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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets February 9, 2005 posted by

Convergent compass.

# The 3–in-1 Digital Compass. $49.95. Aha, convergence comes at last to the compass world.  Know direction, time and temperature with the press of a button. Large LCD with rotating directional dial keeps you right on course. Lanyard for hiking and windshield attachment for the car. Two AAA batteries not included.

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Gadgets February 9, 2005 posted by

Duck and dive.

The Motion Sensing Message Player. Shhh…don’t move, I don’t think it saw us. £14.95.  The Motion Sensing Message Player can be used to record important messages or jokes or even as a security device. Leave a message just before you go out and when some one comes in the message will play automatically, use it to remind yourself of somthing [sic]important, you will be reminded just before you leave…The inbuilt sensor detects movement and plays the message, that you have…

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Gadgets February 8, 2005 posted by

End zone clock.

The Norfield Time Zone Clock. $29.99. Er..wasn’t this type of thing thousands of dollars a while back?  When you absolutely have to know the time in London, Zurich, or Montreal it’s easily available at your fingertips with the Norfield Time Zone Clock. This clock easily tells you what time it is in 30 time zones, and the digital readout takes the guess work out of your time conversion. It also comes with two alarms so you can use it to…

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Gadgets February 8, 2005 posted by

Underwater ware.

 The Floating FM Radio with Underwater Speaker. “Liang.” “Yes boss?” “We need to design a radio.” “Yes boss.” “But not just any radio.” “No boss?” “No, one with an underwater speaker.” “Yes boss.” “Er boss…?” “Yes, Liang.” “Shall I get you your tablets now?” “Thank you Liang.”

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Gadgets February 8, 2005 posted by

Tens of uses.

The Tens Home Clinic. £29.99.  T.E.N.S. will give soothing relief from rheumatic, joint, muscle and back pain, to name but a few. It eliminates pain by transmitting small electrical signals to the nerve endings, producing Endorphins – the body’s own natural pain killers. One 20 minute treatment will give up to 24 hours of drug free pain relief. The unit comes complete with 4 large self-adhesive (reusable) pads for different areas of the body

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Gadgets February 7, 2005 posted by

LED Bin clok.

The LED Binary Clock. Dude, you’ve got to be one hour short of a weekend if you enjoy making it hard to check the time. Wasting time, wasting time? Sheesh! From $19.99.  Displays Time In True Binary As Well As Powers Of Two Binary Mode! Woohoo! It’s easy for any self-respecting geek to figure out how to read this clock in a few minutes. Check out the image below for the details. Still don’t get it? Then you probably shouldn’t…

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Gadgets February 7, 2005 posted by

Pocket owee.

The Pocket Dentist.  $6.98. Considering that the world and his grandpa are somewhat leery of dentists, which bright spark marketing whizz thought that carrying around a 6–in-1 torture tool would make things better? Did you see the shape of that pick?  This neat little smile enhancer tucks in purse, pocket, or keychain. Compact tool looks like a mini pocket knife, but opens to reveal a tiny magnifying mirror, between-teeth pick, scaler, interdental brush, plastic toothpick, and a small tongue scraper.

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ferret exclusive February 4, 2005 posted by

Flash drive.

The Firefly eMail Bar. You love convergence don’t you? Go on admit it. Well here’s a doozy. A combo email enabled (send/receive) flash memory drive in capacities from 16MB to 1GB. With…wait for it…an inbuilt LED flashlight (separate battery power). Yep, straight up, now you can download your email, print it off, and read it in your tent in the dark. Now how clever’s that?  E-mail send/receive function “Watchdog” security system Protect cap to let user never worry lost the…

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Gadgets February 4, 2005 posted by

Play it, like, now.

The PlayitNow personal digital music recorder. Well here’s an interesting one. A $29.99 kid’s digital audio recorder with on-board games. So, a mainstream toy company is now encouraging our children to copy streaming audio for their personal listening pleasure? Does the RIAA know? Sure it’s only 30 mins worth, but a precedent is a precedent, isn’t it? Isn’t it? Yo, so what ya gonna say when these little angels grow up and want to BitTorrent your backside, eh? Sorry, we were only kidding…

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Gadgets February 3, 2005 posted by

Hand on heart.

The Heart Rate Monitor Glove. In one of those peculiarly recursive facts of life, this little gizmo also includes an alarm which lets you know when your heart rate is above or below your target rate. No prizes for setting the target to zero and testing whether you still hear it go off, OK? $129.95.  Uncomfortable chest belt heart rate monitors are now a thing of the past! Providing continuous heart rate measurements, the Exercise Monitor slips onto your hand and…

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Gadgets February 3, 2005 posted by

Brain alert.

The Puzzle Alarm Clock. Hmm…as if it wasn’t enough to be woken at dawn by the clamour of a bedside alarm, we now have the fiendish puzzle clock. Wanna switch off the alarm? Gotta do the puzzle first! So, how long before this particular birthday present ends up sailing through the nearest window then? A$49.95.  This “eye opener” of a gadget is an alarm clock come 4-piece jigsaw puzzle in one. When it’s time to leave your incredibly cosy bed each…

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Gadgets February 2, 2005 posted by

Tinker bell.

The Two Way Talking Doorbell. Save yer legs, Auntie, we’ll get it! £21.99.  This clever device allows you to speak to anyone who rings your doorbell without leaving your chair. The telephone receiver can be placed anywhere in your home, upstairs or down. A great way to screen out nuisance callers, and ideal security for the old and infirm. Comes complete with 25 ft of line and LED power light, no wiring or electrician needed. Runs for up to 12…

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Gadgets February 2, 2005 posted by


The Automated Twirling Spagetti Fork. $11.95. Insert clever Ravioli Forno joke here!  Twirling is a better way to eat spaghetti and the motorized fork automatically winds up the pasta on the end of the fork! Now there’s less mess, more satisfying bites and 100% twirling fun. Battery operated

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Gadgets February 2, 2005 posted by


  Swedish Army Firesteel. Apparently this is the thing to use if you want to start a fire out in the wilds. Not two damp twigs. Who’d a guessed it? $39.95.  Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defence, this army model of the Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. It’s 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather or altitude. 1. Durable – lasts at least 12,000 strikes 2. Works equally well when wet

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Gadgets February 2, 2005 posted by

You go, Migo.

The Migo Smart Watch. $229.95. Remember that clever Migo software and USB key? Well they’ve ported it to a 512MB USB 2.0 memory watch now. And also to the iPod apparently.   Migo Smart Watch displays not only the time, it allows you access to your Outlook email and files wherever you go. With Migo, any computer can have the look and feel of your home or work computer, including your Internet Explorer Favorites and Wallpaper. Use Migo to send…

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