The Musicpole. A new musical instrument kinda like a slide guitar. But more retro-modern maybe? Plug it into your MIDI synth and off you go. Er…it looks as though you have to play it in capital letters too. $395.00. The MUSICPOLE is a brand new musical instrument. You don’t strike the keys of the MUSICPOLE like you would a piano, you stroke the keys like a slide guitar player. By sliding your thumb you can create all the different scales……Read More
Monthly Archives: June 2005
Soya so good.
The SojaMatic. Vegan juicer? From el Spain. €155.00. Designed specially for the soybean drink preparation, SojaMatic is a system integrated of beater, mixer and heater with a moderate electrical consumption. In few minutes it prepares vegetal fresh drinks…With SojaMatic we can have liquefied of soybean and other cereals like oats, the rice, as well as of dry fruits. Most important it is than they are prepared of fast form and we can enjoy a fresh drink all its nutritious wealth.Read More
Fire in the hole.
The Block. A fire without a place. Rather swish, doncha think? T’would go well in the Ferret’s bijou caravan. Priced, however, at a somewhat combustible A$5940.00. The BLOCK is a free standing fireplace designed to accept the EcoSmart flue less burner. The BLOCK is made of 8 different stone colours as simples.Read More
DIY flight simulator.
The DIY Flight Simulator. I’m sorry but some people have WAY too much time on their hands. And an unhealthily lustful appetite for work. It’s just not natural, know what I mean? Seven years of hard graft just to fly about a bit? Hmm, next life maybe. It took me 3 years to finish the cockpit – the first stage of the building process, to be precise. I had built all those switches and displays into their panels, and I…Read More
Audio Spotlight from Holosonics is a sound beam technology rather like HyperSonic, which means it lets you beam audio around a space as you would light. It’s directional sound, geddit? [Thanks Rainier] The first and only acoustic beam system that: Delivers clean, clear audio with ~1% distortion Uses zero-lag, realtime processing, making video synchronization simple Has proven long-term reliability, with public installations running for yearsRead More
Near Time Flow. A Mac collaborative content manager which looks interesting. $99.90 single user. Flow allows you to author, gather, organize, share and publish the information you rely on – from documents and correspondences to web pages, images and files – in an intelligent and integrated manner. Flow incorporates an elegant hypertext authoring system, a full-featured web browser, an RSS news reader, allowing most of your digital information needs to be met without ever leaving Flow.Read More
Welcome to The Red Ferret Journal – tantalisingly tasteful, tacky and taut tech trivia. Should The Ferret have competitions? Everyone else is running them, should we small mammals do likewise? Comment one way or another and we’ll decide. No comments are a vote for no. If we do go for it, we’ll have to find some suitably Ferrety type goodies to donate to the cause, won’t we?Read More
Video phone phun.
The Packet8 VoIP Video Phone. Is this the true future of Internet calling? The Internet, a warm drink and your loved ones beaming at you from across a continent – on a free or cheap call? $99.00 per phone on a subsidized calling plan ($499.00 otherwise). Review here.Read More
Suits you, it might.
The Supreme Darth Vader Costume. $999.00. Not to be confused with the cheapo Standard Darth Vader Costume (£39.95). Or indeed the fanatics only DIY version. Yikes. Re-created from Lucas Studios molds and patterns, the official Episode 3 Supreme Edition Darth Vader Costume raises the bar to a level rarely seen in costumes. Costume is complete with the 2-piece Supreme Edition Mask with helmet, armor, jumpsuit with quilted leather-look pants, sleeves, belt, codpiece and extra-full deluxe twill cape. The heavy-duty injection-molded…Read More
The Electric Marshmallow Toaster. Because twisting a stick is far too much like hard work. $18.00. Perfectly toasted marshmallows are only a push-button away with our automatic, hand-held rotisserie! This ingenious handy gadget features three revolving prongs so you can evenly cook three marshmallows at once over the heat source of your choice. So grab a bag, make your own s’mores or simply enjoy the gooey, sweet treats all by themselves — yum!Read More
World’s smallest helicopter?
Is this the world’s smallest Co-Axial Helicopter? Or Photoshop? [Update: oooh, it’s real. $30,000.00 for the kit. Thanks Ponyboy.] It can Carry On average a 70kg (155 lb.) pilot.It can fly approximately 1 hour on a 5-gallon tank of fuel.Its Engine is Two-stroke, air-cooled, 125cc, horizontally opposed. Two-cylinder.Its also radio controlled…Four independent engines enable normal flight to continue with one engine out. Emergency landing under full control is possible on two engines. Ballistic parachute provided above the mast.Read More
Jajah. A webphone pretender to the Skype crown. P2P, video phone, Skype/SIP compatible, SIP box/phone available, send SMS to mobiles, language translation for text, voice call to landline phones at reduced rates, conferencing, voicemail, call forwarding, customisable ringtones….shall I go on? Check it out, if only for the somewhat weird Australian and Austrian connection. What if I run out of credit? Will you just cut me off? No, we would never do that. The fair pay system guarantees that when…Read More
Trash & Treasure.
Trash & Treasure. Where there’s muck, there’s brass. Olde English proverb. Create and advertise your Garage Sales, Yard Sales and Rummage Sales online.Read More
Home a-roam phone.
The VoIP 500DP DECT Phone. Look ma, it’s an Internet phone, and a wireless DECT home phone. All in one rather ugly looking combo. But who cares, it’s brill and £96.91. Two Ethernet ports, SIP compatible, 8MB SDRAM, echo cancellation, PSTN, Caller ID, speakerphone and SMS send/receive. Yowsers!Read More
The Jet Car 2.5. See it’s a car, but it’s not a jet. Or to put it another way, it’s not a jet car at all. It’s just called a jet car, well, because that sounds good in board meetings. Or something. Anyway enough with the chat, cough up €34,475.00 ex tax for your 3 cylinder diesel and be done with it. The design of the internal space will communicate the experience of flying because of an expanded front shield…Read More