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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets May 12, 2005 posted by

PP9 LED redux

Hmm…looks like someone has improved on the old PakLite 9V LED flashlight concept. Ah me, the nature of life and competition now ships with six bulbs and a swivel head. Around $25.00. Oh and you need more bright lights? Well here you go.

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Gadgets May 11, 2005 posted by

Vyper skin.

The Vyper laptop case. Shure looks purty, don’t it? £82.73.  Simply put, Vyper has to be the coolest laptop sleeve. We sandwiched durable, semi-rigid high density foam between a layer of 1682D cross-weave ballistic nylon on the exterior and a super non-scratch lining on the interior – an effective blend. Virtually molded around your 15-inch laptop, Vyper L is the most compact sleeve you can use separately or as additional protection inside another bag… A must-have for every laptop owner!

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Gadgets May 11, 2005 posted by

Clock dis day dat.

The Day Clock. $39.95 in contemporary or classic styles. The Ferret has to admit that he occasionally loses track of the time. Well OK, the time and day. And sometimes season. And every so often the year, decade and millennia. But apparently it’s curable. Isn’t it?   Finally. A clock designed for those who are fortunate enough to measure life by the day. Your friends and loved ones will keep track of RV adventures, tee times, fishing trips and sunsets…

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Gadgets May 11, 2005 posted by

Glow ducks.

LED Glow Ducks. Ducks? Ducks? What we need are LED glowing camels. Big ones. With hairy feet and smelly breath.  Enough with cutie gizmos for the bath already, we demand ugly wash. £6.99 ($11.30)

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Gadgets May 10, 2005 posted by


The Spinmaster 2000 universal remote control. Complete with fishing sound effects. Insert hilarious fish/telly/dork joke here. Oy yoy yoy! $37.95.  The Spinmaster 2000 Fishing Rod Universal Remote Control features: Extensive library of access codes to program your universal remote control for TV, VCR, Cable, Satellite dishes, and DVD systems Change volume levels and channels with just a spin of the reel as if you are reeling in an actual fish or by using the main control buttons Fishing sound effects with…

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Gadgets May 10, 2005 posted by

Wireless wellbeing.

These Wireless Speakers seem to be quite dinky. Although the sound is bound to be inferior to that from real speakers like Winston Churchill or Teddy Roosevelt. £99.95. ($174.91).  This pair of UHF cordless speakers gives you all the features you’d expect from top quality speakers: crisp clear sound, adjustable sound and bass, illuminated controls etc. What they don’t have is a seemingly endless ream of annoying wires to get tangled or for you to trip over. These Wireless Speakers…

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Gadgets May 10, 2005 posted by

Auto Park.

The AutoPark 2000. Tell you what, there seem to be an awful lot of bad parkers in this world. Still, better than nosy parkers, eh? $29.99.  The Auto Park 2000 from American Technologies Network provides parking and backing-up safety for your vehicle with powerful sensors, a microcomputer and a speaker that emits warning beeps as you approach objects in reverse. It offers 3 different zones that are customizable so you can set the distance to your comfort level. The system…

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Gadgets May 9, 2005 posted by

Motion sickness.

The Space Invaders Secret Alarm Pen. Why would I need a super secret motion sensing pen, we hear you mutter in a polite but bewildered manner. Aha! Why would you not, dear paranoid android, why would you not? $10.98.  Know the moment someone enters your room or office. Intruders never suspect your innocent-looking pen packs sophisticated electronics. When anyone crosses the path of its motion-sensitive electric eye, you get an extra-loud warning alarm. Guard your space when you have to…

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Gadgets May 9, 2005 posted by

Out of the lap, dog.

The XT Stand. Hah! Korean laptop stand truly minimal. Zen stand maybe? Bonzai? Around $60.00.  An added bonus is the fact that the plastic box that the XT-Stand travels in, doubles as a media card holder. Slots in the box can accommodate 4 CF card, 9 SD cards, 5 memory Sticks and 4 XD cards.

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Bizarre May 9, 2005 posted by

Bare chicken, can might.

Moving right along, it’s probably fair to say that the Beer-Can Chicken Roaster is something that could only – and we repeat only – come from Australia. Land of the Frozen Wombat Lolly and Black Widow XXXX Pie. OK, so we made the last stuff up, but you get the idea. And let’s spend a few moments quietly with head bowed in respect for the poor old chuckie, eh? A$19.95.  We’ve gotta admit, when we first laid eyes on this…

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

5 Pin USB keychain.

The Mini 5 Pin USB Keychain. Thing is, you never know when you’re going to need a small 5 pin USB adapter for your MP3 player, camera, PDA, phone etc, do you? So why take the chance of being caught out without one? Is it worth the ridicule for a measly $5.00? No. Of course it isn’t.  Battery charging. Data synchronization. Apply most of mini 5 pins devices, e.g. PDA, MP3, Cellular Phone, etc. Comes with small chain for connecting to…

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Lighter than air.

The World View lamp. Heh, dose crazy Swedes and dere crazy design ideas. A floating Helium room lamp that requires a refill every 2 – 3 weeks? And costs over £437.00 ($831.00)? Perhaps you need check out your lighter-than-air brain first before handing over cash, eh my little Scandinavian sweetpea?  A structureless, weightless lighting fixture. It uses a cluster of 35 ultra-bright LEDs which is suspended from a large helium balloon. A limited edition version powered by rechargeable batteries is also available….

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Call breaker.

The Winpower Cellular Phone Breaker. Feel like taking down some jabbering cellphone poser? Well install this and snigger. Apparently it’ll stop just about any type of phone working in a 100 meter radius. Ugly though, ain’t it?

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Swash n’Go.

The Swash Toilet Seat. Ay yi yi, the Japanese invasion begins. Hold on to yer hollyhocks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride, peeps. $429.99.  A Swash is a high-tech toilet seat (also known as a seat bidet) that utilizes two retractable water wands to provide a fresh and hygienic cleansing of posterior and feminine areas. A Swash actually replaces your conventional toilet seat. Better than a conventional toilet seat, it has a heated seat and delivers a warm water wash with…

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Gadgets May 6, 2005 posted by

Pro Aim golf.

The ProAim Virtual Alignment Trainer. So…er…is it cheating to cheat in golf? And…er…do these slightly sinister shades make me look, well sinister? No honestly. $59.95.  As you prepare to putt wearing ProAim frames, vivid grid lines are projected onto your field of vision.  Instant visual feedback highlights mistakes in alignment and stroking that are otherwise impossible to detect. Self-correction takes seconds; and “optical imprinting” embeds your perfected putting stroke into muscle memory.

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