Monthly Archives: October 2009

Gadgets October 23, 2009 posted by

Magno Wooden Radio – Doesn’t sound tinny

This stylish looking chap is the Magno Wooden Radio. It’s hand crafted from untreated ebony, mahogany and pine. It’ll run on 4 AA batteries and has an input for your MP3 player. Not cheap though, US$199.95. The Wooden Radio offers quality AM and FM reception with surprisingly good sound. It’s designed with clear java ebony, mahogany and pine from a sustainable forest in Indonesia. Every radio is handcrafted with a unique and pleasant blend of wood, grain and colors. It…

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Gadgets October 23, 2009 posted by

Equalizer Music Hat – boogie on reggae beany

The Equalizer Music Hat means you can now annoy your fellow commuters not only with the dum-dum bass sounds from your MP3 player, but also with flashing lights searing into their eyeballs as they try to read the paper. Win! Just plug the thing into your player and smile as people glower balefully at your warm musical noggin. £19.99.  As well as being a top Sound Hat ready and waiting to keep your bonce cosy and fill your warmed ears with…

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Bizarre October 23, 2009 posted by

Solafeet Foot Tanner – keep those ankles happy, Martha

Gadgets don’t get weirder than this peeps. The Solafeet Foot Tanner promises to remove those unsightly sock lines from your ankles once and for all. Huh? Ideal for flip-flop wearers it says in the blurb. Yeah right. Next up, kneecap polishers. $229.99.  If you always feel like people are gawking at your white feet and the unsightly tan lines around your ankles when you wear sandals or pumps, then you need the Solafeet foot tanner. Those tan lines can be gone in…

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Bookmark This! October 23, 2009 posted by

Rebel EFI – the super easy way to install Mac OS X on your PC

Rebel EFI is a new software program which lets you rapidly and easily install the very shiny Apple Mac OS X operating system onto your Intel based PC. The tool costs $49.99 and has probably already caused untold damage to the arteries of various Apple execs around the world. There’s a free trial download available on the site. It’s just not Apple’s week is it?  Featuring Psystar’s newest technology for allowing for the smooth interfacing between operating systems and generic Intel…

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software October 23, 2009 posted by

OccupyBaby – technology to the rescue of wimpy parents

OccupyBaby is a new iPhone application which is designed to replace the parents and keep baby happy until at least puberty. No wait…until they get back from teh movies. No hold on… For a mere 99c, you can stick your very precious handset in front of a psychotically motivated wrecking machine and watch with amusement as $1000 + of hardware is smeared in chocolate, ice-cream or that revolting mush in a jar they call lamb and pea stockpot. I’d say…

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Eco Friendly October 23, 2009 posted by

Candy Futura Eco 10 – the dishwasher that gives you more with less

Italian appliance people Candy have released the Futura Eco 10 dishwasher which uses less water – barely over 10 litres (2.5 gallons) – and is part of Candy Line’s Ecological Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances. With room for 15 place settings due to innovative adjustable baskets, you can even wash large pans, pots and salad bowls easily. Candy’s revamped hydraulic system means awesome cleaning with minimal water, and a high pressure wash that reaches every corner. The extra large basket on top…

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diy October 23, 2009 posted by

Stick It – 99 DIY Duct Tape Projects

Sure Duct Tape can fix anything, but it’s also the perfect etsy artist’s medium. Stick It is a duct tape DIY book with 99 projects for you to make using duct tape. From funky wallets to jewellery to paper goods, it’s all here. US$13 from Uncommon Goods, probably from Amazon too. Take duct tape beyond home improvement with this imaginative book full of 99 duct tape projects! Create wallets, funky jewelry, punked-out paper goods and more with this invaluable guide…

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Gadgets October 22, 2009 posted by

Talking Coffee Maker – who needs caffeine when you own something like this?

Dude, it’s bad enough you’ve got the jitters in the morning slouch-time, without giving the Talking Coffee Maker the power to sass you back. What were they thinking? Yeah sure, it starts off by meekly asking if you want to set the brewing time and stuff, but pretty soon it’s nagging about the stains on your collar and the state of your hair. Man, that’s some heavy stuff to endure without a vicar and stag night involved. Just saying. $99.95.  This…

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Gadgets October 22, 2009 posted by

Random 16 Day Timer – switch it all on and off and on and off and…

This Random 16 Day Timer combines a digital timer, dusk to dawn socket and random switch in one unit. That means the thing will switch appliances, radios, lights or whatever on and off in a variety of patterns which is positively guaranteed to scare off would-be burglars. There’s even a random button which will act like a totally random thing even among all the other randomness. Try figuring that pattern out, Mr Villain. £12.95.  This simple-to-use timer offers just about any…

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Bookmark This! October 22, 2009 posted by

TweetMyPC – free program lets you control your computer using Twitter

TweetMyPC is a free program which lets you control your Windows computer using Twitter. That’s right, all you need to do is install the software on the target PC, set up a special Twitter account for the machine (disabling public access via the Protect My Tweets setting of course!) and log in on the PC. From then on you will be able to shutdown or restart your computer, grab a file from your hard disk (via your email account) or even take a screenshot just by sending…

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Bookmark This! October 22, 2009 posted by

Colorjive – paint your room in a trice, and make it nice

Colorjive is a brand new service which lets you upload a photo of your home and try out different colour combinations on the walls. It’s very paint oriented, rather than wallpaper, and it comes with a selection of very nice looking colours you can choose from. The free version lets you try out three colours in one room, and for a measly $15 a year you can go crazy on up to 10 rooms in your house. Nice interface, but…

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hmm..interesting October 22, 2009 posted by

Windows Vista to Windows 7.0 – To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question…

Goodness knows how I loathe Windows Vista, but even so I’m just not sure I want to risk upgrading to Windows 7 right now. At least until the bugs surface and are squashed. Too dodgy, right? This neat BBC article helps, but still leaves some questions open. I’ve now downloaded the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to try and help my decision, but would you trust something that came from a company that thought Vista was a reasonable product? No, nor me….

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Awesome October 22, 2009 posted by

Wearable Retinal Imaging Display – Puts images directly onto your eye

Since 2005, Brother have been working to perfect wearable retinal imaging displays. They work by projecting an image directly onto your retina so it appears to hang in space in front of your eye. The retinal imaging device is small enough to hang off a pair of glasses and can display images at 800 x 600 resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate. The image will appear to be a 4″ x 4″ display being viewed from a distance of 1…

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cool tech October 22, 2009 posted by

ECO Light – Shower powered light

The ECOLight by Sylvania is an LED light that is completely powered by the water pressure through the showerhead. Ideal for outdoor showers at the beach, caravan parks or at the holiday house. The light is amiable aimable and there is a colour band around the shower light that changes color depending on the temperature of the water, red for above 41C and blue for below 25C. US$39.95. Eco friendly Water Powered Shower Light, perfect for adding light while showering….

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