Monthly Archives: September 2006

Gadgets September 30, 2006 posted by

USB Calipers

USB Measuring Gauge. Let’s assume for the sake of charity that you don’t need the PC and USB port to do the measuring, just for the downloading of previously captured data. Otherwise this doesn’t make a huge amount of sense, does it? However if you’ve got a lot of measuring to do then this has got to be a pretty cool way to get all that information into a computerised form quickly. [via everythingUSB]  MarConnect USB Interface Kits enable universal…

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Gadgets September 29, 2006 posted by

USB Roll-up Piano

USB Roll-up Piano. Wait, wait, don’t leave. It’s USB. Yes, you need to carry your computer around with you as well. Isn’t that fab? A super portable fold up piano that needs a hulking great computer in order to work. Marketing genius I tell you! 49 keys, 128 instruments, 100 pre-recorded rhythms. Boogie. $46.00.  USB Roll-Up Piano which is a perfect USB gadget for those who want to have a quick play of a piano on the go. It is…

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Gadgets September 29, 2006 posted by

My buddy My Friend

My Friend. Animatronic fur-ball fun comes to the living room with this…ahem…creature. They react, adapt and interact with you just like a real husband or wife, and you even get to feed them if they behave. However this is clearly yet another example of the disturbing rise in cynical armchair outsourcing on the part of the domestic pet industry, so we’ll be watching this one with interest. $49.95.  These “personal buddy” animatronics pets are all different: they look different, sound different, respond differently and, amazingly, they adapt according to the person…

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Gadgets September 29, 2006 posted by

The USB Smart Drive

This puppy is being billed as the world’s first Smart USB Flash Drive, and quite frankly we can’t be bothered to argue. Anyhoo it features a ‘Bi-stable cholesteric digital display’ which doesn’t need battery power and a coolgroovyfunkywhiztastic pie chart icon to indicate disk space usage. All the usual USB 2.0 yada yada yada…and it’s priced from £27.99 for the 6KB version. Nah, just kidding.  The worlds first smart USB flash drive which is capable of showing personal ID and…

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Gadgets September 29, 2006 posted by

Star Trek Anniversary Phaser

The Star Trek 40th Anniversary Phaser. Set believability to stun, enjoy the authentic sound and light effects and may the force be with you. What? WHAT? $34.98.  This life-size STAR TREK 40th Anniversary Phaser replica features authentic sound and light effects and adjustable power settings. Its break-away design lets you remove the type 1 phaser from the pistol grip, just like the original.

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Gadgets September 29, 2006 posted by

Onion Goggles

Onion Goggles. Stop sniffing and smile, but whatever you do, don’t look in the mirror until you’ve finished chopping, OK? $19.95. [Via Stylehive]  Don’t Cry Over Chopped Onions…When all else has failed, succeed with these Onion Goggles, which have a comfortable foam seal that protects ones eyes from irritating onion vapors. Their hip design may result in a few giggles but you’ll have the last laugh. Comes with a storage case to keep goggles clean.

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Gadgets September 29, 2006 posted by

Oktomat

The Oktomat follows on the Lomography tradition but adds more lenses for a total of eight. Eight you say, how splendid, eight for the price of one. Ah yes we reply, but don’t expect Carl Zeiss type images out of your abundance. Expect art. $40.00.  Swing your head around and imagine your two eyes multiplying into 8 winking in a 2.5-second, serial succession. You, my friend, have tasted only the very beginning of Oktomatic pleasure. With one touch of the…

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Bookmark This! September 29, 2006 posted by

Oodle

Oodle. Cool classifieds search engine. International too, which is nice, even if it’s a little limited country wise.  Oodle makes it easy to use online classifieds. We bring together loads of listings from hundreds of local and national sources and help you find exactly what you’re looking for — the right job or place to volunteer, the perfect home, or a great deal on a used ladder.

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Gadgets September 28, 2006 posted by

Zaptag ER+ – waterproof health records

The ZapTag ER+ Waterproof USB Drive is more than just a common or garden storage device y’know. Oh yes. It also contains your entire medical history embedded in its special software. So if you’re planning on drowning any time soon, make sure you’ve got one of these babies strung round your neck and you’ll be kushti. Provided your lifesaver’s got a laptop handy to plug it into. Me, I’m sticking to a simple sign saying – ‘In case of emergency, stick…

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Gadgets September 28, 2006 posted by

The iZak open media box

The iZak Portable Media Center. You remember those grandad, don’t you? They were those things that you connected to your PC, downloaded your media to and then carted next door to play on your television. Why are you laughing gramps? Anyhoo, the claim to fame of this puuuuuuppppy is that it comes complete with a GNU licence which makes it open standards or something equally geek-tastic. Let’s have a penguin party. It’s $229.00 for the 40 GB version, so please…

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Gadgets September 28, 2006 posted by

Duck Fader

Duck Fader. The evil side of the cutesy glowing duck family. Quite why you’d want this bobbing around in your bath escapes us for the moment. But give it time… £6.99. [via Ubergizmo]  Ominously glowing in the duck, sorry dark, Duck Fader is ‘eider’ the Evil Lord, or far more likely just a ludicrous glowing bath toy (he ‘muscovy’ something like that anyway). So next time you find yourself attracted to the bathside, make sure that you have Duck Fader…

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Gadgets September 28, 2006 posted by

Oceanic HUD Mask

The Oceanic HUD Mask. The only diving we do is for money down the back of the couch, but that don’t stop us wanting to have a heads up display mask of our own to play with, deep in the deep blue. It helps also that this concept of clearly displaying vital information to divers will save lives, which is definitely A Good Thing. Glug baby!  The HUD contains a miniature liquid crystal display (LCD) panel, multi-element optics, microprocessor, depth transducer, wireless cylinder…

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Bookmark This! September 28, 2006 posted by

Tunefeed – share the music love

Tunefeed. There’s something about this simple music sharing application that appeals to this Ferret. Emotionally. Subliminally. Viscerally even. It’s either the cute and very functional music player widget that you can embed on your web site to share your own MP3 music with the world, or the fact that I cannot for the life of me work out how this is 100% legal. Ah well…  Quick & Easy music sharing Share your music on any website – TuneFeeds make music…

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