Monthly Archives: July 2004

general July 28, 2004 posted by

What ho, Jeeves?

The Whirlpool Personal Valet. Lazy bones’ locker. $1199.95. ‘Whirlpool’s Personal Valet takes care of your clothing for you. Perhaps it’s the morning of an important business meeting, and you forgot to bring your suit to the dry cleaners. Maybe you dread ironing the family’s clothes for a party. No problem! Patented process [sic] creates a penetrating mist! A mist of Persiva clothes care formula circulates through every fiber. Wrinkles vanish, and your clothes are fresh and ready to wear. Up…

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general July 28, 2004 posted by

SmartJoy.

The SmartJoy USB adapter for Mac and PC. Just right for hooking up a Playstation dance mat to your iMac…maybe. Or maybe not. $12.90. Connect your PS/PS2 joypad, dance pad or racing wheel to your computer Supports all buttons on the controller including analog sticks Supports Real Vibration (Rumble/Force Feedback)

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general July 28, 2004 posted by

Call me?

The Crosley 1950s pay phone. Now you can play Bogart calls Bacall from the comfort of your own living room. As long as you’ve got the change, of course.

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general July 28, 2004 posted by

Battery U.

A great two part document from Battery University on how to get the most out of these increasingly important things called batteries. Example section – How to prolong lithium-based batteries. Well worth a read.

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general July 27, 2004 posted by

Kara-OK.

Er…since when did they start making Karaoke machines look so cool? The Goodmans GDVD200CDG. ‘The new Two Channel DVD/Karaoke Player has a stylish, contemporary mirror finish design, and bright florescent display that belies its raunchy Karaoke counterpart! It has DVD/CD and CDG capability and is supplied with a remote control, a CDG disc and two high quality microphones – great for getting closet karaoke performers involved!

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general July 27, 2004 posted by

Bionic dolphin.

The Bionic Dolphin. Cue Flipper theme tune in 3….. ‘These positively buoyant vessels use their forward momentum and the downward lift of their wings to literally fly below the water’s surface. This radical departure from the typical method of sinking below the surface allow the Bionic Dolphins to achieve an unparrallelled [sic] level of freestyle performance.’

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general July 27, 2004 posted by

Freeheadset.

Freeheadset.org. A free mobile phone headset for just the $3.94 shipping costs? Really? ‘We’re a San Diego based company that promotes wireless phone safety by distributing free cell phone headsets. We’ve given away thousands of free headsets, and we’d like to give one to you too! How do I get a free headset? To get started simply select the manufacturer of your phone, from the list to the left. You’ll be shown a list of cell phones, just select your…

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Toysight.

Toysight. Use your iSight camera to play games, sort of like the Sony EyeToy, but Apple-sauced. ‘Toysight is set of cool games and toys to play using your iSight™ or similar firewire camera. Using a system of object and motion detection to track your position, Toysight allows you to control buttons, sliders and perform gestures on the screen, putting you right in the action!’

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general July 27, 2004 posted by

Moving experience.

The relocatable home. Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘I’m moving house next week’. ‘Panpuch’s house design is a relocatable sphere, which can either float on a water location or be lifted by crane and fixed to a tower beside other such spheres. The purpose of the spherical shape is to minimise the surface area of the house and thereby minimise heat loss to the environment. The house consists of three levels: the living areas at the top,…

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Blue screen video.

Chromanator. Coo, home video green screen compositing for just $49.95. Looks most excellent. ‘Welcome to the power of compositing. Compositing is the filmmaking technique whereby several different clips can be combined into the same shot. Split-screen, cloning, picture-in-picture, greenscreening, company video presentations, complex CGI, matte paintings, virtual sets…Chromanator is an all-inclusive, standalone application for Windows 2000/XP and Mac OS X that is designed to work with all your favourite video media and editing applications (including Apple’s iMovie, Adobe Premiere and…

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general July 26, 2004 posted by

Bird brained.

The Radio Controlled Cuckoo Clock. Somewhere in Germany a horrorstruck Franz Ketterer is slowly spinning in his grave. ‘There’s nothing like the charm of a cuckoo clock, merrily announcing the hours throughout the day, and we’re proud to offer the world’s very first cuckoo clock that’s radio controlled! This attractive brushed-metal finish clock reveals a cheerful surprise every hour on the hour, when the doors open and the brightly-colored timekeeper steps up to his microphone to announce the current time—or…

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