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ferret exclusive September 19, 2013 posted by

Sony Xperia Z1 & friends – exclusive hands on with the new Sony super phone, Smart Watch, QX10 WiFi lens and more [Video]

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…whatever has happened to Sony? Talk about a turnaround. The company is now on some kind of roller coaster of cool product launches, each one seeming to be more innovative than the last. Has it hired Tony Stark or something? Anyway the latest launch is the Xperia Z1, a veritable monster of a smartphone in every way.


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Sony Xperia Z1 & friends – exclusive hands on with the new Sony super phone, Smart Watch, QX10 WiFi lens and more [Video]
cool tech August 28, 2013 posted by

The Red Ferret Throwback Machine (bringing you the best from the Red Ferret archives)

As you may know dear readers, the Red Ferret is one of the original technology/gadget blogs, having been started by our esteemed founder Nigel back in 2000.  Since then the Red Ferret crew has published more than 20,000 articles covering all sorts of weird, incredible and downright ridiculous stuff! Anyway, we thought it might be interesting to take a regular look back at some of the most popular posts from our recent (and not-so-recent) history. So here you go:


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The Red Ferret Throwback Machine (bringing you the best from the Red Ferret archives)
cool tech August 28, 2010 posted by

Slim Accent Solar Lights – Simple all-weather lights will brighten you night

For those not-too-hot evenings when you want to sit and enjoy your garden, Slim Accent Solar Lights are a simple elegant way to enhance the mood. Whether staked to the ground or attached to your garden steps or bordering fence, a 4-pack of these will definitely brighten the view. Designed with safety in mind and state-of-the-art solar panels, just two hours of direct sunshine or a few more of indirect sun will light the area all night. And the weather…


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Slim Accent Solar Lights – Simple all-weather lights will brighten you night
ferret exclusive March 26, 2010 posted by

Remote Controlled Fishing Boat – Delivers the bait right to the fish

Chinavasion have given us a little sneak peak at one of their upcoming products, a Remote Controlled Fishing Boat . This type of remote controlled boat (also called bait boats) allows anglers to get their hook and bait further out from shore without needing a real boat or a monster cast. This one can deliver 2kg of bait/berley/chum/rubby dubby up to 300 metres from the transmitter. The 10Ah battery will keep the boat chumming for 4 hours and it can…


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Remote Controlled Fishing Boat – Delivers the bait right to the fish
ferret exclusive October 19, 2009 posted by

U Board – Hands on review

I have had a love/hate relationship with my Wacom graphics tablet for years. I prefer to use it for everyday computing over a mouse, but since there isn’t enough room on a desk to use the tablet and a keyboard comfortably I’m forever switching between the two. When I first spotted the U Board a few weeks ago, the picture that hit me between the eyes was the one with the Wacom tablet sitting on it. This might be the…


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ferret exclusive August 13, 2009 posted by

Deben Ferret Finder – locate that critter wherever he may be

The Deben Ferret Finder is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment ever made in our industrialised society. The ability to locate your Ferret is, of course, incredibly important in so many crucial ways. For example when it’s not possible to rely on…what?…not that kind of ferret? Animal? Small and furry? Hunter? Wow! £169.00.  The upgraded Ferret Finder 3 kit features a low profile transmitting collar and a receiver with a ‘search’ and ‘locate’ LED display and varying…


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ferret exclusive July 13, 2009 posted by

Ever Green Bathroom Tissue – No more plastic wrap!

Ever Green Bathroom Tissue takes sustainability seriously. They’re the first to eliminate traditional plastic wrap with their soft 100% recycled toilet tissue. And they take green a step further. All their packaging – pallets, store displays and the box itself – is 100% recyclable too. Their cool looking 12-roll box is designed after a fridge-pack of soda, complete with a side panel for easy roll removal. There’s even a place to store empty roll cores. When the box is empty,…


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Ever Green Bathroom Tissue – No more plastic wrap!
cool tech October 24, 2008 posted by

Violet Mir:ror – new system connects up the whole world via RFID

The good folk at Violet, purveyors of the Nabaztag Rabbit, are launching a new product on Monday. The Mir:ror system is a consumer oriented RFID system (reader and tokens) which lets anyone connect up ordinary objects to a computer controlled network via their PC, the Violet central server system and a newly designed RFID chip in the form of stick-on labels called Ztamp:z.   The idea is you buy packs of these Ztamp:z, attach them to whatever you want – e.g. keys, books, umbrellas etc – register them with the central server and from that moment on…


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ferret exclusive December 14, 2007 posted by

Brennan JB7 Micro Jukebox – at home with the CD rip and play machine

So I’ve been playing around with a Brennan JB7 Micro Jukebox for a few days, and I’m torn, really torn. A good chunk of me enjoys the simplicity and ease of use of this rip and play micro Hi-Fi system, while the other bit is quietly wondering whether there’s a market for it out in the big, bad iPod dominated music world? Does this do anything that a dock enabled MP3 player won’t? Does it matter that it’s not portable? How useful is it…


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Awesome November 6, 2007 posted by

Nokia perfects the clicky tactile touchscreen – iPhone gnashes teeth, swears revenge

It’s taken them 10 years but Nokia boffins have finally perfected a ‘touch feedback’ touchscreen. Don’t be fooled by simple vibrational imitations folks, this is the real McCoy – you press a key on the screen, and it clicks under your finger with exactly the same sort of fingertip feedback as if you’d pressed a conventional keyboard key. Roope Takala, Senior Program Manager at Nokia’s research labs gave me a demo of the technology in Finland the other day on a…


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ferret exclusive July 4, 2005 posted by

Ferret bed.

The Deluxe Corner Lounge. $6.34. Here we have a sneak peak at the Ferret in full-on investigative action at the height of his busy period. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it, eh? And we may yet post a wish-list sometime soon.


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cool tech June 24, 2005 posted by

Home a-roam phone.

The VoIP 500DP DECT Phone. Look ma, it’s an Internet phone, and a wireless DECT home phone. All in one rather ugly looking combo. But who cares, it’s brill and £96.91. Two Ethernet ports, SIP compatible, 8MB SDRAM, echo cancellation, PSTN, Caller ID, speakerphone and SMS send/receive. Yowsers!


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ferret exclusive February 21, 2005 posted by

Pocketster-iPod.

Pocketster-iPod. Take one iPod. Add a Pocket PC. Throw in Pockester Pro software and bingo, become a walking jukebox. From the ‘how weird is that?’ school of rock, in an Eastern Standard Tribe kind of way. €14.95 for the Pro software.  Pocketster Pro (the advanced version of Pocketster) takes the idea a step further and adds an iPod Module. The module enables you to publish your iPod playlists and have anyone in the area listen to previews or download tracks wirelessly from those…


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ferret exclusive February 16, 2005 posted by

Love Lewisham.

Love Lewisham? Hate Graffiti? Government sponsored mobile phone vigilantes. Charles Bronson. Grave. Spinning.    Imaging the following scenario. As you are walking down your street, you notice some graffiti that you’d like removed. You have already registered and downloaded the free application to your mobile phone. So what can you do? Take a picture of the offending graffiti, enter some details and send it to us. It’s simple! We review all images sent to us a decide what to do….


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