Monthly Archives: April 2010

Awesome April 26, 2010 posted by

Mini Projector with Wifi and Wireless Remote – Awesome tiny home theatre in your pocket

Mini LED projectors are everywhere these days, but they only display whatever you attach to them. Well not anymore. This Mini Projector with Wifi and Wireless Remote, is a mini projector with Linux smarts. For starters it’s a 10 lumen LED pocket projector capable of displaying 640×480 at 1.8 metres wide. It also has a rechargeable battery, good for around 2 hours of use and a wireless multimedia keyboard and a remote control. But here’s where it gets good. There’s…

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Mini Projector with Wifi and Wireless Remote – Awesome tiny home theatre in your pocket
Awesome April 26, 2010 posted by

Songr – freeware provides super meta music search

Songr is a new meta music search freeware program which lets you hunt for tracks and albums on 15 search engines across the Net. It’s fast, efficient and gives you the choice of either streaming or downloading the stuff you find. It will also auto extract audio from YouTube videos, and let you even search for a track by lyrics. Search results are ranked by reliability and relevance, and you get the full associated data including data rate, song length…

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Bookmark This! April 26, 2010 posted by

TitanPad – free simple online document collaboration returns

TitanPad is a new free hosting service for the popular EtherPad document collaboration tool which was recently bought and shut down by Google. As before, there’s no sign up, so you can click the start button and be collaborating on a document instantly, which is a great way to brainstorm or plan or plot or whatever you need across vast distances.   You can save/export to a number of different format, including .doc and HTML, bookmark the page and even…

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cool tech April 26, 2010 posted by

LensVector AutoFocus – smallest autofocus in the world coming to a handset near you

This tiny piece of tech is the LensVector Autofocus mechanism, which is billed as the smallest autofocus lens unit in the world. It works not by mechanically moving the lens back and forth, but by electronically flexing an otherwise stationary lens, which is what keeps it tiny. The developers hope that its small size, robust design and very low power consumption – it uses half the power of current mechanical systems – will encourage mobile phone makers to incorporate it into their next…

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Gadgets April 26, 2010 posted by

Solar Bicycle Light Kit – Be seen front and back for free

High output LEDs must be the best cyclist invention since derailluers, and this Solar Bicycle Light Kit keeps on giving. It’s a front and rear light kit (both have 3 LEDs) with a solar panel on top of the front light. It’s made of ABS so it’s tough, and after 6 hours in the sun, the 0.5A NiMH battery is good for 4 hours of on. US$14.71 This solar bicycle light offers the ultimate security for riding at night. It…

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Solar Bicycle Light Kit – Be seen front and back for free
Gadgets April 26, 2010 posted by

Canine Shower Stall – A doggy beauty salon

If you or your pooch were scarred-for-life by this video, then maybe you can try the Canine Shower Stall. It’s got 16 water jets as well as a shower head with a 70cm hose, so it should get through most dogs’ fur. It runs off a normal tap with the included adapters, and there’s even a shelf to elevate small dogs so you don’t have to bend down. The only catch is the price, US$1,250. This dog shower has 16…

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Canine Shower Stall – A doggy beauty salon
Bookmark This! April 26, 2010 posted by

Granny Med – home remedies get an online rocking chair

Granny Med features a bunch of home remedies wrapped up in an easy to use web interface. No more hunkering down by the side of the rocking chair to grab those pearls of wisdom. The information, as you’d expect, ranges from super useful to…huh?…but there are some genuinely cool tips, and precautions are included to help avoid any risks. There’s also a user tips feature and an Ask the Expert section, which add value to the default database. Worth a…

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reprise April 25, 2010 posted by

Ferret posts this week

Here’s a quick round-up of Red Ferret posts from the past week for those who missed them. Enjoy. Dog Walking Umbrella – Keeps pooch dry and happy – Japanese company Lieben has come… Fly Mouse – Awesome cordless air mouse with keypad for very lazy people – Shenzhen Feishu Technology has… Map The Way – create your own sophisticated Google map mashups for free – Map The Way is a new hybrid… Android ported to iPhone – universe collapses in…

