Monthly Archives: June 2008

Gadgets June 30, 2008 posted by

Pyramat PC Sound Chair – rockin’ the cubicle baby

The Pyramat PC Sound Chair comes with 2 x 8 watt speakers, a 40 watt subwoofer and some cool blue LEDs for lighting goodness. Oh and it’s completely wireless (uses rechargeable batteries) and has an earphone socket so you really can throw out the Aeron and rock your day discretely away in cubicle land. £249.95.  Originally designed to enhance ones gaming experience this will become your favourite place to sit back, chill, and take in some great tunes, a movie…

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cool tech June 30, 2008 posted by

Klimatic Base 1 AirWater Machine – self filling water cooler extracts drinking water from the air

This Klimatec Base 1 AirWater Machine is a self-filling water cooler which extracts water from the air, purifies it and serves it up in nice refreshing dollops of goodness. Or something. We’re talking 20 litres every 24 hours, it can be solar powered and you can attach an optional fridge unit for super coldness. Sounds like a pretty neat plan, eh?  The atmosphere holds a lot of moisture which is free for the taking. Airwater uses refrigeration techniques to condense…

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Gadgets June 30, 2008 posted by

Fire Bucket BBQ – safe, simple and obvious

The Fire Bucket BBQ is a pretty obvious piece of kit really. Bright red and scrummy useful in the right hands. Just don’t try putting out…OK let’s leave it at that, shall we? £25.00.  Enamelled metal Fire Bucket converted into a portable Barbecue. Tags: fire+bucket+bbq, summer+fun, cooker

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Free Software June 30, 2008 posted by

Sauerbraten Game Engine – build your own game worlds with this free tool

Sauerbraten / Cube 2 Game Engine. You’ve got a computer game idea burning in your breast. You’ve been looking for the perfect engine to use to build it. So here you go, young person. Download and enjoy.  Much like the original Cube, the aim of this game is not necessarily to produce the most features & eyecandy possible, but rather to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine. The engine supporting…

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Bookmark This! June 30, 2008 posted by

FontStruct – create and share your own fonts for free

FonStruct is a free online font building tool. You create the font, and the service then turns it into a ‘high-quality TrueType font’ ready for Mac or Windows. You’re also encouraged to share the results of your brilliant genius via an online gallery which features tags, voting and intelligent categorisation. It’s all rather cool, although I must say that typography and font creation in general are not easy crafts, and usually amateur results are fairly average. But if you’re a font-master…

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hmm..interesting June 30, 2008 posted by

WireWize – online help with setting up your home theater system

WireWize is a new service designed to help people get their home audio/visual systems working. Yep that’s right, the home theater and A/V makers have produced such a disgustingly complicated mess of connectivity in their systems that someone figures they can actually make money out of the confusion. What a great advert for the marketplace eh? You can sort of understand it with computers, but Hi-Fi and television? Sheesh! Anyhoo, the service helps out with cable choice, hookup instructions and optimisation…

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reprise June 29, 2008 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Ferrety posts from the past week for anyone who missed them. Enjoy. Ladybug USB Card Reader Charger Money Detector – combo device offers super geek value – This Ladybug USB Card Reader… Nav4All – cool free worldwide mobile phone GPS navigation software – Nav4All is a free GPS satellite… Personafile – your own personal online product knowledgebase – Personafile is a new free service… Meteo Weather Forecast Watch – hold your hand out if you…

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Gadgets June 28, 2008 posted by

Wireless Roll-Up Spill Proof Keyboard – super portable, tough and practical input device

This Wireless Roll-Up Spill Proof USB Keyboard combines the kind of small package portability and no wires convenience that made our world what it is today. Yep, we’re talking honest to goodness apple pie delicious 2.4 GHz tech, alongside acid, dust and water resistant silicone with a dash of soft touch 121 key qwerty-ness. Could you ask for more? $32.00.  2.4GHz Multimedia Wireless Roll-Up USB Keyboard. Water resistant and virtually indestructible keyboard. No poisonous and evil smell. Roll it up…

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cool tech June 27, 2008 posted by

TurnSmart Mirror System – solar mirrors with blinking lights promise safer turns

The TurnSmart Mirror System features a set of small stick-on wide angle mirrors with solar powered blinking LED lights which operate alongside the regular turn signals to provide extra traffic navigation safety. It’s a useful add-on and gives smaller or older car owners the same kind of fancy features as them big expensive luxury ve-hicles. Plus it might save you from accidents, which is definitely a very good thing. $149.95.  These small wide-angle mirrors with very bright LEDs attach to your present side-view…

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Gadgets June 27, 2008 posted by

Roll-a-Bout – the crutch replacement with wheels

The Roll-A-Bout is a replacement for the crutch or walker, designed for those with leg or feet injuries below the knee. Just rest the knee and leg on the cushions and propel yourself along using the brake to adjust speed. Several models even have steering. Not sure how practical these things are when you’re faced with stairs though (the old Dalek conundrum) but I do like the little shopping basket up front. Cute. Priced from $599.00.  The Roll-A-Bout is best suited…

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diy June 27, 2008 posted by

DIY Anti CCTV Glasses – hide your face from the nasty cameras with these digital hoodies

Fed up with being watched? Then you need to make yourself some Anti CCTV Glasses . Not rocket science, just some ordinary shades with two UV LED lights embedded in the frame. You’ll need some electronic smarts and a drill. Of course you’ll need to be facing the cameras head on for these to work, so try and avoid all those giveaway profile shots OK? And good luck with the Orwellian crusade, dude. Tags: anti+cctv+glasses, uv+led, diy, gadget, digital+hoodie

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Bookmark This! June 27, 2008 posted by

GSpace – free online storage using your Gmail account

GSpace is a free and very cool plugin for Firefox which gives you direct and easy use of your 2GB Gmail account space for file, music and photo storage. Yep, just click the button, select your files and upload or stream them from gmail. Fast, simple and very effective. It was instant love at first sight for me.  Gspace is the FON friendly site that provides FREE Online Storage to access your files everywhere. Gspace turns the 2GB of your Gmail…

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Bookmark This! June 27, 2008 posted by

Jogli – very cool music search engine manages to deliver value in mega crowded market

Just picked up on the public outing of Jogli, a new music search engine from Israel. No wait, come back, it’s actually pretty good. Why? Well it claims to have an index of over 500 million tracks and 12 million albums for a start. And it’s apparently all legal too, culled from legit sources like YouTube. The interface is also nice and clean, easy to find stuff and I really like the fact that you can locate similar stuff or more…

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hmm..interesting June 27, 2008 posted by

Massive Yahoo! domain name price rise – is it to pay for the lawyers?

Wow, a friend just received a notification from Yahoo!. They’re raising the annual price of their domain name registration from $9.95 to $34.95 a year from next month? Really? Wow, they must be in more trouble than I thought. What a clever move. Not. And so elegantly delivered too, via a last minute single sentence in a renewal email. The way they’ve taken the care to inform their customers, explain to them why the price rise, reiterate the value for money, offer something for their client’s…

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Fun & Games June 27, 2008 posted by

SatNag – silly, funny, dangerous GPS toy

The SatNag is a fake GPS satellite navigation toy that is far too dangerous to be allowed to live. Press the button and instead of guiding you to your destination the thing will deliver a number of penetratingly funny comments from a plumb voiced English female back-seat driver which are a little too close to the truth. You can hear a selection on the sales site (scroll down), but here’s a taster… “I know you’re a man, but it’s been 35 minutes now,…

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