Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fun & Games June 28, 2011 posted by

Mr. Bump Off The Wall Alarm Clock

In the morning, waking up to an alarm clock can be the most frustrating thing in the world. We try shaking our alarms, throwing them, and yelling at them, hoping theyíll give us just five more minutes. The Mr. Bump Alarm Clock is probably the best way to wake up, and take out your morning aggression at the world. (Especially for those pesky Mondays!) Mr. Bump looks as though he comes from the Roger Hargreaves Mr. Men/Little Miss series. He…

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Mr. Bump Off The Wall Alarm Clock
general June 28, 2011 posted by

Light Switch Sticky Notes

Writing sticky notes for an upcoming task or grocery list can be helpful if you have a bad memory. Putting that sticky note in a place that you will remember it though, is a completely different story. There are places like the fridge and bathroom that we see on a regular basis, but the fridge can easily be overrun, and the bathroom is not a place for notes. The Switch Sticky Notes address the only place of the house we…

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Light Switch Sticky Notes
Gadgets June 28, 2011 posted by

Hand Powered Espresso Maker lets you have your caffeine fix, no matter where you are

Getting a nice hot cup of espresso can be the best part of your day, but if youíre stuck out in the wild, thatís not going to happen. If you planned a camping trip, but found out that electricity wonít be available to produce your favorite caffeinated drink, you may want to look into this Hand Powered Espresso Maker. All you would need is to have some hot water on hand, and the grounds beans to make a delicious hot…

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Hand Powered Espresso Maker lets you have your caffeine fix, no matter where you are
Fun & Games June 27, 2011 posted by

You’re so vain, you probably think this Vanity Mirror Watch is for you

We all get a little concerned about what we look like throughout the day. However, finding a reflective surface that you can see your reflection in without getting caught can be difficult at times. The Vanity Mirror Watch is the perfect way to nonchalantly make sure there arenít any bats in the cave or giant green monsters on your teeth. A platinum style watch with a polished mirror face may not be that interesting to those who donít care as…

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You’re so vain, you probably think this Vanity Mirror Watch is for you
heh heh! June 27, 2011 posted by

Aikiou Cat Stimulo Feeding Station makes your cat work for its food

If you currently own or have ever owned a cat, you know that at least once a day, they flip out with a toy. They hide toys all over the house, can destroy furniture if they have claws, and sneak up on dust bunnies. Though it may seem a little strange to us, cats would normally hunt for their food out in the wild, so to fulfill those urges, they go on hyper mode around the house and hunt down…

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Aikiou Cat Stimulo Feeding Station makes your cat work for its food
Free Software June 27, 2011 posted by

MagicPrefs gives you more control over your multitouch trackpad

One of the things I love about my MacBook is the multitouch trackpad. I can do a number of things just by swiping with a set number of fingers in a specific manner. While I can pretty much accomplish anything I want in this manner, Apple doesn’t quite give you full control over the gestures and what each of them is set to do. Thankfully there is software out there that can do this for you. MagicPrefs does more than…

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MagicPrefs gives you more control over your multitouch trackpad
Gadgets June 27, 2011 posted by

PadTab Wall Mount puts your tablet on the wall

Tablets have the ability to do just about everything. You can cook recipes in the kitchen, read a book while exercising, or watch a movie before bed, all with one device. It can however be a little frustrating to make it stay upright. The best way to make it stationary would be to attach it to the wall, which was a bad idea, until now. The PadTab iPad Wall Mount is designed to be an easy way to put your…

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PadTab Wall Mount puts your tablet on the wall
diy June 27, 2011 posted by

Clean your keyboard in the dishwasher

Look down at your keyboard. There’s a good chance that it is the dirtiest thing in your room. It’s possible that it is even one of the dirtiest objects in your entire house. Think about it, how many things have you touched shortly before typing something? When was the last time you actually took the time to really clean it? Most people do little more than wipe off their keyboards with some sort of cleaning wipe. While that can disinfect…

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Clean your keyboard in the dishwasher
cool tech June 27, 2011 posted by

Power Snorkel takes snorkeling to new depths

Snorkeling and scuba diving are both excellent aquatic activities. Although, these two very different ways of experiencing an underwater world seem to be at very opposite ends of the spectrum, with no in-between. Snorkels make sure that you stay near the surface of the water, but a scuba suit makes you feel as though you should be trying to find lost treasure at the depths of the ocean. A wonderful in between would be the Power Snorkel. This floating air…

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Power Snorkel takes snorkeling to new depths
reprise June 26, 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. Emergency Cufflinks sound like something James Bond would carry in his wallet – I can’t recall many times where I… MeetWays helps you find the best halfway point to meet someone – We’ve all been there. A friend… Erbe Planter/Grill combines grilling and gardening, for some reason – I’m all for the idea of combining… Use JuiceDefender to extend the battery life…

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Gadgets June 25, 2011 posted by

Rymble – the emotional Internet object

The Rymble is a small device which seems to come from the same universe which spawned the Nabaztag Internet connected rabbit thingy. In this universe we all have a desperate need to move away from the computer screen and receive our Internet input from cutesy little gadgets which move, blink and make noises when anything ‘significant’ happens. Me, I’m not totally convinced.   All this blinking and chiming may seem like a good idea, but to be honest it kind of…

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Recommended June 25, 2011 posted by

New bigger-screen Boogie Board makes “to do’s” so much more fun!

If you’re a post-it note fiend (and who isn’t these days!), you’ll want to migrate gently over to the new, larger-screened Boogie Board LCD writing tablet. I’d tested out the original Boogie Board last year and have loved how easy it is to use and how it helps me stay organized and more productive. The new version offers twice the writing space of the original – at 10.50 x 6.88 x 0.45-inch (267 x 175 x 11 mm) in size…

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New bigger-screen Boogie Board makes “to do’s” so much more fun!
Recommended June 24, 2011 posted by

New Jersey engineering students work on Heat Wave device to stave off battlefield hypothermia

Casualties on the battlefield involve blood loss due to trauma. When hypothermia sets in, a soldier’s survival rate plummets by 25 percent. Biomedical engineering students from New Jersey’s Stevens Institute of Technology are working on a blood warming device called Heat Wave that would be a real lifesaver. The standard approach to warming hypothermic soldiers includes warm wool blankets and IV drips, which can take up to 16 hours to raise the body’s core temperature. If lab tests prove true,…

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New Jersey engineering students work on Heat Wave device to stave off battlefield hypothermia
Gadgets June 24, 2011 posted by

Hockey Puck Clock – celebrate the ice warrior lifestyle

The Hockey Puck Clock is crafted from a real live ice hockey puck, and adorned with some nixie tubes and LEDs for the hours. Kind of a cool gift for the hockey lover in your family, especially if they’re into quirky.  $85.00.    A more whimsical design – milled from an official ice hockey puck! 12 LEDs indicate the hour like an analog clock’s hour hand. Two IN-12 nixie tubes show the minutes. Comes complete with stand. It has a…

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Awesome June 24, 2011 posted by

Team Fortress 2 – now free to play for ever

You’ve got to admire the guys at game maker Valve. They’ve just declared that the classic and extremely popular online game Team Fortress 2 will be free of charge from now on. For ever. No ads, no pay to win, just free. It’s deucedly clever. For one thing, the title, although massively popular (i.e. part of the most beloved game franchise of all time) is getting a bit old now, so what better way to give it a flip and…

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