The USB Eye Massager. Not sure about you folks, but there’s no-chuffin’-way this Ferret is going to stick those implements anywhere near his eyes. Fancy colours or not. In fact, in certain parts of the globe, these things could be considered an offensive weapon, in every meaning of the phrase. Tshaw. This is the USB Eye Massager product used for the computer operator,who could relax the eye pressure becasue of long time sitting before the computer.It is smartly-designed with four…Read More
Monthly Archives: August 2006
Thinglink is a kind of Creative Commons barcode for anything you create. After you’ve created it, you can stick it onto your website, product or whatever you like to identify your artistry. Er..that’s it really. Neat idea. Thinglink.org is an open database where makers can register their work for free and create labels for their products. Crafters, artists, designers, producers, and other makers can use Thinglink to identify their products and document their work. We built Thinglink for makers, because…Read More
101 Groovy Gadget Sites.
101 Groovy Gadget Sites. So when the Ferret first started there were only about two gadget sites out there, and as far as we know not one blog. Well my dears, how times have changed, and not a week now goes by without us hearing about some new toy boy on the block. So here, to satisfy all those with a terminal passion for gadgets and gizmos, is our round-up of a fair number of the sites out there pandering to…Read More
Plug ‘n’ Play Cricket.
Plug ‘n’ Play Cricket. Cricket, for the sadly uninitiated, is that bizarre occupation whereby two teams of supposed grown ups can compete for days and still end up with a tied game. I mean, who came up with that genius proposal, eh? Anyhoo, through the miracle of technology, you can now play for weeks in your living room until death or a nearby Madonna concert intervene. Complete with bat, ball and a box full of infinite patience. You’re gonna need it. £39.95….Read More
Sheer Heart Attack.
The Four Minute Egg & Muffin Toaster. Well, if you gotta go, you might as well go with a good breakfast inside of ya, eh? $49.99. [Thanks Dan] A multi-function appliance, the Egg & Muffin Toaster can simultaneously: 1) toast two slices of bread, English muffin, bagel, croissant, etc., 2) cook an egg (poached or steam-scrambled), and 3) warm a pre-cooked slice of ham or sausage…or any combination of these three functions. The toaster’s intelligent “Egg/Toast” function directs steam cooking…Read More
Celery. Email without the crunch.
Celery. Email without a computer. This is either genius or insane and I have no idea which. From the site blurb it appears to be a colour fax machine service which is being marketed to senior citizens as a way of keeping up with family without having to install a computer. That’s the beauty of it. As Neil Grabowsky of the company emails me to say – ‘You and I don’t need Celery – our parents and grandparents do.’ And he…Read More
Naf Naf Clock Radio.
The Naf Naf Lys Clock Radio. This is what you call a fully loaded alarm radio. And a neato design too. FM radio, ‘sunrise effect’ lamp and alarm clock all in one. And…oh yes chillun’…it can also wake you up with nice nature sounds like Forest, Sea or Building Site Jack-Hammer (nah, just kidding). Around $85.00 in Danish to you, sir. Most clock radios are boaring to look at. But Naf Naf have managed to combine a cool design and great functionality so the…Read More
Printer Anywhere. Man, colour me frustrated. This appears to be one of the most innovative and downright useful applications I’ve come across in a long time and can I get it to work on my rig? Can I heck! Tsk. Basically it lets you set up any printer as a global shared unit, so you can literally print a document to that printer from anywhere you’ve got a web browser. It’s such a cool app my teeth are chattering. But…despite…Read More
The I-Con I Computer Desk.
The i-Con I Computer Desk. Integrate a computer into a sleek designer desk and what do you get? A strange and somewhat uncomfortable looking computing space? And it’s not even an Apple Mac inside. Tsk. Why a PC, why not a MAC? Although I am charmed by the design of the Macintosh computers, I realise that most people don’t have an Apple. Approximately 90% of the computer users work with a PC. Amongst them must be enough people that are sensitive…Read More
One Acre Mosquito Killer.
The One Acre Mosquito Killer. Well sir, if you really wish to exterminate large volumes of the indigenous insect population, may one suggest that you do it properly? That way you’ll really be able to tweak the tail of that nasty old environmental tiger. Would sir like it gift wrapped? $499.95. Unlike temporary measures such as candles or harsh chemical sprays, the Mosquito Magnet provides a more permanent solution to biting insects. Developed over 14 years of intense research the silent, odorless, mess-free…Read More
The Touchless Home Urinal. I mean, even leaving aside the weirdness of installing a man’s urinal in your house and home, a touchless version? C’mon, guys and gals, isn’t that taking things a little far? What message are we sending to little Johnny here, that our bathrooms are just one step away from the public library? Well it’s your $887.77, OK? The streamlined design of the Bardon Touchless urinal makes it a functional and stylish addition for any application. Constructed…Read More
Veneer Panel Lights.
Veneer Panel Lights. LEDs making patterns through veneer grained panels. Is it art? Does it excite your cultural taste buds? Only time and a payment of £30.00 will tell. Soft fading LED patterns light up through a veneer grain creating a beautiful area of calming & slow illumination.Read More