Monthly Archives: March 2009

Gadgets March 25, 2009 posted by

Tiny Retro Projector – the smallest home cinema in the world?

This Tiny Retro Projector is an astonishing 6cm x 6cm x 3.8cm in size, which is not much bigger than a box of kitchen matches. What’s more it features an internal speaker, can project an image up to 48 inches and has a 200:1 contrast ratio. So the 3W LED is not going to give you any love in a well lit room, but for watching videos on your phone in a darkened plane cabin? Yowsers. $219.00.  Would you like to…

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general March 25, 2009 posted by

Lowel Ego Light – simple desktop photography lightsource

The Lowel Ego Light is a compact, easy-to-use lightsource for product photography and hobby studio work. Designed with the Ebayer or hobbyist in mind the Ego is quick to assemble, folds away easily and gives pretty darn good results. Check out Bakerella for some examples, which incidentally is where I found the Ego Light. The food bloggers love ’em! So what does it do? Well you get the most flattering results in photography when your light source is really big….

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Lowel Ego Light – simple desktop photography lightsource
cool tech March 25, 2009 posted by

Firebird-R Wingsuit – give yourself the soar like an eagle treatment

This Firebird-R Wingsuit is an example of a growing class of equipment which allows you to fly like a bird – for a while – while you hurtle earthwards from somewhere high up. Before you thrust your credit card in their direction, it should be noted that the new sport is apparently very hazardous, and is not recommended without a lot of skydiving or basejumping experience and some direct hands-on training before you exit an aircraft or leap off a cliff….

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Bizarre March 25, 2009 posted by

Gemory – inscribe a nano-photo on your diamond for posterity

For a paltry $1500.00 Gemory will inscribe a nano-photograph of your choice onto a diamond of your choice. Actually they inject the photo under the surface of the gem, it’s invisible to the eye and doesn’t affect the value or quality of the jewel at all. Apparently. Oh and just to add some spice to life, you need to send your photo and…ahem…diamond to the processing lab to get the job done. The nano-photo viewer will set you back $300.00…

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cool tech March 25, 2009 posted by

Wire Glue – conducting glue makes solder a thing of the past

Wire Glue is a conducting adhesive that you can use to fix broken electrical things around the home. Anyone who’s ever tried to solder two bits of wire together to fix a gadget will know just how annoying it can be if you’re not an expert flux-capacitor. Well now you can just smirk and slap a bit of glue on both ends and be done with it. More time to venture outside to get pizza. I’m definitely going to get me some…

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Free Software March 25, 2009 posted by

TwistedBrush Open Studio – free paint program makes an artist out of you

TwistedBrush Open Studio is a nicely featured art and painting program which comes with a large selection of brushes to make your Picasso moment come alive. The interface is a little 1980s, but it seems to have everything you require to create artistic finery. As with all of this genre, you really need some sort of tablet add-on to use it properly, as mouse and keyboards tend to suck the creativity out of your body pretty quickly.  TwistedBrush runs on all versions…

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Bookmark This! March 25, 2009 posted by

MixTape.me – sweet new playlist service delivers music loveliness on demand

MixTape.me is a great new online music service which lets you create playlists, share them and learn about artists and music too. The service comes with a bunch of cool features, including an excellent liner notes facility which gives you artist info, lyrics and videos of a track you’re listening to. You create playlists by either using the inbuilt search engine to find what you want, or dragging and dropping from the playlists of others. It’s quick, clean and you…

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Bookmark This! March 25, 2009 posted by

CrashPlan – free automatic online backup

CrashPlan is a free online backup service which offers quick and easy file storage plus. The plus bit comes in the form of a clever feature which lets you back up files to a friend’s computer or to another computer on your network. This effectively gives you peer to peer archiving with a simple user interface. The free version is advertising supported, although if you make use of their online server option you will pay $5.00 a month for 50…

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Gadgets March 24, 2009 posted by

Podcaster – all in one podcasting USB microphone

If podcasting is your thing then check out the Podcaster from RDE. It’s a “broadcast quality” cardioid USB microphone with a shockproof capsule mount to keep out the external noise. It also has a 3.5mm stereo headphone output built into the microphone body with a volume control so everything is easy to get to. It comes with a 3m USB cable and a stand and you can also get a studio arm for the real professional touch. Just plug it…

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Podcaster – all in one podcasting USB microphone
Gadgets March 24, 2009 posted by

Fingerprint Door Lock with Remote – open the front door from your lazy place

This Fingerprint Door Lock with Remote Control sounds like it could be useful if you’re of a certain disposition. Like lazy, can’t be bothered to get up, XBox 360, pizza stuffing, no time WoW, hate visitors type disposition. We would be just a bit twitchy about letting random door knockers into our place without seeing them first, but that’s reasonable isn’t it? And what happens if you lose your fingerprint, eh? Eh? $199.95.  This is the first keyless door lock to combine…

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Gadgets March 24, 2009 posted by

Flexible Calculator – roll, fold and work it out

The Flexible Calculator is perfect for those times when you need to carry around a…um…flexible calculator. You know, for secretly working out your executive bonus and suchlike. Available in multi colours to match your wardrobe. $5.99.  Able to fold up or rolled up to be easily transported # 8 digits display # Large visible numbers # with Magnetic # Battery Power # Material HIPS+PVC Tags: flexible+calculator, gadget

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Gadgets March 24, 2009 posted by

ViBook – run multiple displays from your laptop USB ports

The ViBook is a small USB dongle which lets you connect external monitors up to 23 inches in size via your computer’s USB port. You can attach multiple dongles to run more screens, and the thing supports up to 1680×1050 resolution. Low power too, so it shouldn’t destroy your port. Runs DVI or VGA and is Mac and PC compatible. Cool runnings. $129.00.  ViBook is an innovative graphics USB–DVI cable; the simplest way to add additional displays to any computer…

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Gadgets March 24, 2009 posted by

World’s First 240 GB iPod – upgrade to 60,000 songs and freak out!

Rapid Repair now offers 240 GB iPod Video hard disk upgrades. Folks, that’s a lot of space for you to play with. The upgrade comes in at $294.99, although you can sell them your old drive in part exchange to help defray the cost. It’ll only work in 5th Generation iPod Video devices, so don’t go sending them your Nano, ‘k?  Compatibility: This will only work in an iPod Video 5th Generation unit. The original iPod Video came in: 30GB, 60GB…

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