Monthly Archives: March 2010

Gadgets March 25, 2010 posted by

HandleEasy 321rc – the worlds easiest remote control

Dude, if you’re gonna go all retro simple basic-tastic on me, then this HandleEasy 321rc remote control is the way to do it. On, check. Off, check. Channel and volume, check. What, you need more? £17.99 (a mere £3 a button).  Doro HandleEasy 321rc is specially designed for people who have limited dexterity. It is very easy to hold and to use for changing channels and adjusting the volume of your TV or home stereo. Tags: gadget, handleeasy+321rc, remote+control, audio+visual

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cool tech March 25, 2010 posted by

Data Locker – the world’s most secure portable hard drive

The Data Locker Portable Hard Drive comes with a shed load of features designed to protect your private data from falling into the wrong hands. For a start it cloaks all data automatically using a platform independent Klingon 256 bit encryption process. Or something. It also auto-locks if left unattended, features 18 digit PIN access and comes with a very scary sounding brute force password hack ‘self destruct’. We’ll leave that bit to your imagination, shall we? Priced from $159.99….

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Gadgets March 25, 2010 posted by

BristleBot – part toothbrush, part robot, part shimmy shimmy…

This BristleBot is a perfect marriage of toothbrush and vibrating electric motor, brought together in that glorious union known as – robot. You can decorate them, battle them, gaze at them in rapt adoration. What you cannot and should not do however, is stick them in your teeth to get rid of some spinach. $7.99.  Just snap the BristleMotor to the BristleBrush and you are ready to BristlePlay. If you want to decorate your BristleBot Toothbrush Robots, you can use the…

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Smart Email Recovery – freeware retrieves lost email messages

Smart Email Recovery is a freeware program designed to help retrieve lost messages from Outlook Express. The clever bit is it locates the lost emails via a read only function, which means the database stays untouched and safe. Once identified, the retrieved messages can be exported as EML files, ready for import into your current OE installation.  Smart Email Recovery offers an easy way to recover deleted email and corrupted email databases in Microsoft Outlook Express. The innovative technology allows…

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Gadgets March 25, 2010 posted by

iDuck Wireless Speaker – Wireless waterproof speaker ducky

You love having music in the bath, but not enough to risk your phone, right? Well pump up the tunes with the iDuck Wireless Speaker. Plug any media player into the transmitter egg via a 3.5mm plug and it’ll broadcast your tunes to the duck in the tub. It even has a changing mood light in the transmitter. Ooooo. The downside is that you’ll need 7 AAA batteries(!!), four in the duck and 3 in the egg. Which came first…

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iDuck Wireless Speaker – Wireless waterproof speaker ducky
Bookmark This! March 25, 2010 posted by

Newspaper Club – make your own printed newspaper and craft an empire…buwahahaha

Newspaper Club is one of those crazy ideas which is so out there that it might just work. A bunch of enterprising folk have located some spare printing capacity on a London newspaper printing press, and are renting it out to anyone to create their own printed tabloids. You can produce a maximum of 12 pages per edition, complete with images and colour. You get a choice of tools, ranging from an in-house editor to a file upload tool which…

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USB Go-Link Hands on – super fast file transfer from computer to computer

Dan recently featured this USB Go-Link PC to PC file transfer cable on the Ferret, so I thought I’d try it out and see if it worked as advertised. I’ve always had a soft spot for simple tech that makes it easy to move files around, compounded by the fact that modern networked solutions are generally pants. For instance I’ve been trying to set up and use a supposedly hot-shot 1 TB wireless NAS drive for around 3 months now, with absolutely…

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Bizarre March 25, 2010 posted by

Pet High Chair – Because animals should eat at the table

This Pet High Chair restores my faith in the human ability to design and build stuff. Because of inventions like this we’ll have jetpacks and cancer cures and bases on Mars in spite of people telling us that it can’t be done. The chair clips onto the side of a table just like the portable kids’ high chair. There are a couple of clips you can attach to pooch’s collar to keep it in the chair whether it likes it…

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Pet High Chair – Because animals should eat at the table
Awesome March 25, 2010 posted by

Barky – A tree turned into a turntable

Barky is a working LP turntable made from a gen-u-wine authentic slice of tree, complete with bark. The platter is a solid piece of glass for stability and the whole thing rests on three height-adjustable legs. Why? Dunno, but it looks pretty darn cool. It’s part of a catalogue of wood-based turntables turned out by a bloke called Joel Scilley and his company AudioWood. Check out the catalogue too. The Barky will set you back about US$1350. A pitch-perfect piece…

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Barky – A tree turned into a turntable
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Opera Mini for Android – the mobile phone web browser you’ve been waiting for…

Been playing around with the new Opera Mini web browser for Android mobile phones, and it’s great. It’s very fast, super easy to navigate around and very readable. Here’s a clear example of a company which simply won’t roll over and admit defeat, even in the face of mega-corps like Google, and they’re really getting it right. Great work folks.    The Web has never been so fast on your phone. Opera’s streamlined rendering engine and server-side compression allows Opera to load…

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Fun & Games March 24, 2010 posted by

R/C Transforming Robot Car – annoy your colleagues and make a clean escape

This awesome Radio Controlled Transforming Robot Car is perfect for annoying everyone in the office, a lot! Drive it out of the cubicle, across the way to Simkins, transform, fire off the suction darts and make a clean getaway while he’s wiping the coffee from his shirt. Awesome. Hey, why’s he picking up that hammer? $69.95. [Watch the Video!]  This remote-controlled sports car transforms into a robot that launches suction cup darts from a rotary cannon. At the touch of…

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Gadgets March 24, 2010 posted by

Metal Detector Sandals – kick back and earn a fortune…maybe…

Why waste time on vacation…well wasting time? Instead, strap on these Metal Detector Sandals and relax in the comfort of knowing that with your very next step you could become a millionaire. Of course the chances of that happening are rather similar to you becoming President For Life of the Glorious Republic of North Korea, but hey, life is a glass half full, right?  These Sandles have a metal detecting system built into the sole of the sandal, and the…

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Awesome March 24, 2010 posted by

HTC EVO – the ultimate Android superphone?

Not sure when this is coming to Europe, but the HTC EVO launched yesterday looks like it really could be a milestone Android phone. I played around with the sister product HTC HD2 a few weeks back and was blown away by the quality of the screen and the responsiveness of the applications, and that thing uses Windows Mobile. Forget the 4G hype, it’s the rest of the EVO package that’s so exciting – 4.3 inch screen, two cameras, WiFi hotspot…

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StreamTransport – freeware lets you download Hulu programs to watch at your leisure

StreamTransport is a new freeware program which lets you download programs from Hulu, MTV, CBS, YouTube and various other video content sites for offline viewing at your leisure. Kind of like your own web video DVR. You’d better grab hold of it fast though, because you can bet your sofa that the owners of Lost, 24 and the rest of the blockbuster programming cash cows aren’t going to sit still and let the world download this valuable stuff to their…

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Awesome March 24, 2010 posted by

Shadow eBike – Transports you and charges your gadgets

The Shadow ebike could just be the electric bike. It combines lithium battery technology with a cool looking bike that any outdoor enthusiast has gotta love. Manufactured by Canada’s Daymak Inc., the Shadow gets rid of wires and spokes, substituting a wireless breaking system, a wireless throttle and a wireless pedal-assist system. It comes in 500W or 1kW versions powered by either 1 or 2 batteries. The single battery should see you going 50km on a charge (maximum of 20…

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Shadow eBike – Transports you and charges your gadgets