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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets January 7, 2005 posted by

Oh la, choc.

The Chocolatiere. $29.95. The Ferret can’t stand chocolate. Nope. Nasty stuff. All that brown. Sweetness. Melty, gooey-ness. Mmm… Er…excuse us for a moment, be right back…  Excalibur’s new Chocolatiere is both a chocolate fondue pot and your personal fancy–candy maker. Delight your guests with an invitingly warm (but not too hot!) dipping chocolate for their strawberries, pineapple chunks, orange slices, bananas or other favorites. Or create a five inch, whipped–cream–filled chocolate–covered heart for Valentine’s day. Or use the other included molds…


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Gadgets January 7, 2005 posted by

Robopits.

Robopet. I don’t know. The Japanese keep announcing astonishing feats of robotic genius, and all we keep coming up with in the West are stupid, cute useless things? Yes, yes, I know it’s a different market, but still…  This biomechanical Robopet is extremely expressive with lifelike animations and digital animal sounds. Robopet is easily programmed with a remote to perform sequences of movements and tricks. Robopet walks, crawls, sits down and stands up, runs and jumps, and can perform an array…


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Gadgets January 6, 2005 posted by

Project Calc Plus.

The ProjectCalc Plus. $19.99. Totally useful tool for you ardent DIYers. More here.  The ProjectCalc Plus Feet-Inch-Fraction calculator will help solve 100’s of building and home improvement projects. Prevent estimating errors. Instantly calculate the amount of material you need: Paint, Wallpaper, 4 x 8 Sheets, Bricks, Blocks, Decks, Fencing, Concrete, Mulch, Carpet, Tile and more! Store ‘user defined’ quantities and dimensions. This is the perfect addition to every tool kit. Design, apply, install and finish your improvements with precision and…


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Gadgets January 5, 2005 posted by

Chatty pack.

Create a Memory. $12.95. “Ma, ma. What’s a dreidel? And why must I have one that talks?” “Do be quiet dear, and smile for the nice camera.”  Give your loved ones a spoken message and a special photo they can enjoy even when you can’t be with them! Record an eight-second message—it’s easy, and you can re-record whenever you wish. Beautiful gold or blue dreidel rests on its included stand on your desk, coffee table or dresser to keep those dear…


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Gadgets January 5, 2005 posted by

xBox xtended.

The Divineo X-Tender. $59.95. Need more hard disk space for that Halo movie spectacular? Well fear not, brave knight! [Via Geek Out]  The X-tender allows you to expand your console therefore giving you enough space to support up to two additional hard drives. Melded to perfectly integrate your Xbox, this kit comes with a custom front panel with 3 activity LED, a custom made hard drive mounting plate (to accommodate 1 or 2 hard drives) and a custom molded rear…


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Gadgets January 5, 2005 posted by

Mon-store sound.

The Monster iCarPlay Cassette. $19.95 buys you an iPod accessory which says more about the quality of your in-car stereo system than a nodding dog ever could. And it’s in white. I’ll take two please, Jack!  Spring-loaded cassette head helps maintain contact with cassette player’s head for clear sound. 40 inch cord so iPod can be placed within reach while driving. 24k gold-plated minijack contacts resist corrosion for maximum signal transfer.


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Gadgets January 4, 2005 posted by

Power Angel.

The Power Angel. So how much juice do we use while recharging, standing by and powering on? Find out with this little tool. $39.99.  Whether you want to examine the energy efficiency of appliances, see how much an always-on device adds to your monthly electricity bill, or determine the total heat generated by a computer, the Seasonic PowerAngel gives you accurate and reliable information on a simple LCD digital display.


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Gadgets December 24, 2004 posted by

Remote key.

Remote Controlled Lock. $119.99. Yep, just one more thing to lose down the back of the sofa.  Still looking for keyholes in the dark? You won’t be with these locksets that allow you to unlock your door with a convenient remote control. These high-security, infrared remote control systems are similar to the keyless entry systems on luxury cars, yet can be installed easily by even the most novice do-it-yourselfers. You won’t even have to drill any holes or wire any…


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Gadgets December 22, 2004 posted by

Survive and thrive.

The Highgear Multi-Survival Module. 3 oz, $19.95 and very very crafty. Compass, loud whistle, LED flashlight, signalling mirror, magnifying glass, match compartment, thermometer.  Safety mirror swivels out for use as signaling device. Magnifier can focus the sun to light a fire. Watertight compartment on the back keeps half a dozen wooden matches dry. Digital thermometer switches from °F to °C. All in a sleekly engineered, indestructible case!


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Gadgets December 22, 2004 posted by

Kick dat bu**.

The Buttkicker Kit. Sounds like a corporal punishment tool, but turns out to be a home theatre and gaming audio enhancer. See, that’s life and the nature of marketing for ya! $599.99.  the ButtKicker LFE is a “silent subwoofer” that mounts to your furniture and allows you to feel powerful bass without excessive volume. Easy to use with home theater seating, all types of furniture, or even under your floor, the easy-to-use ButtKicker LFE Kit has everything you need to…


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Gadgets December 22, 2004 posted by

Golf ball shades.

Golf-Ball finding sunglasses.$39.95. Because you never know when you’re going to need to find those lost balls in a hurry!  These golf-ball finding lenses, which block out 90% of long wavelength light (dark colors such as greens and browns) let shorter wavelength light (such as whites and yellows) pass through unimpeded, so that golf balls are easy to locate—saving you not only time, but penalty strokes as well.


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Gadgets December 21, 2004 posted by

Boom Tube.

The Boom Tube. Hook it up to yer iPod, why doncha? That’s what they want you to do. $99.99.  Compact tubular design with twist-on speakers make for a perfect fit in any backpack, briefcase or overnight bag. Now you don’t have to be the life of the party, you can just bring it.


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Gadgets December 21, 2004 posted by

Home.Control.Phone.

The Way2Call HomeSeer system. $397.99. Control your home from your phone.  This single small device turns your PC and phone into a powerful communication and management tool. Use your telephone’s keypad or issue voice commands to control your lights, appliances, HVAC or audio/video equipment—anything connected to your HomeSeer Automation Software…The Way2Call HomeSeer Phone connects all the phones in your home to your modem. This allows you to interact with your computer using either voice commands or touch tones from the…


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Gadgets December 20, 2004 posted by

Pronto Pro.

The Philips ProntoPro NG universal remote control. Oooh, lookit all dem fancy button icons. And me just a simple country boy. $999.99 or less.  PC software to design your own remote, Create macros that perform multiple commands with one button, 64K TFT color LCD screen for extensive graphical capabilities, 16 MB* of memory to enable creation of large custom configuration files


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Gadgets December 20, 2004 posted by

Did I? Did I not?

Memory Key. Can’t remember whether you locked the front door or not? You need this, oh person of distracted attention. $17.99.  Can’t remember if you locked your front door this morning? Let the Memory Key remind you! Just clamp the Memory Key housing over your existing house key and place the small marker on your door lock. Now every time you lock or unlock the door, the Memory Key will recognize it and store that information in its memory. So the next…


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