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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets March 24, 2005 posted by


The BottleSpy bottle opener. £6.95 ($12.16) Well, we’ve had cigarette counters, so why not a bottle opener that counts just how many Diet Cokes you’ve consumed? Sorry? Other types of beverage? Really?  The BottleSpy will keep on counting how many bottles you’ve opened long after you’re unable to. Its built-in mini computer records every opening and displays a running total on its digital display screen. Although the BottleSpy goes into sleep mode after 15 seconds of inactivity to save power,…

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Gadgets March 23, 2005 posted by

DVD vroom.

The Sports Car DVD Player. Five inch colour screen, remote, built in amp and speakers, MP3 capable. Man, there’s some seriously weird people out there! £249.99.  A really cool DVD player that will look absolutely fantastic in any desk or bedroom situation. Pop out the front bumper & insert the DVD. Pop up the boot to reveal the screen, press play & watch crystal clear DVD films.It so cool it”s almost frozen!

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Gadgets March 23, 2005 posted by

Wag the dog!

The Thanks Tail. There are some Japanese products which really… Nope, sorry can’t go on with this post. Need to lie down in a dark room for a bit. Oh and check the video while I’m away, but don’t be drinking coffee at the same time, OK? [Thanks Erick!]  The mechanism wags and moves like the tail of a pet robot dog. It’s an automotive accessory that serves as a communication tool. Cars should have some means of communicating besides signal lights….

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Gadgets March 23, 2005 posted by

Wind up remote.

The battery free Wind Up Remote Control. $19.99. Ever run out of battery power just at the moment you’re switching channels to watch I’m a Moron Celebrity Wrestler? Then you need this 6–in-1 puppy. And a life probably.  It’s handy to rely on a universal remote to control multiple components, but when the batteries die, you immediately lose access to all of these devices. But with the Universal 6 Device Battery Free Remote, this problem is forever solved, since it doesn’t depend on batteries for…

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Gadgets March 23, 2005 posted by

Star alarm.

The Starfish Bath Alarm. No floods. Just suds. £9.99.  Simply whack this gizmo on the side of your bath (er, the inside), and when the water reaches it, an alarm will go off. There’s also a thermometer attached to it so you can make sure the water is the perfect temperature. Buying yourself some time has never been so easy.

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Gadgets March 22, 2005 posted by

Blue scan can.

The Socket cordless Bluetooth Hand Scanner. No, not for scanning palms, for scanning bar codes. Use it with your cellphone and…well…scan things. Anything. Whatever you feel like. After all it’s only…cough…$649.00.

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Gadgets March 22, 2005 posted by

What’s up dock?

The Pen Radio with Dock. Just don’t try to write and listen simultaneously, OK? Convert your pen radio to a desktop FM radio…docking station includes the time, alarm and calendar.

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Gadgets March 22, 2005 posted by

Silver cell.

The Silver Cell. Only a project at the moment, but rather intriguing nonetheless. Especially in these location finding, nowhere to hide, answer it now or die days.  The mobile phone pouches “Silver” and “Copper” act as Faraday cages, completely shielding the phone and preventing it from sending or receiving signals… In the possession of this personal radio blocker, a mobile phone owner can decide whether they would like to be in a spatial data model or not.

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Gadgets March 22, 2005 posted by

Caddy shack.

The Remote Controlled Golf Caddy. Stepford Caddy. Robo Caddy. Hours of fun scaring little old ladies on the 14th. $1499.95.  Its pocket-sized remote control gives you complete forward, left, right, and reverse command up to 100 yards away, and the caddy can travel up to 6 mph…the cart can make 360° turns and can even go in reverse (unlike other models) at the touch of the remote control.

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Gadgets March 22, 2005 posted by

Zero friction.

ZeroFriction Infinity mouseskates. Did you people know about this? That there are Teflon coated mice feet out there? To give super fast mouse response on super tech mousepads? Well did you? Shocked.  The unique material guarantees that the coefficient of static friction and gliding friction are almost the same,which means no abrupt change of feeling when you suddenly start to move the mouse or stop it…made with 0.5mm pure Teflon, therefore it could provide much longer life time than other mousekates on…

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Gadgets March 21, 2005 posted by

Static pen.

The Static Zapper Pen. What a shockingly good idea. $29.00.  You can detect and zap the dangerous static with this coolest pen from Japan. If you deal with computer parts, this is the pen for you. Do you get static shocks?…Yes!!…This one is for you

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Gadgets March 18, 2005 posted by

Take me to the pilot.

The Micro Road Pilot. The world’s smallest GPS road safety system. Road safety in this context means avoiding speeding tickets, of course. But you knew that didn’t you? Oh, and for all you colonist heathen, that’s a pound coin you’re looking at. Majestic isn’t it? £399.95 ($699.91).   The Micro RoadPilot doesn’t just deal with the standard speed cameras – it can help you if you break down too. Not sure where you are? The Pilot’s RescueME positioning guide shows you…

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Gadgets March 18, 2005 posted by

Ruff the robot.

iCybie. Getting more spooky, folks. Don’t let the cute little nose fool ya.  Emotions (happy, hyper, sad, sick), voice recognition, party tricks, motion sensor, walk up charger, infrared comms, edge detection, petting sensor. $239.95.  Made of 1,400 parts and over 90 feet of wire, your robotic canine friend will happily wander around your house, greet you, wag his tail and give you his paw. The ideal pet for the 21st century…With smooth and slick maneuverability, i-Cybie has 14 doggie actions all activated…

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Gadgets March 17, 2005 posted by

Sky time.

The Sky Time watch. $199.00 buys you more tech than the Moon Lander. Apparently.  We don’t call this The Smartest Watch on Earth for nothing. This computer controlled analog and digital watch tells time in four simultaneous time zones. It predicts Sun rise, Sun set, Moon rise, Moon set and Moon phase for 500 preprogramed cities or any location on earth. There are 26 unique features built into this stunning time piece. These include Alarms, Stop watch, Counter and 24…

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Gadgets March 17, 2005 posted by

Chuck n’ chat.

The Electronic Talking Dartboard. “Ouch! Stop throwing those things at me. No, I mean it. Stop. Look…” $99.95.  Take aim, throw a winner – and hear the electronic announcer shout “bulls-eye!” Soft-tip darts – with the same heft and feel as regular darts – and an abundance of advanced features make this both a safe and exciting game for your family and friends. The full, tournament-size dartboard offers 30 different games with more than 150 options. And it keeps score…

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