Monthly Archives: March 2011

Awesome March 28, 2011 posted by

Inventables – aka inventor’s heaven

Inventables is a new web store which is heaven, absolute heaven, for anyone with an ounce of creative inventorship in their blood. The site features a huge range of unusual and downright fascinating materials, which with a little imagination could transform your humble bedroom into a multi-million dollar business. Of course it’s never that simple is it, but even so I challenge anyone not to be inspired by products such as ‘hand moldable plastic’ or ‘powerless illuminating plastic’ or even…

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Bizarre March 28, 2011 posted by

Twimal reads your tweets aloud

Japan has the ability to think up some crazy gadgets, but at least eighty percent of them are usually adorable. Their products are also usually weird and animated in some way shape or form. An excellent example is the Twimal that will be hitting Japan March 31st. As much as we think America is freaking out about Twitter, Japan has definitely got us beat. Toy maker Takara Tomy has created this pet animal that will read your tweets for you….

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Twimal reads your tweets aloud
reprise March 27, 2011 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. iCorrect – the universal website for correcting media lies – iCorrect, where have you been all… YouTube updates their free video editor with a slew of new features – Need to make some quick edits on a… DIY Coin Block is perfect for Mario lovers – The first game I ever played was… Twist&Brush – For those of us that travel on…

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cool tech March 26, 2011 posted by

Oceanographer’s Video Camera – deep dive digital deluxe

This Oceanographer’s Video Camera is apparently the bee’s knees, or shark’s sideburns or something. The working bits are encased in super tough ABS and aluminium and it’s rated to keep shooting down to 300 feet of briny ocean. You can grab six hours of footage per session, as well as still shots, all in super high definition, and we’re figuring those lights will have you mistaken for a denizen of the deep in no time at all. Priced at an oxygen depriving…

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Awesome March 25, 2011 posted by

Minitronics: Survival Pack is perfect for the MacGyvers of the world

Do you do a lot of tinkering with electronics? If so, you probably find yourself in need of various resistors, capacitors, diodes and a host of other little bits from time to time. While it’s nice to have a bunch of extras at your workbench, sometimes you need them when you aren’t at home. That’s why there’s the Minitronics: Survival Pack. This awesome kit has over 60 components that you might need in a pinch, and they are all contained…

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Minitronics: Survival Pack is perfect for the MacGyvers of the world
Gadgets March 25, 2011 posted by

Rogue Grid puts your camera’s lighting exactly where you want it

Good photography can be difficult, as it always seems that you need the right equipment to pull off the perfect shot. Lighting tends to be the biggest obstacle, which means having the proper flash, reflectors, and other standing lights sometimes. If you’re trying to take a picture where you only want a small area lit up, with the rest being dark, that an be a hassle. The solution is once again to have the right stuff to work with. In…

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Rogue Grid puts your camera’s lighting exactly where you want it
hmm..interesting March 25, 2011 posted by

Aluminum Reinforced Laptop Bag keeps your notebook safe, without weighing a ton

If your laptop goes wherever you do, you know how important it is to have a good case. Normancies wants to make sure that your laptop is safe and sound, so they have created the Aluminum Reinforced Laptop Bag. As any good electronic device-carrying bag should be able to do, this can tote up to a 15 laptop, along with all the accessories and cords that come with it. Its also waterproofed and comes with an aluminum handle with will…

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Aluminum Reinforced Laptop Bag keeps your notebook safe, without weighing a ton
Bizarre March 25, 2011 posted by

Phone Croc – and our naff product of the week award goes to…

Um…so you’ve just spent upwards of $700 on a top class style icon smartphone. Do you rush out and buy a Phone Croc foam rubber ‘slipper’ holder and string it round your neck? Or do you resist the unbelievably strong temptation, and instead go with a grubby brown paper bag you picked out of a nearby dumpster? Hmm…let’s think about that…$3.24.  Unique foam rubber slipper shaped cell phone holder looks very cute . Makes it more convenient to carry your cell phone…

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future tech March 25, 2011 posted by

Digital Neck Pillow helps you sleep while on the road

Being on the road a lot means you may have to sleep in some less than comfortable areas such as a bus, plane, or train. Although the seats in these transportation vehicles may have been designed for the comfort of your back, the neck is almost always far too rigid and uncomfortable. The Digital Neck Pillow is here to save the day as it will adjust to suit your current needs and provide the soothing atmosphere you need to drift…

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Digital Neck Pillow helps you sleep while on the road
Eco Friendly March 25, 2011 posted by

Tree Trunk iPhone Dock

There are tons of different docking stations out there. Some may look like a cute animal, and others may look like a very modern alarm clock, but for those of us that miss that nature feel, the pickings are slim. Thankfully there are some people out there that like natural materials more than plastic and metal. The people over at Woodtec have created a docking station that will go great with log cabin homes that have a more natural feel….

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Tree Trunk iPhone Dock
Bookmark This! March 25, 2011 posted by

Slash n Grab – instant, detailed site search in a box

Hah, you think the Google interface is minimal? Slash n Grab provides a single box from where you can search any site for specific data using a forward slash / motif. So instead of having to go to Slashdot to use their search box to hunt for advocados, you just visit this service and enter in ‘slashdot.org/advocados’ and enjoy instant results to your fancy. Yeah I know you can do this in Google, but this is fast, neat and fun.  Slash…

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Bookmark This! March 25, 2011 posted by

goVideos – freeware gives you super simple access to the best YouTube videos around the world

goVideos is a really simple idea, which actually works. This freeware program provides nothing more than a super easy front end for YouTube videos, which lets you browse and instantly watch content in various categories with one click of the mouse. It sounds weird and a bit useless, but actually it works. Think of it as an instant meme watcher if nothing else, since the Most Viewed set gives you a global snapshot of all the top playing videos on YouTube at…

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hmm..interesting March 25, 2011 posted by

Pogoplug Beta lets you easily share files with almost any device connected to the web

If you have a couple of desktops, a laptop, a smartphone and perhaps a tablet, it can be rather difficult to keep track of all of your files between them. There’s nothing like whipping out your laptop, only to realize that the important file you were looking for resides on your desktop. I do my best to prevent this issue by keeping the majority of my files on a file server, which I can ftp into from anywhere. Such a…

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Pogoplug Beta lets you easily share files with almost any device connected to the web
Gadgets March 24, 2011 posted by

Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go flash drives are about as small as they can get

Flash drives are great, aren’t they? The little devices can hold a large amount of data, without taking up a lot of room. Well Verbatim seems to think that they need to be even smaller, because even ones that are an inch or two long are inconvenient. Their new Store ‘n’ Go USB Car Audio Storage drives are tiny, and meant to be as unobtrusive as possible. These little drives are about the same size as the receivers you’ll find…

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Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go flash drives are about as small as they can get
Mobile Tech March 24, 2011 posted by

Sprint Drive First locks down your phone when driving

Yesterday we posted about a Bluetooth receiver that would allow you to do such things as compose emails and update Facebook without using your hands. Some people think that even this is far too much of a distraction. It’s true that anything that takes your focus off of the road, even a little, can reduce your awareness and increase your chances to get in an accident. Well Sprint recognizes this, and has decided to offer a service to remove your…

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Sprint Drive First locks down your phone when driving