Monthly Archives: July 2005

leisure links July 30, 2005 posted by

Link-o-Matic – Cable Yoyo and more…

Cableyoyo – reduce cable clutter and improve your life   Google Globe – what’s your favourite place on earth?  The Origami Bowl – DIY paper crockery  The Hydro-Foam – car, boat, plane, model experts only? [Thanks Rob!] Strange things – ‘bats always turn left when exiting a cave’. The Amazing Amanda Doll – too spookily realistic? [nice new site, Mike!] The Reality Show Premise Generator – too real for words?  The Treehouse Guide – leaf it to me, darling!  Cellpod – the cellphone…

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Gadgets July 29, 2005 posted by

Telephone signaller.

The Telephone Signaller. $69.95. Super loud ring, flashing strobe light. Now you’ll have to pick up those pathetic begging calls from mall mad Mildred.  The Telephone Signaler makes sure you never miss another important call. With its super-loud phone ringer (95dB), it teams up with a bright flashing strobe to direct your attention to the telephone. With four ringer settings (ringer can be turned off), and three tone settings, it’s completely customizable to suit your needs. Comes with an AC adapter. Desk…

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Fun & Games July 29, 2005 posted by

Wind up.

The Wind Chaser. They call it a land sailor, we call it a plastic go-kart with a sail. You can call it Frank if you like. Looks like v cool fun, though, whichever way you splice the mains’l, brace, bosun stuff thingy. Need wind though, doncha?  The Wind Chaser can be easily assembled and disassembled in 5 to 10 minutes. Fits into three bags (see storage photo below) – all less than 4 feet in length and under 20 pounds…

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Gadgets July 29, 2005 posted by

WebCam contortor.

The FlexStand. Got webcam? Fed up with it sitting there, balefully glaring at you in one rigid, inflexible, crossed arms and pouting position? Check this then. Strangely expensive however at $32.95.  The FlexStand is a Flexible, attachable, and configurable webcam stand. It provides you with a secure flexible platform for your webcam so you can better control the view it provides. No more hassling with the cable or struggling to find just the right spot to place your web cam….

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Gadgets July 29, 2005 posted by

iPod pod.

The iDockCover. Hand finished, hardwood iPod accessory stand. For sale. To you. For money. Think from around $25.00.  The iDockCover is a hand-finished, custom quality accessory stand for your iPod and it works with or without the Dock! The included “MockDock” fits into a recess on the bottom side of the iDockCover, providing a pocket that the iPod sits in. If you currently own or at some point purchase a Dock, simply pop the MockDock out with the press of a…

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Gadgets July 29, 2005 posted by

Build your own watch.

Build your own luxury watch in the Blancier virtual workshops. Then…ahem…pay for it! [via Bifurb Rivets]  The virtual workshop on this site allows you to select each component of your watch yourself. Each step in the construction process is visualized, so you can see the finished product created in actual size before your eyes. When you have finished your design, your price appears on the screen immediately.

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Gadgets July 28, 2005 posted by

LED Lantern.

The LED Lantern. $16.99. Old, new, borrowed and blue. Let’s just skip the formalities and get married. OK, so it’s an old 60’s swingin’ paper lantern with an ultra hip LED lamp inside. But it’s battery powered, which makes it 100 hours portable. So there.  It’s a modern version of the classic paper and wood round lantern, but instead of candle or oil this lamp is illuminated by LED. The LED light can be switched to either slowly cycle through…

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Gadgets July 28, 2005 posted by

Bubble bath.

The Aroma Bubble Massage Jet Spa. $169.99. Methane jokes aside, this uber functional bath mat looks as good a way as any to wibble-wubble the cares of the day away. Switch on, lie back and dream of days gone by, when men were men and small furry animals weren’t called George.  Just lay the jet spa mat flat in the tub and fill up the tub with water. Then plug in the air pump and experience the most relaxing sensation you’ve ever had in…

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future tech July 28, 2005 posted by

Solar parking.

The Kyocera Solar Grove Parking Lot. Employee parking lots which generate electricity. Seems like one of those ‘what took you so long?’ ideas, doesn’t it? Especially with a payback period of just 12 years.  Solar Grove—an array of 25 “solar trees” that converts a 186-vehicle parking lot into a 235-kW solar electric generating system. Based on test conditions and adjusted for inverter efficiency estimated at 94%, the 235 kW system is capable of generating 421,000 kilowatt hours per year. The system’s…

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Gadgets July 28, 2005 posted by

Fog fun.

The Deluxe Mini Fog Maker. $24.98. There are times when only multi-coloured misty fog will do the trick. Such as important dinner parties with your favourite ambassador to the UN and spooky movie nights. Please don’t howl at inappropriate moments though, eh? Or during the movie.  Instant fog, anytime. No chemicals needed. Amazing device vaporizes water immediately to create an overflow of misty fog. Simply place the vaporizing unit in at least 2.5″ of water and plug its transformer into any…

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Fun & Games July 28, 2005 posted by

Geek cat.

The Climbing Cat. $16.25. Perfect for hanging around on your monitor whilst giving you that ‘feed me’ hassle look. To complete the illusion sprinkle some bits of kitty litter in its tail fur. One of a range of animal props.  This playful cat is 15 inches in size. Soft goat fur is used to make this a real beauty. He loves to just hang around.

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Free Software July 28, 2005 posted by

Cellphone assistant.

Remote Labs’ Mobile Activity Tracker software. Pre-release freebie Symbian mobile phone organiser program which lets you sort out your muddled yet cheery life. Or something. Looks like it only works on a limited subset of handsets though, so that’s a bit of a downer.  By installing M.A.T. on your Symbian phone you can backup your phonebook contacts to the Web, monitor your mobile phone calls, missed calls, SMS messages and changes to contact information the the Web. You can also…

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Gadgets July 27, 2005 posted by

Wireless jammer.

The Wireless Jammer. Luddite are we? Well then cop one of these and be done with it. Cigarette sized device which blocks wireless video cameras, WiFi LANS and Bluetooth. Range 30 metres and frequency range 900Mhz – 2.5Ghz. £250.00/$445.00.  The jammer is small enough to be concealed in a pocket, briefcase e.t.c. and used inconspicuously. It has in-built rechargeable ni-cad batteries and comes complete with the charging adaptor. The adaptor is dual voltage for 120/220v…It produces a powerful 1 watt…

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diy July 27, 2005 posted by

Buy me, Buy me!

The Talking For Sale Sign. $329.99. Simply brilliant idea. Set up your own short range advertising radio station and spam your neighbours and friends ad nauseum.   Perfect for selling homes, cars, boats, etc. Repeats a message over and over. Just put a sign on your house or car letting people know what station to tune their radio to. Record your voice and transmit it to any FM radio on any FM station (up to 600 ft). Our latest kit combines an…

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