Monthly Archives: October 2009

Gadgets October 31, 2009 posted by

360 Degree Rotating Laptop Cooler – Laptop cooler and lazy susan

Get a breeze under your laptop with the 360 Degree Rotating Laptop Cooler. It fits any sized laptop, it has rubber feet for easier spinning and you can adjust the height of your screen by adding or removing the pillars at the rear. Best of all, the whole thing rotates so you can show photos of your kid to the person next to you on the plane. [Photos via Zazz] These cool pads raise the back edge of your customer’s…

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Gadgets October 30, 2009 posted by

Global Watchman – Wireless, remote automated surveillance system

The Global Watchman is a remote area, autonomous surveillance unit that will keep watch on your holiday house and tell tales if anyone comes-a-knocking. It’s pitched as a long-distance, set-and-forget surveillance solution that will email you surveillance pictures via the GSM or CDMA phone networks. The rechargeable battery is good for 4-6 weeks and there’s an optional 42Ah battery as well. It’s equipped with an infrared camera that can record still photos or video via a 1.3Mpixel camera. Above the…

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Gadgets October 30, 2009 posted by

Oxygen O+ Stick – portable oxygen in a can, because they can

The Oxygen O+ Stick is one of a growing number of leisure based oxygenationary products which has us baffled. Apparently ordinary air borne lung food isn’t good enough for some people, they need processed mint flavoured stuff to really hit the ticket. Wow! Guess this is the same crowd that spend more on bottled water than gasoline. Sometimes it all makes sense in the kind of insanely Machiavellian way only Mrs Miggins would understand. $27.99.  ANYTIME YOU NEED IT, O+ IS THERE. At the first…

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Gadgets October 30, 2009 posted by

TechStyle Hard Drive Case – Stylish hard drive case

Those little 2.5″ portable hard drives are so cheap and useful they’re showing up everywhere. They’re not really built for lugging around in backpacks though. Speck have got you covered, with a range of portable hard drive cases, including this TechStyle gadget wallet. It’s a semi-rigid case that fits the WD Passport/Studio drives, there’s a Velcro strap to tuck it all in and oversized zippers. Looks good too, and that’s important right? US$19.99 from Speck. Perfectly molded for both your…

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Gadgets October 30, 2009 posted by

Microwavable Hot Boots – Keeps your tootsies toasty

Microwavable Hot Boots, the simple solution to chilly feet. The boots are simple and low-tech, containing that special mix of flax seeds and herbs used in therapeutic heat pillows. Just nuke the boots in the microwave for 2 minutes and pop them on for toasty toes. Underneath, they’ve got a grippy sole so you won’t slip over on the tiles. The makers reckon they’re only for girls, but I think they’ll keep a bloke’s feet warm as well, your choice…

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Gadgets October 30, 2009 posted by

Nano-UV Wand – de-louse your lettuce at a stroke

This Nano-UV Wand really needs to ship with a swooshing, Star Wars saber sound, doesn’t it? And I bet you a pretty penny it doesn’t glow with that blue light in real life. As with all these fabbo kitchen utensils, it’s not the 99.9% of bugs it kills I’m worried about, but the 0.1% of super tough, ‘don’t mess with me’ ones it leaves behind to breed. Still that’s being curmudgeonly right? $159.99.  Stop the spread of infectious diseases – From the common cold and…

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Bookmark This! October 30, 2009 posted by

QuickReader – beautiful free iPhone eBook app helps you read faster, remember more

QuickReader is a lovely looking new eBook reader with a difference, in that it comes with a cool speed reading function to help you scan pages faster and remember more information. It uses some kind of fancy speed reading tech to achieve this feat, and is totally customisable in just about every conceivable way. Speeds from 100 to 2000 word per minute (what’s that, War & Peace in 20 seconds?), colours, backgrounds, fonts, line spacing, the list goes on. It…

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Bookmark This! October 30, 2009 posted by

Clockwords – uber addictive game for wordsmiths with quick fingers

Clockwords. Beautifully crafted, addictively entertaining, tremendous fun. What more do you need to know? To play – type in long words as fast as you can, to shoot down nasty spiders intent on doing you harm. Fab. [Via Metafilter]  Clockwords is a hectic word game set in Victorian London. You are a genius inventor who discovers plans for a mysterious machine that runs on the power of language. Then your lab is infiltrated by mechanical bugs that have come to…

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Awesome October 30, 2009 posted by

Dance Shoes for Father and Daughter – Too darn cute

I couldn’t resist posting these Dance Shoes for Father and Daughter, just what you need for a little bonding time. They’re made of felt, come in a bunch of understandably complicated sizes, there are two sets of feet after all, and are €95 for delivery from Finland. Of course it may all hinge on whether Dad can dance … The most endearing result of their efforts, Dance Shoes for the Father and Daughter came from a Finnish felt factory. These…

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Eco Friendly October 30, 2009 posted by

The Kiran S10 – The $10 solar powered lantern

The Kiran is a solar rechargeable LED lantern that was designed for people who’s primary source of illumination is kerosene lamps, the smoky, hazardous light source many people have to use in developing nations. The Kiran can be recharged by the sun in 8 hours and will run for 4 hours on high output or for 8 hours on low. If there is some power available then the S10 be recharged via a standard 5mm Nokia phone charger, which must…

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Free Software October 29, 2009 posted by

Portable Apps – Now with Google Chrome and Skype

The always useful Portable Apps has added freeware to its application suite. Until now only open source software has been included (Firefox, Thunderbird, Audacity, µTorrent, GIMP et al) but that’s all about to change. The first applications to be added include; Google Chrome Browser, 2X Client, FreeCommander, SpyDLLRemover and something called Skype, with more freeware programs on the way. With awesome freeware like this added to the mix the floodgates are open and Portable Apps can only get better. PortableApps.com,…

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Gadgets October 29, 2009 posted by

Autoloading Screwdriver – Pump action screw driver

This Autoloading Screwdriver lets you change driver bits without getting your hands dirty. Just draw the black handle backwards, rotate the driver magazine and slide the cover back to load a different driver. It has 3 Philips bits (0, 00 and 000) and 3 straight drivers for US$14.99. It also comes in a larger version for US$19.99. A revolutionary design gives you rapid access to six different driver bits. Simply pull back the handle, twist until you select the bit…

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Gadgets October 29, 2009 posted by

Sanicare Portable Travel Bidet – keep fresh and clean where it counts

The Sanicare Portable Travel Bidet. Apparently it’s a MUST for people on the go. At which point I think we’ll leave it be and move on rather swiftly. $39.95 (not including batteries!).  This Unique Personal Hygiene System makes cleansing more convenient and effective beyond what toilet paper alone can achieve. It helps relieve the discomforts caused by hemorrhoids, infections, itching, etc. It is also a great accessory for mothers with young children and infants. The Sanicare Travel Bidet / Portable bidet allows…

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Gadgets October 29, 2009 posted by

Get your iPhone gold plated for just 99 pounds – hey ho, Santa Claus called and wants his bling back

Those very enterprising – and persistent! – Goldstriker people are now offering to gold plate any iPhone for a sleek shiny £99.00 plus tax and shipping. Not only that, but you can choose from ‘dazzling 24ct’ or ‘beautiful 18ct rose’ gold finishes. Send the handset over and they’ll do the deal and return it via DHL within 24 hours. It says here. Gosh.  You simply send your Iphone to us, we plate it with your chosen finish and return it to you via…

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