Monthly Archives: May 2006

Gadgets May 31, 2006 posted by

Handheld weatherman.

The Handheld Weather Forecaster and Alarm Clock. Forget about looking up at the sky, or feeling the pitter patter of splishy splashy, just whip one of these out of your pocket and instantly you’ll know it’s raining. Complete with handy belt clip and stand. Bargain product at $39.95 eh?  Know the weather forecast wherever you go! This pocket-sized weather forecaster provides a 12 to 24 hour forecast and local temperature and humidity readings in a compact, handheld design. The forecaster…

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but is it art? May 31, 2006 posted by

MacBook Cover.

The Apple MacBook Cover. You wanna cover your sleek white body with a made to order machine washable textile cover, you go ahead. Don’t mind us. We’re not going to say a thing. Nope. £17.99.   White protective sleeve fits Apple MacBook 13inch. Water resistant (not waterproof) rubberised outer Microfibre lining helps combat fingerprints. Machine washable. Green/Orange/Blue customised logo. Lettering of your choice, up to 15 letters max.

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Fun & Games May 31, 2006 posted by

Incy, wincy spider.

The Large Bungee Jumping Spider of Doom. Er…make a loud sound near this thing and it’ll jump down onto its victim…target. And then climb up again, leaving behind a cardiac arrest case. Ships complete with portable defibrillator. £12.95.   The Bungee Jumping Spider of doom is battery operated and attaches to a card to be placed on the wall or ceiling. By clapping your hand, the spider drops down quickly. It’s web string is 18 inches long and the spider can climb…

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Gadgets May 31, 2006 posted by

HDMI Switch.

The Startech VS310HDMI HDMI Digital Switcher. With remote control. We could see the future and it involved multiple HD devices – set top boxes, DVD players, televisions, media centers etc – all sporting sparkly new HDMI ports and no way to connect them up without a lot of plugging and unplugging. Until now, that is. Good thinking, Batman. Around $150.00.  Avoid the frustrations of having to swap out video devices because your display doesn’t have enough HDMI inputs to accomodate…

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Recommended May 31, 2006 posted by

Open says a me.

The Xipper CD opener. Ever struggled to open a CD box? You know, get the plastic wrap off? Yeah well, this puppy might be top of your wish list then. Awesomely useful. $7.95.  With the Xipper opener, just press the button to release the safety and then pull it along three sides of the case. The small blade cuts through the plastic wrap and tape seals, making it a snap to open. When finished, release the safety and the blade retracts….

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Free Software May 31, 2006 posted by

Image Mirror.

ImageMirror.com. Stark, simple and effective – single image upload and storage on demand. No sign-in, passwords, accounts, money. Simply upload an image and you’ll be given a link to it to use as you wish. Done. Dusted.  Welcome to imagemirror.com, upload an image and you will be provided a link to it. This site is ideal for forum signatures and any other image hosting needs.

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Gadgets May 30, 2006 posted by

Helios HD Upscaling DVD Player.

The Helios HVD2085 HD Upscaling DVD Player. You want max quality from your DVD collection? Well this puppy is apparently geared up to deliver, since it upscales standard definition DVDs to High Definition quality. Sounds delicious if true. $199.00 also gets you multi-region, MP3 and DVD RW+/- support.  Will the HD DVD player give me a better picture on my new TV? You need to find out — 1) If your new TV’s screen indeed has high definition resolution 2) Your…

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Gadgets May 30, 2006 posted by

USB Aroma Fan.

The USB Aroma Digi Fan. No burning or heating, just a little USB wafting. Pop a few drops of your fave relaxant oil onto the sponge, place in position behind the fan faceplate and switch on. Ahhh…. $15.00. USB powered, no external power required. # USB Aroma Digi Fan dispenses essential oil aromas without heating or burning. # This Aroma Digi Fan is more efficient and safer than conventional candle burners. # Safer than a candle diffuser, no fire hazard. #…

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diy May 30, 2006 posted by

Cheap n’ Easy Photo Frame.

The DIY Cheap n Easy Photo Frame. OK, so we’ll go with the cheap, but easy? Mmm…  Now, the screen can only take 7.5 volts of power. Much more than that, and it’ll fry. The adapter that comes with the viewer is labeled for 12 volts (but I was measuring 15 with my multimeter… all lies!) and so you’d think that the viewer needs 12 volts to run. Not so! I just so happened to test if it would run…

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Gadgets May 30, 2006 posted by

The Loud light.

The 4 in 1 Flashlight Radio Megaphone Siren. So if you can’t find your way to help with the light, and you’re fed up with listening to Disaster Radio FM and your siren’s wailing without results, why not try shouting at the creepy darkness very loudly. It’ll make you feel better. Honest. $39.95.  It’s ultra-bright light can be seen for over a mile. It’s radio will keep you informed of the latest news. If you’re walking to your car late…

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Bookmark This! May 30, 2006 posted by

Phone 2.0.

A tale of two new millennium phone services. In the geek corner, Voxalot. A free least cost routing SIP service which offers a lot of functionality wrapped up in a rather kludgy design. Of especial interest, the cheap VoIP rate for mobile calls. In the marketing corner, Talkety. Phone to phone ring back offering cheap VoIP calls without the hassle of having to set up hardware etc. Basic service, pretty package. Who will win? Why the company that comes along…

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Fun & Games May 30, 2006 posted by

Guassian Gun.

The Guassian Gun. Fun and frolics with a set of magnets and a rail. No ball bearings were hurt during the making of the video. £10.00.  Very slowly, you roll the loose ball bearing towards the magnets. As it approaches the magnets, it and the magnets are pulled together sharply, since these are very strong magnets. And as a result, rather like that Newton’s Cradle executive toy we used to see a few years ago, the ball bearing at the…

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Gadgets May 29, 2006 posted by

Time Cylinder Clock.

The Time Cylinder Sun Clock. The good news? It tells the time really accurately using the sun’s rays. The bad news? It’s tied to your Zip code, so if you move, the clock doesn’t. Or it does and you’re permanently late for work. Your call. $279.95.  This is the sturdy outdoor timepiece that provides a precise time reading using location-specific helio-chronometrics, a technology used by wartime field generals and train conductors in the days before accurate clocks and watches were…

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Gadgets May 29, 2006 posted by

BookFob.

The BookFob eBook on a keychain. Take one common or garden USB flash drive, throw in some sort of eBook reading software, add some content protection and cutesy marketing, and presto, a product for the naive geekular literati. Yuck. Probably better to get hold of Tom’s free eTextReader, a cheapo flash drive and subscribe to Project Gutenberg, eh?   Each BookFob memory stick has a built-in unique identifier. This unique identifier acts as the key to decrypting the content of…

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Gadgets May 29, 2006 posted by

Oh no, Koyono.

Koyono has introduced a brand new range of ‘Made for iPod’ outerwear which contain iPod controls sewn into the lapels and linings. The BlackCoat Work, Surf and Sport all contain 5 button controls made from ElekTex smart fabric which makes them terribly 21st century, doncha thunk? Priced from $199.00, such a wonderful way to proclaim your utter geekness.  KOYONO has partnered with Eleksen, makers of Elektex smart fabric interfaces, to integrate five-button controls into our coats. These controls allow for…

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