Monthly Archives: June 2006

Gadgets June 30, 2006 posted by

Vintage Wooden Radio.

Vintage Wooden Clock Radio. Mmm…this new wooden radio looks good enough to eat. Ah..well it would do if it wasn’t wood. Or a radio. Anyhoo, we’re talking alarm clock, temperature, humidity, time and date and…ahem…a radio. AM/FM style. Did we mention wood? $32.00.  The Vintage Radio Clock framed in top quality of wood displays temperature, humidity, time and date. FM/AM alarm clock plays high quality of sound.

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diy June 30, 2006 posted by

DIY Pong.

DIY Pong Game. No, not an invitation to practice indiscriminate flatulence, but rather a fun opportunity to build your own TV table tennis game in the privacy of your own home. You need to solder stuff, so you may have to cut down on the Jack Daniels to quell the twitchies. You have been warned. $19.99.  Now however you can cobble together your very own Classic Video Table Tennis Game with a little determination and some basic soldering skillz. This…

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Gadgets June 30, 2006 posted by

Talking Clock Bear.

The Talking Clock Bear. Quite why some enterprising Chinese designer felt it necessary to embed a talking clock into a teddy bear is beyond us. In some ways of course it makes perfect sense to press a paw to learn the time, especially if you’re from the Planet Zark. But so much easier than trying to read a trendy binary clock, eh?

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Gadgets June 30, 2006 posted by

Solar venting.

The Solarventi Green Dehumidifier. Solar powered dehumidifier has zero running costs. Ideal for holiday homes, garages or cellars where power can’t be guaranteed. Also gets rid of that nasty musty damp smell that comes from leaving the dog too long without a bath. Priced from £323.00 for the smallest panel.  SolarVenti is the most exciting, logical ‘green’ solution to problems of dampness and humidity in confined spaces. We recognise these problems by the stale and musty atmosphere. SolarVenti eradicates those…

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Bookmark This! June 30, 2006 posted by

Wufoo.

Wufoo.com. Another cracker of an online application, this time for making forms. So that sounds boring right? Wrong. Forms are the backbone of the Web (just think about the number of forms you fill out to buy, join, sell, visit and plain read online). The beauty of Wufoo is that it takes away all the pain of setting up database configurations etc, and just lets you put together a hot looking form. It’s a simple but vital role. Lovely. [Thanks Tom]…

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Gadgets June 29, 2006 posted by

Numb skulls.

The Skull Candy NC 635 Proletariat Headphones. They cancel noise, fold like a cheap con-man, and incorporate LINK technology to synch with mobile phones and take calls. The pricing at £99.99 is more lumpen than proletariat though, isn’t it? Titter.  These Skullcandy Proletariat NC 635 headphones are superb noise cancellation headphones. They actively cancel external noises like office noise, traffic noise and airplane engine sounds but still maintain high quality audio performance. This makes it possible to listen to music in peace and…

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Gadgets June 29, 2006 posted by

Sensor Clock.

The Sensor Clock. Clock, calendar, thermometer. Pretty lights. Coloured. It also apparently glows brighter when it’s vibrated, such as during an earthquake. Yes, well, moving swiftly onwards…Around $32.00 or so.

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Gadgets June 29, 2006 posted by

Easy come, easy…

The Easy-Go 8800. You need power on the move? Well this puppy not only provides juice, but can also warn if your brain case is about to explode from over exposure to caffeine flavoured Twinkies. No not really, just kidding. But it will simultaneously power up two devices with different voltages. So, feel better now? $149.00.  Easy-Go Power eliminates the need for extra batteries. Why buy individual extra batteries for each of your electronic devices when Easy-Go Power can take care of…

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Gadgets June 29, 2006 posted by

Adeo Fitness Companion.

The Adeo Fitness Companion. GPS enabled gidget that monitors your workout while cleverly letting you to listen to your music player (just plug it in, dude). So you get regular reports on how you’re doing in relation to your speed, distance travelled, time of workout, elevation and even calories burned. Sounds like nagging to us, but what do we know? Six hours battery life, 10 hours of workouts stored. Oh goody. $149.95. [via Popgadget]  The ADEO Fitness Companion tracks your workout…

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Bookmark This! June 29, 2006 posted by

Crowdsourcing comes of age?

CambrianHouse.com. OK, so they’re Canadian, they’re trying very hard, and they appear to be full of the kind of earnest integrity that is missing from many other current start-ups. What’s the beef? It’s basically an ideas incubator a la Open Source with cash prizes, and there are a couple of very cool twists. First the community decides on whether an idea goes forward, and then, if it gets to market, everyone who has helped out along the way (i.e. inventor, copywriter, coder, logo designer etc) gets a…

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Gadgets June 28, 2006 posted by

Fatman iTube.

The Fatman iTube. Give some warm valve love to your nasty, sharp digital iPod and transport your sound to a bygone era. The dock and matching valve amplifier can also send your videos and photos to a nearby television, which is quite a neat trick, eh? Not compatible with the Shuffle though. £299.00 for the dock and amp together.  This unit features a docking station that is compatible with all iPods (except Shuffle). You can control the iPod functions via…

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Gadgets June 28, 2006 posted by

Ski-Doo, snow don’t.

The Ski-Doo RC Snowmobile. Whoo-hoo, what better toy to consider in the midst of summer than a nice cool radio controlled snowmobile that’s over 2 foot long and comes with authentic sounds and working lights. Woot! $149.95.  Over 2′ long, the realistically detailed snowmobile is based on the design of an actual Ski-Doo, down to authentic sounds and working lights. It comes completely assembled and ready to run. Its high-grade 19.2V rechargeable battery provides extra power for running on rough…

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Fun & Games June 28, 2006 posted by

Monty Python Abusive Keychain.

The Monty Python Abusive Voice Keychain. This is Holy Grail style, so the 17 sayings included in this…ahem…elegant little device might not be suitable for granny. OK? £8.99 from next month.  From the legendary Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes this fantastic abusive keychain with 17 sayings from the actual Monty Python crew!! Abusive sayings include: Button your lip, you ratbag! Come on you worm…you miserable little man.

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Gadgets June 28, 2006 posted by

Wave goodbye to stress?

The EmWave Pocket Stress Reliever. Bio-feedback marries a designer and comes out looking all shiny and silver. $199.99 says this will remove your stress a lot faster than holding a live grenade. Probably.  Its features include four challenge levels, brightness control, audio feedback, coherence scoring and feedback, ear sensor, an advanced user mode, rechargeable lithium battery with charger, carrying case, Quick Start Guide, and complete owner’s manual. Additionally, emWave includes the Coherence Coach CD, an entertaining software application that teaches…

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diy June 28, 2006 posted by

Roll your own solar heater…2.

DIY Solar Heater Panel Mark 2. Cheaper ($5.00), hotter (170 degs F) and easier to build. That’s what we call progress. And it looks so beautiful, in a post-apocalyptic, art trasheau kinda way. Nice.  After our first attempt at a home built proof of concept solar thermal panel, we were a bit disappointed with the results. It took about 4 hours before the thing started work, and was a bit costly (at over 50 dollars) to make. I knew it…

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