Monthly Archives: September 2005

Fun & Games September 30, 2005 posted by

IndyCar Simulator.

The IndyCar Simulator. A life size replica of the 2005 Indy 500 race winner, along with the IndyCar Series 2005 video game (retail $19.88) and flat screen bolt-on experience. $65,000.00. Plus…oh yes plus….an optional real life ride in one, with hospitality package at the Indianapolis 500 next year, including hotel, air fares and pit access for an extra $10,000.00. The perfect Xmas present for the man who has one too many Bugattis? Bargain!

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Gadgets September 30, 2005 posted by

CD Lift.

The CD Lift. Admit it. You’re worried about the wear and tear on your CDs and DVDs when you shuffle them around on your desk and in the den drawers. Well worry no more little person, for we are bringing you the ultimate optical media handling utensil. Oh yes! €14.30.  Handle with care is a device for touchless handeling of cd’s and dvd’s. After placing the CD-LIFT in the center of the CD, gently press down on the rubber bulb…

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Gadgets September 30, 2005 posted by

Easy Jack.

Easy Jack. Turns any electrical socket into a phone socket to attach modems, satellite TV, TiVo or whatever. From $49.99.   The Easy Jack is designed to turn any electrical outlet into a phone jack to connect Satellite TV Receivers, Digital Video Recorders (TiVo, ReplayTV), dial-up modems, and more to the phone line. The Easy Jack eliminates the costs and challenges of hard-wiring. Tested and approved by DirecTV, DISH Network, TiVo, ReplayTV.

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Gadgets September 30, 2005 posted by

Light pump.

The Air Pump Lamp. Turn on the light and increase brightness by ‘pumping it up with air’. Well not really, symbolically, you get the idea. Very clever. Very Manhattan.  Rather than flipping a switch, air is pumped into the lamp. As more air fills the lamp more of the fluorescent bulb is revealed. The resulting impression is that of being able to fill a room with light by simply moving air. Releasing a valve allows air to escape and lowers…

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Mobile Tech September 30, 2005 posted by

Phone control.

AlibiTel Contact Handler. OK folks, there are obviously some very good reasons why you might want to own software that lets you wipe details of calls you’ve made or received on your mobile phone. Ooh, like planning a surprise birthday party or…uh…negotiating a new job. But there are definitely some other reasons too, aren’t there? Not rocket science, is it? £6.95.  Deletes predefined called and calling numbers and details from your phone’s registers Replaces called or calling number if required Leaves no traces in…

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Awesome September 30, 2005 posted by

TV Genius.

TV Genius. Awesome online search service which lets you look for your favourite movies and programmes and set up reminders, which will either email you or SMS your mobile phone on the morning that they’re being broadcast on TV. UK only at the moment (but there’s no reason why they shouldn’t roll this out internationally I guess), and just superb. Now if only you could set up reminders by SMS or email as well…  How do I use the TV Genius?…

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Freeware September 30, 2005 posted by

Mailwasher Free.

Mailwasher Free. The free version of the veteran anti-spam program Mailwasher is back. I have to say that I’m noticing a significant – repeat significant – reduction in spam reaching my inbox. In fact 10 days ago I uninstalled Spam Inspector from my machine because it had become superfluous. Hotmail and my four main ISP accounts together are now delivering a mere handful of spam messages each day. The flipside is that one of my main ISP accounts is now…

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Freeware September 29, 2005 posted by

DivX free for today only.

DivX has just announced that they’re giving away their DivX Create bundle for Windows for free for today only as an anniversary gift. Pass it on! It’s not worth a huge amount ($19.99) but it’s a pretty cool way to convert your movies to the hottest compressed format on the planet.   * Convert nearly any video to a DivX video file * Create videos with advanced interactive features * Playback all DivX video files including video-on-demand titles

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Gadgets September 29, 2005 posted by

Laser Pillow.

The Laser Pillow. Actually it appears to be more of an LED pillow. Our Korean colleagues clearly believe that light therapy can do wonders for our overall health and efficiency. And who are we to argue, eh? Cough.  Light therapy can:…Increase vascularity (circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they…

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hmm..interesting September 29, 2005 posted by

Shopfar.

Shopfar.com. Receive free iTunes songs by shopping at an affiliate store. iTunes as the next Air Miles? Discuss. International versions here.  Shopfar is an online shopping portal with hundreds of online shopping sites to choose from. Unlike any other site, Shopfar rewards you with free music downloads (in the form of iTunes song codes) when you shop at its affiliated shopping sites.

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software September 29, 2005 posted by

Cam Corded.

DV Driver. Genius idea. Software to turn any camcorder into a webcam. Why? Think picture quality, think webcasting, think security. $20.00 and a free trial is available too. Excellent.   DVdriver is a software tool that lets you use your camcorder with any software that works with webcams. It works by fooling Windows into thinking that your camcorder is just an ordinary USB webcam. Use your camcorder with the full range of webcam software available today. Just plug your camcorder into…

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Gadgets September 29, 2005 posted by

The Cordinator.

The Cordinator. Oh at last, at last, an end to the terrifyingly tangled, twisted and tortured power cable nightmare. Can you stack these, guv? $55.00.  Our Cordinator gives you a slim but spacious case that hides cords, cables, and transformers for up to 10 devices. A single 4.5’ grounded power cord plugs into your wall, delivering power to 10 hidden outlets inside. A 15-amp circuit breaker provides protection from overload; 3400-joule surge suppression guards against sudden spikes that can fry your…

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Gadgets September 29, 2005 posted by

Eye for an eye.

The Hot and Cold Liquid Acupuncture Eye Massager. Rs 154 ($3.50). Strange.  If you spend long hours at work or working day in-day out of a computer or work that involves a lot of eye concentration or you suffering from some eye ailment,then this product is an absolute must for you.. A uniquely designed Eye Health Massager, this can instantly eliminate tiredness of the eyes,induce good sleep and help your eyes live brightly & healthily.It has an effect on your…

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Gadgets September 29, 2005 posted by

Nano wrappers.

iPod Nano Wrappers. From the ‘opportunists r’us’ dept. Scratches begone. £16.99.  Super slim, stay-on tube with access to iPod nano hold switch, dock connector and headphone jack. Compatible with nano lanyard. Tube slides up or down to give easy access to click wheel and screen. Machine washable. Made from Wrappers’ exclusive treated faux suede fabric designed to add scratch protection without adding bulk. Lined in super soft cream, faux suede (the same fabric used to line Italian leather gloves).

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