Monthly Archives: July 2011

reprise July 31, 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. Make your paper airplanes soar with this electric conversion kit – Back in grade school, there was… H2O Interval Swim System lets you use your iPod Shuffle underwater – Having speakers by your pool is… QuickForget allows you to send anonymous self-destructing messages – When I was a kid, I loved to watch… J!NS Moisture Glasses keep your eyes from drying out…

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Gadgets July 30, 2011 posted by

Paper Plane Conversion Kit – turning eco into undo

This Paper Plane Conversion Kit turns your elegant, beautifully crafted, ultimately eco paper aircraft into an electric powered rechargeable workhorse. Of course when we say workhorse we mean anti-butterfly. Anyhoo, for a 20 second charge you’ll get over 90 seconds of flight, but if the trajectory is anything like the usual one we get from our paper craft, expect tears as it smashes into the local terrain repeatedly and destructively. $17.49.  Make a paper airplane from any 8.5×11 or A4 copier…

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Fun & Games July 29, 2011 posted by

Slip ‘N Slide Knee-Hockey Rink

Slip ‘N Slides are good fun and all, but they require you to keep running back to the start and jump down the slide again. If you’re looking for something that’s going to keep you sliding around in the water during the summer, you might want to consider the Slip ‘N Slide Knee-Hockey Rink. This version of the popular slide is set up like a large hockey rink (as the name would imply). The difference is that instead of playing…

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Slip ‘N Slide Knee-Hockey Rink
music July 29, 2011 posted by

Use MiniLyrics to display song lyrics with your music

When listing to music, it is only natural to want to sing along. However, this can be rather difficult if you don’t know all of the words. Sure, there are plenty of sites out there that let you search through lyrics, but they tend to be full of annoying ads and such. If you find yourself looking for these words very often, you might look into a piece of software called MiniLyrics. MiniLyrics is an add-on that works with a…

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Use MiniLyrics to display song lyrics with your music
but is it art? July 29, 2011 posted by

McIntosh Mantle Clock looks like an amp

There are some products out there that are unique and interesting in their own way. When that item runs a $1500 price tag, you expect it to be top of the line with lots of attention to detail. The McIntosh MCLK12 Mantle Clock owns up to most all of the expectations you could have for a clock that resembles an amp. This clock is built to the exact same size as the faceplate and meters of the actual amps, and…

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McIntosh Mantle Clock looks like an amp
Gadgets July 29, 2011 posted by

isostick looks just like an optical drive to your PC

I remember a few years back when I loathed having to use a floppy disk for anything. Once in a great while I’d encounter someone that desperately needed to get files off of their old disks. My favorite was trying to install Windows XP on a SATA drive. Well, I’ve discovered that I’m starting to get that same feeling about optical discs. It’s not quite so bad, but I try my best to avoid using one. Most of my software…

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isostick looks just like an optical drive to your PC
diy July 29, 2011 posted by

DIY Desk Lamp lets you build your own light

There’s something wonderful about building something with your own two hands. Sure, you could probably buy something nicer at the store, but it won’t give you the same sense of satisfaction. If you’re not exactly a DIY master, you might consider starting small, with a kit that gives you everything you need. This DIY Woodcraft + Desktop Lamp would be perfect. This interesting lamp stands about 2 feet tall, and not only moves up and down, but also rolls around…

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DIY Desk Lamp lets you build your own light
hmm..interesting July 29, 2011 posted by

Magnetic Switch Cover

Remembering to turn of the lights and grabbing your keys on the way out the door can be a little difficult at times. I can’t even think of how many times I have locked myself out my home because I walked out key-less. Jake Frey must have had similar problems, but unlike me, he took action to help himself remember both to turn off the lights before leaving, and to make sure he had his keys. The Magnetic Switch Cover…

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Magnetic Switch Cover
hmm..interesting July 28, 2011 posted by

BinderPad lets you carry your tablet in a 3 ring binder

When you’re in school, there are generally a lot of things you need to carry with you to your classes. Books, notebooks, writing utensils, a calculator, laptop, and who knows what else. Naturally, you’re going to want to consolodate things as much as possible. One thing you can do is replace your laptop, and possibly your books with a tablet. Of course, you’re going to want to carry it in some sort of fancy protective case, lest something happen to…

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BinderPad lets you carry your tablet in a 3 ring binder
Bizarre July 28, 2011 posted by

Elite750 – The most expensive (and pointless) email address

How many email addresses do you have? I’ve got a number that I use (and more that I’ve no doubt forgotten), though my Gmail account is my reliable everyday address. I got in on it early, so I have a pretty decent address. However, having a short Gmail address isn’t exactly prestigious. If you want an address that sets you apart, you should check out Elite750. By registering for an email address at this site, you’re letting the world know…

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Elite750 – The most expensive (and pointless) email address
Eco Friendly July 28, 2011 posted by

Flush Puppies let you flush your dog’s waste

When you take your dog on walks, it’s important to clean up after them. Just think about it, how many times have you been happy to step in a pile of dog poo? I’m pretty sure that everyone feels about the same way when it happens. That’s why you should have a method of disposing of the little presents your pooch leaves behind. The question is what to do with the little bags when you get home. It’s not like…

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Flush Puppies let you flush your dog’s waste
Fun & Games July 28, 2011 posted by

FroliCat BOLT entertains your cat so you don’t have to

Sometimes TV and video games just aren’t entertaining enough. Sure you could pull out a book, or be really productive with all that house cleaning you’ve always promised yourself that you’d get to, but why not instead buy a toy for your cat that will entertain you, and keep your cat from derping out around the house? The most obvious choice of weapon to mess with your cat is a laser pointer or a flashlight, but keeping the light moving…

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FroliCat BOLT entertains your cat so you don’t have to
diy July 28, 2011 posted by

Desktop Email Notification Bell

There is a very distinct difference between a digital sound coming from your computer, and another that is being produced from an actual instrument. Sure you can have a “bell tone” to give you a heads up if a message pops up, but what if you could actually have a bell go off every time you got a message? Instructables has once again given us a project that will make sure we’re aware when any new notifications come up. Using…

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Desktop Email Notification Bell
Fun & Games July 28, 2011 posted by

Stupid Toaster lives up to its name

Making toast is one of the easiest things to do in the kitchen, aside from pouring a glass of milk. The most complicated part is setting the knob to select just how brown you want your bread to be. So why not liven up your toast-making experience by getting a machine that puts something funny on your toasted bread? This aptly-named Stupid Toaster appears to be aimed at the female population, as it can burn things like “Drama Queen” or…

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Stupid Toaster lives up to its name
Mobile Tech July 27, 2011 posted by

Aviiq Portable Charging Station helps you charge your gadgets on the go

When I travel, I have a number of gadgets that I bring with me. A laptop, cell phone, tablet and a few others are all must-haves, depending on where I’m headed and for how long. Naturally, all of them require power to function, which means carrying a bunch of different charging cables. It also means trying to find enough outlets in the hotel room to get power to everything. This new Aviiq Portable Charging Station aims to help with both…

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Aviiq Portable Charging Station helps you charge your gadgets on the go
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