Monthly Archives: October 2007

Gadgets October 31, 2007 posted by

USB Ferris Wheel Phone Stand – help your phone run away to the circus

USB Ferris Wheel Phone Stand. So a phone call comes in, and your handset stand starts revolving and tinkling like a fairground attraction and the whole office starts glaring at you, and you trip over trying to switch the darn thing off, bang your head on the way down and there’s concussion, a blaring ambulance, stitches and a long painful convalescence with bedside flowers and everything. All for just $27.00. Wonderful. Video.  Incoming phone call alarm with rotation of the Ferris…

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Bizarre October 31, 2007 posted by

LimoTrack – military themed luxury limousine says more about you than your mullet ever could

The LimoTrack Luxury Limousine holds 16 passengers in five ton, two cab, all tracked, all terrain luxurious comfort. Er hold on, did we just write that? Hmm…OK…so it comes with a smoke machine, cool lighting and a machine gun mount (just in case the natives get restless you understand). The limo – aka a BV206 Full-Tracked Articulated Personnel Carrier – is guaranteed to get you noticed down your street, no question. Even if it only tracks at a maximum of 35 mph….

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Gadgets October 31, 2007 posted by

Designer Binary Clock – add some geek clock confusion to your walls

Designer Binary Clock. Telling the time takes a giant leap backwards with this binary wall clock. Why make things easy for yourself when you can spend 10 minutes trying to work out whether you’re late? Pfaff… £59.95.  Okay, the truth is it’s a bit more tricky than all that big hand/little hand business but who cares about that when you’ve got a truly unique clock that looks like it’s been nicked off the Starship Enterprise? What’s more, with the light…

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Gadgets October 31, 2007 posted by

Teleglass T4-N Wearable Monitor – look good while looking good

The Teleglass T4–N Wearable Monitor is one good looking piece of kit. At last, you don’t have to look like a geek when you’re being one. These monitors offer the equivalent of a 45 inch screen viewed at 2 metres distance. Style don’t come cheap though, at $1174.00 or thereabouts, which may have something to do with the fact that only a limited number of units are being produced. More here. [Via HTSAA] Tags: teleglass+t4n, wearable+monitor

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Bookmark This! October 31, 2007 posted by

Everyscape – eye level photo realistic search engine

Everyscape is an ‘eye level search engine’ that lets you travel down photo rendered streets to find businesses that you’re looking for. The interesting thing about the service is the invitation to all-comers to contribute street level images, either on an ad-hoc basis or as a paid professional. So we now have a brand new occupation in the world – street mapper. It had to come of course, what with GPS satnav, 3D search and the rest. All you need…

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Bookmark This! October 31, 2007 posted by

Computer Repair Utility Kit – 35 applications designed to get you out of any kind of trouble

The Computer Repair Utility Kit is a collection of 35 freeware utilities which should let you cope with just about any emergency or problem on your PC. You can also add your own favourite programs if you want. All of which makes this an extra-special, super-dooper, golly-kins neato tool, although it’s not a million miles away from the rather cool but geekier PC Repair System.  The Computer Repair Utility Kit allows you to run all of the repair tools from your portable drive (eg. USB Flash…

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Bookmark This! October 31, 2007 posted by

Yourstreet – your online community notice board

Yourstreet comes with a deliciously elegant interface and a small but perfectly formed set of features focussed around 3rd party news, chat and a nice Google map mashup, all designed to encourage your local community to connect up online. Of course sites like this need a goodly amount of user interest before they become genuinely useful, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t serve as a great local community notice board once enough people start using it in earnest. And it’s obvious…

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Bookmark This! October 31, 2007 posted by

Poperti – the Google Mail MP3 player

Poperti. A desktop email client which lets you stream music stored in your Google Mail account. What’s dat, you say? Werll…the freeware uploads your tracks (or directories of music) as email messages, you then enable Gmail’s POP download facility and from then on you can listen to your music streamed from Gmail. We first mentioned this back in the day under its original name of Gookbox, but now it’s back with new features like local caching. And a new name. Of course, now…

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Gadgets October 30, 2007 posted by

Roberts Robi – FM/DAB radio for your iPod

The Roberts Robi is a tiny DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) and FM radio which plugs into your iPod (or Nano). It’s powered by the iPod and adds on some remote control sauce to give you a happy, tingly feeling as you skim cycle through all those junk stations you bought a music player to get away from. £49.99.  Listen to DAB/FM on your iPod and control everything with a convenient wired remote * DAB/FM RDS stereo wavebands * FM RDS station…

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Gadgets October 30, 2007 posted by

Alien Tech Film Projector – turn your wall into a pint sized cinema

Alien Tech Film Projector. Comes complete with amp and speakers and a lamp. Plug your games console, DVD player or digital camera into the sockets and you’re supposed to get a  six foot image from a distance of 80 inches. However, if past experience with this type of equipment is anything to go by, don’t expect a stunning home theatre level of brightness or clarity from the image. One for the kid’s bedroom perhaps? £149.00.  Delivering a six foot diagonal image…

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Gadgets October 30, 2007 posted by

BBE Sonic Maximizer VG360 – hyper sound comes to your PC and games console

The BBE Sonic Maximizer VG360 brings the same cool recording studio level of audio enhancement to the humble PC and games console. Basically we’re talking about a nice clean and crisp top end, but who’s counting? Anyhoo, if you’re into top quality audio fidelity dig out that $99.99 and get yourself maximized.  BBE Sonic Maximizer VG360 brings a whole new level of sound quality and realism! The VG360 features the same sound-improving technology as the BBE Sonic Maximizer Signal Processors…

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Fun & Games October 30, 2007 posted by

Desktop Robot Pet – Tamagotchi meets smileys get bodies, flap ears…

Desktop Robot Pets. Dude, they flap their ears! They have smiley faces! They can swing their bodies! C’mon, that’s better than you get with Paris Hilton, and all for just $16.50 each. And they sing songs? Bliss!  These cutey little robot pets live on your desk and act like as real pets, they need you to care, feed them, talk with, touch…etc. Theyshow different facial expressions, like Sleepy, Anger, Happy, Boring, Sick…etc, on their LCD screen of the front plate….

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diy October 30, 2007 posted by

Beauto – the DIY Roomba kit

The Beauto DIY Roomba Kit (Japanese translation, please improve it?) gives you the chance to play all rocket scientist and create your own robotic vacuum cleaner. Do please note that the fact it runs off 4 AA batteries may not bode well for its clean time or efficiency. Nor for your wallet if you have to keep buying new Duracells. $156.00 or so in Yen like. [Via TokyoMango] Tags: beauto, roomba, robot+vacuum+cleaner

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Vector Magic – convert bitmaps into vector art for free

Vector Magic. Upload your bitmap and trace and convert it to a spanking vector graphic. Why? Well for one thing it will let you scale the image without all those nasty jaggies. As with all of these things, results may vary wildly depending on the type of image you start off with. [Via Metafilter]  This site traces bitmap images, turning them into beautiful vector art. Just upload your image and we will convert it for you…Vectorization (aka tracing) is the…

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Awesome October 30, 2007 posted by

Musicshake – more music fun than a tub full of honey with sugar sprinkles

MusicShake is being marketed as ‘the easiest way to make music in the world’  and they’ve got a point. What they should also say is that it’s as addictive as…well the most addictive thing on your list of addictive things. There’s lots of music making sites and programs out there, and on the face of it this one is no different. You create tunes by arranging blocks of instrument and vocal samples on a timeline. So far so normal. What…

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