Monthly Archives: February 2006

Gadgets February 28, 2006 posted by

Dual SIM card adapter.

The Dual SIM Card Adapter. Yep we know that dual and multiple SIM card adapters for mobile phones have been around for ages, but what makes this one different is that it comes with some rather nifty software so you don’t have to switch the handset on and off to swap over SIM cards. Just select the new SIM on the menu and off you go. You can even specify that it auto changes after a set time (weirdness?). No cutting cards up either,…

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Gadgets February 28, 2006 posted by

Telescopic Stun Gun with Siren.

The Telescopic Stun Gun with Siren. See, an ordinary stun gun with siren is simply not good enough. Especially with the increase in long armed villains. And tall ones. So you need a little extra reach. Hey, and it crackles menacingly with a light show too. Joy! $99.95.  Now you can carry a powerful stun gun that’s large enough to keep a safe distance from an assailant, yet will telescope down to a size small enough to place in a purse…

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Gadgets February 28, 2006 posted by

Wet Arm Wrestling.

The Wet Arm Wrestling Kit. Face it lads, you’ve always wanted to find an excuse to arm wrassle with your pals on a Saturday night, and here it is. The weakest gets wet! Point the water squirter at your opponent and whoever wins gets to see the loser receive a face full. Sounds peachy, don’t it? £16.99.  A fantastic challenge for all you wet wimps. Point the squirter arm at you opponent then let battle commence – the winner will be bone dry…

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Gadgets February 28, 2006 posted by

Cat 5 A/V adapter.

The Intelix V3AD Cat 5 Audio/Video Adapter. Send your Brady Bunch audio and video around the home via cheapo Cat5 wiring. Up to 1000 feet range. Cool. $114.99. More here.  Take maximum advantage of this existing wiring by adding baluns to each end. These small transformers convert audio and video signals from unbalanced to balanced and vice versa, making the necessary impedance adjustments for A/V signal transmission between different wiring systems. This means that you can run your signal over…

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diy February 28, 2006 posted by

DIY Wireless RF Car Alarm.

The A-Tek X3 DIY Wireless RF Car Alarm. Connect the wireless siren to the car battery’s terminals and plug the wireless sensor into the cigar lighter. Any door, window trunk, broken glass will trigger alarm. Quite clever, eh? Oh and the alarm has 6 days standby after a three hour charge. [Thanks Oliver].

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but is it art? February 28, 2006 posted by

World’s first cellphone movie?

The World’s First Cellphone Movie. Eight Sony Ericsson W900i cellphones, 11 days, $164,000 (what the heck for?) and three main characters. Blair Witch Project it ain’t. Probably. [Via Metafilter]  The cheap technology used to shoot SMS Sugar Man means the cameras are always rolling, making for a fresher, more dynamic and fluid movie, with room to experiment…Kaganof–who ironically bought his first cell phone last year to make the film–dismissed concerns over quality and said the footage looked “fabulous” when blown…

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Gadgets February 27, 2006 posted by

Direct to disk, baby.

The FeaturePhone 175 Call Recorder will record your phone calls direct to CD. Yep, that’s right, no messing around or anything, just bang your chats onto a searchable CD. One disk will store…cough…15,000 calls, so you’d better have friends. Lots of them. It’s also got an internal 500 contact address book and integrated answering machine. Clever stuff really. Around $900.00.  The FeaturePhone 175 can be used as an ordinary recorder at any time. It can be used as a dictating device…

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Awesome February 27, 2006 posted by

Hidden Passageway.

Hidden Passageway. Oh yes! Cough up $10,000 (or $1500 for the DIY kits) and these guys will craft your own personal hideaway, complete with uber cool ‘push the book’ switches, or rotating lamp switches or tilting candle holder switches or ‘holy batcave, Batman’, just too brilliant for words switches. Check out the animations and videos and then tell me you couldn’t think of a thousand great ways to use this stuff in the den. [Thanks Tom!]  A thief cannot burglarize a…

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cool tech February 27, 2006 posted by

The Loremo 150mpg car.

The Loremo LS sports vehicle. Weight 450kg, 150+ mpg turbodiesel, single forward opening ‘gate’ door (incorporates steering wheel), 100mph, GPS, MP3, onboard computer and air-conditioning. Priced at less than €11,000. But you’ll have to wait until 2009, sorry. [Via Metafilter]   Loremo feels like a sports car, nevertheless consuming only 15 litres on its way from Munich to Rome. Its sliding roof flooded with sun gives rise to the summer feeling at any season. Its unique appearance is a confession to…

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Gadgets February 27, 2006 posted by

The Radar Watch.

The Radar Watch. Rats, it’s not a real radar watch, just a simulated version, with a teeny plane that appears on the ‘screen’ every 60 seconds. Shame, a real one would be really rather cool, but this will just have to do while we’re waiting. Japanese quartz movement. $49.99.  …the Radar Watch will satisfy our long burning desire to play “ground control”. It features an airplane that appears from beneath a precisely timed shroud every 60 seconds acting as a minute timer….

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Bookmark This! February 27, 2006 posted by

DIY Planner.

The DIY Planner site. Free templates and documentation to help you create all kinds of useful paper planners. Volunteer driven and with lots of downloads. Worth a bookmark for the organiser challenged.  …a set of free do-it-yourself templates, covers, documentation and other gear for creating your own highly customised paper planner system. A year in the making, this new version includes nearly 200 pages of forms covering life management, calendars, project planning, note-taking, health, finance, and even creative uses like…

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reprise February 26, 2006 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Ferrety posts from the past week for anyone who missed them. Enjoy. The Anti-Snoring Ring. – The Anti-Snoring Ring. Or to give… DIY book scanner. – How to build your very own… Vanilla forums. – Vanilla Forums. Free Open… Astonishing CGI. – The Flowlines CG software from… Radio Duck. – The Radio Duck. OK, is someone… Water, water, everywhere… – Water Quality Checker. Happy face… Beach boys. – The Floating Radio. Can’t… Biometric advance. – Biometric…

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leisure links February 25, 2006 posted by

Link-o-Matic – the YapperMouse and more…

The YapperMouse – eek, it’s a mouse, it’s a USB Skype phone. Weird?  Everything you thought you knew about grilling is wrong!  Colorzip – 3D marketing tags for sending data to cameraphones. Cuecat clone?  Electronics Troubleshooter – just turn it off, Jack!  VideoSift – the best of Google Video. Neat.

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Gadgets February 24, 2006 posted by

See you, Jimmie!

The Tritton SEE2 USB to SVGA Adapter. If you’ve ever had an uncontrollable urge to connect another monitor to your laptop or desktop quickly and easily, then this puppy may be for you. Just plug it into your USB port and expand your desktop across both displays just like a real profeshinul. You know, I like this idea. Around $76.99.  Extend your desktop across both displays allowing you to increase your productivity like never before. While reading email on one display,…

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Gadgets February 24, 2006 posted by

Cyber Snipa Keypad.

The Cyber Snipa USB Keypad is clearly designed to help you get your word-processing done more efficiently. Clearly. It is definitely not meant for any kind of gaming activity, fragging, camping, side-steppin’ smack down gaming action at all. Don’t let the funky cool blue underlighting fool you, girl. Around $32.99.  With almost no learning curve, veteran PC gamers will see an immediate improvement in game control, speed and accuracy. Even if you have never used a keyboard to play FPS…

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