Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bizarre July 31, 2009 posted by

Coca Cola Freestyle – every variety of Coke, everywhere

A small beverage company called Coca Cola has a problem. Worldwide they currently make over 100 different varieties of drink flavours but they want to make them all available to their customers at once. Existing post-mix systems could not hope to do it, so they sat down and thought about it for 4 years and came up with Freestyle. By aligning themselves with Voldemort technology Coke have packed the ingredients for all their drinks into a single, replaceable 1.4L (46…

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Gadgets July 31, 2009 posted by

LED Magnetic Mine – make like a light Ninja and impress bats

This LED Magnetic Mine sticks to any metallic surface and beams light onto your choice of place. That alone should make you gasp with wonder and joy, but that’s not all. It works off 3 tiny watch batteries which last until the end of time, or something. Apparently. $7.99.  Because each LED Magnetic Light Mine is one super-bright, wide angle LED light surrounded by 12 stalks. Each stalk has a neodymium magnet on the end. Which means you not only…

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Gadgets July 31, 2009 posted by

USB Tube Delight – the tiny sound card that thinks it’s a valve

The USB Tube Delight is my kind of useless. Not only is it a portable PC soundcard which sports microphone and headphone sockets, but also…also…it looks like an old fashioned vacuum tube. It simply doesn’t get any better than this…and glows blue when it’s on. Oh my oh my, be still my beating Nixie. $32.00. Forget about the price, just gimme the toy!  USB Tube Delight Audio is a portable PC sound card. Connecting to speakers/headphone and microphone. It is…

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Gadgets July 31, 2009 posted by

Clearaudio Emotion SE – transparent turntable

Look I’m no audiophile, and I’m sure the Clearaudio people and their Emotion SE turntable with it’s high-mass motor damping base, aluminum arm base and near silent silicon belt are all very nice. I just happen to think that a perspex turntable looks very classy, like something from Superman’s fortress of solitude. It’s a bargain too, just 1790 (US$2953) and it comes in blue, red or black versions as well. [Via AudioJunkies] The multi-award winning Clearaudio Emotion is in a…

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Gadgets July 31, 2009 posted by

SIM Card Spy Elite – the deep forensic SIM card data recovery tool

The SIM Card Spy Elite is a ‘deep forensic’ data recovery tool for mobile phone SIM cards. I think that means it can retrieve stuff that’s been deleted for ages, as well as the more recent material. But we could just be making that up. We’re like that. Please note, however, that this product will not work with the iPhone and other similarly specced smartphones. $199.95.  This revolutionary device not only extracts data from ANY SIM card but it also…

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Gadgets July 31, 2009 posted by

Fluorescent Spray Chalk – grafitti this, tag that dayglo boy…

Fluorescent Spray Chalk. The vandal in me says yeah! The preacher says no! Which to believe? It sticks to anything, comes out like spray chalk, is super bright coloured and can be scrubbed off. Oh and it’s not toxic. Sometimes fun cannot be denied us, no matter how hard we try. $24.95.  This non-toxic Spray Chalk is similar in composition to regular chalk, but when sprayed from its aerosol can, produces a bright, clearly visible, fluorescent mark. It will adhere…

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Freeware July 31, 2009 posted by

Vista Clock – free analog clock with chimes, yeh chimes man

The Vista Clock freeware is pretty cool looking. And it comes with some nifty extras, like chimes, a countdown alarm, stopwatch, world time and atomic level accuracy. All of it activated by either right clicking or double clicking on the watch face and buttons. Neato.  Vista Clock is a FREE Desktop Analog/Digital clock with Chimes, Current date, Countdown, Alarm, Timer, Uptime, Stopwatch, World Clock, Atomic Clock Tags: freeware, vista+clock, timer

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Gadgets July 31, 2009 posted by

The Walk on Water Ball – one brave soul running in a fishbowl

The Walk on Water Ball is what you get when you cross a fishbowl and a hamster wheel. Dive through the orifice, line up the ball so water won’t get in and run for it. It can take up to one 80 kg person. The red and yellow dimples on the surface of the ball give it traction so you can race across the lake like a ballon in a gale. It’s probably pretty warm in there too, with the…

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

Underwater Camcorder – capture the sights and sounds of fishy bachelor parties close up

This Underwater Camcorder is painted in that distinctive yellow shade all underwater equipment seems to demand. Is that because people keep losing their grey coloured stuff down below? Or carelessly misplace their blue socks in the coral reef? We ought to know. Anyhoo, this jaune object d’art boasts 8 megapixels of shark attack resolution, 2 GB of manta ray memory and a 4x digital squid attack zoom. All at a max water repelling depth of 10 foot. The late Jacques…

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

Bleep Labs Thingamagoop Audio Synth – make like Robbie the robot bleep noises

The Bleep Labs Thingamagoop is a retro styled return to a time when men were men and The First Law was still an important part of our moral code. What does it do? Makes bleeping sounds of course. OK, so it’s light controlled and comes off sounding like R2D2 on crack, but hey, won’t someone think of the poor little transistors? From $69.99. And don’t forget to buy some earplugs for the cat.  The Thingamagoop is an awesome, little, light-controlled, analog synthesizer….

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

Hide My Ass – Web proxy with no downloads

Hide My Ass isn’t witness relocation for your donkey, it’s a collection of web anonymiser tools and proxies. There’s a link anonymiser, anonymous search and they’ll even host files and images for you and you can sign up for free anonymous email. Beat those firewalls people and get out there. Hide My Ass! helps hundreds of thousands of people daily by protecting their privacy and identity online. We offer a range of unique services, from our web proxy enabling you…

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

Zii Egg – new Android handheld computer could beat out the Apple iPod Touch

The Zii Egg is a rather swish new handheld computer which comes with lots of very smart technology built in. There’s 1080 HD video output for a start, a fast multimedia processor to match, twin cameras (one HD), a 10 point multitouch capacitive screen, GPS/WiFi/Bluetooth on-board and an SD memory card slot. Oh and did we mention the 32 GB of on-board RAM (and support for another 32 GB SD card). And all Android ready. Neat. It’s at times like this you…

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Gadgets July 30, 2009 posted by

USB TurboCharger 3400 – cool portable re-charger for your mobile devices

The USB TurboCharger 3400 is a portable recharger which charges your devices when they run out of power. You charge it up from a USB port on your laptop computer and use any of the supplied adapters to hook up to your phone, MP3 player or other mobile tin. I’ve been using a predecessor of this for a while now, and they really work well, especially for those power hungry smartphones which can’t last the day without conking out. This…

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Bookmark This! July 30, 2009 posted by

Keyscrambler Personal – freeware protects your passwords and private data against keylogging sniffers

Keyscrambler Personal is a free browser addon (Firefox or Internet Explorer) which protects your typing against keyloggers. This means you should be protected against someone installing a hardware or software program to sniff out what you type on the keyboard. Safeguards your passwords, credit card numbers, private logins and the like. This version is free, but there’s also a Premium version which does more and works with more browsers. Definitely worth a download.  KeyScrambler Personal 2.4.1.1, a browser add-on, protects…

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