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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Bizarre May 9, 2005 posted by

Bare chicken, can might.

Moving right along, it’s probably fair to say that the Beer-Can Chicken Roaster is something that could only – and we repeat only – come from Australia. Land of the Frozen Wombat Lolly and Black Widow XXXX Pie. OK, so we made the last stuff up, but you get the idea. And let’s spend a few moments quietly with head bowed in respect for the poor old chuckie, eh? A$19.95.  We’ve gotta admit, when we first laid eyes on this…

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

5 Pin USB keychain.

The Mini 5 Pin USB Keychain. Thing is, you never know when you’re going to need a small 5 pin USB adapter for your MP3 player, camera, PDA, phone etc, do you? So why take the chance of being caught out without one? Is it worth the ridicule for a measly $5.00? No. Of course it isn’t.  Battery charging. Data synchronization. Apply most of mini 5 pins devices, e.g. PDA, MP3, Cellular Phone, etc. Comes with small chain for connecting to…

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Lighter than air.

The World View lamp. Heh, dose crazy Swedes and dere crazy design ideas. A floating Helium room lamp that requires a refill every 2 – 3 weeks? And costs over £437.00 ($831.00)? Perhaps you need check out your lighter-than-air brain first before handing over cash, eh my little Scandinavian sweetpea?  A structureless, weightless lighting fixture. It uses a cluster of 35 ultra-bright LEDs which is suspended from a large helium balloon. A limited edition version powered by rechargeable batteries is also available….

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Call breaker.

The Winpower Cellular Phone Breaker. Feel like taking down some jabbering cellphone poser? Well install this and snigger. Apparently it’ll stop just about any type of phone working in a 100 meter radius. Ugly though, ain’t it?

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Swash n’Go.

The Swash Toilet Seat. Ay yi yi, the Japanese invasion begins. Hold on to yer hollyhocks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride, peeps. $429.99.  A Swash is a high-tech toilet seat (also known as a seat bidet) that utilizes two retractable water wands to provide a fresh and hygienic cleansing of posterior and feminine areas. A Swash actually replaces your conventional toilet seat. Better than a conventional toilet seat, it has a heated seat and delivers a warm water wash with…

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Pro Aim golf.

The ProAim Virtual Alignment Trainer. So…er…is it cheating to cheat in golf? And…er…do these slightly sinister shades make me look, well sinister? No honestly. $59.95.  As you prepare to putt wearing ProAim frames, vivid grid lines are projected onto your field of vision.  Instant visual feedback highlights mistakes in alignment and stroking that are otherwise impossible to detect. Self-correction takes seconds; and “optical imprinting” embeds your perfected putting stroke into muscle memory.

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Gadgets May 5, 2005 posted by


Snapalarm. Fiendishly clever Swedish smoke alarm that you install simply by snapping it into place around a light cord. Around SEK 349.00 (£23.00).  The unique feature of Snapalarm is its patented installation technique. You simply place the alarm in the cord of a pendant lamp with a click. No need to drill holes. It fits most cords, chains and rods, up to 2 cm. And it looks good! Remember! Place Snapalarm high up and in a central part of the…

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Gadgets May 5, 2005 posted by

Mouse mania.

The Connectland 10 Button Smart Mouse. On the basis that you can never have too many buttons on yer mouse. Or your house. Or spouse. You louse.  A$48.40.  Features * Plug & Play * 10 Direct Access Mouse Buttons * Ergonomic design to reduce RSI * Big 12mm scrolling wheel for ease of use * Luminous Blue scroll wheel…Buttons – 1. Left 2. Right 3. Scroll 4. WWW Back 5. WWW Forward 6. Vertical acc UP 7. Vertical acc DOWN 8. Application…

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Gadgets May 5, 2005 posted by

Anti RSI keyboard.

  From the start-‘em-young-and-willing-dept. The My Kids Anti RSI Keyboard and Mouse. ‘A’ shaped anti RSI key layout, 2/3rds size for teeny hands, typing fun software. Cute. $19.00.  The Mini Kids Keyboard is 2/3 the size of a normal keyboard. The distance between each individual keycaps was specially designed not only for kids’ small hands as well as for computer users with smaller hands.

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Gadgets May 4, 2005 posted by

Bluetooth it.

The Kanda Parani10 serial to Bluetooth adapter turns yer serial port into a BT port. It’s also quite a versatile beasty all round. Er..we’re talking 1.2km range versatile, see? $149.00.  The Parani10 uses Bluetooth wireless to allow serial devices to communicate at long distances – 200m with standard antenna and up 1.2Km with optional patch antenna. This means that you can: * Use 2 Pirani10 modules as a wireless serial lead that just replaces your serial cable * Connect a Pirani10…

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Gadgets May 4, 2005 posted by


Next time you wanna buy something for a wacky relative, why not check out the Hummer Self Powered Radio? A cranky product for a cranky person, geddit? Sigh. $49.95.  HUMMER radio is powered by hand cranking so you don’t have to worry about depleted batteries when blackouts or emergencies hit. # Just two minutes of cranking generate up to 15 minutes of radio, including AM/FM bands, 24-hour weather-band and severe weather signal. # Removable LED flashlight provides up to 30 minutes…

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Gadgets May 4, 2005 posted by

#33 to go.

The Chinese Take-Out Handbag. Of course, why not? Where else can you keep your chopped liver and mustard makeup case? $15.95.  It may look like a jumbo-sized order of Moo Goo Gai Pan to go, but it’s actually our new Chinese Take-Out Bag. White vinyl bag features a zippered top, an authentic spiral metal handle and four metal feet on the bottom. The sides are screened with a fiery Chinese Dragon and the words “Thank You” and “Come Again” on the…

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Gadgets May 3, 2005 posted by

Stroller Pak.

Stroller Pak. Park and ride?   * Quickly converts between a backpack and a stroller * Folds down small enough to easily fit in aircraft overhead compartments * Adjustable height handle fits people from 5′ to 7′ tall * Accessory bag straps onto frame below seat for wheel storage * Lightweight aluminum frame * Quick release 12″ wheels allow you to remove and replace wheels in seconds

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Gadgets May 3, 2005 posted by

Hand painted prattle.

Hand painted Cordless Phones. $99.00. Er…  Our talented artist has hand-painted this 900MHz cordless phone just for you! Features Caller ID, 30# Caller ID memory, 10# speed dial memory, redial, channel autoscan system, handset locator, desk or wall mountable. Painted design will stand up to everyday use. Custom painting available on your choice of telephone with your choice of design – call for more information.

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Gadgets May 3, 2005 posted by

Joy to the world.

The Joytech PS2 LCD screen. Eight inches of digital monitor for PS gaming grandiloquence. With integrated Stereo SRS surround sound speakers and in car power adapter too. Perfect for the SUV, maybe? Around £98.00.  Dual function remote control included for both PS2 and monitor AV Multi Output allows connection to an external TV and Hi-Fi without removing the monitor 2 Stereo headphone outputs for private multi player gaming

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