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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets April 26, 2005 posted by

Bug off!

The Bug-Off BBQ Light. $24.99. No bugs, just beef. Or chicken.  By emitting a low-frequency, ultrasonic sound, this lightweight, portable light repels mosquitoes while simultaneously illuminating a 20-foot-square area around an outdoor barbecue grill or picnic table. To ward off mosquitoes, switch the device to either of three levels of ultrasonic sounds, which repel female mosquitoes (the biters) by imitating their natural enemies. (The sound will not harm pets or children.)

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Gadgets April 25, 2005 posted by

Chess mate!

The Karpov Grandmaster. $189.95. The first computer chess game that stomps off in a huff if you win. And sniggers loudly when you lose a piece. What? Oh sorry, that’s Version 2.0.  The unique auto sensory feature allows you to gently raise a piece from one square and place it on the next, and the game will automatically sense your movement! we have included two LCD windows, one on each side of the board with individual controls panels so one or two people may…

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Gadgets April 22, 2005 posted by

Magic Yoyo MP3

The Magic Yoyo MP3 player. Complete with language learning feature. Strangely enough, for one short moment there, we thought it actually was a yoyo. Then we woke up. A$119.95.  Magic YOYO 256MB, BLUE, USB1.1, MP3 Playback, works as a USB removable disk with any PC, Aluminum cover, 256MB Flash Memory, Rechargeable Li-lon battery (LIR 2450), Recharging USB power, Interval Replay: language learning function…

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Gadgets April 21, 2005 posted by


Whisk. A uni-bicycle. It’s not that new methinks, but it’s still dinky. Did it ever go into production?  Combining the agility of a unicycle with the stability of a bicycle, Whisk is the ultimate inter-city commuting vehicle…Maneuverable enough to ride on crowded city sidewalks and small enough to carry on to mass transit or store in the trunk of a car.

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Gadgets April 20, 2005 posted by

Muji CD.

The Muji Wall Mounted CD player. Yanking the string will either play a CD or rip the unit from the wall with a strangely ritualistic Japanese sound. £79.00.  Our wall mounted CD player is compact and functional. The speakers are built into the body of the CD player and to make a disc play, you simply pull the cable gently. Volume and search controls are situated on the top of the CD player.

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Gadgets April 20, 2005 posted by


The IGIA LazerWhite toothbrush. The world’s first and only laser toothbrush? Really? $49.95.  When you brush, the IGIA LazerWhite gel releases oxygen bubbles that clean and whiten your teeth. The gel is clear to allow the special IGIA LazerWhite light to pass through the gel and help enhance oxygen bubbles for advanced cleaning power. Clinical tests show that the combination of the laser toothbrush and gel proves more effective than regular brushing, a gel alone or a dental tray

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Gadgets April 19, 2005 posted by

Pumpa power.

The Pumpabike. £445.00 lets you enjoy the thrill of jumping up and down like a bongo banshee while achieving speeds of up to 16 knots over water. Three minutes to assemble, 5 minutes to cause much hilarity around the local boat club. Check out the video. Priceless!  The Pumpabike offers the most exhilerating ride at high speed, and offers the rider hours of pleasure. The Pumpabike is highly manoeverable, light, and has no large components to cause injury. The required…

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Gadgets April 19, 2005 posted by

Negative vibes.

The Ionmax Negative Ion Inverter Lamp. Now peeps, we have absolutely no chuffin’ idea what a negative ion inverter lamp is, but even if we did, we would still want to repeat the words over and over again in a litany of mindless self absorbed joy, pouring from our lips in a fountain of fragrant laughter. A$149.00.  Negative Ion Technology – Anions are believed to Activate enzymes in the body and increase disease resistance. They are also known to Combine with…

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Gadgets April 19, 2005 posted by


You got batteries right? ‘Cause you’re a gadget freak? Well then you definitely need a Minwa Multi-Purpose Battery Condition Check with LCD Display. It’ll change your life. Really.  Battery Type : Ni-Cd/ Ni-MH, Lithium-ion, Alkaline Battery Size : CR123A/CR2/CR-V3/2CR5/CR-P2, AAA/AA/C/D/9V & Button cells

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Gadgets April 18, 2005 posted by

Memorable times.

The Hard Drive Watch. Time was when flash memory watches all looked geeky and naff. Now they just look naff. Oh OK, it may not be that bad close up, but faux Roman numerals are always a bit of a giveaway, doncha think? $89.95 for 128MB.  This incredible watch was designed with plenty of handsome features. The kind that turn heads. We started with a sleek, modern rectangular, brushed stainless steel case and a bold modern face. Then we accented it with…

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Gadgets April 18, 2005 posted by

Compass counts.

The Bushnell DNS Pro digital compass. Another of these all rounder handheld tools for the rugged outdoorsman. Or woman. Around $100.00.  Features alarm clock with snooze function, calendar, thermometer and compass with cardinal points. All units are protected by a rugged, rubber-armored, 100% waterproof housing and feature a large, backlit LCD display.

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Gadgets April 15, 2005 posted by

Clock n’spiel.

The 5 in 1 Wireless Burglar Alarm Clock with door bell. $19.95. A security alarm clock with a wireless trigger, which also features a remote door bell button? Ding dong, villains calling. How quaint.  The wireless remote base station lets you take it anywhere within 30 meters of the transmitter. Just place the transmitter on the door and a musical melody will alert you when it’s opened. Perfect for homes with swimming pools and small children. Have it alert you in case…

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Gadgets April 15, 2005 posted by

Temp time?

The Museo TW-379 O.D.M. Watch with thermometer. $99.95. Because cool is the new hot.  The thermometer has been designed to provide the temperature without any interference from body heat. So no matter whether you’re indoors or out you’ll always know the precise temp. The second, minute and hour hands are powered by advanced Japan analog movement.

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Gadgets April 14, 2005 posted by

Nice plaice.

The Wall Hanging Fish Tank. A$79.95. A fish tank. On the wall. Says it all really, doesn’t it? It’s the end of days I tell you, the end of days. We’re all doomed.  Simply screw this durable acrylic fish tank into your wall, add some spring purified water and a couple of goldfish (or even a Siamese fighting fish) and presto – an otherwise bland patch of wall has been transformed into an interactive portal to an underwater world.

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Gadgets April 14, 2005 posted by

Waist not, want not.

The Zenon Waist Level Viewer. £18.36. Yet another tres useful digital camera accessory from the Xenon factory. A little clip-on viewer which lets you do those oh-so-arty low angle shots without dirtying your silk Prado kneepads. Klevar.   Instantly attachable screen viewer suitable for most digital cameras. The Zenon WL Viewer flips the screen image position by 90 degrees (and inverts) – the image appears to be protruding directly out from the lower edge of the screen. A high-technology lens/reflector produces an image…

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