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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets June 23, 2005 posted by

Call me.

The Jumbo Caller ID. Hard of eyesight? Then you need a big baby backlit call monitor. Yes you do, don’t argue chump-chops. $69.95.   The Jumbo Caller ID features a super sized backlit LCD that allows you to see who’s calling when the phone rings from across the room as well as the date and time. The display shows the caller’s name and phone number and it stores up to 90 calls for review. A New Call indicator flashes green, and…

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Gadgets June 23, 2005 posted by

Measure this!

Digital Callipers. Measuring stuff is cool. Especially when you can combine the digital readout with the fumbly fingers. Definitely. Oh yes.  Superb precision calliper. Can measure up to 150mm (6″) with a resolution of 0.01mm (0.0005″). Readout on a 5-digit LCD display in mm or in inches. Comes with battery.

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Gadgets June 22, 2005 posted by

Share that drive.

The uber cool thing about the Flashpoint Sharedrive USB stick is the fact that you can plug them together to transfer data from one to another. Each one contains a female USB socket, see? Clevar indeed. $169.95 for the 1GB model.  ShareDrives takes this technology one step further…….data on FlashPoint pen Drives can be copied from one pen drive to another. And this is not the only thing different about FlashPoint pen drives. FlashPoint ShareDrives have an integrated female USB…

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Gadgets June 22, 2005 posted by

Solar scales.

Tanita Solar Powered Scales. $69.99. So you’re on this desert island, no rescue in sight, no Man Friday, just coconuts and bananas. Fear not. Whip out your trusty sun powered weighing machine and whip up a crazy fruit fondue within minutes. Cool eh?  The Tanita 1155 is a versatile and efficient solar powered digital kitchen scale that never needs batteries. This kitchen scale will operate under both natural and artificial light sources including incandescent, halogen and fluorescent bulbs.

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Gadgets June 22, 2005 posted by

Mr Metal Magic.

The X4 R/C Metal Detector. $29.99. Mars Rover it ain’t, but if it’s a choice between hunting for awesomely valuable Pirate Dubloons on the beach with one of those geeky metal detectors, or using this neat little radio controlled gidget, we’ll plump for the R/C runabout. Brrroooom…..ka-ching?  The new X4 Metal Detector Rover is a real working metal detector in a cool remote controlled vehicle. Now you can explore for buried metal and treasure in style. Built-in sound and light…

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Gadgets June 22, 2005 posted by

iPod Battery Freedom.

The iPod Battery Freedom program. $99.99 gives you a lifetime battery replacement/recycle service for iPods. So let me get this straight, Apple is selling a product which for some weird reason chews through batteries every 18 months, and instead of complaining people just look to third party solutions to paper over the product’s failings? Hmm…that’s what I call consumer blindness indeed.  Simply purchase the iPod Battery Freedom service and select the Self-Restore option to send your iPod to us on your…

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Gadgets June 21, 2005 posted by

Bay watch.

The MomoBay MX-3A USB Hard Drive/Hub/Reader. Ladies and gen’lmen, further to our stated aim of bringing you only the finest in convergent, combinant, connective contraptions, we proudly present a multifunction hard drive enclosure with integral USB hub and 7–in-1 card reader. Ugly ain’t it?  MX-3 is a multifunction drive kit which works as USB2 Hard Drive/ 7in1 Memory Card Reader/ USB2 Hub in one unit. It can read and write 7 types of memory cards including MMC, SD, MS, MS PRO, CF…

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Gadgets June 21, 2005 posted by

Feeling flash?

The Transcend JetFlash DSC flash drive camera. Take one 128MB USB 1.1 Flash drive, shoehorn in a 1.3 megapixel camera (interpolated?) and throw in some free software, blinking LEDs and a cable. Charge $50.10. Profit.  Easily fitting into your pocket, this digital camera combined with a USB flash drive, allows you to take pictures anywhere, anytime!

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Gadgets June 21, 2005 posted by

Ikoo Scooter.

The IKOO Contemporary Electric Scooter. Well if contemporary means funky design, this fits the bill all right. Charge time 4–6 hours, 600W power, max speed 18 mph, max range 18 miles. Oooh, and the accessory pack gives you a mesh grill covered headlight for that real Hummer off-road look.  Standard features include; key ignition, motorcycle style twist-throttle, and power monitor gage. The Ikoo is re-powered with a “smart charging” quick charger (included) with an automatic shut off to prevent overcharging…

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Gadgets June 20, 2005 posted by

Television gallery.

BEI Motorized Artwork. Behold, pieces of art which roll up at the touch of a remote control button to reveal – your plasma television. Ta-da. OK Frank, roll it down again, nothing on as usual. Around $2650.00. See also Vutec’s Art Screen.

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Gadgets June 20, 2005 posted by

Da bendy bike.

The Uri Geller Bend It-Bag It Bike. Two weird things here. One, Uri Geller is still alive? Two, he’s selling bicycles now? Sheesh! £299.95 including groovy helmet.  The Uri Geller Bend it-Bag it Bike is built in one of the best cycle factories in the world to the very highest engineering standards.The complete package is delivered to your door ready to unfold and ride…

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Gadgets June 20, 2005 posted by

Jingle jangle.

Jingle Ring. $29.95. Hey, if you can swap out your mobile handset ringtone at the drop of a hat, why not your landline phone, eh? You can even create your own home phone tone. How’s that for 21st century telecommunications wizardry? Oh and English Butler sounds intriguing.  This electronic telephone ringer allows you to replace the sound of that annoying ring! Its new microchip technology lets you choose one of eight exciting pre-recorded jingles:…You can also record your voice or favorite music….

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Gadgets June 17, 2005 posted by

Google sounds.

The massively trendy Google USB Icon Vase Speaker. $30.75. We’re talking Google here, OK? Combined with USB. And uber fashionable surround tech. And an orange LED power button. I, for one, welcome all merchandise from our new Search Engine Overlords.  Many computer speakers have a rather grim look and too many wires, so consider this sound alternative: a single 2-way surround sound speaker with innovative audio lens technology, a tweeter tuned for clarity. The speaker is powered by a single…

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Gadgets June 17, 2005 posted by

Human Transport Scooter.

The Human Transport Scooter. $399.95. The electric scooter that thinks it’s a Segway. But without the Kamen hype. Or technology. Or trendy factor. Or desirability. Or indeed price.  Designed for use by police departments in Taiwan, the Human Transport Scooter has a 300-watt motor and can reach speeds of 30 mph with no trouble. The front wheel rotates almost 360 degrees, so there’s no need to switch into reverse; and it is made extra safe with the tiny fourth wheel in the back, so…

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Gadgets June 17, 2005 posted by


The Utili-Key. £9.99 ($16.15). Six tools in a little key shaped keyring attachment. And look, it’s Swiss made. That means it keeps perfect time. Um…or not.  Not only is the Utili-Key the size of a key, it also looks like a key, and yet opens up to reveal six excellent little tools – all the ones you wish you had with you when you’re out and about, but never do. There’s a Phillips screwdriver (and boy, up until now we’ve…

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