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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets March 4, 2005 posted by


Brrr…it’s snowing here in…er…snowy London, so a good time to introduce the SSX Snowboarder. It’s a controller with the game built in. Just plug in to your TV and swwoooosh! Or something. £44.99 ($72.75).  This superb piece of kit rips the usual game console from you hands and puts you on the board itself, controlling the action on screen with realistic snowboard control. Your moves on the board control the action with four adrenalin-pumping games: Show Off, Time Challenge, Pipedream…

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Gadgets March 4, 2005 posted by


The Surpriser. Shocking idea really. £9.95.  The supriser great fun any place in the house. Example place in bathroom, someone walks in flip`s on the light. The surpriser get`s ready, the unsuspecting victim goes about his business, ten seconds later the supriser strikes with howling laughter,Gotcha

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Gadgets March 4, 2005 posted by

Tweetie tat.

The Tweetie Bird clock, radio, telephone. Aaarrrgh! $89.00.  NEW animated talking TWEETY BIRD Clock, Radio, and Telephone all in one. You’ll get a good chuckle when the phone rings and Tweety blinks his eyes as he sings and talks.

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Gadgets March 3, 2005 posted by

Powerboard 2.

The Powerboard 2. With wireless remote control. £139.00 buys you some broken bones and an indescribable feeling of unbalanced terror? No? Oh sorry.  So now with the fantastic powerboard 2, that is once of course you’ve mastered how to balance on it, you can litterally jump on board and by using the hand held remote control scoot to intense speeds of firstly 0-9mph in intense seconds, then speeds of upto 15mph, with integrated braking system so you can stop safely!

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Gadgets March 3, 2005 posted by

Motor cone.

The Motorized Ice Cream Cone. Because slurping is for the birds. Good grief, have we truly come to this? $8.99.  Takes a licking, keeps cone from dripping! This ingenius patented gadget (US Patent # 5,971,829) automatically turns your ice cream while you lick. No more manually rotating the cone! No drips, no mess! Great for pudding and other desserts. Detachable and dishwasher safe cup.

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Gadgets March 3, 2005 posted by

Wirefree, voice caster.

The Wirefree Intercom. Designed to save your voice by providing instant portable intercom service throughout your massive mansion. $149.95.  The Wireless Intercom requires no connection to wall power and acts as a two-way, digital, wireless voice communication system. With ultra-clear sound quality, this system is simple to set up, and features multi channels with unlimited unit expansion. Its “paging” function allows you to broadcast to all the stations in the location, and then speak to the responding station privately, with…

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Gadgets March 2, 2005 posted by

Sleepy heads.

The Ameriphone Wake Assure Alarm Clock. Sleepy head? Really really sleepy? Then you really really need an alarm clock with a loud buzzer, bed shaker and flashing lamp feature. Or save the cash and find a light sleeping sadist of a partner? $79.00.  With its loud buzzer, flashing lamp and strong bed shaker, the Wake Assure will wake up even the deepest sleeper • The super bright 2″ display makes it easy to read the time – day or night • Loud…

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Gadgets March 2, 2005 posted by


The Crosley Stack-o-Matic. Isn’t it kind of weird to pay $179.00 for a device you couldn’t *give* away 10 years ago? And let’s not talk about how autochangers really cherish your precious vinyl platters, eh?   Considered a luxury by their parents, but a staple for 50s era teens, the record changer quickly became a part of every American home. This classic beauty features the traditional vinyl cabinet with authentic accent work—including the mesh chrome grillwork. Turntable holds up to eight 7”, 10”…

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Gadgets March 2, 2005 posted by

Paint power.

The Paintball Splat Gun. Warning: this is not yer granny’s favourite indoor parlour game, OK? £12.95.   This sleek 11″ (28cm) silver gun fires small paintballs accurately over a long range; we estimated at least 50 metres (the minimum recommended shooting distance is 5 metres). The balls are fired by a high-powered spring mechanism as no batteries or CO2 are required, unlike some similar models…The paint is bio-degradable and water based so it washes off. Protective goggles and a wipeable…

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Gadgets March 1, 2005 posted by

Bed lamb.

The Massaging Bed Rest with Heat. Spend more time in bed and relieve your lumbar. Before it relieves you. $125.00.  Relieve the day’s tension with a soothing, heated massage right from the comfort of your bed. Choose high or low speed or an innovative pulsating program to invigorate sore muscles. Add concentrated heat for gentle relief to your lumbar region and lower back. Flexible LED reading lamp bends into any position to properly light up reading materials or any project.

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Gadgets March 1, 2005 posted by

Read and rate.

The All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader/Calculator.  A 16 in 1 card reader, with….wait for it…blinking lights and…steady on madam, there’s plenty left…a full blown calculator with world clock, alarm, date and timer. There’s probably nothing else you’ll ever need in this life. At all. Mac and PC. Around $23.00?  

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Gadgets March 1, 2005 posted by

No flies on him.

The Fly Catcher. £19.95. A bit too Rocky Horror for hereabouts, but your mileage may vary.  A non-toxic bait based at the bottom of the jaws lures the insect inside. As the insect crawls into the mouth of the trap, two sensors detect the insect causing the mouth to shut, swatting the insect dead. As the jaws open for the next victim Fly Catcher emits a loud burp, indicating satisfaction from catching a juicy bug. Nice one!!

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Gadgets February 28, 2005 posted by

Safe n’ Sound?

The Spy Safe Cracker. $29.95. Er..maybe it’s just me, but should we really be teaching our kids how to…ahem…break open money vaults? Just a thought. Sonic Match: Use the ear bud to pinpoint the sound – just like cracking the real safe! Code Hack: Try to decode the PIN before time runs out.

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Gadgets February 28, 2005 posted by

An iMac partay.

The Eyegrabber for iMac. Because, like, Apple users are way too cool to sling their Ray Bans onto some filthy desk. $12.95.  The EyeGrabber is an accessory for your G4 iMac that holds a pair of glasses. It slips easilly on the top clear lip of the screen and keeps your glasses safely off of your work surface. Most glasses fit but we can’t guarantee that they will. Oh, and check out the SpyEye while you’re there.  We like to…

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Gadgets February 25, 2005 posted by

Here kitty, kitty…

The Infrared Cat Door. $94.99. Old pet tech updated for the new millennia? Or something. Cat hackers unite, you have nothing to lose except your free lunches.  Your cat’s collar key transmits a digital coded infrared signal, which is decoded when the key comes within range of your pet door (approximately 6 inches), permitting only pets with keys of the same code to enter the house. The door re-latches automatically after the length of time you determine. Additional keys are available…

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