Monthly Archives: December 2006

Gadgets December 22, 2006 posted by

Annoy-a-Tron – drive your colleagues crazy, why doncha?

The Think Geek Annoy-a-Tron is a toy designed specifically to get you beaten to a pulp. Just activate it, hide it in the room of the person you want to annoy and watch with childish glee as they search with increasing desperation for the source of the annoyingly short and random sounding beeps. $9.99.  The Annoy-a-tron generates a short (but very annoying, hence the name) beep every few minutes. Your unsuspecting target will have a hard time ‘timing’ the location of…

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nice idea... December 22, 2006 posted by

Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2006 – web site lovelies

Recently had the privilege of being one of the judges on this year’s Yahoo! Finds of the Year 2006 awards for the most interesting websites in the UK. We had a fab panel of judges, and it was lots of fun sifting through the nominations to make our choices. The judging is all done now (so please, no more unmarked bills through the letterbox) but the voting is still open for the most important category – The People’s Choice. So do yourself and the…

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Gadgets December 22, 2006 posted by

Mobile Phone Telescope Lens – zoom vroom boom

The Mobile Phone Telescope Lens adds a 6 x zoom lens to your humble phonecam handset which is pretty amazing. Apparently these new lenses offer much improved image quality too (check the example on the site), which makes it doubly interesting as higher resolution camera phones come on to the market. Sell those point and shoot camera company shares now. $19.00 and available for a number of different handset brands.

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future tech December 22, 2006 posted by

Kleer Headsets – totally wireless stereo sound

The boffins at the Kleer audio chip company are threatening to introduce a totally wireless stereo headset for some truly portable listening pleasure. That’s right, two earpieces untethered and delivering 10 hours of CD quality sound over a 16 channel wireless link. Pretty cool if you don’t mind toasting your brain nicely from both sides with the EMF, eh? Just kidding (I think).  This reference design is for small form factor wireless earphones that achieve at least 10 hours playtime of…

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huh..? December 22, 2006 posted by

Spokeo – meta community madness

Spokeo. A kind of meta community portal where you gather together all the social networking content from your friends and family in one easy to browse location. I’ve got to say I’m not really sure I understand it, but what do I know?   * Organize your friends’ blogs, photos and videos from different websites and social networks. * Recommend your favorite content, or easily read your friends’ recommended content. * Simplify your online social life.

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announcement December 22, 2006 posted by

Congratulations!

Congratulations to long time Ferret reader Rob Wheatley on the beta launch of a new addition to the family. Apparently the final model is due out sometime in the summer of next year, so all the best to you and the wife, Rob!

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Gadgets December 21, 2006 posted by

Hottie Amplifiers – crisp sound for your guitar

The Hottie Guitar Amplifier. There is clearly a reason why you’d want your guitar amp to be built inside a standard twin rack bread toaster, but we’ve yet to work it out. Maybe it’s something to do with a lack of Vitamin A in the average musician’s diet. Whatever the reason here you go. Just hand over your $149.00 and you too can create great pop. (arf!)  Whenever possible we keep the crumb trays attached to the bottom of the…

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Gadgets December 21, 2006 posted by

FlashTek Sound Activated Box – mojo for your T-shirt

The FlashTek Sound Activated Control Box lets your equalizer T-Shirt flash to the beat, baby. That’s right, now you can really boogie on and get jiggy wit it […enough bad jive already – Ed]. Just unplug your existing battery box and plug up the FlashTek and watch the envious glances coming your way from the opposite sex and jealous club bouncers. A$14.95.  Simply un-plug your existing battery control box from your FlashTek Flashing T-Shirt and plug in the new Sound Activated control box…

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Gadgets December 21, 2006 posted by

HALO Rainbow Projection Clock – feature fat timepiece

For something that looks so ordinary, the HALO Rainbow Projection Music Clock Vase certainly packs in the technology. We’re talking a project clock which not only features rechargeable battery power, but also a soothing colour changing light show and four nature sounds to get you to sleep easily. So not only can it make you feel emotionally good when you’re awake, but also spur on those sweet forest dreams when you’re asleep. Wonderful stuff. And all for just $15.99. Incredible,…

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Gadgets December 21, 2006 posted by

Digital Darts – all bits and plastic tips

The Digital Darts Game brings the ancient game up to date with an LCD scoreboard, a handicap button, sound and multiple game types in the one device. The lovely thing about the Korean sales site is that they’ve gone the whole hog and included in-depth instructions on how to play the game, including suitable derisory comments about your opponents failings (‘my grandma can do better’). Lovely marketing. $107.00 in Korean folding.

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Gadgets December 21, 2006 posted by

The Clapper Plus – clap on gets a makeover

The Clapper Plus. The original Clapper was one of the most parodied gadgets ever to hit the shelves, it seems, always being ridiculed on comedy sketches and even movies. Now it has been updated with a remote control and a Home and Away mode. In the latter the appliance is switched on by ‘any’ noise, not just a loud clap. Jolly D. $24.95.  The Clapper Plus combines the same Clapper sound sensory technology with a handy remote control to give…

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hmm..interesting December 21, 2006 posted by

Scenemaker – extract video and share

Scenemaker is one of the new online applications which kind of make sense, except you don’t see people using it properly yet. It’s about grabbing online video clips and tagging scenes so you can extract bits of footage you like to send to friends or post on your blog. Is there a big demand for this? Maybe there is.  Gotuit SceneMaker allows you to tag scenes inside social video sites like YouTube. Now you can send just the best part…

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Bookmark This! December 21, 2006 posted by

Myzoox – the find a plumber social network

Myzoox is a community portal which lists service providers of all types. Need a plumber? An accountant? A geek? Just look here and see if you find what you need. Free to post and provides location based search. Uphill battle beating off Craigslist though, so good luck guys.  Myzoox is a community of people providing services to the world and selling their skills and knowledge as independent contractors. Whether you are seeking to break the bondage of employment or simply…

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Gadgets December 20, 2006 posted by

Multi-Brand Camera Remote – replace and play

The Multi-Brand Remote Controller for Digital Cameras is one of those little accessories which could be quite useful, especially if you lose your original remote or use more than one brand of camera. It works with a bunch of digital cameras from the top manufacturers and costs a paltry $12.00.

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