Monthly Archives: January 2010

Eco Friendly January 28, 2010 posted by

Water Drop Shower Timer – saving the planet one soap bubble at a time

This Water Drop Shower Timer suckers to your shower cubicle wall and screams at you to get out when you’ve used up your allotment of water. You dumb, selfish eco-squandering pig you. OK, so it’s a clock and alarm, but wouldn’t it be great…? £7.99.  The easy to use suction cup allows you to attach the eco timer anywhere within the shower for easy viewing. The digital timer, alarm and clock provide the ability to count either up or down, helping…

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Gadgets January 28, 2010 posted by

Electric Clothes Hanger Dryer – the portable dry-time clothes horse

This Electrical Clothes Hanger Dryer cuddles your clothes, mothers them even, by hanging, drying and singing to them while they rest from the hard day’s exertion. OK, so we lied a little bit about the singing. But when you’re done heating up the soggy fabric, why not gather round and roast chestnuts to finish off the evening? $28.04.  Hang the hanger close to an electrical socket, and then turn on. Hang one or more pieces of clothing on top of…

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Gadgets January 28, 2010 posted by

Tip & Tilt Internet Radio – the world’s easiest to use Net radio

There’s something innately logical with this new Tip & Tilt Internet Radio gadget. The idea is you load up the 4 inch square radio with four Internet stations via your PC’s USB connection, and then when you want to tune in, simply flip the radio over onto one of its sides. To increase volume you tilt it back, to lower tilt forward. No knobs, dials, screens, messing around. The manufacturer claims their research shows that most people only listen to a…

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Bookmark This! January 28, 2010 posted by

eQuake Alert – uber cool Firefox plugin delivers earthquake shocks to your browser

eQuake Alert is a free Firefox addon which delivers earthquake alerts direct to your browser. The really clever thing is it shakes your browser screen as it happens, varying in intensity depending on the severity of the quake. I’ve had it installed for a couple of days and it’s pretty unnerving to realise how many quakes there are every day and how severe some of them can be. As I’m looking at the status bar now, I can see a 3.3…

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Bookmark This! January 28, 2010 posted by

18 Ways to Speed Up Your Broadband Connection

18 Ways to Speed Up Your Broadband Connection. What it says on the tin. A clear and helpful list of non-geeky things to run through if you’re not receiving the kind of speed you think you should be getting. Tags: 18+ways+to+speed+up+your+broadband+connection, internet, broadband

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Awesome January 27, 2010 posted by

The Red Ferret Product of the Year 2009: Web – TV Trigger

Oh the competition was fierce in this sector this year, which just goes to show how sophisticated the new crop of Web applications and services are becoming as new technologies take hold. Our choice of TV Trigger as the winner was prompted however by the fact that it combines three of the most important and volatile components of the new web revolution in one awesomely simple to use package – television, BitTorrent and online shopping. TV Trigger lets anyone set up…

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Gadgets January 27, 2010 posted by

RITMO Prenatal Musical System – give the little Liszt something to chew on

Apparently there’s a universe where giving baby a head start on life by playing music using the RITMO Prenatal Musical System will help them become President. Or something. We’re just worried about the poor little tykes who’ll receive 9 months of in-utero Barbara Streisand. With no chance of escape! Shudder. $99.99.  Ritmo is the most advanced and complete system delivering quality and SAFE sound to prenatal listeners and their moms. Anything you can play in your mp3 player can be…

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Gadgets January 27, 2010 posted by

Fish Finder with Sonar Sensor – Here fishy fishy fishy

Fish finders aren’t just for boaters. What about people who fish off wharves and jetties, they need help finding fish too. Well Chinavasion is here to help with this cheap-and-cheerful, land-lubber friendly fish finder with sonar sensor. The 9m lead will let you dangle the sonde from most fishing vantage points and it works in water temperatures of -20C up to 70C so it’ll work for ice fishing too. Needs 4 AAA batteries. ~US$40 This really cool fishing gadget has…

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Fish Finder with Sonar Sensor – Here fishy fishy fishy
Gadgets January 27, 2010 posted by

Automatic Deodorizing Toilet Seat – make it fresh like a d…d…d…daisy

It is obvious from where we’re sitting that there are places where this Automatic Deodorizing Toilet Seat will be warmly, if not fervently, welcomed. We can only hope that their prayers are answered and meadow-like tranquility and freshness return to their troubled abode soon. It’s such a pleasure to bring comfort to the afflicted. $129.95.  This is the toilet seat that immediately suppresses bathroom odors by deodorizing the ambient air. As you sit on the seat, a whisper-quiet fan passes air through…

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heh heh! January 27, 2010 posted by

30 Fun Uses For Your Old Apple Newton Tablet

Now that Our Beloved Appletm is about to launch the ultimate tech saviour of humanity, we suddenly remembered that there’s one part of the population which might not be cheering so loudly. Those unlucky purchasers of Apple Newton MessagePad computers. So for all those distraught Newton users sobbing into their paisley man-bags we thought we’d help out with a short set of alternative uses for your precious and now sadly redundant hardware. Tech icon for slum landlords (‘sure, de apartment comes with…

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Bizarre January 27, 2010 posted by

Wrist Cell Phone Carrier – Don’t leave home without your phone

The 80s are back! Forget fancy gadgets that keep track of your phone and forget leg warmers, how about this wrist cell phone carrier? Complete with two straps to ensure it doesn’t fall out and tested by cyclists, joggers, fishermen, hunters and skaters. Comes in black, pink, neoprene or faux denim. Minty! US$29.95 Our Unique Solution To The Misplaced Cell Phone! And it can also make a fashion statement! our patented Wrist Cell Phone Carrier conveniently holds your cell phone…

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Wrist Cell Phone Carrier – Don’t leave home without your phone
Gadgets January 27, 2010 posted by

Reclaimed Record Pinwheels – Turns scratched vinyl into garden ornaments

These reclaimed record pinwheels are old music turned into garden art. Each one is hand made from an actual record and should brighten any tired garden. US$68 Send your garden spinning with these colorful pinwheels handmade from reclaimed records. Featuring a beautiful mandala pattern based on Oriental art, these eye-catching pinwheels will add personality and punch to any garden. Tags: eco+gadget, reclaimed+record+pinwheels

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Reclaimed Record Pinwheels – Turns scratched vinyl into garden ornaments
Awesome January 27, 2010 posted by

FireTorrent returns! – super cool Firefox plugin makes BitTorrent crazy easy

FireTorrent is a free Firefox Add-on which embeds BitTorrent downloading in the browser. The result is total no-brainer simple downloads. Just click on a torrent link and the download happens as though you’re downloading a regular file, complete with the standard progress box. Yes it’s basic (there’s no dialogue at all as with conventional BitTorrent clients like uTorrent) and there are rough patches in the UI (for instance choosing a download directory via the options seemed broken for me, so…

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Bookmark This! January 27, 2010 posted by

Random Image Generator – fast free way to grab placeholder images for your project

Random Image Generator. Need a placeholder for your web page design and can’t be bothered to grab, crop, select? Then pop over here and use this neat little app. Just select the size, colour and quantity you want and press the Go! button. Voila, images as ordered. Cool and very useful if you’re in the design business. Tags: random+image+generator, web+design, online+application

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