Monthly Archives: July 2010

Gadgets July 31, 2010 posted by

Hello Kitty Stiletto Phone – talk to the toes, ’cause the ears ain’t listenin’

This Hello Kitty Stiletto Phone should be pink enough and awkward enough to use for any rebellious youth. Alternatively it could be a rather effective way to cut down on teenage midnight chats. There’s a kind of poetry in that, right? $28.89.  You think this is a beautiful high-heel shoe? In fact it just a vivid cartoon workmanship telephone! Novelties give fun for your life. Just think about how people amazed when they saw you holding a high-heel shoe stick…

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cool tech July 30, 2010 posted by

AR.Drone Quadricopter – built in WiFi, twin cameras spells…fun

This AR.Drone Quadricopter comes with on-board WiFi and two cameras, which means you can pilot it and view the video image from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The thing even features augmented reality code to let you play games with air-to-air missiles and such. Oooh, I hear you say. $299.99.    With its built-in Wi-Fi system, you can control the AR.Drone using the built-in accelerometer in your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad device. On-board cameras (one forward facing, one…

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cool tech July 30, 2010 posted by

Deluxe Mini Fridge-Warmer – cool cool box, cools stuff too

These mini fridges are getting too cool for words. Arf! This Deluxe Mini Fridge-Warmer comes with a digital thermostat, in-car power adapter, interior light and a nice friendly see-through panel to watch your foodstuffs and drinks chill. Or warm up. Holds a fair bit too. $99.99.  This heavily portable, 20 liter capacity, mini fridge features a digital LCD display with the current inside temperature so you can rest assured your bottle of Bawls is cold. You can optionally warm that…

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Fun & Games July 30, 2010 posted by

Nimble Noggin Challenge – how steady are your hands, Eddy?

The Nimble Noggin Challenge is a simple ‘steady through the wire maze’ game, no batteries required. Just a lot of patience. Not something to play with the kids the morning after the night before, perhaps. $34.95.  Children simply turn the crank to power up the robot’s internal dynamo, then pass a metal wand over the twists of the antenna. If the metal surfaces make contact, they complete an electronic circuit, making the android buzz and flash his lights in robotic reproof–providing…

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Bizarre July 30, 2010 posted by

Stool Money Box – …?

Stool Money Box. Does anyone else find it a little strange that somewhere on this planet, someone thought that designing a piggy bank to look like a large brown pile of excrement would be, like…a *good* idea? That it would perhaps encourage saving? $35.09. We particularly enjoy their description sign off –  ‘it is very lovely’. Weird weird.  It is a money pot like the stool! It is have a comfortable feel and a fashion accessories. This unique money saving box is perfect for…

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Bookmark This! July 30, 2010 posted by

Solar Powered Wireless Webcam – keeping tabs on remote places 24/7

Iain Barclay bought a field one day. And wanted some way to look at it, when he wasn’t there. So he went ahead and built himself a clever Solar Powered Wireless Webcam –  which he calls a FieldCam –  using some off the shelf parts, a 3G cellular phone dongle and router, and a custom circuit board. The result is very cool. He’s stuck the box in the field, and set it up to trickle charge constantly, and power up the…

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Calimero Skype Launcher – freeware lets you run multiple Skype accounts on your PC

Calimero Skype Launcher is a freeware program that lets you run multiple Skype accounts on your computer simultaneously. Why? Well you may have a number of Skype accounts for business, pleasure and points in between, and now you can have them all running at once in case you’re expecting urgent calls. Or something. Needs Skype 4.0 or later.   You must have installed Skype version 4.0 or later. Stand-alone application, no installation is needed. Folder with CalimSkypeLauncher can be placed…

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Shutter Scouts – the online personal assistant for photographers

Shutter Scouts is an interesting new online service which provides a place where photographers can store their favourite scene info, grab accurate weather forecasts for a shoot location and get help with choosing a location based on a number of criteria.   It’s currently a work in progress (i.e. not yet in beta) but if you’re someone who is driven by perfect photo conditions, this could be a useful place to start.  Shutter Scouts acts like a smart notebook for…

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Fun & Games July 29, 2010 posted by

3rd Space Trigger Gaming Vest – feel it as you play it…

This 3rd Space Trigger Gaming Vest is a new system which adds force feedback to games consoles like the PS3, XBox and Wii. The system packs eight compressed air sensors into a vest which activate when triggered by video game action. Get shot and feel the impact, get blown up and feel even more. The new box uses the same tech as the original PC USB vest, but now has  the ability to work with your TV and games console. This is what they call…

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Gadgets July 29, 2010 posted by

Grace Tuner WiFi Radio – wireless radio beams it all

This Grace Tuner WiFi Radio delivers over 50,000 Internet radio stations from the world to your ear-lugs. Podcasts, Pandora, Live365, Sirius and Reciva Internet stations are all there, as well as the ability to stream music directly to your home hi-fi system from your PC or Mac. Oh and it also contains a standard FM radio and doubles up as a radio alarm clock. $219.99 (and you’ll need your own speakers).  Plug it in, turn it on and enjoy a…

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cool tech July 29, 2010 posted by

Urbanlit-e 1603 Electric Folding Bicycle – light, small, zippy dippy

This new Urbanlit-e 1603 Electric Bicycle is a Chinese model which actually looks decent, comes with a reasonable spec and appears to come with a reasonable weight of just 19kg all in. Judging from the photos it won’t fold into a very small package, but it’s probably enough to cram into a car when needed. Range is 35km, charging time 5 –  7 hours, and the low price of £646.25 reflects the fact that it’s using a cheaper brush type motor…

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Keyboard LEDs – freeware gives you a taskbar capslock indicator

Keyboard LEDs is a freeware program which gives you a quick and easy visual indication in your taskbar when the CAPSLOCK, NUMLOCK or SCROLL LOCK keys are on. This can save time, hassle and prevent the annoying typing of incorrect letters when you’re in a hurry. Useful, especially if your netbook or laptop doesn’t have physical indicators.  Some new model of notebooks, netbooks and cordless keyboards have no indicators for Caps Lock, and Num Lock. Indicator of Scroll lock disappeared almost…

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Filevo – free fast file hosting and download

Filevo is a new free file hosting and download service. The free (registration) version gives up to 1GB file size upload with unlimited downloads at up to 4Mb/s speeds. Which means it’s fast and useful, and a solid competitor for services like YouSendit or Rapidshare. Totally anonymous users get a max of 200MB upload and 1GB daily download limit, which is plenty enough for quickly sharing a document with a colleague on the fly. The service also links with BitTorrent…

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Public Domain Clipart – 25,000 pieces and growing

The Public Domain Clipart site offers 25,000 pieces of free clipart for you to use on projects as you will. No registration needed, just hop over there, do a search and download. Easy.  PDClipart.org is a HUGE collection of public domain clip art. The collection is FREE and NO REGISTRATION is required. We hope you find the clip art useful for your documents and projects. ENJOY! Tags: public+domain+clipart, clipart

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Bizarre July 29, 2010 posted by

Toy Traveling – global travel agents for toys

Toy Traveling is the world’s first travel agent for toys. That’s right, you can now send your toys off traveling around the world free from worry and safe in the knowledge they’ll be looked after every step of the way. For prices starting at 90 Euros, your precious stuffed thingie will get a passport and be sent off to an exotic location (well…Prague). They’ll then send you daily emails, get a profile on Facebook and take lots of touristy photos before…

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