Monthly Archives: May 2005

Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

Jukebox derby.

The TVX Jukebox. Is this the 200GB media center for the masses? Mmm…possibly. £399.00 ($645.18).  Simply plug it into your computer (USB) and it will appear like any external drive, then just transfer images, music and movies onto it. It automatically converts your movies to DivX format, taking an average 6 Gig movie down to around a mere 75 Megs, but maintaining excellent quality. Then you just plug it into your TV and it will play it all. It’s so…

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Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

Chat-Cord.

Chat-Cord. Use your home phone – wireless or tethered – to make and receive Internet calls on your PC. A Skype remote dialler proglet is also available so you don’t even have to touch the PC to dial or accept calls. Uber neat. And uber cheap.  $19.99. [Update: the good folk at Chat-Cord Inc. have asked me to say that the $19.99 price is a special offer. So no hassling them now, OK?]  This amazing device allows you to easily connect your…

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Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

Real man’s golf.

So here’s the thing. I receive this PR release inviting me to ‘an exclusive preview’ of the new Real World Golf game from In2Games. But if I accept, I must agree ‘not to publish coverage’ of the PS2 and PC game before August 19th 2005. But it’s already out in the public domain, girls, so where’s your heads at? Tsk.  The Gametrak system tracks every aspect of your golf swing in real time, and gives all the realism and subtlety of…

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Gadgets May 31, 2005 posted by

The BBQ Case.

The BBQ case. So it’s BBQ season, chill out and flip n’sizzle a little. Just don’t flick ash on the carpet.  This compact and slim-line fold-away BBQ is a great little summer cooker. Easy to stash away when you’re not using it, and yet open it up and you’ve got a 42.5 x 26cm cooking area. The grill can sit at three different heights, there’s an integral wind-break for breezy days, and they’ve even thrown in a spatula and BBQ fork…

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hmm..interesting May 31, 2005 posted by

Bike-a-licious.

Rideable Bicycle Replicas. More quirky bikes, trikes and catamarans – OK, we’re lying about the last part – than you can shake a pump at.  We began manufacturing standard and antique replica bicycles during the great bicycle boom of the 1970′s. When the boom ended, we continued to make bicycles, but only the ones we enjoyed riding: the high wheelers. (Also known as Penny Farthings.) With a few skilled craftsmen we have continued to produce about 200 high wheelers a year….

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but is it art? May 31, 2005 posted by

Xero hero.

The Xero weightlessness program. These Swedes have taken the work of these Russians, see, and given it some style. Stripped pine floorboards, chrome fittings, Flash animation and an ice hotel. But still and all, being flung about in a looping aircraft is still what it is….know what I mean?

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Gadgets May 30, 2005 posted by

The NightCam.

The AstraPix PC300 NightCam. A 1.3 megapixel illuminating web cam. With built in microphone. Perfect for badger spotting, eh?  By combining a web-cam, built-in microphone, high-quality VGA CCD sensor and 4-LED lights for night vision, the AstraPix PC300 lets you express your creativity like a pro. Now you can create amazing videos and shoot 1.3 megapixel still photos with ease.

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but is it art? May 30, 2005 posted by

Darth delight.

Darth Vader Life Size Statue. Seven foot six tall? With ‘faux leather’ pants? For £4999.95? Yowsers.  Standing at an amazing 7ft 6in tall, this 100% authentic limited edition Darth Vader statue really is the ultimate toy for the man who has everything. This is a supreme quality real life statue which comes with quilted ‘Faux Leather’ trousers and sleeves, an omnious and flaring cape, heavy duty injection moulded armour pieces including collar, shoulder guards, boots, chest piece and belt, an…

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Gadgets May 30, 2005 posted by

Sharks fin soup.

Shark Fin. $12.98. We might need a bigger boat.  Life-like shark fin cruises around your pool hunting for excitement! “Kids” of all ages will enjoy the fun and laughter it inspires. Lightweight plastic with on/off switch

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huh..? May 30, 2005 posted by

Truck tribe.

 Sportz II Camo Truck Tent. Get away from it all. Live in your flat-bed. $199.95.  This tent offers the best comfort and safety of being up off the ground. Clip design allows for fast and easy set-up.

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huh..? May 30, 2005 posted by

P2P spy.

P2P Share Spy. Colour us konfused. Er…you use it to search out files stored on ‘open shares’ on other machines. Is this a good thing?  Scan the internet for computers with shared files! Browse/download files from remote computers all over the world! Can handle any file type: MP3, MPG, AVI, DIVX, JPG, Etc! Did you know that millions of computer users are voluntarily sharing files to the whole world, and that you can view them at your leisure? Our share finding…

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cool tech May 30, 2005 posted by

Photo fashion.

Momento. Photos to coffee table books. Clever Aussie chic from A$25 + A$1.00 per page. You know what? It’s a very cool idea.  Momento is an Australian printing service that allows anyone to transform their photos into personalised hardcover coffee-table books easily and affordably … You design a photobook with the free Momento software; We print, bind and deliver the books to your door Whether you’d like to present your holiday photos in a contemporary format, clear your hard disk of…

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Gadgets May 27, 2005 posted by

50 year calendar.

The 50 Year Calendar paperweight. $9.95. Sometimes simple has a timeless attraction, doesn’t it? Anyway buy this for someone who’s very young (calendar good through 2052!)

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Gadgets May 27, 2005 posted by

Svelte speaks.

These elegant black Elecom-AV speakers are rather swish, doncha think? And guess what? They come in white too. Surprise! Around $100.00.

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