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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets June 10, 2005 posted by

Rolling ball clock.

The Rolling Ball Clock. Just in case you thought that gadgets were a modern invention, check this repro 1808 clock from Sir William Congreve. Every one originally took a year to make. Probably would have sold better if he’d called it the iClock. $5,625.00 to you madam.  In 1808, Sir William Congreve created a patent on this unique clock which works by having a rolling ball slide down and rock the movement into perfect time. There is a 15 second escapement on…


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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

Image optimizer.

The Cinemateq Picture Optimizer and Video Switcher. So…ah…just how image conscious are you then? €1,900.00 worth?  Bring cinema quality to your home cinema – the cinemateq picture optimizer products integrate perfectly into any home cinema system and ensure a pure cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home. Reductions to the quality caused by the video signal such as lines, image flickering, “image artefacts”, edges and fringes or contrast-, brightness- and colour-defects are a thing of the past.


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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

Crank calls.

The Eton Hand Crank Radio and Cell Phone Charger. Well actually it’s a radio, charger and LED flashlight. Er..and siren. And weather warning receiver. But that’s it. Honest. $49.95.  This hand-crank radio ensures you’ll never be caught without three important foul-weather emergency tools: AM/FM/weather band radio, a flashlight, and a cell phone charger. Cranking the handle recharges the internal NiMH battery for radio use and light—and cell phones can be recharged simultaneously with the included set of five adapters.


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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

The age of empire.

Dude, if you’re going to invest in a decent CD/DVD rack, make it worthwhile eh? The Empire holds 122 discs and lights up. Yes yes, you’re welcome, just remember that we work jolly hard to bring you this stuff.  CD rack for 122 units (50 CDs can be placed in the structure of the facade through the use of the swivel doors and the rest can be stored in the drawer in the pedestal.)…Seven halogen spotlights give the building a lively…


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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

Joe’s BBQ.

Oddly enough, Joe’s BBQ Smoker appears to be German. Very German. From €1250.00.  Joe´s Barbeque Smoker werden vor dem Lackieren in eigener Anlage sandgestrahlt, um alle Verunreinigungen zu entfernen und eine optimale Farbhaftung zu gew√§hrleisten.


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Gadgets June 9, 2005 posted by

Insectasoid.

Japanese Insect Cage Galleries. £9.99 for some cutesy twilight chirrups. Now that’s progress!  Each cage has a tiny little insect in it (not a real one, of course), and when you turn on the mini light, it’s bathed in an evening glow and begins to chirrup exactly like the insect would in the wild. Kick off your shoes, turn down the lights and turn up the heating, and you could be lying under the stars on a hot summer night…


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Gadgets June 8, 2005 posted by

Talk to your email.

The DV8 Voice Email Recorder. $110.00.  Plug it in to your PC and It’s ready to go. DV8 is the perfect Plug and Play Voice Email System! A system that can save you time typing out emails and meetings minutes. Easily record, transfer and keep meeting and class archives in your computer for future reference….Can’t be there?. Say it, Transfer it to your computer and Send it! It’s that simple! Universal, easy to use, DV8 Datexx Software allows you to…


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Gadgets June 8, 2005 posted by

Choc chip tech.

The Panasonic BH941P Ice Cream Maker. Technology and cordless convenience for ice-cream fetishists. Now you don’t have to pre-freeze the bucket, and in fact it looks like you make the stuff inside the freezer itself. Yummy, cool…[ahem – Ed]. £34.99.  With advanced microprocessor technology, our Ice Cream Maker creates smooth and creamy ice cream right in your freezer. The microprocessor automatically monitors the consistency of the ice cream as it hardens, mixing it when needed. It does all the work…


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Gadgets June 7, 2005 posted by

Lipstick MP3.

The Lipstick MP3 player. Voice recorder, FM radio, playback speed control and plug and play. But what you really want to know is that it’s shaped like a lipstick holder? Don’t you?


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Gadgets June 6, 2005 posted by

Foot rest.

The Osim Foot Revitalizer 2. The portable tootsie parlour. A$379.00 says you really really desperately need your toes twoggled. Now if only you could hook it up to an iPod and toe tap to the rhythm…   Deep and powerful percussion action provides deep massage at the curve of the soles. The large buttons let you adjust and control the intensity of the massage with the tapping with your toe. The incredibly lightweight design does not compromise on the power it delivers. The sleek portable design allows…


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Gadgets June 6, 2005 posted by

Horn swoggled.

The Musical Car Horn. Eighty built in songs and sound effects, microphone and a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Just perfect for those clean, quiet, sunlight dappled Sunday mornings in suburbia. $79.98.  It’s the ultimate custom car horn. Comes with an awesome collection of music samples, animal sounds, and sound effects; plus, you can also record your own 10 seconds of sound. Installation is a snap. Connect to your lighter socket with the included lighter plug or hard wire…


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Gadgets June 6, 2005 posted by

Pet Tree.

The Pet Tree. Hang them from your phone and be seen to be green. Green?  Pet tree is the nickname of mini plants. They are portable and you can enjoy the fun of seeing them grow anytime anywhere, unlike other ornamental garden plants. Environment-friendly pet trees not only help character building of children but also help busy people of our times be in touch with nature.


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Gadgets June 6, 2005 posted by

iPod compatible.

iPod Compatible Soother. OK, so it’s official. Everything now has to be iPod compatible in order to qualify for funky  – yep, i is the new e. [Except when after c – Ed].   * Travel Soother 20 Radio/Alarm Clock features an extraordinary speaker with state-of-the-art aluminum cone driver technology. * A new inline jack and cable let you connect your iPod or other MP3 player to enjoy music in rich, full-range sound — from just one small speaker! * The built-in…


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Gadgets June 3, 2005 posted by

Jeep Powerstation.

The Jeep Powerstation. $120.00. The get out of trouble, jack in the box, all-in-one, combo, convergence vehicular safety accessorised equipment module. And flasher.  Emergency auto jump starter with built in heavy duty jumper cables car cord alternative power supply anywhere (will power 4 to 10 hours, cell phone, powertable tv, cd player, boombox, etc.) 9″ double fluorescent tube lantern Red and amber emergency flasher Powerful removable spotlight with extension power cord


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Gadgets June 3, 2005 posted by

Get a life.

The Remote Life Controller. Got browser? Then you have control. At a price. $1399.99 to be exact.  Now you can monitor your home and control all of its electronic devices remotely with the Remote Life Home Controller. Since Remote Life is accessible via the web and via any Internet-connected cell phone or PDA as well as through your home connection, you can control your lighting, appliances, thermostats and security cameras (all sold separately) from practically anywhere in the world.


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