Monthly Archives: April 2006

reprise April 30, 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. Pardon? – Ladies and gentlemen, in the blue… Magis Multipot. – The Magis Multipot. A hybrid,… Solar Generator Briefcase. – The SOL8 Solar Generator… D.I. VOX Radio. – The D. I. VOX FM Clock Radio. Haw… AjaxTunes. – AjaxTunes. Online music player and… GSM Tracker. – The Sazo GSM Tracker. Track,… MP3 Alarm Clock revisited. – The MP3 Alarm Clock. So… The Digital…

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Gadgets April 28, 2006 posted by

Carry Bike.

I The Carry Bike. It’s a bicycle. No it’s a bag trolley. It’s a bicycle. No it’s a…anyway you get the idea. Around $330.00. [Via Seihin]

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Gadgets April 28, 2006 posted by

The Braille Book.

Sergio Trujillo’s Braille Book (or bBook) is an electronic book for the blind that looks interesting. Faintly iPod like, it raises and lowers small nodules to simulate the Braille language. It’s got rechargeable batteries and uses Bluetooth to grab it’s eBook material. Nice idea indeed, but is it a better option than audio books? Only time and the customer reaction will tell.

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Gadgets April 28, 2006 posted by

Pimple pooper.

The Zeno Acne Treatment Device. Give your pimples the heat treatment and say begone begone, harbingers of evil and mayhem. Or something. $225.00 plus replacement tips at $35.00.  Tyrell’s proprietary ClearPoint technology delivers a precisely controlled heat dose for a specific period of time to a pimple. This heat triggers a cascade of events that include the induction of heat shock protein responses and the subsequent killing of the bacteria. This effectively reduces the inflammatory response and allows the skin…

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Gadgets April 28, 2006 posted by

Sticksound Radio.

The Sticksound Radio. FM radios don’t get much more minimal than this, dear friend. Twizzle the antenna to change channels. Around $70.00.

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Bookmark This! April 28, 2006 posted by

Beeplet.

Beeplet. Reminders for forgetful people. You know, birthdays, anniversaries, meetings. That kind of thing. Sure we know you’ve got a mobile phone with alarms, but that’s not so much Web 2.0 pastel green fun, is it? Dufus.

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hardware April 27, 2006 posted by

Disk killer.

The Garner HD-1 Hard Drive Degausser. Pieces of equipment you don’t want on your desktop…Part 1. $2,299.99.  The machine effectively erases all metal particle formats, including Beta SP, Beta SX, Digital BetaCam, D1- D5, Travan, and all 4mm and 8mm data cartridges. Please note that hard disk drives cannot be reused after they are degaussed, as the degaussing operation erases the servo tracks written on the drive at the factory…Operation is simple and safe and is achieved by rotating drives…

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Gadgets April 27, 2006 posted by

Sounds conditional.

The Marsona Sound Conditioner. So what, you ask, with the tiniest piece of toast sticking to your chin, is a sound conditioner? Well clearly it takes in sound, and…ah…conditions it. Pah! Wikipedia? Who needs it? £125.00.  Choose from eight different ‘base’ sounds to mask noise pollution and then program any combination of ‘overlay’ sounds (from 0 to all 8) to create a personalized sound environment. You can create your own mix of soothing white noise. The sound quality of digitized…

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cool tech April 27, 2006 posted by

StarRotor engine.

The StarRotor Engine. OK, so it’s a bit rocket science, but the tech looks very interesting nevertheless. A kind of jet engine for your car. But an efficient, quiet, cheap and green one. 120mpg from vegetable oil anyone? Wonder how well the development is going?   By simply replacing conventional engines (15-20% efficiency) with a StarRotor engine, fuel economy will double or triple. For example, a conventional luxury car getting about 25 mpg on the highway would get about 75 mpg. A…

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huh..? April 27, 2006 posted by

HygienIQ.

HygienIQ. Dump the air fresheners and start thinking photo-catalysis apparently. Sounds a bit like…ahem…smoke and mirrors to us. $29.00 for 170g.   Introducing Nano-TiO2 Photocatalyst treatment, the next generation of car air purification technology from Japan. HygienIQ is an advance hospital grade air purification coating based on the latest nano-science technology – photocatalyst. In the presence of light, active oxygen is formed and excited on the HygienIQ treated surfaces to destroy all micro-sized air pollutants that land on it, including…

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Gadgets April 27, 2006 posted by

World’s smallest mouse?

MicroNav. They call it the world’s smallest mouse. And who are we to argue? Watch out for one on your mobile phone soon. Maybe. MicroNav — the electronics industry’s most compact and advanced OEM pointing device. Measuring less than 10mm x 10mm x 1.4mm, MicroNav is perhaps the world’s smallest OEM mouse, enabling precise, 360° cursor navigation for consumer handheld devices including cellular phones, wireless e-mail devices, PDAs, tablet PCs, GPS systems and even digital cameras. MicroNav, which is available in three…

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Gadgets April 26, 2006 posted by

Aviator Laptop Stand.

The Aviator Laptop Stand. $19.99. Nine ounces and half an inch wide when stored in briefcase and designed to be used on airplanes, in hotel rooms and anywhere else that you find travellers of distinction. Self assembly only.

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Gadgets April 26, 2006 posted by

I Hear Safe.

I Hear Safe Earbuds. Does a strange smiley face with earphones do it for you? Enough to spend $19.99 on a set of low decibel children’s buds? Gotta say it doesn’t make me reach for the wallet at all. Warning – awful web site alert.  No matter how high the volume is turned up on the iPod , MP3 player, stereo, cd player, tv or walkman iHearSafe headphones – earbuds limit the decibel level and greatly reduce the risk of hearing loss…

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Fun & Games April 26, 2006 posted by

R/C Wright Brothers Flyer.

The R/C Wright Brothers Flyer. Probably flies better than the original. And looks like lots of jolly, wizard, tally-ho  fun too. $99.99.  With a wingspan of just over 15 inches the Wright Bros. Flyer is a 2-Channel R/C replica of the original aircraft built in 1903. This detailed model looks great sitting on your desk (a stand is included) but can take to the air after a three minute charge from the included NiMH battery. Perfect for flying in small…

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