Monthly Archives: September 2009

Gadgets September 24, 2009 posted by

Weather Alarm Clock Photo Frame – triple function combo keeps you dry, happy and on time

The Weather Alarm Clock Photo Frame crams a lot into a mini desktop sized package. You’ve got yourself an indoor outdoor weather temp station thingy, a 16MB digital photo frame and an alarm clock. Wake up, check the weather, remember the wife and pop down for breakfast in the seedy motel dining room. Perfect. £49.95.  Weather station, clock and photo frame in one. The first of its type we’ve seen, this neat little gadget combines 3 useful functions to free up…

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Bookmark This! September 24, 2009 posted by

Stay on Top Stop Watch – free stopwatch helps you keep time from a distance

This free online Stay on Top Stop Watch is simple and effective. Download it, and you’ll have a download counter or stopwatch which you can fire and forget with one button press. The big bonus is it’s large enough to see from across the room, so you can park your laptop at one end of the kitchen and your body at the other and still keep track of the boiling eggs. And there’s also a fully online version which is full screen….

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Gadgets September 24, 2009 posted by

Fred and Friends Light Bites – Candle and fork in one

Fred and Friends Light Bites are forks with candle holders in the ends. Perfect for the office party or impromptu birthdays or other times when planning and equipment is in short supply. Don’t forget to blow them out before you pick up the fork. Dishwasher safe and US$6 from Amazon for 12. * 12 Forks used as candle holders with candles * Plastic and wax * Funny and charming * Dish washer safe Tags: gadget, light+bites, fork+candle+holders

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Gadgets September 24, 2009 posted by

SensorPlug – motion sensing wall plug

The SensorPlug is a passive infrared sensing wall plug that will give any device plugged into it magical, people-sensing powers. The sensor can detect people in a 90 arc and up to 20′ away. It has a built-in timer that will switch off any device if no one is detected for 2 to 5 minutes and so long as someone is in the room it will stay on indefinitely. That’s got to save you money. US$13.99 from Kleargear. Stop stumbling…

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Awesome September 24, 2009 posted by

Show Me – Water Consumption in the Shower at-a-glance

How much water do you use in the shower? 100 litres? Who knows, and since most shower meters work by telling you how long you’ve been in the shower, they’re not really a useful or easily understood guide to water usage. The Show Me water consumption meter prototype shows you how much water you use by visualising the effect of a blocked drain, i.e. the shower stall filling with water. Built for a scientific paper researching the effect of ambient…

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Gadgets September 23, 2009 posted by

Yoke Shopper – turn yourself into a donkey with one gadget

The Yoke Shopper takes one lonely shoulder and combines it with a multitude of happy plastic shopping bags. The result is you can carry more stuff home, your shoulder needs seriously therapy and the supermarket profits extra cash. Sounds like a bargain all round we say. £9.99.  Carrying shopping home can be a real drag. Heavy shopping bags pulling on your arms, plastic bag handles cutting into your fingers and then your mobile phone rings! The Yoke Shopper will securely…

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Gadgets September 23, 2009 posted by

Blur Tripod – world’s first iPhone tripod adapter combo

This Blur Tripod thingy is apparently the first dedicated iPhone adapter tripod combo in the known universe. What this should mean to you is fuzzy free photos taken in dimly lit kitchens at your best friend’s mate’s cousin’s birthday party. If only the iPhone camera was any good. $14.99.  Eliminate blur from photos and videos on your iPhone with the world’s first iPhone tripod adapter, mini tripod and enhancement App. Our package includes: * Blur™ Tripod Adapter – Connects the…

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Bookmark This! September 23, 2009 posted by

Xion Audio Player – smart new free music player

This free Xion Audio Player offers a super skinnable interface, a shed load of audio format compatibility and plugin support for your further listening pleasure. I’ve got to say, that as music players go, this puppy looks and sounds gorgeous. And it’s Aussie too. G’day.  Xion Audio Player is an ultra light and easily skinnable Audio Player. Xion Audio Player features a new standard in skin support. Baffled by script syntax? Pulling your hair out over slicing up skin elements? Finding skinning…

