CopyPod. Backup and recovery for your iPod. $19.95 (extra for VideoPod version). You are one click away from retrieving your music, ratings, playlists, playcounts to your PC. CopyPod is a lifesaver when sending your iPod for repair, in cases of computer/hard drive crash, or just to backup up to a different drive. CopyPod will do the job effortlessly.Read More
Monthly Archives: October 2005
Two Chinese Boys…
Two Chinese lads (You Tube video page) larking about lip-synching tunes. Funny. [via Metafilter]Read More
Worst press release, EVER!
A while ago I received what is unquestionably the worst official press release I have ever received in all my years as a journalist. A release so bad that it actually transcends dreadful and moves into the realm of something beautiful. And so, in the way of things, I must now bring it to your attention, especially since I know that a number of colleagues in the ‘trade’ read the Ferret and may appreciate it. Just be thankful that this is not your company. Click to read the…Read More
Zen and the art of waking up.
The Zen Alarm Clock. Doesn’t actually do anything, just sits there contemplating why the sound of one bell ringing doesn’t make a tree fall in the forest. Or something. Oh OK, it has a ‘mindfulness bell’, which dongs just once then waits politely for a few minutes. My version is much better though, isn’t it? $139.95. Oh, and maybe you don’t need an alarm clock at all? In addition to its use as an alarm clock, The Zen Timepiece also serves…Read More
iShare, you share MP3.
The iShareMP3 Mini. Apparently this is the world’s first MP3 player/FM radio and voice recorder with infrared IrDa file transfer functionality for moving tracks from device to device (and elsewhere?). Up to 1GB capacity, 20 hour battery, 16Mbps transfer rate and a hard disk version on the way? Priced from £69.00. Gosh, the music industry will be pleased.Read More
The R/C Tarantula Spider. A gift that just keeps on giving. $24.95. Nothing itsy-bitsy about this spider! Send shivers down the spines of your family and neighbors when they see this giant, hairy tarantula crawling toward them! Remote-control spider is so real — each of his 8 legs moves independently! Creeps forward, left or rightRead More
The Carry Freedom City Trailer. Pretty cool portable trailer [a tad tautological? – Ed] which you can use as a suitcase, folding bike holder etc etc. £245.00 but neat nonetheless. The 12″ wheels glide over obstacles like stairs or kerbs, while the trolley wheels mounted on the frame allow the City to slip sideways through narrow gaps like turnstiles. Strap your folding bike on top of the frame whilst carrying luggage in the bag. The handle folds for quick stowage,…Read More
Never raced or rallied…
Race on (Quicktime video). What happens when a £300,000 rally tuned Ford Focus car takes on a modified HPI R40 R/C model car? Arf!Read More
Handheld console viruses.
Just received a press release from Panda Software saying that two Trojans designed specifically for the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP have been found. The Format.A and Tahen (variants A and B) Trojans can apparently overwrite critical files and delete firmware. Interestingly enough, people are only at risk if they load up unauthorised programs, stick to the manufacturer’s stuff and you’ll be all right (allegedly). Golly! You may need a virus scanner, eh? [Thanks Willem.] Even though users are unlikely to…Read More
Riya photo search.
Riya, the free photo service which lets you search through – and tag – your images face by face. Not hosting, note, just search and tag. Erm…if this works (and I’ll give it a go and report back later) this is potentially the single most awesome service to mankind since the invention of the wet wipe. As the site says – ‘We started this company after realizing that we had 1000’s of digital photos on our computer all labeled DSC0009.jpg,…Read More
Juicy Fruit Blog.
The Juicy Fruit Blog. Will someone please take that marketing person outside and put them out of their misery? Thank you. That was me today. I was the thing that didn’t belong. But I don’t care. I want that Juicy Fruit more today than ever. Who knew this pack of Juicy Fruit would take me to so many places? Man it scares me to think where I’ll end up next…Read More
Robby the Robot comes to play. The Official, Special Edition, seven foot high, animatronic, remote controlled Robby the Robot reproduction from the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet. Created from the original blueprints by little green blob-like creatures with furry antenna and suckers for mouths. Nah, just kidding. No joking about the price though – an alien attack inducing $49,999.95. [Thanks Jerry]. The robot is pre-programmed to deliver his famous lines from the original movie, and the remote control allows you to adjust…Read More
The Design Runner printer.
The Xyron Design Runner handheld printer. Print your own custom designs on fabrics wood and other exotic materials using Lexmark inkjet technology and ‘Design Discs’. $139.99 with a choice of 2 different colour ink cartridges at $39.99. Hmm…another printing ink grab hits the shelves. Using Lexmark print technology, this cordless, portable printer fits in the palm of a hand, giving consumers the ability to print directly on a variety of materials. With just the touch of a button it is…Read More
The Tri-Light. Loitering nervously around the back of the bike sheds, Juri digs out his three in one keychain LED light, UV banknote verifier and laser pointer, and concludes the sale of another of his vintage doodads to Mickael from No 32. £24.95.Read More
The Ergo Multi-Tripod.
The ErgoRest Multi Tripod Stand. Clever Finnish engineering offers up a multifunction tripod and camera stand in one. Clip on for vehicles, brace for chest, stand for macro and tripod for…well…tripody things. From £59.95. Using the stand, it is easy to place a video camera a bit on the side and direct the filming with the remote control, if the situation so demands (when filming at home, in meetings etc.). Also children’s games, dog training and other such situations…Read More