Monthly Archives: January 2005

Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Time flies!

The MiG-29 Panel Clock. $179.00. Strictly for high-flyers, eh? Arf!  Some of the fastest and highest-flying Russian combat aircraft (such as MiG-25, MiG-29 and Su-27) have now been decommissioned, and we have their instrument panel clocks! Original A.F. issue, mil-spec, designed to withstand speeds of Mach 3 (1,800 mph) and altitudes of 100,000′. Built to keep time flawlessly while pulling 6 G’s! A 27-volt heater ensures operation even at -70°F! 25-jewels spread over three precision mechanical movements inside all-steel, dust/water-proof case.

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Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Cough, splutter.

The USB Smokeless Car Ashtray. $19.99. It’s an ashtray. That works off USB. With a fan and filter and little red headlights. Sheesh, just give up the weed, OK?  Because this stuff is getting too weird.  A small ashtray with USB power to operate the absorbing fan/filter. Use it to cutdown on smoke and odors around your desk or take it on the road using the included Car to USB Adaptor. The ashtray section can easily removed for quick cleaning. Opening and…

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Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Beer alarm.

The Beer Burglar Alarm. £6.95. Clearly desperate times are here, peeps. What are the chances that both drink and alarm go missing first time out?  The Beer Burglar Alarm is a simple but effective device, designed to protect your drink from thirsty thieves. This mini alarm attaches to a glass or bottle, and should anyone move into the 25cm (10”) ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding your beer, it will alert you instantly, allowing you to rush back and rescue it. You can choose…

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diy January 31, 2005 posted by

M&M Minder.

There is clearly a need for an M&M Sorter in this world. We just wish we knew why! Here’s the kit for sale. $89.00.  

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Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Fore-sooth!

Virtual Indoor Golf. $249.00. OK, so it’s raining. Just clear out the living room, park the family in the garage with a Thermos and sandwiches and try not to wreck the carpet. Likely?  Unlike other computer games that require you “swing” by using your mouse or keypad, Virtual Golf lets you play with your own golf clubs. It’s great for those just beginning to understand the game, as well as those who are more advanced thanks to its five different…

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Gadgets January 31, 2005 posted by

Powerless rodent!

The Battery Free Wireless Mouse. £29.99. No wires, no batteries, just an induction mouse mat. Will this tech catch on? Hmm…  The BatteryFREE Wireless Optical Mouse does not need a battery to keep powered on. It works with its ingenious Mouse Pad. The Mouse Pad will transfer constant power to the mouse and whenever the mouse is placed on the mouse pad which is plugged to the computer via a USB connector. Lift the mouse way above the mouse pad, and it receives…

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heh heh! January 31, 2005 posted by

Snort!

Date My Pet. The pet lovers meeting place. Probably the most bizarre, but logical, dating website in the world. Oh, and if there’s a cute 30 something girl who’s into crustaceans and would like to hook up with Monty the Crawfish, then Brad would like to talk to her soon. Ay, yi, yi!  Date Me…Date My Pet. Whether you are looking for a life partner, a buddy for your pet or just someone to hang out with, here you’ll be able to…

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hmm..interesting January 31, 2005 posted by

Rulers.

Rulers. The complete list of all rulers of this small chunk of rock dating back to 1700 or so. The Internet at its finest!  This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries (the links are at the bottom of the respective country entries), as…

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Mobile Tech January 31, 2005 posted by

MobiClient.

MobiClient. US only at the moment though.  Send FREE Personalized SMS Text messages to anyone in the United States…There are no hidden costs or charges. (your cell phone providers sms charges may apply) No memberships to sign up for, just install Mobiclient, create a username and password, create your contacts and you are ready to start sending your SMS messages.

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Bizarre January 28, 2005 posted by

Shoehorn tech.

The Personal Stereo Center. If unrelated features were a virus, this puppy would have a very bad rash indeed. Alarm clock which accepts MP3 music/audio input from any plug-in USB drive, iPod etc. Flashing Night light function Digital timer Digicam card reader Stereo system with inbuilt speakers and amplifier Disco effect flashing clock face pulses in time with the music…

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Fun & Games January 28, 2005 posted by

Big red relief.

The Panic Button. Oh yes. Should be mandatory equipment. Everywhere.  £2.99 ($4.75)  Though not just for computers, the Panic Button is a vital – if somewhat pointless – addition to everyone’s desk. It doesn’t do anything of course, but you feel a lot better having a button to stab at when everything goes to pot. Stick it on your keyboard, your dashboard, possibly even your ironing board, and get instant relief from life’s little emergencies.

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Gadgets January 28, 2005 posted by

Can do.

The CanMate car refrigerator and warmer. Heat or cool your bevvies on the go. $88.99.  Cooling – Keeping the temperature of canned beverage or bring it to a lower temperature.At room temperature of 30°C, the canned beverage could reach 2°C (Temperature of the cooling container reaches below ) Heating – Keeping the temperature of canned beverage at 48 ~ 53°C (Temperature of the heating container reaches 50 ~ 60°C

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Gadgets January 28, 2005 posted by

Go copy.

The GoDVD Video Enhancer. Backup your DVD movies the analogue way? $99.99.  Preserve your memories to DVD and enhance their video image at the same time with the GoDVD Video Enhancer, which easily allows you to transfer any type of VHS format as well as “protected” DVD content to DVD, Four output signal enhancement modes will stabilize video signals for crisp copies: Set your GoDVD to Normal, Enhanced, Darker or Black/White for improved image quality, and the video enhancers digital technology…

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Awesome January 28, 2005 posted by

Dial M for magnificent.

How to use the Dial Telephone. Fabulous clip of a silent AT&T training film from 1927. Here’s the actual video. Someday they’ll laugh over archives of iPod commercials too, won’t they?  

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general January 28, 2005 posted by

Global warning mug.

The Global Warming Vanishing Land Mug. The eco-gift that keeps on remembering. $12.95.  Want to see the effects of global warming without waiting ten or twenty years? Then use one of these frightening and informative Global Warming Vanishing Land Mugs. Each mug is covered with a map of the world. When you pour in a hot beverage, the mug shows what happens when the world heats up and the oceans begin to rise… Land mass disappears before your very eyes!…

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