Monthly Archives: June 2011

Fun & Games June 16, 2011 posted by

Fool your friends with the Prank Calculator

I’m the type of person that likes to have a bit of harmless fun at other people’s expense. Naturally, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite days of the year. Of course, that’s not the only time that silly pranks are warranted. They say that laughter is the best medicine, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to give people their daily dose. One fun gadget that can help you get a laugh or two is this Prank…

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Fool your friends with the Prank Calculator
general June 16, 2011 posted by

Hookeychain Magnet keeps your keys in plain sight

Sometimes I wonder about how much time is wasted on silly things like trying to locate a lost item. Things like your TV remote, cell phone and car keys all have a way of mysteriously disappearing when you need them most. Thankfully there are a number of gadgets that help you track down these elusive things, but wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t lose them in the first place? This Hookeychain Magnet key ring was designed to not be…

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Hookeychain Magnet keeps your keys in plain sight
Bookmark This! June 16, 2011 posted by

SpringPublisher – freeware lets you design and print business cards, flyers etc

Spring Publisher is a freeware program designed to let you create fancy looking business cards, flyers and other printed stuff on your computer. Back in the day this kind of thing was called desktop publishing. Now it’s probably marketed as a social networking facilitator. The free version won’t offer high resolution 350dpi output, but if you’re happy with 180dpi, you’ll be fine. Definitely worth a look if you need quick and dirty design and layout.  SpringPublisher is a professional and easy…

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but is it art? June 16, 2011 posted by

Rotobotmouse – steampunk mouse is…punk

These wireless Rotobotmouses from Aaron Ristau may look very exotic but they’re actually based around conventional Logitech optical mice innards. That means they should work rather well. Priced at $180 a meece and handmade to order with a 30 day turnaround. Bemuse your friends!    Specific character keys, colors, and other features are available. The AA battery runs for several months and is accessible by 4 simple screws on the bottom. Tags: gadget, rotobotmouse, steampunk

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Fun & Games June 15, 2011 posted by

Xploderz Water Pellet Gun

Iíve always wanted to play paintball, but was a little bit too afraid of being left with welts and discolored skin from the paint. Squirt guns were always the better route, but it just got old after a little while. Finding the Xploderz guns that look very similar to the Nerf product line was a very pleasant surprise. These guns fire a special type of non-toxic ammo that is a super absorbent polymer which is made up of acrylic acid,…

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Xploderz Water Pellet Gun
Cool Web Apps & Sites June 15, 2011 posted by

WhenToTweet lets you know when your Twitter followers are most active

Despite being the most connected person I know (and spending a majority of my time on the internet) I actually don’t care much for social networking. Twitter is one service that still baffles me to this day. I get that there are some uses for it, but for the average person, I just don’t think that there is much of a point. Needless to day, despite my thoughts on the matter, millions of people use it, and many want to…

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WhenToTweet lets you know when your Twitter followers are most active
Gadgets June 15, 2011 posted by

My Little Steamer makes sure that your clothes are always nice and neat

Keeping up with laundry can be a nightmare. Itís quite difficult to remember to get it folded right out of the dryer so it doesnít wrinkle. If you have to have wrinkle-free clothes quickly and donít want to pull out an iron, My Little Steamer may become your new best friend. This small, blue, hand-held steamer will heat up in 2-3 minutes and will get a nice flow of steam going for about 14 minutes. You can finally get your…

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My Little Steamer makes sure that your clothes are always nice and neat
Gadgets June 15, 2011 posted by

Mili iPhone Projector 2 lets you share YouTube videos anywhere

Watching YouTube videos on your iPhone is always a fun way to pass the time. However, if you want anyone else to see whatís happening on your screen, it can be very difficult for everyone to be able to see and hear whatís going on. Seeing as the iPhone wasnít made with a built-in projector, why not get the Mili iPhone Projector 2? This little stand and projector combo can project images up to 70Ē across. It also works with…

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Mili iPhone Projector 2 lets you share YouTube videos anywhere
diy June 15, 2011 posted by

Make a phone-line powered flashlight for when the power goes out

Whenever the power goes out, I tend to reach for my phone to use as a temporary flashlight. I then begin the hunt for real flashlights and candles. Unfortunately, I rarely remember to purchase candles and batteries when I’m at the store, so I usually have to ride out the storm with almost no light. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a light that would work, even if the power was off, and didn’t require batteries? Believe it or…

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Make a phone-line powered flashlight for when the power goes out
but is it art? June 15, 2011 posted by

LEGO-Making Machine Made Of LEGOs

If you donít already have enough LEGOs in your life, why donít you make LEGOs in a machine made of LEGOs so you can play with LEGOs while you build with LEGOs? This whole machine is just about as mind-blowing as you can get when it comes to playing with these little building blocks. This Molding Machine made by LEGO can only be purchased on the factory tour in Denmark, but this may well be worth the trip. This set…

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LEGO-Making Machine Made Of LEGOs
Bizarre June 14, 2011 posted by

Wake Up Workout Clock starts your day with exercise

There are very few people I know of that enjoy waking up in the morning and working out. If you have ever wanted to wake up and immediately work out, but need a little extra help, you may want to look into getting the Wake Up Workout. Although, once you find out what it is, you may be too scared to actually get it. This horrifying device is an alarm clock that is designed to make you do 30 bicep…

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Wake Up Workout Clock starts your day with exercise
Free Software June 14, 2011 posted by

Be more productive with scheduled breaks using Breaker

If you spend all day working on your computer, it can be easy to lose yourself in the task at hand. However, it’s also easy to get distracted and lose focus by checking your email, Facebook, etc. So how do you make sure that you stay on task, while giving your mind a much-needed break now and then? Well, one method that seems to work involves taking a five minute break after every 25 minutes of work, and then a…

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Be more productive with scheduled breaks using Breaker
Gadgets June 14, 2011 posted by

Polish those old 45’s with this Record Cleaning Machine

If you are a fan of records, but fear that they may be getting too old or scratched up, you might want to look into a record cleaner. The VPI HW-16.5 is an effective way to keep your records in their best condition and keep them lasting longer, without a lot of work on your end. Not to mention that your needle will also see a lot less wear and tear when itís not trying to trudge through muck on…

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Polish those old 45’s with this Record Cleaning Machine
Gadgets June 14, 2011 posted by

HandyShell iPad 2 Case

Weíre all looking for a case for our iPad that is going to be comfortable for us to hold, but also have functionality beyond a regular case. Seeing as the iPad can be kind of hard to just set to the side, a protective covering such as the HandyShell would be ideal so you can hang it up on a hook or prop it up. This case is made out of polyurethane and polycarbonate housing that will give you all…

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HandyShell iPad 2 Case
diy June 14, 2011 posted by

Make your PC case more cable-friendly with this DIY tip

If you’ve ever assembled your own PC, you’ve no doubt discovered just how many cables there are on the inside. I’m the type of person that will spend a half hour routing wires so that the end result is as clean and free of clutter as possible. It helps when the case I’m working with has holes for cable management. Unfortunately not all cases have these, and if you don’t have the budget for a new chassis, you’re stuck with…

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Make your PC case more cable-friendly with this DIY tip