock.

WorldClock.2002.  Simulates the Earth’s rotation of 1 revolution every 24 hours and tells the time in 100 major cities worldwide…has a 20 inch (500mm) square face and comes self standing or wall mountable.


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Gadgets May 23, 2005 posted by

Tool time.

The Humvee Tactical Adventure Tool. Buy one and start searching for the Holy Grail, the Temple of Doom or your youthful good looks. $9.95.  Keep this handy tool tucked away in your glove box, backpack, or tool box, just in case. You get a liquid filled floating dial compass so you can always tell how to get where you need to be, a detachable magnifying glass, safety mirror, and breakaway neck cord. Store some medicine and matches in the dry…


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Gadgets May 20, 2005 posted by

Doodle dandy.

The Ferret has absolutely no idea what a Doodle Card is or does. But to be honest, who cares? It’s made of Sterling Silver, comes with a leather pouch and looks like it could be fun at dinner parties or similar moments of boredom. £35.00.


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Gadgets May 20, 2005 posted by

Ice clock.

The Ice Sensor Clock. £24.99 ($46.73). Decidedly dodgy tech. Sweeping hands eventually make for lots of debris.  Cool looking white clock with an unusual querk…sweep your hand across the face & the readout changes from time..to date.. to temperature..then back to time. It”s magic!


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Gadgets May 19, 2005 posted by

Armored.

The Armor 3600 PDA case says tough. It growls waterproof. It screams crushproof. It whispers $99.95. Plus fluorescent yellow, no less.  easily use PDA through recessed, clear plastic screen portals for printer, GPS, other cable connections waterproof, dustproof & airtight   secure stylus holder on outside of 3600 adjustable Velcro hand strap – easy to use with gloves unconditional lifetime guarantee


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Gadgets May 19, 2005 posted by

Bali Hai GPS.

The Haicom HI-305N. ‘Tis a GPS receiver, squire. With Compact Flash and mini-1394 interfaces. The clever bit though, is the side loading SD slot. To hold the mapping software for your PDA, see?  After the proper driver installed, with the SD memory card inserted, as soon as user plug the Compact Flash interface, there will be a folder created from host device. Beside using it as a complete GPS solution, HI-305N can also be a SD card reader in CF interface. One…


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Gadgets May 19, 2005 posted by

MoMA world clock.

The MoMA World Clock. Simple, elegant, effective. $74.00.  This barrel-shaped desk clock has 12 sides, each with the name of two major cities. Altogether, the 24 cities represent the 24 Global Time Zones. To find the local time in another time zone, simply roll the clock so the city representing that time zone is on top.


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Gadgets May 19, 2005 posted by

LED for tea.

The LED Tealight from Kikkerland. Romance at the touch of a button. Looks real from here though, doesn’t it? About $28.00.


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Gadgets May 18, 2005 posted by

Smart Park.

The Smart Park system. Moving the parking meter inside the vehicle. Sounds good to me.   Smart Park is an In Vehicle Parking Meter (IVPM) device resembling a pocket calculator with a slot for a smart card. The smart card activates Smart Park. SP’s LCD acts both as a user interface for easy motorist operation and as a display for parking enforcement. Motorist selections are keyed into SP’s small keyboard. SP stores the municipal parking parameters, calculates the parking fee,…


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Gadgets May 18, 2005 posted by

Fly by.

The TrafficScope Micro 200. If I was 10,000 feet in the air on a dodgy approach in a sudden downpour, I’d want one of these puppies plugged in next to me. Oh yes I would. Of course if I was flying something too that would help. $299.00.  While no collision avoidance device takes the place of proper traffic scanning procedures, Micro is an invaluable tool to alert you to traffic you may not have known was there. You can’t see…


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Gadgets May 18, 2005 posted by

Wag a Flag.

Wag-A-Flag. $19.98.  Take advantage of this revolutionary way to show your American pride. WAG-A-FLAG is a one-of-a-kind suspended animation display. With a twist of your wrist, spin the WAG-A-FLAG and instantly see the U.S. Flag and a patriotic message appear in thin air. At the same time, it will play patriotic songs such as the Star Spangled Banner. With its bright red, white, and blue lighted display and upbeat music, WAG-A-FLAG adds excitement to any event.


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Gadgets May 17, 2005 posted by

Football playa.

The world’s first Football MP3 Player? The M890–34 offers USB 2.0, voice recording, lyric display and can last for 12 hours on just one AAA battery. Which is more than can be said for Manchester United players, eh? Price? Around £800 million. Oh you mean the MP3 thingy? Sorry, no idea.  


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Gadgets May 17, 2005 posted by

Phone Skype.

The BeyondTel PhoneSkype SK-04. Next generation USB Internet phone. I’m a Major Global Telecom Executive. I stopped sleeping well at nights a while ago. The headaches are also getting worse. Around $26.00 FOB China. Full dialling keypad  Loud ring on call Non-echo speakerphone Headset socket


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