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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

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

Pod-nessity.

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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Gadgets January 24, 2005 posted by

Magic mat.

Magic Pad. A$14.95. Super sticky pad for securing your gadget valuables. Cue vision of dad’s mobile phone stuck to the door of the fridge. That’s some sticky!  This super-handy MagicPad is just what you need to make sure you never lose track of your valuables – it’s like a landing pad for things you never want to lose. Stick it to any surface (even vertically), then simply put things like your keys, mobiles, pens on it and the next time…


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ferret exclusive January 24, 2005 posted by

Chop chop!

Chopticks sterilizer. From the ‘why-has-it-taken-so-long?’ dept. So remember folks, be safe, be sensible and prevent get ill by the mouth.  Our company produces JXK-A series chopsticks antisepsis machines, which adopt high ozone ultraviolet ray, sterilize lighting, with computer controls, every time sterilizing within 15 minutes, it can kill more than 99% multi-cause pathogenic bacteria, every three hours sterilizing 5 minutes by auto, in order to prevent the left pathogenic bacteria reproducing again. For the sake of you and your families’…


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Gadgets January 21, 2005 posted by

Ouch… brrrr…

The Talking Key Chain Thermometer. Sometimes it’s important to know why your toes have suddenly gone numb. $7.95.  Know the temperature at the push of a button. Simply attach the key chain to your keys, jacket zipper or any convient location, and then simply press the button and the temperature is announced in degrees Fahrenheit. Uses one button cell battery.


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Gadgets January 20, 2005 posted by

Commodore redux.

The Commodore 64 DTV. £24.99. Harrumph! Back in the day, you went out and bought a Commodore computer and it looked like a real computer. A man’s computer. Not one of these sissy joystick wallahs! Bah humbug!  The Commodore 64 (also known as C64) has unparalleled heritage as a groundbreaking games and home-use personal computer. Since it’s launch in 1982, the C64’s role in the evolution of the modern games industry was incredibly powerful and the echoes of its influence…


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Gadgets January 20, 2005 posted by

Moon shadow.

The YES World Watch. $299.00. Dis timepiece got rhythm, man!  This innovative watch keeps track of times for sunrise and sunset, exact lunar phase, 2400 hour military time and digital time for 500 cities worldwide while keeping time for 3 time zones simultaneously. Rotating bezel can adjust to sidereal time, used for equinox day/night comparison or to track personal daily rhythms. Sunrise and regular alarm; stopwatch with lap time; backlit dial; water resistant to 300 feet; and crafted in solid stainless steel.


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

The media master.

  The iRiver Dicple [Korean] An electronic dictionary, MP3 player, FM radio, voice recording, e-book reader, text to speech, calendar/organiser with SD/MMC slot support and a 4.5” mono LCD? Which runs on 2 AAA batteries? Gollygosh…


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

Control freek!

It’s not the gadget that fascinates here, it’s the price. A digital wristwatch, calculator and remote controller for TV/VCR/DVD at $9.99? Yowsers!  This amazing digital watch provides an array of valuable services and functions. It is an 8-digit calculator, a handy stopwatch, an alarm clock, and also a remote control. Simply program the watch to the device and instantly control the TV, VCR or DVD. Plus it keeps very accurate time.


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

Weather vain.

The Cordless Phone Weather Station. Don’t just talk, converge. Check the temp while discussing hot stocks, watch the barometer drop as you chat to your mother-in-law. $199.95.  With a sophisticated barometric forecasting station, a dual alarm clock, and 2.4 GHz cordless technology that accommodates up to three additional handsets, this is one of the most complete home or office phone systems available. A remote wireless sensor (included, plus you can add up to two more) detects weather outdoors. Indoor and…


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