Monthly Archives: March 2005

hardware March 31, 2005 posted by

Magic Slim.

The Magic Slim 2.2 GB micro disk. It’s cute, it’s USB 2.0, it’s plug and play, it’s a very teeny 50.8 x 50 x 10.5mm and comes with a sweet little leatherette case for around £80.00. You want more?  Free fall test proven 1.0M Max temperature 100oC/1hr Pure metal aluminum 2 pieces of Heat Sinks Special vibration absorption design

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Gadgets March 31, 2005 posted by

Solar so goodness.

The SolarVerter solar powered flashlight. Light and day. $24.95.   The windowsill is the place to store your flashlight. During the day, the sun’s rays recharge the NiCd batteries for up to 3 hours of flashlight use. Environmentally friendly since it uses renewable energy. Ideal for mounting on a bicycle (mounting bracket included), traveling and camping. Two switches – white light in front and 3 blinking red LED warning lights at rear.

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diy March 31, 2005 posted by

Clock that.

The DIY Clock. As good a way of passing the time as any, I suppose. £21.99.  This nifty set comes complete with hands and a full set of self-adhesive numbers that you stick straight onto the wall. There’s a template for helping you to lay out a perfect circle if you’re planning on the conventional approach, but why sail with the tide when you stick them up any way you like. The wall you stick them on becomes the background…

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cool tech March 31, 2005 posted by

Thrice as nice.

The Powatryke. Five speed, electric and oooh look, a basket. £795.00.  The uses for the Powatryke seem to be endless, we have customers using them for deliveries in major cities, local village shops using them for home deliveries and people using them to do the shopping. The Powatryke has also proved to be an ideal mobility vehicle, providing many elderly and physically challenged customers with a new mode of safe and efficient transport.

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Gadgets March 31, 2005 posted by

Digital Sand Clock.

The Electronic Sand Timer. Weird huh? Who would have figured that you would want to combine the ancient art of sand with the modern art of LCD? And just to keep things cosy, it’s a travel alarm clock and night light too? Woot! $19.95.  It’s hard to believe…the peacefulness of a hourglass successfully combined with something digital? Excalibur now offers a unique and handsome timepiece sure to attract some attention at any event where time is on display. Think the…

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software March 31, 2005 posted by

Carry a tune.

Carry a Tune’s Singing Coach. A software vocal coach? Know anyone who could benefit from the use of this program? Someone, somewhere, will thank you.  $49.95.  Carry-a-Tune’s Pitch Tracking Line displays what note you are singing on a musical graph in real time. This helps train your ear to know the exact pitch you are trying to sing. So the next time you’re singing “Happy Birthday” you won’t have to just mouth the words, you can belt out the notes and become a…

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hmm..interesting March 31, 2005 posted by

Tetris anniversary Top 10.

So apparently it’s the 20th anniversary of the Tetris game, and the good folk at Sky Television sent me the Top 10 Tetris facts to peruse. Er…there’s a Church of Tetris? Sheesh. And just take a look at one of the clearly fun-loving inventors.

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diy March 30, 2005 posted by

Hover board.

Hoverboard. Well it ain’t Back to the Future, that’s fer sure, but it’s a start. Fully assembled $9000.00, plans $49.00. Video here. And here’s another hoverboard project underway in a garage. And finally, apparently sometime this year…  This personal hoverboard uses high performance hovercraft technology to lift a 250+lb rider 3 inches above the ground. A 6 horsepower 4-stroke gasoline engine spins a 5 bladed propeller to force air under the craft. Some air is diverted into a flexible skirt…

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hardware March 30, 2005 posted by

Port ahoy!

The new Port EOS Ergo Station and USB Hub. A portable stand for portables with four ports from Port Designs. How zappy is that? And ergonomic too. €60.99.  Reduces neck & back strain Universal docking solution Increases air flow Rotates notebook 360 degrees Universal compatibility

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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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Fun & Games March 30, 2005 posted by

‘Arry Potter.

Kids will probably get all fired up over this Discovery Artist Pottery Wheel. Thank you, thank you, we’ll be here all month. $39.95.  Put this pottery wheel in your child’s hands and prepare to be amazed by their extensive imagination! This powerful tool allows little sculptors to create an endless array of clay masterpieces. Affordable enough for a beginner but powerful enough for the more experienced artist.

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hardware March 30, 2005 posted by

Finger lock.

The Fingerprint ID Door Lock. Maybe it’s just me, but at $599.99 I wouldn’t bother robbing the house, I’d just steal the door.  The Fingerprint ID Door Lock / Deadbolt is a cylindrical lock combined with a security deadbolt that will let you into the house using just your finger. It reads your unique fingerprint and only allows entry to prints it recognizes. With three user levels, you’ll be able to determine which users have the authority to operate specific…

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Bookmark This! March 30, 2005 posted by

Free Outlook Express backup.

This Free OE Backup guide shows how to use Windows XP’s File & Settings Transfer wizard to backup your Outlook Express data like folders, messages, rules and account settings. Worth bookmarking for an emergency. [Thanks David!]

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but is it art? March 30, 2005 posted by

Barcode Elvis.

Barcode Elvis. A flipbook of a zoom animation of Elvis dissolving into a (his?) barcode? Weirdness for $10.00 and part of a set of six character books in total. But kind of cute.

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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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