Monthly Archives: December 2005

announcement December 23, 2005 posted by

Merry Chrimble.

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,…

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Gadgets December 23, 2005 posted by

Scotty Solar Charger.

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.

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Gadgets December 23, 2005 posted by

The Micro Flyer.

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.

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Gadgets December 23, 2005 posted by

The Zapp buggy.

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!

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Fun & Games December 22, 2005 posted by

The MP3 LED Xmas Tree.

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….

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Mobile Tech December 22, 2005 posted by

USB Phonebook Flasher.

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…

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Gadgets December 22, 2005 posted by

The Self Tuning Guitar.

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…

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