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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Beer alarm.

The Beer Burglar Alarm. £6.95. Clearly desperate times are here, peeps. What are the chances that both drink and alarm go missing first time out?  The Beer Burglar Alarm is a simple but effective device, designed to protect your drink from thirsty thieves. This mini alarm attaches to a glass or bottle, and should anyone move into the 25cm (10”) ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding your beer, it will alert you instantly, allowing you to rush back and rescue it. You can choose…

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Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by


Virtual Indoor Golf. $249.00. OK, so it’s raining. Just clear out the living room, park the family in the garage with a Thermos and sandwiches and try not to wreck the carpet. Likely?  Unlike other computer games that require you “swing” by using your mouse or keypad, Virtual Golf lets you play with your own golf clubs. It’s great for those just beginning to understand the game, as well as those who are more advanced thanks to its five different…

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Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Powerless rodent!

The Battery Free Wireless Mouse. £29.99. No wires, no batteries, just an induction mouse mat. Will this tech catch on? Hmm…  The BatteryFREE Wireless Optical Mouse does not need a battery to keep powered on. It works with its ingenious Mouse Pad. The Mouse Pad will transfer constant power to the mouse and whenever the mouse is placed on the mouse pad which is plugged to the computer via a USB connector. Lift the mouse way above the mouse pad, and it receives…

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Bizarre January 28, 2005 posted by

Shoehorn tech.

The Personal Stereo Center. If unrelated features were a virus, this puppy would have a very bad rash indeed. Alarm clock which accepts MP3 music/audio input from any plug-in USB drive, iPod etc. Flashing Night light function Digital timer Digicam card reader Stereo system with inbuilt speakers and amplifier Disco effect flashing clock face pulses in time with the music…

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Gadgets January 28, 2005 posted by

Can do.

The CanMate car refrigerator and warmer. Heat or cool your bevvies on the go. $88.99.  Cooling – Keeping the temperature of canned beverage or bring it to a lower temperature.At room temperature of 30°C, the canned beverage could reach 2°C (Temperature of the cooling container reaches below ) Heating – Keeping the temperature of canned beverage at 48 ~ 53°C (Temperature of the heating container reaches 50 ~ 60°C

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Gadgets January 28, 2005 posted by

Go copy.

The GoDVD Video Enhancer. Backup your DVD movies the analogue way? $99.99.  Preserve your memories to DVD and enhance their video image at the same time with the GoDVD Video Enhancer, which easily allows you to transfer any type of VHS format as well as “protected” DVD content to DVD, Four output signal enhancement modes will stabilize video signals for crisp copies: Set your GoDVD to Normal, Enhanced, Darker or Black/White for improved image quality, and the video enhancers digital technology…

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Gadgets January 27, 2005 posted by

Fanny may.

The USB Fan/Clock Radio. It’s a radio, see. No wait, it’s a fan. No stop, it’s a USB peripheral. $11.95.  If you have a warm workspace, you know how uncomfortable it can be – here is the solution. This desktop unit has an alarm clock and FM scan radio, but the biggest feature by far is the slide-out fan. Just plug this clock into your computer’s USB port, slide the main face over and with the flick of a switch…

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Gadgets January 27, 2005 posted by

Talk to the digit, the face ain’t…

The Talking Timer. The world’s first deliberately annoying gadget? $19.99.  The trouble with ordinary clocks and timers is that unless they’re in your line of sight, you never know how much time is left before the alarm rings. But that’s not so with the Talking Timer, a revolutionary device that announces how much time is left, eliminating the need to visually check for yourself. Using a pleasant, human voice, the talking timer announces the remaining time every hour, every ten…

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Gadgets January 26, 2005 posted by

The Hand Band.

The Hand Band. Back in the day we were lucky to get a cracked glass, cheese grater and rusting thimble to play with. And karaoke was the sound we made when the thimble wore through. Tsk! $99.95.  Any child can compose songs out of thin air simply by moving the fingers of these musical gloves. The soft fabric gloves can be set to guitar, keyboard, or drums; each finger plays a different note (within a two-octave range) or drumbeat, and transmits to the…

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Gadgets January 26, 2005 posted by

Candle power.

The Glowing, Flickering, Battery-Operated Scented Candle. So simple and yet so faux new millennium, doncha think? $19.99.  If you enjoy the warm, ambient glow that candlelight emits but are uncomfortable with exposing your family to the unhealthy smoke byproducts, this Battery-Operated Candle is made of real wax and will provide the same glowing, flickering light without the negative aspects associated with candles…its two C batteries (sold separately) need to be replaced after approximately 350 hours of lighting time. It poses no…

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Gadgets January 26, 2005 posted by


The iPod is all knowing, all powerful. All hail the Emperor. Cough. OK, some iPod stuff. iPodMods.  If you don’t like the colors Apple put in we don’t blame you. Why not try Super Red, Super White, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green on for size? They not only look great, but make your iPod stand out among the sea of white. iPod Agent.  iPod Agent is your one stop utility for managing contacts, appointments, mail, notes, tasks, RSS feeds, weather, horoscopes,…

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Gadgets January 25, 2005 posted by

Trust in time.

  The Trust HS-8200 Bluetooth Car Kit. €109.95. Cute ain’t it, although it’s fair to say that any pretty blue LCD screen tends to get us excited way beyond the bounds of credibility.  Clear backlit LCD display and illuminated buttons for easy volume control, answering and cancelling calls, voice dialling, redialling, pairing and switching on/off Easy synchronisation of 20 numbers from the SIM card of your mobile phone (if supported by the phone) Up to 8 different phones can be paired…

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Gadgets January 25, 2005 posted by

Charge 2 Go.

The Charge 2 Go. ‘The reusable AA cell phone battery charger.’ The Ferret tried one of the PP9v battery versions a while back and was rather unimpressed, but what makes this cool is that you can use rechargeable AA batteries as well as standard ones. $19.99.  This is the first reusable cell charger that makes sense. Take it anywhere for up to 3 extra hours of talk time. Charge 2 Go is 100% reliable, mobile and safe. One AA battery gives you…

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Gadgets January 25, 2005 posted by

Wrist racer.

The Wrist Watch R/C Car. $19.95. And you wanted a SPOT watch instead? Pah, dufus!  The Most Incredible Remote Control Car Ever Built! It drives, races, turns on a dime, zigs,zags and whips around curves-even climbs hills-all by a remote control wristwatch! Simply press the control buttons on the infrared ray control center built into the watch and the car responds in a flash. You can also open the doors, turn on headlights, sound the horn, flash the brake lights,…

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Gadgets January 24, 2005 posted by

Sniff n’Go.

Scent Stories. Er..a boombox which plays smells rather than music? What d’ya reckon, sniff your way to peace and relaxation? Starter kit around $34.99 with each disc at $5.99. Does the Scentstories player also play music?No. The Scentstories player only accepts Scentstories perfumed discs How long will a disc last?A disc will last about 20 plays (or 50 hours) on High intensity. Each disc plays for 2.5 hours, so 20 plays x 2.5 hours = 50 hours of play.   Select…

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