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Gadgets September 23, 2009 posted by

USB 2.4GHz RF Entertainment Keyboard – Wireless multimedia keyboard with multi-touch trackpad

This USB 2.4GHz RF Entertainment Keyboard is the all-in-one wireless keyboard version of the multi-touch keypad we showed you a few weeks ago. It’s 2.4GHz wireless and has an integrated multi-touch trackpad that doubles as a keypad. There are 4 internet hotkeys and 8 multimedia hot keys so you can drive your media PC with it. Needs two AA batteries and it’s only for Windows XP and Vista. US$69 from Brando. The USB 2.4GHz RF Entertainment Slim Keyboard with Smart…

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Gadgets September 23, 2009 posted by

Flower Pot Safe – Not a crash helmet for your house plants

The Flower Pot Safe is a nifty hiding place for valuables. Just unscrew the water tray from the flower pot and there’s a small waterproof and dirtproof spot for your nicknacks. There are assorted sizes and colours and you can even use real plants in the pot. US$30.95. The Flower Pot Safe keeps money, credit cards, jewelry and important papers out of sight while decorating with a beautiful potted or artificial plant. Flower Pot Safes make ideal gifts for family…

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Gadgets September 22, 2009 posted by

Toshiba dynadock Wireless U docking station

The Toshiba dynadock Wireless U docking station is a pretty neat bit of kit. Using Wireless USB, the dynadock connects your notebook to an ethernet port, USB ports, 7.1 sound and mic ports and even an external screen via the dynadock’s built-in video card (1680×1050 max resolution). All you need to do is plug in the wireless USB dongle and you’re set. Works with any Windows-based PC apparently. US$299 or there’s the existing dynadock U wired version. With its slim,…

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Gadgets September 22, 2009 posted by

Multi Port Power Inverter – All sorts of watts

This Multi Port Power Inverter turns your car cigarette lighter into an all singing, all dancing gadget recharging power station. Behind that slightly bulky exterior is a 12 V DC to 110 V AC inverter and a US 110 V mains socket. The socket is rated at 100 W so you won’t be plugging in your hair dryer but it will definitely run a laptop or a small telly. Maybe not a plasma. There’s also USB recharging port, a replacement…

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Gadgets September 22, 2009 posted by

Bathing Cushion – pneumatic lift for your bath

The Bathing Cushion is an air compressor powered inflatable cushion that will lower and raise you out of the bath. It can take a maximum weight of 150 kg (330 lb) and it can lift to a maximum height of 40 cm. The compressor is rechargeable so you don’t need to have power leads lying around and there’s a safety feature that prevents it from lowering you into the bath if it doesn’t have enough charge to get you out….

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Gadgets September 22, 2009 posted by

TwoFold Notebook Stand and Sleeve – stands up and delivers

This TwoFold Notebook Stand and Sleeve is an ordinary notebook bag one minute, and the next it’s a notebook stand, angling and lifting your laptop for better ergonomics. When you’re done, flatten the bag and slip your 14″ or 15″ notebook back inside. RRP is US$39.95 but most places seem to have for around US$26. Now there’s a notebook stand that gives you comfort coming and going. The Kensington TwoFold Notebook Stand and Sleeve raises your notebook’s screen to reduce…

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Fun & Games September 22, 2009 posted by

iPhone Recession Case – iPhone’s ugliest, cheapest accessory

Want your iPhone to stay green? Check out the new iPhone Recession Case, a 99-cent cardboard “recession” case complete with free “Sharpie Script” personalization. This simple downscale case – made from recycled cardboard – supports iPhone 1G, 3G, and 3GS and requires assembly, with locking tabs at the bottom and top of the case, along with an adhesive strip to hold the case together. Since its cardboard, there’s no warranty. As recession-proof products go, this cardboard wonder only lasts until…

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