Monthly Archives: February 2006

Gadgets February 24, 2006 posted by

Remote Controlled Robot Shark.

The Remote Controlled Robotic Shark. Look it’s 2 foot long and I don’t care what you say, if’n I saw one of these things coming at me on a murky day I’d scream. At least for a little bit. $99.95.  It is able to gracefully maneuver up, down, left, right, and even backwards through water, in depths up to 9′. The shark can swim up to 40′ from its handheld remote unit which is also submersible, allowing you to swim…

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Gadgets February 24, 2006 posted by

World Wall Clock.

The World Timer Wall Clock looks rather groovy, but we’re just trying to work out what happens if you live in London, New York, Tokyo or LA? Do you only get four time zones instead of the five you paid for? Anyhoo it’s $265.00.  

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diy February 24, 2006 posted by

DIY Key Logger.

Make your own DIY Keylogger. Er…?   Before you start, go down this list and see if you have all the basic stuff needed to do this project on your own: * a little bit of experience in electronics * a soldering iron * a microcontroller programmer supporting the Atmel 89C20XX family The biggest problem will probably be the programmer. This will be needed only once, to program the AT89C2051 chip.

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cool tech February 24, 2006 posted by

What’s up?

What’s Up? Awesomely cool online news application that translates news feeds into pixels of breaking – although not real time as yet – news blips. Just lovely.

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Gadgets February 23, 2006 posted by

Remote Multifunction Control Panel.

The Logisys FP 800 Remote Multifunction Control Panel. We can honestly think of few things so exciting as the ability to boot our computer from the other side of the room with this wireless remote control dashboard panel. Think about it, no more scuttling out of bed in freezing apartments to fire up the box for the pre-breakfast World of Warcraft session. Just boot from under the covers! And groovy cool blue dials too? Awesome. $34.99.  Logisys has innovated this…

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Gadgets February 23, 2006 posted by

‘I’m afraid that I can’t do that, Dave…’

The HAL 9000 Memory Unit. Oh boy at last, a chance to live out our wildest Space Odyssey fantasies in the privacy of our own sofa room. Inserting and removing 1 GB of HAL’s USB memory over and over again, while listening to an MP3 of his final moments. Bliss doesn’t come any better than this, does it? $69.99. “Daisy, Daisy….”  HAL was created in 1992 at the HAL plant in Illinois… then had some minor “issues” during a 2001 space mission. Subsequently…

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Gadgets February 23, 2006 posted by

The Sports Utility Watch.

The Sports Utility Watch. So waddya think, is this the ugliest multi-function watch of all time? Or just the clunkiest? But hey, it’s got an analogue compass and temperature gauge on board, as well as a chronograph and calendar and it’s made of ‘space age’ Titanium, so who’s to say that it won’t make someone a lovely wife? $149.95.  That’s why we call it the SUW -sport utility Watch. It’s as durable as a real SUV, and its design is unlike…

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Gadgets February 23, 2006 posted by

Portable Fire Pit.

The Weber Portable Fire Pit. Why fiddle about with rubbing twigs together, or using coke cans and chocolate, when you can pitch up with your handy pack-a-back propane powered campfire and start singin’ those ole cowboy songs straight away? There’s a time and place for nostalgia, son, and a freezin’ night on the prairie probably ain’t it. Or does a $549.95 price and a vague sense of ecological unease say otherwise?  The fire pit starts easily with a simple push-button…

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hardware February 23, 2006 posted by

The Lemur Controller.

The Lemur Multitouch Control Surface. An LCD based computer interface and MIDI controller. Sounds like a musician’s best friend, even if the €2190.00 price may not be.  As a performance interface, the Lemur is immediately appealing. You touch colorful rounded interface objects on the 12″ LCD display to control your computer in any way you can imagine…Make any number of interfaces, store them in an XML-based project file and it’s ready to go…One moment you can be mixing by moving…

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retro February 23, 2006 posted by

Ninja boots.

Ninja Boots. Stop talking about it and become. Ninja. Ninja geek. Geek Ninja. $18.00. Those toes are a bit weird though, eh? Heh.  These shoes hug your foot sock-like for a truly comfortable fit, with rubber soles that grip the ground and allow you to move with much more agility than a normal shoe. In true traditional Japanese fashion the big toe is separated from the smaller toes for extra special balance. These shoes are not only of the type…

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Fun & Games February 23, 2006 posted by

Sticklers.

Sticklers. Stencil and glaze pens for decorating your iPod. Aaargh sacrilege! $5.99.  It’s as “Easy as 1 -2 -3”!! You can transform your greeting cards, stationery, cell phones, MP3 players, mirrors & PDA’s into personalized ones by adding unique outline shapes and coloring in with either Glaze or Souffl√©, 3-dimensional pens. Sticklers Kits utilize metallic colored die-cut outline stickers with 3 coordinating special craft pens

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Gadgets February 22, 2006 posted by

Plasma Waterfall Fountain.

Man, a custom made Plasma Waterfall Fountain has got to be the coolest way ever to get wet indoors. Or electrocuted. Whatever…hook up the media player of choice and watch Waterworld as it was meant to be enjoyed.  Note our capability to build waterfalls with plasma screen back drops. This is an excellent way to call attention to your display and present an energized verbal and visual message by simply connecting a DVD player or other video source. It is…

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