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Gadgets April 24, 2010 posted by

Flexible All Round Flash Reflector- Bolt-on flash diffuser for your flashgun

Brando has a pretty cool stash of photo gear and this Flexible All Round Flash Reflector adds to the awesome. It’s a frame that you secure to the end of your Speedlight via elastic Velcro tape and the frame is adjustable in two orientations. It comes with gold, silver and white reflectors and a diffuser, which slide into the frame. If you’re using your Speedlight facing forward or off-camera or the diffuser should make much prettier light. All very useful…

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Flexible All Round Flash Reflector- Bolt-on flash diffuser for your flashgun
Awesome April 23, 2010 posted by

Husqvarna DXR 310 – Awesome remote controlled demolition robot

Robots are cool right? Robots that smash stuff are even better, and I’m not talking about smashing toys, I’m talking about smashing buildings. This is the Husqvarna DXR 310, demolition robot for use in hard-to-reach, or dangerous-to-break-stuff areas. It’s hydraulic, with a 22kW electric motor providing the power and not providing fumes, so it can be used inside safely. It’s also self-propelled which is handy because it weighs nearly 2 tonnes. It’s twin tracks make it highly manouverable and it…

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Husqvarna DXR 310 – Awesome remote controlled demolition robot
Gadgets April 23, 2010 posted by

Emergency USB Charger – keep your USB gadgets topped up with AA batteries

This Emergency USB Charger converts the juice from 2 standard AA batteries into enough power to re-charge your USB gadgets in a flash. Mobile phones, MP3 players, it’s like giving them all a Duracell battery box, which can be very handy when you’re out and about. The fact that I can pop into the nearest shop to buy a couple of batteries is one of the things I like most about the Flip camcorder for instance, and it’s really helped me…

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Eco Friendly April 23, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Motion Sensing Warning Lamp – the price of safety is eternal vigilance

The Solar Powered Motion Sensing Warning Lamp, powers itself from the sun and can be used as a warning light or anti-burglar lamp for cars, boats, caravans and small horses. Apparently you can stick it anywhere with the supplied double sided tape, and relax in the knowledge that no slimeball’s going to make off with your pony tonight. Jack. $11.69.  The small device has a warning light that blinks automatically when the oscillating sensor is activated. This device is easy…

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Gadgets April 23, 2010 posted by

SyncBox – the portable USB data copier and transporter

The SyncBox is the kind of tool you don’t realise you need until you need it. Designed to let you transfer data from one USB device to another on the fly and without using a computer, the little pocket sized marvel is super perfect for things like transferring photos from your camera to a USB drive while you’re on vacation. Ahh…now you get the point eh? €31.90 and needs 3 AAA batteries.  Copy and transfer data between two USB devices…

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Bizarre April 23, 2010 posted by

2.4GHz Wireless Table Sculpture with Hidden Camera

We’ve blogged one or two hidden cameras here on the Ferret, but I think this is the first one built into a sculpture. This 2.4GHz Wireless Table Sculpture with Hidden Camera won’t draw any undue attention, I’m sure. It broadcasts 420 lines and audio 100m to the wireless receiver and the 500mAh battery built into the statue means there are no silly wires to give it away. It’s got to be a bargain at US$183.99 This Spy camera kit includes…

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2.4GHz Wireless Table Sculpture with Hidden Camera
Gadgets April 23, 2010 posted by

Salt and Pepper Robots – clank your condiments around the table

These Salt & Pepper Robots are cute enough to grace any table, providing of course you’re happy with the increasing dominance of our mechanistic overlords. Wind ‘em up and send ‘em off delivering their taste tweakers to all parts of the globe. Or tablecloth. Whichever is closer. £18.95.  Model on the classic 50’s robot, you can fill each one of these little chap with your required spice. Then when someone requests the salt or pepper simply wind them up, set them…

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