PropertyRoom.com. Online auction of police seized and recovered equipment. You’ve got to admire a site which advertises Hot Pursuit Specials, haven’t you? Today’s law enforcement agencies have property rooms full of stolen or forfeited goods. The rightful owners are not easily identified, and once property is no longer needed as evidence, it must be disposed of properly. Enter Property Room. Founded and managed by former police officers, Property Room harnesses the power of the Internet to quickly move items out…Read More
Monthly Archives: June 2006
USB Hub Clock. Hubs with ducks, hubs with fish, hubs with keyboards, why not one with a clock? Why not indeed. From £9.57 in quantity.Read More
Dry as a bone.
The UV Shoe Dryer. You stumble across it in the hallway; inert, menacing, inscrutable. You panic, just for a moment, remember the death of Obi-Wan, but then pull yourself together and slip the mechanism smoothly and confidently into place. Ah, it’s good to be alive. £39.95. On your skiing holidays, hiking tours, after working in the garden or that autumn walk: however damp your shoes may be at the end of the day, they will be dry and warm by…Read More
The PixelMagic MB100 HD Mediabox. High definition HDD media player which beams music, HD video, photos, DVD up to 1080p resolution. It’s got LAN, HDMI, USB and uncle tom cobbly an’ all, so it’s ready to rock. And probably roll. Priced at $360.00. [Thanks Aaron] HD MediaBox is designed with high quality audio playback in mind. Equipped with 24-bit/192KHz audio DAC from Analog Devices Inc, low noise Op Amps from Burr-Brown (famous for their clean output and ultra-low distortion characteristics)…Read More
Picture editing a go-go.
OK, here’s a tale of three online photo editing services. Which one will survive and thrive? Time will tell. 1. Picture2Life. Rough, ready, Flikr type interface, effects, collage. 2. SnipShot. Slicker, big images, only very basic tools so far. 3. Cellsea. Super slick, huge stack of tools, ambitious, impressive.Read More
QuikMaps. Another lovely idea. A Google Map that anyone can annotate and use on their site, send to their friends, for business etc etc. You can even save multiple maps for different purposes. Very nicely done and free. Bookmark it!Read More
Bada Bing, Bada Boom?
I was just leafing through my old email archives and I came across a piece that I wrote in January 2000 but which I didn’t pitch to my editor and so was never published. It was inspired by a friend of mine who told me he was setting up an online estate agency. He had no clue about property, not much more idea about business, but was determined not to get left behind in the IPO frenzy of the dot…Read More
MuseStorm – AJAX Desktop tutorial – Overview
AJAX tutorial. How to create your own Ajax homepage, step by step.Read More
The VersaCharger. Ingenious little dual mode charger for your USB appliances. Either plug it into yer auto-mobile cigar lighter socket, or into an electrical socket. Mind you, it’s not compatible with a long list of products, including a lotta iPods, Blackberry PDA phones, and some Canon cameras. So caveat emptor. $19.99. It allows you to plug your USB-powered device into either a car 12V outlet or a standard wall socket. So, all the convenience of USB power can be fully…Read More
Flash Blue Phone.
The new Mplat F4K. Flash memory drive meets VoIP phone meets Bluetooth dongle. So now not only can you carry around your Skype or SIP phone from computer to computer, but you can hook it up to your Bluetooth headset at the same time for wireless calls. Instant freedom to walk and talk, peeps. $39.90 for the 128 MB version. Ugly colours though, eh? The FlashPhone F4K is a USB personal communicator for internet VoIP software, the FlashPhone have embedded…Read More
USB Retro Lamp.
USB Retro Lamp. Look, you don’t want one of them thar fancy modern USB lamps, you need something with a bit of style. A little sassy, a little Parisien boudoir. Know what I mean? Purple or orange with 6 LED lights. And hey, it’ll be a wow when you drag it out one evening in the business lounge at Dallas airport. $10.00. Are you tired of using those normal and traditonal desk lamps? Let’s try this USB Retro Lamp which design…Read More
InvisibleShield. Screen and body shield for your preciouses, but with a difference. It comes with a lifetime guarantee. Scratch happens on your protector, protector is replaced. From around $24.95. invisibleSHIELD screen protector comes with a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. If your invisibleSHIELD screen protector ever does get scratched, we will replace it, for FREE. Pay once, protect forever. FREE Shipping for a limited time only!Read More
MozbBackup. Backup your Firefox bookmarks, extensions, history etc. Free and pretty useful if you are a Firefox power user (although I had to say that it failed to backup my 38 + extensions, and just stalled). Nevertheless definitely worth a look. MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles. It allows you to backup and restore bookmarks, mail, contacts, history, extensions, cache etc. It’s easy way to do Firefox…Read More
Doggie Donny Web Cam.
The Doggie Donny USB Web Cam and Wrist Cushion. Now don’t know about you, but where I come from this could constitute animal cru-el-ty. Making a poor puppy take VGA pictures of my face all day. Tsk. $23.00. Hello! Everybody! My name is Donny. I am a little dog which is a lovely USB web cam and a wrist cushion too! My nose is the web camera so that users can communicate with their family and friends through it. My…Read More
The Limited Edition Independence Day DecoDock. A red white and blue iPod charging appliance that says a dang sight more about your love of country than maybe you can handle. Cap’n, strike up the band and don’t stop till morning, gol’durn it. $31.99. Presenting the Independence Day DecoDock, a limited edition red, white and blue DecoDock to celebrate our nation’s independence. This special edition DecoDock has a white base with bright red and blue LEDs, and provides users with a simple, artistic…Read More