Monthly Archives: June 2010

Gadgets June 22, 2010 posted by

Dry-All Wet Cellphone Emergency Kit – the restoration kit for a soggy handset

The Dry-All Wet Cellphone Emergency Kit is a potential lifesaver if you’ve dropped your handset into water, coffee, soda or whatever. As long as it’s not running at the time of course. Just take out the battery and pop the handset into the Dry-All zip bag containing a de-humidifying agent, wait 48 hours and your phone should be good and dry and ready to use again. Probably much better than sticking the thing in an oven, right? $19.99.    Everyone gets…

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Bookmark This! June 22, 2010 posted by

JaBack – cool automatic backup freeware is fully featured

JaBack is a very cool free backup program which offers a nice set of features as standard. Not only will it synchronize folders automatically (useful for keeping an important folder backup up on the fly) but it also comes with a really sophisticated scheduler, which makes it a cinch to set up complex or simple archiving routines for your files and folders. The user interface is great, lovely and clean, and the functionality works well. Because it backs up to…

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huh..? June 22, 2010 posted by

Strand Craft 122 – buy boat, get V12 supercar for free

This Strand Craft 122 concept luxury speedboat yacht hybrid will apparently cost $17 million when built, travel at 50 knots and come complete with a free V12 supercar which you can fit into the rear luggage compartment. Something for Russian oligarchs and Middle Eastern oil barons only perhaps? Tags: strand+craft+122, exotic, luxury

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Awesome June 22, 2010 posted by

Live Train Map of London Underground – watch them all move

This Live Train Map of the London Underground tracks every train on the network in real time and is awesome. Watching the little dots moving around the map is entrancing, and pretty useful if you’re expecting to catch one of them in 2 minutes time. Thank you Mr Somverville (and for your national rail network version).  This map shows all trains currently on approach to a particular station. The yellow pins are stations (click for a local map of that station),…

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Recommended June 22, 2010 posted by

RavenWindow – the latest in energy efficient windows

In the United States, buildings consume approximately 39% of the country’s energy and 68% of its electricity. To help reduce this RavenBrick have come up with RavenWindow, a “smart window” that automatically changes to reduce or increase the amount of light that passes through it depending on the temperature. RavenWindow can increase a building’s energy efficiency up to 40%, instantly changing to a dark tint on hot sunny days or shifting to a neutral, transparent view on cooler days to…

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RavenWindow – the latest in energy efficient windows
Gadgets June 21, 2010 posted by

Three Colour Pop Up Flash Diffuser – Colour your world

Sure, it looks like a slab of tripe stuck on your camera, but this Three Colour Pop Up Flash Diffuser looks like a vaguely good idea. The mount clips into your hot shoe holding the pimply bit in front of the flash. It comes in white, orange and blue, just like sunlight, and should help your fill flash approximate the ambient. Best of all, it’s a bargain at US$10. Flash Diffuser comes with Yellow, Blue and White Colors, which can…

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Three Colour Pop Up Flash Diffuser – Colour your world
Gadgets June 21, 2010 posted by

Ryobi ONE+ Radio – extra long life battery radio for the workshop

This Ryobi ONE+ Radio plugs into your power tool battery pack and lets you listen to FM or Line In music players in all those macho places that wimpy iPods can’t handle. It also looks like it was designed by a 13 year old with an Etch-a-Sketch, which is something we simply cannot ignore. Glorious. $29.97.  The One+ Radio can be used anywhere–jobsite, tailgating, workshop, or boating. Digital tuning with auto seek allows quick channel changes. The Auxiliary input accepts…

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Gadgets June 21, 2010 posted by

Dual SIM Watch Phone – Dick, meet Tracy

How on earth do they cram two SIM card slots into one small Q8 Watch Phone? It’s quad band, supports all the usual yada, yada like Bluetooth, 2 mp camera, video, MP3 and microSD, but where do they put them slots?  $127.25.  Network: GSM850/900/1800/1900mHz # Screen: 1.33 inch touch-screen supports full-screen handwriting input # Ringtone: 64 chord # Ringtone format: mp3, midi # Bluetooth: support Bluetooth 2.0 # Vibration: support incoming call vibration… Tags: gadget, q8+watch+phone, mobile+phone

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Eco Friendly June 21, 2010 posted by

Solar Keyhole Light – say goodbye to the tired and emotional fumbles

This Solar Keyhole Light charges up from the sun (no really) and comes on for 15 seconds when it detects your pathetic inept attempts to insert key into lock late at night. In that regard it’s probably better than the other half opening the door with a solar powered scowl. $7.99.   Tired of fumbling in the dark, trying to find and fit your key in the door lock? Solar light fits right over the lock, helping you find and…

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Bizarre June 21, 2010 posted by

Mini Tumble Dryer – no more soggy hankie blues

This Hobbit sized Mini Tumble Dryer is hilarious, since it looks as though it can literally only cope with a couple of handkerchiefs and a dishcloth. The only thing that would make it better is if it was USB powered, but alas it’s not. Frodo *will* be disappointed. £99.99.  The ideal solution for those with only limited space or who don’t need a full sized drier. This compact tumble drier measures a mere H50 x W19 x D13cm, yet it takes loads of up…

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Bookmark This! June 21, 2010 posted by

Nevitium – cool powerful freeware invoicing program

The free Nevitium invoicing program is the antidote to all those complex bloatware commercial programs on the market, although it certainly doesn’t scrimp on features. It comes with full internationalisation, payment tracking, statements, packing slips, and outstanding invoice reports. It also supports barcode and address label printing and works on Linux, Windows and Mac. Nice one!  The whole purpose and focus of Nevitium is simple. Provide the tools a business manager needs to service their customers in a professional and competent manner while allowing…

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Eco Friendly June 21, 2010 posted by

PretonSaver Home – save up to 70% on your printer ink costs

PretonSaver Home is a new commercial software program which apparently can save you up to 70% of your printer ink costs by reducing the amount of pixels you print without destroying print quality. The idea of print optimisation is not new of course, we’ve featured the freeware GreenPrint before, but this is the first time I can remember a program supporting both inkjet and laser. The full version costs $34.99, so really only high volume print users will find this attractive,…

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Bookmark This! June 21, 2010 posted by

CrowdSpring – the DIY creative marketplace

CrowdSpring is a DIY design and content marketplace for logos, graphic design and writing. Clients post their requirements as projects, and the 60000+ strong community bid for the jobs they fancy. The projects range from website designs to advertising copy and print and T-shirt design, so there’s a wide range of ways for creative types to earn money. You pay $39 to list your project, plus the cost of whatever you offer of course, and the service also takes a 15%…

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