Monthly Archives: December 2005

Gadgets December 8, 2005 posted by

Sky Caddie.

Sky Caddie GPS Golf Rangefinder. Using a massive amount of state of the art satellite technology to let you know your game sucks! $349.95.  Using a powerful microprocessor, GPS, and satellite-based accuracy enhancement technology, the SkyCaddie automatically calculates, as you move, distances to up to forty targets per hole simultaneously in less than a second. You will already have your number when you get to your ball.

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Gadgets December 8, 2005 posted by

Light fingered.

Light Fingers. Hey, now you can be called light fingered and not stress about it. Yeah well, it was just a thought. Anyhoo, this is a personal wrist-borne light show which looks like it might be fun. For about 10 minutes. $19.95. [Via Book of Joe]

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Recommended December 8, 2005 posted by

Great Scott, it’s a jacket.

The Scott eVest Milan. You’re kidding? You mean there’s now a geek gadget jacket that actually looks half reasonable? That can carry more electronics in its 41 hidden pockets and lining than Inspector (The Grand Master!) Gadget hi’self? No way. Way? Just don’t end up in the wrong part of town, OK? $450.00.  The jacket offers European styling in rich, chocolate brown leather. There is no exterior branding, other than subtle SeVs on the antique brass zipper pulls. The Milan…

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Mobile Tech December 8, 2005 posted by

The Flamingo Earphone.

The Cellpoint Flamingo. The folks at Cellpoint are claiming that their new Bluetooth wireless headset with ‘patented Earclick’ is one of the lightest and most comfortable of its kind on the market. Well at 11g, it’s certainly light, and it’s got to be more comfortable than the abominable BlueSpoon I checked out a while ago (and which I never got working despite the company sending me two of the things). So maybe it’s worth a look-see?  The Flamingo’s lightweight and…

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Gadgets December 8, 2005 posted by

The Soundproof Mic.

The Soundproof Microphone. You want to practice your Karaoke don’t you? And not wake the neighbours? Well don’t argue, just grab one of these puppies and be amazed as you sing like a canary, without the divorce. Around $68.00.

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hardware December 8, 2005 posted by

The Air Hub.

The Nakano Air Hub. The world’s first auto inflating tyre pump. The rotation of the wheel keeps the pump pumping which keeps the tyre optimally inflated. Or something like that. Sounds good whatever, although not sure whether it can prevent flats.

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Free Software December 8, 2005 posted by

Qnext – next generation P2P?

Qnext. A Peer to Peer application suite offering an interesting round up of products under the P2P banner. Universal chat client, photo sharing, remote music streaming, audio chat and video conferencing, file transfer, online gaming, IRC, remote access tool. There, that’s enough to be going on with for now, run along and play.

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Mobile Tech December 7, 2005 posted by

The Teddyphone.

The Teddyphone. The world’s first ever 100% free mobile phone for kids. No screen, 10x lower radiation than conventional handsets, four speed dial buttons, child monitor for a sneaky listen, SOS button and an optional built in tracking service. Oh and did we mention it’s free apart from call charges? Grab ‘em young and they’re yours forever, my friend.  New mobile phone tracking technology allows you to send KidsOK a two-word text whenever you wish, wait a few seconds and receive…

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Fun & Games December 7, 2005 posted by

The Body Motion Music Machine.

The Body Motion Music Machine. Take one ‘high quality digital camera’, throw in some motion tracking software and a software synthesizer and you’ve got a fun way to exhaust the kids this Xmas. Just make ‘em stand in front of the thing a-bobbin’ an’ a-weavin’ for an hour or two, and they should just about be ready for bed. $129.95.  Built into a colorful piano-designed stand, the camera tracks body motion in real time, converting each arm wave, leg kick, and…

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Gadgets December 7, 2005 posted by

TV Watch.

The TV Watch. Hmm…it looks as though they’ve updated the veteran Dick Tracy wrist gadget for fashionistas by making it smaller and brighter. Or maybe we’re just a sucker for a clever promo shot. Anyway yours for a mere $207.69/£129.00.  The TV antenna has been very cleverly inserted into the headphones, just plug ’em in and tune in to your favourite programme. Blisteringly simple to use, the TV Watch will play for an hour on a full charge, and three hours when used with…

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Fun & Games December 7, 2005 posted by

Sumo Robot Kit.

The Sumo Robot Kit. Designed to crush, mutilate and humiliate the opposition. Give one to your child immediately. $49.95.  The super warrior, SUMO ROBOT, can be controlled to assail and overpower its opponent or retreat to prepare for battle. An infrared sensor beam is emitted when detecting an opponent. Upon detection, it instructs the brain of SUMO to charge, thereby creating a bonafide wrestling match!

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Gadgets December 7, 2005 posted by

USB 5.1 audio Adapter.

And now, ladies and gennlemen, the teeny tiny gadget of the week award goes to the 5:1 USB 2.0 Audio Adapter with microphone jack. Smaller than a busted flush, prettier than a drunken boxer, cheaper than an Algerian ex-prime minister. $9.95.  Eliminate the need for a traditional sound card with this USB to Audio adapter. Real USB plug & play to upgrade any on-board soundcard to 5.1 Digital Surround Sound without any hardware installation. Connect a speaker or headphone directly to the…

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Free Software December 7, 2005 posted by

SightSpeed.

SightSpeed. PC and Mac video phone. Free offers cool features, Pro version offers storage, and other conferencing goodies for $4.95 a month. Not sure about subscription models for this type of stuff unless it offers a remarkable level of added value over freebies. But it’s got a heavyweight management team, so what do I know?  SightSpeed is the only service to deliver voice and video at 30 frames per second over broadband and Wi-Fi without delay — providing clear, precise, natural…

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Bookmark This! December 7, 2005 posted by

Ringbits.

Ringbits. The ringtone search engine. What it says on the label. About 1.35 million of the little blighters indexed around the world. Can’t stand ‘em meself. Noisy little things. Harrumph!

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