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Monthly Archives: December 2005
The Ferret in 2004 – The Estone Ripper CD Player/Recorder.
The Ferret in 2003 – The MP3 Gym for iPod.
The Ferret in 2002 – The Feel Beat Chair.
The first ever Ferret post – Webcam deluxe.
iPod Yule Log. A free Yule Log for your Video iPod, crackling away merrily. High tech warmth indeed!
So another 12 months is almost over, and the Ferret will be 4 years old tomorrow. Golly! Thanks to all our fabulous readers and supporters, you’ve made it an amazingly fun year. And expect some cool new features in 2006. So wherever you are and whatever you’re doing this holiday, have a great one. And don’t forget – a dancing ferret is a happy ferret. We’re closing down for the break, because even Ferrets need some rest now and then. We’ll be back on Monday 2nd January 2006,…
The Scotty Solar Charger. For phones, PDAs an’ stuff. Yeah shine on, righteous dude. £37.99. The Scotty collects and stores the sun’s energy in two rechargeable AA NiMH batteries so you can charge your phone (or a range of other appliances) whenever you need to. LED lights indicate when Scotty is charging. Scotty charges in 7 hours of sunlight. One hour of sunshine can provide 10 minutes talk time or 5 hours standby time.
The Wattage Micro Flyer. The world’s smallest mass-produced radio controlled aircraft. Only 8.2 inches long and weighing 1 ounce. Six minutes flight on a single charge. Funski! $44.95. With a wing span of only 9 inches and a elliptically curved polyhedral and molded-in airfoil this tiny plane has incredible maneuverability. The two-channel radio transmitter controls the rudder movement, throttle, and also doubles as a battery charger.
The Zapp Buggy. Billed as the smallest folded pushchair in the world. 60 x 27 x 28 cm says maybe they’ve got a point. Around £150.00. A full-sized pushchair that folds so small it can be carried on a bicycle or in a car’s passenger footwell has been launched…a folded Zapp is so compact, it even fits in the leg room of the passenger’s seat!
The Time is Money Clock. Money bank, clock. Ceramic. Art and science in perfect harmony? $128.00.
The Contextual Ad Preview Tool. Compare the contextual adverts that your site will display. Yahoo!, Adsense, Chitika. By country and by design. Super useful.
The MP3 LED Xmas Tree. Man, like shedding is so last year. Ditch the forestry and get yourself a true-grit 21st century marvel instead. Six foot tall, with an MP3 player located in the base to play all those Yuletide carol classics like Ding Dong Merrily on Hi-Fi and such. Heck, you can even download your own songs into it, using the USB cable. Integrated variable fiber optic LED light system included (psst….no more hunting for the broken bulb at 7am on Xmas morning). $169.99….
The USB Phone Book Flasher. Rather strange name. Anyway..ah…it’s a nifty mobile phone backup device which houses a handset connector on one end and a USB port on the other. One button backup and restore of your precious phonebook data. Looks quite dinky too. $21.00. # One touch to SAVE your Phonebook (Phone and SIM) to the Phone Book Flasher # Plug-and-play USB connection to EDIT your Phonebook in the PC # No CD ROM, no Installation, bulit-in PC Editor…
The Performa Self-Tuning Guitar System. What with pitch shifters for the voice, and now self tuning instruments, we’re kind of taking away all the magic from the artist aren’t we? What price Spinal Tap now, eh? More here. Around $3000.00 plus. The Performer is a computerized mechanical tuning system that adjusts the tensions of the strings, making it possible to keep your guitar in tune and change tuning while you play. It only adjusts string tension; nothing in the system comes between…