Monthly Archives: March 2007

Gadgets March 28, 2007 posted by

Circle Fire PC Bay – disco your PC and impress the laydees

The Circle Fire PC Multimedia Bay fits into your computer’s front slot and gives you wowzy 2W speaker, a couple of ‘dancing meters’, two spiffy LED stepping lights. Oh and a couple of ports on the back. Excited yet? Thought so. Apparently it’s designed to get attention at LAN parties. Riiight….! Around €43.13.  Suit for 5.25″ drive bay Stylish Design, getting more attention to your PC at LAN parties Professional multi-Media front panel, combine speaker, dancing meters and shining LEDs…

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Gadgets March 28, 2007 posted by

Keomo Solar Powered GPS Receiver – perpetual motion in action

The Keomo Solar Powered Bluetooth GPS Receiver is so logical it’s a wonder it took so long to arrive on the market. GPS receivers for the most part sit on car dashboards facing the sky, so what better way to power them than using a small solar array rather than all those nasty cables into lighter sockets. The internal rechargeable batteries also provide 100 hours operation, with a trickle charge we assume.  In addition to the excellent chipset, the dual power mechanism (battery…

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hardware March 28, 2007 posted by

Tulip Ego Laptop PC – all man-bag and designer

It’s tempting to mock the Tulip Ego Laptop PC as a trivial blot on computing’s manly backside, but actually you’ve got to give it to the Dutch company for trying to break out of the woefully boring notebook design cage. Why should we have grey, white or black as our only choice here in the 21st century? Watch out for a chrome model arriving in May. Tags: tulip+pc, designer+pc, laptop

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hardware March 28, 2007 posted by

MedTab Washable Tablet Computer – squeaky clean tech

The MedTab Washable Tablet Computer is rugged, pocket friendly, comes with BlueTooth and WiFi connectivity and features a touchscreen and Windows CE pen input. Unfortunately unless you’re a doctor you’re not going to get to use one, but hey, it’s a nice spec anyways. Oh and we mentioned that it’s washable didn’t we? Hopefully that’s a hygiene thing and nothing to do with unsightly patient stains. Yuck. $4,995.00 (down to $2000 in quantities of over 50).  Unlike PDA or Ultra PCs,…

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Gadgets March 28, 2007 posted by

Laser Flash Pen Drive – 1GB bargain at $19.99

Kaser Laser Flash Pen Drive. Now here’s a bit of a bargain, peeps. A 1 GB USB 2.0 flash drive pen with laser pointer for $19.99 with free shipping. Grab it while you can.  The Kaser Laser Pen Drive combines a high speed/high capacity USB pen drive and a laser pointer wrapped in a elegant pen. Perfect for the business person on the go. Transfer data and documents without having to carry a separate drive. Plus, the convenience of a laser pointer for…

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Freeware March 28, 2007 posted by

200 free PC games – download and enjoy

Can’t find anything interesting to play on your computer? How about checking out this neat list of over 200 free games for the PC? Not just boring old Windows card games either. Nice.  Who says you have to pay to get good games? Here’s a list of over 200 free PC games for your enjoyment! Many work on Linux and OS X, too. Tags: freeware, pc+games, games

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Gadgets March 27, 2007 posted by

RelaxOne – isolate yourself from your troubles

The RelaxOne. An ultra immersive music chair to get you relaxed super fast. And – gasp – there’s no iPod connector. Are these people insane? It’s also a bit of a shame that you end up looking like a regenerative duckling when the thing is in action. Ah well…  The active relaxation is essentially provoked by listening to the especially composed music, through the acoustic system of the chair. The music is not only perceived by the ears, but also…

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cool tech March 27, 2007 posted by

Blue Phire Laser – fight your own format war

Blue Phire Laser. Forget about the Blu-Ray vs HD battle dude, get in on your own private format war by purchasing one of these ultra trendy blue laser thingies. No, we have no chuffin’ idea what you can do with it either, but we’re sure you’ll get a bit of respect when you whip it out at your next Women’s Institute meeting. Unfortunately we don’t think it’ll break the copy protection on your new Sony Playstation 3 discs either. $999.00….

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Gadgets March 27, 2007 posted by

SD TV – smallest television set in the world?

The Telebit SD TV is probably the smallest television set in the world. OK, so it doesn’t come with a screen, but throw us a bone here, OK? It weighs a paltry 5g, works with Windows Vista and is guaranteed to improve the script of Dangerous Housewives tenfold. Nope, we’re lying about the last part. No price as yet, but you can bet it won’t be as small as the unit itself. More here.   Tags: SD+television

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Gadgets March 27, 2007 posted by

Laughing Pen – chuckle chuckle, guffaw guffaw

The Laughing Pen. This ingenious invention, with its 20 second laugh track, is guaranteed to amuse that surly bookmaker as you sign your wife and children away in lieu of the debt you incurred last Friday. $20.00.  This pen is your own personal laugh track, guaranteeing that everything you write will be wildly amusing. It looks and writes like a normal pen, but when you push the button on the side, it emits a 20-second belly laugh sure to elicit chuckles from anyone…

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Mobile Tech March 27, 2007 posted by

Teeny tiny projectors – one step closer to reality

Texas Instruments has announced a prototype of a tiny DLP pico-projector which is small enough to fit on the tip of your finger. These new devices should eventually mean that your PDA or mobile phone will come with its own integrated projector which can shine a screen display on the nearest flat surface. Don’t hold your breath for it to arrive though, will you?  The latest DLP innovation from the world leader in mobile projection solutions enables compelling viewing options that expand beyond…

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diy March 27, 2007 posted by

Free DIY Lens Hoods – download and print

Download, print off and assemble your own glare and flare reducing DIY camera lens hood. Why? Well the most expensive real ones cost upwards of $400.00. OK, so it’s going to be more solid than a cardboard version, but even so, worth a look?  This site contains PDF documents that can be printed and cut out to make lens hoods for a variety of 35mm and digital SLR camera lenses. Lens hoods give better quality photographs by reducing flare caused by…

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cool tech March 27, 2007 posted by

Aeroscraft – Thunderbird 2 lives

The Aeroscraft is absolute proof that fact follows fiction. It’s Thunderbird 2 isn’t it? Well isn’t it?  The revolutionary concept of the partially buoyant craft is a rigid hull structure, the latest Aeros proprietary technologies – Full Authority Direct Organic Lift Control (FADOLC), dynamic buoyancy management system – allowing to unload without re-ballasting, innovative structure design, and low speed control capability have resulted in generation of the fourth type of air vehicle. The exceptional features of Aeroscraft, such as vertical…

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Gadgets March 26, 2007 posted by

Charging Desk Lamp – light meets lithium loveliness

The Charging Desk Lamp had us a bit confused at first. Who and how did it charge? Was anyone hurt as it hurtled towards its target? Then the light dawned and we relaxed back onto our hospital bed. You see you slot your charger into the base and then use the lamp’s dock to charge up your device. So there you have it, 140 watts of natural daylight illumination coupled to a fancy pants cell phone, PDA and MP3 player charging station….

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Gadgets March 26, 2007 posted by

The PCE Station – the ultimate vapour chair

Four years after we first reported on the PCE (Personal Computing Environment) Station, it looks as though it’s still as far away from mass production as ever. Except now the project has a new owner called ParaFin. Wonder if they can sort out the $6000 price and make this a viable product for some time in the future?  PCE’s new environment has been called the “anti-cubicle.” It is a striking C-shaped design that extends one or more LCD monitors directly…

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