Posts by Category: Gadgets

Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

Jukebox derby.

The TVX Jukebox. Is this the 200GB media center for the masses? Mmm…possibly. £399.00 ($645.18).  Simply plug it into your computer (USB) and it will appear like any external drive, then just transfer images, music and movies onto it. It automatically converts your movies to DivX format, taking an average 6 Gig movie down to around a mere 75 Megs, but maintaining excellent quality. Then you just plug it into your TV and it will play it all. It’s so…


Continue Reading »Jukebox derby.
Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

Chat-Cord.

Chat-Cord. Use your home phone – wireless or tethered – to make and receive Internet calls on your PC. A Skype remote dialler proglet is also available so you don’t even have to touch the PC to dial or accept calls. Uber neat. And uber cheap.  $19.99. [Update: the good folk at Chat-Cord Inc. have asked me to say that the $19.99 price is a special offer. So no hassling them now, OK?]  This amazing device allows you to easily connect your…


Continue Reading »Chat-Cord.
Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

Real man’s golf.

So here’s the thing. I receive this PR release inviting me to ‘an exclusive preview’ of the new Real World Golf game from In2Games. But if I accept, I must agree ‘not to publish coverage’ of the PS2 and PC game before August 19th 2005. But it’s already out in the public domain, girls, so where’s your heads at? Tsk.  The Gametrak system tracks every aspect of your golf swing in real time, and gives all the realism and subtlety of…


Continue Reading »Real man’s golf.
Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

The BBQ Case.

The BBQ case. So it’s BBQ season, chill out and flip n’sizzle a little. Just don’t flick ash on the carpet.  This compact and slim-line fold-away BBQ is a great little summer cooker. Easy to stash away when you’re not using it, and yet open it up and you’ve got a 42.5 x 26cm cooking area. The grill can sit at three different heights, there’s an integral wind-break for breezy days, and they’ve even thrown in a spatula and BBQ fork…


Continue Reading »The BBQ Case.
Gadgets May 30, 2005 posted by

The NightCam.

The AstraPix PC300 NightCam. A 1.3 megapixel illuminating web cam. With built in microphone. Perfect for badger spotting, eh?  By combining a web-cam, built-in microphone, high-quality VGA CCD sensor and 4-LED lights for night vision, the AstraPix PC300 lets you express your creativity like a pro. Now you can create amazing videos and shoot 1.3 megapixel still photos with ease.


Continue Reading »The NightCam.
Gadgets May 30, 2005 posted by

Sharks fin soup.

Shark Fin. $12.98. We might need a bigger boat.  Life-like shark fin cruises around your pool hunting for excitement! “Kids” of all ages will enjoy the fun and laughter it inspires. Lightweight plastic with on/off switch


Continue Reading »Sharks fin soup.
Gadgets May 27, 2005 posted by

50 year calendar.

The 50 Year Calendar paperweight. $9.95. Sometimes simple has a timeless attraction, doesn’t it? Anyway buy this for someone who’s very young (calendar good through 2052!)


Continue Reading »50 year calendar.
Gadgets May 27, 2005 posted by

Svelte speaks.

These elegant black Elecom-AV speakers are rather swish, doncha think? And guess what? They come in white too. Surprise! Around $100.00.


Continue Reading »Svelte speaks.
Gadgets May 27, 2005 posted by

Traveller’s delight.

The Travel Clock Combo. Hardened travellers need look no further than this all-in-one comfort blanket. Thumb sucking obligatory. $62.22.  Travel safer with an all in one alarm clock, bedside flashlight, smoke detector and motion sensor. Ideal for someone you really care about. The travel companion has a lighted flip up LCD screen showing the time, room temperature and calendar.


Continue Reading »Traveller’s delight.
Gadgets May 26, 2005 posted by

Cool Fusion.

The Fusion HDTV DVB-T USB. So let’s get this straight. Most people in the civilised world still haven’t experienced High Definition television in any form whatsoever, and yet the Koreans are already producing USB boxes to add it to your laptop? Golly. With DivX conversion, PVR functions and a remote control too.  Supports any notebook PCs as well as desktop * Bus-powered (No power adapter required) * Small form-factor and fancy design which can fit even your pocket * Crisp, clear picture…


Continue Reading »Cool Fusion.
Gadgets May 26, 2005 posted by

Palm Tree Hammock.

The Palm Tree Hammock. Faux grass, fake palm trees and a cool misting system. Paradise found. I’d cancel the tickets to the Bahamas, but at $3,495.00…? Maybe not. [via The Green Head]


Continue Reading »Palm Tree Hammock.
Gadgets May 25, 2005 posted by

The future is Orange?

The Orange Star Wars box set. Aaargh! A Darth Vader phone holder (with light up call alert), Chewbacca furry phone pouch (eeew) and a Yoda top-up card? Free with a £49.99 Nokia 3220? Use the sauce, Luke.  Buy a pay as you go Nokia 3220 Star Wars gift pack and you’ll get a galaxy of cool accessories that are must-haves for any Jedi Knight or Dark Lord of the Sith.


Continue Reading »The future is Orange?
Gadgets May 25, 2005 posted by

Cell phun detecta.

The Osun Cellphone EMF Radiation Detector. $24.95. Tested one of these EMF detector puppies once. Scary. Everything gives you cancer. Everything.  Do you know you are exposed to more and more Electromagnetic Field (EMF) radiation that may cause harm to your health and well-being? This Radiation Finder will detect radiation strength of your cell phone, microwave oven, TV, computer monitor, alarm clock, hair dryer, and other appliances in your environment. Based on the measurement you can choose the right cell…


Continue Reading »Cell phun detecta.
Gadgets May 25, 2005 posted by

Solar handbag.

Had to come didn’t it? The Solar Power Handbag. For today’s switched on woman? Arf!  C-TSP-B08 hand bag with integrate solar cell to charge the mobile phone walkman, CD Players or PDAs


Continue Reading »Solar handbag.
Gadgets May 25, 2005 posted by

Steam genie.

The Micro Pro Fabric Steamer. $34.85. If you travel a lot you crease. You know you do. And who likes ironing, eh? Much better to stand there like a lemon spraying steam and a prayer over your best shirt at 6:45am in the hotel room.  No ironing board needed with this efficient wrinkle remover. At just 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 (and under 1 lb), this is the most compact solution yet to the problems of wrinkles…


Continue Reading »Steam genie.