Apparently if you attach this little Smart Tube gizmo to your ordinary vacuum cleaner, it will turn it into a super-dooper cyclone model. Dear old Dyson must be happy. Neat idea though, eh? £20.00. ‘Fit SmartTube between the hose and cleaning head of your conventional vac, and suddenly you’ve got yourself a cyclonic cleaning machine. Cyclone-action brings three big benefits, the first of which is dramatically improved pick-up power. Next, because SmartTube acts as a filter, only negligible amounts of…Read More
Monthly Archives: August 2004
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Crib. Because your child will so enjoy sleeping in a thing that looks like it was ripped out of the San Quentin solitary confinement psychiatric ward. And look, just $1655.00 too. Golly!Read More
The Jam Bass. $199.98. Cool, but I wonder how hard it is to play? [Via MusicThing] ‘The world’s first musical instrument and MIDI controller enabling you to play bass and guitar independently at the same time…The Jam Bass is a wafer-thin neck back panel for guitars that duplicates the bottom E and A strings fret by fret, voiced an octave lower like a bass guitar. The strip then plugs into a circuit pack that generates 128 Bass Audio Voices and…Read More
Way to go.
The Wayfinder B110 Wireless Bicycle Compass. $44.95. ‘Using patented digital technology, the Wayfinder B110 compensates for the magnetic force of your bicycle, ensuring maximum compass accuracy regardless of bike model. The easy-to-read display shows bike speed in miles or kilometers per hour, compass direction, trip distance in miles or kilometers, and trip time.Read More
So, er, are gazing balls the new garden gnomes? ‘During the day, you can enjoy the mystical look of this deep indigo glass gazing ball as it stands on an ornate ivory-coloured pedestal. Then, as night falls, you’ll find it hard to look away as the fibre optic light within the ball starts to shimmer and glow. Powered by the sun, the ball is 24cm in diameter.”Read More
I’m trying to get my head around the Grokker2 search tool. More to the point I’m trying to work out why anyone would want to pay $49.00 for it. But hey, I’m willing to learn… ‘WELCOME TO THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION. At Groxis we’ve been trying to make web searching more powerful, more interesting, and more useful. Grokker2 lets you build cool visual maps of semantically organized search results from various search engines and data sources.’Read More
What’s strange is not how addictive Strip Creator is, but just how funny some of the amateur contributions are.Read More
Play misty for me.
Personal Portable Misting System. $59.95. Walking around in a cloud of water droplets is so romantic, don’t you think? ‘Lower the air temperature near your face and torso a full 30º—our personal air cooling system fits comfortably around your waist and keeps you cool for hours. After filling the 6 oz. reservoir with water, a quick touch of the ABS plastic sprayer releases a fine spray of water over the variable speed fan; water is then converted to a mist…Read More
The Scholl Ionic Rejuvenator. Total bliss for the tootsies? £50.00. ‘From the footcare experts at Scholl, a 21st century foot spa that works without water. This therapeutic gadget packs in six rejuvenating experiences for tired feet. First it generates million of ions which bathe the feet in ozone, helping to eliminate bacteria and reduce odour. Then it blows cool air streams to soothe feet and toes. An infrared heat pad focuses deep heat on the soles and toes while gentle…Read More
The Mini-K MP3 player is rather unremarkable save for a nifty mobile phone convergence feature. Not only will it hook up with your handset and mute on call to save you missing important conversations with your probation officer, but the headphones also incorporate a mic to make said conversation less one-sided. $49.95 ($89.60) ‘Only about the size of a matchbox, it’ll slip into even the most cramped pocket like a well-oiled old friend and the cunning mobile link cable means…Read More
BuzzNot Suspenders. Suspenders which are designed specifically to get you through airport security quicker? Things are becoming more surreal by the second. What next, plastic explosive? $19.85. ‘Metal-free BuzzNot Suspenders will get you through security quickly (and quietly). Made of top-quality 1½” elastic with a leather crosspatch, and strong-gripping plastic clips that won’t tear fabric, these comfortable suspenders offer stylish support and easy security checks. Machine washable.’Read More
What happens when you collect together the cream of the world’s automotive design engineers from the likes of Porsche, Bentley and GM, give them lots of cash and tell them to have fun? You get the Extreme Gravity Racing Series, that’s what. Also known as the Ultimate Soapbox Derby? ‘The Extreme Gravity Racing Series was borne from Don MaCallister’s vision of creating an exciting venue where corporate participants would come together for fun competitive gravity-powered races with portions of the…Read More
The Japanese are investing billions of Yen in cutting edge robot research, technology and AI and what do we come up with in response? Blo-Bot – The Inflatable Talking Robot. It’s not looking good peeps! $39.99. ‘He spins, he walks, he even talks – AND he carries things for you. The amazing new Blo-Bot inflatable R/C robot! The Blo-Bot is an extremely cute and chirpy little chap that will say anything you like, thanks to a built-in walkie-talkie. All you…Read More
Google RSS. Funky! ‘Serves you Google’s search results as RSS feed.’Read More
We are a camera.
We are a camera. A sign o’the times! ‘We are a camera building a picture of your world through your eyes. Upload one photo per day to add to our window on global humanity, stating time, location and comments. Use the menu below to search the database through other people’s eyes.’Read More