Monthly Archives: May 2010

Gadgets May 24, 2010 posted by

Liquid Soap Maker – Turns old soap into new soap

If you’re into saving resources, and cake soap, then you’ll need one of these Liquid Soap Makers. Just bung in your useless little slivers of cake soap, add water and come back tomorrow for DIY pump soap. All I can say is that you’ll need to have saved a lot of slivers for this to work US$9.99. [Via] Enjoy your favorite bar of soap in liquid form. The Liquid Soap Maker converts previously wasted soap slivers into liquid hand soap,…

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Liquid Soap Maker – Turns old soap into new soap
Gadgets May 24, 2010 posted by

GroBag Egg – room monitoring goes all cute

This GroBag Egg monitors your child’s room to let you know if it’s too hot or too cold for the little ‘un. It does this by changing colour depending on the temp, so you can check from a distance. Apart from sporting a totally weird name, we’re trying to work out why it’s so hard to judge temperature from just sticking your nose round the door. But hey, what do we know? £21.49.   The innovative Grobag Egg changes colour…

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Gadgets May 24, 2010 posted by

Hose Clothes – all dressed up and no place to flow

Hose Clothes –  that’s right clothes, no nakedness in the garden please, folks. Now that your garden hose is all grown up and needs to act its age it will need some clothes. Yes clothes…. There’s a range of colours and easy fit styles to suit the fussiest of dressers too, and they’re fully washable should things get dirty… Around $27.95.  Ours is a simple premise: hand watering can be more fun than it currently is. And your garden hose can…

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Bookmark This! May 24, 2010 posted by

BandCentral – manage your band like a pro

BandCentral is a new portal for managing your band. It’s pretty ambitious, and allows you to control a calendar, money, fans, merchandise, gigs, tours and your social networks all from one interface. The service basically offers total control over all aspects of keeping your band running, except of course the massaging of the egos and anxieties. There’s a free version for up to 4 users, but you don’t get all the cool gig and money stuff until you cough up £5.99…

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cool tech May 24, 2010 posted by

Another 5 inch Android MID- M500 from Shenzhen Anson

Shenzhen company Anson will bring their high cost-performance ratio 5 inch MID- M500 to the market. M500 has a 624MHZ Marvell PXA303 processor which can play 720p videos and support high definition video output with a HDMI port, sharing favorite movies with families. The M500 has a 5″, 800 x 480 resistive touchscreen and 128MB RAM + 256MB ROM memory. Meanwhile, it supports SD expansion cards. M500 supports 3G connectivity over WCDMA and EVDO networking with front facing camera enabling…

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Another 5 inch Android MID- M500 from Shenzhen Anson
reprise May 23, 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. Ultra valuable pen inlayed with 6223 diamonds – This pen is made by the top… WebM – open source video standard comes to the web at last – The mighty Google has just… Scam Checker – avoid getting ripped off by fake online stores – ScamChecker is a free online… Tripoli Wifi Quadband Phone – Slidey TV phone with a real keyboard…

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Eco Friendly May 22, 2010 posted by

Pedicab – biker punk transport for the post petroleum age?

The Pedicab is a person powered, 2 passenger transport which uses a shed load of gears and some super lightweight tech to allow for the dragging of bodies along a roadway without rupturing the driver…ah…pedaller. We’re guessing that only would-be eco taxi owners and very rich people with large estates are going to be interested in dropping the $4800.00 on the craft. But what do we know?   The cab’s seat and back are padded vinyl upholstery, and an adjustable…

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Gadgets May 22, 2010 posted by

Ghost Meter EMF Sensor – who ya gonna call…?

This Ghost Meter EMF Sensor is designed to help you find ghosts. That is all we have to say on the matter. $29.99.  The Ghost Meter has been calibrated to ignore the extremely subtle EMF emissions surrounding the human body, yet is still sensitive enough to detect the small, distinct, erratic EMF energy fluctuations frequently found at reputed haunted locations. The Ghost Meter provides three corroborating indicators of EMF emission strength. A needle based display, LED lights, and an adjustable…

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Recommended May 21, 2010 posted by

Suit Commute – Keeps your clothes wrinkle free whilst you bike to work

Biking to work helps reduce greenhouse gases but wreaks havoc on business clothes. The Suit Commute will help save the day. This nifty device, developed by entrepreneur Tony Highson, will hold a pressed suit and shirt in place so you’ll look your best for any meeting. This waterproof pannier backpack even holds a pair of shoes and a tie to complete your ensemble. The pack features water repellent zippers, a crease-reducing removable hanger system (maximum suit size 44-inch) and a…

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Suit Commute – Keeps your clothes wrinkle free whilst you bike to work
Gadgets May 21, 2010 posted by

Headphone Beanie – Keeps your noggin warm and buzzy

Headphone beanies are great, and when they’re this price they’re brilliant. This cotton Headphone Beanie comes with a 1.2m cord, fits anything with a headphone socket and has removable speakers so you can wash the thing when it gets all manky. Better get ’em quick, minimum order at the moment is 2, but in a couple of months it’ll be a minimum of 5. ~US$10 for the pair. Keep your head warm and enjoy great music at the same time…

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Headphone Beanie – Keeps your noggin warm and buzzy
general May 21, 2010 posted by

Ciphone C9, dual boot clone smartphone

This iPhone knockoff Ciphone C9 boots dual operation system OS and WM6.5, which users can switch between the two systems. This clone phone comes with 8GB and 4GB memory, a 2MP 1600 x 1200 pixels camera, GPS, G-sensor, dual compass, WiFi/EDGE and 3.5 inch SHARP touch screen smart phone. There are 4 icons under the screen and the operation interface is exactly the same as the original. Another attractive point is that users can set over 4 digits password before…

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Ciphone C9, dual boot clone smartphone
Gadgets May 21, 2010 posted by

Convertible Coffee Table – the refined geek’s laptop desk

If Prince Charles was a geek, then this Convertible Coffee Table would probably be his version of a laptop desk. Solid and unexcitingly brown wood design, with a discreet ‘nice cup of tea now, m’lud?’ look which would go down a storm at Windsor Castle, we bet. Perfect place to store his TV Guides and remote control too. Ah well, there goes the knighthood. $199.95.  This coffee table’s surface lifts to the perfect desk height, providing a properly positioned, sturdy work surface in front of…

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Bizarre May 21, 2010 posted by

AnyBot QB – forget your Avatar, send in the Anybots

Having a bad hair day or chucking a sicky, but there’s a big meeting at work? Here’s your answer, the Anybot QB. That is if you don’t mind facing your boss facing something which looks like a vacuum cleaner paired with a rice cooker on wheels. From the comfort of your sick bed you just open up the laptop, launch your browser of choice and log on to your Anybot. From then on it’s a like a web cam on steroids….

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Awesome May 21, 2010 posted by

Asus 1005PE – the netbook which makes tablets look rather silly

Message to all those who think tablets will be the future of computing –  maybe not. I’ve been playing around with one of the new generation of netbooks for the past month, the Asus 1005PE, and it’s a revelation. What makes it exciting is not the performance, although it’s certainly good enough to get most tasks done on a day to day basis, or even the cool black ultra portable design. It’s the basic fact that with a battery life…

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