MiG 25 Space Explorer. Hmm..not sure about Branson’s Virgin Galactic stunt, but for $13,115.85 you can take a jolly jaunt to the edge of space in a MiG-25 Foxbat, courtesy of some Russian dudes. ‘This has to be the ultimate combination of adrenaline rush and spiritual high, flying at Mach 2.5, 25 kilometres into the upper atmosphere (where you’ll be above 99% of it, by the way), in a MiG-25 Foxbat with over 1000km of horizon before (or actually beneath)…Read More
Monthly Archives: September 2004
The Twilight Tracer Flashing Golf Ball. $21.43. ‘The official size and weight of the U.S.G.A and R&A, the Flashing Golf Ball has a tough Surlyn cover and a super-bright internal LED that flashes for five minutes after contact. It has a battery life of 80 hours, which will keep you flashing (as it were) for about 1000 strokes!’
The Mobile Note Taker. I don’t think that this is particularly new, but it’s interesting if only for the fact that you don’t need special paper in order to use it. £150.00. ‘The Mobile NoteTaker is the world’s first truly portable handwriting capture device. When you’re out and about, the Mobile NoteTaker allows you to save, organise and share your handwritten notes, drawings and sketches, capturing all the information and storing it in up to 50 separate document files.
The Eagle Iron Watch. $29.98. ‘Wear your patriotism on your wrist with this distinctive timepiece. Open the cover to reveal smoked glass mirror and quartz analog watch. Spin the iron eagle on the cover and the glow-in-the-dark watch is face up when the cover is closed. Rugged, almost indestructible timepiece of alloy construction.’
The Electronic Incenser. A rechargeable incense burner for those times when charcoal just won’t cut it. [Via MusicThing] ‘Fully respecting the liturgy rituals….. the incense burns with a simple touch of a switch.’
Photo Fusion. Clever Series 60 software for making panorama images using your smartphone camera. Vertical, horizontal and with 4x zoom capabilities. $19.95. ‘Create 360° breathtaking panoramas of several images in three easy steps and send it all as only one MMS…Remember the time when you wanted to capture the most beautiful sunset, the beautiful beach with the picturesque fishing boats, but couldn’t fit it all into one photo? Or, standing by the Eiffel tower in Paris and wanted to take…
Hey, now that we’re looking at a post X-Prize era of ‘cheap’ commercial spaceflight, what’s going to happen to the burgeoning space memorabilia market? Especially the ‘flown collectibles‘ category? Will prices plummet? Should I sell my piece of moon rock? Just interested.
Trick Anything! Forgedabout modding PC cases, these guys mod anything. Like this tricked out wireless combo stapler and mouse with the custom paint job. They’re pitching a TV series and I hope they get it. Check out the rest of the items like the super fancy toilet. [Via Gadgetopia]
That BMW with the hybrid component from Electrocharger? Looks like it’s an X5. More here. For some reason I think that this technology is going places, unless some company from the ‘dark side’ buys them out. ‘To this end, they’ve basically tripled the low rev urge of their X5 with electric assist. The standard torque of the 4.4 litre engine is about 470lbft. However, with electric assist, this jumps to a massive 1,350lbft (yes, you did read that correctly!)’
The Cadex Medication Reminder Wristwatch. Complete with Emergency Alert databank. $39.95. ‘The CADEX watch has twelve daily reminders. At the scheduled time, the alarm will sound and display the name of the medication to be taken. A “snooze” feature allows you to turn off the initial beeping and continue to be reminded with a subtle double beep every three minutes until you have taken your medication.’
A better seating position? Just ask a hen. Egg Chair. $199.95. ‘this unique egg-shaped chair provides a soft cushion of air-filled support to encourage the sitter’s pelvis to tilt forward. The result is more natural spine orientation and contraction of the abdominal muscles for better, more upright posture.’
The Node Explorer. Rugged, waterproof, wireless, touch screen, GPS and designed as an electronic guide for day visitors to national parks and stuff? Strange niche application indeed. ‘Location aware computers and the content and services that run on these devices, will change the way that society experiences the real world. Node is a world leader in developing both the technology and the content production methodology required. Node provides services and products that take the visitor experience of a building, national…
My chum Andy from Euphonix has sent me details of their new super keyboard for controlling multimedia editing on a PC. The Euphonix MC, which ships next year, features a bunch of very cool mini LCD keycaps which automatically change function and label according to the application being worked on. That is one neat idea, dude, hope it catches on with mainstream manufacturers. Check out the large image of the prototype on the site for more of an idea of…
Apparently DNA fingerprinting is not as foolproof as we may have been led to believe. Hmm… ‘However, Prof Jeffreys said the increasing number of records being held on the UK police database, currently about 2.5m, meant that having only 10 markers per person was no longer foolproof. He suggested 15 or 16 markers to reduce the chances of two people having the same profile to one in more than a trillion. American law-enforcement authorities are already considering changing the profiles…
Penfriends for Pets. Peter may have the gaff on how to upgrade your pet, but Odie and Daimler II clearly know how to keep it happy. Priced from A$325.00 per annum. ‘Give your special “companion” the ultimate unique gift – his or her own personal pet penfriend from Australia. Let them eagerly await their own mail delivery. Oodles of tales for tails! Three specially designed packages to cater for all tastes. The choice is uncomplicated –Adorable, Beautiful or Cherished.’