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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets March 30, 2005 posted by

CD Toaster.

For one delicious moment I had visions of this RCA Toaster CD player being a recorder too, spitting out ‘burnt’ CDs on cue. But then I calmed down and read the blurb. Sigh. Such is the state of this Ferret’s sad imagination. $129.00.  Nostalgic ‘Toaster’ style CD-Player with Digital Radio features: Digital Clock (LCD) with Sleep function AM/FM PLL Digital Radio Full function CD-Player (vertical slot disc) Special CD functions (repeat, program) LCD Backlit display (for tuning and radio) Built-in Speaker


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Gadgets March 29, 2005 posted by

Tix LED clock.

The Tix LED Clock. Yep, another timepiece designed to prove that the rest of us are really really stupid puny humans. Pah, so how long ‘till lunch sucka? $59.99.  Millions of patterns are possible with the futuristic-looking Tix clock, yet the clock is extremely simple to read once you grasp the basic concept. The four seperate fields act like the four digits of a digital clock. The value of each digit is simply the number of illuminated squares in each field. So any given time of the day may have…


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Gadgets March 29, 2005 posted by

Solar Bag.

The Solar Bag for all your travelling wilburys gizmos. Price $200.00. Lots and lots of street cred in your local health food store, ‘K?  This Solar Style bag provides an unlimited power source that can be used indoors and outdoors at the same time. When you need more power plug into the sun with clean green energy. You can listen to your favorite music when traveling, when bike riding, camping etc. save lots of unnecessary expenses when using the suns’ energy….


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Gadgets March 29, 2005 posted by

K9 Calmer.

The K9 Calmer. $74.99 buys you a happy pooch and ecstatic neighbours?  Reduce excessive barking without exposing your pet to painful shocks, sprays or sound! While most dogs will bark in reaction to certain stimuli, such as a knock at the door or the unexpected presence of a stranger, persistent barking often indicates an apprehensive or anxious dog. The K9 Kalmer uses an ultrasonic tranquil tune that’s inaudible to people in order to ease the anxiety that triggers your dog’s unwarranted…


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Gadgets March 29, 2005 posted by

Keychain shuttle.

The Sportgrip for the iPod Shuttle. In lots of happy friendly colours too. $8.95.  With a multitude of attachments and color options, the SportGrips safeguard your shuffle regardless of how you wear it. Attach one to a backpack or belt loop, hook one on a zipper, wear one with the secure lanyard (available separately). To sync your shuffle, simply remove the cap without removing the SportGrip and connect to your computer’s USB port.


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Gadgets March 25, 2005 posted by

Is it clean, doctor?

The Clean Doctor motorised CD cleaner. Or in other words, an electronic hanky. £16.95 (29.66).  Cleaning your discs couldn’t be easier. Simply spray the play side (not the label side) with the cleaning fluid supplied and insert it into the Doctor’s cleaning slot, play side facing the fluid storage compartment. The disc will then automatically begin rotating, and in just 45 seconds, the disc will be completely dry and ready to play again.


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Gadgets March 24, 2005 posted by

Universal cellphone home.

The Universal Desktop Station. Alas, poor landline! I knew it, Horatio. A system of infinite Qwest, of most excellent fancy. $64.99.  Are you letting all of your monthly cellular minutes go to waste as you talk on your home phone? Enjoy the comfort of holding a regular handset or even talk hands-free while using your cellular minutes with the Universal Desktop Station, a wireless phone base station that charges your cell phone battery as you talk. This base station supports all cellular networks.Its…


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Gadgets March 24, 2005 posted by

Comic calc.

The Joke Telling Calculator. The Ferret votes that this should be made mandatory issue for all tax inspectors the world over. Or rich old uncles who need to calculate your share of the inheritance. $29.95.  Includes over 200 jokes recorded by Jackie The Joke Man Martling. Memory-save keeps your favorite jokes handy. Talking keypad calls out numbers or funny sound effects Built-in talking alarm clock 15 different melody selections


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Gadgets March 24, 2005 posted by

BottleSpy.

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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